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AES 144 | Thank You Sponsors! UVI Infinity

 Thank you to UVI Infinity for their continued sponsorship and support of the AES Competitions!

UVI is a Paris, France-based developer of premium virtual instruments, effects and software for professional audio production. Over the past two decades UVI has released an extensive catalog of instruments and applications, winning numerous industry awards and accolades. As a key technology partner UVI has worked with many companies to enable groundbreaking software instruments with the renowned UVI EngineTM.

Spanning over 40 releases ranging from mobile to desktop, UVI products are used by many of today’s top composers, producers, sound designers and musicians, being heard on numerous hit-records, film and TV scores and games. UVI products are crafted to deliver the finest experience possible—offering a wealth of unique and inspiring instruments, the highest quality sound, innovative features, efficient and reliable performance and world-class user interfaces.

Leveraging a deep technology portfolio, extensive experience and a passion for sound, UVI continues to push forward creating new and imaginative tools that both enable and inspire.

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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018

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AES 144 | Thank You Sponsors! Leapwing Audio

Thank you to Leapwing Audio for their continued sponsorship and support of the AES Competitions!

We love analog and we love digital. We also recognise that there are things you can’t do in the analog domain and understand that focus is key.You will not find us creating analog imitations. There are other companies that do this very well. We want to solely focus on tools that use the strength of digital to shape and improve sound. We are geeks but also end-users. We don’t want to build complicated tools, where it takes a user 10 minutes to get a decent sound. Our goal is that once you open our tools, that within 10 seconds, you understand what it does and you get a great sound within the next 10 seconds. We have a clear dedication to build something that’s easy to use and intuitive. We pride ourselves to focus on only using the highest quality filters and algorithms we can come up with, knowing the current boundaries of modern-day CPUs. We might spend weeks getting filters to sound just the way we want. We also strongly believe that our paying customers should not be our beta testers so we’ve set up a very strong testing and debugging framework to make sure our plugins leave here in the best possible condition.

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Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018

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AES 144 | Thank You Sponsors! Routledge

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

Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group. We are the leading publisher in media technology, providing engaging, and practical content, and tools to help you excel in fields including Audio Engineering, Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Editing, MIDI, Music Business, Dance, DJing, and more. For further details visit our site.

Twitter: @routledge_music

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoutledgeMusic

 

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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018

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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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