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Multi-Platinum Engineer Young Guru Profiled In AES Convention Doc

Young Guru at 133rd AES Convention

Young Guru at 133rd AES Convention

Multi-Platinum engineer/producer Young Guru was highly visible at the recent 133rd AES Convention in San Francisco. In addition to participating in the SRO Platinum Producers/Engineers Panel with super hit makers Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Guns N’ Roses) and Narada Michael Walden (Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston), he also made an impressive presentation at the Convention’s highly successful Project Studio Expo.

A prolific producer/engineer/A&R wizard, Young Guru has amassed credits for more than a dozen Platinum hip hop classics including Jay-Z’s The Black Album, Life & Times of S. Carter, and The Blueprint; Kanye West’s The College Dropout; Ghostface Killah’s FishScale; Nellyville, Drake’s Thank Me Later and Beyonce’s Crazy In Love.  In 2011 he was a Grammy nominee for his work on the Alicia Keys/Jay-Z Empire State of Mind smash hit.

A highlight clip of Young Guru’s AES Convention experience may be viewed here:


With over a decade of Grammy-winning projects for Roc-A-Fella and Def Jam Recordings, Young Guru is committed to sharing his knowledge, and experience.  He lectures extensively, and has established the Young Guru Scholarship Fund for students pursuing careers in Communications, Audio Engineering, Music Education and Music Business.

Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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Call for Board of Governors Nominations

The Nominations Committee is at this time soliciting the names of members to be considered for possible inclusion in the 2013 ballot for election of officers to the Board of Governors. To aid us in this task, please let us know if there is someone you would like us to consider for this election.

To be eligible for nomination, a candidate must be a voting member of the Society and belong to one of the following membership categories: honorary member, fellow, or member, and must be willing and able to attend the meeting of the Board of Governors each year.

Nominations must be received by February 20th, 2013 and can now be submitted online.

Submit a Candidate

Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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E-Library Updates

Supported by overwhelmingly positive responses to a recent survey, the AES Journal now offers an Open Access (OA) publishing option to its authors. OA papers will have the OA logo next to them in the E-Library and will be freely downloadable by anyone, even if they’re not an AES member or E-Library subscriber. You can search for OA papers, and we launch this exciting new venture with a first offering by Alex Case, “Recording Electric Guitar—The Science and the Myth”.

Engineering Briefs (eBriefs) presented at conventions will be of interest to many AES members. Topics can be very wide-ranging, such as studio experience, equipment construction and new loudspeaker concepts. All of these can now be freely accessed by any AES member from the E-Library.

If you regularly need access to the latest research in audio engineering, why not consider a subscription to the AES E-Library? This gives you unlimited access to papers describing the results of over 60 years of research and development in audio. Available for both individual and institutional access.

Click here for details...

Posted: Friday, January 4, 2013

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Technical Program Video Recording (TPVR) Update

At the 132nd AES convention in Budapest, the Technical Program Video Recording (TPVR) project was extended to include paper presentations. We are now able to make some of these recordings available to E-Library subscribers. Quite a few copyright issues had to be considered, but we hope that these issues will be recognised by authors and that we will be able to offer a much wider coverage in the future. We are studying the possibility of extending this project to cover the presentations made at Conventions in the USA. If you or your company/school are an E-Library subscriber then you can locate these video recordings using the Advanced Search on our E-Library search page. At the bottom you can choose to only include papers that "have a video recording of the presentation." Due to the detailed nature of the PowerPoint slides these are designed to be viewed on a computer and not a mobile device.

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Posted: Monday, December 3, 2012

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Call for Associate Technical Editors

The AES Journal is looking for audio researchers or audio professionals with strong credentials and expertise in selected areas of audio engineering to assist the editorial process on a pro bono basis. Candidates should be willing to work in a multidisciplinary environment. Experience in the science publishing process (e.g. reviewing papers) and proficiency in English will be an advantage. Benefits of acting as an ATE include up-to-date awareness of the latest research, improved professional networking and connections, enhanced professional status and CV.

To apply for becoming a member of the Editorial Board of JAES, please send an academic CV (including: academic degrees, areas of study and theoretical specializations, email address, professional postal address, relevant publications) and a brief letter of intent to Bozena Kostek, the JAES EIC, no later than December 31st, 2012. The letter of intent should specify which area of expertise the candidate for the ATE is applying for.

Read the full Call for Associate Technical Editors (PDF)

Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2012

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AES Announces Project Studio Expo Schedule for 133rd Convention

Sound On Sound and Craig Anderton Collaborate on Full Program of Training Clinics to Complement Project Studio Exhibition

The 133rd AES Convention has announced the updated program for the highly- anticipated Project Studio Expo, which will feature practical training sessions as well as a special exhibit area focused on technology for the project studio. Developed in partnership with Sound On Sound and Craig Anderton, the Project Studio Expo (PSE) will offer free admission to attendees, and bring the latest techniques, best practices, and practical tips from leaders in the recording business.

“We expect the two-day Project Studio Expo to be a highlight of the convention,” states AES Executive Director Bob Moses. “It builds on AES’s long history of leadership in the recording industry, and addresses issues of deep importance to people working in small studios.”

In a statement co-signed by the most influential editors in the audio industry:  Sound On Sound Editorial Director Dave Lockwood and Editor Paul White; Craig Anderton, Executive Editor, Electronic Musician and Editor in Chief, Harmony Central; Frank Wells, Editor, Pro Sound News and the AES Daily; Sarah Jones, Editor, Electronic Musician; Tom Kenny, Editor, Mix; Strother Bullins, Pro Audio Review; Recording Magazine Editor, Lorenz Rychner and Associate Editor Mike Metlay; and Tape Op Editor/ Founder, Larry Crane, and Publisher John Baccigaluppi, these industry leaders stated: “We strongly support AES in striking out in this new direction. We believe that in the years to come, the Project Studio Expo will continue to grow, and in the process, enhance the overall Convention.”

The updated schedule of presentations can be found on the Project Studio Expo website.

The 133rd AES Convention Project Studio Expo is open to the public. Other AES Convention Technical Program events may require separate paid registration.

Visit the Project Studio Expo website for more information.

Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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The 2012 AES Mobile Convention

We're pleased to announce the interactive application, AES Mobile Convention, for the AES 133rd Convention in San Francisco. The app is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, plus any smartphone that has web-enabled browser capability (such as BlackBerry). The AES Mobile Convention App allows you to:

  • Review sessions and add them to your personalized calendar
  • Locate exhibitors on the interactive floor map
  • Download exhibitor brochures and documents
  • View exhibitor videos
  • Stay in-the-know with show alerts
  • Follow or join in on the Twitter Feed
  • Link with friends and share event photos

There's no better way to investigate the multitude of events, organize your schedule and maximize your investment in the 133rd AES Convention.

Download the app today!

Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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AES 2012 Election Results

Report of the 2012 – 2013 election

In accordance to the AES bylaws Article IX section2, I herewith report the results of the election for the year 2012 – 2013.

President Elect:     Sean Olive
Secretary:     Ron Streicher
Treasurer-Elect:     Garry Margolis
Vice President Eastern US and Canada:     Robert W. Breen
Vice President Western US and Canada:     Jonathan Novick
Vice President Northern Europe:     Bill Foster
Governors:     John D. Krivit, Valerie Tyler, Michael Williams

2012 By-Law Amendment Proposal:     Passed

Note: Our new officers will take office on November 5, 2012.

            Christopher V. Freitag
            Chair, Board of Tellers
            Audio Engineering Society

Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2012

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Time to Vote: 2012 AES Elections

Time to Vote: 2012 AES Elections

AES voting members are reminded to cast their ballots in the 2012 election for members of the Board of Governors. The deadline to cast your vote is 5:00 PM (EST) on Friday, July 13, 2012.

The positions open this year are:
• President-Elect
• Vice President (3 positions)
• Treasurer-Elect
• Secretary
• Governor (3 positions)

There is also a proposal to amend the AES Bylaws.

All voting members should have received an email from Christopher V. Freitag, Chair, Board of Tellers notifying them of the vote. In that email is a Unique PIN which you can use along with your membership number to cast your ballot online.

If you did not receive your ballot call Election Services during normal business hours at +1-800.864.1263.

Associate Members and Student Members are not eligible to vote. We encourage Associate Members to apply to upgrade to Member Status.

Read about Membership Types

Apply for Full Member Status

Posted: Monday, July 9, 2012

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AES Now Using #AESorg Hashtag on Twitter

Follow @AESorg on Twitter

Follow @AESorg on Twitter

Follow the AES on Twitter here: @AESorg. When you send audio-related tweets it helps to include "#AESorg" in your message so that others can find them with a saved search. Once you start following @AESorg you will begin to see occasional updates from the AES in your Twitter feed so you'll always be the first to know about things happening in the society.

Remember - when you tweet about the AES - make sure to include #AESorg in your message! Follow @AESorg on Twitter today!

Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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