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AES Nashville Audio Yard Sale Scheduled for Oct. 13 in Berry Hill

One of AES Nashville's beloved traditions, the Audio Yard Sale, will take place Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Addiction Sound Studios in Berry Hill.  

Sellers can reserve tables and chairs ($10/$5) to display gear for sale.  All members of the audio community are invited to peruse, buy, sell and trade gear and network with friends and peers.  

To secure a spot, email Brandon Bell at  

Addiction Sound Studios
506 East Iris Drive
Nashville, Tn 37204
10/13/18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


AES Nashville requests a 10% donation from your sales. This donation helps the AES Nashville Section provide educational programs every year. What a deal!



Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2018

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Past Event: WMOT 89.5 and Broadcast Technology

WMOT 89.5 and Broadcast Technology

October 11, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Location: LAB A (BRAGG 174)

Speaker(s): Val Hoeppner: Executive Director at WMOT, Anthony Williams: Content Producer for WMOT, and Tom Hansen: Lightning 100

Learn about the opportunities available to Audio Production students in radio production, live remote technology, and extracurricular and credited opportunities with WMOT. 

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Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2018

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Past Event: Universal Audio

Universal Audio

October 3, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Location: Lab B (Bragg 191)

Speaker(s): Jason Salzman: Universal Audio's National Sales and Product Training Manager

Universal Audio representative Jason Salzman is visiting MTSU to show the latest hardware, software, and other products from Universal Audio. Come learn about the vast array of audio interfaces and plug-ins offered by Universal Audio!

Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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AES Belmont: DPA Microphone Workshop

MTSU's AES section has been invited to join Belmont's AES section for their DPA Microphone Workshop on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 at 4pm-7pm in Columbia Studio A.


"Hands On In The Studio And In Concert With DPA, Brent Maher & Mitch Malloy" 

Six time Grammy award winner, Brent Maher will share insights and techniques for recording with a live band. Mitch Malloy, Lead Singer of Great White will share his experience and adoption of the DPA de facto vocal microphone in the studio and onstage. 

There will be food and drinks provided during the break. Come join us for a night that's sure to be awesome!

AES-Belmont DPA Microphone Workshop Event

Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018

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Past Event: Genelec and Prism Audio

Genelec and Prism Audio

September 19, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Location: LAB A (BRAGG 174)

Speaker(s): Dave Maclaughlin: Genelec and Jody Thorne: Prism Audio

Tech Demo with Genelec and Prism Audio

Demonstration of Genelec Monitors as well as a run down of Genelec and Prism Audio's gear

Other Business: Music Expo 2018 Saturday, September 22 AES Institute, Nashville MTSU AES Students: use promo code MTSUAES18 for discounted $15 tickets.

More Information

Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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Expos, Conventions and Summits

Expos, Conventions and Summits

The 2018-19 academic year includes some new and recurring external events for your ongoing audio education.  

Regional, national and international meetings are great networking and career-development opportunities as well as learning events.

Nashville/Regional: Nashville Music Hackathon, September 15, Nashville, TN

Nashville/Regional: Music Expo 2018, September 22, AES Institute, Nashville

MTSU AES Students: use promo code MTSUAES18 for discounted $15 tickets.  

International: AES 145th Convention, October 17-20, New York, NY 

The All Access badge includes access to everything: all Technical Program sessions, the Live Production and Project Studio Stages, the exhibit floor plus the co-located NAB Show New York Exhibition and Core Sessions.  AES Student Member price: $145.  

Regional/National: Webster University's "Central Region Audio Student Summit," St. Louis, MO

Typically in February or March.  Details TBA. 

Local: AES Nashville Student "Spring Mixer" Competition

Typically in March-April.  Details TBA—an MTSU team will be coordinated by MSU audio faculty advisors.  


Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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Past Event: Introduction to the Studios and AES

Introduction to the Studios and AES

September 13, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Location: Lab B (Bragg 191)

Speaker(s): Dale Brown and Alton Dellinger

Please join us as we give an overview of the studios at MTSU. The topics we will be discussing are as follows. 

  • Standard Procedures
  • Maintenance
  • Shop-Work Opportunities



Other Business: We will be giving an overview of what AES is and the benefits of joining the organization.

View Official Meeting Report

Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018

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AES Student Recording Competition

Have an incredible mix and want to receive professional feedback as well as potentially win prizes?

“The AES Student Recording Competition is a unique opportunity for student attendees of AES International Conventions to receive feedback and recognition for their audio production work. Each school may submit only TWO entries per competition category. Students are expected to submit competition mixes that represent their best final mixing efforts without additional mastering. Judges frequently criticize student mixes for excessive peak limiting and inadequate dynamic range. Therefore, contestants should resist the temptation to maximize loudness to the detriment of tonal balance and musical dynamics.”


            Category 1- Traditional Acoustic Recording

            Category 2 – Traditional Studio Recording

            Category 3 – Modern Studio Recording & Electronic Music

            Category 4 - Sound for Visual Media

            Category 5 - Remix


To participate in the AES Recording Competition, you must:

  • Be a current Student Member of the Audio Engineering Society. Join at Please note that fees vary by region.
  • Engineer the nominated recording while you are a student affiliated with a college audio program.
  • Be selected by your faculty advisor as one of the two representative / group for your school in a competition category.
  • Register for a 4 day ALL ACCESS BADGE for the Convention Technical Program.
  • Submit your recording and documentation electronically according to the submission guidelines prior to the deadline.
  • Attend the convention in person.

Please Read in Order to be Considered!

Students wanting to be considered for the AES Student Recording Competition in New York should upload their prospective mixes to the RI server Class Hand-In folder "AES Mix Critique" by WED, Sept 9/12 at 5pm in a folder with their names and category clearly identified as follows [Categorynumber_lastnamefirstname]. A read-me doc should be required with contact info and some background on the recording and mix, including performance and production credits and associated course number, etc.  

Please go to the AES Student Recording Competition Rules page for more detailed notes regarding eligibility and requirements.,

Official deadlines are Sept 16 for Categories 1-4 and Sept 23 for Category 5.

More Information

Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2018

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Audio Orientation Events in September 2018

Audio Orientation Events in September 2018

Heads up— September offers several opportunities for you to become more familiar with the MTSU audio production studios and reconnect with the AES.

On Saturday, September 8, Prof. Chris Haseleu and the faculty teaching in Studios A and B invite you to come prepare the rooms for the new semester by cleaning and organizing the facilities.  Pizza will be provided for those who contribute some labor!  

  • Cleaning 12-2 p.m.
  • Pizza 2-2:30 p.m.
  • Duality Delta Automation demo 2:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, September 12, the AES will have a table at the College of Media and Entertainment student organization fair in the Main Atrium, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Come by and say hi.  

On Thursday, September 13, the first AES section meeting will be in Lab B (Bragg 191) at 4:30 p.m.  The topic will be standard studio procedures, tech and maintenance forms, student work opportunities, and more.  

As always, watch for RIM department email announcements, fliers and new posts to this official AES blogsite.  

Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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Welcome back to a new Fall semester in the College of Media and Entertainment



Hello and welcome, audio students!  Whether you're new to the Audio Production program, a new M.F.A. candidate or a post-candidacy senior approaching graduation, there are many Audio Engineering Society benefits and events to help enhance your education and professional development.  

If you're reading this on the site, then you may already know about the Society, member benefits and local events.  But just in case, here's a recap:

The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide by promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge and research.

Currently, over 12,000 members are affiliated with more than 75 AES professional sections and more than 95 AES student sections around the world. Section activities may include guest speakers, technical tours, demonstrations and social functions. Through local AES section events, members experience valuable opportunities for professional networking and personal growth.

Again, AES promotes audio as a science and an art form and is a great way to network with professionals in the industry and fellow classmates. Our student chapter here at MTSU is an awesome way to get an inside scoop on developments in pro audio and the Recording Industry curriculum, especially if you’re a pre-candidacy student.  

To learn more about the AES organization, check out the website at
Also, here are links to additional pages regarding membership fees, how to join, and the Nashville and MTSU AES pages.  Be sure to check out the special benefits for student members, which include free and discounted software, hardware and services.  

Main AES Site:

Membership Info:

How to Join:

Education and Career Info for Students:
Student Benefits:

MTSU Student Section:

Nashville Professional Section:

By the way, the AES Nashville section is holding a professional networking/social event at the Warner Brothers Studio (21 Music Square East) from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 6.  Student members are always welcome.  

Here on campus, we are planning events that will also kickoff in early September.  Check this site and watch your MTSU email for details.  


Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018

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