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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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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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