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AES 135 New York | Student Design Competition Judges: DAVE HILL

We are proud to announce that we have gathered an amazing group of judges for the Student Design Competition at AES 135. All of them are well known industry professionals, and here you can find out a little bit about each of them.





Dave Hill started designing and building devices at an early age, constructing analog synthesizers from scratch, performing professional sound recordings, and working in equipment maintenance while still in high school. After high school, Dave continued to pursue a career in electronics and enrolled in a local technical college. After his first year he was asked by the college to take over teaching duties and taught analog and digital electronics for 8 years. During his time, he also designed a flight timer for small private aircraft and did maintenance on the school’s electronic instruments and machines.


Early in the 1980's, Dave was asked to design a tube compressor with a classic, vintage tone. The result was the Summit Audio TLA-100. Dave went on to design and set up the manufacture of all Summit Audio products until September of 1994


In August of 1995, Dave founded Crane Song Ltd. and began his first project, designing a tube playback preamp for the ATR-102 analog tape machine. Dave then launched his Crane Song product line with the STC-8 two channel discrete class-A compressor-limiter


Today the Crane Song family of products has grown to nine world-class hardware products and a Pro Tools plugin. Other credits include Avid's HEAT plugin, ATR Service Company's variable speed control and ARIA record-play electronics. Dave's designs have won him many TEC nominations. Dave is currently working on new designs for Crane Song and Dave Hill Designs and is performing research on clocking, jitter, and digital control of analog audio.


Visit Dave's company website

Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2013

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