AES Student Blog

April 2014

136th AES Education and Career/Job Fair

136th AES Education and Career/Job Fair takes place on Monday 28 April at 11.00 in foyer.

You will have great opportunity to meet students and educators from around 30 different schools from all around the world.

Following companies taking part on the Career/Job Fair will have open positions and will call for interns:

- Schoeps Mikrofone

- interfacio

- Kevork Mastering.

Bring your CV!!!


Posted: Sunday, April 27, 2014

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AES 136 Berlin | Student Recording Competition Finalists

 

AES 136 Berlin | Student Recording Competition Finalists

Congratulations to our Student Recording Competition Finalists for the AES 136 International Convention!

Category 1 - Traditional Acoustic 

-Marius Heuser
-Ken Yoshida 
-Jonas Alfhei/Mads Metz

Category 2 - Traditional Studio

-Szymon Piotrowski
-Tobias Hess
-Hasan Sercan ALTI

Category 3 - Modern Studio

-Lukas Turnovsky
-Daniel J Babai
-Nicholas Zeigler 

Category 4 - Sound for Picture 

-Alexander Choeb
-Anze Rozman 
-Adam Kufel 

Good Luck to all our finalists!
 


Posted: Sunday, April 27, 2014

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AES 136 - Meet the Judges #9: Mandy Parnell

Meet Mandy Parnellone of our honorable judges for Category 3: Modern Studio Recording.

Award winning Mandy Parnell became interested in recorded music at the age of 5, listening to records on a portable Dansette player - the iPod of the time. 

She studied music and music technology through her school & college years, trained and worked in recording studios until landing an internship, which led to her becoming a world renowned mastering engineer. Mandy then decided to launch her own facility  - Black Saloon Studios.

Mandy Parnell’s 24 years of experience have allowed her to discover and develop her philosophies in analogue and digital audio, while working with an amazing array of artists including Björk, Feist, The XX, Frightened Rabbit, Sigur Ros and Brian Eno. 

Mandy’s unique style as a mastering engineer has afforded her respect from all areas of the industry. She has mastered countless records that have achieved gold and platinum status around the world.

As a firm believer in educating the next generation of producers and engineers, Mandy frequently lectures on mastering and the music industry at universities, colleges and organizations. 

Recently Mandy has been featured on the BBC, Resolution magazine, Sound On Sound, Prosound news, NME and Audio Musica & Technologia.

 

Links

http://www.blacksaloonstudios.com

https://www.facebook.com/mandyparnellmasteringengineer

https://twitter.com/blacksaloon


Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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AES 136 - Meet the Judges #8: Barry Marshall

Meet Barry Marshallone of our honorable judges for Category 2: Traditional Studio Recording.

Experienced, dynamic and creative as a performer, musician, songwriter and record producer, Barry Marshall is all of these and more as an educator. He started the critically acclaimed student record label, Naked Ear Records, at New England Institute of Art, where he is an Associate Professor and helped develop the audio and music business program and curriculum. Since 1999 he has also been teaching at Emerson College, where his classes include Recording Industry as a Business, and History of Media Arts.

In addition, he 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.

Most recently Barry has produced three albums for Cape Verdean artist Dany Silva and is the Musical Director and Audio Producer of the One Planet Education Network, currently developing content for museums and video games. He also has become a respected lecturer/presenter at Audio Engineering  Society conferences and conventions, including at AES Budapest in 2012, AES NYC in 2013, and  AES London in 2010 and 2011. He was awarded his Doctorate in 2013 from Argosy University.


Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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AES 136 - Meet the Judges #7: Mark Drews

Meet Mark Drewsone of our honorable judges for Category 4: Sound for Visual Media.

Mark Drews is director of music production and recording studies at the University of Stavanger, on Norway’s southwest coast. He began his professional recording career in 1983 recording classical music and jazz for the Norwegian Broadcasting Company. From 1984 thru 1995, he was senior audio engineer/lecturer at the Syracuse University School of Music and was an active independent recording engineer and musician in Central New York. He is author of New Ears: The Audio Career & Education Handbook.

Drews has recorded thousands of concerts and other music performances in the United States and Norway for radio and commercial release. He also has designed and installed a variety of audio facilities for music recording and sound for picture.

In addition, he’s had a senior Fulbright research fellowship to Norway, an audio research residency at the Banff Centre’s music and sound department in Canada and an international visiting scholar position at the University of Michigan’s School of Music.

Drews has been involved with AES student activities for years having been on the first panel of judges at the Amsterdam convention in 1998 and several others since then.  

An advocate for the support and advancement of audio education, Mark is an active member of the Audio Engineering Society, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services. He also is a board member of the Norwegian Institute for Recorded Sound.

In his spare time, he is busy with family and friends on both sides of the Atlantic, he is musically active as bassist in the Stavanger Big Band. Just by coincidence, his wife’s name is Tone.


Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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AES 136 Berlin | Student Recording Competition Sponsors: AEA

 Joining the sponsors of this years recording competition is AEA! They have made their support of the Audio Engineering Society known yet again, and we are ever thankful of them. Be sure to attend SDA-1, the competition, and SDA-2 to find out who will be taking home the prize!



 

Wes Dooley's longtime passion for audio has infused his company, Audio Engineering Associates (AEA), with a well balanced blend of creativity and technical expertise for forty years. At the core of AEA is a genuine interest in the art and science of audio.

From areas as diverse as forensic audio and microphone design, Wes' passion for audio has led him all over the world, from recording experiences in Europe, Africa, and New Zealand, to the courtrooms of Los Angeles as a forensic audio and video expert witness. Such experiences have led Wes to design products which help resolve problems commonly encountered by recording engineers. His portable recording tools including, multi-channel microphone arrays, MS stereo processors, stereo phase displays and very tall microphone stands, have all made on-site recording far more feasible.

Despite his contributions to on-location recording, Wes is best known for his pursuit of excellence in ribbon microphone technology. After two decades of representing and servicing the BBC 4038 in the United States, he began to experiment with his own ribbon microphones. During the last decade Wes became aware of the increasing scarcity of R44's and other ribbon microphones.

In 1998, responding to this need, Wes re-introduced the 44 much to the thrill of many in the recording industry. Les Paul told Wes that AEA's R44 is his favorite microphone and engineer/producers such as Bruce Swedien, Kevin Bacon, and Shawn Murphy routinely use AEA's R44. Even without such critical acclaim the numbers speak for themselves. Over half of the movies scored in Los Angeles have a 44 somewhere on the scoring stage.


Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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AES 136 - Meet the Judges #6: Ian Kagey

Meet Ian Kagey, one of our honorable judges for Category 1: Traditional Acoustic Recording.

Ian Kagey is an experienced sound technician, engineer, and musician with skills in live and studio recording, sound design, editing and mixing. He is currently one of the faculty members of the Music Technology Innovation Masters Program offered by Berklee College of Music, where he also works as a member of the technical staff.

A graduate of Berklee College of Music, the New York state native started his professional career at New York City’s MSR Studios (formerly Right Track Recording) as technician and an assistant engineer. At MSR, Ian worked on many diverse sessions ranging from Broadway shows such as ‘Book of Mormon’, ‘Catch Me if You Can’, ‘Anything Goes’ and ‘The Addams Family’; to film mixes such as ‘Extremely Loud Incredibly Close’, ‘The Adjustment Bureau’, and ‘Tower Heist’; as well as popular music recordings with renown artists such as Madonna and The Roots. 

Ian has also worked extensively as a freelance engineer, editing and recording for composers including Marc Shaiman, Jason Robert Brown and Joe Iconis, as well as mixing film scores for Lucio Godoy and Laura Karpman.

In the field of sound design, Ian has experience with both professional opera and theatre companies, and worked as the Technical Manager of the National Opera Center in New York helping to open the facility in September of 2012.  


Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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AES 136 - Meet the Judges #5: Liz Teutsch

Meet Liz Teutsch, one of our honorable judges for Category 3: Modern Studio Recording.

Liz is an educator, audio engineer and musician based in Valencia, Spain.  

She is the Assistant Director of Academic Technology and an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music's Valencia campus where she teaches courses in music production and technology and advises students in the Music Technology Innovation Master's Program.  

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 is the faculty advisor of the Berklee Valencia student chapter.  

She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Berklee College of Music.


Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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AES 136 Berlin | Student Recording Competition Sponsors: Sweetwater

Sweetwater has generously decided to sponsor the 136th convention's Student Recording & Design Competitions! Be sure to keep them in mind when you make your next audio purchase, because they are a great friend of the AES.

 The Sweetwater Difference

At Sweetwater, we have one single goal in mind: to make you a satisfied customer. That single focus, driven from every aspect of the company's operation, is the key to our ongoing success. If you're a satisfied customer, you'll come back to us when you have additional gear needs in the future, and you'll tell your friends about us. Then if we can make them satisfied customers, the cycle continues.

  • Simple, But Not Easy

    It seems so simple: just make your customers happy! In fact it takes a lot of hard work to make it happen - but not everyone is willing to make that effort. That very simple concept is the reason Sweetwater was founded in the first place. Back in 1979, Chuck Surack had a 4-track recording studio in the back of his VW bus. He'd record bands in local clubs, then take the tapes back to his home to mix and master them. Like every musician and studio owner, Chuck was always looking for new and better gear.

    That's where the problem reared its ugly head...there wasn't a music/pro audio dealer around that provided the kind of service, support, selection, and pricing that would make Chuck a satisfied customer. At the same time, Chuck had begun creating sounds for the ground-breaking Kurzweil K250 keyboard, and selling those sounds to many of the biggest names in the industry. Those sound-design clients were also seeking a retailer they could trust. Chuck saw a niche, and Sweetwater's retail division was born.


Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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AES 136 Berlin| Student Recording Competition Sponsors: TELEFUNKEN

Check out Telefunken, one of our incredible sponsors for thsi year's recording competition at AES 136. This maker of the finest gear around has generously decided to support us yet again! Be sure to attend the competitions in Berlin, and SDA-2 to see which talented audio student will take home this extraordinary prize!




 

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 Dynamic Series microphones are a phenominal value and offer an articulate, detailed sound with minimal proximity effect in a rugged, roadworthy design. Upgrade your sonic collection with TELEFUNKEN microphones!
 

www.telefunken-elektroakustik.com/


Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

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AES 136 - Meet the Judges #5: Richard King

Meet Richard King, one of our honorable judges for Category 2: Traditional Studio Recording.

Richard King is an Associate Professor in the Music Research Department at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in  Montreal, and is currently Chair of the sound recording area. He is an Educator, Researcher, and a multiple Grammy award winning recording engineer for classical, jazz, and film score projects. Richard is also part-time faculty at the Banff Centre in the sound and media department, and an Executive member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music, Media, and Technology (CIRMMT), representing Axis 4: Multimodal Immersive Systems. A frequent presenter and panelist for the Audio Engineering Society, he is regularly invited to speak at various university level recording programs around the world. He holds a Master of Music degree from McGill University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His research interests include small environment & control room acoustics, audio quality, and multichannel recording and reproduction.


Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

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AES 136 Berlin | Student Recording Competition Sponsors: iZotope

Here we are with yet another great name of audio and also a kind sponsor to the upcoming Student Recording Competition at AES 136 in Berlin. 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: Monday, April 21, 2014

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AES 136 Berlin | Student Recording Competition Sponsors: Audiofile Engineering

One of our long time friends and sponsors, Audiofile Engineering will be returning yet again to support us for the 136th AES Conventions Student Recording Competition! This year, they've gone above and beyond and given us even greater prizes than Quiztones! 



 

HELLO, WE ARE.

We build apps for musicians and engineers, because thats who we are: musicians and engineers. 

Founded in 2004, we are among the most experienced audio software developers for Mac 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.

 

More Information


Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

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AES 136 - Meet the Judges #4: Kyle P. Snyder

Meet Kyle P. Snyder, one of our honorable judges for Category 4: Sound for Visual Media.

Kyle P. Snyder is an educator, engineer, and consultant dedicated in his service to the Audio Engineering Society. Snyder is proud to be a professor within the Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies where he's also Assistant Director of Ohio University's High School Media Workshop. An alumnus of Indiana University and Ball State University, Snyder holds a Masters of Science in Music Technology from Indiana University and a Baccalaureate Degree with specific emphasis in both Digital Media and English from Ball State University. 

His research interests include pedagogical approaches relevant to the field of audio engineering and specifically how best audio students learn. Snyder frequently contributes to various industry publications and is widely published with a new major project currently under way, a complete listing can be found on his website and in his curriculum vitae. 

As an engineer and consultant, Snyder is routinely called upon by clients of local, national, and international acclaim including countless independent artists and ensembles, private companies, and academic institutions. 

Professionally, Snyder is active in numerous organizations, including the Audio Engineering Society which he serves both internationally as Co-Chair of the Membership Committee and Vice Chair of the Education Committee and locally through his involvement with numerous sections. He serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Ohio University Student Section, and his work is ongoing with the Central Indiana Section where he championed the creation of the now annual Central Indiana Audio Student Workshop. He is also proud to host and engineer the AES Journal Podcast, produced 10 times each year in conjunction with the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society. Additionally, Snyder is a member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, The Society of Professional Audio Recording Services, The Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production, and the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association.


Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

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AES 136 - Meet the Judges #3: Martha de Francisco

Meet Martha de Francisco, one of our honorable judges for Category 1: Traditional Acoustic Recording.

Martha de Francisco is a record producer and recording engineer who specializes in Classical music. She is a professor for Sound Recording at McGill University in Montreal.

An internationally acknowledged leader in the field of sound recording and record production Martha has recorded with some of the greatest classical musicians of our time for the major record labels and in the best concert halls. She has credits on over 300 recordings, mostly for worldwide release, many of which have been distinguished with the most prestigious awards.

A graduate from the renowned Tonmeister program at the Musikhochschule Detmold, Germany, Martha was one of the pioneers of digital recording and editing in Europe during the 1980s. In her many years on staff as producer/engineer/editor with Philips Classics, she developed long lasting working relationships with many prominent artists.

Martha has been entrusted with the recording legacy of world-class soloists and orchestras from Alfred Brendel to the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has worked with such artists as Jessye Norman, Claudio Arrau, Simon Rattle and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Kent Nagano and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner, the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir and Neville Marriner and the Academy of St.Martin-in-the-Fields. She has recorded in a variety of venues throughout the world, including the Musikverein in Vienna, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Moscow Conservatoire, Bayreuth Festspielhaus, Suntory Hall in Tokyo and the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.

Martha is a frequent lecturer at international professional conferences as well as a guest lecturer at leading schools for higher education in Audio in locations as varied as Banff, Moscow, Düsseldorf, Bogotá and New York.                 

Her research topics include the latest surround-sound techniques, music recording with virtual acoustics and the aesthetics of recorded music.


Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

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AES 136 Berlin | Student Recording Competition Sponsors: Bettermaker

We are thrilled to present to you one of our generous sponsors for the Student Recording Competition in Berlin. We are deeply grateful for their support and very exited to give away some awesome prizes to the winners!  

 

 

Bettermaker™ combines the advantages of digital and analog world.

Besides their pure analog signal paths, these units have a full digital recall with 399 cells for your own presets, which you ca recall with one touch.

By building these equalizers, Bettermaker wanted to create devices that would have a maximum range of usage and a very characteristic, but clean sound. We picked out the best classic designs and modified them to be more practical. As we  work faster and faster every day, we need to have the highest quality and maximum speed we can get. That was the main motivation to develop the Bettermaker® EQ 502P.

 Find out more about Bettermaker at http://www.bettermaker.eu


Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

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AES 136 - Meet the Judges #2: Marek Walaszek

Meet Marek Walaszek, one of our honorable judges for Category 3: Modern Studio Recording.

Marek Walaszek aka Maro Music,  mix engineer, producer and a DJ. 

Since 1996 he played as a DJ in all major clubs in Poland and clubs around Europe.

Rather than limit himself to one artistic arena, Marek collaborates with artists from a diversity of genres including Hip Hop, pop, EDM and folk. His music production skills have been used not just for albums but also for live performances, film soundtracks, commercials, and websites. 

Over 12 years in music industry his mixing, remixing and production credit list includes: Agallah, Bang La Decks, Capone, Cilvaringz, Coca-Cola, Dance Floor Hustlers, Dj Mathematics, Ghostface killah, Jadakiss, The Rza, Method Man, Raekwon, Redman, ODB, Wu-Tang, Wiley, WU Massacre and many more.

He is the main engineer and the owner of Addicted To Music studios. 

Marek is also the main idea giver and CEO of the Bettermaker pro audio company, that produces unique studio analog equipment. 

Studio:

https://www.facebook.com/AddictedToMusicStudio

Maro Music:

https://www.facebook.com/maromusic1

Bettermaker:

www.bettermaker.eu


Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014

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AES 136 - Meet the Judges #1: Bryan Martin

Meet Bryan Martin, one of our honorable judges for Category 2: Traditional Studio Recording.

Bryan Martin began his professional audio career in New York Cityin the 1980s. 

The artists he produced, recorded, and mastered range from singer songwriters Rufus Wainwright and Mark Eitzel, jazz artists Dave Liebmann and Max Roach, hiphop artists Run DMC and KRS One, world music productions for the Talking Head’s David Byrne, Zappa Plays Zappa, The Pretenders, and Pat Metheny. 

As the head of Sonosphere Mastering he has garnered Grammy, Juno, and ADISQ awards. 

He has lectured on mastering, and the design and construction of high-performance audio equipment at universities and audio institutions. 

In 1989 he was peering from the balcony of Hansa Studios into East Berlin as the wall was coming down. He ended up hopping a train to Prague on New Year’s Eve with a case of champagne and got off at the wrong stop. 


Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014

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AES136 Education Fair - Sign up your school today for a FREE table!

 One of the best reasons to attend AES conventions is the opportunity to make important connections with your fellow educators and potential students from around the globe. A great place to do this is at the 136th AES Convention's Education & Career Fair.  This is  where you will find academic institutions offering studies in audio (from short courses to graduate degrees) represented in a “table top” session.  Information on each school's respective programs is made available through displays and academic guidance. There is no charge for schools/institutions to participate. Admission is free and open to all convention attendees.

We would like to invite you to participate with a FREE table/display in the Education & Career Fair at the 136th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society in Berlin.  This will occur on Monday, April 28, 2014 from 11am-12:30pm.  The link for you to sign up is here: http://www.aes.org/events/136/students/signup/education.cfm
 
  


Posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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