The Student Design Competition is returning to the 133rd AES Convention in San Francisco, and the SDA is excited to announce the names of four premier inustry experts who will be judging graduate and undergraduate entries. These guys know it all. Don't miss the opportunity to have them critique your senior project!
John La Grou
John La Grou is an inventor, audio designer, entrepreneur, and community activist. While best known in the audio industry for his company Millennia Media, a leading manufacturer of high performance audio equipment, John has also worked to advance technology in the fields of consumer computing and smart power. La Grou gives back to his community through his service on a number of corporate, university, and philanthropic boards.
20-year mastering engineer Dave Collins built his renown at A&M Recording Studios in Hollywood. In 2004, he opened his own studio, Dave Collins Mastering Inc. A long-time lover of high-fidelety audio systems, Dave has been involved with the design, modification, and manufacture of a number of professional audio products.
Bill Whitlock has been president and chief engineer of Jensen Transformers since 1989. He has proven his expertise in analog circuit design in projects such as high-speed cassette duplicators for EMI/Capitol Records, automated image generation and control systems for Laser Images Inc's Laserium® light show, and console automation systems for Quad-Eight Electronics. Whitlock holds multiple patents and shares his knowledge through papers and AES Convention presentations.
W.C. "Hutch" Hutchison
Hutchison has worked in the music industry for 40 years, gaining experience in musical instrument repairs and modifications, front-of-house mixing for touring stadium acts, record production and engineering, and instruction. Hutch has worked with Electric Lady, Unique, and Soundworks Studios. He has consulted with SSL and Focusrite and designed equipment for Manley Laboratories and Rupert Neve Designs.
Posted: Thursday, September 6, 2012