Meeting Topic: Interest Meeting and Acoustic Recording Demonstration
Moderator Name: Jeremy Simmons and Michael Fleming
Speaker Name: Martin Fisher, MTSU Center for Popular Music
Meeting Location: MTSU Studio A, College of Mass Communication, Murfreesboro, TN, USA
On Tuesday, September 14, 2010, a crowd of about 80 Recording Industry students and others interested in MTSU AES gathered in MTSU RIM Lab A. The meeting started off with a little introduction of what the AES is given by Professor of Recording Industry, Michael Fleming. He described what the AES section at MTSU does on campus and in and around the community. Following that he introduced the new AES board members, including President Jeremy Simmons, who spoke for a short while and challenged the group to get involved in AES, and to suggest their ideas for future AES events. Fisher, of the Center of Popular Music, gave a brief overview of the past of acoustic recordings and how they were created. Following, the group moved into the live room of Studio A. A local group of bluegrass musicians were already set-up and Martin gave a quick overview of the hardware he was using for the day.
After the overview, the group performed "I'm Head Over Heels in Love" by Flatt and Scruggs. Due to the nature of most public performances of bluegrass music, the musicians were already familiar to the "in and out" style of music performance, and a similar approach was used to capture the acoustic recording.
A mono and stereo recording was made along with the acoustic recording, and a mono recording was made of the cylinder playback.
Preston Schmidt — Fiddle
Robert Trapp — Banjo
Brandon Bostic — Guitar
Matthew Mursey — Mandolin
Jackie Case — Bass