Joe Ferla Retrospective


SPARS in cooperation with PMC presents A Joe Ferla Retrospective. Joe Ferla, a five-time Grammy Award recipient and renowned engineer to some of the best musicians in the industry, will be presenting tracks for listening from his extensive discography. After each track is played he will answer any questions regarding the track such as how he recorded the artist, which mics he used on what instrument, etc. Songs from artists such as Roberta Flack (that started his career off), David Sanborn, John Scofield, Eliane Elias, Dave Douglas, Christian McBride, Charlie Hunter and others will be featured in this unique listening experience.

Fri, Oct 18:  11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sat, Oct 19:  2:30 – 3:30 pm
Sun, Oct 20:  11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Room 1E06 at Javits Center (PMC Demo Room)

Here is the Joe Ferla Playlist used during the event.

About Joe Ferla:

Since 1971 Joe Ferla has engineered or produced hundreds of albums that include all genres of music and ensembles, from acoustic jazz trios to 70-piece orchestras. Ferla produced and engineered Roberta Flack’s number one single “The Closer I Get To You.” Ferla also engineered the innovative ABC television music show “Night Music” hosted by David Sanborn and mixed the “Much Music” television broadcast of Soul Asylum. Ferla received classical music training from Mannes College of Music/Guitar.


About PMC:

PMC was founded in 1990 by Peter Thomas of the BBC and Adrian Loader of FWO Bauch. The combination of knowledge and a life-long passion for the music led to the production of PMC’s first product – the BB5-A – an active main studio monitor. This design was snapped up by BBC Maida Vale and Metropolis Mastering and remains the world’s reference, used by Stevie Wonder’s Wonderland Studio, Prince, Hospital HDTV Broadcast London and for renowned classical labels such as Deutsche Grammophon, Decca and Harmonia Mundi.

PMC are one of the very few companies who have been awarded an Emmy® for their contribution to recording excellence. With film, it would be easier to list the blockbuster movies which did not use PMC during the process of music production and post, but titles include: Titanic, Die Another Day, Spiderman 3 and Pirates of the Caribbean and many more.


2 Responses to Joe Ferla Retrospective

  1. Johnny Rosen says:

    Hey Joe,
    You hired me many years ago to do sound for Roberta Flack. How are you?

    • Hi Johnny. Paul Christensen here… I have passed your comment on to SPARS President Kirk Imamura, who is handling Joe’s event. I am sure he will forward to Joe. Glad you are doing well. Best wishes…

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