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AES 135 Student Booth: Submit Pictures from your School!

 

The Student Delegate Assembly is accepting pictures of Student Section Events for the AES 135 Student Booth, your student home at the Convention. Submit your pictures to colin@aes-sda.org and show the world what your section has been up to!

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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013

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AES 135 New York | Student Design Competition Judges: BILL WHITLOCK

We are proud to announce that we have gathered an amazing group of judges for the Student Design Competition at AES 135. All of them are well known industry professionals, and here you can find out a little bit about each of them.

 

BILL WHITLOCK

Well known as a guru of analog audio systems, Bill Whitlock has been president and chief engineer of Jensen Transformers since 1989. His prior analog circuit design jobs include Capitol Records-EMI, laser light show producer Laserium, and console-maker Quad-Eight. He's presented numerous papers, tutorial seminars, and master classes at AES conventions and local sections, SynAudCon workshops, and universities, including MIT in 2007. His writings include three chapters in Glen Ballou's Handbook for Sound Engineers, training manuals for NSCA, InfoComm and CEDIA, and numerous trade magazine articles. He holds four patents, including the InGeniusR balanced line receiver IC. He is a Life Fellow of the AES, a Life Senior Member of the IEEE, and a highly revered expert in the global audio community.

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Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013

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AES 134 - Meet the Winners #5: Victor Osadchev

Meet Victor Osadchev from Moscow, Russia, who won the Silver Award in Category 1: Traditional Acoustic Recording

Tell us a little bit about yourself: Where are you from? What do you study? How did you discover your passion for audio? 

I'm Victor Osadchev. I was born in a small town on the outskirts of Russia. I had a long way to get where I am now in my life. I'm currently a 3rd year student at the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music in the Department of Sound Engineering. I also work as a recording engineer in the Moscow Philharmonic Society, where I make several records every month. I prefer recording orchestral music.

 

Are you a musician yourself? What instruments do you play and in what musical context?

I finished musical college as a classical pianist. And it helps me so much with my work as an audio engineer because I have a deep understanding of music and each musician I work with feels it.

 

Tell us about the production of your submission. What is the story behind it? How long did you work on it?

The piece I presented in this year’s competition is not my first orchestral recording, but it was my first experience with Shostakovich's cello concerto. It was set up for a live broadcast on our web site meloman.ru.

 

What were your most significant, funny or inspiring experiences as an audio engineer?

For me, the most inspiring part of my work is the cooperation and conversation with the musicians I record. It’s great to have a mutual understanding working together for the same reasons - creating Music.

 

Accidents happen: What was your biggest mistake in a production and what did you do to redeem the situation?

The main problem I have is time. I sometimes overthink things and forget to actually do what I have to do. The solution for me: Don’t spend too much time thinking about the task but carrying it out.

 

What’s your advice for engineers who are just starting out?

Try really hard, put a lot of effort into your work and use all of the opportunities life presents to you. Don't give up! Who knows, one day you might suddenly realise that you are exactly doing what you’ve always wanted to do.

 

Tech talk: What are your favourite pieces of equipment?

I like Pyramix and work with it as often as I can. It's very nice, because its programmers really think about how the user experience and workflow can be improved. People, who use Pyramix once, usually never come back to another Digital Audio Workstation. Also, I cannot imagine recording classical music without DPA mics. It's impossible.

 

What is your favourite recording or production?

On the one hand I like productions in which I hear things that I haven’t heard before that give me new idea. On the other hand I like old records or modern recordings with a traditional production approach that keep the natural acoustical atmosphere intact. I think its unfortunate that more and more modern classical recordings seem to approximate the sound aesthetics of cinematic productions. Sometimes, though, mixing new thoughts and modern approaches with old or traditional ideas can have really nice results.

 

What do you like about the AES? How does it help you to become a better and more successful audio engineer?

First and foremost the AES provides the opportunity of meeting and talking to many new people to gain novel ideas and learn different perspectives. Living in Russia this aspect is particularly important to me. We oftentimes have different views when it comes to the way classical music is recorded. It really helps to learn different opinions about a subject. And of course the SDA meetings.

 

Tell us about your favourite experiences at the 134th AES Convention in Rome!

Talking and listening to Ron Streicher always is really interesting. He covered a lot of the basics, but provided his own perspective. It’s necessary to be reminded of the simpler things every once in a while so as not to drown in the complexity of the field and forget essential aspects.

 

What is your favourite frequency?

Any… Except for 1 kHz.

 

What do you do when you’re not in the studio or doing anything music related?

When should that be!? Does it ever happen? No. I really like traveling, though, seeing new places and meeting new people.

 

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Time will tell. I have concrete goals and will see. I’d definitely like to work on high quality classical music with top-level musicians – and maybe not only in Russia.

 

Could you provide us with some closing comments?

Thanks to AES for providing opportunities such as the recording competition. Presenting our work to so many people is really important for the realisation of our ambitions. I highly value hearing other people’s opinions - it helps me to make further steps in my personal and professional life. See you at many other AES events!

 

Victors's submission can be downloaded here.

If you want to get in touch with Victor you can send him an e-mail.

 


Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013

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AES 135 Convention New York | Student Recording Competition Judges: Andres Mayo

  We are proud to announce that we have gathered an amazing group of Judges for the Student Recording Competition at AES 135. All participants will have their work reviewed and scored by three Judges per category. All of them are well known industry professionals and here you can find out a little bit about each of them.

 

 

Andres Mayo

CAT 2 - TRADITIONAL STUDIO RECORDING

 

Andres is a multiple award-winning stereo & surround Mastering Engineer with strong recording and sound post-production skills, and a DVD producer, with wide knowledge of interactive platforms.

He pioneered the art of CD and DVD mastering in Latin America since 1991, with credits in more than 1500 albums by many of the best known artists in the region, and currently runs his own facility Andres Mayo Mastering, with high resolution 5.1 mixing and mastering capability.

As an audio Engineer, Andres won five Carlos Gardel Awards to the Technical Excellence in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2011 and several nominations to the Latin Grammy ® Awards and MTV Music Awards since 2002. As an independent producer, he has won 2 Latin GRAMMY ® Awards in 2008 for his 7-DVD collection “Buenos Aires, Days and Nights of Tango”, winning in the categories of Best Tango Production and Best Recording Packaging.A


Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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AES135 New York | Student Recording Competition Judges: JONATHAN WYNER

  We are proud to announce that we have gathered an amazing group of Judges for the Student Recording Competition at AES 135. All participants will have their work reviewed and scored by three Judges per category. All of them are well known industry professionals and here you can find out a little bit about each of them.

 

 

Jonathan Wyner

CAT3 - MODERN STUDIO RECORDING

 

Chief Mastering Engineer and Company President at M Works Studios, Jonathan has mastered more than 5000 CD's during the last 27 years spanning every musical idiom (and some non-musical idioms as well!).  A Recording Engineer since the late 1970’s, Jonathan began his career as a Mastering Engineer in 1985 as the compact disc was becoming a reality and established M Works Mastering in Cambridge, MA in 1991.  His credits range from the extremely well known (James Taylor, David Bowie, Aerosmith, Kiri Te Kanawa), to the more idiosyncratic and independent artists/labels (Aimee Mann, Tiny Tim, Rahsaan Roland Kirk). Jonathan prides himself in the fact that he is among the elite group of mastering engineers to have run a marathon in under 3 hours repeatedly.


Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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AES 135 Convention New York | Student Recording Competition Judges: Jim Anderson

   We are proud to announce that we have gathered an amazing group of Judges for the Student Recording Competition at AES 135. All participants will have their work reviewed and scored by three Judges per category. All of them are well known industry professionals and here you can find out a little bit about each of them.


 

Prof. Jim Anderson

CAT 2 - TRADITIONAL STUDIO RECORDING

 

President of the AES, 2008-2009, Jim is an internationally recognized recording engineer and producer of acoustic music. He is the recipient of numerous awards and nominations. His recordings have received nine Grammy awards and 25 Grammy nominations; radio productions have received two George Foster Peabody Awards and there have been two Emmy nominations for television programs. He is also a professor in the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at NYU and was the Chair of the department for four years.

 


 


Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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AES 135 Convention New York | Student Recording Competition Judges

  We are proud to announce that we have gathered an amazing group of Judges for the Student Recording Competition at AES 135. All participants will have their work reviewed and scored by three Judges per category. All of them are well known industry professionals and here you can find out a little bit about each of them.

 

 

David Bowles

CAT 1 - TRADITIONAL ACOUSTIC RECORDING

 David Bowles’ recordings have been GRAMMY-nominated (Classical - Best Orchestral Performance) and won the “Classical Orchestral Album” prize from Just Plain Folks Awards. Other Bowles-produced and engineered releases have been named “Record of the Month - Editor's Choice” from Gramophone Magazine and Opera News; also “Record of the Year” from the New York Times, the New Yorker, Miami Clásica and Classical Candour. He has worked with Nicolas McGegan/Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg/New Century Chamber Orchestra, Chanticleer, flutist Carol Wincenc, and composers Yehudi Wyner, William Bolcom and Jake Heggie.

Mr. Bowles is a member of the AES (Audio Engineering Society): he was on the Board of Governors and served on convention committees between 2008 and 2012. He alternated between chair and co-chair of the San Francisco section of the AES between 2005 and 2010. He is also a voting member of NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences) and SPARS (Society of Professional Audio Recording Services).

As an educator, Mr. Bowles has been Visiting Professor of Recording Arts at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. He has been guest lecturer at New York University’s Tonmeister Seminar (Steinhardt School of Music), at the Banff Centre and at The Peabody Institute.

 

 

 


Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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AES 135 Convention New York | Student Recording Competition Judges: Ulrike Schwarz

  We are proud to announce that we have gathered an amazing group of Judges for the Student Recording Competition at AES 135. All participants will have their work reviewed and scored by three Judges per category. All of them are well known industry professionals and here you can find out a little bit about each of them.

 

 

Ulrike Schwarz

CAT 1 - TRADITIONAL ACOUSTIC RECORDING

 Ulrike Schwarz is Diplom-Tonmeisterin and recording engineer specialising in classical music and jazz.  She graduated from the University of Arts in Berlin. Furthermore, Ulrike studied multichannel recording formats from 5.10 to 22.2 with Akira Fukada and Kimio Hamaskaki in NHK and NHK Science and Technical Research Laboratories in Tokyo. As an AES Member, Ulrike Schwarz is a frequent lecturer at AES events. Her last appearance was in 2010 during the AES Conference on Spatial Sound (Tokyo, Japan) with a presentation of „Paradies und die Peri“ performed by BRSO and Simon Rattle in 9.0, 3-D sound. She has been an AES Governor 2004-2006."

 

 

 


Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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AES 135 Convention New York | Student Recording Competition Judges

 We are proud to announce that we have gathered an amazing group of Judges for the Student Recording Competition at AES 135. All participants will have their work reviewed and scored by three Judges per category. All of them are well known industry professionals and here you can find out a little bit about each of them.

 

Martha de Francisco

CAT 1 - TRADITIONAL ACOUSTIC RECORDING

Martha de Francisco is a record producer and recording engineer who specializes in classical music. She is a professor for Sound Recording at McGill University in Montreal. An internationally acknowledged leader in the field of sound recording and record production, de Francisco has recorded with some of the greatest classical musicians of our time for the most prestigious record labels and in the best concert halls. She has credits on over 300 recordings, mostly for worldwide release. De Francisco has been entrusted with the recording legacy of world-class soloists and orchestras from Alfred Brendel to the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has worked with such artists as Jessye Norman, Claudio Arrau, Simon Rattle, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner, the English Baroque Soloists, the Monteverdi Choir, Neville Marriner and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Kent Nagano and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. She has recorded in a variety of venues throughout the world, including the Musikverein in Vienna, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Moscow Conservatoire, Bayreuth Festspielhaus, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. De Francisco is a frequent lecturer at international professional conferences as well as a guest lecturer at leading schools for higher education in Audio in locations as varied as Banff, Moscow, Düsseldorf, Bogotá, and New York. 

 

 


Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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AES 135 New York: Education and Career Fair: Sign up now!

AES 135 New York: Education and Career Fair: Sign up now!

One of the best reasons to attend AES conventions is the opportunity to make important connections with your fellow audio educators from around the globe. With this in mind, we would like to invite you to take advantage of a FREE table that is being offered to you at the 135th AES Convention's Education and Career Fair. This 90 minute event is an opportunity to promote your school's academic program and a chance for you to connect with other educators.

It will take place on Saturday, October 19 from 11:00am to 12:30pm in a public area of the Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York.  Academic Institutions offering studies in audio (from short courses to graduate degrees) will be represented in this “table top” session. Information on each school's respective programs will be made available through displays and academic guidance. There is no charge for schools/institutions to participate. Admission is free and open to all convention attendees. If you have not already done so, please follow these links to sign up: 

Education Fair: http://www.aes.org/events/135/students/signup/education.cfm

Career Fair: http://www.aes.org/events/135/students/signup/career.cfm


Posted: Monday, September 16, 2013

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