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AES 140 Meet the Judges! Cécile Tournesac

AES 140 Meet the Judges! Cécile Tournesac

Cécile Tournesac was raised in France, where she studied violin, piano, and voice from an early age. After moving to New York City to attend the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University, she discovered her love for music and sound in film.

During her 4 years at NYU, she was an active producer, engineer, composer, arranger, and sound designer for projects in a variety of fields and genres. In 2009, she received the silver prize for her recording of Lenny Pickett’s NYU Jazz Ensemble at the Audio Engineering Society Student Jazz Recording Competition in New York.

After graduating with honors in 2011, she moved back to her native Paris, where she started assisting Academy Award-winning composer Gabriel Yared. For three years, she had the opportunity to work on Haute Cuisine by Christian Vincent, Tom at the Farm by Xavier Dolan, and Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet by Roger Allers, among others She is now a freelance music editor and score editor. Some of her most recent credit include The Martian (2015, dir. by Ridley Scott, music by Harry Gregson-Williams), The Danish Girl (2015, dir. by Tom Hopper, music by Alexandre Desplat), and Queen of Katwe (2016, dir. by Mira Nair, music by Alex Heffes).


Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2016

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AES 140 Meet the Judges! Kris Górski

AES 140 Meet the Judges! Kris Górski

Kris Górski ­ sound engineer, producer and composer

Born in Poznan/Poland he begun his music education with piano at the age of 7, and continued through his years in college in England. He then moved to Paris where, after obtaining his diploma in Audio Engineering from SAE Paris, he engaged in 12 years of intensive studio work for independent artists, labels and TV stations. A few years into his sound engineering career he begun writing music for films which proved to be an ongoing passion and an important part of his work. He has since also become a song writer.

He has engineered over 100 albums and worked on dozens of film and advertisement projects both as a composer     and sound engineer. He loves working with the new generation of music talents in Poland, producing albums and         film tracks. He maintains a working relationship with musicians in France, England and Denmark. Open mind               and unorthodox approach are the key ingredients of his work.
 
In 2006 he co­founded APS ­ a company with focus on manufacturing high quality active studio monitors. A successful   venture which continues to this day and represents Polish technological thought all over the world and collaborates     with number of Universities. The company’s R&D model is based on very strong relationship with the recording           community, striving to make the very best tools for the sound engineers, producers and musicians.
 
Presently Kris lives in Poland, helping in the running of APS and his own production company AudioPlanet. For             a number of years now he has been involved in a working partnership with Piotr “Miki” Mikolajczak ­ a                             renowned producer and former Sony Artistic Director, with whom he has co­written and co­produced a number of           projects.
 
All throughout his career Kris gave a lot of importance to education. He has been giving workshops to young               people for the last 17 years and has recently started working with students form the Science University of Gdansk       where he is also involved through his company’s AudioPlanet collaboration with the University. He has also worked as a consultant on a number of projects on studio construction.

The Projects
 
Rozmowy Noca, Not Evil just Wrong, Operacja Zycie, Jezeli Zapomnimy o Nich, Le Bleu de L'Ocean, Sous le               Soleil, Solistki, Moje dziecko jest Aniolem; Grunge, Silence, Le rêve ou la vie, Anticonstitutionnellement, Sachons d     dire NON, Libre d'avancer, Couleur Café, Seguido
 
The People
 
Piotr “Miki” Mikolajczak, Artur Zmijewski, Monika Górska, Fabienne Thibeault, Aga Kiepuszewska, Victor                     Barange, Carine Erseng, Lois Andrea, Ridan, Kev Fox
 
The Companies
 
Sony, TVP1, TF1, POLSAT, NETIA, SKOKI, WARKA,
 
Muzeum Polskiej Piosenki w Opolu, Science University of Gdansk.
 
links
 
http://www.audioplanet.pl 
http://aps­company.com/en/
PS. It says PLAY on the button ­ not WORK :­)

 


Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2016

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AES 140 Student Recording Critiques

 The Student Recording Critiques are non-competitive listening sessions, designed for students to listen to their recordings and productions on a world-class playback system, and receive feedback on their work. Students are invited to bring along their mixes and have them critiqued by a panel renowned industry professionals in order to get pointers as to how they can push their skills to the next level. 
 
It is vital that interested students sign up at Convention’s the student booth immediately after the first SDA meeting and bring their work on CD, DVD, memory stick, or hard disc as clearly labelled 44.1 kHz WAVE or AIFF files. 
 
Please note that finalists of the Student Recording Competition are excluded to submit their work to the Recording Critiques to give non-finalists a way of having their work assessed.
 
Schedule: 
Sunday, June 5, 09:00 — 10:00
Monday, June 6, 08:45 — 09:45
Tuesday, June 7, 11:30 — 12:30


Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016

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AES 140 Convention Starts in just One Week!

AES 140 Convention Starts in just One Week!

The 140th AES Convention starts in just one week. Make sure you are registered to attend.

The Student Delegate Assembly are running events every day, including:

  • Student Delegate Assemblies
  • Student Design Competition
  • Student Recording Competition
  • Education and Careers Fair
  • Recording Critiques sessions with Grammy winning experts
  • And so much more

Make sure you register now to attend the convention, which is just two weeks away!

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Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2016

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AES 140 Meet the Sponsors! UVI

AES 140 Meet the Sponsors! UVI

UVI is a Paris, France-based developer of premium virtual instruments, effects and software for professional audio production. Over the past two decades UVI has released an extensive catalo 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 renowned UVI EngineTM. 

Spanning over 40 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, innovative features, 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.

http://www.uvi.net/ 

 


Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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AES 140 Meet the Judges! Thor Legvold

AES 140 Meet the Judges! Thor Legvold

Thor Legvold is the owner and main engineer at Sonovo. Originally from the rich music scene of Los Angeles, he has a professional degree in psychology, and attended California State University, Art Center College of Design and the University of Bergen. Legvold has been based in Stavanger since 2000, working with the unique musical sensibility and expression found in Norway and Scandinavia, as witnessed by the recent populartity of Nordic bands and artists. An active bass player for both live and studio sessions from the early 80's to late 90's, Legvold focused on honing his mastering skills before opening Sonovo in early 2003. 

Legvold has worked with numerous nominees to the "Spellemannpris" (Norwegian Grammys) as well as internationally known musicians in jazz and classical recordings, where the focus has been on realism and suspension of disbelief. Legvold has participated on AES panels in the past, Surround Mastering among others, and served as a mentor to student AES members. 

Legvold has also consulted to both commercial entities and private parties regarding acoustics and sound technology, including the outfitting, training and running of the Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound (NIRS) in Stavanger, previously Memnor, a subsidiary of Memnon, now a division of Sony.

Selected credits:

Thomas Dybdahl, Rørstad, Gazpacho, Lorène Aldabra, Ingvild Nordstoga, Jean Beauvoir, Stig van Eijk, Nite Sprite, John Lilja, Mods/Morten Abel, Jokke og Valentinerne, Tambours du Bronx, International Chamber Music Festival (Martin Fröst, Christian Ihle Hadland, Enrico Pace, Boris Brovtsyn,  Measha Brueggergosman, etc), Purified in Blood, Susanne Sundfør, The Owens, Malsain, Fliflet/Hamre, Ephemera, Skambankt.

 

 

 

 

 


Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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AES 141 Is Coming Soon!

AES 141 Is Coming Soon!

Preparations for AES 140 are in full swing, and we are all preparing to head to Paris in just a few weeks!

We couldnt be more excited to remind students that AES 141 is going to be taking place Septembr 29th to October 2nd 2016.

Be sure to work on your entries for the student recording and design competitions this summer! 

The rules for the student recording competition can be found here: http://www.aes.org/students/awards/recording/

The rules for the design competition can be found here: http://www.aes.org/students/awards/design/

Please reach out to sda@aes-sda.org with any questions or concerns! 


 

 

 

 

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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016

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AES 140 Meet the Sponsors! Tascam

AES 140 Meet the Sponsors! Tascam

For more than 30 years, TASCAM has developed products for every segment of the sound and music industry. From the high-end audio professional in a major post-production studio to the novice or hobbyist at home, TASCAM is everywhere. We are a company committed to providing our customers audio/video solutions that enable breakthroughs by using sound in ways that are as exciting as they are accessible. In short, we provide tools that let people translate their creativity into reality.

Tascam Website


Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016

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AES 140 Meet the Judges! Mandy Parnell

AES 140 Meet the Judges! Mandy Parnell

Award winning Mandy Parnell became interested in recorded music at the age of 5, listening to records on a portable Dansette player - the iPod of the time. 

She studied music and music technology through her school & college years, trained and worked in recording studios until landing an internship, which led to her becoming a world renowned mastering engineer. 

Mandy then decided to launch her own facility  - Black Saloon Studios.

Mandy Parnell's 30 years of experience have allowed her to discover and develop her philosophies in analogue and digital audio, while working with an amazing array of artists including Björk, Feist, The XX, Herbert, Frightened Rabbit, Sigur Rós and Brian Eno. 

Mandy's unique style as a mastering engineer has afforded her respect from all areas of the industry. She has mastered countless records that have achieved silver, gold, platinum and grammy status around the world, as well as winning the prestigious MPG Mastering Engineer of the Year award twice.

In recent years Mandy has been working with Annie Lennox, mastered Aphex Twin's first release in 13 years 'Syro', Jungle, Tom Jones, Glass Animals, Judas Priest, SBTRKT, Jóhann Jóhannsson's soundtrack for the films "Prison" and "Theory of Everything", Ólafur Arnalds' sountrack for the TV series "Broadchurch", and Björk's critically acclaimed Vulnicura. Further Mandy has been featured on the BBC, Resolution magazine, Sound On Sound, Prosound news, NME and Audio Musica & Technologia.

As a firm believer in educating the next generation of producers and engineers, Mandy frequently lectures on mastering and the music industry at universities, colleges and organizations.


Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2016

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AES 140 - Student Design Competition Deadline - Tomorrow!

The deadline for entering the Student Design Competition is TOMORROW!

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.

The Student Design Competition submission deadline for the 140th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society in Paris, France, is 22 May 2016

Submit here


Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2016

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