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Meet The Judges! Student Design Competition: Dave Hill

Meet The Judges! Student Design Competition: Dave Hill

Meet Dave Hill, one of our honorable judges of the Student Design Competition at AES139 in New York.

 

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.


Posted: Monday, October 26, 2015

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AES 139 : Meet the Sponsors : Audiofile Engineering

AES 139 : Meet the Sponsors : Audiofile Engineering

Audiofile Engineering have once again agreed to sponsor both the Student Recording Competitiona and the Student Design Competition.

 

Audiofile Engineering build apps for musicians and engineers, because that's what the company consists of: musicians and engineers.  Founded in 2004, they are among the most experienced audio software developers for Mac OS X and iOS with a long history of industry-firsts to their name. The people at Audiofile Engineering strive to create beautiful and powerful apps that everyone can afford.

More information can be found here http://www.audiofile-engineering.com/


Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2015

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AES 139 : Meet the Sponsors : Solid State Logic

AES 139 : Meet the Sponsors : Solid State Logic

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: Friday, October 23, 2015

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Meet The Judges! Student Recording Competition - Category 1: Jim Anderson

 Jim Anderson is an internationally recognized recording engineer and producer of acoustic music for the recording, radio, television, and film industries. He is the recipient of numerous awards and nominations for recordings and broadcasts. Jim’s recording “Modern Cool” won the Grammy for Best Surround Album at the 55th Grammy Awards and his recording “Sixteen Sunsets” was nominated for Best Surround Album at the 56th Grammy Awards.

A graduate of the Duquesne University School of Music in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jim has studied audio engineering at the Eastman School of Music and Sender Freies Berlin. During the 1970s, he was employed by National Public Radio and, since 1980, Jim has had a career as an independent audio engineer and producer. He has been a frequent lecturer and speaker for the AES and master-class guest faculty member at leading international institutes. He is a professor of recorded music with the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and was the department’s Chair from 2004 – 2008.

He has served as Vice President for Eastern Sections of the AES, chaired the New York City Section of the AES and was Chair of the 119th,123rd, 131st, and 135th AES Conventions. In 2006, he was made a Fellow of the AES and was also the President of the Audio Engineering Society, 2008-2009.


Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2015

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Meet The Judges! Student Recording Competition - Category 1: Jim Anderson

Meet The Judges! Student Recording Competition - Category 1: Jim Anderson

 Jim Anderson is an internationally recognized recording engineer and producer of acoustic music for the recording, radio, television, and film industries. He is the recipient of numerous awards and nominations for recordings and broadcasts. Jim’s recording “Modern Cool” won the Grammy for Best Surround Album at the 55th Grammy Awards and his recording “Sixteen Sunsets” was nominated for Best Surround Album at the 56th Grammy Awards.

A graduate of the Duquesne University School of Music in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jim has studied audio engineering at the Eastman School of Music and Sender Freies Berlin. During the 1970s, he was employed by National Public Radio and, since 1980, Jim has had a career as an independent audio engineer and producer. He has been a frequent lecturer and speaker for the AES and master-class guest faculty member at leading international institutes. He is a professor of recorded music with the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and was the department’s Chair from 2004 – 2008.

He has served as Vice President for Eastern Sections of the AES, chaired the New York City Section of the AES and was Chair of the 119th,123rd, 131st, and 135th AES Conventions. In 2006, he was made a Fellow of the AES and was also the President of the Audio Engineering Society, 2008-2009.


Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2015

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Meet The Judges! Student Recording Competition - Category 3: Bill Crabtree

Meet The Judges! Student Recording Competition - Category 3: Bill Crabtree

Meet Bill Crabtree, one of our honorable judges of the Student Recording Competition at AES139 in New York.

Bill Crabtree is a Professor of Recording Industry and the Director of the Masters of Fine Arts program in Recording Arts and Technologies at Middle Tennessee State University. He works as freelance musician, recording engineer, and technical writer. He has engineered a wide scope of studio productions in Boston and Nashville. As a technical writer he recently completed the latest Operator’s Manual for the API Legacy Plus console. He teaches courses in multi-track recording and studio production in MTSU’s B.S. in Recording Industry and M.F.A in Recording Arts and Technologies.

Bill earned his B.S in Recording Industry from Middle Tennessee State University and his M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from Cambridge College in Cambridge Massachusetts. Prior to joining MTSU’s Recording Industry faculty, Bill served as an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music, Artist in Residence at Emerson College, Assistant Chairman of Audio & Media Technology at New England Institute of Art, and Chairman of Recording Arts at Massachusetts Communications College.


Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2015

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AES 139: Meet the Sponsors : Telefunken

AES 139: 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.


Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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Meet The Judges! Student Recording Competition - Category 2: Brandie Lane

Meet The Judges! Student Recording Competition - Category 2: Brandie Lane

Meet Brandie Lane, one of our honorable judges of the Student Recording Competition at AES139 in New York.

Brandie currently serves as an United States Army Staff Sergeant (soon to be Sergeant First Class) and the non-commissioned officer-in-charge of the Audio Section with the West Point Band, located at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY.  She has served as producer, recording engineer, and front of house engineer for the many performing elements of the band and is credited on their commercial stereo and surround sound releases, television and web specials for FOX, CBS, HISTORY, and military events in New York City.  Prior to joining the United States Army, Brandie held the position of Head Audio Engineer at GRAMMY winning Sono Luminus, an independent classical label in northern Virginia. In her free time, Brandie serves as a guest lecturer at New York University's Steinhardt School and as a freelance audio engineer/consultant in the Hudson Valley area.


Her accolades include a GRAMMY Award for “Best Engineered Album, Classical”, engineering credits on multiple GRAMMY nominated albums, a Downbeat Award for “Best Engineering for a Live Recording” and an “Award of Excellence” from the Audio Engineering Society High Resolution Recording Competition. Her military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Achievement Medal.


Her professional affiliations include membership with the Audio Engineering Society, where she frequently serves as a judge and panel member, and voting membership with the The Recording Academy (Producers and Engineers Wing).


Posted: Monday, October 19, 2015

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AES 139 | Meet the Sponsors: DIY Recording Equipment

AES 139 | Meet the Sponsors: DIY Recording Equipment

 Peterson Goodwyn began building his own audio gear in 2008 for one simple reason: he couldn’t afford to buy it. In 2011 he founded DIY Recording Equipment with the vision of making excellent audio equipment affordable and accessible to anyone who was willing to pick up a soldering iron. Since then, DIYRE has enabled thousands of musicians and engineers to build their own equipment, through hundreds of DIY tutorials, designs, and blog posts.

DIY.RE is donating an L2A Reamplifier kit and a Primary Colours Bundle to lucky finalists of the Student Competitions! 

DIY.RE website


Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2015

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AES 139 | Meet the Sponsors: Auralex Acoustics

AES 139 | Meet the Sponsors: Auralex Acoustics

 Check out Auralex, sponsor of the Student Design Competition at AES 139!

Auralex Acoustics® was founded over 20 years ago on the belief that there had to be a much better alternative to the expensive acoustic foam panels available at that time. Indeed there was; not only dramatically less expensive, but also with significant performance advantages.


Today Auralex takes great pride in offering a full line of acoustical products based on the “better price/better mousetrap” principle.


The great initial success of Studiofoam® quickly led to other innovations including our industry-leading Venus™ and LENRD™ Bass Traps. When no reasonably priced diffusors existed, we developed the high-performance T’Fusor™ and MiniFusor™. When our customers demanded a modular, absorptive, expandable, and, most importantly, portable solution, we introduced the MAX-Wall™ (the first acoustical product to ever be featured on the cover of a major industry magazine) and Stand-Mounted LENRDs™ to great widespread acclaim!


When there were few low-cost, effective construction and isolation products, we answered with SheetBlok™U-Boat™ Floor FloatersPlatFoam™, and other affordable solutions. Most recently, our staff has created specialty products such as the GRAMMA™ (Gig & Recording Amp & Monitor Modulation Attenuator) and our hot new MoPADs™ that answer critical isolation needs and result in dramatically truer sound.

While some may try to imitate us, they fall way short.

 


Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2015

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