Prof. Klotz discusses ‘old school’ recording industry vet

In his Philadelphia basement, Daoud Shaw, a veteran music producer, tries to capture the spirit of live performance in his studio by having the musicians play together, instead of combining it all together in post-production.

Jack Klotz, assistant professor of media studies and production and director of the recording industry concentration, told WHYY Newsworks that there is “a lot of sympathy around the industry” for his techniques.

“Music really, at its heart, is an emotional event. It’s this soul-to-soul communication that sort of happens and it happens in this ever-changing instant. And the biggest thrill one of us gets is when we get to capture one of those things,” Klotz told Newsworks.

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