Alan Parsons, the engineer behind Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon and the producer who led the Alan Parsons Project, will keynote the 22nd annual Parsons Audio Expo.
Nominated for 11 Grammys, Parsons got his start in the industry at Abbey Road Studios, where he worked on the Beatles albums Abbey Road and Let It Be. After engineering albums by Wings and The Hollies, he earned his first Grammy nomination for his work on The Dark Side of the Moon. Thinking he could take a role on record albums similar to that of directors on feature films, he formed The Alan Parsons Project, producing and engineering a string of albums with songwriter and musician Eric Woolfson between 1973 and 2007. He also wrote the video series and book Art & Science of Sound Recording.
Also speaking in a session at this year’s Expo will be mastering engineer Bill Ludwig. More presentations are set to be announced in the coming weeks. More than 60 manufacturers of audio products exhibited in the Expo Hall last year, Parsons Audio said.
The 2018 Parsons Audio Expo will take place November 7 at the Hilton Boston/Dedham in Dedham, MA. The event is free, but Parsons Audio asks that attendees pre-register at the Parsons Audio Expo website to guarantee admission.