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AES 145 | Thank You Sponsors! Telefunken

 Thank you to Telefunken for their continued sponsorship and support of the AES Competitions!

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik strives for absolute perfection. By offering historic recreations of classic microphones alongside our own proprietary designs based around the distinctive tube mic sound, we have established a product line that perfectly blends vintage style and sound with the reliability of a modern-day microphone. Our commitment to both the sonic excellence and quality of all of our products is rivaled only by our dedication to provide the BEST possible service to each and every one of our customers.

 

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Posted on November 15, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You Sponsors! UVI

Thank you to UVI for their continued sponsorship and support of the AES Competitions!

UVI is a Paris, France-based developer of premium virtual instruments, effects and software for professional audio production. Over the past two decades UVI has released an extensive catalog of instruments and applications, winning numerous industry awards and accolades. As a key technology partner UVI has worked with many companies to enable groundbreaking software instruments with the renowned UVI EngineTM.

Spanning over 40 releases ranging from mobile to desktop, UVI products are used by many of today’s top composers, producers, sound designers and musicians, being heard on numerous hit-records, film and TV scores and games. UVI products are crafted to deliver the finest experience possible—offering a wealth of unique and inspiring instruments, the highest quality sound, innovative features, efficient and reliable performance and world-class user interfaces.

Leveraging a deep technology portfolio, extensive experience and a passion for sound, UVI continues to push forward creating new and imaginative tools that both enable and inspire.

 

 

 

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Posted on November 15, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You Sponsors! PSP Audioware

 Thank you to PSP Audioware for their continued sponsorship and support of the AES Competitions!

PSPaudioware develops high quality audio effect and processor plug-ins. Their products garner rave reviews and endorsements from every corner of the music production, engineering, composition, and post-production worlds and become staples in professional and home studios worldwide. 

 

 

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Posted on November 14, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You Sponsors! Routledge

 Thank you to Routledge for their continued sponsorship and support of the AES Competitions!

Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group. We are the leading publisher in media technology, providing engaging, and practical content, and tools to help you excel in fields including Audio Engineering, Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Editing, MIDI, Music Business, Dance, DJing, and more. For further details visit our site.

Twitter: @routledge_music

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RoutledgeMusic

 

 

 

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Posted on November 14, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You Sponsors! Leapwing audio

 Thank you to Leapwing Audio for their continued sponsorship and support of the AES Competitions!

We love analog, we love digital and recognise that focus is key. Additionally, we acknowledge that there are certain things you can’t accomplish in the analog domain. Therefore we solely focus on building tools that use the strength of digital to shape and improve your sound, with serious impact and without any artefacts.

How do we do that?

You can call us geeks (we actually like that) but we are also end-users. As a group of developers, musicians, audio engineers and producers we have one thing in common: the love for music and technology.

Why do we do that?

We build the tools we need or would use ourselves. At the same time, we believe that your time is important. We have one goal: once you open one of our tools, within 10 seconds you understand what it does and you get great sound with serious impact within the next 10 seconds. We have a clear dedication to building something that is easy to use and works intuitively.

What do we do?

We pride ourselves to focus on only using the highest quality filters and algorithms we can come up with while acknowledging the current boundaries of modern-day CPU’s. Remember we are geeks; we can spend weeks getting our filters to sound just the way we want them to be. We also strongly believe that our paying customers should not be our beta testers. We recently set up a very strong testing and debugging framework to make sure our plugins leave our lab in the best possible condition.

We listen!

Our customers are our source of inspiration and improvement. We are proud to have build a warm and strong community of end-users in a short period of time, including some of the greatest engineers on the planet. Thank you all! Your feedback helps us to improve and make sure our plugins are working according to the latest technology and needs.

We look forward to helping you make a big impact, within a short period of time.

The Leapwing Audio Team

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Posted on November 13, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You Sponsors! Linear Audio

Thank you to Linear Audio for their continued sponsorship and support of the AES Competitions!

Linear Audio publishes technical articles about technology, developments and the state of the art in audio and perception from a technical perspective. 

It is meant for anyone who is interested in technical audio developments or who wants to contribute. Being employed in audio engineering is not a requirement. 

 

 

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Posted on November 13, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You Sponsors! Cycling'74

 Thank you to Cycling'74 for their continued sponsorship and support of the AES Competitions!

Cycling '74 creates software for the specialized needs of artists, educators, and researchers working with audio, visual media, and physical computing. They are best known for their work with the digital signal processing software environment Max. For more information about Max, please visit cycling74.com

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Posted on November 12, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You Sponsors! Genelec

 Thank you to Genelec for their continued sponsorship and support of the AES Competitions!

Like many other audio technology companies, Genelec’s roots are deeply seeded in the world of Broadcast & Music recording technology. Our current offering is the most complete in the market place: from the very compact 8010 to the massive 1236A with technologies like Directivity Control Waveguide™, pioneered by Genelec and the Smart Active Monitor technologies featuring AutoCalibration etc. Still to date, after 10 years in the market something Genelec is alone of. Genelec stays at the forefront of speaker technology and is proud to serve many of the worlds finest audio facilities”

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Posted on November 12, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 Meet The Judges! Charlie DeVane

Charlie DeVane is a principal engineer at MathWorks, responsible for the audio plugin and MIDI features of the Audio System Toolbox for MATLAB. He also teaches Computer Science in the Sound Recording Technology program at UMass Lowell. Charlie is an active member of the Boston Section of the AES, a senior member of the ACM, and holds an MEng in Computer Science from Cornell University, a BSEE from NC State, and 11 patents.

Posted on October 11, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES 145 | Meet The Sponsors! Solid State Logic

From groundbreaking audio consoles to innovative video production systems, Solid State Logic has evolved to become the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for film, audio, video and broadcast professionals.

With more than 3000 SSL-equipped studios and facilities operational today, the excellence of SSL consoles is universally recognized for unrivaled sonic quality, superb ergonomics, outstanding automation and an international support infrastructure second to none.

Founded by Colin Sanders in 1969, SSL has since expanded to its present 15 acre science park in Oxfordshire, England. SSL's unrivalled resources, including R&D, manufacturing, training, service and product support, operate in a unique high technology, customer oriented environment.  The company invents, designs and manufactures technology for the creative manipulation of sound. Users and industry experts from all over the world visit SSL's Oxford HQ to consult with SSL audio experts and evaluate SSL equipment. There are more than 3000 SSL systems in service around the world.

 

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Posted on October 2, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES 145 | Meet The Sponsors! Telefunken

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik strives for absolute perfection. By offering historic recreations of classic microphones alongside our own proprietary designs based around the distinctive tube mic sound, we have established a product line that perfectly blends vintage style and sound with the reliability of a modern-day microphone. Our commitment to both the sonic excellence and quality of all of our products is rivaled only by our dedication to provide the BEST possible service to each and every one of our customers.

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Posted on October 2, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES 145 | Meet The Sponsors! HARMAN

We are pleased to welcome back HARMAN as a sponsor of the student competitions at AES 145!
 
HARMAN designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio and visual products, connected car systems, enterprise automation solutions; and connected services. Audiophiles from every generation call on HARMAN to deliver the best in sound in the studio and on the stage, at home and on the go. HARMAN's portfolio of legendary audio brands includes AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®.
 

 

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Posted on October 1, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES 145 | Meet The Sponsors! Merging

Meet Merging, the company that brought the incredible DAW Pyramix into the industry, and one of our sponsors for the student recording competition!

Merging Technologies is the world’s foremost manufacturer of high-resolution digital audio recording systems.  The list of customers reads like a who’s who in the recording industry and recordings made with Merging Technologies’ systems regularly receive the recording industry’s prestigious Grammy® Award. 

The company was founded in 1990 in Chexbres, Switzerland by Claude Cellier; an electronics graduate of the Institute of Technology in Lausanne  Prior to this, Claude worked for the famous Swiss audio maker Nagra Kudelski for 10 years. Within a short time of its founding, Merging quickly established a reputation for their expertise in digital signal processing and associated hardware, and with their Pyramix Virtual Studio, was one of the first companies to produce a DSD recording system. 

In 2007, Claude Cellier was presented with the Audio Engineering Society Fellowship Award  for outstanding contributions to the development of high-performance, high-resolution audio workstations.  Merging Technologies currently has over 20 employees with offices in Switzerland and the UK.

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Posted on October 1, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES 145 | Meet The Sponsors! Genelec

Like many other audio technology companies, Genelec’s roots are deeply seeded in the world of Broadcast & Music recording technology. Our current offering is the most complete in the market place: from the very compact 8010 to the massive 1236A with technologies like Directivity Control Waveguide™, pioneered by Genelec and the Smart Active Monitor technologies featuring AutoCalibration etc. Still to date, after 10 years in the market something Genelec is alone of. Genelec stays at the forefront of speaker technology and is proud to serve many of the worlds finest audio facilities.

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Posted on September 26, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES 145 | Meet The Sponsors! Cycling '74

Cycling '74 are once again sponsoring the Student Competitions, with some prizes of Max MSP licences.

Cycling '74 creates software for the specialized needs of artists, educators, and researchers working with audio, visual media, and physical computing. They are best known for their work with the digital signal processing software environment Max.

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Posted on September 24, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES 145 | Meet The Judges! Owen Curtin

Owen Curtin is a professor of audio and he is the owner of the Bridge Sound and Stage. His enthusiasm for DIY was born through the necessity of studio ownership and has inspired him to build kits as well as his own designs. Owen founded the Audio Builders Workshop through which he produces Youtube content, seminars, group builds, and factory tours with the mission of fostering the DIY tradition in audio engineering.
 

Posted on September 23, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES 145 | Meet The Sponsors! Black Saloon Studios

Mandy Parnell became interested in recorded music at the age of 5, listening to records on a portable Dansette player . She studied music and music technology through her school, college and university years, training and working in recording studios until landing an internship at a mastering studio.Mandy worked her way up through the ranks, eventually becoming a world renowned mastering engineer in her own right. She finally decided to launch her own facility, Black Saloon Studios. Her 24 years of experience have allowed her to discover and develop her philosophies in analogue and digital audio, while working with an amazing array of artists.

She has been nominated and won numerous awards, Grammy, Tech Awards, MPG and various others. She is also an active member of the AES, Grammys, APRS and MPG, and lectures on mastering and the music industry across the globe.

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Posted on September 23, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES 145 | Meet The Sponsors! iZotope

At iZotope, we’re obsessed with great sound. Our intelligent audio technology helps musicians, music producers, and audio post engineers focus on their craft rather than the tech behind it. We design award-winning software, plug-ins, hardware, and mobile apps powered by the highest quality audio processing, machine learning, and strikingly intuitive interfaces. iZotope: the shortest path from sound to emotion.

Founded in 2001, iZotope is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Posted on September 22, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES 145 | Meet The Judges! James Clemens-Seely

James Clemens-Seely is the Senior Recording Engineer at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.  Overseeing the Audio Post and Audio Recording Practicum programs in Banff, James is responsible for overseeing over 100 concert, album, film score, and live stream recordings annually.  ​Before moving to Banff, he taught Technical Ear Training in McGill University's prestigious Sound Recording graduate program, and his freelance engineering credits include albums nominated for Juno and Grammy awards.  From storage lockers to symphony halls, James has worked with garage bands, singer songwriters, nearly every orchestra in Canada (in addition to the New York Philharmonic and Boston Symphony Orchestras), electronic music artists, and everything in between. 

Posted on September 21, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES 145 | Meet The Judges! Alex Perialas

Alex Perialas is an Associate Professor and director of the Sound Recording Technology program at Ithaca College. A 35-year veteran of the recording industry, Alex grew up in a music business family. He started in the early 1970’s as an audio engineer at the age of 16, working towards the goal of becoming a world-class record producer. With credits on hundreds of projects, Perialas has worked on a gamut of musical styles and forms. He has worked on classical recordings with Aaron Tindall, Malcolm Bilson, Steven Stucky, Xak Bjerken, Sergiu Luca and David Borden. Alex also has multiple credits on rock, jazz, and blues projects including Joe Bonamassa, Ginuwine, Aaliyah, Anthrax, Testament as well as film and television credits for film score and music mixing.

Alex is active as an engineer and producer at his studio, Pyramid Sound in Ithaca, NY. He also serves as system technician and FOH mixing engineer during the summer months at regional festivals.

Mr. Perialas has worked side by side with industry legends like Tom Dowd, Michael Wagener and Eddie Kramer, who he credits as his greatest mentors in the blues and rock genres. Perialas is in his 11th year as director of the Sound Recording Technology program in the School of Music at Ithaca College sharing his years of recording industry experiences as a studio owner, engineer, producer and record company executive.

Posted on September 21, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES 145 | Meet The Sponsors! Mathworks

The MATLAB and Simulink product families are fundamental applied math and computational tools adopted by more than 5000 universities and colleges. MathWorks products help prepare students for careers in industry, where the tools are widely used for data analysis, mathematical modeling, and algorithm development in collaborative research and new product development.

Posted on September 20, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES 145 | Meet The Sponsors! Mathew Lane

 Mathew Lane audiotools are innovative new solutions, created when no other hardware or software could be found suitable for the task.

The DrMS spatial processor celebrates its 10th anniversary, innovating stereo spatial processing since 2008. It was quickly widely accepted by audio professionals as a unique plugin and being used by top producers and engineers on songs by well known artists such as Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay and many others. Legendary mix engineer Dave Pensado is a fan and has been showing the use of DrMS on several of his Pensado's Place Into The Lair videos.

DrMS is available as AAX/AU/VST/VST3 plugin for Mac and PC, with a wide range of applications for mixing, mastering and post production - going from simple MS (Mid-Side) encoding/decoding, over stereo field width and depth enhancement, to fixing mono compatibility issues and more.

DrMS now also has a little brother called StereoDelta, as well as a hardware sibling, the OnTheMoon Spacecraft analog spatial processor.

 

 

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Posted on September 20, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES 145 | Meet The Sponsors! Interfacio

Interfacio provides a unique, global and specialist recruitment service within the Audio, Music, Broadcast and Film technology sectors. We identify and introduce suitably qualified and experienced commercial, technical and management personnel to our clients. Our specialized recruitment, search and selection service addresses the difficulties of recruiting for roles which need a very specific skill set and technical background. We have many years of working within the Professional-Audio industry and so we know and understand the space and have an established network of connections. We are committed to working closely and honestly with both candidates and clients, and as such, candidate fit and the long term success of our placements are our ultimate goals.

Posted on September 19, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES 145 | Meet The Sponsors! Mastering The Mix

Mastering The Mix is dedicated to helping music producers get the best possible results. We do this by making game changing tools for forward thinking producers.

We created a mixing and metering plugin called LEVELS to help music makers achieve a technically excellent mix. LEVELS keeps an eye on the technical details of your mix and warns you if a problem occurs without interrupting your creative flow. 
We created REFERENCE to give producers the tools to get closer than ever to the sound of their favourite tracks.
Our latest tool, EXPOSE, is a final quality control measure that ensures your track is ready for delivery. If technical issues will arise on various different distribution destinations such as Apple Music or Spotify, EXPOSE will pin point those issues for you. 
We’re working hard to bring more great software to music producers. 2018 is already shaping up to be a very exciting year.
 

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Posted on September 19, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES 145 | Meet The Sponsors! Crane Song

Crane Song is the the company of designer and engineer Dave Hill who crafts hardware and software with an exceptional attention to detail.

Dave Hill's intimate knowledge of analog electronics, as well as decades of experience as a recording engineer have spawned a large range of very useful and musical products that deliver top-of-the-line quality throughout.

 

 

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Posted on September 18, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES 145 | Meet The Judges! Hazel Burns

Originally a singer and pianist, Hazel Burns received a Bachelor’s Degree of Music in classical voice from the University of Victoria. Turning her focus towards the field of audio engineering, she went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Sound Recording at McGill University. During her studies she additionally trained as an Audio Associate at the Banff Centre with a focus on classical producing. The work she did at the Banff Centre lead to her being a recipient of the 2011 MusiCounts Fred Sherratt Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music and Recording Arts and Sciences. Ms. Burns later returned to the Banff Centre as staff in the roles of both Production Coordinator and Senior Recording Engineer.  

Other past positions include working as the staff Recording Engineer at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and as a Post Sound Engineer and Music Editor at CTV on Discovery Channel Canada’s documentary series: Mighty Ships, Mighty Planes, Nerve Centre, and Alien Mysteries. She received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Sound in a Documentary Series for the latter. She has additionally been active as both a freelance producer and engineer with many album credits to her name.

Currently Hazel Burns is a full-time professor in Music Production at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, which is part of the Berklee International Network. When she’s not teaching, she keeps busy working on different recording and producing projects. She’s also an active member of AES, having started the first AES chapter in Ecuador.

Posted on September 18, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES 145 | Meet The Judges! Paul Womack

Having built a discography boasting names such as Wiz Khalifa, Donnie McClurkin, The Roots, Open Mike Eagle, Billy Woods, Milo and many more, Paul "Willie Green" Womack has established himself as one of the top record men in independent urban music. Residing in Brooklyn NY, Womack is a graduate of Berklee College of Music's MP&E program and is a freelance producer, engineer and songwriter. 

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES 145 | Meet The Judges! Kirk McNally

Kirk McNally is a sound engineer who specializes in popular and classical music recording, as well as new music performances using electronics. He has worked with national and international recording artists in studios in Toronto and Vancouver, including REM, Bryan Adams and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.

Kirk is the assistant professor of Music Technology for the School of Music at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He is the program administrator for the school’s undergraduate combined major program in music and computer science and the graduate program in Music Technology. His research and creative work has been supported by the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), the Canada Council for the Arts, the University of Victoria’s Learning and Teaching Centre, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).  

His research explores the diverse ways recording engineers and producers communicate with musicians, both verbally and through their use of technology to manipulate sound, to better understand how they create the music we know and love in our everyday lives. In 2018 he was awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for his project, “Creating Capacity for Research into Sound Recording and Music Production.” 

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES 145 | Meet The Judges! Bill Crabtree

Bill Crabtree is a Professor of Recording Industry and the Director of the Masters of Fine Arts program in Recording Arts and Technologies at Middle Tennessee State University. He works as freelance musician, recording engineer, and technical writer. He has engineered a wide scope of studio productions in Boston and Nashville. As a technical writer he recently completed the latest Operator’s Manual for the API Legacy Plus console. He teaches courses in multi-track recording and studio production in MTSU’s B.S. in Recording Industry and M.F.A in Recording Arts and Technologies.

Prior to joining MTSU’s Recording Industry faculty, Bill served as an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music, Artist in Residence at Emerson College, Assistant Chairman of Audio & Media Technology at New England Institute of Art, and Chairman of Recording Arts at Massachusetts Communications College. 

Posted on September 16, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES 145 | Meet The Judges! Piper Payne

Piper Payne is a mastering engineer in Oakland, CA, where she works on albums for independent artists and major labels. Piper is the Owner and Chief Mastering Engineer of Neato Mastering and she is a Co-Founder and the Chief Product Officer for Second Line Vinyl, a new Oakland-based vinyl record pressing plant. She recently finished her term as President of the SF Chapter of the Recording Academy and serves on the P&E Wing Steering Committee and the Advisory Council. She is also the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Audio Engineering Society’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and she is on the committee of the AES SF Chapter as well as an active member of Women's Audio Mission. Piper is an audio professor and guest lectures often about mastering and recording. Piper began her career with a BFA in Audio from The University of Michigan, continuing her graduate education in Audio at the University of Stavanger in Norway. She has apprenticed under some of the best-known Mastering and audio mentors in the world, including Bob Katz in Orlando and Michael Romanowski in San Francisco. Piper moved to San Francisco after working at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada as the Senior Audio Associate in a work-study program that had her climbing glaciers for film sound design and recording jazz orchestras in the same day! Her focus is mastering and she lives for quality and equality in audio.

Piper has a diverse background in musical styles. As a drummer, she knows that the best outcome of every project is that it has to feel good. As an engineer, Piper is focused on technical quality and correctness. But, at the end of the day, mastering is about format conversion and quality control so the project gets just what it needs.

Piper has mastered a wide variety of music including nationally renowned artists Third Eye Blind, Madame Gandhi, Geographer, Elettrodomestico (Jane Wiedlin/Go-Go’s), Shamir, Between You & Me, David Messier, and Fritz Montana, as well as Bay Area favorites Kat Robichaud, ANML, Sioux City Kid, The She’s, Emily Afton, Abbot Kinney, Travis Hayes, Kendra McKinley, Van Goat, and Diana Gameros.

 

Posted on September 16, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT


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