GRAMMY®-nominated guitarist, songwriter and producer Danny Kortchmar attended the recent 147th Audio Engineering Society Convention in New York City, which took place on Oct. 16-19 at the Jacob Javits Center. Kortchmar contributed to two panel events—“Triple Threat: The Art, Production & Technology of Making Music” on Thursday, Oct. 17, and “How We Make Music—Crossing the Decades from Analog to Digital” on Friday, Oct. 18.
In “Triple Threat,” Kortchmar was joined by co-presenter Steve Jordan and moderator Paul Verna. Kortchmar and Jordan discussed all aspects of making music both creatively and technically. The two presenters have been frequent collaborators over the years, and they shared their collected secrets and experiences, digital and analog, then and now.
In “How We Make Music,” Kortchmar was joined by co-panelists Eddie Kramer, Tom Lord-Alge and Dave Way, and moderator Chris Lord-Alge. Attendees heard from these recording engineers and producers on the techniques they use from analog to digital and how they connect the dots of the past, present, and future of creative technology, including the major transition into Pro Tools and other digital audio interfaces.
Danny Kortchmar has played, produced, and written for James Taylor, Don Henley, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, and Jackson Browne, among many others. As a songwriter, Kortchmar has either written alone or collaborated with numerous artists, penning tracks such as Don Henley’s “Dirty Laundry,” “All She Wants to Do Is Dance,” and “New York Minute,” as well as Jackson Browne’s “Somebody’s Baby” and “Shaky Town,” to name a few.