Meeting Topic: Business Meeting and Magix Samplitude/Sequoia
Moderator Name: Bill Schulenburg
Speaker Name: Tim Dolbear, Magix, Inc.
Meeting Location: CJ Muggs Restaurant, Webster Groves Mo.
The March 7th meeting of the St. Louis Section was held at CJ Muggs restaurant in Webster Groves, Missouri. Section Chairman Bill Schulenburg addressed one of the largest member turnouts to date regarding section growth and activities, and introduced updates from the Events and Public Relations Committees.
The St. Louis AES Section Advisor Gary Gottlieb (Liaison Officer) in conjunction with the Section Student members, as part of the AES Webster University Student Section, detailed continued preparation for the 5th Annual Central Region Audio Student Summit as part of the Audio Production degree program at Webster University in Webster Groves, MO. The AES St. Louis Regional Section has arranged for St. Louis Hearing and Speech Center to provide a mobile Hearing Test service available to attendees of the Student Summit. Gary announced that more than 250 attendees have registered for the Student Summit. More information is available at www.webster.edu/aes/indexa.htm.
Joe Blasingame, Section Vice-Chairman, has arranged for a "Listening Session" event to be held April 13 at local studio Shock City, where members are invited to audition examples of their work in a supportive atmosphere.
Paul Hennerich (Treasurer) reported on the Section's continued positive cash position. Planning is underway to use available funds for upcoming events (in accordance with AES policies). Nominal expenses are expected to continue for web hosting and maintenance.
Justin Fisher, Events Committee Chair, will be coordinating the popular AES St. Louis "Gear-age Sale" for local industry professionals, musicians and hobbyists to be able to sell, trade and buy used gear. The event is tentatively planned for early summer 2011. More information will be available on the AES St. Louis Section website; www.aesstl.org.
Tim Dolbear, Product Manager, from Magix, Inc., demonstrated the company's Sequoia Digital Audio Workstation solution for Music and Post Production. MAGIX operates internationally from branches in the USA, Canada, the UK, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. The product range is targeted towards both laymen and professionals alike, going beyond the PC platform to include seamlessly integrated online and mobile applications.
Written By: Steven B. Lyles