Meeting Report: June 2023 – Alex Stinson on Modern Classical Music Production

On Monday 19th June, the Melbourne Section of the AES held our regular bi-monthly meeting.

It was another in-person event held at ABC Melbourne’s Southbank Studios.

Alex Stinson, a senior ABC Classical Music Producer, Recording Engineer and Editor welcomed a capacity group of twenty members and guests for a short tour of the venue’s music facilities, starting at the main orchestral recording space, the Iwaki Auditorium (Studio 355), moving through the other production facilities and recording spaces, and ending up at Studio 356, where he presented to us on the topic of:

Modern Classical Music Production

Techniques, challenges, and workflow

Photo of Alex Stinson in the Iwaki Auditorium
Alex describes the process of recording in the Iwaki Auditorium – Photo Rod Staples

Alex described their approach to classical music recording, starting with a description of the process of orchestral recording, and then moving on to recording smaller ensembles, duets and solo pieces.

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