Job Title: Manager, Executive Producer and Engineer
Company: Central Sound at EIGHT, Arizona PBS
Status: Full Member
Member since: 1997
AES Committee: Education
Technical Committees: Archiving Restoration and Digital Libraries, Broadcast and Online Delivery, Spatial Audio
Section: Los Angeles
Unofficial Alt. Section: Central Arizona
Company Website: http://www.centralsound.net
Personal Website: http://www.alexkosiorek.com
Facebook Address: http://www.facebook.com/tigerific
LinkedIn Address: http://www.linkedin.com/in/alexkosiorek
Twitter Name: @askaudio
Alex Kosiorek has been Manager of the KBAQ Production Studio, d.b.a. Central Sound at EIGHT since 2012. Alex specializes in projects and initiatives that promote excellence utilizing advanced production techniques. His expertise incorporates codec implementation including online streaming, surround sound, loudness management, live broadcasting, direction of short and long form broadcast productions, systems design and copyright compliance. With a wide-ranging leadership history, Alex has had complete oversight of recording productions, end-to-end management of production facilities, coordination of design teams, and close affiliation with dozens of recognized arts institutions.
Alex earned his degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, with supplemental graduate education from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Bowling Green State University. Early career highlights include engineering for the former Radio Smithsonian, post-producing the programs 'Folkmasters' and 'Jazz Smithsonian.' Following his work with the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, he became the first Audio Engineer Fellow for the New World Symphony, under Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas, recording the symphony's European Tour in 5.1 surround, in the great halls of Europe such as the Barbican, the Concertgebouw, and the Konzerthaus in Vienna. Later becoming the Audio Recording and Radio Media Production Supervisor for Arizona Public Media, he developed an expertise in audio codec utilization, system design & audio processing, producing one of the 1st high-quality classical Internet streams, while optimizing the audio infrastructure and boosting audience growth.
In 2002, Kosiorek became the Audio Recording and Mastering Engineer for the Corbett Studio at Cincinnati Public Radio, where he was Lead Engineer for the surround recordings and broadcasts of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, May Festival Chorus and Cincinnati Opera. He conducted in-depth tests of surround sound delivery systems and was instrumental in creation of the first U.S. radio station to initiate surround programing.
Appointed Director of the Recording Services at the Cleveland Institute of Music ("CIM") in 2006, he oversaw the modernization of the department, enhancing services to include high-definition audio and video production, surround as well as online digital media. Alex led a design team to complete CIM's Conrad Studio, the first THX PM3 Certified studio in a music conservatory worldwide. In addition, CIM become the first conservatory to launch multi-platform mobile applications (apps) during his tenure.
Having worked on numerous national projects, Alex contributes to trade publications as well as the Audio Engineering Society and National Association of Broadcasters as a presenter and/or panelist, and as such is regularly contracted as a consultant.
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