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AES137 | 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.

The key to the company's success lies in its products; powerful and innovative proprietary technology is used to create dedicated solutions for the recording and manipulation of sound in highly demanding environments. In conditions where sonic purity cannot be compromised against the inevitable demands of high workloads, and where dauntingly inflexible deadlines are accepted as the norm, SSL equipment is synonymous with reliability and excellence.

SSL have provided one license of their Duende Native Studio Pack to a very happy winner of our Student Recording Competition.

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Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2014

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AES137 | Meet the sponsors: THAT Corporation

 THAT Corporation, founded in 1989, designs and sells high-performance analog integrated circuits for professional audio manufacturers. THAT’s ICs include analog input and output stages, low-noise preamplifiers, and its original line of voltage-controlled amplifiers (VCAs) and RMS-level detectors – all used throughout the pro audio industry. The company also licenses patents, trademarks, and other intellectual property to the TV broadcast and reception industries. Under the dbx-tv® brand name, THAT offers Total Sonics™, Total Surround, and Total Volume™, TV audio enhancement technology and digital (Verilog®) implementations of legacy TV audio receiver standards covering all parts of the world, including BTSC, A2, NICAM, and EIA-J. The company is headquartered in Milford, Massachusetts, with offices in Tokyo, Japan and Milpitas, California.

THAT Corporation has provided hardware packages with multiple integrated circuits for our Student Design Competition.

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Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2014

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AES137 | Meet the sponsors: Audiofile Engineering

 

"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 Competition.

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Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2014

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AES137 | Meet the sponsors: Cycling '74

Cycling '74 is a San Francisco-based software development company and music label, specializing in Interactive Media. The company is best known for their work with the digital signal processing software environment Max.

Cycling '74 have kindly provided two licenses of their soon-to-be-released version of Max, Max 7.

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Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014

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AES137 | Meet the sponsors: Eclipse

 

Eclipse is a loudspeaker manufacturer based in Japan, selling its renowned products all over the world. Famous users of Eclipse TD speakers include Brian Eno, Jim Anderson, Michael Nyman, John Williams, and many more.

Eclipse have kindly provided a pair of their monitor speakers as a prize for the Student Recording Competition.

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Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014

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AES137 | Meet the sponsors: Telefunken

 

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is a world-class audio equipment manufacturer located in South Windsor, CT, offering a wide array of products focusing on the highest quality vacuum tube-based condenser microphones and dynamic microphones.

The flagship Diamond Series line offers meticulous reproductions of classic vintage microphones including the ELA M 251, U47, and C12, recreated to exacting details to the originals. The R-F-T Series consists of original circuit designs combining premium components and new old stock vacuum tubes with globally sourced metalwork for cost efficiency, and includes the AR-51, AK-47 MkII, ELA M 260, and CU-29 Copperhead. The Dynamic Series features three unique dynamic microphone designs, the M80, M81, and M82, in a variety of packages to accommodate nearly every need for a dynamic microphone, such as handheld microphones, low-profile versions, and wireless head capsule adapters for use on everything from vocals to drum kits. All of TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik's microphones are hand-assembled in CT, USA.

In addition to the expansive microphone line, TELEFUNKEN offers premium vacuum tubes, vintage restoration microphone parts, high quality XLR cables, guitar picks, and several other after-market parts. The product line continues to grow to provide new markets with the quality that TELEFUNKEN is known for.

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.

Telefunken provided an M80 microphone as a prize for our Student Recording Competition.

 

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Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014

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AES 137 | Thanks to our honourable Judges

Another AES Convention has come and gone and while we're wrapping things up we cannot help but be grateful and proud of the people the Student Delegate Assembly gets to work with every year. All of our judges are incredible at their art, craft, and science, and generously dedicated their precious time to help students improve their skills and become better engineers, musicians and designers.

We received close to 70 submissions for the Student Competitions in Los Angeles. Not only did the judges take the time to assess all the entries leading up to the Convention, they were also an integral part of our sessions at the event itself and happy to talk to students personally, give their feedback and share their knowledge.

We are immensely grateful to collaborate with people who are willing to give back so much to the student community.

Many thanks to:

Jim Anderson
 
David Bowles
 
Tim Edwards
 
Dave Hill
 
Jim Kaiser
 
Richard King
 
Jay LeBoeuf
 
Scott Levine
 
Mandy Parnell
 
Piper Payne
 
Ron Prent
 
Darcey Proper
 
Michael Romanowski
 
Alex Ruthmann
 
Ulrike Schwarz
 
Scott Simon
 
Bill Withlock
 
Jonathan Wyner

 


Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014

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AES137 | Meet the sponsors: Crane Song

Crane Song is the the company of designer and engineer Dave Hill who crafts hardware and software with an exceptional attention to detail. Dave Hill's intimate knowledge of analog electronics, as well as decades of experience as a recording engineer have spawned a large range of very useful and musical products that deliver top-of-the-line quality throughout.

Crane Song kindly provided multiple of their plugins as prizes for our Student Recording and Student Design Competitions.

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Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014

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AES137 | Meet the sponsors: Auralex

 

Auralex Acoustics is the industry leader in acoustical treatment products, including acoustical absorbers, diffusors, sound barriers, construction materials, isolation platforms and complete room treatment systems. Let the experts at Auralex help you achieve world-class acoustics in any room.

Auralex have provided multiple MoPAD Monitor Isolation Pads to the winners of our Student Recording Competition.

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Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014

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AES137 | Meet the sponsors: DSP-Quattro

 

DSP-Quattro, developed by Stefano Daino, is an extremely powerful Audio Editor/AudioCD Mastering Application with extended real-time and off-line support of AU/VST plug-ins for MacOS X. It is a highly innovative product that utilizes the latest technological advances of computer-based audio editing. It benefits from more than 15 years of development and professional use in the audio production community.

DSP-Quattro offers incredible possibilities. It is the complete tool for the most advanced graphical sample-based waveform editing. It comes with several professional built-in algorithms, like its state-of-art Linear Phase Sample Rate Converter, its outstanding Declicker for Audio Restoration, its High Quality digital effects, among which reverbs, modulated digital delays, analog filter simulators and parametric or graphic EQs, and much more.

Moreover, DSP-Quattro expands it's capabilities exponentially as a host for third party Instrument and Effect AudioUnit and VST plug-ins. 

DSP-Quattro is designed for the most discriminating professional users. However, because of its simple and intuitive interface, DSP-Quattro is also an ideal product for novices in the field seeking to discover the world of digital audio. It allows for professional results, it is simple to use, and with plug-in hosting capabilities, offers seemingly endless possibilities.

Stefano generously provided licenses for DSP-Quattro to all winners of our competitions.

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Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014

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