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AES 144 Meet The Judges! Kyle P. Synder

AES 144 Meet The Judges! Kyle P. Synder

Kyle P. Snyder is an educator, engineer, and consultant dedicated in his service to the Audio Engineering Society. Snyder is proud to be a professor within the Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies where he's also Assistant Director of Ohio University's High School Media Workshop. An alumnus of Indiana University and Ball State University, Snyder holds a Masters of Science in Music Technology from Indiana University and a Baccalaureate Degree with specific emphasis in both Digital Media and English from Ball State University. 

His research interests include pedagogical approaches relevant to the field of audio engineering and specifically how best audio students learn. Snyder frequently contributes to various industry publications and is widely published with a new major project currently under way, a complete listing can be found on his website and in his curriculum vitae. 

As an engineer and consultant, Snyder is routinely called upon by clients of local, national, and international acclaim including countless independent artists and ensembles, private companies, and academic institutions. 

Professionally, Snyder is active in numerous organizations, including the Audio Engineering Society which he serves both internationally as Co-Chair of the Membership Committee and Vice Chair of the Education Committee and locally through his involvement with numerous sections. He serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Ohio University Student Section, and his work is ongoing with the Central Indiana Section where he championed the creation of the now annual Central Indiana Audio Student Workshop. He is also proud to host and engineer the AES Journal Podcast, produced 10 times each year in conjunction with the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society. Additionally, Snyder is a member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, The Society of Professional Audio Recording Services, The Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production, and the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association.


Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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AES 144 Meet The Judges! Ulrike Schwarz

AES 144 Meet The Judges! Ulrike Schwarz

 Ulrike Schwarz is a sound engineer of acoustic music in the radio, television and recording industries for internationally recognized productions. Her recordings have received multiple German and international awards and nominations and have received two Echo Klassik Awards, Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenindustrie, Ars Acoustica, Diapason d’Or and many others. In August 2014, the Echo Klassik for Ensemble of the Year was awarded to her recording of Alfred Schnittke’s “Konzert für Chor“, performed by the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks (BR)(BR Choir).

Ulrike received her Tonmeister degree from the Hochschule der Künste Berlin (University of Fine Arts Berlin) and studied under Jim Anderson in New York City and Akira Fukada in Tokyo. Currently she is in the process of defending
her masters thesis for her Masters of Business Administration from Technische Universität München (Technical University Munich). Since 2001 she has been employed by BR in Munich, Germany, as a senior sound
engineer for large orchestral and jazz productions.
 
From 1999 to 2000 she was Chair of the Student Delegate Assembly Europe and International Regions of the Audio Engineering Society and has been on the committee of the 106th, 111th, 112th, 116th, 118th, and 126th AES
Conventions and also served as AES Governor from 2004-2006.


Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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AES 144 | Meet The Sponsors! HARMAN

HARMAN designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio and visual products, connected car systems, enterprise automation solutions; and connected services. Audiophiles from every generation call on HARMAN to deliver the best in sound in the studio and on the stage, at home and on the go. HARMAN's portfolio of legendary audio brands includes AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®.

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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018

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AES 144 Meet The Judges! Peter Swann

AES 144 Meet The Judges! Peter Swann

Peter Swann built his first console as a high school student in 1980, and has been passionate about the art of audio ever since.  After 20 years of studio ownership in the analog and digital worlds, he found himself still searching for devices that could create the tone he craved.  

In 2017, he formally launched Useful Arts Audio.  Useful Arts was born out of an aesthetic quest for vibrant, living sound straight from the source — not merely a technically clean sound that needs enhancement after enhancement to excite the listener. 
Useful Arts designs and manufactures truly compromise-free products, using only the best components hand-assembled into inspiring products from innovative designs.  With a philosophical emphasis on the interplay between electrical artifacts and the subjective listening experience, Useful Arts seeks to optimize – not eliminate – the effects of tubes and transformers on the sonic result.
Through Useful Arts, Peter has created and distributes the SFP-60 Microphone Preamplifier, the BF-1 stage instrument preamp/DI and the BF-S PRO DI studio instrument interface.  The SFP-60 includes a unique “color” control that allows the engineer to blend in variable amounts of second harmonic distortion to compliment the signal source.
A passionate supporter of the 21st century manufacturing renaissance, Peter also consults with other professional audio designers to help them bring their concepts to life in metal, silicon and glass.
 


Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018

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AES 144 Meet The Judges! Wolfgang Klippel

AES 144 Meet The Judges! Wolfgang Klippel

Wolfgang Klippel studied electrical engineering at the University of Technology in Dresden, in

the former East Germany, where his initial studies focused on speech recognition. Afterwards, he
joined a loudspeaker company in the eastern part of Germany where he was engaged in
transducer modelling, acoustic measurement and psychoacoustics. He later returned to his
studies and received a Ph.D in Technical Acoustics in 1987.
After spending a post-doctoral year at the Audio Research Group in Waterloo, Canada and
working at Harman/JBL in Northridge, CA, he returned to Dresden in 1997 and founded Klippel
GmbH, a company that develops novel control and measurement systems dedicated to
loudspeakers and other transducers.
Dr. Klippel has also been engaged as Professor of Electro-acoustics at the University of
Technology in Dresden since 2007. His papers and tutorials on loudspeaker modeling and
measurement – particulary those on large signal behaviour and physical distortion mechanisms –
are considered reference works in the field.


Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018

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AES 144 Meet the Sponsors! Leapwing Audio

AES 144 Meet the Sponsors! Leapwing Audio

We love analog and we love digital. We also recognise that there are things you can’t do in the analog domain and understand that focus is key. You will not find us creating analog imitations. There are other companies that do this very well. We want to solely focus on tools that use the strength of digital to shape and improve sound.

We are geeks but also end-users. We don’t want to build complicated tools, where it takes a user 10 minutes to get a decent sound. Our goal is that once you open our tools, that within 10 seconds, you understand what it does and you get a great sound within the next 10 seconds.

We have a clear dedication to build something that’s easy to use and intuitive. 

We pride ourselves to focus on only using the highest quality filters and algorithms we can come up with, knowing the current boundaries of modern-day CPUs. We might spend weeks getting filters to sound just the way we want. We also strongly believe that our paying customers should not be our beta testers so we’ve set up a very strong testing and debugging framework to make sure our plugins leave here in the best possible condition.

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Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018

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AES 144 Meet the Sponsors! UVI

AES 144 Meet the Sponsors! UVI

UVI is a Paris, France based developer of sounds and software for professional audio production. Over the past two decades UVI has released an extensive catalog of instruments and applications, winning numerous industry awards and accolades. As a key technology partner UVI has worked with many companies to enable groundbreaking software instruments with the innovative UVI Engine™.




Spanning over 50 releases ranging from mobile to desktop, UVI products are used by many of today's top composers, producers, sound designers and musicians, being heard on numerous hit-records, film and TV scores and games. UVI products are crafted to deliver the finest experience possible—offering a wealth of unique and inspiring instruments, the highest quality sound, efficient and reliable performance and world-class user interfaces.



Leveraging a deep technology portfolio, extensive experience and a passion for sound, UVI continues to push forward creating new and imaginative tools that both enable and inspire.

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Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2018

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AES 144 Meet the Sponsors! Routledge

AES 144 Meet the Sponsors! Routledge

Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group. We are the leading publisher in media technology, providing engaging, and practical content, and tools to help you excel in fields including Audio Engineering, Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Editing, MIDI, Music Business, Dance, DJing, and more. For further details visit www.routledge.com/audio 

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Posted: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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AES 144 | Meet The Sponsors! Telefunken

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik strives for absolute perfection. By offering historic recreations of classic microphones alongside our own proprietary designs based around the distinctive tube mic sound, we have established a product line that perfectly blends vintage style and sound with the reliability of a modern-day microphone. Our commitment to both the sonic excellence and quality of all of our products is rivaled only by our dedication to provide the BEST possible service to each and every one of our customers.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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AES 144 | Meet The Sponsors! Raisin Toast Records

RAISIN TOAST RECORDS is a new model for a record label dedicated to citizenship in Detroit founded by a team of musicians and innovators from the University of Michigan. 

They seek to empower musicians in Detroit’s artistic community by providing them with the human resources, equipment and support needed to create a quality musical product. In order to accomplish this, a group of talented and diversely skillful innovators will collaborate in a multi-functional way within Raisin Toast. This interdisciplinary team will support the top-to-bottom process of creating music and building a career as an artist by providing services ranging from repairing and building instruments to recording and mixing and even artist development and talent booking.

 

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Posted: Monday, May 7, 2018

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