BOB LUDWIG
Bob Ludwig is a 10x Grammy, 2x Latin Grammy, Les Paul Award and 18x TEC Award winner.

As an 8-year-old child in South Salem, New York, Ludwig was so fascinated with his first tape recorder he used to make recordings of whatever was on the radio.

Ludwig is a classical musician by training, having obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, New York, where he was also involved in the sound department and played Principal Trumpet with the Utica Symphony Orchestra. Inspired by Phil Ramone when he came to the school to teach a summer recording workshop, he ended up working as his assistant for the course. Phil asked him if he would like to work at A&R Recording. Together, they did sessions on projects with The Band, Peter, Paul & Mary, Neil Diamond, Burt Bacharach etc.

After a few years at A&R, Ludwig received an offer from Sterling Sound becoming their first employee, where he eventually rose to become a Vice-President. After seven years at Sterling, he moved to Masterdisk, where he was Vice President and Chief Engineer. In 1992, Ludwig decided to take control over his career by starting his own record-mastering facility in Portland, Maine named Gateway Mastering.

His mastering credits are extensive, and include albums for many major classic artists, such as the Kronos Quartet, Steve Reich and rock acts, including Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Phish, Megadeth, Metallica, Gloria Estefan, Nirvana, The Strokes, Queen, U2, Guns N’ Roses, Tool, Simple Minds, Bryan Ferry, Tori Amos, Bonnie Raitt, Beck, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, the Bee Gees, Madonna, Supertramp, Will Ackerman, Pet Shop Boys, Radiohead, Elton John, Disney’s “Frozen” soundtrack and Daft Punk to name a few.


ADAM AYAN
Adam Ayan is a Grammy Award, 5x Latin Grammy Award, and TEC Award winning mastering engineer, who works at the world class mastering facility Gateway Mastering Studios in Portland, ME.

Adam has had the pleasure of mastering thousands of recordings in his career. His credits are diverse and exemplary – including recordings for superstar artists such as Paul McCartney, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, Lana del Rey, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, the Foo Fighters, the Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Kelly Clarkson, Juan Luis Guerra, Rush, Rascal Flatts, Pearl Jam, The Animals, and Keith Urban to name a few.

He has mastered many award winning recordings, including 36 Grammy Award winners. He has also won a Grammy Award, 5 Latin Grammy Awards, and a TEC (Technical Excellence and Creativity) Award himself. He has mastered over 100 Gold/Platinum/Multi-Platinum recordings to date, and many #1 singles and albums.

He is passionate about music, the art of mastering, and bringing every project to its fullest sonic potential.

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Video Recorded March 21, 2017

Host: Ray Routhier

Ray Routhier has been a features writer at the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram for 22 years, covering entertainment, pop culture and lifestyles. He’s interviewed authors (Tess Gerritsen, Stephen King and Richard Russo among them), as well as filmmakers, actors, politicians, historians, comedians, blueberry rakers, clam diggers, and toll takers. He’s been working for daily newspapers for 30 years, including the Beverly (Mass) Times and the Hartford Courant.

 


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