Google Chrome users: be sure to refresh your browser window to get the latest content.
National AES Banner
[AES Pacific NW Section - Seattle USA]
Around the Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A


Events and other items listed here are thought to be of interest to our audience. Your event could be seen here too...
Click icons or links for info.
New Job Posting: Analog Bench Tech at Chameleon Labs, Woodinville image linked to info/jobs.htm

PNW Pro-Audio/Video Events
The place to find Pro Audio and Video events in the PNW area.
image linked to

JJ's Heyser Lecture
JJ delivered the Heyser Lecture at the 133rd AES Convention. PPT deck.
image linked to

Shure Advanced Wireless Seminar
On May 15th, Shure will hold a free Advanced Wireless Seminar at Seattle Center. About the Seminar

Last modified 10/11/2017 10:53:29.

NOTE: anyone can attend this meeting regardless of their status as an AES member.
The Brain-Music Interface
The Encephalophone

Presented By
Thomas A.S. Deuel - MD, PhD
The Pacific Northwest Section of the AES

Wednesday, October 25th, 7:30pm
DigiPen Institute of Technology - Michelangelo Room

Directions to DigiPen

Can our brains be somehow connected to and directly operate a musical instrument (with the aid of some electronics)? Our October meeting explores that premise with Dr. Thomas Deuel, of DXARTS at the University of Washington. Dr. Deuel will discuss his brain-music interface: The Encephalophone.

The Encephalophone is a hands-free musical instrument. It uses EEG "brain-wave" measurements to allow users to generate music using only thought control, without movement. It is based on using Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) to harness the electrical brain signals to create music in real-time using conscious "thought" control. It has been experimentally shown to work with reasonable accuracy, and is being used in clinical trials with patients with motor disability caused by stroke, MS, ALS, or spinal cord injury to enable and empower these patients to create music in real-time without needing to move.

Dr. Deuel plans to give a talk and screen video examples of the Encephalophone at work, followed by Q&A. Come and enjoy!

Maybe, just-maybe, a few folks will share a few minutes of their experience at this year's AES Convention....

Thomas A.S. Deuel, MD, PhD

Musician/Sound Artist, Neurologist, and Neuroscientist. He has been a University of Washington Acting Assistant Professor at the UW School of Music's DXARTS (Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media). He is also Staff Physician/Neurophysiologist for Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA. He has received several awards and grants for his work, and has given several invited talks on the Encephalophone. Some of his creative works may be found at

Student Recording Competition 2017

The purpose of the competition is to engage students in the PNW Section of the AES through a competition in which AES Committee members review students' work and provide thoughtful critique of production technique of the eligible productions. The entry deadline is November 15, 2017, and winners will be announced at the December 7th 2017 meeting.

There are four categories of work to be critiqued:

  • Traditional Acoustic Music (for example, classical music, etc.)
  • Traditional Studio Recording (for example rock, hip-hop, etc.)
  • Modern Studio Recording and Electronic Music (for example techno, dance, etc.)
  • Sound for Visual Media (for example, video game music, etc.)

Complete details can be found at

Dan Mortensen
AES PNW 2017-2018 Section Chair

n.b. The material presented at our meetings is the opinion of the presenter and not necessarily that of the Society. You are encouraged to conduct your own research and to form your own opinions before adopting the presented material as Truth.

Links and Contacts

Follow us on Facebook image linked to!/pages/Pacific-Northwest-Section-of-the-AES/132938956763309?v=wall

Get meeting announcements via Email. Subscribe/unsubscribe here.

Section Officers Contact List 

Mission Statement & FAQ 

Past Meeting Recaps 


Join the AES 

Job Postings 

PNW List-o-Links 

Laws For Audio Engineers 

If you would like to be notified in advance of our meetings, you can send a request via: Please note that we no longer send anything via USPS.

Our meetings are open to anyone interested in Audio. AES membership is NOT required for you to attend our meetings.

If you have a topic that you would like to present at a Section meeting, or if you have a topic that you would like presented at a Section meeting, please contact the Section Chair or any officer or Committee member.

link to AES National site. The Audio Engineering Society, now in its sixth decade, is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Its membership of leading engineers, scientists and other authorities has increased dramatically throughout the world, greatly boosting the society's stature and that of its members in a truly symbiotic relationship.

  • This is a cookie-free site.
  • No data collection.
  • No PopUps!
  • No funny business.
  • Javascript required.

No Cookies!

Last modified 10/11/2017 10:53:29.