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June 2: Mixing in Dolby Atmos

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Upcoming Meeting: Mixing in Dolby Atmos

Mixing in Dolby Atmos

June 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Location: Montgomery County Community College, Advanced Technology Center, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA

Moderated by: Chip Powell, Chair AES Philadelphia Section

Speaker(s): David Ivory, Director of Sound Recording and Music Technology at Montgomery County Community College

David Ivory will present an overview of the theory, technology, tools and aesthetic considerations used to drive a Dolby Atmos project from conception to completion. Having built a state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos facility at Montgomery County Community Colleges Advanced Technology Center, David is able to provide his students the invaluable hands-on knowledge and skill sets needed to pursue careers in audio engineering.
This will be the Philadelphia Sections first post-pandemic in-person meeting where the reality of Dolby Atmos can be experienced firsthand in a mix room setting.  For those unable to attend we'll stream the meeting at the link presented below.
Meeting ID:
934 4084 4859 
Please RSVP if you're planning to attend either the in-person meeting or Zoom call.

Zoom Link:

Posted: Saturday, May 7, 2022

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Past Event: On The Road with David W. Hewitt

On The Road with David W. Hewitt

December 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Location: Zoom

Moderated by: Chip Powell, Philadelphia Section Chair

Speaker(s): David W. Hewitt, Record Plant NY Remote and Remote Recording Services


David W. Hewitt has been a legend in the live recording industry since the1970s, having built and operated the most advanced remote trucks of the pre-digital era working for Record Plant NY Remote and his own company, Remote Recording Services.

His clients include the stars of nearly every musical genre ever invented. From Aerosmith to Frank Zappa, Miles Davis to Frank Sinatra, Aretha to Streisand, and Prince to Pavarotti.  His credits include: Monster shows like Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, Woodstock '94 and '99, Live Aid, and the 9/11 Concert for NYC; Providing audio for live broadcasts including the Emmys, Oscars, Grammys and PBS's Live from Lincoln Center; Comedic specials from Gilda Radner to George Carlin; and the historic Havana Jam in Cuba in 1979 that broke through Cold War restrictions preventing Cuban and America artists from playing together in peace. His awards include scores of gold and platinum records, Grammy-winning recordings, Emmy-winning broadcasts, Eight Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards and membership in the TEC Hall of Fame.

Please join us on Thursday December 16 at 7:00 PM EST to hear David reminisce on his career and tradecraft; the challenges of only having one shot to get it right and the amazing cast of characters and adventures encountered On The Road.


Zoom URL


Meeting ID

861 5106 7829





Book Details

Backbeat Books is proud to announce the November 2021 release of On The Road

(978-1-4930-5617-0 • Hardback • 288 pages • $29.95) by David W. Hewitt.


Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2021

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Past Event: Sigma Sound Studios - A History in Pictures Film Screening

April 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Location: Zoom

Moderated by: Chip Powell

Speaker(s): Arthur Stoppe, Dirk Devlin, Jay Mark, Jim Gallagher and Joe Tarsia of Sigma Sound

Founded in 1968, Sigma Sound Studios was the center of the "Sound of Philadelphia" during the 70s and beyond making Philly a musical powerhouse; eventually expanding into NYC as well.

Sigma Sound engineer Arthur Stoppe, a veteran of 25 years at the studio, recounts its history while presenting an insider's view using photos he took during the heyday of the Philly Sound, including some images not previously shown publicly. The photos show not only the facilities and gear collection (some of it innovative for its time), but provide a behind-the-scenes look at Sigma's staff and clients at work. This is an encore presentation of the video that was shown as part of the “Historical Track” during the fall 2020 AES Convention.

Other Sigma engineers will add their recollections of life in the studio during a panel discussion and Q & A session following the video. 

Join Zoom Meeting: Click >>> Zoom Meeting URL

Meeting ID: 880 1746 6208

Passcode: 446067


Zoom Meeting URL

Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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