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Posted: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Posted: Monday, October 5, 2015
Meet Merging the company that brought the incredible DAW Pyramix into the industry, and one of our sponsors for the student recording competition!
Merging Technologies is the world’s foremost manufacturer of high-resolution digital audio recording systems. The list of customers reads like a who’s who in the recording industry and recordings made with Merging Technologies’ systems regularly receive the recording industry’s prestigious Grammy® Award.
The company was founded in 1990 in Chexbres, Switzerland by Claude Cellier; an electronics graduate of the Institute of Technology in Lausanne Prior to this, Claude worked for the famous Swiss audio maker Nagra Kudelski for 10 years. Within a short time of its founding, Merging quickly established a reputation for their expertise in digital signal processing and associated hardware, and with their Pyramix Virtual Studio, was one of the first companies to produce a DSD recording system.
In 2007, Claude Cellier was presented with the Audio Engineering Society Fellowship Award for outstanding contributions to the development of high-performance, high-resolution audio workstations. Merging Technologies currently has over 20 employees with offices in Switzerland and the UK.
Posted: Sunday, October 4, 2015
Posted: Sunday, October 4, 2015
Meet Bob Moses, one of our honorable judges of the Student Design Competition at AES139 in New York.
Bob Moses is Executive Director of the AES, with three decades of experience as an audio product designer. He is most known for his role in inventing audio over Firewire, which fueled the “project studio revolution”. Bob has had his fingers in the design of products for dozens of pro audio companies over the years, and thinks he might still have one more box in him before he fades out.
Posted: Saturday, October 3, 2015
We, the Student Delegate Assembly are extremely excited to announce that U-He are once again sponsoring this year's Student Recording Competition.
What is the prize? U-He are providing four winning students each with a licence for the synthesiser or plugin of their choice from U-He's catalogue.
Berlin-based audio software company u-he was founded in 2001 by Urs Heckmann. Originally a one-man show, the company recently evolved into a tightly-knit team of employees, active associates and 3rd-party contractors – with ambitious plans.
Especially well known for the Zebra2 and Diva software synthesizers, u-he has developed several other successful products over the last decade, and regularly contributes freeware to popular magazines (available as download or on cover discs).
Despite their underlying complexity, u-he synths and effects are widely acclaimed for their ease of use. This is often attributed to Urs Heckmann's background as industrial designer. Heckmann sees the seemingly unconventional decision to start an audio software company as a direct result of his equal love for industrial design and for synthesizers.
Most recently, u-he has been exploring concepts for analogue synthesizers, and the first results can be heard in the software synths ACE / Bazille (audio-rate modulation paths) as well as Diva, Presswerk and Satin (accurate simulation of electronic circuitry). Hive is u-he's first foray into the world of low CPU dance-oriented synths.
Posted: Friday, October 2, 2015
Meet Kris Gorski, one of our honorable judges of the Student Recording Competition at AES139 in New York.
Born in Poznan/Poland he begun his music education with piano at the age of 7, and continued through his years in college in England. He then moved to Paris where, after obtaining his diploma in Audio Engineering from SAE Paris, he engaged in 12 years of intensive studio work for independent artists, labels and TV stations. A few years into his sound engineering career he begun writing music for films which proved to be an ongoing passion and an important part of his work. He has since also become a song writer.
He has engineered over 100 albums and worked on dozens of film and advertisement projects both as a composer and sound engineer. He loves working with the new generation of music talents in Poland, producing albums and film tracks. He maintains a working relationship with musicians in France, England and Denmark. Open mind and unorthodox approach are the key ingredients of his work.
In 2006 he co-founded APS - a company with focus on manufacturing high quality active studio monitors. A successful venture which continues to this day and represents Polish technological thought all over the world and collaborates with number of Universities. The company’s R&D model is based on very strong relationship with the recording community, striving to make the very best tools for the sound engineers, producers and musicians.
Presently Kris lives in Poland, helping in the running of APS and his own production company AudioPlanet. For a number of years now he has been involved in a working partnership with Piotr “Miki” Mikolajczak - a renowned producer and former Sony Artistic Director, with whom he has co-written and co-produced a number of projects.
All throughout his career Kris gave a lot of importance to education. He has been giving workshops to young people for the last 17 years and has recently started working with students form the Science University of Gdansk where he is also involved through his company’s AudioPlanet collaboration with the University. He has also worked as a consultant on a number of projects on studio construction.
Posted: Thursday, October 1, 2015
iZotope makes innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, iZotope has spent over a decade developing award-winning products and audio technologies for professionals and hobbyists alike. Used by millions of people in over 50 countries, iZotope products are a core component of GRAMMY-winning music studios, Oscar and Emmy-winning film and TV post production studios, and prominent radio studios, as well as basement and bedroom studios across the globe. Through a robust licensing program, iZotope also powers products made by industry partners such as Adobe, Avid, Microsoft, and Sony. iZotope was recently honored with an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for its flagship audio repair suite, RX®.
Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Meet Jonathan Wyner, one of our honorable judges of the Student Recording Competition at AES139 in New York.
Jonathan began his career as a Mastering Engineer in 1985 and has more than 5000 album credits. His credits range from the extremely well known (James Taylor, David Bowie, Aerosmith, Josh Groban, Kiri Te Kanawa, Nirvana, Miles Davis), to the more idiosyncratic and independent artists and labels (Aimee Mann, Tiny Tim, Rahsaan Roland Kirk). In 2005 Jonathan received a Grammy nomination for producing a program for Deborah Henson-Conant with orchestra entitled Invention and Alchemy that also aired on PBS nationally. He has several firsts/superlatives to his credit including mastering the first interactive CD Game (Play It By Ear, Rykodisc), the first recorded opera (Madame Butterfly recorded 1912 by the BBC). His skills extend forensic and restoration work.
Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Focal Press and Routledge are imprints of the Taylor & Francis Group. We are the leading publisher in media technology, providing exceptional, engaging, and practical content, and tools to help you excel in fields including audio engineering, music recording and production, film and video production, and broadcast and media distribution.
For over 75 years Focal Press has published books that support your creative goals. The company's founder, Andor Kraszna-Krausz, established Focal in 1938 to provide access to leading-edge expert knowledge, techniques, and tools that allow to create without limitation.
In 2012 the company was acquired by the Taylor & Francis Group, and is now part of the Routledge imprint, offering a complete portfolio of products covering the theory and practice of media and the arts.
We are offering an exclusive 30% discount on our range of audio books at the AES Convention. We’ll be exhibiting at stand #837 where you can browse or purchase our books, sign up to our prize draw to win $150 of books, and meet our team.
No stranger to the AES, Focal Press & Routledge continue to offer many books as prizes for the winners of the Student Competitions! Thanks!
Posted: Monday, September 28, 2015