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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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AES137 | The Winners

See who received our prestigious awards at the 137th AES Convention in Los Angeles.

 

Student Recording Competition

Category 1 - Traditional Acoustic Recording

  • Brandon Johnson - New World Symphony - Gold
  • Pawel Leskiewicz - McGill University - Silver
  • Jennifer Nulson - University of Hartford - Bronze

 

Category 2 - Traditional Studio Recording

  • Cory Wilhite - Belmont University - Gold
  • Jonathan Bruns & Nathan Lasley - Indiana University - Silver
  • Federico Masetti - Berklee College of Music - Bronze

 

Category 3 - Modern Studio Recording

  • Fei Yu - McGill University - Gold 
  • Jonathan Bruns - Indiana University - Silver
  • Diego Fagundes - Goldsmiths, University of London - Bronze
  • David Villa - Belmont University - Honorable Mention

 

Category 4 - Sound for Visual Media

  • Daniel Bennett - University of Miami - Gold
  • Berkay Birecikli- Berklee College of Music - Silver
  • Nikola Jeremic -  Advanced School of Electrical Engineering, Belgrade - Bronze

 

Student Design Competition

  • Vasin Limsukhawat - University of Colorado, Denver - Honorable Mention
  • Ryan Moody - Salt Lake Community College - Silver
  • Samuel Fisher - Full Sail University - Silver
  • Diego Fagundes - Goldsmiths, University of London - Silver
  • Jared Anderson - University of Florida - Gold
  • Kerline Moncy - University of Miami - Gold
  • Michael Hetrick - University of California, Santa Barbara - Gold

 

The Student Delegate Assembly congratulates the winners and thanks all students who have taken part.

Whether you made it to the finals or not, you can truly be proud of yourselves for making it this far in an international competition. All of you are the future of audio and we hope to hear from you, and see you at future conventions and other events.



Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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AES137 | Meet the sponsors: Mathworks

MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on its products to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development. MATLAB and Simulink enable the design and development of a wide range of advanced products.

More than 5000 colleges and universities around the world use MATLAB and Simulink for teaching and research in a broad range of technical disciplines.

Mathworks generously provided three Matlab licenses to winners of our Student Design Competition.

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Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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AES137 | Meet the sponsors: Saidera

Saidera Paradiso Ltd., located in Harajuku, the cultural/music heart of Tokyo, is an independent studio, Lab and record label. 

Saidera Paradiso Ltd. is founded by Seigen Ono and specialized in high resolution audio production. Multi-channel (5.1ch surround) and conventional stereo, DSD recordings to ProTools, Sonic Solutions. Saidera Mastering is working with the newest equipment and with world-class engineers.

Saidera provided a pair of audio transfer cables as prizes for our Student Recording Competition.

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Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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AES137 | Meet the Sponsors: Acustica

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Since the birth of Nebula in the summer of 2005, a dynamic collaboration was born between forward thinking developers, beta testers, audio engineers and equipment samplers from around the world. The research and development has gone through many stages and possesses innovative processes and technologies as of yet unheard of in other products or devices.

The company's goal is to provide the most authentic reproduction of sampled vintage gear and other high end hardware devices, using the revolutionary technology "V.V.K.T." (Vectorial Volterra Kernels Technology) without the negative artifacts created by current convolution technology.

After years of continous work, this creative forward thinking group has developed to a team of experts in knowing what it takes to serve the best "of both worlds" (digital & analog).

Acustica provided 3 OrangeEQs, a TrinityEQ and a MagentaEQ for the winners of the Student Recording Competition! 


Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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AES137 | Meet the sponsors: Women's Audio Mission

 

Women's Audio Mission is a San Francisco-based, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts. In a field where women are chronically under-represented (less than 5%), WAM seeks to "change the face of sound" by providing hands-on training, experience, career counseling and job placement to women and girls in media technology for music, radio, film, television and the internet. WAM believes that women's mastery of music technology and inclusion in the production process will expand the vision and voice of media and popular culture.

One Line Description: Dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts.

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Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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AES137 | Meet the sponsors: Linear Audio

Linear Audio is a vehicle for publishing technical information, developments and the state of the art of audio from a technical perspective. 

It is meant for anyone who is interested in technical audio developments or who wants to contribute to them. Being employed in audio engineering is not a requirement at all. Happy reading, happy writing, happy building and happy listening!
 
Linear Audio provided a number of books to winners of our competitions.

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Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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