145th AES CONVENTION Project Studio Expo Recording Stage Session Details

AES New York 2018
Project Studio Expo Recording Stage Session Details

Wednesday, October 17, 10:30 am — 10:45 am (PSE Stage)

Opening Session & Neumann Announcement

Neumann will be presented with a “Service to Industry” award to mark the company’s 90th anniversary being celebrated throughout the Convention—it’s long, standard-setting legacy of engineering prowess in the development of microphones for studio and live performance and for Neumann’s advancement of microphone technology.

All attendees are invited to attend the presentation, which takes place on the PSE Recording Stage, inside the AES New York 2017 Exhibition Hall in New York City’s Jacob Javits Convention Center at 10:30am on the Wednesday, October 17. Presenting the award on behalf of the AES will be Graham Kirk, AES International Sales Director and Al Schmitt, multi-GRAMMY Award winning engineer/mixer. Receiving the award will be Wolfgang Fraissinet, President of Neumann.

Sponsored by Neumann


Wednesday, October 17, 11:00 am — 11:45 am (PSE Stage)


PSE01 - The Art of Compression

Jack Joseph Puig, Record Executive/Producer/Mixer - Hollywood, CA, USA

Compression and Limiting

Compression is the only real tool we have that can move the time due to the fact it’s based on time constants. The Art of Compression is not adding lots of level but understanding that compression is dynamic! Compression is not static. EQ is static. The ability to look at it as a shaper of attack and release as it relates to how the ear and brain perceives how instruments and vocals related to each other “time” / “feel” wise is the magic and expert level of compression use.
This does not preclude the importance of raising the “Average/RMS” level!
Or even peak limiting.
Remember in the end we are making music/art that must have a emotional effect on the listener and of course delivering the artist intent emotionally.
I will demonstrate how it is possible to change the feel and why it matters.

Sponsored by Neumann, Shure, SSL


Wednesday, October 17, 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm (PSE Stage)


PSE02 - Producing & Recording; From the Mic to the Track

Glenn Lorbecki, Glenn Sound Inc - Seattle, WA, USA

A guest producer matches our singer with a microphone, then demonstrates the process of producing a vocal track.


Wednesday, October 17, 2:00 pm — 2:45 pm (PSE Stage)

PSE03 - Vocals: A Master's View

David Darlington, Waves - London, UK

The producer/engineer explains the methods of how to get the most from the vocals with some advice and tricks.

Dave Darlington: Grammy Awards-winner, Composer, Recording & Mastering Engineer (Avicii, David Guetta, Sting, Oz)


Wednesday, October 17, 3:00 pm — 3:45 pm (PSE Stage)


PSE04 - Microphone Modeling

Donald Spacht, II, Antelope Audio - New York, NY, USA

Antelope Audio introduces you to the world of microphone modeling technology, featuring our custom microphones and both native and FPGA-powered processing. Antelope’s Edge unlocks massive potential to achieve creative stereo/surround recording techniques with both classic and modern tonality. Emulate the sound of the past or craft the sound of the future with Edge!

Sponsored by Antelope Audio


Wednesday, October 17, 4:00 pm — 4:45 pm (PSE Stage)


PSE05 - Hi-Resolution Record Production – It’s Not Rocket Science!

Leslie Ann Jones, Recording Engineer and Producer, Director of Music Recording and Scoring, Skywalker Sound - San Rafael, CA, USA

Meyer Sound and Leslie Ann Jones (Skywalker Sound) will present "Hi-Resolution Record Production – It’s Not Rocket Science!" with special guests including GRAMMY Award winning producer/engineer Chuck Ainlay.

Sponsored by Meyer Sound


Wednesday, October 17, 5:00 pm — 5:45 pm (PSE Stage)

PSE06 - Bluetooth Recording: Now Professional Grade

Glenn Lorbecki, Glenn Sound Inc - Seattle, WA, USA
Anthony Mattana, Hooke Audio Corp - Brooklyn, NY, USA

Learn about the advancements in Bluetooth audio recording and its potential to bring binaural audio main stream.

Sponsored by Iron Mountain


Thursday, October 18, 10:30 am — 10:45 am (PSE Stage)

Opening Session

Introduction of the topic of the day/product session

Sponsored by


Thursday, October 18, 11:00 am — 11:45 am (PSE Stage)

PSE07 - Art of Monitoring

Richard Chycki

Renowned mix engineer/producer Richard Chycki talks about his approach to creating a mix: revealing what you should listen for, what mistakes you should avoid, and why good studio monitoring is essential for helping your mixes translate beautifully to other systems. Not to be missed!

Sponsored by Genelec


Thursday, October 18, 12:00 pm — 12:45 pm (PSE Stage)

PSE08 - Gear Club Podcast with Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T.Rex)

Tony Visconti, (David Bowie, T.Rex)

Described as one of the most important players in the history of rock, Tony Visonti is a multiple Grammy-winning record producer, arranger, mixer and musician. Since the late 1960s, he has worked with an array of performers including David Bowie, T. Rex, The Moody Blues, Angelique Kidjo, and Kristeen Young.

Sponsored by Eventide


Thursday, October 18, 2:00 pm — 2:45 pm (PSE Stage)


PSE09 - Mixing a Hit Record

Michael Brauer, Michael Brauer - New York, NY, USA

Sponsored by Waves


Thursday, October 18, 3:00 pm — 3:45 pm (PSE Stage)


PSE10 - Programming Audio Specific DSPs Using a GUI Based Programming Tool to Optimize Code Development

David Thibodeau, Analog Devices - Wilmington, MA, USA

Analog Devices Inc., will be demonstrating the SigmaStudio GUI based programming tool used to program the SigmaDSP line of digital signal processors. These processors are optimized for processing audio and include some micro-controller like features. The SigmaDSP line of products produced by Analog Devices INC., are a range of products starting with small cost-efficient DSPs with integrated analog and digital converters to large powerful DSPs that can interface to a wide variety of converters and other audio processing systems like Bluetooth and audio networks. The processors include integrated general purpose input and outputs (GPIO) to simplify interfacing to control switches and potentiometers for the adjustments of DSP parameters in real time. The higher-end processors are also capable of many micro-controller-like functions such as booting up external codecs (ADC and DAC ICs) and polling external ICs for errors. Most of the SigmaDSP products are capable of self-booting using an external EEPROM to enable the design of standalone systems that boot themselves and operate without a system controller. Of course, system controllers can be utilized for advanced system solutions.
Our demonstration will consist of developing an application using SigmaStudio starting from a blank file and coming up with a functioning solution and programming it into an EEPROM while you watch. Other more advanced concepts will be detailed using prepared projects that showcase capabilities and ease of programming.

Sponsored by Analog Devices


Thursday, October 18, 4:00 pm — 4:45 pm (PSE Stage)

PSE11 - The Networked Studio, a Dream or Reality?

Jan Lykke, NTP Technology - Gentofte

The presentation will look at the feasibility of a networked studio. Topics such as latency, synchronization and handling multiple sample rates will be covered. This presentation will include some interesting case stories.

Sponsored by NTP/DAD


Thursday, October 18, 5:00 pm — 5:45 pm (PSE Stage)

PSE12 - The Producers & Engineers Wing Presents: Getting Paid and Credited - Lessons in Self Preservation

Jeff Balding, NARAS P&E Wing
Danny Kortchmar, Legendary GRAMMY nominated guitarist, songwriter and producer (Jackson Browne, Don Henley, James Taylor)
Will Lee, GRAMMY Award-winning bassist and Musicians Hall of Fame inductee
Gebre Waddell, Soundways - Memphis, TN, USA

There was a time in the music industry when album credits were second nature and easily found with vinyl records and CD packaging. In recent years, with downloading and streaming, there has been a steep decline in credit delivery and access. As a musician, singer, songwriter, producer or engineer, your credits most likely influence your ability to get your next gig, and it’s often also how you are identified for royalties. Music streaming services are beginning to come on board to show credits, and products have emerged to facilitate the process. Join us to hear how crediting is back in the forefront and how you can take advantage of it.


Friday, October 19, 10:30 am — 10:45 am (PSE Stage)

Opening Session

Presentation of the topic of the day/product session


Friday, October 19, 11:00 am — 11:45 am (PSE Stage)

PSE13 - Live Streaming on Facebook with a Focusrite Scarlett USB Interface

Focusrite will be presenting a live, in person tutorial, in which you will learn to add high quality audio to your livestream using an interface from the world’s best-selling USB audio interface range, Scarlett. Focusrite staff, along with local New York artist Chelsea Takami, will walk you through the steps to connect a Scarlett interface to your Facebook stream allowing you to present the best sound quality to go along with your video. Chelsea will perform a couple of her original songs which will be livestreamed to the Focusrite Facebook page during the presentation and a short Q&A will follow the livestream.

Sponsored by Focusrite


Friday, October 19, 12:00 pm — 12:45 pm (PSE Stage)

PSE14 - Gear Club Podcast with Bob Clearmountain

Grammy-winning producer, engineer and mixer, Bob Clearmountain is behind some of the best-selling albums in music history. He has worked with many prominent names in music including Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Bryan Adams, Robbie Williams, Toto, Bon Jovi, Altered State, and Simple Minds.

Sponsored by Eventide


Friday, October 19, 1:00 pm — 1:45 pm (PSE Stage)

PSE15 - The Special Sauce for Mixing a Hit Record

Fab Dupont, Flux Studios - New York, NY, USA; Flux Studios
Kevin Killen

Producer Fab Dupont (Mark Ronson, Jennifer Lopez) talks with Kevin Killen (Peter Gabriel, U2, David Bowie) as they walk through one of today’s hottest tracks. Hear how the pros approach crafting a hit with the same tools available to you and what that "special sauce" is too.


Friday, October 19, 2:00 pm — 2:45 pm (PSE Stage)


PSE16 - How to Learn Recording the Wrong Way

Larry Crane, Tape Op Magazine - Portland, OR, USA; Jackpot! Recording Studio

Based on a series of his Tape Op “End Rants” (issues 122 and 127), editor and studio owner/producer Larry Crane will explain how the current state of learning about recording equipment and techniques is dangerous, and can lead to poor recordings, dead ends, and the homogenization of sounds. He will discuss how to improperly utilize resources in the age of the internet, and how to avoid attitudes that make for lousy engineering and production decisions.

Sponsored by Meyer Sound


Friday, October 19, 3:00 pm — 3:45 pm (PSE Stage)

PSE17 - Audio Post-Production: Out of Time and Over Budget

David Gross, Producer/Engineer/Composer - Seattle, WA, USA
Glenn Lorbecki, Glenn Sound Inc - Seattle, WA, USA

From TV commercials to movie and game soundtracks, audio post-production services are in high demand. Corporate marketing departments are producing more videos than ever before. This presentation takes a look at how to deliver high quality audio for video productions, regardless of timeline or budget.

Sponsored by Glenn Sound


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