First WEDNESDAYS presents Joel Iwataki, Al Schmitt, and Tommy Vicari

February 9, 2017

ASMAC is excited to present THREE world famous recording and mix engineers! Joel Iwataki, Al Schmitt, and Tommy Vicari will discuss their insight on working with arrangers, composers and orchestrators! 


Wednesday, March 1, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Moderated by Gayle Levant

@ Musician’s Local 47
817 Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90038

FREE for Members & $10 Guests; Free Parking

Topics include:

Tips and tricks for arrangers, composers and orchestrators.
How a recording engineer can help you.
How you can help an recording engineer.
Preparing for a recording session.
Technology and acoustic recording.
Combining various orchestral and electronic elements.
When is instrument separation important –
when should it be avoided.
Working with virtual orchestras and sample libraries.
The final mix process and preparing stems.
Virtual plugins.

Much Much More !!! 

Al Schmitt

22 Grammy Awards
Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
160 Gold and Platinum Albums
Partial list:  Frank Sinatra, Henry Mancini, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Miles Davis; Jefferson Airplane, Jackson Browne, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, Steely Dan. Barbra Streisand, Natalie Cole, Madonna, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Diana Krall, Celine Dion, Paul McCartney, Michael Bublè.

Joel Iwataki

1 Emmy Award
4 CAS nominations with 2 wins

Recording and mixing music for over 150 films. Partial list: Elliot Goldenthal “Alien3”, “Batman Forever”, “Titus”, and the Oscar winning score for “Frida”; John Corigliano’s Oscar winning score for “The Red Violin”, Michael Giacchino’s “Rogue One, Jurassic World”, “Star Trek Into Darkness”, “Star Trek Beyond”. Additionally “Batman Forever”, “Die Hard with a Vengeance”, “King Kong”, “Rambo”, “Fast & Furious”, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, “Iron Man 3”, and “Zootopia” to name a few.

Tommy Vicari

6 Grammy nominations with 2 Grammy Awards
18 Emmy Nominations
6 Emmy Awards
Partial list: Billy Preston, Prince, George Duke, Jeffrey Osborne, Philip Bailey, Quincy Jones, Barbra Streisand, Sammy Nestico, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band. Academy Awards, Six Feet Under, The Newsroom, Angels in America, Behind the Candelabra, “Phantom of the Paradise”, “Finding Nemo” “Wall-E”, “Road to Perdition”, “Lemony Snicket’s, a Series of Unfortunate Events”,  “Saving Mr. Banks”, “The Judge”, “He Named Me Malala”, “Bridge of Spies”, “Finding Dory”, “Passengers”, “The Big Short”, “Moonlight”.

Gayle Levant (moderator)

Virtuoso Harpist and one of Hollywood’s most recorded studio musicians.

Partial List: Barbra Streisand, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, The Carpenters, Joni Mitchell, Barry Manilow, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Rod Stewart, Michael Bublé, Happy Days, Love American Style, Laverne and Shirley, Fantasy Island, Dallas, Falcon Crest, Hotel, Knot’s Landing, The Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Lost, the Academy Awards, Oscars, “The Bucket List” and countless other feature films.


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