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Alex U. Case

Alex U. Case

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Audio Fields:

  • Educational Institutions - Educator
  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Architectural Acoustics
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Measurement and Instrumentation

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  • Educator
  • Acoustic Consultant
  • Acoustician
  • Consultant
  • Mixer
  • Recording Engineer


Alex U. Case is an Associate Professor of Sound Recording Technology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

His research and professional activities focus on the technical foundations, creative motivations, and aesthetic merits of recording and signal processing techniques used in multitrack production. Case is a widely published author, with over 100 articles appearing in multiple journals and industry trade publications. He has authored two titles for Focal Press. "Mix Smart — Pro Audio Tips for Your Multitrack Mix" details actionable strategies for finding success in one of audio's greatest challenges: multitrack mixing. "Sound FX -- Unlocking the Creative Potential of Recording Studio Effects" is the authoritative guide to audio signal processing in multitrack production. Case is also a contributor to the Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press. In new media publications, Case is an author for Linkked-In Learning /'s online training library, contributing to their Audio Channel with long form, multimedia courses on Reverb and Delay.

Case is an educator in great demand. In addition to his full time undergraduate and graduate teaching at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Case has given many invited lectures and master classes on audio, acoustics, and education, across the U.S. at Berklee College of Music, Brown University, Boston University, Drexel University, Emerson College, Tribeca-Flashpoint Academy, The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Middle Tennessee State University, New England Institute of Art, New England School of Communications, New York University, Penn State, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Hartford, Webster University, and internationally at institutions including the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, Fermatta Academy of Music in Mexico City, LuleƄ University of Technology in Sweden, McGill University in Montreal, SAE Institutes in Milan and Paris, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China, Queen Mary University of London, and Queen's University Belfast.

Case is a Fellow and Past President of the Audio Engineering Society, Chair of the Membership Committee, and serves the Education Committee (past chair), Awards Committee (past chair), Nominations Committee (past chair), and the Technical Committee for Recording Technology and Practice. Past service includes several Convention Planning Committees for New York and San Francisco. He has been a featured speaker and panelist for multiple regional meetings, and instructed dozens of standing-room only tutorials at AES International Conventions in Europe and North America. Professor Case is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America where he is a frequent presenter of papers and chair of special sessions. He serves the Technical Committee on Architectural Acoustics (past chair), Technical Committee on Noise, with prior service on the Membership Committee, and Publication Policy Committee.

With degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Music, and Acoustics, Professor Case has dedicated his professional life to the study of aesthetics, perception, signal processing, electro-acoustics and room acoustics for the creation and enjoyment of sound recordings.

AES Awards

In 2014, Alex Case was presented with the AES Fellowship Award in recognition of his service to the Audio Engineering Society and excellence in audio education.

AES E-Library Collections

Reverb Collection

Education Background

M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
B.M. Berklee College of Music
B.S. Rice University

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