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Past Event: Master Class with Sam Berkow

Master Class with Sam Berkow

November 9, 2016 at 9:00 am

Location: King Center at Auraria Campus (Denver) and e-Town Hall (Boulder)

Moderated by: Mark Elting

Speaker(s): Sam Berkow of SIA Acoustics



The AES Colorado Section is proud to welcome Sam Berkow of SIA Acoustics for an acoustics Master Class at the University of Colorado Denver and e-Town Hall in Boulder! 

This full-day event begins at 9:00 am at the University of Colorado at Denver, Recital Hall at King Center.  The University of Colorado Event is offered for students but is open to the public and does not require an RSVP. 

9:00am - 9:45am
General Acoustics - Concert Hall
10:00am - 10:45am
Studio Design Acoustics
11:00am - 1:00pm
Acoustic Measurements with Smaart Hands on Training

The e-Town event in Boulder begins at 6:00 pm and will include tours of the e-Town Hall and Studio along with live music performances, hands on training and Q&A sessions.  AES Colorado Members and all audio professionals are invited to attend.  Please REGISTER to RSVP for the e-Town portion of the day.

e-Town Hall and Studio
1535 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Other Business: Full-Day Event Masterclass, Tour and Q&A

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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October 12, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Location: Rocky Mountain Recorders 1250 W Cedar Ave Denver, CO 80223

Moderated by: Leslie Gaston-Bird

AES Colorado is primed to gather and collaborate on a regular basis, and this annual meeting is the kickoff for our renewed energy in the section!

This annual meeting will offer a recap of the convention for members who were unable to attend.

All members in good standing will have an opportunity to run and vote for officer and committee positions.  RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY in order to vote or hold office.

Other Business: 141st Convention Wrap Up, Officer Elections

View Official Meeting Report

Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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Past Event: Tour of Airshow Mastering

October 1, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Location: 3063 Sterling Circle, Boulder, CO

Tour and Q&A

Tour one of Colorado's notable mastering studios, with a 30 year history and credits such as Grateful Dead, Plain White Ts, Michael Franti, Rusted Root to name a few.

RSVP is appreciated at

View Official Meeting Report


Posted: Monday, September 16, 2013

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Past Event: Bill Whitlock: Guest Speaker at University of Colorado Denver

Click on image for Bill's Bio

Click on image for Bill's Bio

September 26, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Location: King Center Room 103, Auraria Campus, Denver

Moderated by: Scott Burgess

Speaker(s): Bill Whitlock of Jensen Transformers

 AES Colorado and UCD AES have been invited to attend Bill's guest lecture in UC Denver's Live Sound class.

RSVP is appreciated at


View Official Meeting Report

Jensen Transformers

Posted: Monday, September 16, 2013

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Election Results


Dear Members of the AES Colorado Section,


Thanks for allowing me the pleasure of serving as your chair the past two years. During this time we had many fun and interesting meetings along with the very successful AES conference last summer on Audio Forensics.  I thank all of you for you help and support and ask that you remain involved in the section in years to come as we continue the AES tradition in Colorado.  


My vacated seat will be filled by Jeff Merkel; a very engaging audio professional that has done a lot for our section already and will be a great Chair.  Joe Erickson will continue as Treasurer for our section and other newcomers to the AES-CO executive board are Tira Neal as Vice Chair and Lynnae Rome as Secretary.  Lynnae is currently serving as Chair of the UCD Student Section where she has revitalized student involvement in the AES.  We look forward to help from her and Tira in bridging the gap with our student constituency and in creating stronger ties between students and audio professionals.


Most of all, I would like for you to help me thank the outgoing officers that have also served our section for the last two years.  Doug Greenlee, outgoing Vice Chair and David Bondelevitch, outgoing Secretary.


Thanks and I look forward to seeing you all at AES-CO events soon!


Sincerely, Jeff Smith

Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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Dear Members of the AES Colorado Section,




We have a new audio/video position we're hiring for here at Sonic Sense.

As a member of the local audio scene, I am reaching out to see if you know anyone that might be interested in our newly available position:

Product Videos Manager - Sonic Sense (Denver office at Hampden and Santa Fe)

Essential responsibilities include story-boarding, shooting, and editing video for audio equipment demonstrations and shootouts.  The right candidate is an experienced audio professional, capable of recording and conveying the subtle (or not so subtle) differences various pieces of audio equipment and instruments.  This individual must also have the skills necessary to shoot and edit video to produce professional demonstrations for potential customers.  Learn more about the position here:

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you feel may be a good fit for the position.


preston smits

More Information

Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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8 Houses Down

8 Houses Down


Date:  3/20/13

Time:  7:00 PM

Location:  8 Houses Down Studios

2921 Walnut St.

Denver, CO  80205




Audio Plug-ins and Platforms




Dave Tremblay is the Plug-ins Software Architect at Avid.  He started out doing commercial audio software development 13 years working for BIAS Inc on titles like Deck, Peak, and SoundSoap.  After leaving BIAS, he co-founded Sonoma Wire Works where he collaborated on the design and creation of a new audio recording application, RiffWorks.  Dave eventually landed at Avid where he lead the design of the new Pro Tools plug-in platform, AAX.



• History of audio plug-ins and how they interact with DAW software.

• Overview of the current plug-in formats and plug-in market. 

• Technologies that are driving changes into audio products and plug-in formats.

• DSP chips and their place in current technology.



Please note that this event may not be recorded. 




Please remember that elections for Section Officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary) will be held this year. If you are interested in running for any position, please contact section secretary David Bondelevitch at no later than April 1, 2012 so that you may be placed on the ballot.

Posted: Saturday, March 2, 2013

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Schedule of Events Organized by members of AES Colorado

 Schedule of Events Organized by members of AES Colorado


Friday, October 26

10:00 – 12:00 W1: Forensic Authentication of Digital Audio

14:15 – 15:45  B3: Broadcast Audio

14:00 – 16:00  T2: Forensic Digital Data Analysis

16:00 – 17:00  Technical Committee on Forensic Audio meeting, Chaired by Jeff Smith

17:30 – 18:30  Technical Committee on Networked Audio Systems meeting, Chaired by Kevin Gross


Saturday, October 27

12:30 – 14:00  Education and Career/Job Fair. Visit the UCD/NCMF booths and chat with faculty about UCD undergraduate and graduate programs in audio recording arts and media forensics.

14:00 – 15:30  N2: Network Protocols

16:00 – 18:00  N3: Audio Networks Paradigm


Sunday, October 28

11:00 – 12:30  N5: Interoperability Issues


Monday, October 29

11:00 – 12:30  LS11: Audio DSP In Time

Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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October Event Announcement




AES Colorado Event Reminder!
October Event Announcement:

Hot off the tails of our successful event at Sonic Sense (click here for section report), we want to announce our "Hang" for October!

The AES Colorado section is planning an informal gathering after the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) at 4:00 pm Sunday, October 14th, 2012.  The RMAF is an annual convention for manufacturers and enthusiasts  of high-end audio systems and related technologies.  The show is at the Marriott Denver Tech Center.  Exhibitors will have complete sound systems set-up in empty hotel rooms, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own audio sources and compare different components and systems.  The festival is organized in part by the Colorado Audio Society (not affiliated with the AES), and has a $10 entry fee per day ($5 for students).  
Local AES member and membership chair Jeff Merkel will be presenting a seminar on Measuring Loudspeaker and Room Performance for Everyone. Jeff's presentation is focused on measuring loudspeakers and small room acoustics, and interpreting and applying the results. Jeff's seminar runs from 2:30 - 3:30 pm on Sunday.  We'll be meeting at the hotel lounge afterwards to discuss the event and other audio-related topics.  Feel free to stop by even if you’re not attending the Fest.
The Hang:
4:00 pm Sunday, October 14th, 2012
The Lift Restaurant & Lounge (on the south side of the hotel)
The Marriott Denver Tech Center
4900 S. Syracuse St.,
Denver, CO 80237 USA
(Click address for map to hotel)
Phone: 303-779-1100


Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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September AES-CO Event at Sonic Sense


Dear members of the AES Colorado Section,


Please join us for the next “Hang” of the Colorado Section of AES, September 26th from 6:30-9.  This event is hosted by Sonic Sense, a Denver based pro audio retailor & systems integrator.   Come for an opportunity to gather informally and meet with your fellow AES members from the area as well as lots of FREE BEER.  Additionally, Sonic Sense will be providing a live demonstration of cardioid suboofer patterns for live sound as well as a casual studio monitors shoot out in their newly built control room.  We'll have samples from Neumann, Genelec, KRK, Event, M-Audio, and ADAM.  Feel free to bring yours along for a comparison or two.


What: AES-CO Hang

When: Sept. 26th, 6:30-9

Where: 1500 W Hampden Ave, Suite 3H
Sheridan CO 80110
*At the corner of Santa Fe & Hampden
(Click for Google Map)

Posted: Tuesday, September 4, 2012

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