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AES 145 | Meet The Sponsors! Merging

Meet Merging, the company that brought the incredible DAW Pyramix into the industry, and one of our sponsors for the student recording competition!

Merging Technologies is the world’s foremost manufacturer of high-resolution digital audio recording systems.  The list of customers reads like a who’s who in the recording industry and recordings made with Merging Technologies’ systems regularly receive the recording industry’s prestigious Grammy® Award. 

The company was founded in 1990 in Chexbres, Switzerland by Claude Cellier; an electronics graduate of the Institute of Technology in Lausanne  Prior to this, Claude worked for the famous Swiss audio maker Nagra Kudelski for 10 years. Within a short time of its founding, Merging quickly established a reputation for their expertise in digital signal processing and associated hardware, and with their Pyramix Virtual Studio, was one of the first companies to produce a DSD recording system. 

In 2007, Claude Cellier was presented with the Audio Engineering Society Fellowship Award  for outstanding contributions to the development of high-performance, high-resolution audio workstations.  Merging Technologies currently has over 20 employees with offices in Switzerland and the UK.

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Posted: Monday, October 1, 2018

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AES 145 | Meet The Sponsors! HARMAN

AES 145 | Meet The Sponsors! HARMAN
We are pleased to welcome back HARMAN as a sponsor of the student competitions at AES 145!
 
HARMAN designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio and visual products, connected car systems, enterprise automation solutions; and connected services. Audiophiles from every generation call on HARMAN to deliver the best in sound in the studio and on the stage, at home and on the go. HARMAN's portfolio of legendary audio brands includes AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®.
 

 

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Posted: Monday, October 1, 2018

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AES 145 | Meet The Sponsors! Genelec

Like many other audio technology companies, Genelec’s roots are deeply seeded in the world of Broadcast & Music recording technology. Our current offering is the most complete in the market place: from the very compact 8010 to the massive 1236A with technologies like Directivity Control Waveguide™, pioneered by Genelec and the Smart Active Monitor technologies featuring AutoCalibration etc. Still to date, after 10 years in the market something Genelec is alone of. Genelec stays at the forefront of speaker technology and is proud to serve many of the worlds finest audio facilities.

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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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AES 145 | Meet The Sponsors! Cycling '74

Cycling '74 are once again sponsoring the Student Competitions, with some prizes of Max MSP licences.

Cycling '74 creates software for the specialized needs of artists, educators, and researchers working with audio, visual media, and physical computing. They are best known for their work with the digital signal processing software environment Max.

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Posted: Monday, September 24, 2018

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AES 145 | Meet The Sponsors! Black Saloon Studios

Mandy Parnell became interested in recorded music at the age of 5, listening to records on a portable Dansette player . She studied music and music technology through her school, college and university years, training and working in recording studios until landing an internship at a mastering studio.Mandy worked her way up through the ranks, eventually becoming a world renowned mastering engineer in her own right. She finally decided to launch her own facility, Black Saloon Studios. Her 24 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.

She has been nominated and won numerous awards, Grammy, Tech Awards, MPG and various others. She is also an active member of the AES, Grammys, APRS and MPG, and lectures on mastering and the music industry across the globe.

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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018

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AES 145 | Meet The Judges! Owen Curtin

AES 145 | Meet The Judges! Owen Curtin
Owen Curtin is a professor of audio and he is the owner of the Bridge Sound and Stage. His enthusiasm for DIY was born through the necessity of studio ownership and has inspired him to build kits as well as his own designs. Owen founded the Audio Builders Workshop through which he produces Youtube content, seminars, group builds, and factory tours with the mission of fostering the DIY tradition in audio engineering.
 


Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018

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AES 145 | Meet The Sponsors! iZotope

AES 145 | Meet The Sponsors! iZotope

At iZotope, we’re obsessed with great sound. Our intelligent audio technology helps musicians, music producers, and audio post engineers focus on their craft rather than the tech behind it. We design award-winning software, plug-ins, hardware, and mobile apps powered by the highest quality audio processing, machine learning, and strikingly intuitive interfaces. iZotope: the shortest path from sound to emotion.

Founded in 2001, iZotope is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018

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AES 145 | Meet The Judges! Alex Perialas

AES 145 | Meet The Judges! Alex Perialas

Alex Perialas is an Associate Professor and director of the Sound Recording Technology program at Ithaca College. A 35-year veteran of the recording industry, Alex grew up in a music business family. He started in the early 1970’s as an audio engineer at the age of 16, working towards the goal of becoming a world-class record producer. With credits on hundreds of projects, Perialas has worked on a gamut of musical styles and forms. He has worked on classical recordings with Aaron Tindall, Malcolm Bilson, Steven Stucky, Xak Bjerken, Sergiu Luca and David Borden. Alex also has multiple credits on rock, jazz, and blues projects including Joe Bonamassa, Ginuwine, Aaliyah, Anthrax, Testament as well as film and television credits for film score and music mixing.

Alex is active as an engineer and producer at his studio, Pyramid Sound in Ithaca, NY. He also serves as system technician and FOH mixing engineer during the summer months at regional festivals.

Mr. Perialas has worked side by side with industry legends like Tom Dowd, Michael Wagener and Eddie Kramer, who he credits as his greatest mentors in the blues and rock genres. Perialas is in his 11th year as director of the Sound Recording Technology program in the School of Music at Ithaca College sharing his years of recording industry experiences as a studio owner, engineer, producer and record company executive.


Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018

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AES 145 | Meet The Judges! James Clemens-Seely

AES 145 | Meet The Judges! James Clemens-Seely

James Clemens-Seely is the Senior Recording Engineer at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.  Overseeing the Audio Post and Audio Recording Practicum programs in Banff, James is responsible for overseeing over 100 concert, album, film score, and live stream recordings annually.  ​Before moving to Banff, he taught Technical Ear Training in McGill University's prestigious Sound Recording graduate program, and his freelance engineering credits include albums nominated for Juno and Grammy awards.  From storage lockers to symphony halls, James has worked with garage bands, singer songwriters, nearly every orchestra in Canada (in addition to the New York Philharmonic and Boston Symphony Orchestras), electronic music artists, and everything in between. 


Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018

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AES 145 | Meet The Sponsors! Mathew Lane

AES 145 | Meet The Sponsors! Mathew Lane

 Mathew Lane audiotools are innovative new solutions, created when no other hardware or software could be found suitable for the task.

The DrMS spatial processor celebrates its 10th anniversary, innovating stereo spatial processing since 2008. It was quickly widely accepted by audio professionals as a unique plugin and being used by top producers and engineers on songs by well known artists such as Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay and many others. Legendary mix engineer Dave Pensado is a fan and has been showing the use of DrMS on several of his Pensado's Place Into The Lair videos.

DrMS is available as AAX/AU/VST/VST3 plugin for Mac and PC, with a wide range of applications for mixing, mastering and post production - going from simple MS (Mid-Side) encoding/decoding, over stereo field width and depth enhancement, to fixing mono compatibility issues and more.

DrMS now also has a little brother called StereoDelta, as well as a hardware sibling, the OnTheMoon Spacecraft analog spatial processor.

 

 

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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018

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