AES Member Profile

Michael Carnes

Michael Carnes

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Audio Fields:

  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Software
  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Recording Industry - Home/Project Studio
  • Recording Industry - Post Production
  • Recording Industry - Film/Video Sound
  • Recording Industry - Game Audio
  • Broadcasting - Television Sound
  • Live Sound - Concert Sound

Job Duties:

  • Owner/Director
  • Author/Journalist/Technical Writer
  • Composer
  • Designer
  • DSP Engineer
  • Engineer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Software Designer


Lifelong musician, longtime software designer. Founder of Exponential Audio, now providing high-end reverberation plugins for music, broadcast and post-production.
Also known as the designer of all Lexicon high-end algorithms from 1995 till 2012. Interests in astronomy, alpine hiking, photography and classical recording.

Non-AES Awards & Award Nominations

Nominee for 2014 CAS Technical Achievement Award.

Education Background

M.A. in Music Composition from Boston University.
B.M. in Music Composition from Berklee College.

Special studies in computer music at M.I.T. Extension course in Artificial Intelligence from Northeastern University.

Employment History

Currently operating as founder/developer of Exponential Audio, beginning in 2012.

Previous employment with Harman (Lexicon), Atex, Verbex, Analogic. Also occasional DSP contracting work (no longer accepting contracts).

Related Experience

Lifelong musician and technologist.

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