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Past Event: Mixing Masterclass with Professor John Merchant

John Merchant

John Merchant

March 16, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Moderated by: Nate Stoll, MTSU AES section vice-chair

Speaker(s): John Merchant, Professor and Chair, MTSU Dept. of Recording Industry

Are you looking to level up your mixing skills? What better way than to come see a Grammy-nominated producer and engineer mix in real-time and get a view into his professional mixing process.

 
Please join the MTSU Student AES Chapter for a hybrid event both in-person in Bragg 180 (Mix Lab) and over Zoom to watch Professor John Merchant demonstrate his mixing process live. Not only was John nominated for a Grammy for his production work with Mika in 2008, but he brings a wealth of industry knowledge, having worked with artists like Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Lenny Kravitz and Raphael Saadiq.
 
In this engaging masterclass, you'll learn about Professor Merchant’s top-down mixing approach as well as his specific processing techniques. There will be plenty of time for audience questions, so come with your unanswered mixing questions you’ve always been wanting to ask!
 
When: Wednesday, March 16th from 6-8 p.m.
 
Where: Mix Lab (Bragg 180) and Zoom
https://mtsu.zoom.us/j/83354853836?pwd=RVh6MTloam5kdUM2bW9aUHJzc2l0UT09
 
For more information about Professor Merchant, check out his website at johnmerchant.com.
 
Please note that recording is not allowed at this event, so the only way to benefit from this great opportunity is to attend in-person or via Zoom!


Posted: Monday, March 14, 2022

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Past Event: Sound for Picture Master Class: Re-recording and Mixing with Prof. Matt Foglia

February 22, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Location: Via Zoom

Moderated by: Caleb Stevens (MTSU AES student chair)

Speaker(s): Prof. Matt Foglia, CAS (MTSU)

 Join us for a virtual master class on sound-for-picture workflow.  Editor and re-recording mixer Matt Foglia will demonstrate session setup and signal flow and provide guidance on decision making with real source materials.  

Topic: AES Masterclass - Mixing Sound for Picture with Prof. Foglia

Time: Feb 22, 2022 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://mtsu.zoom.us/j/83382229106

 

Meeting ID: 833 8222 9106

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Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2022

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Past Event: Spotlight on the San Francisco Opera with Douglas Mitchell (Zoom interview and Q&A)

San Francisco Opera Audio/Video Control Room

San Francisco Opera Audio/Video Control Room

February 10, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Location: Zoom Event (see link below)

Moderated by: Prof. Michael Fleming, Dept. of Recording Industry

Speaker(s): Douglas Mitchell, San Francisco Opera

 Douglas Mitchell is the Master Audio/Video Engineer for the San Francisco Opera. Before joining the San Francisco Opera Sound Department in 2001, he worked on numerous films and corporate events as a member of I.A.T.S.E Local 16.  Originally from Santa Rosa, Ca, Doug grew up in the industry as his father owned a Lighting and Sound company.  

 

The San Francisco Opera recently completed a major upgrade to its technical systems, integrating its live, broadcast and post-production capabilities in a 96 kHz AoIP infrastructure at the 3,000-seat War Memorial Opera House.  Mitchell will discuss the underlying technology, its normal operation and how the Opera maintained audience engagement during the pandemic shutdown through streaming and unique live events.  

 

Zoom Meeting Link:

Topic: MTSU AES Virtual Meeting with San Francisco Opera's A/V Engineer Doug Mitchell

Time: Feb 10, 2022 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://mtsu.zoom.us/j/81380105719?pwd=b2JlN1hlVUVOekFtbGdxNjRqMHd2UT09


Meeting ID: 813 8010 5719

 

Passcode: 684187


Posted: Tuesday, February 8, 2022

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Past Event: Guest Speaker: Interview and Q&A with studio designer Peter Grueneisen

Guest Speaker: Interview and Q&A with studio designer Peter Grueneisen

November 18, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Location: Zoom Event (see link below)

Moderated by: Prof. Bill Crabtree, MTSU Department of Recording Industry

Speaker(s): Peter Grueneisen, studio bau:ton and nonzero\architecture

Interview and Q&A with Peter Grueneisen

 
Studio Designer for the new MTSU "Main Street" Studio Complex (Studios D & E)
 
Are you interested in how to design a recording studio? Have you heard about how incredible our new Studios D & E sound and wondered why they sound so good?
 
Please join the MTSU Student AES Chapter for a Zoom interview with internationally renowned architect Peter Grueneisen moderated by Professor Bill Crabtree. You'll learn about recording studio design and specifically Peter’s work designing MTSU's brand new recording facilities, Studios D & E. The event will start with Peter talking about his background as an architect and move into the process and considerations for designing Studios D & E with time for Q&A at the end.
 
When: Thursday, November 18th from 6-7pm
 
Where: Zoom https://mtsu.zoom.us/j/86755736376?pwd=clF1RVF1UDJyak1UMEZHUCs0VnJwQT09
 
 
“As the design and managing principal of studio bau:ton and nonzero\architecture, Peter Grueneisen has been involved with hundreds of projects of different types and sizes since 1990. With these firms he has completed music, film and other media facilities in the USA and abroad, besides commercial, educational and residential work. Several of these projects have received AIA awards, TEC-awards and other honors, and have been published in the professional and architectural press…He is a Member of the Audio Engineering Society AES and The Recording Academy.”

More Information about Peter and studio bau:ton


Posted: Tuesday, November 9, 2021

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Past Event: Guest Speaker: Q&A with producer, engineer and author Bill Schnee

Bill Schnee

Bill Schnee

October 28, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Location: MTSU College of Education (COE) Room 160, Middle Tennessee State University

Moderated by: Caleb Stevens, MTSU AES student chair, and Prof. John Merchant, Department of Recording Industry

Speaker(s): Bill Schnee, music producer and engineer

The MTSU Student AES Section welcomes Grammy award-winning producer and engineer Bill Schnee for a conversation about his work and the lessons he has learned over decades of experience in professional music production. We will begin with an interview and then open the floor to audience questions.  

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. CT.  If you prefer a virtual-attendance option, please use the Zoom link below:

https://mtsu.zoom.us/j/89020399565

• Meeting ID: 890 2039 9565

 
Bill Schnee is an internationally renowned producer, engineer and mixer. His credits include over 125 Gold and Platinum records and 50 top twenty singles.  Schnee has worked on dozens of Grammy nominated and winning albums, and has been personally nominated 11 times for The Best Engineered Album category, winning twice for Steely Dan’s Aja and Gaucho.  He also has won an Emmy Award for Best Sound Mixing for a Variety Special and a Dove Award.‍ In his 50+ year career, Bill has found success in every musical genre, from Pop to Rock to R&B to Gospel to Country.
 
 

More Information on Bill Schnee (personal website)


Posted: Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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Neumann Microphone Basics Webinars

Neumann Microphone Basics Webinars

Here is another neat resource to take advantage of if you are looking for something to fill up your time!


These are one hour sessions in which John McGregor will discuss Neumann studio microphones, pratical tips and application hints, and product care and maintenance.

 
Here are the dates and times! (All times are CEST)
Friday, April 3 at 8:30am, 1:30pm, 6pm
Friday, April 17
Friday, April 24

More Information


Posted: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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Shure Online Trainings

Shure Online Trainings

 If you're looking for ways to stay busy during this time, check out Shure's online trainings through Shure Audio Institute. 

More Information


Posted: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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DPA: A Week of Online Mic Training

DPA: A Week of Online Mic Training

 “Since many of us are stuck at home these days, we thought it would be a great time to do a bit of extra mic training. This week, DPA's own Bo Brinck will be talking about a wide range of topics, showing you tips and tricks and generally sharing his passion and knowledge about microphones and sound. 


Each session is planned to take about 30 minutes and he will take time to answer viewers' questions that have been sent in via the chat function. 

The full schedule for the week is below so you can plan accordingly. We hope to see you online this week. 

Stay safe and help your fellow human beings.”

The Schedule


Below is a schedule so you can see all of the times and the topics we are live. All times are based on Danish time (GMT+2). If you sign up for the event in Facebook, you will be notified all week as we go live with the different topics.

Monday 
17:30 (5 pm)
Tips for content creators
How to optimize your home "studio"

Tuesday 
9:30
Speech intelligibility
The importance of mic placement on the body


17:30 (5 pm)
Holding handheld mics correctly
Watch your grip, it affects your sound

Wednesday
9:30
Tips for content creators
How to optimize your home "studio"

17:30 (5 pm)
Cleaning mics
How to keep your mics clean and germ free

Thursday

9:30
Holding handheld mics correctly
Watch your grip, it affects your sound

17:30 (5 pm)
Speech intelligibility
The importance of mic placement on the body

Friday
9:30
Cleaning mics
How to keep your mics clean and germ free

More Information


Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020

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Past Event: Universal Audio Luna Demonstration

Universal Audio Luna Demonstration

April 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Location: Zoom

Moderated by: Catherine Baron, Phoebe Seston, Austin Erdmann

Speaker(s): Jason Salzman

We hope everyone is doing alright and staying safe amidst the chaos of the world! Even though we couldn't host Universal Audio on campus this semester, they have agreed to meet with us online through Zoom showcasing LUNA.

View Official Meeting Report


Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020

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Past Event: AES Speed Networking

AES Speed Networking

February 24, 2020 at 4:30 pm

Location: BRAGG 191

Speaker(s): Professor Dan Pfeifer

Come join us as we learn from Professor Pfeifer about what characteristics and skills would make a good assistant engineer and intern. 

View Official Meeting Report


Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020

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