Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it will sponsor "Al Schmitt & Friends: AES Roundtable of Award-Winning Engineers" at the 133rd Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention, to be held at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco later this month. The roundtable, which is free to registered AES attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis, will cover a range of recording-related topics and includes some of the biggest names in audio production: Elliot Scheiner (Foo Fighters, Eric Clapton), Ed Cherney (Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones), George Massenburg (Earth Wind & Fire, James Taylor), Chuck Ainlay (Mark Knopfler, Dire Straits) and Frank Filipetti (Foreigner, KISS). The roundtable will be hosted by 21-time Grammy-winning engineer and producer Al Schmitt and is being presented as part of Sennheiser's Recording Sound Academy (RSA) program. Admission to the event at the convention is free for all AES attendees. For those not able to attend, the event will be recorded and posted online at the Recording Sound Academy (RSA) and AES websites. The archived video can be viewed free for all RSA and AES members, and just $9.95 for non-members. To learn more or to sign up for RSA, please visit http://www.sennheiserrsa.com.Details on time and locationWhen: Friday, October 26, 2012 between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. PDTWhere: 133rd AES Convention, San Francisco Moscone Convention Center Special Events Room #134 Topics covered at the roundtable will include:Understanding the differences of recording at home, in a project studio and in a larger traditional studioHow to effectively record drums How and when to use effectsTechniques for vocal thickeningObstacles that were encountered and resolved during the recording of classic albumsDiplomacy in the studio with artists, executives and other stakeholdersDuring the presentation, the panel will answer questions both in person and those posted by RSA members from the RSA forum page. Register for the Online Recording Sound AcademyBy registering for Sennheiser's Online Recording Sound Academy, participants have the opportunity to have two of their own mixes critiqued by award-winning engineers, in addition to having access to live and archived webinars and other special events featuring well-known artists and producers. Members can also access exclusive tutorial videos and receive a free copy of CuBase LE5 mixing software as well as the chance to win a Neumann U 87 studio microphone. Photo caption: Al Schmitt, 21-time Grammy-winning engineer and producer (image courtesy Capitol Studios).