The all-star conversation will feature top engineers and GRAMMY winners Serban Ghenea (The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Pink, Bruno Mars), Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton (Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Beyoncé, Rihanna), Manny Marroquin (Bruno Mars, The Rolling Stones, Lizzo, Lady Gaga) and Ann Mincieli (Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Drake, Mariah Carey, Usher), and will be moderated by GRAMMY-nominated producer/songwriter/engineer Ivan Barias (Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Justin Timberlake) along with Maureen Droney, Senior Managing Director of the Recording Academy's P&E Wing. Barias is also a Recording Academy Trustee, and both Barias and Mincieli are co-chairs of the P&E Wing Steering Committee.
The webinar will be released to the public on the Recording Academy Facebook page on July 1 at 2:00 p.m. PDT (Facebook event link; Facebook Premiere link). The "Take Two" session will go deeper into tech talk than the first session, which took place on May 8.
"Our session on May 8 was a resounding success," stated Droney. "Continuing the dialog with part two was an easy decision to make and we’re fortunate to have the brilliant minds from the first session joining us again for the sequel. During the COVID-19 crisis, our industry is dealing with a lot of uncertainty. We hope it is helpful for the audio community to hear these top pros share their perspectives on working during these tumultuous times."