Student Recording Competition Winner Interview - Alex Dobson
Alex Dobson, from McGill University, received an Honorable Mention in the Remix category of the Student Recording Competition.
Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from and what do you study?British Columbia, Canada - Studying the MMus in Sound Recording at McGill University
What initiated your passion for audio? When did it start?I am a lifelong musician, and have been working in the industry professionally as a session musician for many years. I have always enjoyed working in the studio and self-producing, and naturally ended up moving into audio engineering.
Tell us about the production of your submission. What is the story behind it? What inspired it? How long did you work on it? Was it your first entry?Remixing music is like a fun and creative game to me, so when I saw that there was a Remix category open for the student competition at AES, I thought it was worth a shot. I spent a weekend working on my entry, and had a lot of fun bringing out some dance-able, poppy energy in the source material provided. This was the second time I've entered something in the remix category.
What/Who made you join AES?AES is a big part of my educational experience, and my professors and mentors are all involved with the society. It made sense to join!
Tell us about your favorite experiences at the 147th AES Convention in New York!I really enjoyed many of the panels that I went to, it's hard to choose one - perhaps the R&B mixing panel with Prince Charles. Also, free liquor at the Soundtoys booth.