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AES 136 Berlin | Student Recording Competition Sponsors: AEA

 Joining the sponsors of this years recording competition is AEA! They have made their support of the Audio Engineering Society known yet again, and we are ever thankful of them. Be sure to attend SDA-1, the competition, and SDA-2 to find out who will be taking home the prize!



 

Wes Dooley's longtime passion for audio has infused his company, Audio Engineering Associates (AEA), with a well balanced blend of creativity and technical expertise for forty years. At the core of AEA is a genuine interest in the art and science of audio.

From areas as diverse as forensic audio and microphone design, Wes' passion for audio has led him all over the world, from recording experiences in Europe, Africa, and New Zealand, to the courtrooms of Los Angeles as a forensic audio and video expert witness. Such experiences have led Wes to design products which help resolve problems commonly encountered by recording engineers. His portable recording tools including, multi-channel microphone arrays, MS stereo processors, stereo phase displays and very tall microphone stands, have all made on-site recording far more feasible.

Despite his contributions to on-location recording, Wes is best known for his pursuit of excellence in ribbon microphone technology. After two decades of representing and servicing the BBC 4038 in the United States, he began to experiment with his own ribbon microphones. During the last decade Wes became aware of the increasing scarcity of R44's and other ribbon microphones.

In 1998, responding to this need, Wes re-introduced the 44 much to the thrill of many in the recording industry. Les Paul told Wes that AEA's R44 is his favorite microphone and engineer/producers such as Bruce Swedien, Kevin Bacon, and Shawn Murphy routinely use AEA's R44. Even without such critical acclaim the numbers speak for themselves. Over half of the movies scored in Los Angeles have a 44 somewhere on the scoring stage.


Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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AES 136 - Meet the Judges #6: Ian Kagey

Meet Ian Kagey, one of our honorable judges for Category 1: Traditional Acoustic Recording.

Ian Kagey is an experienced sound technician, engineer, and musician with skills in live and studio recording, sound design, editing and mixing. He is currently one of the faculty members of the Music Technology Innovation Masters Program offered by Berklee College of Music, where he also works as a member of the technical staff.

A graduate of Berklee College of Music, the New York state native started his professional career at New York City’s MSR Studios (formerly Right Track Recording) as technician and an assistant engineer. At MSR, Ian worked on many diverse sessions ranging from Broadway shows such as ‘Book of Mormon’, ‘Catch Me if You Can’, ‘Anything Goes’ and ‘The Addams Family’; to film mixes such as ‘Extremely Loud Incredibly Close’, ‘The Adjustment Bureau’, and ‘Tower Heist’; as well as popular music recordings with renown artists such as Madonna and The Roots. 

Ian has also worked extensively as a freelance engineer, editing and recording for composers including Marc Shaiman, Jason Robert Brown and Joe Iconis, as well as mixing film scores for Lucio Godoy and Laura Karpman.

In the field of sound design, Ian has experience with both professional opera and theatre companies, and worked as the Technical Manager of the National Opera Center in New York helping to open the facility in September of 2012.  


Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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AES 136 - Meet the Judges #5: Liz Teutsch

Meet Liz Teutsch, one of our honorable judges for Category 3: Modern Studio Recording.

Liz is an educator, audio engineer and musician based in Valencia, Spain.  

She is the Assistant Director of Academic Technology and an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music's Valencia campus where she teaches courses in music production and technology and advises students in the Music Technology Innovation Master's Program.  

Formerly the Director of Audio Production at Boston University's Center for Digital Imaging Arts, Liz is an active member of the Audio Engineering Society and is the faculty advisor of the Berklee Valencia student chapter.  

She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Berklee College of Music.


Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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AES 136 Berlin | Student Recording Competition Sponsors: Sweetwater

Sweetwater has generously decided to sponsor the 136th convention's Student Recording & Design Competitions! Be sure to keep them in mind when you make your next audio purchase, because they are a great friend of the AES.

 The Sweetwater Difference

At Sweetwater, we have one single goal in mind: to make you a satisfied customer. That single focus, driven from every aspect of the company's operation, is the key to our ongoing success. If you're a satisfied customer, you'll come back to us when you have additional gear needs in the future, and you'll tell your friends about us. Then if we can make them satisfied customers, the cycle continues.

  • Simple, But Not Easy

    It seems so simple: just make your customers happy! In fact it takes a lot of hard work to make it happen - but not everyone is willing to make that effort. That very simple concept is the reason Sweetwater was founded in the first place. Back in 1979, Chuck Surack had a 4-track recording studio in the back of his VW bus. He'd record bands in local clubs, then take the tapes back to his home to mix and master them. Like every musician and studio owner, Chuck was always looking for new and better gear.

    That's where the problem reared its ugly head...there wasn't a music/pro audio dealer around that provided the kind of service, support, selection, and pricing that would make Chuck a satisfied customer. At the same time, Chuck had begun creating sounds for the ground-breaking Kurzweil K250 keyboard, and selling those sounds to many of the biggest names in the industry. Those sound-design clients were also seeking a retailer they could trust. Chuck saw a niche, and Sweetwater's retail division was born.


Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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AES 136 Berlin| Student Recording Competition Sponsors: TELEFUNKEN

Check out Telefunken, one of our incredible sponsors for thsi year's recording competition at AES 136. This maker of the finest gear around has generously decided to support us yet again! Be sure to attend the competitions in Berlin, and SDA-2 to see which talented audio student will take home this extraordinary prize!




 

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik™ strives for absolute perfection. By offering historic recreations of classic microphones alongside their own proprietary designs based around the distinctive tube mic sound, TELEFUNKEN has established a product line that perfectly blends vintage style and sound with the reliability of a modern-day microphone. Their commitment to both the sonic excellence and quality of all of their products is rivaled only by their dedication to provide the BEST possible service to each and every one of their customers.

TELEFUNKEN's R-F-T Series of tube microphones are affordable solutions that deliver amazing tone and ultimate application flexibility at a price anyone who is serious about recording can afford. The Dynamic Series microphones are a phenominal value and offer an articulate, detailed sound with minimal proximity effect in a rugged, roadworthy design. Upgrade your sonic collection with TELEFUNKEN microphones!
 

www.telefunken-elektroakustik.com/


Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

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AES 136 - Meet the Judges #5: Richard King

Meet Richard King, one of our honorable judges for Category 2: Traditional Studio Recording.

Richard King is an Associate Professor in the Music Research Department at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in  Montreal, and is currently Chair of the sound recording area. He is an Educator, Researcher, and a multiple Grammy award winning recording engineer for classical, jazz, and film score projects. Richard is also part-time faculty at the Banff Centre in the sound and media department, and an Executive member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music, Media, and Technology (CIRMMT), representing Axis 4: Multimodal Immersive Systems. A frequent presenter and panelist for the Audio Engineering Society, he is regularly invited to speak at various university level recording programs around the world. He holds a Master of Music degree from McGill University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His research interests include small environment & control room acoustics, audio quality, and multichannel recording and reproduction.


Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

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AES 136 Berlin | Student Recording Competition Sponsors: iZotope

Here we are with yet another great name of audio and also a kind sponsor to the upcoming Student Recording Competition at AES 136 in Berlin. We are deeply grateful for their support and very exited to give away some awesome prizes to the winners! 

 

www.izotope.com

iZotope is a research-driven audio technology company based in Boston, Massachusetts. Its award-winning products and audio technologies are used by millions of people in over 50 countries, from consumers to musicians to major film, TV, and radio studios. Some of the diverse clients include musical giants like BT, Depeche Mode, and RZA of WuTang Clan; radio stations like Boston's iconic WGBH; and TV programming like CBS's Survivor, the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch, the World Cup broadcast, and the GRAMMY awards. Through an extensive licensing program, iZotope technology is also directly integrated into products made by industry-leaders such as Adobe, Avid, and Sony; video games from companies like Harmonix and Ubisoft; as well as a growing number of mobile phone applications.


Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

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AES 136 Berlin | Student Recording Competition Sponsors: Audiofile Engineering

One of our long time friends and sponsors, Audiofile Engineering will be returning yet again to support us for the 136th AES Conventions Student Recording Competition! This year, they've gone above and beyond and given us even greater prizes than Quiztones! 



 

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We build apps for musicians and engineers, because thats who we are: musicians and engineers. 

Founded in 2004, we are among the most experienced audio software developers for Mac 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.

 

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Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

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AES 136 - Meet the Judges #4: Kyle P. Snyder

Meet Kyle P. Snyder, one of our honorable judges for Category 4: Sound for Visual Media.

Kyle P. Snyder is an educator, engineer, and consultant dedicated in his service to the Audio Engineering Society. Snyder is proud to be a professor within the Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies where he's also Assistant Director of Ohio University's High School Media Workshop. An alumnus of Indiana University and Ball State University, Snyder holds a Masters of Science in Music Technology from Indiana University and a Baccalaureate Degree with specific emphasis in both Digital Media and English from Ball State University. 

His research interests include pedagogical approaches relevant to the field of audio engineering and specifically how best audio students learn. Snyder frequently contributes to various industry publications and is widely published with a new major project currently under way, a complete listing can be found on his website and in his curriculum vitae. 

As an engineer and consultant, Snyder is routinely called upon by clients of local, national, and international acclaim including countless independent artists and ensembles, private companies, and academic institutions. 

Professionally, Snyder is active in numerous organizations, including the Audio Engineering Society which he serves both internationally as Co-Chair of the Membership Committee and Vice Chair of the Education Committee and locally through his involvement with numerous sections. He serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Ohio University Student Section, and his work is ongoing with the Central Indiana Section where he championed the creation of the now annual Central Indiana Audio Student Workshop. He is also proud to host and engineer the AES Journal Podcast, produced 10 times each year in conjunction with the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society. Additionally, Snyder is a member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, The Society of Professional Audio Recording Services, The Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production, and the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association.


Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

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AES 136 - Meet the Judges #3: Martha de Francisco

Meet Martha de Francisco, one of our honorable judges for Category 1: Traditional Acoustic Recording.

Martha de Francisco is a record producer and recording engineer who specializes in Classical music. She is a professor for Sound Recording at McGill University in Montreal.

An internationally acknowledged leader in the field of sound recording and record production Martha has recorded with some of the greatest classical musicians of our time for the major record labels and in the best concert halls. She has credits on over 300 recordings, mostly for worldwide release, many of which have been distinguished with the most prestigious awards.

A graduate from the renowned Tonmeister program at the Musikhochschule Detmold, Germany, Martha was one of the pioneers of digital recording and editing in Europe during the 1980s. In her many years on staff as producer/engineer/editor with Philips Classics, she developed long lasting working relationships with many prominent artists.

Martha has been entrusted with the recording legacy of world-class soloists and orchestras from Alfred Brendel to the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has worked with such artists as Jessye Norman, Claudio Arrau, Simon Rattle and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Kent Nagano and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner, the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir and Neville Marriner and the Academy of St.Martin-in-the-Fields. She has recorded in a variety of venues throughout the world, including the Musikverein in Vienna, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Moscow Conservatoire, Bayreuth Festspielhaus, Suntory Hall in Tokyo and the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.

Martha is a frequent lecturer at international professional conferences as well as a guest lecturer at leading schools for higher education in Audio in locations as varied as Banff, Moscow, Düsseldorf, Bogotá and New York.                 

Her research topics include the latest surround-sound techniques, music recording with virtual acoustics and the aesthetics of recorded music.


Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

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