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Posted: Monday, April 18, 2016
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®.
Posted: Monday, April 18, 2016
Andrés Mayo pioneered the art of Audio Mastering since the early 90´s, working at diverse facilities throughout the world, such as Unique Recording (NYC), dB Post (London), TonStudio Bauer (Ludwigsburg, Germany) and Estudios Panda (Buenos Aires). In 1994, Mayo co-founded Mr. Master, first professional mastering facility based in Argentina, which later became Andres Mayo Mastering & Audio Post (www.andresmayo.com). He is responsible for the final touch in over 2,000 musical titles from many of the best known artists in the world, including Seal, Steve Hunter, Pedro Aznar, La Vida Bohéme, and producers such as Dave Reitzas (USA), Andrés Levin (Venezuela), Guillaume Debros (France) and Daniel Orejuela (Germany). Andrés won 2 Latin Grammy Awards as a producer for his 7-DVD collection “Buenos Aires, Days and Nights of Tango”, in the categories of Best Tango Production and Best Recording Package. He also received 6 Carlos Gardel Awards as a mastering engineer and over 20 Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations for albums he mastered throughout the years. Mayo was elected President of the Audio Engineering Society in October 2014, becoming the first Latin American to hold that position since the foundation of the AES in 1948. He currently serves the Society as Past-President and advisor to the Executive Committee. He is also the first non-American engineer to hold a position at the Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council, a key working group of NARAS (the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences). In 2003, Andrés founded TangoDVD (www.tangodvd.com), a production house entirely devoted to musical titles on DVD and later Blu-Ray and web-based formats. With over a hundred titles under its belt, TangoDVD is currently one of the most respected production houses in its kind. He also founded Cool Du Monde (www.cooldumonde.com), a record label exclusively focused on vinyl releases.
Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Malgorzata Albinska is a Frank polish sound engineer and music producer. Was born in Warsaw, Poland. She studied Music Production and Sound Engineering at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. After graduating 1989 she started her career as a freelance sound engineer and music producer working first in Warsaw, then in Switzerland and Germany. Since 1993 she also teaches recording techniques at the Basel Music Academy/Switzerland.
Following her fascination with the classical music, acoustic and acoustical sound of the instruments, she specialised her work on recording and producing music from the Middle Ages through Classic till Contemporary Music. She works with international known musicians for different music companies, music festivals and radio stations. In addition to the competence, her clients appreciate mostly subtle sense of hearing, sensibility in order of sound and artistic performance. Her productions distinguish high sound quality as well as musicality.
Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016
Morten Lindberg is a Recording Producer and Balance Engineer with 23 American GRAMMY-nominations since 2006. Sixteen of these in categories Best Engineered Album, Best Surround Sound Album and Producer of the Year. Founder and CEO of the record label 2L. Associate Professor at Westerdals University - Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology.
Posted: Saturday, April 9, 2016
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 Production, Technology, and Innovation Masters Program offered by Berklee College of Music, as well as Chief Engineer of the Berklee Valencia Campus.
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: Friday, April 8, 2016
Scott Levine is an engineer at Skywalker Sound in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a researcher, music mixer and frequent presenter for the Audio Engineering Society. Specializing in immersive theatrical sound, Scott works with sound designers, re-recording mixers and industry professionals to develop tools and workflows to create new audience experiences.
Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego and a Master’s degree from McGill University’s graduate program in Sound Recording where he was a member of the Virtual Acoustics Laboratory as well as the Small Environment Acoustics Researching & Testing Lab. He has previously chaired AES convention paper sessions, and has received a gold award in the AES student recording competition.
Posted: Thursday, April 7, 2016
From groundbreaking audio consoles to innovative video production systems, Solid State Logic has evolved to become the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for film, audio, video and broadcast professionals.
With more than 3000 SSL-equipped studios and facilities operational today, the excellence of SSL consoles is universally recognised for unrivalled sonic quality, superb ergonomics, outstanding automation and an international support infrastructure second to none.
Founded by Colin Sanders in 1969, SSL has since expanded to its present 15 acre science park in Oxfordshire, England. SSL's unrivalled resources, including R&D, manufacturing, training, service and product support, operate in a unique high technology, customer oriented environment. The company invents, designs and manufactures technology for the creative manipulation of sound. Users and industry experts from all over the world visit SSL's Oxford HQ to consult with SSL audio experts and evaluate SSL equipment. There are more than 3000 SSL systems in service around the world.
Posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Richard King is an Associate Professor in the Music Research Department at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montreal. He is an Educator, Researcher, and a multiple Grammy award winning recording engineer. During last year’s Grammy Awards, Richard was nominated for Best Classical and Non-Classical Engineered album. Richard is also adjunct faculty at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. His research interests include small environment acoustics, the process of music mixing, and multichannel recording and reproduction in three dimensions. He is currently writing a book entitled Recording Orchestra, which will be released later this as part of the Focal Press “AES presents” series.
Posted: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Meet Merging, the company that brought the incredible DAW Pyramix into the industry, and one of our sponsors for the student recording competition!
Merging Technologies is the world’s foremost manufacturer of high-resolution digital audio recording systems. The list of customers reads like a who’s who in the recording industry and recordings made with Merging Technologies’ systems regularly receive the recording industry’s prestigious Grammy® Award.
The company was founded in 1990 in Chexbres, Switzerland by Claude Cellier; an electronics graduate of the Institute of Technology in Lausanne Prior to this, Claude worked for the famous Swiss audio maker Nagra Kudelski for 10 years. Within a short time of its founding, Merging quickly established a reputation for their expertise in digital signal processing and associated hardware, and with their Pyramix Virtual Studio, was one of the first companies to produce a DSD recording system.
In 2007, Claude Cellier was presented with the Audio Engineering Society Fellowship Award for outstanding contributions to the development of high-performance, high-resolution audio workstations. Merging Technologies currently has over 20 employees with offices in Switzerland and the UK.
Posted: Monday, April 4, 2016