Meeting Topic: Introducing Possible Clinics
Moderator Name: Ryan Benton
Speaker Name: Ryan Benton (Current AES President)
Other business or activities at the meeting:
The idea behind this is to have the students involved in the AES meetings look at the
AES website and ?nd engineers that they are interested in hearing more about. The
student chapter would then take further action in having a Skype session or a phone
conference with the person of interest. It would hopefully be held in the Live Sound
room and use the projector so all the students that attended the clinic would be able to
see. The other laptop would be faced out towards the audience, this way there would be
an open line of communication to allow for questions from the students and direct
answers from the chosen engineer.
AES will be hosting a Music Theory class on Wednesday, December 7th of 2011, before
the students are dismissed for Christmas Break. Brian Burrill will be teaching the clinic.
A Home Studio Clinic is also in the making for after Christmas break. Jay Phillips will be
available to direct that clinic.
Ryan Benton has talked to Robert Brock about a Sync Clinic, and he is interested with
pairing up with another staff member, Jeff Harris. Robert Brock was interested in holding
it in a control room and demonstrating how to sync two analog tape machines together.
If all goes well, it will be made available after Christmas Break.
The amount of time offered for Live Sound seemed to be a concern for those in
attendance at the meeting. Ryan discussed with the students the possibility of offering
more Live Sound Clinics. Speci?cally in regards to the FOH (front of house) console.
Benton did some research on a man who helped develop the Digital console used in the
Live Sound room. He suggested that AES ask him to visit the school and teach a clinic
about the ins and outs of the board. He speculates that travel shouldn't be an issue for
him due to the fact that he lives in Phoenix.
Future Topic Discussions:
One student in attendance at the meeting had an idea of Battle of the Bands, CRAS
Edition. It would be planned, set up, and run by the students. Everybody involved,
including the band, would have to be af?liated with The Conservatory. It would give
students a fun opportunity to get their hands on more gear and practice for a live show.
The CRAS AES chapter will also continue to discuss the clinics and their progress for
becoming reality. Ryan has done a phenomenal job of getting into contact with the staff
members who are interested in teaching the clinics.
Meeting Location: Gilbert Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences
The meeting started off with Ryan Benton introducing a new idea for AES. He discussed
with those in attendance the possibility of a Skype session with a respected engineer
involved in AES. There was also a discussion of clinics that are coming together that will
soon be made announced to the students of CRAS. Live Sound was a big topic that
was discussed during the meeting as well.
Written By: Jimmy Naron