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AES Student Design Competition Deadline Extended


Students! Gear designers, software developers, or audio tinkerers... All are welcome to submit their projectstotheStudent Design Competition taking place at AES 138 in Warsaw. In the past we have had projects range from guitar multi-effects processors, channel strips, VST plugins, to even standalone iOS apps. As long as your design has a bit of innovation at heart, we have the top audio design professionals who will give you face-to-face feedback to help you in your career!

All you must do is follow this link and register for the competition, and upload a PDF of a project description by May 1st. Every entrant will get to present at the convention and show off their fantastic work!

Did we mention that there are prizes for the top entries? Not only that, audio companies from all around the world have representatives at AES conventions that frequently check out student events, and we have seen several students land jobs after graduation based on these interactions (so bring a resumé)!

Register and upload your project by May 1st, the new deadline! 


Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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AES 138 Meet The Sponsors: Solid State Logic

AES 138 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. 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: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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AES138 | Meet the Judges #9: Morten Lindberg

AES138 | Meet the Judges #9: Morten Lindberg

Meet Morten Lindberg, one of our honorable judges of Category 1: Traditional Acoustic Recording of the Student Recording Competition at AES138 in Warsaw.

Recording Producer and Balance Engineer with 20 American GRAMMY-nominations since 2006. Thirteen of these in categories "Best Engineered Album", "Best Surround Sound Album" and "Producer of the Year". Founder and CEO of 2L (www.2L.no). Associate Professor in Acoustic Music Production at Westerdals University - Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology.


Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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AES138 | 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 generously donated one of their audio interfaces as a prize for our Student Recording Competition.


Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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AES138 | Meet the sponsors: Sonnox

Sonnox logo

 

Sonnox Ltd. is the leading designer of innovative, high quality, award-winning, audio processing plug-ins for audio professionals.  Oxford Plug-ins are used in an extraordinary range of audio applications including mixing for music production, live sound, broadcast, TV & feature film audio post production, and even scientific and forensics projects. 

Sonnox Oxford Plug-ins include: The SuprEsser, a highly efficient de-esser and dynamic EQ; The Restore Suite for sophisticated audio restoration; and most recently, the revolutionary Fraunhofer Pro-Codec, a real-time plug-in for auditioning and encoding audio to multiple formats including iTunes. The Sonnox design team continues to embrace new technology, supporting both Avid's ProTools | HDX and Universal Audio's UAD-2 platforms as well as most popular native workstations.

Sonnox is generously giving 1 Sonnox Essential Collection and 2 Sonnox Enhance Collection plugin bundles to winners of the Student Recording Competition! 

Sonnox webpage


Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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AES138 | Call for Designers: Student Design Competition deadline coming up.

The deadline for the Student Design Competition is just around the corner and it's time for all student designers to step up and get involved.

                    

                    

Undergraduate and postgraduate students can still submit their design projects (e.g. loudspeaker designs, iPad apps, stomp boxes - any pieces of hardware or software) until April 24th May 1st.

All participants will present their work to Convention attendees and a panel of judges consisting of renowned industry professionals. 

Not only is the event a great opportunity to receive constructive feedback from industry leaders and precious exposure, it's also a superb occasion to network. Students have even been recruited by major companies or sold their designs as a direct result of taking part during previous competitions.

Further, there will be a large pool of prizes (such as MATLAB & MAX 7 licenses, books, audio software & plugins, electronic components, etc.) that will be awarded to the three or four winners in each category.

If you are an upcoming designer and this sounds vaguely exciting to you, we urge you to have a look at the event's official rules & policies, register for the Convention, and submit your documentation in time. We assure you that it will be worth your while.

We're excited to see what you've been working on!

 


Posted: Monday, April 20, 2015

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AES138 | Meet the Judges #8: Florian Camerer

AES138 | Meet the Judges #8: Florian Camerer

Meet Florian Camerer, one of our honorable judges of Category 4: Audio for Visual Media of the Student Recording Competition at AES138 in Warsaw.

Florian Camerer joined the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) in 1990. In 1995 he became a staff-sound-engineer („Tonmeister“) mainly in the field of production sound and post-production. Already in 1993 Camerer started to get interested in Multichannel Audio. He mixed the first program of the ORF in Dolby Surround („Arctic Northeast“) and is now involved with all aspects of Multichannel Audio at ORF. Since autumn 2008 Camerer chairs the EBU group PLOUD, introducing loudness normalisation as a successor to peak levelling. He is lecturing on an international basis especially in dramaturgical aspects of surround sound productions, microphones for surround sound, multichannel audio for HD and loudness.


Posted: Monday, April 20, 2015

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AES138 | Meet the sponsors: Audiofile Engineering

  

www.audiofile-engineering.com

"Hello, we are Audiofile. We build apps for musicians and engineers, because that’s who we are: musicians and engineers. Founded in 2004, we are among the most experienced audio software developers for OS X and iOS with a long history of industry-firsts to our name. We strive to create beautiful and powerful apps that everyone can afford."

Audiofile Engineering gave donated a generous bundle of their apps to each winner of the Student Recording and Student Design Competition.


Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2015

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AES138 | Meet the Judges #7: Ronald Prent

AES138 | Meet the Judges #7: Ronald Prent

Meet Ronald Prent, one of our honorable judges of Category 3: Modern Studio Recording of the Student Recording Competition at AES138 in Warsaw.

Almost thirty years ago, Ronald began his career as an inexperienced assistant engineer at Wisseloord Studios.  Since then, he has established himself as one of the most accomplished and innovative mix engineers in the world working for renowned artists such as Rammstein, The Scorpions, Simple Minds, Live, Within Temptation, Manowar, Alain Clark, Peter Maffay and The Common Linnets, just to name a few.    While happy to work in stereo, Ronald specializes in the area of surround sound - not only mixing, but also playing a key role in the conceptualization and development of new technology for working in 5.1 and other progressive formats.  In the very early years of surround audio development, Ronald became a “test pilot” for Sony and Philips’ DSD/SACD format and many of the projects that he mixed in those days are still held up as benchmark examples of creative surround mixing.  He’s now added several ground-breaking projects in 9.1 Auro3D to that list, for artists such as Ozark Henry, Mando Diao, Peter Maffay, and Tiësto.

Ronald currently serves as the technical director of Wisseloord Studios, as well as continuing to work his magic behind the mixing console.


Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2015

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AES138 | Meet the sponsors: Slate Digital

  

Established by Steven Slate and Fabrice Gabriel in 2008, Slate Digital strives to produce innovative products of exceptional quality. The Slate Digital line combines revolutionary ideas and concepts for the future of the pro audio industry with the complex DSP algorithms. Known for its digital emulation of analogue circuitry, Slate Digital's products include the FG-X Mastering Processor, Virtual Console Collection 2.0, Virtual Tape Machines, Virtual Buss Compressors, and the new Virtual Mix Rack.  Steven Slate is also known for his award winning drum products Trigger 2 Drum Replacer and SSD 4 Virtual Drum Instrument.  To accompany those, Slate offers extensive drum sample add-ons co-created with well-known engineers and studios: Chris Lord-Alge drums, Terry Date drums, David Bendeth drums, and the all new Blackbird Studios drum expansion.  Last but not least in the Slate arsenal is the Raven MTX MKII and Raven MTi Multi-touch Audio Production Systems. All of these products combine to form the complete production toolkit for the modern producer and engineer.

For more information visit:

www.slatedigital.com

www.stevenslatedrums.com

www.slatemt.com


Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015

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