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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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AES138 | Many thanks to Jensen Transformers.

The fine people at Radial/Jensen Transformers continued their support of the Student Design Competition at AES138. The Student Delegate Assembly is very grateful for their investment in the future of audio.

Founded in 1974, Jensen Transformers, Inc. is a manufacturer and  developer of high performance audio transformers. Tens of thousands of Jensen transformers are in use today throughout the world, and maintain a flawless reputation for superior quality and reliability.

Jensen is pleased to sponsor the AES138 student competition with prizing of the JIK-DB1 Iso-Kit™, a Jensen transformer equipped direct box that comes in an easy-to-assemble kit form, developed specifically for recording schools and other higher education facilities that teach professional audio as part of their curriculum. It includes the same Jensen JT-DB-EPC transformer that is employed in many of the world's most popular direct boxes and on stages and in studios around the world.  The kit enables students to learn how to solder while building a product that he or she will value and use for the rest of their life.

Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2015

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AES138 | Many thanks to MathWorks.

Another sponsor building industry standard tools, MathWorks generously provided three Matlab licenses to winners of our Student Design Competition and hence enabled future hardware and software designers to be at the cutting edge of audio technology development.

MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on its products to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development. MATLAB and Simulink enable the design and development of a wide range of advanced products.

More than 5000 colleges and universities around the world use MATLAB and Simulink for teaching and research in a broad range of technical disciplines.


Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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AES138 | Many thanks to Focal Press.

Not only is Focal Press' continued contribution a symbol for the educational character of our student events, they once again provided a large number of books to winners of our Student Competitions at AES138. We couldn't be more grateful to have one of the most relevant publishers of industry standard texts sponsoring our activities.


Focal Press has been a leading publisher of Media Technology books for 75 years. We provide essential resources for professionals and students in many areas including audio engineering, music recording and production, film and video production, and broadcast and media distribution. We are committed to publishing high quality books filled with practical hands-on information by experts in the field.

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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