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AES 138 | Meet the sponsors: Mathew Lane

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Mathew Lane audiotools are innovative new solutions, created when no other hardware or software could be found suitable for the task.
The DrMS spatial processor is Mathew Lane's first product, already widely accepted by audio professionals as a unique plugin. It's being used by top producers and engineers on songs by well known artists such as Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay and many others. Legendary mix engineer Dave Pensado is a fan and has been showing the use of DrMS on several of his Pensado's Place Into The Lair videos.
DrMS is a unique spatial processor, available as AAX/RTAS/AU/VST plugin, with a wide range of applications for mixing, mastering and post production - going from simple MS (Mid-Side) encoding/decoding, over stereo field width and depth enhancement, to fixing mono compatibility issues and more.
Mathew Lane, born Mathijs Indesteege (1981, Belgium), is an independent music professional working as a mastering engineer and audiotool designer.
Mathijs studied engineering at the university of Leuven and went on to the music conservatory of Ghent where he graduated as Master in Music - Music Producer.
Next to his own activities, Mathijs also works as Sales Director & Product Support Engineer at Joystick Audio, the Benelux high-end pro audio distributor.
Using the nickname 'DrDeltaM', Mathijs is moderator at the Music Computers subforum on
You can find Mathew Lane and his DrMS plugin at:
Mathew Lane is contributing DrMS plugins as prizes for the Student Recording Competition! 

Posted: Friday, April 24, 2015

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AES138 | Meet the Judges #10: Darcy Proper

AES138 | Meet the Judges #10: Darcy Proper

Meet Darcy Proper, one of our honorable judges of Category 2: Traditional Studio Recording of the Student Recording Competition at AES138 in Warsaw.

Darcy began her career at Sony Music Studios in New York City in the Classical Department, later focusing her skills on mastering and broadening her musical scope to include in all genres from historical reissues to cutting-edge surround releases.  In 2005, she moved to Europe serving as Senior Mastering Engineer at Galaxy Studios in Belgium for several years before moving on to Wisseloord Studios in Holland.

Over the years, Darcy has been honored with 3 Grammy awards and 9 nominations and has won several other awards for her work.

She has had the pleasure of mastering historical reissue projects for such prestigious artists as Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Johnny Cash.   She has also worked on stereo, 5.1 and Auro3D 9.1 front-line releases for many talented artists including Steely Dan, The Eagles, Ozark Henry, Donald Fagen, Porcupine Tree, Peter Maffay, Patricia Barber, Mando Diao, The Common Linnets, and Marcus Miller.

Posted: Friday, April 24, 2015

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AES Student Design Competition Deadline Extended

Students! Gear designers, software developers, or audio tinkerers... All are welcome to submit their projectstotheStudent Design Competition taking place at AES 138 in Warsaw. In the past we have had projects range from guitar multi-effects processors, channel strips, VST plugins, to even standalone iOS apps. As long as your design has a bit of innovation at heart, we have the top audio design professionals who will give you face-to-face feedback to help you in your career!

All you must do is follow this link and register for the competition, and upload a PDF of a project description by May 1st. Every entrant will get to present at the convention and show off their fantastic work!

Did we mention that there are prizes for the top entries? Not only that, audio companies from all around the world have representatives at AES conventions that frequently check out student events, and we have seen several students land jobs after graduation based on these interactions (so bring a resumé)!

Register and upload your project by May 1st, the new deadline! 

Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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