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Past Event: Student-Led Listening Session

Student-Led Listening Session

December 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Location: Schoonover Center 346, Ohio University

Moderated by: Michael France

The Ohio University Student Section of the Audio Engineering Society is excited to wrap up Fall of 2015 with one more exciting meeting. The section will hold a Student-Led Listening Session December 2nd at 7pm in Schoonover 346. 

If you've recently completed an audio mix for a MDIA class or have some audio (or audio + video) projects you're working on, you're welcome and encouraged to show them off and share with the group. Plus, you can get advice before your projects are due!

 This feedback from peers not only helps you grow as an engineer, it's an opportunity to get together and talk about mixing and how to improve in a non-class environment. You don't have to present, but we strongly suggest attending anyway as it's a great way to listen to everyone's work and gain valuable input. All are welcome, and you can present any project (personal or school related) no matter the quality or production stage, so please spread the word!

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Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2015

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Past Event: Hearing Conservation with Dawn Flinn of Ear Everything

Hearing Conservation with Dawn Flinn of Ear Everything

November 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Location: Schoonover Center 380

Moderated by: Michael France

The School of Media Arts & Studies and The Ohio University Section of the Audio Engineering Society welcome Dawn Flinn, a state licensed and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certified audiologist specializing in hearing conservation, for a section meeting on Tuesday, November 17th at 7:00PM.

Dawn, of earEverything, Inc. provides state-of-the-art products and audiological services designed to protect your hearing.  Your hearing is one of your most important sensory tools, and harmful exposure to all types of noise can cause permanent damage. 

With a B.A. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University and an M.S. in Audiology from Northeastern University in Boston, Dawn frequently presents to students and professionals, and is renowned for her expertise and promotion of the importance of hearing healthcare. With clients including countless music industry giants and racing legends, you don't want to miss out on Dawn's advice.

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Posted: Friday, November 13, 2015

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Past Event: Acoustics Wizard Gavin Haverstick

Acoustics Wizard Gavin Haverstick

November 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Moderated by: Michael France

Speaker(s): Gavin Haverstick

The School of Media Arts & Studies and The Ohio University Section of the Audio Engineering Society welcomes renown acoustical designer and engineer Gavin Haverstick for an interactive presentation session on Thursday, November 12th at 7:30PM.

A long-time members of the Audio Engineering Society, Gavin runs a full-service acoustical consulting firm and has analyzed and designed a shocking number of rooms with many facilities profiled by MIX Magazine. Haverstick Designs has been involved in the acoustical design/analysis of over 5,000 challenging spaces including recording studios, houses of worship, home theaters, gymnasiums, restaurants, conference rooms, edit suites, museums and industrial facilities. 

During our time together, Gavin will discuss some practical acoustics & explain what math should really matter to you as an audio engineer. All student are invited to this AES meeting which will take place in Schoonover 448 and we'l be working from acoustical sweeps our our new MPRI facilities. During the meeting we'll also show you how to perform these basic tests and talk about career options in acoustics.

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Posted: Friday, November 6, 2015

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Past Event: MDIA Welcomes Legendary Producer & Engineer Bobby Owsinski For Online Interview Session

MDIA Welcomes Legendary Producer & Engineer Bobby Owsinski For Online Interview Session

October 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Moderated by: Michael France

Speaker(s): Bobby Owsinski

The School of Media Arts & Studies and The Ohio University Section of the Audio Engineering Society welcomes legendary producer, author, and engineer Bobby Owsinski for an interactive Q&A session on Wednesday, November 7th at 7:30PM.

A long-time music industry veteran, Bobby Owsinski started his career as a guitar and keyboard player, songwriter and arranger, eventually becoming an in-demand producer/engineer working not only with a variety of recording artists, but on commercials, television and motion pictures as well. Living in Los Angeles and always on the cusp of the latest technology, he was one of the first to delve into surround sound music mixing, co-founding the industry leader Surround Associates and eventually working on over a hundred surround projects and DVD productions for a variety of legendary superstar acts including The Who, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Iron Maiden, The Ramones, and Chicago among many others.

Using his music and recording experience combined with an easy-to-understand writing style, Bobby Owsinski has become one of the best-selling authors in the music recording industry, with twenty three books that are now staples in audio recording, music, and music business programs in colleges around the world. Based in Los Angeles, Bobby is also a producer of several music-oriented television shows and can frequently be seen as a moderator, panelist, or presenter at a variety of industry conferences.

All student are invited to this AES meeting which will take place in Schoonover 380. For more information, email the Ohio University AES Section at contact@aes-ou.org.

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Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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Past Event: SPARS Mentoring with Kirk Imamura

SPARS Mentoring with Kirk Imamura

November 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Location: Ohio University Schoonover Center

Moderated by: Kyle Snyder

Speaker(s): Kirk Imamura

The School of Media Arts & Studies in partnership with the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS) will present an exclusive AskSPARS seminar featuring Kirk Imamura, President of Avatar Studios and President of SPARS.

 The event, which will take place on Thursday, November 13 at 7:30pm in Schoonover 346 is also sponsored by the Ohio University Student Section of the Audio Engineering Society. All MDIA Music Production & Recording Industry students as well as any Ohio University students interested in careers in audio are encouraged to join us this AskSPARS  session dedicated to careers & mentoring. The presentation will include discussions of audio business geographic considerations (which are especially relevant for individuals considering starting their own audio business), strategies on building a career, behaviors critical for success, and individual mentoring as time allows. 

Students who were unable to attend can view the contenst of the popular Ask SPARS Mentoring Webinars online (pdf).

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Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014

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Past Event: 2014-2015 School Year First Meeting/Monitoring Shootout

2014-2015 School Year First Meeting/Monitoring Shootout

September 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Location: Schoonover Center, Ohio University

Moderated by: Kyle Snyder, Olivia Powers, Steven Van Dyne

We're going to open up the meeting with an introduction or all of our new students, describe why AES is such a great thing to be apart of, introduce our faculty advisor and officers, talk about AES in LA, and open the floor to discussion among the students.

Then, we’re going to be doing a headphone and monitor shootout! This means we’re going to get several pairs of headphones and studio monitors, and see which ones are our members' favorites. 

Be sure to view the official meeting report for more details. You can also check out the powerpoint (using materials created by Mike Senior) and the interactive frequency chart which were used during the meeting.

 

Other Business: Opening meeting and introductions

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Posted: Sunday, September 7, 2014

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Past Event: Section Elections For 2014 - 15 Academic Year

Section Elections For 2014 - 15 Academic Year

April 23, 2014 at 7:45 pm

Location: 9 South College Street, RTVC 281, Athens, Ohio 45701

Moderated by: Kyle P. Snyder

At this final student section meeting for the 2013/14 academic year, section officers will hold a roundtable discussion of the year's past events and hold elections for the 2014/15 academic year.

Are you interested in getting more involved with AES? Do you want to help shape the future of our incredible student organization? Please help us do more for the students of Ohio University in the coming year by becoming an OU AES officer! We look forward to seeing all interested student members on Wednesday, April 23rd. 

 

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Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014

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Past Event: AEA Ribbon Microphone Presentation

April 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Location: 9 South College Street, RTVC 281, Athens, Ohio 45701

Moderated by: Steve VanDyne

Speaker(s): Wes Dooley of AEA (Audio Engineering Associates)

Will be updated after the meeting on April 9, 2014

Other Business: Wes Dooley, the renowned owner of AEA (Audio Engineering Associates) and elite ribbon microphone designer will be connecting with us via video chat. Wes Dooley is not only one of the leading microphone designers in the world, but also has extensive experience in Audio Forensics, has authored several stereo recording system publications, and is an active member with AES worldwide. Pizza will also be served at the event.


Posted: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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Student Led Mixing Critiques

November 25, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Location: 9 South College Street, RTVC 639, Athens, Ohio 45701

Moderated by: Steven Van Dyne

Bring in your latest mixes and recordings on a CD or thumbdrive, and receive friendly critiques and recommendations from your fellow students. All projects are welcome, such as music production, audio for video, or class projects.

Critiques and helpful advice will include but aren’t limited to: mixing techniques such as equalization, compression, and dealing with phasing issues, tracking tips such as microphone placement and dealing with bleed, editing instruments, pitch correction, and even mastering. 

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Posted: Saturday, November 2, 2013

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Past Event: Convention Wrap Up & Mobile Recording

Convention Wrap Up & Mobile Recording

October 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Moderated by: Kyle P. Snyder

Speaker(s): Guy Charbonneau of Le Mobile

Kyle Snyder, Steven Van Dyne, and Shaun Livingston will open the meeting with a recap of the 135th international AES conference in New York. We will then have a web conference with the highly regarded mobile recording studio, Le Mobile.

 Le Mobile is a legendary mobile recording truck that has been run by Guy Charbonneau since the 1970’s. His credits include live concert and studio recordings from Jimmy Page, John Mayer, Gwen Stefani, Clapton, Rolling Stones, and a myriad of others. Guy will be in his mobile studio video chatting with us, and will discuss the history of his truck, productions he has done, and the current state of mobile recording and the live music industry with him.

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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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