Martin Pilchner is the founding partner of Pilchner Schoustal International Inc. His company has been responsible for well over 500 recording, film, and broadcast facilities worldwide. Pilchner Schoustal is known for a high level of design with unique and functional solutions over a broad range of media facility demands. Martin, with a background in electronic engineering, audio engineering and architecture, has been designing and realizing studio facilities for over 30 years. His passion for detail and enthusiam for the industry drives his pursuit of meaningful acoustic architecture.
Committed to education, Martin has developed and conducted acoustics courses at many post-secondary institutions, most notably Harris Institute for the Arts, where he has served as the Associate Director of the Producing / Engineering program since 1992. Martin has been a guest speaker for many groups including addresses made to the Audio Engineering Society, York University, University of Toronto, the Faculty of Architecture at Ryerson University, Fanshawe College, Recording Arts Canada; The International Council of Fine Arts Deans (IFCAD), and ARIDO.
Martin has been involved in joint acoustic research on predictive analysis of surround sound environments. The research was presented at the International Conference on Spatial Sound Reproduction April 10-12, 1999. Martin presented several papers at the Architecture-Music-Acoustics Conference in 2006 including “Phenomenology of Studio Performance Spaces” and “Acoustic Rationalism”. Martin has also lectured at McGill University for their Variable Acoustics workshop in 2011 and Laval Universite for the ARP 2013 conference about studio design.
Martin has co-authored the noted acoustic analysis software “Acoustic-X” which was in use for many years by leading consultants and universities world-wide.
Tony Maserati is an American record producer and audio engineer who has worked with many mainstream artists including Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Jason Mraz, James Brown, Mariah Carey, Notorious BIG, Black Eyed Peas, Destiny’s Child, R. Kelly, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Puff Daddy, and Tupac Shakur.
His work encompasses worldwide sales in excess of 100 million units. He won a Grammy Award for his work on Beyoncé Knowles’ No. 1 single, “Crazy In Love”, a Latin Grammy Award for Sérgio Mendes’s Timeless (2006), and has eight additional Grammy nominations.
Maserati attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts for production and engineering. He relocated to New York City during the early days of the record making business in New York City, and was trained by the technical and engineering staff of legendary Sigma Sound Studios as well as the steady stream of R&B, Dance and Rock luminaries who booked the rooms there.
According to Sound on Sound, Maserati helped to define the sound of New York hip-hop and R&B through his mixes: a “huge low end and a smooth, velvety high”, and an “outhouse on the bottom, penthouse on the top”, according to Mix magazine.
Maserati uses both analog and digital technology, and has worked with manufacturers to test, create, distribute and promote quality audio solutions for the market.
Maserati’s brand is international; He speaks and teaches regularly both in the United States and abroad.