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AES 138 | Many thanks to iZotope.



The Student Delegate Assembly thanks iZotope, who provided a large amount of their fantastic software as prizes for many of our Student Recording Competition winners! 

iZotope makes innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, iZotope has spent over a decade developing award-winning products and audio technologies for professionals and hobbyists alike. Used by millions of people in over 50 countries, iZotope products are a core component of GRAMMY-winning music studios, Oscar and Emmy-winning film and TV post production studios, and prominent radio studios, as well as basement and bedroom studios across the globe. Through a robust licensing program, iZotope also powers products made by industry partners such as Adobe, Avid, Microsoft, and Sony. iZotope was recently honored with an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for its flagship audio repair suite, RX®.

iZotope winners



iZotope website

Posted: Sunday, June 7, 2015

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AES 138 | Many thanks to Acustica Audio.

The Student Delegate Assembly thanks Acustica Audio for their generous donation of plugins, awarded to many Student Recording Competition Winners! 

Since the birth of Nebula in the summer of 2005, a dynamic collaboration was born between forward thinking developers, beta testers, audio engineers and equipment samplers from around the world. The research and development has gone through many stages and possesses innovative processes and technologies as of yet unheard of in other products or devices.

The company's goal is to provide the most authentic reproduction of sampled vintage gear and other high end hardware devices, using the revolutionary technology "V.V.K.T." (Vectorial Volterra Kernels Technology) without the negative artifacts created by current convolution technology.

After years of continous work, this creative forward thinking group has developed to a team of experts in knowing what it takes to serve the best "of both worlds" (digital & analog).

Acustica Audio website

Posted: Saturday, June 6, 2015

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AES 138 | Many thanks to Mathew Lane.

The Student Delegate Assembly - and the winning students! - are very happy with Mathew Lane's contribution to our Student Recording Competition: licenses for his famous DrMS plugin! Thanks Mathew! 

Mathew Lane audiotools are innovative new solutions, created when no other hardware or software could be found suitable for the task.

The DrMS spatial processor is Mathew Lane's first product, already widely accepted by audio professionals as a unique plugin. It's being used by top producers and engineers on songs by well known artists such as Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay and many others. Legendary mix engineer Dave Pensado is a fan and has been showing the use of DrMS on several of his Pensado's Place Into The Lair videos.

DrMS is a unique spatial processor, available as AAX/RTAS/AU/VST plugin, with a wide range of applications for mixing, mastering and post production - going from simple MS (Mid-Side) encoding/decoding, over stereo field width and depth enhancement, to fixing mono compatibility issues and more.

Mathew Lane, born Mathijs Indesteege (1981, Belgium), is an independent music professional working as a mastering engineer and audiotool designer.

Mathijs studied engineering at the university of Leuven and went on to the music conservatory of Ghent where he graduated as Master in Music - Music Producer.

Next to his own activities, Mathijs also works as Sales Director & Product Support Engineer at Joystick Audio, the Benelux high-end pro audio distributor.

Using the nickname 'DrDeltaM', Mathijs is moderator at the Music Computers subforum on

You can find Mathew Lane and his DrMS plugin at:





Posted: Friday, June 5, 2015

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AES138 | Many thanks to Sonnox.

AES138 | Many thanks to Sonnox.

The Student Delegate Assembly thanks Sonnox, who provided some of their plugin bundles as prizes forwinners of the Student Recording Competition at AES138. 

Sonnox is a software company dedicated to designing high quality audio processing plug-ins. Oxford Plugins are used by professionals all over the world for a wide range of audio applications, from music mixing to broadcast and post production to live sound.




Sonnox website

Posted: Thursday, June 4, 2015

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AES138 | Many thanks to PSP Audio.

AES138 | Many thanks to PSP Audio.

The Student Delegate Assembly thanks PSPaudioware, who provided plugins to all winners of the Student Recording Competition at AES138. We're very happy that more students get to use their excellent software tools now.

PSPaudioware develops high quality audio effect and processor plug-ins. Their products garner rave reviews and endorsements from every corner of the music production, engineering, composition, and post-production worlds and become staples in professional and home studios worldwide.

Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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AES138 | Many thanks to APS - Audio Pro Solutions.

AES138 | Many thanks to APS - Audio Pro Solutions.

A first time sponsor, APS kindly provided a pair of their excellent monitor speakers to a happy winner of our Student Recording Competition at AES138. The Student Delegate Assembly appreciates this generous contribution.

Manufacturer of professional monitors and High End Home speakers. APS was born from an encounter between a composer and sound engineer/producer, brilliant speaker designers and a group of highly motivated audiophiles and music lovers.

APS was established in 2006 as a project devoted to studio sound production technique. As we use professional project and measurement tools, we have total control over the final effect at each stage of the product creation. Ready-made projects are implemented into production with maximum attention paid to the quality of the final product. Our present offer includes active studio monitors.

Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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AES138 | Many thanks to Women's Audio Mission.

Once again, Women's Audio Mission returned as a sponsor and supported our Student Recording Competition at AES138 granting multiple winners access to their SoundChannel Training Library. We're very grateful for their continuing support.


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. WAM believes that women's mastery of music technology and inclusion in the production process will expand the vision and voice of media and popular culture.

One Line Description: Dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts.

Posted: Monday, June 1, 2015

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AES138 | Many thanks to u-he.

A first time sponsor, u-he provided a number of their cutting-edge plugins to happy winners of the Student Recording Competition. The Student Delegate Assembly is very grateful and happy to work with such amazing companies.


Berlin-based audio software company u-he was founded in 2001 by Urs Heckmann. Originally a one-man show, the company recently evolved into a tightly-knit team of employees, active associates and 3rd-party contractors – with ambitious plans.

Especially well known for the Zebra2 and Diva software synthesizers, u-he has developed several other successful products over the last decade, and regularly contributes freeware to popular magazines (available as download or on cover discs).

Despite their underlying complexity, u-he synths and effects are widely acclaimed for their ease of use. This is often attributed to Urs Heckmann's background as industrial designer. Heckmann sees the seemingly unconventional decision to start an audio software company as a direct result of his equal love for industrial design and for synthesizers.

Most recently, u-he has been exploring concepts for analogue synthesizers, and the first results can be heard in the software synths ACE / Bazille (audio-rate modulation paths) as well as Diva, Presswerk and Satin (accurate simulation of electronic circuitry). 

Hive is u-he's first foray into the world of low CPU dance-oriented synths, which is going to be released on June 2nd and can be pre-ordered at 33% off. Interested? Head over to KVR Audio for all the details.

For more information and sound examples visit u-he on YoutubeSoundcloud & Facebook, and

Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015

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AES138 | Many thanks to TASCAM.

The Student Delegate Assembly thanks the returning sponsor Tascam, who generously donated one of their audio interfaces to a happy winner of the Student Recording Competition at AES138.


For more than 30 years, TASCAM has developed products for every segment of the sound and music industry. From the high-end audio professional in a major post-production studio to the novice or hobbyist at home, TASCAM is everywhere. We are a company committed to providing our customers audio/video solutions that enable breakthroughs by using sound in ways that are as exciting as they are accessible. In short, we provide tools that let people translate their creativity into reality.

Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2015

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AES138 | Many thanks to Slate Digital.

Slate Digital provided plugins to all winners of the Student Recording Competition at AES138. The Student Delegate Assembly is very grateful for this generous contribution.


Established by Steven Slate and Fabrice Gabriel in 2008, Slate Digital strives to produce innovative products of exceptional quality. The Slate Digital line combines revolutionary ideas and concepts for the future of the pro audio industry with the complex DSP algorithms. Known for its digital emulation of analogue circuitry, Slate Digital's products include the FG-X Mastering Processor, Virtual Console Collection 2.0, Virtual Tape Machines, Virtual Buss Compressors, and the new Virtual Mix Rack.  Steven Slate is also known for his award winning drum products Trigger 2 Drum Replacer and SSD 4 Virtual Drum Instrument.  To accompany those, Slate offers extensive drum sample add-ons co-created with well-known engineers and studios: Chris Lord-Alge drums, Terry Date drums, David Bendeth drums, and the all new Blackbird Studios drum expansion.  Last but not least in the Slate arsenal is the Raven MTX MKII and Raven MTi Multi-touch Audio Production Systems. All of these products combine to form the complete production toolkit for the modern producer and engineer.

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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015

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