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[AES Pacific NW Section - Seatle USA]
Around the Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

I Have To Mix It In HERE?
Affordable Acoustic Measurements and How To Apply Them

Presented by
JJ Johnston - AES PNW Section
Bob Smith - AES PNW Section
The Pacific Northwest Section of the AES

Wednesday, January 25 2017, 7:30pm
Shoreline Community College
Directions to Shoreline CC

Many (probably most) recordists are faced with having to work within an existing space. It isn't always feasible or practical to have a purpose-built mixing space (or recording space). Usually, you have to play the cards you have been dealt.

Rather than blindly going into your space and forcing your mix to work, you can take advantage of no cost to low cost measurement tools (see list below) to help you understand and treat your space so that you can work more efficiently and effectively.

We'll explore those tools and demonstrate using them to detect and treat things like standing waves and reflections.

These are the tools we will explore:

Room EQ Wizard (PC, Mac, Linux, any Java)
Holm Impulse (PC only)
ARTA (PC only)
Fuzzmeasure (Mac Only)

Let Us Hear Your Music!

We've decided that although we talk a lot at our meetings about how to better record and play back music, we never play any when we are together. We invite you to bring your own music to share with the group at each meeting.

There are two listening opportunities: 30 minutes before the meeting, and 15-20 minutes at the intermission/break.

The music can be something that you recorded, or played on, or someone else's material that you enjoy. We (Rick & Dan) reserve the right to adjust the volume and EQ of all music while it's being played. Ideally you would create a special version of the material that fades or ends at the requisite time. We will provide a stereo playback system (no subs) and a CD player, but any other format needs to have its own hardware and terminate in a pair of 1/4" tip-sleeve phone plugs.

At the conclusion, you have about a minute to describe what we just heard.

Interested? Contact Rick Chinn to let him know you want the slot, and tell him which one. The 2nd person to reply gets the remaining slot, whichever one it is. 3rd and 4th should bring their music to the meeting incase of a no-show. There are other details. They and other terms and conditions can be found here.

Dan Mortensen
AES PNW 2016-2017 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.

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

AES PNW Section Officer Contact Info 2015-2016

Section Officers
Section officers serve a one-year term.

Note: If you use a web-based email client, such as, the only way to contact anyone on this list is via the button provided for contacting the Section Secretary

Dan Mortensen
Dansound Inc.

Seattle, WA 98125
phone: 206-525-2113

Vice Chair
James D. (JJ) Johnston

Redmond, WA 98052

Gary Louie
University of Washington School of Music

Seattle, WA 98103
phone: 206-543-1218

Lawrence Schwedler
Digipen Institute of Technology

Sammamish, WA 98074
phone: 425-629-5029

Members of the committee serve a 2 year term. Even numbered positions elect in even numbered years, odd numbered positions elect in odd numbered years.
Bob Smith
Physio Control / BS Studios

Committee 1

Lynnwood, WA 98037
phone: 425-867-4811

Paul Colvin

Committee 2

Seattle, WA 98133
phone: 206-769-4832

Rene Jaeger
Jaeger Audio

Committee 3

Woodinville, WA 98072
phone: 425-248-0982

Stephen DeVore
Access Audio

Committee 4

Seattle, WA 98103
phone: 206-288-3881

Dave Tosti-Lane

Committee 5

Brier, WA 98036
phone: 425-306-2773

Dana Olson

Committee 6

Kirkland, WA 98033

Steve Macatee
Rane Corp

Committee 7

Seattle, WA 98117
phone: 425-355-6000

Marlie Pesek
Robert Lang Studios

Committee 8

Shoreline, WA 98177
phone: 206-542-1041

Dr. Michael Matesky
Opus 4 Studios

Committee 9

Bothell, WA 98021
phone: 206-540-5111

Rich Williams
Lunchbox Audio

Committee 10

Seattle, WA 98125
phone: 206-617-9931

Rick Chinn
Uneeda Audio
PNW Section Webmaster


Sammamish, WA 98074
phone: 425-868-0442

Aurika Hays
Membership Promoter
Database Maven


Monroe, WA 98272
phone: 360-794-3817

Leslie Gaston-Bird
University of Colorado at Denver

Western Regional VP

Denver, CO 80204

Last modified 01/11/2017 14:52:6.

Last modified 01/11/2017 14:52:6.