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April 2013

AES134 ROME | Student Recording Competition Sponsors: TELEFUNKEN

It's time for us to tell you all about all of the wonderful sponsors that support our Student Recording Competition! Expect to see some awesome giveaways by these generous companies at AES 134!

www.telefunken-elektroakustik.com/

 

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik™ strives for absolute perfection. By offering historic recreations of classic microphones alongside their own proprietary designs based around the distinctive tube mic sound, TELEFUNKEN has established a product line that perfectly blends vintage style and sound with the reliability of a modern-day microphone. Their commitment to both the sonic excellence and quality of all of their products is rivaled only by their dedication to provide the BEST possible service to each and every one of their customers.

TELEFUNKEN's R-F-T Series of tube microphones are affordable solutions that deliver amazing tone and ultimate application flexibility at a price anyone who is serious about recording can afford. The M Series dynamic microphones are also an amazing value and offer an articulate, detailed sound with minimal proximity effect in a rugged, roadworthy design.


Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013

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Sponsors of the 134th AES Student Design Competition in Rome: Focal Press

Here we are with yet another great name of audio and also a kind sponsor to the upcoming Student Design Competition and Student Recording Competition in Rome. We are deeply grateful for their support and very exited to give away some awesome prizes to the winners!

www.focalpress.com

Focal Press has been a leading publisher of Media Technology books for 70 years. They provide essential resources for professionals and students in many areas including: film and digital video production, photography, digital imaging, graphics, animation and new media, broadcast and media distribution technologies, music recording and production, mass communications, and theatre technology.

Focal Press delivers to you the techniques that have proved successful for professionals, and inspire you to go further with your craft. Their books demystify ever-changing technologies and help you gain success.

Focal Press - learn, master, create.


Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013

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Sponsors of the 134th AES Student Design Competition in Rome: DSP-Quattro

We present you another great name of audio, kindly sponsoring the upcoming Student Design Competition in Rome. We are deeply grateful for their support and very exited to give away some awesome prizes to the winners!

www.dsp-quattro.com

DSP-Quattro reaches beyond the boundaries of traditional audio-editing software. In addition to the typical sample-editing tools, it features multitrack recording, simultaneous playback of multiple audio files, real-time hosting of virtual instruments, and real-time effects processing of audio input. ... DSP-Quattro is an absolutely outstanding piece of software and an incredible value. It offers features and performances on par with or exceeding sample-editing software costing four or five times as much.


Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013

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Sponsors of the 134th AES Student Design Competition in Rome: Cycling 74

We present you another great name of audio, kindly sponsoring the upcoming Student Design Competition in Rome. We are deeply grateful for their support and very exited to give away some awesome prizes to the winners!

www.cycling74.com

 

Cycling '74 creates software for the specialized needs of artists, educators, and researchers working with audio, visual media, and physical computing. Our visual programming tools Max, MSP, Jitter, and Gen serve as the creative engine behind thousands of innovative projects. The company was formed in 1997 by David Zicarelli and has approximately 29 employees and consultants worldwide.


Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013

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Sponsors of the 134th AES Student Design Competition in Rome: Audiofile Engineering

We present you another great name of audio, kindly sponsoring the upcoming Student Design Competition in Rome. We are deeply grateful for their support and very exited to give away some awesome prizes to the winners!

www.audiofile-engineering.com

 

Combining powerful, elegant and uncluttered audio utilities with unparalleled technical support, Audiofile Engineering is one of the most innovative and experienced audio software developers for Mac OS X and the iPhone. Quiztones is a frequency ear trainer for amateur and professional audio engineers, producers, and musicians. See more at www.audiofile-engineering.com


Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013

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AES 134 ROME | Student Recording Competition Judges: JIM KAISER

Jim Kaiser - honorary judge for category 2 (traditional studio recording) 

 

Since 2000, Jim Kaiser has been the Director of Technology at MasterMix in Nashville, and responsible for surround production and audio restoration.

Kaiser’s career features experience in live & studio recording with artists like Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Gloria Estefan, and Michael Jackson, and technical design of recording and production facilities, including Sony-BMG, East Iris, MasterMix, and Clear Channel Entertainment/Live Nation.

Jim was the Audio Engineering Society President in 2009-2010 and serves on the AES Technical Council, the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, and the Nashville Engineer Relief Fund Board. He has been involved in workshops, seminars, and paper presentations at AES international conventions and regional conferences since joining in 1983

Jim Kaiser has been teaching in the Audio Technology Program at Belmont University since 2005.


Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013

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Sponsors of the 134th AES Student Recording Competition in Rome: Women's Audio Mission

There is still some time left for us to present you another big name of audio, kindly sponsoring the upcoming Student Recording Competition in Rome. We are deeply grateful for their support and very exited to give away some awesome prizes to the winners!

 

Women's Audio Mission is a San Francisco based, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts. In a field where women are chronically under-represented (less than 5%), WAM seeks to "change the face of sound" by providing hands-on training, experience, career counseling and job placement to women and girls in media technology for music, radio, film, television and the internet.


Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2013

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Sponsors of the 134th AES Student Recording Competition in Rome: Sonic Studio

There is still some time left for us to present you another big name of audio, kindly sponsoring the upcoming Student Recording Competition in Rome. We are deeply grateful for their support and very exited to give away some awesome prizes to the winners!

www.sonicstudio.com

 

Since the early 1980s, Sonic Studio workstations have been adopted worldwide by motion picture and recording studios, major record labels and high end mastering facilities. On award–winning motion picture soundtracks and more than half of all commercially released CD, Sonic Studio’s customers consistently win Grammy®, Emmy® and Oscar® awards for their exceptional audio work. Sonic Studio continues to lead the way to the ultrafidelity computer based audio of with the Amarra computer music player.


Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2013

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Sponsors of the 134th AES Student Recording Competition in Rome: Merging

here is still some time left for us to present you another big name of audio, kindly sponsoring the upcoming Student Recording Competition in Rome. We are deeply grateful for their support and very exited to give away some awesome prizes to the winners!

www.merging.com

 

Switzerland’s Merging Technologies is the manufacturer of hardware and software systems for audio and video production professionals, including the high-resolution multichannel Pyramix digital audio workstation, VCube non-linear HD video playback system, the Ramses MSC audio control surface and Ovation a Media Server and Sequencer. Merging’s products are used where reliability and the highest possible quality are of paramount concern. Merging’s clients include some of the finest recording studios, broadcast facilities, post-production houses and film dubbing suites in the world.


Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2013

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Sponsors of the 134th AES Student Recording Competition in Rome: iZotope

There is still some time left for us to present you another big name of audio, kindly sponsoring the upcoming Student Recording Competition in Rome. We are deeply grateful for their support and very exited to give away some awesome prizes to the winners!

www.izotope.com

iZotope is a research-driven audio technology company based in Boston, Massachusetts. Its award-winning products and audio technologies are used by millions of people in over 50 countries, from consumers to musicians to major film, TV, and radio studios. Some of the diverse clients include musical giants like BT, Depeche Mode, and RZA of WuTang Clan; radio stations like Boston's iconic WGBH; and TV programming like CBS's Survivor, the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch, the World Cup broadcast, and the GRAMMY awards. Through an extensive licensing program, iZotope technology is also directly integrated into products made by industry-leaders such as Adobe, Avid, and Sony; video games from companies like Harmonix and Ubisoft; as well as a growing number of mobile phone applications.



Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2013

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Sponsors of the 134th AES Student Recording Competition in Rome: Reaper

We present you another great name of audio, kindly sponsoring the upcoming Student Recording Competition in Rome. We are deeply grateful for their support and very exited to give away some awesome prizes to the winners!



www.reaper.fm


REAPER is digital audio workstation software: a complete multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing, and mastering environment. It will let you record audio and MIDI from multiple inputs simultaneously, layer recorded tracks and takes over previous recordings, edit recordings in almost any imaginable way, and much more. REAPER works with almost any hardware and can be used in combination with a vast universe of other software and plug-ins.


Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2013

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AES 134 ROME | Student Recording Competition Judges: SEIGEN ONO

Seigen Ono - honorary judge for category 1 (traditional acoustic recording)

Seigen Ono is a composer, architectural acoustics designer and recording engineer working with DSD technology and mixing with surround height. During his 30 years of career, he has worked with renowned artists such as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Sadao Watanabe, John Zorn, Oscar Peterson, Miles Davis and more.

As a recording and mastering engineer, Seigen Ono has started as an assistant at ONKIO-HAUS (Tokyo) 1978 and is a freelancer since 1980. As the audio supervisor for Sony's HDVS in 1991 and an endorser of Sony SONOMA DSD Audio Workstation and the reverberator DRE-S777 for the last twelve years, Seigen is a strong advocate for high resolution audio (DSD). He has been involved in R&D for the high end pro technologies of digital audio equipments developed by Sony, KORG and Yamaha.

 As an architectural acoustics designer, he was recently responsible for "silent spins" with Sakamoto Ryuichi and Shiro Takatani, which was presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in 2012 and the Sharjah Art Foundation in 2013. 


Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2013

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AES 134 ROME | Student Recording Competition Judges: BRIAN MCCARTY

Brian McCarty - honorary judge for category 4 (sound for visual media)

 

Mr. Brian McCarty has a music and film recording career spanning over 60 Hollywood films, including participation in the team nominated for numerous "Best Achievement in Sound" Oscars (Altered States, On Golden Pond, Dick Tracy). He is the Chair of AES’s (Audio Engineering Society) Sound for Digital Cinema and TV Technical Committee and owner of Coral Sea Studios in Cairns, Queensland Australia.

Originally from Chicago, Brian started his music recording career in Denver, Colorado, after attending De Paul University. In addition to his career in film sound, Brian was a consultant and project manager at Bose Corporation managing the design and launch of a new professional audio product. This took him to Mainland China where he has been active in their film industry since 1984, assisting in the revamp of recording facilities there and teaching production sound recording.

Mr. McCarty is chairing a new technical committee established by the Audio Engineering Society named “Audio for Digital Cinema and Television.” "In simple terms, what is recorded digitally in the studio does NOT sound the same at the theatrical end," McCarty says. "As an art form, our goal should be consistency of sound quality. Acoustical design of theaters is typically incorrect for sound reproduction in large rooms. Current soundtrack EQ reproduction curves are inconsistent with large-room audio practice and with the rest of the audio industry. And, loudspeaker technology typically used in theaters has yet to be optimized for proper playback of wide bandwidth soundtracks. Basically," McCarty concludes, "the current digital cinema audio system is simply not the best we can do.” 


Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013

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AES 134 ROME | Student Recording Competition Judges: MICHAEL FLEMING

Michael Fleming - honorary judge for category 1 (traditional acoustic recording)

 

Michael Fleming is a Nashville-based audio engineer whose technical credits include album releases on Naxos, Justin Time, WEA, Centaur, Raven and Classic Concert Records, among others. An experienced broadcast producer and music engineer, Fleming has worked for organizations and clients including WGBH Radio, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Nashville Symphony and Nashville Opera, and he has provided sound reinforcement, location recording and/or post-production services for the Tanglewood Music Center, motion picture clients and numerous summer festivals.

Michael is also an Associate Professor of Audio Production at Middle Tennessee State University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in studio and location recording techniques, digital audio technology, critical listening and audio mastering. Michael earned a degree in Physics from Carleton College and a Masters of Music in Sound Recording from McGill University.  


Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013

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AES 134 ROME | Student Design Competition Judges: Patrizio Pisani

 Introducing Student Design Competition judge Patrizio Pisani of ZP Engineering!

 

Patrizio Pisani

 

After years in the industrial sector, Patrizio started his work in pro audio hardware design in 1994 as a research engineer at IRIS, the research center for Farfisa/Bontempi. In 1998, Pisani co-founded ZP Engineering SRL, a consulting company specialized in digital audio design.

As a 50% shareholder of ZP, he worked as General Manager of System Design, hardware design, and production until July 2012. He then he assumed the role of Prime Consultant. His expertise is focused on system design, high-speed digital design,
digital audio interfaces, FPGA design, analog audio, system engineering, and production setup.

 


Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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134 ROME | Student Recording Competition Judges: BARRY MARSHALL

Barry Marshall - honorary judge for category 3 (modern studio recording)

 

"Barry Marshall has toured and recorded all over the world as both a musical director for The Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame’s LaVern Baker, and as a record producer for Baker, Peter Wolf, and Ben E. King. He was a songwriting partner to the late Doc Pomus, and he’s shared the stage on gigs with everyone from Paul Shaffer to Bonnie Raitt to B.B. King.

Barry is an Associate Professor at the New England Institute of Art and at Emerson College where he teaches classes in music production, recording industry, and the history of media arts. Barry has also recently produced three albums for Cape Verdean artist Dany Silva and serves as the Musical Director for the One Planet Education Network, currently developing content for museums and video games."  


Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013

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AES 134 ROME | Student Recording Competition Judges: ALEX CASE

Alex Case - honorary judge for category 3 (modern studio recording)

 

Alex U. Case is an Associate Professor of Sound Recording Technology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. With degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Music, and Acoustics, Professor Case has dedicated his professional life to the study of aesthetics, perception, signal processing, electro-acoustics and room acoustics for the creation and enjoyment of sound recordings.

Case is a widely published author, with over 100 articles appearing in multiple journals and industry trade publications. He has authored two titles for Focal Press, both bestsellers in their genre.

Case is an educator in great demand. In addition to his full time undergraduate and graduate teaching, Case has given many invited lectures and master classes at over 20 different universities across the globe from the Berklee College of Music to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

Case is active in the two professional societies central to his research. For the Audio Engineering Society, he serves the Awards Committee, Education Committee, and Membership Committee, and has served the Convention Planning Committees in New York and San Francisco. Professor Case is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America where he is a frequent presenter of papers and chair of special sessions.  He serves as Chair of Technical Committee on Architectural Acoustics.

 


Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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AES 134 ROME | Student Recording Competition Judges: LIZ TEUTSCH

Liz Teutsch - honorary judge for category 2 (traditional studio recording)

 

Liz is an audio professional and educator based in Valencia, Spain where she is an Associate Professor and the Assistant Director of Academic Technology at Berklee College of Music.  Formerly the Director of Audio Production at Boston University's Center for Digital Imaging Arts, Liz is an active member of the Audio Engineering Society and its education events.  She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Berklee College of Music. 

 


Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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AES 134 ROME | Student Recording Competition Judges: ANDREA PEJROLO

 

Andrea Pejrolo - honorary judge for category 3 (modern studio recording)

 

Andrea Pejrolo (www.apejrolo.com) is the Assistant Chair of the Contemporary Writing and Production department at Berklee College of Music in Boston. 

Andrea is a composer, producer, music technology expert, audio engineer, and bassist. He is the author of Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production (1st edition 2005, and 2nd edition 2011) and Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer (2007) and has written several articles for music magazines, including Sound On Sound, Bass World Magazine (USA), Muralann and Boheme Press (Canada), and Il Capitello Publisher (Italy). recently he has launched a brand new website/blog called www.acousticmidiorchestration.com.
 

Andrea has extensive and active professional experience as a sound designer, audio engineer/producer, MIDI programmer and composer for film, TV, theater and multimedia. Some of his recent collaborations and projects include Traits de Marque in Paris, iAcoustica Studio drum library, iDrum Rock Edition for iPhone/iPad in collaboration with Izotope, arrangements and recording with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Kevin Bacon’s “Lover Boy”, Harry Davis’ “MVP”, Don Sebesky, ABC, CBS, Cy Coleman, Burning Petals Music Production (U.K.), the Broadway Show "Swing" (St. James Theater, NY), and the Grand Canyon Music Festival.
 

Some of hi latest "inventions" as music technologist can be seen on Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/56389617  and http://vimeo.com/56386501
 

Andrea holds a Ph.D. in jazz composition/performance from New York University, a Master in Composition for Film, TV, Theater and Multimedia from the University of Bristol (U.K.) and a Music Diploma in Jazz Performance from  Manhattan School of Music in New York City.
 

Follow Andrea's work via Twitter @apejrolo_music.


Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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AES 134 ROME | Student Recording Competition Judges: MISCHA JANISCH

Mischa Janisch - honorary judge for category 2 (traditional studio recording)

 

Mischa Janisch started his professional career in 1994 as a drummer and songwriter in Vienna. His passion for audio let him into music production and engineering, where he started as a freelancer at Sunshine Music in 1995 where he later became an associate.

 Starting as a producer, he soon established himself as a successfull mixing engineer.

Due to the lack of proper Austrian mastering studios in the 90s, he became more and more involved into mastering which finally led to the founding of Sunshine Mastering under his supervision.

 Mischa is also an educator of the Tonmeister programm of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. 


Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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AES 134 ROME | Student Recording Competition Judges: RICHARD KING

Richard King - honorary judge for category 1 (traditional acoustic recording) 


Richard King holds a bachelor of music from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and a master of music with a major in sound recording from McGill University.

After 15 years with Sony Music Studios in New York and a successful independent recording business, Grammy award-winning recording engineer Richard King is now an associate professor at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal. He continues his freelance recording work, with various record labels and film companies in the US.

Richard is a frequent AES panelist, and he is a guest lecturer at many university level recording programs on a regular basis.


Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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AES 134 ROME | Student Design Competition Judges: Aurelio Uncini

Introducing Student Design Competition judge Aurelio Uncini of the Sapienza University of Rome!

 

Aurelio Uncini

 

 

Aurelio Uncini received a Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Ancona, Italy in 1983 and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Bologna, Italy in 1994.

From 1984 to 1986, Uncini worked with the Ugo Bordoni Foundation, engaged in research on digital processing of speech signals and automatic speech recognition. From 1987 to 1993, he served as an aggregate researcher in the Department of Electronics and Automatics at the University of Ancona, where he held the position of Assistant Professor from 1994 to 1998. From 1999 to 2004, he was Associate Professor at the INFOCOM department of the Sapienza University of Rome. Currently, Uncini is a Full Professor at the Department of Information Engineering Electronic and Telecommunication (DIET) teaching Circuits Theory, Adaptive Algorithm for Signal Processing, and Digital Audio Processing, and is the founding director of the laboratory of Intelligent Signal Processing and Multimedia (ISPAMM). In 2012, he was promoted to Vice Dean of Faculty of Information Engineering, Computer Science and Statistics at Sapienza.

Professor Uncini has authored more than 150 papers in the field of circuits theory, optimization algorithms for circuits design, neural networks, and audio and signal processing. His present research interests also include linear and non-linear adaptive filters, blind signal processing, adaptive audio array processing, and machine learning for signal processing.

Professor Uncini is Chair of the Audio Engineering Society Italian Section, a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a member of the Italian Society of Neural Newtorks (SIREN).


Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2013

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AES 134 ROME | Student Design Competition Judges: Roberto Magalotti

Introducing Student Design Competition judge Roberto Magalotti of B&C Speakers!

 

Roberto Magalotti

 

Roberto Magalotti graduated in Physics summa cum laude at the University of Bologna in 1994, with a thesis on the physical modeling of musical instruments. After graduating, he joined Generalmusic, where he worked as a designer of professional loudspeaker systems, specializing in crossover network optimization, loudspeaker horn design and testing, and plane wave tube measurements.

In 2001 he joined the Research & Development Lab of B&C Speakers, where he is currently Head of Research. His interests include modeling, measurement and simulation of the nonlinear behavior of loudspeaker drivers, optimization of magnetic assemblies and application of Finite Elements Analysis to loudspeaker
design. He is an AES Member since 1999 and has served as Secretary of the Italian Section from 2005 to 2007.

 

 


Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2013

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AES 134 Student Design Exhibition: Show Off Your Technical Project!

AES 134 Student Design Exhibition: Show Off Your Technical Project!

  

Attention all circuit designers, software engineers, and electronics hobbyists!

 

 

The AES 134 Student Design Exhibition is
now open to all student projects!!

 

   

 

We've got extra room at the AES 134 SDE! The tabletop session is scheduled for 11:15am-12:45pm on Sunday, May 5 at the Fontana di Trevi Conference Centre. If you've designed a piece of audio hardware or software, this is your chance to show it off to the best in the business.

 

To reserve your spot, email Colin Pfund at colin@aes-sda.org.

 

Don't wait. Sign up TODAY!


Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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Sponsors of the 134th AES Student Recording Competition in Rome: D16 GROUP

We present to you another generous sponsor to the upcoming Student Recording Competition in Rome. We are deeply grateful for their support and very exited to give away some awesome prizes to the winners!

www.d16.pl/index.php

 D16 Group Audio Software is a Polish software company founded in 2004 who operates mainly in the music software. D16 is famous for creating some of the best known emulations for synthesizers such as the Roland TB-303, TR-808, TR-909 as well as other effects processors (multiband distortions, decimators, phasers), all in the form of VST x64 plug-ins.


Posted: Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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Sponsors of the 134th AES Student Recording Competition in Rome: AURALEX

We present to you another generous sponsor to the upcoming Student Recording Competition in Rome. We are deeply grateful for their support and very exited to give away some awesome prizes to the winners!

THANK YOU AURALEX!

www.auralex.com 

 

 Auralex Acoustics is the industry leader in acoustical treatment products, including acoustical absorbers, diffusors, sound barriers, construction materials, isolation platforms and complete room treatment systems. Let the experts at Auralex help you achieve world-class acoustics in any room.  



Posted: Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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