AES members will have the exclusive opportunity to join the perennially popular AES presenter Alex U. Case on Monday, September 14 for a live, online Q&A to cover topics from his AES Virtual Vienna Convention session, “The Lead Vocal – Record and Mix Strategies”. Video playback of the session is available to members now through 5 PM EDT September 18 for on-demand Encore Presentation replay via the AES Member Portal. The live Q&A will take place at 8PM EDT via a Zoom link that will be available on the AES Member Portal on Monday, September 14.
“The lead vocal is almost always the single most important track in any sound recording,” begins Case, Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator - Sound Recording Technology, University of Massachusetts Lowell. “From music to podcasts,” he continues, “the voice is a critical source of human emotion, expressive musicality, engaging tone, and essential intelligibility. Such traits must be captured, preserved, and often enhanced through a workflow that includes good practices for artist comfort, local acoustics (studio, booth, or bedroom), microphone selection and placement, and signal processing (EQ, Compression, Reverb, Delay, Pitch Shift, Distortion, and De-Essing).” Case’s presentation is a structured discussion of the key elements of art, craft, and technology designed to empower sound engineers to develop creative strategies for recording and mixing the lead vocal.
The Encore series of members-only events brings noted presenters of enlightening – and even historic – AES events together with AES members for online dialog.
Posted: Monday, May 11, 2020