The world of audio engineering is still disproportionally male; however, more women than ever are “manning the boards”. Join this panel of talented female engineers as share their valuable insight into the creative and technical aspects of their work and their experience in the world of music production.
Hailed for her impeccable attention to finessing low-end and her command of balancing live instruments, Grammy-winning sound engineer Jaclyn Sanchez is bringing back analog into the mix.
Known for her energetic and present demeanor, Jaclyn was coined Jackie BOOM by legendary drummer Steve Jordan during a Bettye LaVette session. The name “Jackie BOOM” captures the essence of her ability to blend analog with a pop sound for a sonic experience that knocks like a hit record.
She has worked with music icons including Lauryn Hill, Anderson Paak, Common, and Dee Dee Bridgewater, and her credits include a Grammy-win for album of the year with Jon Batiste, two Grammy nominations for her work with H.E.R. and a Latin Grammy win with Cultura Profetica.
In 2009 Jaclyn received a scholarship to attend the Music Production & Engineering program at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and after graduating in 2013, Jackie moved to New York City where she began working with producer/bassist Jerry Barnes, of the band Chic, at the iconic Avatar Studios. It was with Barnes that she created the foundation for her sensibilities as an engineer. In 2014 was when she developed the nuances of analog sound after assisting on sessions with Grammy-winning engineer and producer Ben Kane and later with legendary Grammy-winning producer and engineer Russell Elevado (Jay-Z, The Roots, Alicia Keys.)
Her musical sensibilities as a musician and artist combined with her work as a sound engineer have given Jackie the sonic edge when it comes to coaching artists within the creative process. It seems only natural that new, independent artists seek her out for creating that “hit song” experience.
In addition to her work as one of the top sound engineers in the music industry, Jackie is an advocate for strengthening community and sharing her personal and professional experiences to help others. She has taught and spoken for organizations like the Woodshed Network, WAMCon and Berklee College of Music.