Meeting Topic: 9th Annual Student Workshop
Moderator Name: Ed Welly (Turner Studios)
Speaker Name: Jim Anderson (Jim Anderson Sound), Julian King (Mix Engineer), Michael Cardillo (Creative Waves INC), Jeff Brugger (Turner Studios), Bob Gillespie (Turner Studios), Kristy Craft (Turner Studios), Tim Jones (Wabi Sabi Sound)
Other business or activities at the meeting: No other business was discussed.
Meeting Location: Turner Studios
For the 9th annual student workshop presented by AES Atlanta students were able to attend several diverse classes dealing with audio production.
The first topic was critical listening, and was taught by Jim Anderson. Jim explained the fundamentals of the sound spectrum and frequency bands. He then took the students through several listening examples in which they would have to describe the sonic changes in the material presented.
Audio mixing was taught by Julian King. Julian described to students what a mix is and the preparation necessary to successfully complete one. He incorporated several of his recent projects into the class and provided a real world connection for the students to see.
Pro Tools fundamentals was instructed by Michael Cardillo. Students were able to follow along on individual workstations as Michael showed them basic operation and practical usages.
The final class was an introductory course to recording and basic microphone techniques. Jeff Brugger, Bob Gillespie, Kristy Craft, and Tim Jones demonstrated the differences in microphones as well as when use of each microphone would be appropriate. Student volunteers played together as a live trio while the class recorded their performance.
A panel consisting of all instructors was held at the conclusion of the event. Topics that were covered included education, internships, and their individual careers as audio professionals.
The event was sponsored by The Atlanta Institute Of Music, Atlanta Pro Audio, Comprehensive Technical Group, Steinberg, TechRep Marketing, and Turner Studios.
Written By: Timothy R. Jones