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Past Event: Telling your Story with Sound

Telling your Story with Sound

February 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Location: Sennheiser pop-up store, 134 Prince Street, NYC

Moderated by: Jim Anderson

A podcast can be more than a monologue or an interview; it can be a rich environment for using sound to tell your story. One can use sound in many ways, whether it’s to set the scene, illustrate a concept, or enliven a journalistic endeavor. The talk will take the audience on an international aural journey from the 'hollars’ of Kentucky to the streets of Grenada in search of sounds. With Jim Anderson’s deep background in broadcasting, he will demonstrate the power of sound to illustrate and enrich a podcast.


ABOUT JIM:

Jim Anderson is an internationally recognized recording engineer and producer of acoustic music for the recording, radio, television, and film industries. He is the recipient of numerous awards and nominations in the recording industry: his recordings have received ten Grammy and Latin Grammy awards and 26 Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations; his radio recordings have received two George Foster Peabody Awards and two Emmy nominations for television programs.  

 

A graduate of the Duquesne University School of Music in Pittsburgh PA, during the 1970s Jim was employed by National Public Radio and engineered and produced many award-winning classical, jazz, documentary, and news programs. Since 1980, Jim has had a career as an independent audio engineer and producer, living in New York City. He has been a frequent lecturer and speaker for the Audio Engineering Society and master-class guest faculty member at leading international universities and institutes. He is a professor of recorded music with the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded music in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

 

He has served many rolls in the AES and was the President of the Audio Engineering Society, 2008-2009. 

 

In 2013, his remix of Patricia Barber’s "Modern Cool," in 5.1 surround sound, won the Grammy for Best Surround Album at the 55th Grammy Awards. “Sixteen Sunsets” by Jane Ira Bloom was nominated for Best Surround Album in 2014.


 


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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2017

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Past Event: Sennheiser AMBEO

Sennheiser AMBEO

January 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Location: Sennheiser’s new Pop-Up Store, 134 Prince Street in Manhattan

Sennheiser has launched AMBEO Music Blueprints – a comprehensive online guide to 3D audio recording (www.sennheiser.com/ambeo-blueprints) - and all week they will be running demonstrations at their NYC pop-up store. On Monday they are offering a special demonstration opportunity for AES members. Sennheiser's development team from Germany will give tutorials and listening demos of AMBEO 3D recording for 9.1 loudspeaker reproduction, AMBEO for binaural 3D playback on standard headphones, and AMBEO 3D Ambisonics audio for VR applications.

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Join us and our friends at Sennheiser for a hands-on recording and mixing training, listening sessions and great hospitality at the Sennheiser Soho store!

And if you are not able to make it to this event, you can also drop into the Sennheiser store on Tuesday 1/24 and Wednesday 1/25 for individual demos.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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Past Event: Recording vocals — Microphone selection and a history of hits

Recording vocals — Microphone selection and a history of hits

January 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Location: Sennheiser’s new Pop-Up Store, 134 Prince Street in Manhattan

Moderated by: Jim Anderson, NYU

Speaker(s): Alex U. Case, President, AES; University of Massachusetts Lowell

ABSTRACT:

For the first century of music recording, the sound of the recorded voice was very much driven by the initial limitations and slow-but-steady advancement of the audio technologies available at the time. First there were no microphones and recording was an unplugged acoustic and mechanical experience. Carbon, ribbon, condenser, and moving coil designs followed, each having an audible impact on the pop vocal. With the extraordinary capabilities of gear available today, we face fewer constraints. In fact, a contemporary challenge might be that, freed of technical restrictions, we have too many possibilities —too broad a range of creative options for tracking the all-important lead vocal. In this tutorial, Alex U. Case highlights what we might learn from audio history to drive our decisions for getting the right vocal sound at our next gig.

 

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BIO:

Alex U. Case, President of the Audio EngineeringSound Recording Technology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, in the United States. 

His research and professional activities focus heavily  Case is a widely published author, with over 100 articles appearing in multiple journals and industry trade publications.  He has written the authoritative guide to audio signal processing in multitrack production, Sound FX – Unlocking the Creative Potential of Recording Studio Effects, published by Focal Press. Applying signal processing at the all-important mixdown session is covered in his book, Mix Smart - Pro Audio Tips for Your Multitrack Mix.  Case is also an author for Lynda.com’s Audio Channel of online, media-rich learning experiences.  He is the author of four titles, including Foundations of Audio: Delay and Modulation and Foundations of Audio:  Reverb.

A Fellow in the Audio Engineering Society, Case serves  He has been a featured speaker and panelist for regional meetings around the world, and instructed dozens of standing-room only tutorials at AES International Conventions.  Case is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, serves the Technical Committee for Architectural Acoustics (past Chair), Technical Committee for Noise, Membership Committee and Publications Policy Committee and has been an invited contributor of many dozens of papers.

 

Check out his blog, Recordingology.com – The Study of Recording, for tips, tricks, and audio references that illustrate all aspects of recording and mixing.

 

 

 

 

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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2016

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Past Event: Holiday Party!

Holiday Party!

December 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Location: Sennheiser pop-up store, 134 Prince Street, NYC

Moderated by: Jim Anderson

New York AES Holiday Party

 

Please join the New York Section of the Audio Engineering Society at our 2016 Holiday Party. December 13, 2016 - 7pm - 9pm.

 

Students and professionals welcome!

 

 

Partners and spouses are welcome. Light beverages will be provided.



 

The party will be held at Sennheiser’s new Pop-Up Store, 134 Prince Street in Manhattan.

It will be a great time to make friends, network with industry pros, and listen to the products that Sennheiser has on display. 

 

 

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Subways:

 

C,E Spring St

R,W Prince St

B,D,F,M Broadway-Lafayette

6 Bleecker or Spring


 1 Houston

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Posted: Sunday, December 4, 2016

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Past Event: ATSC 3.0: The Future of Audio for Television

November 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Location: NBC Universal, 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Enter at 50 West 50th Street

Moderated by: Jim Starzynski, NBC Universal

Speaker(s): Tim Carroll and Jeff Riedmiller, Dolby Laboratories; Stefan Meltzer and Deep Sen, the MPEG-H Audio Alliance

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Posted: Monday, October 24, 2016

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Past Event: Immersive Music Production Techniques: 9.1 Surround with Height Recordings

October 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Location: NYU's Dolan Recording Studio, 6th floor, 35 West 4th St

Moderated by: Ulrike Schwarz Anderson

Speaker(s): Paul Geluso, NYU

SPECIAL EVENT

THIS WEEK THURSDAY

The members of the AES NY Section have a special opportunity to visit The NYU Steinhardt School's Music and Audio Research Laboratory. The MARL will present their first talk of the Fall semester and they have cordially invited us, along with the NYU Music Technology community, and their friends and colleagues to join them as they share a critical listening session in the Dolan Recording Studio. Hosted by Professor Paul Geluso, he and his students will share their experiences capturing recordings in 9.1 immersive surround sound format during their Tonmeister 2016 summer session in Prague, Czech Republic. 

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Posted: Sunday, October 9, 2016

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Past Event: SSL Demo Truck - joint meeting with SBE

September 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Location: I Heart Radio, 32 Sixth Avenue @ Church Street

Thanks to the generosity of our good friends in the NY Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, members of the AES New York Section are invited to tour the SSL Demo truck and all its contents, which includes the SSL C10 HD Plus audio console and sundry audio gear courtesy of their technology partners Grass Valley, Dante, Densité, and Genelec.

 

Pizza dinner (courtesy of SSL) + meet and greet at 6:00. Truck tour at 7:00.

 

  

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Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016

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Past Event: Annual AES NY Section Picnic!

July 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Location: At the home of Allan & Jeremy Tucker -- 217 Storer Avenue New Rochelle, NY 10801 (directions below)

 

 

     "Don't think twice,

                                 It's alright... to PICNIC!" **

 

The New York Section of the Audio Engineering Society 

      is pleased to announce the return of .....

 

                 THE AES PICNIC (2016)

              for members and their families

 

Join us for an afternoon of fresh air and sunshine

in lovely tree-lined New Rochelle, New York

 

RSVP IMMEDIATELY:

•  Put "AES PICNIC" in Subject line

•  Write how many adults and kids will attend

•  Send RSVP to:  tucker@foothilldigital.com 

 

 

Admission is free if reserved in advance

   (Otherwise you're in such trouble. Oy-vey!)

 

Chips will be served! Bring the kiddies!

 

Wine will be served! Bring yourself!!

 

 

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AES-NY thanks Adorama for its generous support of the 2016 Picnic

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AES-NY also thanks Allan Tucker for once again hosting the event

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DIRECTIONS to Tuck and Jeremy's house:

 

VIA METRO NORTH RAILROAD:

From Grand Central Station, take a New Haven line Metro North train that stops in Pelham. From Pelham station, the house is a gorgeous 10 minute walk. See walking directions below.*

 

DRIVING from West Side of Manhattan and points South and West:

Take Henry Hudson Pkwy north to Cross County Pkwy east. Follow signs to Exit 9: Hutchinson River Pkwy south. Go one exit on Hutch south to Exit 12: Lincoln Ave. As you exit on the ramp, bear right to a traffic light, and turn right onto Lincoln Ave (at Getty station). Go 0.6 miles, then turn left at Storer Ave, just past a small fenced construction site. Follow Storer Ave around to the right to house number 217, which will be on the left.

 

DRIVING from East Side of Manhattan:

Take FDR Drive north to Madison Ave Bridge. Get onto Deegan Expy north. Exit onto Cross County Pkwy east. Follow directions above as in West Side.

 

DRIVING from points South and East:

Take Whitestone Bridge to Hutchinson River Pkwy. Take Exit 12: Lincoln Ave. Turn left at stop sign to get to traffic light (Mobil station), and turn right onto Lincoln Ave. Go 0.6 miles, then turn left at Storer Ave, just past a small fenced construction site. Follow Storer Ave around to the right to house number 217, which will be on the left.

 

DRIVING from points North:

Get to Hutchinson River Pkwy southbound. Take Exit 12. Follow directions above as in West Side.

 

 

* WALKING from Pelham Metro North Station (arriving from Manhattan):

Upon leaving the train in Pelham, find the center stairs near a small waiting room.

(If there's a taxi, about $5 will get you to the house, if you're not in the mood for a short walk.)

 By foot, continue out of the station parking area to the first street, Pelhamwood Ave.

Turn left onto Pelhamwood and walk down the hill.

Make the first possible left turn, at the bottom of the hill, onto Highbrook Ave., and immediately go under an underpass.

 Stay on Highbrook. Walk under another underpass, and get to a traffic light: Lincoln Ave.

Turn right onto Lincoln.

 You're now walking east on Lincoln. Take the first left turn onto Storer Avenue.  Follow the road until you find a gravel driveway on the left. That is 217 Storer Ave.  Welcome to the Picnic!


Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2016

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Past Event: "I Am Your Future: Careers in Audio"

March 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Location: NYU's Steinhardt 35 West 4th St 3rd Floor

Moderated by: Howard Schwartz and Maggie Luthar

Speaker(s): Avi Laniado – Harbor Films; Dan Millice – Engine Room Audio; Jared Goodstadt – High 5 Games; John Kilgore – John Kilgore Sound & Recording; Howard Schwartz – Consultant and owner of the legendary HSRNY Studios; Jon Kita – Conclave Studios; Mike Battaglia – CEO, Triomi

 

What part of the audio business do you want to break into? How do you do it? Is your entry into the audio workforce imminent? Are you still in an audio-centric program and want to get ahead of your peers? Then attend this meeting and gain insights from those in the business.

What do people look for in prospective interns? What do they expect interns to walk away with when their internship is finished? Does interning give you an advantage over others when trying to get an assistant position?

If you have already completed an internship, then what do people look for in prospective assistants? What is the progression from an assistant? What skills are emerging that are important to have?

The audio business changes regularly. How have things changed over time? How have they
stayed the same? What things are not taught in schooling that can only be learned by actually being involved at a facility?

If you attend this meeting, you will hear these questions and others addressed. 

 


Posted: Sunday, March 6, 2016

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Past Event: Distortion FX — Recording and Mix Strategies with Alex Case

January 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Location: Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, NYU - Studio 510. 194 Mercer Street - 5th Fl

Moderated by: Jim Anderson

Speaker(s): Alex U. Case - University of Massachusetts Lowell

 Distortion, deliberately applied to elements of your mix, is a source of energy that lifts tracks up out of a crowded arrangement and adds excitement to the performance.  Accidental distortion, on the other hand, is a certain sign that the production is unprofessional, dragging down its chance for success.  Amps, stomp boxes, tubes, transformers, tape machines, the plug-ins that emulate them, and the plug-ins that create wholly new forms of distortion all offer a rich palette of distortion colors.  Mix engineers must know how to choose among them, and how to tailor them to the music.  Case takes a close look at distortion, detailing the technical goings-on when things break-up, and defining the production potential of the most rebellious of effects.

 

Alex U. Case has dedicated his professional life to the study of aesthetics, perception, signal processing, electro-acoustics and room acoustics for the creation and enjoyment of recorded music. An Associate Professor of Sound Recording Technology, Case leads classes, sessions and research with undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

 

AES President-Elect and a Fellow of both the Audio Engineering Society and the Acoustical Society of America, Case is an engineer, educator, and author - for Focal Press, and lynda.com - who speaks frequently on audio and acoustics across the United States and worldwide. With degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Music, and Acoustics, Professor Case lives and works at the intersection of audio art and science.

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Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

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