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AES Student Competition: Matlab Plugin - New York AES 145th convention follow-up


MATLAB Plugin Student Competition was first time hosted on 145th AES New York Convention. From the 4 submissions qualified to the final presentation, Judges selected one gold, two silver and one bronze award winners. For the 147th Convention Matlab Competition is going back – you are invited to participate, keep the deadlines! Updated competition rules are available here:


For this competition cycle, Mathworks provided special mentoring list for students interested in taking part in competition. Please sign up for the newsletter by sending the mail to AES MATLAB Plugin competition have separated page on MathWorks site, everyone interested in the competition updates and future webinars/tutorials should be updated with the information on the page:


All previous submissions are available on MatlabCentral ( by searching for tag: “aescomp”. 


One of the competition rules is to upload short video presenting your project possibilities. Now it is a great opportunity for you to take a look at it before submitting to get the knowledge about Matlab possibilities in plugin creation. Please take a look on previous submissions videos on youtube:


1st place – Plate reverb –

[Aalborg University, Denmark]


2nd place ee – Neural Reverberator –

[Clemson University, US]


2nd place ee – Binaural Piano –

[RWTH Aachen, Germany]


3rd place – Escalator –

[York University, UK]



More Information about competition

Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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Ian Corbett Visits Student Section in Gdansk

At the beginning of June, prof. Ian Corbett was invited to Gdansk by the AES Student Section from the Gdansk University of Technology. The event’s success was facilitated by the cooperation of the Multimedia Systems Department of the University, with special assistance from Prof. Bozena Kostek.
During his visit Ian Corbett conducted several lectures for students interested in audio and recording technology and he led a session of Recording Critiques. During his lectures, students were able to learn about the fundamentals of audio engineers’ work and got to know how to improve their mixing and recording skills. This lecture was inspired by Ian Corbett’s book Mic it!. Such events are a considered a good opportunity to teach students about the specifics of audio related jobs and inform them about the mission and initiatives undertaken by the Audio Engineering Society.
The Student Section of GdaƄsk University of Technolog reports that they are very happy that their collaboration with such an incredible AES Member and Educator as Ian Corbett took place, hoping that it will encourage other Students Sections to hold similar events in the future.

Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019

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Student Recording Competition Finalist Interview - Bastian Striepke

1) Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from and what do you study? 

My name is Bastian, I'm from Germany and I study Media Technology at the HAW Hamburg.

2) What initiated your passion for audio? When did it start?
For me, it was always there in some form. However, my passion for music really came through when my older brother gifted me his old acoustic guitar - I think I was 13 at the time. I played for 10 hours straight every day when I got it. Later, when I was around 16, he started studying audio engineering at the SAE institute for fun. Because of this, I discovered another passion for the engineering side of things. He used to take me to the studios, showed me around and played me his mixes. I quickly realized, that's what I wanted to do as well. So I bought some beginner audio equipment and started producing stuff in my bedroom. My love for audio only ever grew from there.
3) Tell us about production of your submission? What is the story behind it? What inspired it? How long did you work on it? Was it your first entry?
I mixed the song "melancholie" from the german Indie-Pop band "gleich da". It's an upbeat song about the ups and downs in life, looking back and reflecting on the hard times and then moving on from that. It uses water and tides as a metpahor for this concept, and so the entire song revolves around a wave-like structure, going up and down in intensity, with piano and organ sections flowing in and out - just like the rising tides. The production is centered around this element and I tried to complement the song structure by mixing it in a wave-like fashion aswell. We spend a good half year start-to-finish on this production. This is including a high amount of pre-poduction - visiting the band on live concerts and during practice-sessions, talking about lyrics, arrangements, instruments and making sure the song itself was in the right state to be recorded in the first place. For me it's very important to spend time with the musicians I want to record, get to know them, know how they work and to make sure that we have great song. After all - no amount of production can turn a bad song into a good one.
4) What/who made you join AES?
We have a very strong student section in Hamburg, Germany - with regular study trips, workshops, lectures and events. I wanted to be part of it, so I joined it pretty much immediately when I started studying there. Now I can help to shape the section as vice chair and hopefully attract new members the same way I was attratced back then.
5) Tell us about your favorite experiences at the 146th AES convention in Dublin!
The best experience of any AES convention is talking to all the amazing people, professionals and students attending the event and getting to know them. Forging these connections is incredibly valuable. But I also really enjoyed all the student offerings this year, which seemed particularly abundant. And the Heyser lecture, as always, was a real highlight aswell. 


Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2019

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