Meeting Topic: March Monthly Report
Speaker Name: Carl Nappa, Bob Horner
Meeting Location: Webster University
March was a super busy month for the Webster AES chapter! After a well-deserved spring break, students sprung into action to welcome guest speaker Carl Nappa with advice on networking for students.
The following weekend, Webster hosted the 15th annual Central Region Audio Student Summit. The first ever fully virtual summit was a resounding success with over 40 presenters and hundreds of people in attendance. Discussion panels over the course of the three day event covered topics such as live sound for theater, mastering, mixing techniques with George Massenburg, how to run a studio from home, branding, working safely in the industry through the COVID pandemic, live sound technology, women in audio, using analog gear in studio settings, and the annual Student Mixing Competition. A digital format for the summit allowed for recordings of each panel to be made which are available to registrants for up to 30 days after the event. Some highlighted presenters were George Massenburg, John Krivit, Sun Hee Kil, Paul Womack, Eziquiel Morfi, Heather Augustine, Tony Black, and Joey Stucky.
Webster AES would like to thank all the presenters that were a part of CRASS '21 and all attendees who all helped to make the summit such a success.
Following the summit, the chapter invited Bob Horner of Ironman Sound Industries as a guest speaker at a weekly meeting. He discussed how he had to change his business model in live sound to fit within the new order of the pandemic.
Written By: Delaney Armstrong