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Past Event: AES Nashville Spring Mixer Awards and Critique

AES Nashville Spring Mixer Awards and Critique

April 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Location: TBA

Moderated by: AES Nashville Section

Speaker(s): Guest Judges

 The annual "Spring Mixer," organized and supported by the AES Nashville professional section, is a music mixing competition for student AES members enrolled in Middle Tennessee area undergraduate audio programs.  Now in its 15th year, the event has drawn teams from schools including MTSU, Belmont University, SAE, the Art Institute, Lipscomb University, Blackbird Academy, and even the University of North Alabama.  

Each team receives identical raw audio multitracks from a Nashville studio session.  Using identical Pro Tools HD mixing rooms at the MTV Networks Studios in Nashville, the teams have eight hours each (done over a two-day period) to create and deliver a stereo mix with industry-standard documentation.  

A panel of judges, who are typically top local engineers and producers, evaluates each mix based on specific sonic and technical qualities.  At this event on April 19, the results will be presented by the judges during a playback session with excerpts from each mix and a lively discussion about what they heard.  

Come support your MTSU team and listen to all the mix versions and comments for yourself!  This is always an engaging and ear-opening learning opportunity for all audio production students.  


Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018

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Past Event: Blue Designs "Microphone Tasting"

Blue Designs "Microphone Tasting"

April 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Location: Studio A, College of Media and Entertainment, Middle Tennessee State University

Moderated by: Bill Crabtree

Speaker(s): Andrew Riehle, Hal Leonard, Inc.

MRAT MFA alumnus Andy Riehle will be present to demonstrate microphone techniques and product capabilities from the Pro line of microphones from Blue Designs.

2:00-3:00 p.m.  Masterclass and Mic Tasting
3:00-4:00 p.m.  Questions/Comments, Tear Down, and Mic Sale
Hal Leonard and Blue Designs will be collaborating with Concert Production and Musical Supply in Murfreesboro to offer discounts on Blue Microphones for everyone in attendance at the event.  

Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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Past Event: An Introduction to Clinical Audiology

An Introduction to Clinical Audiology

March 23, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Location: College of Media and Entertainment, Bragg 101, Middle Tennessee State University

Moderated by: Catherine Baron

Speaker(s): Dr. Gina Angley, Vanderbilt University

 Please join us for an introduction to audiology, hearing protection and more with Dr. Gina Angley, Au.D, Vanderbilt University.  

Posted: Friday, March 23, 2018

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Past Event: DPA Microphone Workshop

DPA Workshop Flyer

DPA Workshop Flyer

February 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Location: Middle Tennessee State University, College of Education Building, Room 160. Murfreesboro, TN

Moderated by: Frank Wells, Event MC/Host. Michael Fleming and Frank Baird, Local Organizers.

Speaker(s): Gabriel Antonini and Steen Tychsen, DPA. Craig Anderton, author/audio specialist. Jason Spence, J Sound Services.

 "Get closer to the DPA Experience" with this educational workshop on microphone technology and application techniques.  

This workshop runs from 1-5 p.m. with segments on recording methods and a live demonstration; discussion of high quality audio production; and career advice and a technology Q&A with a panel of experts.  

The program is presented by Danish Pro Audio (DPA) with the local support of the MTSU Audio Engineering Society, the MTSU/Recording Industry Live Sound Club and J Sound Services.  

Regional students of all ages and local professionals are invited!  

Please RSVP at:


Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018

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Past Event: End-of-Semester Mix Critique Session

End-of-Semester Mix Critique Session

November 30, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Location: Bragg 174 (Lab A), College of Media and Entertainment, Middle Tennessee State University

Moderated by: Kyle Holland and Catherine Baron

Speaker(s): Faculty Panel: Matt Foglia and John Hill

Want feedback for the mix you’ve been working on?

Come to our next AES meeting where you can have your mix reviewed by a panel of MTSU professors. 
Don’t have a mix of your own?
Just want to come listen? 
Thanks ok too - everyone is welcome! 
NOTE: Bring headphones for the option to listen via the audio distribution system in Lab A.  
Feedback is based on a first come, first serve basis, so don’t wait around! Students who don’t submit their mix on the server beforehand may still get the chance to receive feedback, but priority is given to those who upload their work in advance to the AES Mix Critique folder on the RIM Class Hand-in server.  

Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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Past Event: MTSU Studio A Orientation: Mics, Stands, Cables and Signal Flow

MTSU Studio A Orientation: Mics, Stands, Cables and Signal Flow

October 5, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Location: RI Studio A, College of Media and Entertainment, Middle Tennessee State University

Moderated by: Kyle Holland and Catherine Baron

Speaker(s): Michael Fleming and Bill Crabtree, faculty co-advisors

As the semester gets underway, we want to welcome all interested students, especially new and pre-candidacy students, to the MTSU Audio Production program with this orientation in Studio A. 

We'll start with an overview of AES and student membership benefits.  Then, we'll discuss ways that you can contribute to recording sessions as an assistant, even if you're not enrolled in a particular production class.  Good assistants must demonstrate a number of important social and technical skills which we'll explore through some discussion and hands-on participation.  

Key points?  

  • Eyes and ears open.
  • Mouth closed (unless in emergencies!)
  • Think and plan ahead.
  • Take notes.
  • Set-up and manipulate stands correctly.
  • Lay out, dress and coil cables properly.
  • Handle mics securely and carefully.  
  • Know your signal flow...! 


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Posted: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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Past Event: College of Media and Entertainment Student Organization Fair

September 7, 2017 at 10:00 am

Location: MTSU College of Media and Entertainment, Murfreesboro, TN

Moderated by: Catherine Baron, Kyle Holland, Bill Crabtree, Michael Fleming

 Come say hello and learn more about the MTSU Student AES Section and our plans for the Fall 2017 semester!  

Posted: Thursday, September 7, 2017

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Past Event: Loudspeaker Demonstration and Technical Talk

Loudspeaker Demonstration and Technical Talk

November 19, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Location: Lab B (Rm. 191), College of Media and Entertainment, Middle Tennessee State University

Moderated by: Kyle Holland

Speaker(s): Adam Audio

 The MTSU Audio Engineering Society invites you to our studio monitor demo with Adam Audio.

Come check out pro-level reference monitors this Thursday at 4 p.m. in Room 191 with a representative directly from Adam.

More Information about Adam Loudspeakers

Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2015

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Past Event: Studio Hang—Drum Tuning and Maintenance

November 4, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Location: Lab B (Rm. 191), College of Media and Entertainment, Middle Tennessee State University

Moderated by: Zak Denham

Speaker(s): Enrique Ferrer

The MTSU AES chapter will be having it's first hangout of semester this Wednesday from 4-5 p.m. in Mass Comm 191 Lab B. Come hear about what's going on with AES on and off campus, socialize with other MTSU students, and learn some new skills to improve your engineering game. 

This week's topic will be on drum tuning and maintenance. Learn about the tricks and tools used by drummers and engineers a like to get the best drum tones for your recordings. 

*You do not need to be an registered AES international member to attend this event. 

Posted: Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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Meet Danny Tedesco and watch "The Wrecking Crew"!

Don't miss this behind-the-scenes look at the session musicians who helped create hit songs by The Beach Boys, The Mamas & the Papas, Jan and Dean, and The Monkees.
The Wrecking Crew: A Documentary
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
6 p.m. in the BAS State Farm Room
Q&A with the film's director, Danny Tedesco, following the screening.

Click here for the film's trailer. 

Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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