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8 Houses Down

8 Houses Down


Date:  3/20/13

Time:  7:00 PM

Location:  8 Houses Down Studios

2921 Walnut St.

Denver, CO  80205




Audio Plug-ins and Platforms




Dave Tremblay is the Plug-ins Software Architect at Avid.  He started out doing commercial audio software development 13 years working for BIAS Inc on titles like Deck, Peak, and SoundSoap.  After leaving BIAS, he co-founded Sonoma Wire Works where he collaborated on the design and creation of a new audio recording application, RiffWorks.  Dave eventually landed at Avid where he lead the design of the new Pro Tools plug-in platform, AAX.



• History of audio plug-ins and how they interact with DAW software.

• Overview of the current plug-in formats and plug-in market. 

• Technologies that are driving changes into audio products and plug-in formats.

• DSP chips and their place in current technology.



Please note that this event may not be recorded. 




Please remember that elections for Section Officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary) will be held this year. If you are interested in running for any position, please contact section secretary David Bondelevitch at[email protected] no later than April 1, 2012 so that you may be placed on the ballot.

Posted: Saturday, March 2, 2013

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Schedule of Events Organized by members of AES Colorado

 Schedule of Events Organized by members of AES Colorado


Friday, October 26

10:00 – 12:00 W1: Forensic Authentication of Digital Audio

14:15 – 15:45  B3: Broadcast Audio

14:00 – 16:00  T2: Forensic Digital Data Analysis

16:00 – 17:00  Technical Committee on Forensic Audio meeting, Chaired by Jeff Smith

17:30 – 18:30  Technical Committee on Networked Audio Systems meeting, Chaired by Kevin Gross


Saturday, October 27

12:30 – 14:00  Education and Career/Job Fair. Visit the UCD/NCMF booths and chat with faculty about UCD undergraduate and graduate programs in audio recording arts and media forensics.

14:00 – 15:30  N2: Network Protocols

16:00 – 18:00  N3: Audio Networks Paradigm


Sunday, October 28

11:00 – 12:30  N5: Interoperability Issues


Monday, October 29

11:00 – 12:30  LS11: Audio DSP In Time





Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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October Event Announcement



 AES Colorado Event Reminder!

October Event Announcement:

Hot off the tails of our successful event at Sonic Sense (click here for section report), we want to announce our "Hang" for October!

The AES Colorado section is planning an informal gathering after the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) at 4:00 pm Sunday, October 14th, 2012.  The RMAF is an annual convention for manufacturers and enthusiasts  of high-end audio systems and related technologies.  The show is at the Marriott Denver Tech Center.  Exhibitors will have complete sound systems set-up in empty hotel rooms, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own audio sources and compare different components and systems.  The festival is organized in part by the Colorado Audio Society (not affiliated with the AES), and has a $10 entry fee per day ($5 for students).  
Local AES member and membership chair Jeff Merkel will be presenting a seminar on Measuring Loudspeaker and Room Performance for Everyone. Jeff's presentation is focused on measuring loudspeakers and small room acoustics, and interpreting and applying the results. Jeff's seminar runs from 2:30 - 3:30 pm on Sunday.  We'll be meeting at the hotel lounge afterwards to discuss the event and other audio-related topics.  Feel free to stop by even if you’re not attending the Fest.
The Hang:
4:00 pm Sunday, October 14th, 2012
The Lift Restaurant & Lounge (on the south side of the hotel)
The Marriott Denver Tech Center
4900 S. Syracuse St.,
Denver, CO 80237 USA
(Click address for map to hotel)
Phone: 303-779-1100

Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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September AES-CO Event at Sonic Sense

Dear members of the AES Colorado Section,


Please join us for the next “Hang” of the Colorado Section of AES, September 26th from 6:30-9.  This event is hosted by Sonic Sense, a Denver based pro audio retailor & systems integrator.   Come for an opportunity to gather informally and meet with your fellow AES members from the area as well as lots of FREE BEER.  Additionally, Sonic Sense will be providing a live demonstration of cardioid suboofer patterns for live sound as well as a casual studio monitors shoot out in their newly built control room.  We'll have samples from Neumann, Genelec, KRK, Event, M-Audio, and ADAM.  Feel free to bring yours along for a comparison or two.


What: AES-CO Hang

When: Sept. 26th, 6:30-9

Where: 1500 W Hampden Ave, Suite 3H
Sheridan CO 80110
*At the corner of Santa Fe & Hampden
(Click for Google Map)

Posted: Tuesday, September 4, 2012

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46th International Conference of the AES on Audio Forensics

46th International Conference of the AES on Audio Forensics

46th International Conference of the AES on Audio Forensics

 The 46th International Conference of the AES on Audio Forensics, June 14-16, is just around the corner.  The full program is available online ( and includes:

·         Over 35 papers and posters from around the world on audio enhancement, authentication, speaker comparison, and more

·         Vendor Exhibition including Conference Sponsors – DAC, iZotope, BCA – and more

·         Keynote presentation on a re-analysis of the famous Watergate 18½ minute gap with Phil Mellinger

·         Workshops include:

o   Forensic Audio Enhancement. Presenters: Eddy B. Brixen (EBB-consult, Copenhagen, DK), Durand R. Begault (Audio Forensic Center, San Francisco, US), Mark Huckvale (University College, London, UK)

o   WinHex for Forensic Audio Analysis – Introduction, Applications, and Scripting. Presenter: Douglas S. Lacey (BEKTEK LLC)

o   Forensic Science and Expert Testimony: Insights and Strategies from the Advocate's Perspective. Presenters: Henry R. Reeve (Chief Deputy District Attorney and General Counsel, Denver District Attorney's Office), Peter Weinberg, PhD (Litigation and Trial Design Consulting, Litigare LLC), Joseph Mathews (Director of Government Relations, Milliman Care Guidelines)

·         Evening events including a Historic Tour of Downtown Denver on Banjo Billy’s bus

·         And a special Pre-Conference Workshop at the NCMF on Forensic Voice Comparison with Dr. Geoff Morrison


Don’t delay, register for the conference at the AES Website and book your room directly with the Warwick Hotel by May 14th to receive the discounted rate.  Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and the cocktail reception.


And don’t forget the 3-day classes at the NCMF on “Forensic Authentication of Digital Audio” and “Forensic Audio Enhancement” in the days before and after the conference! 


See you there!!!


Jeff M. Smith

AES46 Conference Chair

National Center for Media Forensics

Posted: Monday, April 30, 2012

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Free ProTools Mixing Seminar, Sonic Sense, May 10th

Free ProTools Mixing Seminar, Sonic Sense, May 10th

Free ProTools Mixing Seminar, Sonic Sense, May 10th


Sonic Sense, Inc is proud to announce another free educational workshop: 

Pro Techniques for Mixing in ProTools


May 10th, 2012 at 6pm in Denver, CO.


RSVP by clicking on the image above or going to this link: 



Posted: Monday, April 23, 2012

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Job Listing

Posted: Monday, April 23, 2012

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Backstage Tour of the Cherry Hills Community Church Facility and A/V Systems

Backstage Tour of the Cherry Hills Community Church Facility and A/V Systems

Backstage Tour of the Cherry Hills Community Church Facility and A/V Systems

 Backstage Tour of the Cherry Hills Community Church Facility and A/V Systems

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Cherry Hills Community Church

3900 Grace Blvd.

Highlands Ranch, CO 80126


Scott Nelson, Production Director, will be hosting a backstage tour of the Cherry Hills Community Church (CHCC) at 7pm on Thursday April 26, 2012.  CHCC has nearly 7000 members, a 3500 seat sanctuary, and utilizes state-of-the-art sound reinforcement, A/V, lighting, recording and broadcast technology.  Scott recently completed overseeing significant upgrades to their A/V and lighting systems.  In addition to getting a behind-the-scenes tour, we will also be discussing trends in house-of-worship A/V.


Attendance is free and open to AES members, students and non-members alike, so please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone who might be interested.



Cherry Hills Community Church was started 30 years ago in a small location on Orchard Road. Rapid growth resulted in an immediate move to a former school at Hampden and Colorado Blvd. The church quickly outgrew that location and purchased over 60 acres in the then new community of Highlands Ranch making the move in 1995. The church has a wide demographic of nearly 7,000 members making it a programming challenge each week to reach singles, young families and retired ages as well. While the worship is supported by a contemporary band, the church also includes a 250 voice choir that has recorded two CDs in the last 3 years with the City of Prague Orchestra. Each Easter Cherry Hills takes their main celebration service out to Fiddlers Green with a remote video link back at the church for those that prefer not to brave the elements.

With the current location, and its technical systems, over 15 years old, a major renovation was needed. The completion of renovation of sound, video and lighting has recently taken place. The lighting system now features over 70 robotic instruments and video has fully converted to 16 x 9 with full HD. The audio system is quite unique as it includes a 6.1 surround system in the 3,500 seat worship center. Audio transport is handled by one of the largest installed Optocore fiber systems. Mixing duties are handled by two of the new DiGiCo SD10 consoles and the main speaker system is comprised of Magnetic Audio Devices speakers, based on their planar technology.

Cherry Hills Community Church has a team of full-time technicians, but relies heavily on a crew of capable volunteers. Come tour the facility and meet many on the team responsible of implementing creative worship plans each week.

Posted: Saturday, April 7, 2012

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Sonic Sense Workshop

 This is not an official AES event. 

Sonic Sense, Inc is proud to announce a free educational workshop: Solutions for Worship Audio April 9th, 2012 at 6pm in Denver, CO.

Featuring Doug Gould, a 26 year veteran of the music industry, who has been in upper management and technical direction for companies like Shure, Tascam and Emu.

Sonic Sense, Inc 1500 W. Hampden Ave., Suite 3H Sheridan, CO 80110

Some of the topics that will be covered are: • Utilizing the Presonus StudioLive line of consoles for live recording and internet streaming. • Integrating Apple's iPad and iPhones with the Presonus StudioLive consoles. • An in depth lesson on how to record up to 32 channels of audio for virtually immediate

upload to the web. • How to improve a room and optimize a sound system without a budget. • Advanced solutions for wireless mics and monitors.

We are proud to have Doug Gould as one of the speakers for this event. Doug is recognized as one of the foremost authorities on worship sound and microphone applications and is a respected author and faculty member for Integrity's Seminars4Worship, Christian Musician Summits, Worship Arts Technology Summit, School of Audio for International Worship Institute, Worship Together Live events, and more. Doug has over 26 years of experience in management roles with companies like Shure, Tascam and E-mu Systems, and was instrumental in bringing artists such as Chris Tomlin, Israel Houghton, Paul Baloche, David Crowder, Charlie Hall, Mercy Me, and Jeff Deyo into the Shure Artist Relations Program.

The program will also include C.J. LewisC.J. a freelance keyboard player/producer and technologist with over 20 years of experience in the music industry. As principal of Digital Revolution Marketing, CJ is the regional product representative for Presonus, Mogami, Genelec and many others.

Please RSVP as soon as possible, space is limited. RSVP's and any questions can be directed to Justin Long at 303-753-0201 or [email protected].

Every attending organization will also be entered to win a free custom sound system evaluation from Marc Nutter and Preson Smits of Sonic Sense, Inc (a $900 value). Marc and Preston have done system design and installations for church from 200 seats to 5,000 seats and have years of experience in system design.

There will also be individual product give-aways such as Presonus’ Studio One 2.0 Pro Software, a Presonus AB22VSL interface, T-Shirts, door hangers, etc.

We at Sonic Sense are committed to an expanding schedule of events and classes. Please let us know if you would like to join our email list.

Posted: Saturday, April 7, 2012

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AES-CO Hang and Open Mic at the Walnut Room



 Join the Colorado Section of AES at our March "Hang". 


What: AES-CO Hang and Open Mic at the Walnut Room

When: Wednesday March 21. 7:30 Hang, 8:30 Open Mic

Where: The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St, Denver, CO, 80205


Price: Free (no cover)


We hope to see you there!

Posted: Sunday, March 4, 2012

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