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AES 140 Meet the Judges! Dave Hill

AES 140 Meet the Judges! Dave Hill

Dave Hill is once again a Judge for the Student Design Competition

Forward Thinking Audio Gear from Crane Song and Dave Hill Designs. 

Crane Song Ltd. is about designing and building the highest quality audio hardware and software possible.  The products include A/D and D/A converters, Equalizers, Preamps, Compressors, Monitor Controllers, and plug-ins for PT. The designs range from discrete class A electronics to dsp.

The Philosophy is to make musically sounding gear and plug-ins that solve problems in the recording environment.  The products very flexible, by changing a control the sound of the device can go from very clean to very colored while remaining musical.  In 2011 Dave Hill Designs was lunched to provide products that are digitally controlled analog, DHD follows the same philosophy of building the highest quality musical signal processing devices possible. 

Some designs for other companies include Avid’s HEAT plug-in, ATR Service Company’s variable speed control and the ARIA discrete record - play tape machine electronics.  In addition there is on-going design work for several other companies, both the US and the UK.  New designs for both Crane Song and Dave Hill Designs are always being worked on.  Plus research into clocking, jitter and digital control of analog audio.

Crane Song Website

Posted: Friday, May 6, 2016

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AES 140 Meet the Sponsors! Sony

Sony Creative Software is a leading provider of innovative professional and consumer software solutions that inspire creativity, discovery, and productivity. We encourage artistic expression with our award-winning line of digital video, audio, and music production applications. Our customer base is extensive and includes film, television, and recording professionals as well as students, educators, and independent artists worldwide. For more information about products from Sony Creative Software, please visit
Sony is giving away "Audio Master Suite" licences (Sound Forge Pro+SpectraLayers Pro) to winners of the Student Competitions! 


Sony website

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2016

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AES 140 Meet the Sponsors! Sonnox

  Sonnox is a market-leading audio software company devoted to designing innovative, high quality audio processing plug-ins. The award-winning Oxford Plugins are used by professionals worldwide for mixing Music, Film, Television, Radio and Live Sound.
The Sonnox Oxford plug-in range includes invaluable tools such as EQ, reverb, dynamics processing, loudness maximization and de-essing. In addition to these mixing plug-ins, Sonnox offers award-winning restoration software - Sonnox Restore suite for the removal of noise, buzz, clicks and crackles; and a pair of plug-ins developed in partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for the real-time auditioning and encoding of audio to multiple formats, such as mp3 and AAC.
Sonnox plug-ins support most popular native DAWs including Pro Tools HDX and UAD-2 platforms.
Sonnox is giving away one of their Essential bundles and two Enhance bundles to winners of the Student Recording Competition! 


Sonnox website

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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AES 140 Meet the Judges! Liz Teutsch

AES 140 Meet the Judges! Liz Teutsch

Hailing from the Midwestern United States, Liz Teutsch grew up in a home saturated with music, from her parents’ Beatles records to her multi-instrumentalist grandmother’s square-dance fiddling.  This early exposure led her through studies in violin, piano, cello, percussion, drum set, bass and guitar, and eventually led her to Berklee College of Music’s Boston campus where she majored in Music Production and Engineering.  Her studies in Boston led to a plethora of collaborative, creative ventures in music production, sound for visual media, and of course, teaching.

Liz feels extremely fortunate that she is now able to fuse two of her passions – music and education – at Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain, where she has worked and taught since 2013.   In the classroom, Teutsch works to make music technology accessible to all, recognizing that these tools can also lead to unexpected creative breakthroughs.  “There are some facets of technology that all students – soon to be professionals – must understand.  However, these technology tools can also be used creatively, and it is our students’ explorations and experimentations with them that will continue to propel the music industry forward for many years to come.”

An Associate Professor and the Director of Academic Technology, Teutsch oversees the Berklee Valencia campus’s technology services and facilities, teaches courses in music production and technology, chairs the Music Technology Minor, and advises students in the Music Production, Technology and Innovation Master's Program.  Liz is an active member of the Audio Engineering Society, the faculty advisor of the Berklee Valencia AES Student Section, and is currently serving a 2-year post as the AES Vice President of the Southern Europe Region.  

Formerly the Director of Audio Production at Boston University's Center for Digital Imaging Arts, Liz was based in Boston for over 10 years where she worked as an educator, technician, and tracking and mix engineer for music and multimedia.  She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Berklee College of Music.


Posted: Monday, May 2, 2016

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AES 140 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
We are offering an exclusive 30% discount on our range of audio books at the 140th International AES Convention in Paris. Make sure you visit our stand to view our new and bestselling books, sign up to our prize draw and win up to 100 Euros worth of free books, and meet our team!


Routledge website

Posted: Sunday, May 1, 2016

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Tomorrow is the Student Recording Competition Deadline

Tomorrow is the Student Recording Competition Deadline

The deadline to register for the Student Recording Competiton is tomorrow Sunday May 1st at the end of the day.  The competition is taking place at the 140th AES Convention in Paris France.

Attendants at the convention can submit to any one of the four following categories:

  • Category 1 – Traditional Acoustic Recording
  • Category 2 – Traditional Studio Recording
  • Category 3 – Modern Studio Recording & Electronic Music
  • Category 4 – Sound for Visual Media

  • To register for the competiton click here 


For rules and more info click here


Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016

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AES 140 Meet the Sponsors! Mathew Lane

 Mathew Lane audiotools are innovative new solutions, created when no other hardware or software could be found suitable for the task.
The DrMS spatial processor is Mathew Lane's first product, already widely accepted by audio professionals as a unique plugin. It's being used by top producers and engineers on songs by well known artists such as Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay and many others. Legendary mix engineer Dave Pensado is a fan and has been showing the use of DrMS on several of his Pensado's Place Into The Lair videos.
DrMS is a unique spatial processor, available as AAX/RTAS/AU/VST plugin, with a wide range of applications for mixing, mastering and post production - going from simple MS (Mid-Side) encoding/decoding, over stereo field width and depth enhancement, to fixing mono compatibility issues and more.
You can find Mathew Lane and his DrMS plugin at:

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016

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AES 140 Meet the Judges! Robin Lobel

 Robin Lobel has been researching and developing innovative technologies for the broadcast and media industries for years as a freelancer, ranging from 3D to video to audio algorithm and software solutions.
He runs his own company Divide Frame and is the author of SpectraLayers, an advanced audio spectrum editor published by Sony.

Robin's website

Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2016

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AES 140 Meet the Sponsors! Linear Audio

Leading audio magazine Linear Audio is sponsoring the Student Design Competition once again, and scouting the Student Design Exhibition floor for projects to include in future issues... 
 Linear Audio publishes technical articles about technology, developments and the state of the art in audio and perception from a technical perspective.
It is meant for anyone who is interested in technical audio developments or who wants to contribute. Being employed in audio engineering is not a requirement.

Linear Audio website

Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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AES 140 Meet the Judges Daniel Shores

AES 140 Meet the Judges Daniel Shores

Daniel Shores is a three-time GRAMMY® Nominee (two for Best Surround Sound Album, one for Best Engineered Classical Album) and has recorded, mixed and mastered albums accounting for 17 GRAMMY® Nominations and 1 Latin GRAMMY® win. Shores served as the head of the Sono Luminus record label from 2006–2014 and continues to serve as the label’s head engineer. In addition to Sono Luminus, Shores has engineered albums for Bridge Records, Naxos, RCA Red Seal, Koch, Hannsler Classics, Delos, and the Steinway and Sons Record label, accounting for well over 140 albums.

In his time at Sono Luminus, he has engineered over 25 surround sound releases on Pure Audio Blu-Ray, making Sono Luminus  the first U.S. label to release albums in the format. In 2015 Daniel began working in immersive audio and now has 5 Blu-Ray releases which include an Auro-3D stream, again, the first for an American label.

In addition to his duties at Sono Luminus, Daniel has served as an adjunct professor in the Music Production Recording Technology department at Shenandoah University in Winchester,  Virginia since 2009. There he has taught location recording techniques in the remote recording practicum class as well as classes  on surround sound and recording systems. 


Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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