AES Section Meeting Reports

Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences - October 24, 2016

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Meeting began at our usual 8pm time. Many first cyclers joined us! We went around and introduced ourselves. Many were re-introductions, but lots of new faces!

CRAS AES is the most active student organization, but we want to boost membership. We want to change that by making sure people get signed up! Niko noted that by going to the AES convention, he was offered two internship opportunities. As Niko says: "It works".

We explained how internship opportunities come up in the AES meetings. Internship opportunities are great for real world experiences, as well as networking opportunities! For example Nitro band is a very good gig to get involved with.

First cyclers are already interested in certifications. There's some confusion in how it works exactly. It's recommended that you budget your schedule wisely, so you can hit the ones you want. Also, go to the bootcamps!

CJ mentioned that if you play an instrument, sing, rap, etc sign up for the musician database! Many of us are musicians, and it'll be great for us to express our creativity as well as the technical side of CRAS.

AES Logistics
We have new CRAS AES office holders!
CJ Smith - Co-president
Josh Badger - Co-president
Yochanan Austin - Vice President
Tak Ono - Secretary

Updates to future events
Forensic audio professional Bryan Neumeister is coming to CRAS this Thursday. He requested that we send him questions. We have collected questions from the attendees.
All Women's Event - Fatima notes that it will December 15th - It will be grad panel for women working in audio industry. Guys are welcome, but please be respectable!
Advanced Logic night - Still on hold, need to finalize with Scott

Event Ideas
Josh - Build something other than mics? - Jeff Thomas left, but Jeff Harris might be interested, will talk to him
Remixing contest - CJ will collect them - The samples will be due to CJ by next Monday. Winner could be featured on Neil's podcast and/ or on crasconnect.
Justin - Tape splice clinic - Neight Hardmann, Bobby Fraisier, or Dave LeBounty may be good candidates
Neil - Wants to start CRAS Podcast
Also, Neil needs people to read his script as well as edit the recording
Jazz - Advanced soldering bootcamp? - Jim Bender may be a good candidate
Jess - Reamp and DI build clinic - Jim Bender would again be a good person to talk to
Joey - Synthesizer clinic - Talk to Scott Murray, Bobby Fraisier, and/or Dave LeBounty
Joey is still looking for vocalists to collaborate with
Ryan and CJ - CJ invited concert promoter Mike Zemier (Third String Productions) to come and speak about his experiences

The meeting adjourned approximately 9:20pm, but many of us stayed to share our experiences with the first cyclers. Great to see new faces so engaged, we look forward to future meetings and events!

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