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Phil Tan and Miles Walker, both of whom are winners of multiple Grammy awards for their engineering and mixing work, recently met with students at SAE Institute's Atlanta campus.
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Phil Tan and Miles Walker, both of whom are winners of multiple Grammy awards for their engineering and mixing work, recently met with students at SAE Institute's Atlanta campus. They discussed the current state of the music industry, and how changes in studio technology have affected their recording and mixing techniques.
"Phil and I covered a lot of the technical details of mixing and tracking records, but we mostly focused on answering the students' questions," says Walker, who's a graduate of Boston's Berklee College of Music. "I find that SAE students are on top of their game, and very focused on getting the most out of their concentrated curriculum, which packs a lot of information into a short time frame. The questions that they asked showed that they know their stuff."
Walker has won Grammys for his engineering work with Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Usher. He has also worked as an engineer on records for Katy Perry, Britney Spears, and Wiz Khalifa. Tan, a graduate of Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL, has won Grammys for his work as a mix engineer for Mariah Carey, Ludacris, and Rihanna. He has mixed and/or recorded 26 singles that have reached Number One on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, and 16 singles that have reached Number One on the UK Singles Chart.
"My current assistant, Daniela Rivera, is a SAE grad," says Tan, who does his mixing work in his studio The Ninja
Beat Club. "Her ability to deliver exactly what I've needed over the past three years is validation of the quality of SAE's Audio Technology Program."
Walker's recent projects include mixes for T.I., Betty Who, Australian artist Guy Sebastian, Rich Gang, and Young Thug. Tan has been busy with mixes for Conor Maynard, k-os, Rose Gray, JoJo, Katy Tiz, Kesington Kross, Polyna, Bleona Qereti, Ty$, and newcomer Hallie Jackson.
"With SAE Atlanta's weekly seminars, we introduce prominent producers, engineers, mixers, and music business leaders to our Audio Technology Students," says SAE Atlanta Associate Director
of Career Services Brad McDonald. "These presentations and workshops provide students with valuable real world knowledge, excellent networking opportunities, and professional development to help make them career-ready once they graduate."