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Thor Legvold is the owner and main engineer at Sonovo. Originally from the rich music scene of Los Angeles, he has a professional degree in psychology, and attended California State University, Art Center College of Design and the University of Bergen. Legvold has been based in Stavanger since 2000, working with the unique musical sensibility and expression found in Norway and Scandinavia, as witnessed by the recent populartity of Nordic bands and artists. An active bass player for both live and studio sessions from the early 80's to late 90's, Legvold focused on honing his mastering skills before opening Sonovo in early 2003.
Legvold has worked with numerous nominees to the "Spellemannpris" (Norwegian Grammys) as well as internationally known musicians in jazz and classical recordings, where the focus has been on realism and suspension of disbelief. Legvold has participated on AES panels in the past, Surround Mastering among others, and served as a mentor to student AES members.
Legvold has also consulted to both commercial entities and private parties regarding acoustics and sound technology, including the outfitting, training and running of the Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound (NIRS) in Stavanger, previously Memnor, a subsidiary of Memnon, now a division of Sony.
Thomas Dybdahl, Rørstad, Gazpacho, Lorène Aldabra, Ingvild Nordstoga, Jean Beauvoir, Stig van Eijk, Nite Sprite, John Lilja, Mods/Morten Abel, Jokke og Valentinerne, Tambours du Bronx, International Chamber Music Festival (Martin Fröst, Christian Ihle Hadland, Enrico Pace, Boris Brovtsyn, Measha Brueggergosman, etc), Purified in Blood, Susanne Sundfør, The Owens, Malsain, Fliflet/Hamre, Ephemera, Skambankt.
Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Preparations for AES 140 are in full swing, and we are all preparing to head to Paris in just a few weeks!
We couldnt be more excited to remind students that AES 141 is going to be taking place Septembr 29th to October 2nd 2016.
Be sure to work on your entries for the student recording and design competitions this summer!
The rules for the student recording competition can be found here: http://www.aes.org/students/awards/recording/
The rules for the design competition can be found here: http://www.aes.org/students/awards/design/
Please reach out to email@example.com with any questions or concerns!
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016
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: Monday, May 23, 2016
Award winning Mandy Parnell became interested in recorded music at the age of 5, listening to records on a portable Dansette player - the iPod of the time.
She studied music and music technology through her school & college years, trained and worked in recording studios until landing an internship, which led to her becoming a world renowned mastering engineer.
Mandy then decided to launch her own facility - Black Saloon Studios.
Mandy Parnell's 30 years of experience have allowed her to discover and develop her philosophies in analogue and digital audio, while working with an amazing array of artists including Björk, Feist, The XX, Herbert, Frightened Rabbit, Sigur Rós and Brian Eno.
Mandy's unique style as a mastering engineer has afforded her respect from all areas of the industry. She has mastered countless records that have achieved silver, gold, platinum and grammy status around the world, as well as winning the prestigious MPG Mastering Engineer of the Year award twice.
In recent years Mandy has been working with Annie Lennox, mastered Aphex Twin's first release in 13 years 'Syro', Jungle, Tom Jones, Glass Animals, Judas Priest, SBTRKT, Jóhann Jóhannsson's soundtrack for the films "Prison" and "Theory of Everything", Ólafur Arnalds' sountrack for the TV series "Broadchurch", and Björk's critically acclaimed Vulnicura. Further Mandy has been featured on the BBC, Resolution magazine, Sound On Sound, Prosound news, NME and Audio Musica & Technologia.
As a firm believer in educating the next generation of producers and engineers, Mandy frequently lectures on mastering and the music industry at universities, colleges and organizations.
Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2016
The deadline for entering the Student Design Competition is TOMORROW!
The AES Student Design Competition is an opportunity for aspiring hardware and software engineers to participate in a worldwide contest and gain recognition for their hard work and technical creativity. Undergraduate and graduate categories are available for entrants.
The Student Design Competition submission deadline for the 140th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society in Paris, France, is 22 May 2016.
Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2016
U-He have been generous enough to once again sponsor the Student Recording Competition.
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.
Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016
The 140th AES Convention starts in just two weeks. Make sure you are registered to attend.
The Student Delegate Assembly are running events every day, including:
- Student Delegate Assemblies
- Student Design Competition
- Student Recording Competition
- Education and Careers Fair
- Recording Critiques sessions with Grammy winning experts
- And so much more
The deadline for entry into the Student Design Competiton is the 22nd May. Make sure you register now to attend the convention, which is just two weeks away!
Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Slate Digital are once again sponsoring the Student Recording Competitions.
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.
Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Charlie Slee is an electrical engineer and product designer. He runs Big Bear Audio Ltd designing and manufacturing high end consumer and professional audio products, and is currently the Vice Chair of the Audio Engineering Society British Section.
Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Cycling 74 are once again sponsoring the Student Design Competition, with some prizes of Max MSP licences.
Cycling '74 creates software for the specialized needs of artists, educators, and researchers working with audio, visual media, and physical computing. They are best known for their work with the digital signal processing software environment Max.
Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016