The Village Studios Hosts Women In Music's Shoptalk 102

The Village Studios, long recognized for promoting women’s careers in production, recently hosted the Los Angeles Chapter of Women In Music’s Shoptalk 102, the second in a series of workshops about the technical basics of audio recording and the terminology of the control room.

Moderated by producer Lenise Bent, and assisted by engineer Jasmine Mills, the panel was curated by The Village Studios manager Tina Morris and offered wisdom from veteran engineer/producers Vanessa Wormer and Alise Laymac, as well as insight from newer staff members Nicole Schmidt and Hannah Samuels.

Organizer Kathleen Wirt, who hosted Shoptalk 101 at 4th Street Recording, said “Most female artists are still working in studios with an all-male production crew and are hesitant to ask about the aspects of the process that they don’t fully understand. Shoptalk serves toempower female artists in their recording sessions by providing a safe space where they can ask women engineers and producers any question without judgment. The comments we had afterwards were universally and enthusiastically positive, with many attendees sharing their personal experiences and expressing how grateful they were for the knowledge they had gained.”

To connect with WIM, visit womeninmusic.org