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Adele, Beyonce Engineer to Share Insights with OU Students

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The Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies will welcome acclaimed recording engineer Andrew Scheps for an interactive Skype Q&A session on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.

Scheps has had a role in shaping some of the most important recordings of the last two decades and has a passion for the craft of engineering music. His work can be heard on major releases such as Adele’s 21, Jay-Z’s “99 Problems”, Hozier’s Take Me To Church and The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Stadium Arcadium, as well as on seminal releases from Beyonce, Lana Del Ray and the Zac Brown Band, just to name a few.

Scheps has a storied career and, as such, has collaborated with some of the biggest acts in music history including Metallica, Johnny Cash, U2, Weezer, Black Sabbath and Green Day. As a multiple-Grammy winner, he has played a significant role in shaping the sound of popular music and has partnered with legendary producers such as Rick Rubin, Don Was and Rob Cavallo.

Scheps started as a musician, but found that what he enjoyed most was working behind the scenes. This led him to study recording at the University of Miami. After graduating, he spent time working for Synclavier, and then on the road with Stevie Wonder as a keyboard tech. He later went on to work with Michael Jackson as a live sound engineer.

But in time he found his home in the studio, and since then has built an extensive career honing his craft on engineering and mixing.

“Andrew Scheps is a legend and a visionary in the music industry,” said Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies Lecturer Josh Antonuccio. “His career is nearly unparalleled in terms of his artistic integrity, passion for technical achievement, and the long-time partnership he’s built with Rick Rubin on numerous important records. This will be an incredible opportunity for Ohio University students to get first-hand insight and interaction with someone of his caliber.”

The live Q&A session will take place in Schoonover 450.