Join Leslie Ann Jones, Director of Music Recording and Scoring at Skywalker Sound as she engages us in thoughtful dialogue around high-resolution audio and the promise to deliver. Music recording and music delivery have changed a great deal in the past few years. While recording technology was once limited by computer processing power and hard drive storage, now it is possible to record modern music of all genres using many tracks and have the same work flow but the sound at a much higher quality.
While the CD was the ultimate in convenience it was also the new shiny object (literally) that captured our attention for many years. And that begat the war between convenience and sound quality. Now with High Resolution audio files available through several distributors and CD quality streaming (Tidal) the tables have turned back to high quality audio. Does it matter?
A recording and mixing engineer and record producer for over 30 years, Leslie has held staff positions at ABC Recording Studios in Los Angeles, the Automatt Recording Studios in San Francisco, Capitol Studios in Hollywood, and now Skywalker sound where she continues her career recording and mixing music for records, films, video games and television.
She is a past Chair of The Recording Academy’s Board of Trustees and is the recipient of 4 Grammy Awards, including 2 for Best Engineered Album-Classical. She serves on the Advisory Boards of Institute for Musical Arts, Ex’pression College for Digital Arts, and is an Artistic Advisor to the new Technology and Applied Composition degree program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.