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AES 145 Student Recording Competition Interview

 1) Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from and what do you study?

Hi, my name is Hugo Véjar, I´m from Quito, Ecuador. My journey in the
audio field started in Argentina, where I studied an Audio Technology
Program focused in Recording. Two years ago, I joined Universidad San
Francisco de Quito where I´m studying a Major in Music Production and
Engineering in the BIN Program (Berklee International Network).
 
2) What initiated your passion for audio? When did it start?
 
Music has been the motor always for me. From the beginning I played in
punk and rock bands, becoming later the producer and recording
engineer of my own projects.
 
3) Tell us about production of your submission? What is the story behind it? What inspired it?
How long did you work on it? Was it your first entry?
 
Well, being in a music faculty for the first time in my life, has given me
the opportunity to produce, record and mix a lot of projects with a really
good level musically speaking. Last semester I met Darci Aguirre, my
jazz arrangement teacher. She just started her own music project called
Pocket Band and invited me to work with them as a live sound engineer
for their shows. When I heard about the AES NY Recording Competition,
I knew I had to present one of their songs. So, I told Darci about it and
she started to work on the final arrangement for the Cuban Bolero called
“Como fue”, the song I picked from their repertoire. In terms of production
for this song, the times were really fast. I tracked the ensemble in one of
the University auditoriums in no more than 4 hours, between the
equipment setup and the performance. I consider myself as a very active
AES student member, this was my third entry. Last year I went to AES
Colombia Convention achieving the first place in Traditional Recording
Category.
 
4) What/who made you join AES?
 
At the time I was studying in Argentina, one of my teachers, Carlos Indio
Gauvron, told us about AES and its importance in the professional audio
industry. I’ll always be grateful of having the opportunity to experience
the AES Conferences in Buenos Aires when I was just 19 years old.
They made a big impact on me, showing me the South American audio
industry on its highest level. 2018 saw the birth of the first official AES
Ecuador section, a critical point for our industry.
 
5) Tell us about your favorite experiences at the 145th AES convention in NY!
 
This time I couldn’t fly to NY because of Visa issues. But one of my
colleagues, Eduardo Becerra, who is part of our student section
committee (AES USFQ) represented my work for the jury and obviously
had a great time in the convention participating in all the conferences and
AES activities.

 

Posted on January 16, 2019 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 Student Recording Competition Interview

 1) Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from and what do you study?

My name is Fryderyk Hoang Dong. I am a graduate of Master's Programme in Sound Engineering in Frederic Chopin University of Music. Right now I relocated to Boston, MA and am pursuing further my education at Berklee College of Music.

2) What initiated your passion for audio? When did it start?

I started out as a musician first. I was always drawn into finding something more and at some point decided on studying the technical side of producing records. I was determined to learn how to work as an engineer and at the same time my passion for sound design started developping.

3) Tell us about production of your submission? What is the story behind it? What inspired it? How long did you work on it? Was it your first entry?

It was the second time I submitted my work for the competition. a year before I received Golden award for the work entitled "Tiny Tortures". This year I sent a video directed and animated by Tony Comley. Personally I really like pandas very much, so I knew right away that I am going to have a lot of fun composing and sound designing for that.

4) What/who made you join AES?

I have always known about AES as it's a great community to be in. You get to meet a lot of professionals and the conventions are really great in terms of networking and getting to know people who work in the industry,

5) Tell us about your favorite experiences at the 145th AES convention in New York!

I actually really enjoyed watching and listening the student competition panel. It is on such a high level every year. Not only you get to see great work done by students all over the world but you also hear very constructive opinion by highly respected people from the industry field.

 

 

Posted on January 14, 2019 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 Student Recording Competition Interview

 1) Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from and what do you study?

I'm originally from Atlanta, Georgia and now i am studying Audio Engineering Technology at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

2) What initiated your passion for audio? When did it start?

I feel like it started for me like it started with most people. I started listening to good music. Originally I was actually a video guy until I started listening to some old classic rock records. After that I convinced my school's video teacher to buy some sound equipment and I started recording people at my high school. I've been working with audio ever since.

3) Tell us about production of your submission? What is the story behind it? What inspired it? How long did you work on it? Was it your first entry?

This was actually a project for one of the upper level audio classes at Belmont. Myself and my friend/co-engineer, Cameron Row, wanted to do a laid back song, so we both got to researching through spotify playlists. I eventually found "Bad Bad News" by Leon Bridges and knew that had to be the track. I started calling up musicians in the Belmont music program and got a really solid set of players. We were fortunate enough to track in Oceanway Nashville which has one of the nicest rooms imaginable. (That's why you'll find most of the drum mix is the room mics). Everyone that played had a really upbeat and fun vibe so we played the song a half step up and added some pretty interesting parts. We played a Fender Rhodes through a Leslie cabinet to close out the song and added little Moog synthesizer riffs throughout it. The results ended out being a really nice and vibey yet still energetic song. Once it was all tracked I handed the stems to Cameron Row to mix it. I gave him some minor production notes, and he finished it up nicely.

4) What/who made you join AES?

All of Belmont's professors highly encourage you to join AES. What finally pushed me to join was the student recording competition! Cameron Row mentioned it to me and suggested we submit "Bad Bad News". Once Belmont approved the song to go to New York, we both joined right up. One of the best choices I've made as an engineer so far. I cant wait to attend more conventions in the oncoming years!

5) Tell us about your favorite experiences at the 145th AES convention in New York!

I found all the panels incredibly interesting. I was worried it would be a whole bunch of old guys debating what your LUFS meter should read before you send your mix off to mastering, but it was all very entertaining and very educational stuff. Anything I felt I was missing from Belmont, I could learn about it at AES.

Posted on January 12, 2019 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You 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. In conditions where sonic purity cannot be compromised against the inevitable demands of high workloads, and where dauntingly inflexible deadlines are accepted as the norm, SSL equipment is synonymous with reliability and excellence.

Posted on December 30, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You Sponsors! Black Saloon Studios

Black Saloon Studios is Mandy Parnell's mastering studio in London, England. 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. 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.

 

 

Posted on December 29, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES145 Student Design Competition Interview: Adam Szwajcowski

 1) Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from and what do you study?

I'm from Gorlice, a small town in southern Poland, currently pursuing a MSc degree in Acoustic Engineering at AGH UST in Cracow.


2) What initiated your passion for audio? When did it start?

 

I've been always very interested in physics of musical insturments and sound in general. This passion lead me to study acoustics, which quickly got me into audio after realising how powerfull of a tool digital signal processing can be.


3) Tell us about production of your submission? What is the story behind it? How long did you work on it? Was it your first entry? What kind of problem can it solve or improve?

 

Provious to the drum project, I was working for quite a long time on sound of a glass (like in glass harmonica, glass harp or even regular wineglass), which can provide either harmonic or non-harmonic sound, depending whether it is rubbed or struck. This duality inspired me to look for other interesting instruments that could have its spectrum easily modified, and that's how I started my adventure with drums.

I started the project in January 2018 and after 3 months presented the first version on domestic student conference OSKA with quite a success. This motivied me to continue the work and prepare better algorithm, which ultimately produced much better results, that were eventually presented at AES NY in October. While the drum of my design won't probably change the world in any significant way, I do believe, that it could be utilized in many genres of music and be of a great value to drummers and composers who like unconventional sounds.

 

4) Have you considered commercializing your project? Are there any business or product possibilities?

 

 

I thought that it would be nice, if my simulations turned into real insturment, but didn't put that much attention to it. However, at AES I won an Interfacio Award, that aims to help me commercialize the project, so hopefully this will come true.
 

5) Do you know or consider any future steps? Will it be linked with the project you’ve presented?

 

While the harmonic drum is an interesting concept, I don't want to limit myself to just this project and I look forward to new challenges. Not sure what exactly it will be, but there are still many things to do, so I'm sure I'll pick up something interesting soon.


6) Tell us about your favourite experiences at the 145th AES convention in New York!

 

The poster sessions were great, both as a presenter and as a listener. Interest of the visitors and their willingness to discuss various topics with authors, either by asking for some details or giving ideas for further development, really exceeded my expectations and overall made a great atmosphere of a place.

Posted on December 5, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES145 Student Design Competition Interview: Kamil Piotrowski

 

 1) Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from and what do you study?

I am from Poland and my hometown is Bydgoszcz but currently I live in Cracow. I moved out to study Acoustic Engineering - the field of studies that in Poland is only at AGH University of Science and Technology. To be honest, I didn't know exactly what the field is related to but after some time I find it out and I got keen on acoustics. In the present, I am involved in a number of projects, bigger and smaller, and I really like it.


3) Tell us about production of your submission? What is the story behind it? How long did you work on it? Was it your first entry? What kind of problem can it solve or improve?

I have made an application on FDTD simulation. The acronym stands for "finite-difference time-domain" and it's related to the simulation method I used. It enables watching computation results in real-time what isn't common in many methods. Also, it's relatively fast and, what I proved in my research, accurate enough to analyze audio problems. It's much improved version of my diploma thesis program and I presented it at the 145th AES Convention about year after my first lines of code were written. First serious software, first international conference and first big award of my own - the triple!

 

4) Did you considered commercializing your project? Are there any business or product possibilities?

Of course I did! Maybe, in the plethora of own-made simulation programs, my proposition can be unnoticeable yet but I know very well that with a little support from someone I can turn my application into a useful reliable acoustic tool. I have many ideas. I have even started improving the software but there is a long way ahead of me. It would be a lot better, if my colleague Adam didn't take the Interfacio Award!

 

5) Do you know or consider any future steps? Will it be linked with the project you’ve presented?

 

Many things happen around me in last few weeks. Firstly, I have to take care of some duties connected with the studies and other conferences but in fact nothing with the project. Thinking of next Saul Walker Student Design Competition in Dublin!


 

6) Tell us about your favourite experiences at the 145th AES convention in New York!

 

All my trip here was a one big adventure! Primarily, the 145th AES Convention brougth me experiences of meeting wonderful people. The networking was very good and it surprised me the most. And of course I won't forget the sweet taste of success.

 

Posted on December 4, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES145 Student Design Competition Interview: Daniel Krause

 1) Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from and what do you study?

I'm from Northern Poland, however I spend most of the time in Cracow right now. The reason is included in the second part of the question - I study Acoustic Engineering at the AGH University of Science and Technology, finishing my 2nd cycle studies soon. 


2) What initiated your passion for audio? When did it start?


I think the first time I thought about becoming a professional in acoustics or audio was in high school. In those times I was really interested in physics generally and after starting thinking about my future I found that sound is one of the most interesting phenomena for me. It spoke to me both scientifically as a purely physical process and emotionally as I've always loved listening to music and any other sounds produced by nature, which made me curious what's the real process behind that.

3) Tell us about production of your submission? What is the story behind it? How long did you work on it? Was it your first entry? What kind of problem can it solve or improve?

My project is entitled "Spectral Contrast Based Feature Extraction Algorithm for Acoustic Event Classification". The goal of the project was to create an efficient algorithm, which would extract a proper representation of a signal for several acoustic event classes. This is one of the crucial parts of a machine learning pipeline, in which we're training models (for example Neural Networks or Gaussian Mixture Models) with some feature vectors. This way our system is learning to recognize some specific types of signals in which we're interested in. In this case I've created an algorithm for acoustic event classification, so I needed something possibly general, as acoustic events include a very wide range of acoustic signal types. Experiments showed really promising results, in which the new algorithm outperformed some other commonly used methods.

This thing is just a part of a wider research I started for my BSc thesis over a year ago. During my studies I've became specially interested in DSP algorithms and systems using machine learning methods. Doing some initial research I found that Acoustic Event Detection and Classification is a field still to be studied and improved and in my humble opinion it's one of the most promising audio topics to become fruitful in the future. It has many possible or already existing practical applications like surveillance systems, smart home decisions, acoustic scene analysis, cryminology or speech recognition enhancement. Naturally this conclusion altogether with my interests led me to step into this world and try to find my own place. So it's been over a year now as I'm doing a constant research in this field and I'm definitely going to continue it in the near future. Currently I'm reading a lot of papers and articles related with my MSc Thesis, in which I'm going to use deep neural networks. Pretty exciting. 

4) Did you considered commercializing your project? Are there any business or product possibilities?


Not so much. Unfortunately the topics I usually work on are not easily commercializable ones, as they require many years of research and hard work to get anything near a proper product. As a future professional I'm rather thinking about joining a team enabling a profitable co-operation which would lead us to some point where we have a working system, ready to sell. That would be a dream-come-true compromise between my scientific and business aspirations.

 

5) Do you know or consider any future steps? Will it be linked with the project you’ve presented?

As I mentioned before, I continue my studies on acoustic event classification. For now I'm focused on preparing my MSc thesis related to the use of deep learning in this context. However I'm pretty sure it will be just a next step and many other are waiting to come. This shall be a long journey.

 

 

Posted on December 3, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You Sponsors! Merging

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

Merging Technologies SA is a Swiss manufacturer with over 20 years of experience in developing groundbreaking, professional Audio and Video products for a wide range of entertainment and media industries. With a dedicated user base in the elite end of the music, film, television, mastering and performances industries, Merging is committed to developing product ranges with unrivalled quality and flexibility, no matter what the application. Merging builds tools for people who want more from their systems, have an inherent need to push boundaries, and believe that quality always comes first, every time.

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Posted on November 25, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You Sponsors! Sweetwater

Doing the right thing...since day one.

It seems so simple: just make your customers happy!

In fact it takes a lot of hard work to make it happen — but not everyone is willing to make that effort. That very simple concept is the reason Sweetwater was founded in the first place. Since 1979, founder Chuck Surack has committed to "doing the right thing", and this belief is at the core of Sweetwater's identity, ethics, and practice.

Posted on November 24, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You Sponsors! D16 Group Audio

D16 Group Audio Software officially launched in 2006 with the aim of producing virtual instruments and effects for producers and musicians who required top quality and inspiration in their music.

Today, D16 Group Audio Software have become a premium audio plug-ins vendor. Continuously high level of quality and will of improvement allow us to deliver virtual instruments that set a new standard of sound perfection and effects that take creativity to the next level. Solid trust from audio community and respect for products fruitful in many rewards make D16 Group Audio Software the company of choice for many musicians around the globe.

Posted on November 24, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You Sponsors! Native Instruments

Native Instruments is a leading manufacturer of software and complementary hardware for computer-based music production and DJing. The company’s mission is to develop innovative, fully integrated solutions for all professions, styles and genres empowering all music creators. The resulting products regularly push technological boundaries and open up new creative horizons for professionals and amateurs alike.

Native Instruments opened up the fascinating world of real-time sound synthesis on standard computers in 1996, and today offers an extensive product range for musicians, producers and DJs. The company currently employs more than 500 people in its seven offices in Berlin, Los Angeles, Tokyo, London, Toronto, Paris, and Shenzhen and works closely with more than 40 international distribution partners to ensure its future growth and success.

Posted on November 23, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You Sponsors! Sonnox

Sonnox is the leading designer of innovative, high quality, award-winning audio processing plug-ins for professional audio engineers. Oxford Plug-Ins are used in an extraordinary range of audio applications including mixing for music production, live sound, broadcast, TV & Film, and even scientific and forensics projects. 

 
The Sonnox design team traces its heritage back to the 1980's, to the development of the legendary Oxford OXF-R3 digital mixing console. With a base price of $1 million, the OXF-R3 was installed in major recording studios worldwide, and became widely accepted as the first ‘musical’ sounding digital console.
 
As music production began shifting towards digital workstations, the console inspired a series of unique software developments starting with the Oxford EQ and Dynamics plug-ins.
 
The expanding family of Oxford Plug-Ins quickly acquired a reputation for excellence among leading engineers worldwide; a reputation that was earned through a no-compromise attitude to audio performance and a desire to push the boundaries with intuitive and novel user interfaces.
 
Sonnox continues to develop unique, high-quality plug-ins for audio production, embracing new technology and formats with partners such as Avid, Universal Audio and Fraunhofer.

Posted on November 23, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You Sponsors! Auralex

 

Auralex Acoustics® was founded over 20 years ago on the belief that there had to be a much better alternative to the expensive acoustic foam panels available at that time. Indeed there was; not only dramatically less expensive, but also with significant performance advantages.
 
Today Auralex takes great pride in offering a full line of acoustical products based on the “better price/better mousetrap” principle.
 
The great initial success of Studiofoam® quickly led to other innovations including our industry-leading Venus™and LENRD™ Bass Traps. When no reasonably priced diffusors existed, we developed the high-performance T’Fusor™and MiniFusor™. When our customers demanded a modular, absorptive, expandable, and, most importantly, portable solution, we introduced the MAX-Wall™ (the first acoustical product to ever be featured on the cover of a major industry magazine) and Stand-Mounted LENRDs™ to great widespread acclaim!
 
When there were few low-cost, effective construction and isolation products, we answered with SheetBlok™U-Boat™ Floor FloatersPlatFoam™, and other affordable solutions. Most recently, our staff has created specialty products such as the GRAMMA™ (Gig & Recording Amp & Monitor Modulation Attenuator) and our hot new MoPADs™ that answer critical isolation needs and result in dramatically truer sound.
 
While some may try to imitate us, they fall way short.

Posted on November 22, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You Sponsors! Avid

Story has always been about people together. Stories engage us. They inform us. They enlighten us. As long as there are people, there will be stories. And as long as there are ideas to share, there will be storytellers. At Avid we help creators tell their stories. 

Posted on November 22, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You Sponsors! Steinberg

Steinberg has been providing award-winning, technologically advanced music and media production products for musicians and producers of music, video and film since 1984. Today, Steinberg is one of the world's largest manufacturers of music and audio software and hardware, with millions of users worldwide.The Steinberg range of products has long since found world renown in all aspects of modern digital audio processing. They form the backbone of facilities specializing in music composition and production, mastering, restoration, sound design and audio post for the music, game and film industries. Since January 2005, Steinberg is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer of audio hardware.

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Posted on November 21, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You Sponsors! Acustica Audio

Acustica Audio creates faithful software plug-in emulations of rare vintage or modern hardware gear and new hybrids impossible in the analogue domain. Our core tech is based on dynamic sampling and Volterra series nonlinear convolution. This approach help us create plug-ins that deliver gear-like transient response, accurate phase, and tone which will make you smile! Our main product, the 'Nebula' gear sampler is in version 4 now and it has been around since 2005. N4 and the free N4 Player are both capable of loading 3rd party gear libraries. Our website hosts the official online store for such libraries and an entire line of standalone Nebula-based plug-ins know as 'the Aqua range'.

Posted on November 21, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You Sponsors! APS

APS - Audio Pro Solutions 

Manufacturer of professional monitors and High End Home speakers. APS was born from an encounter between a composer and sound engineer/producer, brilliant speaker designers and a group of highly motivated audiophiles and music lovers.

APS was established in 2006 as a project devoted to studio sound production technique. As we use professional project and measurement tools, we have total control over the final effect at each stage of the product creation. Ready-made projects are implemented into production with maximum attention paid to the quality of the final product. Our present offer includes active studio monitors.

Posted on November 21, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You 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 November 20, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You 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 November 20, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You 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 November 19, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You 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 November 18, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You 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 November 18, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You 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 November 17, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES 145 | Thank You Sponsors! DIY.RE

Peterson Goodwyn began building his own audio gear in 2008 for one simple reason: he couldn’t afford to buy it. In 2011 he founded DIY Recording Equipment with the vision of making excellent audio equipment affordable and accessible to anyone who was willing to pick up a soldering iron. Since then, DIYRE has enabled thousands of musicians and engineers to build their own equipment, through hundreds of DIY tutorials, designs, and blog posts.

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Posted on November 17, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



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


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