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AES 144 | Thank You Sponsors! Native Instruments

AES 144 | Thank You Sponsors! Native Instruments

Thank you to Native Instruments for their continued sponsorship and support of the AES Competitions!

Native Instruments is a leading manufacturer of software and hardware for computer-based audio production and DJing. The company's mission is to develop innovative, fully-integrated solutions for all musical styles and professions. The resulting products regularly push technological boundaries and open up new creative horizons for professionals and amateurs alike.

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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018

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AES 144 | Thank You Sponsors! APS

AES 144 | Thank You Sponsors! APS

Many thanks to APS - Audio Pro Solutions for sponsoring the student recording competition!

APS - Audio Pro Solutions 

Manufacturer of professional monitors and High End Home speakers. APS was born from an encounter between a composer and sound engineer/producer, brilliant speaker designers and a group of highly motivated audiophiles and music lovers.

APS was established in 2006 as a project devoted to studio sound production technique. As we use professional project and measurement tools, we have total control over the final effect at each stage of the product creation. Ready-made projects are implemented into production with maximum attention paid to the quality of the final product. Our present offer includes active studio monitors.

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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018

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AES 144 | Thank You Sponsors! Bettermaker

AES 144 | Thank You Sponsors! Bettermaker

A big thank you to Bettermaker for their support of the AES competitions and their wonderful EQ as a prize!

Bettermaker is a company from Poland on the cutting edge of analog audio. Their product combines the advantages of digital and analog world by allowing digital control of analog audio, including presets and automation via proprietary plugins (available in RTAS, 32bit or 64bit VST, and AU). The devices are built with the greatest care for the details and are 100% handmade. The aim is to combine the advantages of digital and analog without compromise. Thanks to Bettermaker’s construction the devices provide a reliable, natural and noise free sound.

Easy to use, with the great sound only an analog EQ can provide, and total recallability within your D.A.W. session or via presets from the front panel, how can you go wrong?

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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018

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AES 144 | Thank You Sponsors! Sonnox

AES 144 | Thank You Sponsors! Sonnox

Sonnox is the leading designer of innovative, high quality, award-winning audio processing plug-ins for professional audio engineers. Oxford Plug-Ins are used in an extraordinary range of audio applications including mixing for music production, live sound, broadcast, TV & Film, and even scientific and forensics projects.

The Sonnox design team traces its heritage back to the 1980's, to the development of the legendary Oxford OXF-R3 digital mixing console. With a base price of $1 million, the OXF-R3 was installed in major recording studios worldwide, and became widely accepted as the first ‘musical’ sounding digital console.

As music production began shifting towards digital workstations, the console inspired a series of unique software developments starting with the Oxford EQ and Dynamics plug-ins.

The expanding family of Oxford Plug-Ins quickly acquired a reputation for excellence among leading engineers worldwide; a reputation that was earned through a no-compromise attitude to audio performance and a desire to push the boundaries with intuitive and novel user interfaces.

Sonnox continues to develop unique, high-quality plug-ins for audio production, embracing new technology and formats with partners such as Avid, Universal Audio and Fraunhofer.

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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018

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AES 144 | Thank You Sponsors! D16 Group

AES 144 | Thank You Sponsors! D16 Group

Thank you to D16 Audio Group for their support and sponsorship with numerous of their plug ins!

D16 Group Audio Software officially launched in 2006 with the aim of producing virtual instruments and effects for producers and musicians who required top quality and inspiration in their music.

Today, D16 Group Audio Software have become a premium audio plug-ins vendor. Continuously high level of quality and will of improvement allow us to deliver virtual instruments that set a new standard of sound perfection and effects that take creativity to the next level. Solid trust from audio community and respect for products fruitful in many rewards make D16 Group Audio Software the company of choice for many musicians around the globe.

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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018

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AES 144 | Thank You Sponsors! Acustica Audio

AES 144 | Thank You Sponsors! Acustica Audio

A huge thank you to Acustica Audio for sponsoring the AES Student Recording competitions with several plug in bundles!

Acustica Audio creates faithful software plug-in emulations of rare vintage or modern hardware gear and new hybrids impossible in the analogue domain. Our core tech is based on dynamic sampling and Volterra series nonlinear convolution. This approach help us create plug-ins that deliver gear-like transient response, accurate phase, and tone which will make you smile! Our main product, the 'Nebula' gear sampler is in version 4 now and it has been around since 2005. N4 and the free N4 Player are both capable of loading 3rd party gear libraries. Our website hosts the official online store for such libraries and an entire line of standalone Nebula-based plug-ins know as 'the Aqua range'. 

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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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AES 144 Meet The Judges! Chris Wainwright

AES 144 Meet The Judges! Chris Wainwright
Like many of us Chris was a musician first, studying music as a student beginning at the age 5, first at home with piano, then in pubic school studying the trumpet and finally at university as a guitar principal. Entering Berklee College of Music as a student in 2005 he found a passion for the studio and audio recording and subsequently focused his study on Music, Production and Engineering for which he received a Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music’s Boston Campus in 2009.
 
Post Berklee Undergraduate Chris worked mostly in live sound both as a staff engineer for PH Productions and The First Church of Christ Scientists as well as a freelance engineer and a part time studio technician for the Center for Digital Imaging arts at Boston University.
 
In 2011, Chris found his way back to Berklee College of Music’s Boston Campus were he took on the role of Assistant Chief Engineer responsible for maintenance, repairs and upgrades of campus wide recording facilities and related equipment. From 2010 to 2012 he also worked as a freelance live recording engineer and broadcast mix engineer for the Berklee Performance Center featuring artists such as Andrew Bird, Lettuce, Clannad and many others.  
 
Late in 2012 however, much of this changed. Chris was sent from Boston to Berklee College of Music’s Valencia campus for what was meant to be a 2-week stay that has lasted 5 years.
 
Chris Wainwright is currently the Chief Engineer and an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music’s campus in Valencia, Spain. He teaches coursework in Music Production, Engineering and Mixing, and as Chief Engineer, also oversees a team of 3 in charge of the maintenance, repairs, upgrades and integration of all campus studio facilities and related equipment. It is here where he can flex all the muscles of his diverse background. 


Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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AES 144 Meet The Judges! Nadine Zoghbi

AES 144 Meet The Judges! Nadine Zoghbi

Nadine is an associate professor in sound design and technique for the picture at the University of Stavanger in Norway. She is a 2000 graduate from a film and TV bachelor program in Lebanon, a post graduate diploma in composing for the screen, and an MA in sound design from Bournemouth University. Nadine´s professional career has spanned from radio and television advertising to working with music artists and award-winning directors.

Her passion for teaching started in 2004, when she began lecturing about sound and storytelling at the Académie Libanaise Des Beaux Arts (ALBA). This was followed by teaching positions at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) and currently the University of Stavanger. Nadine’s primary area of interest lies in the exploration of the intricate relationship between audio and how it influences the perception of the visuals in a moving picture. Nadine speaks four languages fluently and enjoys reading and playing the piano.


Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018

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AES 144 Meet The Judges! Leslie Gaston-Bird

AES 144 Meet The Judges! Leslie Gaston-Bird

Leslie Gaston-Bird AMPS, MPSE  Vice President, Western Region (USA & Canada) AES began working in 2002 at Post Modern Company in Denver, Colorado, restoring soundtracks for classic Sony / Columbia films from as early as the 1930's. At the same time, she began work on her Master of Science in Recording Arts (MSRA) degree at the University of Colorado Denver. 

She earned her MSRA degree in 2003 with a thesis titled, “Music Video Vérité”, a pioneering work in recording mulititrack audio alongside performances filmed in multiple locations and edited together as one seamless performance. Shortly afterwards, she accepted a tenure-track position at CU Denver and is now an Associate Professor of Recording Arts. 

Leslie has been involved in research with Dolby Laboratories in San Fransisco and Gates Planetarium in Denver. She continues to do freelance work, and is currently exploring ways to improve the audio experience as a whole. In 2011 she was granted a Fulbright award to research Blu-Ray audio at the University of York in York, England. 


Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018

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AES 144 Student Party in Massive Arts Music Studio

 

The AES Student Party will take place on Thursday 24th May, 7pm at Massive Arts Studios, Via Eugenio Villoresi 24, 20143 Milano (map).
 

Genelec (https://www.genelec.com/) and their local distributor Midiware (https://midiware.com/) have arranged for us to visit this beautiful Milanese facility, and will even showcase some equipment. 
Refreshments and appetisers will be served, courtesy of Interfacio (https://www.interfacio.com/). 
 
The AES Student Party is open to any 144rd Convention participant with an ALL ACCESS STUDENT BADGE - a great opportunity to meet fellow students from around the world and to unwind halfway through the Convention. Tickets will be available at the opening session of the Student Delegate Assembly on Wednesday, May 23 at 16:00. 

 
See you there!

 


Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2018

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