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Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences - August 29, 2022

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Ashley Stys (President of AES at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences) opened the meeting by asking all in attendance to answer the question, "What has been your favorite class so far?" Some of the responses included ADR, Pro Tools, Live Sound, Into to Music Production, Masking Class, Introduction to the Neotek Elite console, API Legacy Plus, Mixing class on AWS, and the Broadcast Clinic.
Ashley then described to the group what AES is and the benefits of joining, stating: "AES is an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists, and students worldwide by promoting advances in audio and spreading new knowledge and research."
Ashley then introduced the CRAS AES office holders in attendance: Ashley Stys - President; Tyler "Seven" Miller - Vice President; William Walton - Secretary; James Shaw - Vice Secretary; Spencer Halpin and Les Danglar - Techs.
Upcoming events currently scheduled for our chapter were announced, including an event featuring CRAS grad Frank Lenz on September 1st at 8pm to discuss his journey in New York City since graduating from CRAS, a Focusrite event on September 22nd, and CRAS's open house on October 1st. Student volunteers for the open house are greatly appreciated.
Ashley spoke about the CRAS Mentor Program, an all-important tool provided to students to ensure their academic success by connecting them with upper cycle students for help with any topics that they are struggling with.
Current AES Subgroups were discussed, including the DAW subgroup that is led by Teddy Huang. The subgroup will be focusing on Logic workflow in preparation for the Logic certification. For those interested in attending, it meets at the CRAS Gilbert campus on Wednesday nights at 8:30pm. There is also a Sound design subgroup that meets Tuesdays at 8pm.
Due to technical difficulties, the Industry News segment was unable to be presented. However, Ashley sent a link for those in attendance who were interested. The news came from Audio Xpress that the GN group had announced that Jabra's Enhance Plus was entering the Over the counter hearing aid category. The Jabra Enhance Plus is a three-in-one device intended for hearing enhancement, music, and calls. It was designed with the intention of meeting the requirements of the over-the-counter regulations for hearing aids.
For Gear share, one of the Austin guitar pedals from the recent pedal build at CRAS was presented. The kits were available for students to purchase and assemble at the Gilbert Campus. This event was a wonderful opportunity for students to develop their soldering skills, as well as adding a custom hand-built piece of gear into their collection for a fraction of the price that you would expect to pay for such specifications.
Afterward, the meeting was concluded with networking time.

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