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AES138 | Many thanks to TASCAM.

The Student Delegate Assembly thanks the returning sponsor Tascam, who generously donated one of their audio interfaces to a happy winner of the Student Recording Competition at AES138.


For more than 30 years, TASCAM has developed products for every segment of the sound and music industry. From the high-end audio professional in a major post-production studio to the novice or hobbyist at home, TASCAM is everywhere. We are a company committed to providing our customers audio/video solutions that enable breakthroughs by using sound in ways that are as exciting as they are accessible. In short, we provide tools that let people translate their creativity into reality.

Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2015

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AES138 | Many thanks to Slate Digital.

Slate Digital provided plugins to all winners of the Student Recording Competition at AES138. The Student Delegate Assembly is very grateful for this generous contribution.


Established by Steven Slate and Fabrice Gabriel in 2008, Slate Digital strives to produce innovative products of exceptional quality. The Slate Digital line combines revolutionary ideas and concepts for the future of the pro audio industry with the complex DSP algorithms. Known for its digital emulation of analogue circuitry, Slate Digital's products include the FG-X Mastering Processor, Virtual Console Collection 2.0, Virtual Tape Machines, Virtual Buss Compressors, and the new Virtual Mix Rack.  Steven Slate is also known for his award winning drum products Trigger 2 Drum Replacer and SSD 4 Virtual Drum Instrument.  To accompany those, Slate offers extensive drum sample add-ons co-created with well-known engineers and studios: Chris Lord-Alge drums, Terry Date drums, David Bendeth drums, and the all new Blackbird Studios drum expansion.  Last but not least in the Slate arsenal is the Raven MTX MKII and Raven MTi Multi-touch Audio Production Systems. All of these products combine to form the complete production toolkit for the modern producer and engineer.

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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015

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AES138 | Many thanks to Jensen Transformers.

The fine people at Radial/Jensen Transformers continued their support of the Student Design Competition at AES138. The Student Delegate Assembly is very grateful for their investment in the future of audio.

Founded in 1974, Jensen Transformers, Inc. is a manufacturer and  developer of high performance audio transformers. Tens of thousands of Jensen transformers are in use today throughout the world, and maintain a flawless reputation for superior quality and reliability.

Jensen is pleased to sponsor the AES138 student competition with prizing of the JIK-DB1 Iso-Kit™, a Jensen transformer equipped direct box that comes in an easy-to-assemble kit form, developed specifically for recording schools and other higher education facilities that teach professional audio as part of their curriculum. It includes the same Jensen JT-DB-EPC transformer that is employed in many of the world's most popular direct boxes and on stages and in studios around the world.  The kit enables students to learn how to solder while building a product that he or she will value and use for the rest of their life.

Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2015

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AES138 | Many thanks to MathWorks.

Another sponsor building industry standard tools, MathWorks generously provided three Matlab licenses to winners of our Student Design Competition and hence enabled future hardware and software designers to be at the cutting edge of audio technology development.

MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on its products to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development. MATLAB and Simulink enable the design and development of a wide range of advanced products.

More than 5000 colleges and universities around the world use MATLAB and Simulink for teaching and research in a broad range of technical disciplines.


Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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AES138 | Many thanks to Focal Press.

Not only is Focal Press' continued contribution a symbol for the educational character of our student events, they once again provided a large number of books to winners of our Student Competitions at AES138. We couldn't be more grateful to have one of the most relevant publishers of industry standard texts sponsoring our activities.


Focal Press has been a leading publisher of Media Technology books for 75 years. We provide essential resources for professionals and students in many areas including audio engineering, music recording and production, film and video production, and broadcast and media distribution. We are committed to publishing high quality books filled with practical hands-on information by experts in the field.

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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AES138 | Many thanks to Cycling '74.

Cycling '74 really derseve some credit for their continued support. Once again they provided multiple licenses of their visual programming environment Max 7 to happy winners of the Student Design Competition at the 138th AES Convention.


Cycling '74 is a San Francisco-based software development company and music label, specializing in Interactive Media. The company is best known for their work with the digital signal processing software environment Max.

For more information about Max, please visit

Posted: Monday, May 25, 2015

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AES138 | Many thanks to Crane Song.

Crane Song continued their support of our student activities at AES138 and provided us with multiple plugin prizes that were given to winners of our Student Recording Competition. We are very grateful for their support and are looking forward to future Conventions with them.


Crane Song is the the company of designer and engineer Dave Hill who crafts hardware and software with an exceptional attention to detail. Dave Hill's intimate knowledge of analog electronics, as well as decades of experience as a recording engineer have spawned a large range of very useful and musical products that deliver top-of-the-line quality throughout.

Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2015

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AES138 | Many thanks to Bettermaker.

The Student Delegate Assembly is very gateful to Bettermaker, who generously provided an EQ502 Remote to one winner of our Student Recording Competition at AES138. Many thanks for this generous contribution.



Bettermaker aims to create flexible devices with distinct sonic characteristics and a clean sound. 

Besides their purely analogue signal paths, the company's products have full digital recall. Bettermaker's engineers pick the best classic designs and modify them to improve the workflow in everyday use of audio professionals. As audio engineers are required to work faster and faster every day, they need to have high quality equipment that allows them to satisfy their clients' ever growing demands. 

Bettermaker combines the advantages of the digital and the analog world to provide just that.

For more information visit

Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2015

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AES138 | Many thanks to Audiofile Engineering.

Audiofile Engineering gave a generous bundle of their apps to each winner of the Student Recording and Student Design Competition. We're very grateful for their support, which helped us make our Student Competitions at the 138th AES Convention possible.

"Hello, we are Audiofile. We build apps for musicians and engineers, because that’s who we are: musicians and engineers. Founded in 2004, we are among the most experienced audio software developers for OS X and iOS with a long history of industry-firsts to our name. We strive to create beautiful and powerful apps that everyone can afford.

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015

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AES138 | Thanks to our honourable Judges

AES138 in Warsaw has been a highly successful one for the Student Delegate Assembly.We had an incredible attandance of motivated students who made the days we spent in Warsaw truly special. It was a pleasure putting on events for such a keen crowd, and it's time to thank a few people who helped us make an integral part of any AES Convention's student programme possible: The judges of our Student Recording and Student Design Competitions.

These top-tier professionals invested lots of time and energy and devoted their abilities to our cause of educating the next generation of engineers and designers. 

We want to thank them for their great efforts of judging the ~60 submissions and providing valuable feedback to all of them. 

Many thanks to:

Malgorzata Albinska-Frank

Florian Camerer

Alex Case

Ian Corbett

Scott Dorsey

Elizabeth Fauske

Kris Górski
Dave Hill
David Miles Huber 
David Josephson

Ian Kagey

Richard King

Morten Lindberg

Andrzej Lipinski

Mandy Parnell

Ronald Prent

Darcy Proper

Jonas Rutström

Liz Teusch

Marek Walaszek

Umberto Zanghieri  

Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2015

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