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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
For the first time in 'Up Your Output!'s history, the UK's most relevant audio student event was hosted outside London and moved 'UP! North' to York.
Its fourth instalment demonstrated that the event's established formula is just as effective outside London as it is in the UK's capital: 'UP! North' managed to draw a large crowd of local, national and international students to the University of York's Department of Music for a weekend full of learning, sharing knowledge and making meaningful personal and professional connections.
The event delivered on all the qualities it has become known for since its inception: A two day programme of exhilarating lectures and workshops presented by a lineup of some of the most renowned audio educators and industry professionals, as well as a technical tour of Calrec Audio's headquarters in Hebden Bridge. Further, representatives of a number of event sponsors were present to get in touch with students, give them career advice and the opportunity to go hands-on with their products.
The 'UP!' Committee thanks all presenters, sponsors and volunteers involved and the University of York's Department of Music for making the event possible. The change in location was a big challange for 'Up Your Output!' and it passed with flying colours.
Please visit upyouroutput.com/2016/ for a detailed event report including comprehensive information about speakers and sponsoring companies!
Report and photos by Simon-Claudius Wystrach.
Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016
The AES Student Delegate Assembly is inviting all educational institutions and audio companies to participate in the AES Education and Career Fair which is scheduled to take place Monday, June 6, 2016, from 10:45 am to 1:00 pm (please note the schedule could change), at the 140th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society in Paris, France.
This event is an opportunity for schools and companies to meet students, inform the audio community about their programs and activities, and to touch base with the future of audio. Everyone is invited to come talk with representatives from the companies and universities and find out more about educational programmes, and job and internship opportunities in the audio industry. Any eligible organisation can get a table at this fair completely FREE of charge, so what are you waiting for?
We recommend that you bring pamphlets, pictures, audio samples and any other type of media that can appropriately represent your institution or company. Both student and educators are welcome as school ambassadors.
If you don't represent a school or company at the fair, don't forget to stop by and explore education and career opportunities.
Space is limited so the sooner you sign up, the better.
See you in Paris!
Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016
If you are an AES Student Member, you should have received this over email as well.
If you are not (currently) an AES Student Member, below are a few of the many reasons to change that!
Grab your diaries, clear your schedule: the AES Convention is coming to Paris, and that means the Student Competitions are too!
Students and recent graduates can participate in the Student Recording Competition and Student Design Competition for which registration will open soon. We want to remind you now, to give you more than enough time to get your project in shape.
If advice from audio legends, exposure to key players in the audio industry not to mention a very large enthusiastic crowd, a great experience, a fantastic networking opportunity, and an invaluable career boost mean nothing to you, we also have tens of thousands of euros worth of amazing prizes (that's tens of thousands of dollars, too).
140th International AES Convention: 4-7 June 2016
Student Recording Competition submission deadline: Sunday 1 May 2016
Student Design Competition submission deadline: Sunday 22 May 2016
You can submit as soon as the registration is open, so stay tuned!
In case you were already planning to come to Paris, it would be silly not to submit your latest or proudest project, whatever it is, to these popular competitions. If you weren't sure yet, then this is one of the many reasons why you should absolutely come. Don't take our word for it, though - ask any student who has ever been to a Convention.
For instance, AES139 Student Competition winners Nick Lobel and Jesse Brock, Daniel Davidsen, James Pinkl, Keifer Wiley, Jennifer Nulsen or Filipe Antunes.
Left: A student explains his hardware design at a very busy Student Design Exhibition at AES138 in Warsaw, Poland.
Right: Some genius industry experts judge a software project at AES139 in New York. Note the relaxed atmosphere and the smiling student!
Left: World-renowned engineers take a break from making best-selling records and dusting off Grammys to give ALL STUDENT RECORDING COMPETITION ENTRANTS feedback that will change their lives!
Right: Only four empty chairs in an otherwise packed room, listening intently to an excellent Student Recording Competition submission.
Not so very long after that, the 141th Convention will be taking place in Los Angeles, so you may want to think about your SRC or SDC submission for that one, now that the term is still young!
141th International AES Convention: 29 September - 2 October 2016
Student Recording Competition submission deadline: Sunday 28 August 2016
Student Design Competition submission deadline: Sunday 18 September 2016
The AES Student Delegate Assembly is inviting all educational institutions and audio companies to exhibit at and all students, recent graduates and educators to visit the AES Education & Career Fair.
This event is an opportunity for schools and companies to meet students, inform the audio community about their programs and activities, and to touch base with the future of audio. Everyone is invited to come talk with representatives from the companies and universities and find out more about educational programmes, and job and internship opportunities in the audio industry.
We recommend that you bring pamphlets, pictures, audio samples and any other type of media that can appropriately represent your institution or company. We provide some table space, you bring the rest. Exhibiting space is limited though so the sooner you sign up, the better!
Like with every convention, we are again looking for a new student ambassador to join the ranks of the Student Delegate Assembly. We are just four audio students representing the 4,000 of you, organising the events at the Conventions, supporting student activities and answering queries from all over the world.
The SDA consists of two representatives for North and Latin America, and two representatives for European and International Regions (i.e. everything that’s not the Americas). At every convention, one Chair retires, one Vice Chair assumes the position of said Chair, and one new recruit joins the ranks as Vice Chair. This June, we regret to say goodbye to Brecht De Man, SDA Chair for Europe and International Regions for one more Convention, as Dave Moffat succeeds him, leaving the Vice Chair position vacant.
A few things you need in order to qualify:
- be an AES student member in any part of the world that’s not North or Latin America;
- good writing and communication skills;
- ready to commit to two full years (four Conventions) of organising the student events at the Conventions, being the ‘first line of defense’ of the AES towards students, serving as the interface between the student sections and the professional body of the AES;
- being present at the 140th Convention in Paris, from the first day when we announce candidates, up until the last day of the Student Program when the election takes place.
Read more about being a student representative on the Student Blog.
If you are interested in running, please contact us at email@example.com
As of this month, we want to thank and empower all our AES Student Members by giving them access to a range of freebies and discounts. This is an unconditional, non-expiring gift to each current student member as well as all who sign up from now on.
At the moment, these benefits include:
- iZotope Insight
- Lexicon Pro MPX-L Native Reverb Plug-In
- Metric Halo SpectraFoo Standard
- Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2 Waveshaping Synth
- LANDR 3 Months Pro Tier Service
- Kadenze 3 Months Premium Membership
- Routledge and Focal Press 30% off plus access to free content
- Women's Audio Mission's Sound Channel 1 year subscription for $1
Talk about value for money! (A student membership to the AES, already packed with value, is a mere $39)
Make sure you keep up-to-date and follow the SDA online:
- www.aes.org/students/blog - Student Blog
- facebook.com/AESsda - SDA Facebook Page
- @AESsda - SDA on Twitter
All the best from friendly neighbourhood Student Delegate Assembly officers,
Brecht De Man, Chair for Europe and International Regions (@BrechtDeMan)
Zach Bloomstein, Chair for North and Latin America (@ZachBloomstein)
Dave Moffat, Vice Chair for Europe and International Regions (@djmoffat)
Michael France, Vice Chair for North and Latin America
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