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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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AES 139 | Meet the Sponsors: Andrés Mayo Mastering & Audio Post

AES 139 | Meet the Sponsors: Andrés Mayo Mastering & Audio Post

Check out Andrés Mayo, a very special sponsor of the Student Recording Competition at AES 139!

We, the Student Delegate Assembly are extremely excited to announce that the President of AES himself, Andrés Mayo, will be sponsoring this year's Student Recording Competition.

What is the prize? He will master an album for CD or Vinyl for one winner. Wow! Check out the rest of his amazing services as an audio professional: http://www.andresmayo.com 

"President of the Audio Engineering Society from October 2014 thru October 2015, Andres is a 2 times Grammy-winning Audio Engineer and producer with 20+ years of experience. He boasts credits in more than 2,000 titles released on vinyl, CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and/or Web. Andres runs his own mastering facility with stereo and surround capability, working for artists from Latin America, the US, Spain, France, Germany and many other parts of the world. Andres served as VP Latin America from 2005 thru 2009, later became Co-Chair of the Technical Committee for Recording Technology and Practices, and also judged at the latest AES International Recording Competitions in London, New York, San Francisco, Vienna, Paris, Munich and Budapest."

 


Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2015

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Last Day To Register for the Student Design Competition

The deadline for the Student Design Competition is TOMORROW!

Register now to avoid disappointment.

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.

Register here for the competition

 

More Information about the competiton is avalible here

 


Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2015

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Meet The Judges! Student Recording Competition - Category 1: Tim Martyn

Meet The Judges! Student Recording Competition - Category 1: Tim Martyn

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

Tim Martyn is a four-time Grammy award recipient, including the 2014 award for “Best Engineered Classical Album”.  In a career spanning more than 30 years he has worked as engineer and producer with a wide variety of artists, from Yo Yo Ma and Renée Fleming to James Taylor and John Williams.  Mr. Martyn holds Bachelor and Masters degrees in performance from the Juilliard School.

In 1985, Mr. Martyn was appointed Director of Audio for the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Tanglewood festival, a position he still holds today.  He has engineered, produced, and consulted for several top American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, and New Jersey Symphony. Martyn has produced and engineered projects for RCA/BMG, Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, Sony Classical, and EMI/Angel, among others.  He founded Classic Sound Inc. in New York City in 1987, and Phoenix Audio in 2001, as classical remote recording and post-production facilities.

Recent projects include Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti, Maria Schneider’s Winter Morning Walks with Dawn Upshaw and the Australian and St. Paul Chamber Orchestras (winner 2013 Grammy Award) , Renée Fleming’s Guilty Pleasures (Decca), WNET Great Performances Carnegie Hall at 120 with Yo Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Gil Shaham, Audra McDonald and the NY Philharmonic, Journey to the New World with guitarist Sharon Isbin & violinist Mark O'Connor (winner 2009 Grammy Award), Prokofiev Piano Concertos 2 & 3 with Evgeny Kissin and Vladimir Ashkenazy (winner 2009 Grammy Award), Vivaldi Four Seasons with Sarah Chang and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (EMI), the Carnegie Hall Schubert Recital with Evgeny Kissin and James Levine (Sony/BMG), and Mozart Piano Concertos with Jonathan Biss and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (EMI).  Recent post-production credits include the complete Beethoven piano concertos with Evgeny Kissin and Sir Colin Davis with the London Symphony Orchestra (EMI), Renée Fleming’s Homage album of opera arias with Valery Gergiyev and the Mariinsky Orchestra (Decca), Mozart and Schumann Piano Concertos with Evgeny Kissin and Sir Colin Davis with the London Symphony Orchestra (EMI), and Evgeny Kissin’s solo Russian piano album (Sony/BMG). Mr. Kissin’s solo album won the 2005 Grammy Award (Best Classical Performance without Orchestra).  Mr. Martyn won the 2009 Canadian JUNO Award for Classical Album of the Year (Solo/Chamber Music) for the album Homage with violinist James Ehnes.

Mr. Martyn has served on the Recording Academy NY Chapter Board of Governors, and on the teaching faculties of the Banff Centre for the Arts and the Tanglewood Music Center.


Posted: Friday, October 16, 2015

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