Meeting Topic: Kick Off Meeting - And a listening session
Moderator Name: The SRT Student Leadership
Speaker Name: Jamie Tagg, Drew Hook, Doug Iszlai, Brett Boland
Meeting Location: Durgin 209, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
The semester's AES meeting schedule is already booking pretty solid, with multiple plans per month and much underway for next - yes, that's next - semester. Let's get the most out of this year:
Sept. 20- T shirt designs due at midnight
Sept. 21- Wednesday at 7:30 T shirt competition vote. We'll also be meeting in 114 to listen to those who wish to enter into the competition at AES NYC. The categories are: Traditional Acoustic, Traditional Studio, Modern Studio, and Sound for Visual Media. For more details on the requirements, visit http://www.aes.org/events/131/students/
Sept. 28- Guest speaker our very own Alex Case! (recordist, acoustician, philosopher on all things audio, talking about guitar amp miking )
October 1- BADASS in Boston
October 11- Shure Mic Tour with Gino Sigismondi (Check out this interview http://www.shurenotes.com/issue37/article4.html )
October 12- Guest speaker, our very own Mike Testa! (formerly of NESN broadcast and SRT alum!)
October 20 to 23- AES NYC! We have a lot of people as definite yes's and plenty of interested. Dr. Moylan suggested $500 for the total trip (rooms and meals included) so keep that in mind. I'll be in touch with you all about trying to get a deal on some rooms so check your email!
October 26- Guest speaker Dan Foley (Product Manager for National Public Radio Digital Services, speaking about the broadcast industry and transitioning out of school and into a career)
November 2- Avid Event - guest speaker Frank Fillipetti (http://albumcredits.com/frank.filipetti just a few things he's done over the years.)
November 23- NO MEETING Happy Thanksgiving!
December 7- Guest speaker SRT Alumnus Lou Clarke (SRT alum and acoustic design expert, check out the space he designed for James Prendergast http://www.mixonline.com/studios/design/class_of_2011/index2.html http://www.sonic-space.com/ . He also workded on 114!)
Thanks to everyone for showing up at our first meeting! Room 209 was more than full, which is the best kind of problem to have. Just over 50 students showed up and many stayed after for the listening session, where we heard the new Dream Theater album and discussed mixing techniques, perspective changes, and contrasted their previous albums. I hope you are all excited about the coming year as I know the officers and faculty are. Keep your eyes peeled for posters and check the bulletin boards outside of 209 and around the SRT hallway for more news and ways to get involved. There is so much to do and so much more we can do if we all work together. All ideas are welcome and encouraged. See you next week!
Written By: Douglas Iszlai