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AES Project Studio Expo Returns to New York City at Upcoming 139th Convention

August 31st, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

If it’s about audio, it’s at AES, and the 139th AES International Convention, October 29 – November 1, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, is where the Audio Engineering Society will once again showcase its popular Project Studio Expo (PSE). Taking place October 30, 31, and November 1 at the PSE Stage on the Exhibition floor, the Project Studio Expo offers presentations targeted to working in personal and project studio environments and is open to all AES139 attendees with either a FREE Exhibits-Plus or Premium All Access badge.

This latest edition of the AES Project Studio Expo, presented in association with Sound On Sound and sponsors Genelec, Neumann and Prism Sound, offers attendees an ideal environment to listen, learn and connect with their peers, while bringing together the latest tools, techniques and experts in audio engineering and production. This year’s presenters on the PSE Stage for days one and two are slated to include respected industry veterans Craig Anderton, Larry Crane, Fab Dupont, Brian Jackson, Manhattan Producers Alliance, Hugh Robjohns, Mike Senior, John Storyk and Paul White. Topics cover a wide range of interesting and relevant topics, from “Making the Most of Your Project Studio Purchasing Budget,” “The Five Most Common Project Studio Recording Mistakes,” “Personal Networking for the Audio Professional,” “Outside the Box: Alternative Outlets for Your Music,” and “Building and Developing a Career,” to more technical issues including “Levels, Headroom, and Loudness,” “The REAL Skills You Need to Record Professionally,” “Mixing an Ensemble Recording,” and more. More »

Forensic Audio Analyst Bruce E. Koenig to Give Heyser Memorial Lecture at 139th AES International Convention in New York City

August 31st, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

The AES is proud to announce that esteemed Forensic Audio/Video Analyst Bruce E. Koenig will give the Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture during the 139th AES International Convention, in New York City, October 29 – November 1, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Center. The lecture, entitled “Acoustic Forensic Gunshot Analysis — The Kennedy Assassination and Beyond” will give an in-depth look at the role that audio forensics has played in this historical context, as well as in current events and investigations. The Heyser Memorial Lecture is part of the Special Events program. The lecture is put on by the AES Technical Council and is open to all registered attendees, including those with the “Exhibits-Plus” Badge which is free with advance registration.

In his presentation, retired FBI agent and forensic consultant Bruce E. Koenig will illuminate the mysteries of acoustic gunshot analysis, which first drew public attention with the examinations of a police department recording made during President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas, Texas, in 1963. Koenig will explain the audio tests performed in those examinations and shed light on procedures used in other controversial cases, such as recent police shootings. He will also offer insights on the use of critical listening, high-resolution waveform, spectrographic, narrow-band spectrum, energy contour and statistical analyses, as well as give his views on the latest developments in the field. The lecture will conclude with a look at the research needed to move acoustic gunshot analysis forward in coming years. More »

Ellis Marsalis Center For Music Opens WSDG-Designed Studio

August 31st, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

Seven years after Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on ‘The Big Easy,’ 70,000+ volunteers led by artist/activists, Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. had accomplished a miracle. They had raised the funds and contributed the sweat equity to build 72 single-family homes, 10 elder-friendly apartments, and the 17,000 sq. ft. Ellis Marsalis Center For Music / Musician’s Village Performance Hall.

In March 2013, Connick invited two of his California friends, Seagate Technology Chairman/CEO Steve Luczo and recording industry pro Jack Leahy to tour the recently completed performance hall at the New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village. Moved and impressed by the volunteers’ accomplishments, the Californians observed that the compound lacked one crucial element: a recording studio. More »

IsoAcoustics and ZAOR Studio Furniture Bring Science and Design Expertise Together to Introduce New Products

August 31st, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

IsoAcoustics, manufacturer of the award-winning isolation stands for speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers, is very pleased to announce a collaborative partnership with renowned studio furniture manufacturer ZAOR Studio Furniture. The two companies are joining together with the benefit of their customers in mind, by offering aesthetically pleasing and ergonomic studio furniture solutions, integrated with IsoAcoustics’ patented acoustic isolation technology for the ultimate audio experience.

IsoAcoustics and ZAOR Studio Furniture together are collaborating on developing media production workstations, designer floor stands and even desktop speaker stands which include the IsoAcoustics Aperta acoustic isolation stands which feature the company’s unique “floating design” technology to enhance speakers, monitors and subwoofers. The result for the end user – from audio professionals, home studio users and even HIFi enthusiasts – is clear, uncolored authentic sound. More »

Jason Derulo Tours Worldwide With TELEFUNKEN M81-WH Mic

August 31st, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

Phenomenal singer, songwriter and dancer Jason Derulo has chosen TELEFUNKEN’s M81-WH wireless capsule for his extensive touring around the world. Since the start of his career as a solo recording artist in 2009, Derulo has sold over 50 million singles and has had 11 Platinum singles, including “Want To Want Me,” “Whatcha Say,” “In My Head,” “Ridin’ Solo,” “Don’t Wanna Go Home” and “It Girl.”

FOH mixer Rick Wright, Jr. commented about Derulo’s wireless mic, “Easiest vocal mic I’ve ever used — gain it up and turn it up! My time invested tuning the mic has been minimized, making the M81 my new favorite go to vocal mic. I love this mic because it’s tailored to the way I envision a vocal mic should sound and it absolutely fits the style of my mix.” More »

Live Sound Expo Topics Announced for 139th Audio Engineering Society Convention In New York City

August 6th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

This year’s 139th AES International Convention is set to offer up a number of unique presentations and events, October 29 – November 1, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Notable among them is the return, for its second year, of Live Sound Expo (LSE), which will bring keen insight and expert advice to live sound engineers of all types, from installed sound to Broadway to touring sound. This year’s Live Sound Expo, produced in association with Pro Sound News, offers expert advice for the broad spectrum of live sound engineers – some 25% of Convention attendees – with an emphasis on practical applications covering topics ranging from live sound in theaters, music venues and houses of worship. It will address key topics such as how the changing state of wireless audio will affect professional users, how virtual sound checks and networked audio are combining to create a more efficient workflow for live sound engineers, and live sound console and microphone design and use.

This second edition of the AES Live Sound Expo follows its highly successful debut at last year’s AES Convention in L.A. This year the LSE will be broken up topically across the three days, addressing important segments of Live Sound and Sound Reinforcement slated to include a “Broadway Day,” a “House Of Worship Sound/Fixed Install Day,” and a “Tour Sound Day” – each with dedicated programs consisting of presentations and panels featuring industry leaders. Sponsors for the LSE include Cadac, Clear-Com, DiGiCo, DPA Microphones, EAW, L-Acoustics, Optocore, Sennheiser, Waves Audio and Yamaha. More »

AES Celebrates E-Library Publications and Collections in September with FREE Offer for Members

August 6th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

In the month of September, the AES invites all members to experience the AES E-Library – a vast resource of Journals, Papers, Convention and Conference proceedings, Tutorials, and more, from the Audio Engineering Society’s 60-plus years as the driving force in professional audio technology and innovation. The AES E-library will be accessible to all AES members during the month of September, and includes up to 25 FREE downloads from our archives. In addition, annual subscriptions to the e-library will be available for $130, a 10% savings, during the month of September.  Along with upcoming Convention and Conference discounts, member benefits, and more, there’s never been a better time to be an AES member. Come browse the AES E-Library at http://www.aes.org/e-lib/.

Dave Kushner and Photek Upgrade To PMC

August 6th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

Renowned LA-based hard rock guitarist and established TV and film score composer Dave Kushner has upgraded his studio monitoring, choosing a pair of PMC twotwo.8 monitors.

Kushner, respected for his scorching guitar and bass work with Wasted Youth, Electric Love Hogs, Loaded and Velvet Revolver, has been working as a producer and composer from his own studio since Velvet Revolver’s final tour in 2008.

“I had just had my first child,” he explains from his LA studio, “and I thought, ‘Well, I can work by going on tour as a musician, but I’m going to be away from home all the time’. So my Plan B was to produce and compose from home.” More »

Capital Sound Extends Its Hyde Park Optocore Network

August 6th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

Optocore converters have been frequent fixtures at London’s Hyde Park over the past few summers, providing pristine, site wide digital signal transmission over optical fibre. This network architecture has been deployed by production company, Capital Sound, at the past three major Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park festivals, promoted by AEG Live and BBC Proms in the Park, a few months later. This year has been no exception and Capital have again been contracted for both events, increasing its inventory of Optocore XR6-FX converters first purchased in 2011 for the Take That Progress Live stadium tour as the site topology has evolved.

At the recent ten-day BST 2015, which saw The Who and Taylor Swift among the headline acts, this encompassed 11 delay positions as well as the VIP stand, all distributed from the FOH rack presided over by experienced system tech Toby Donovan. The site-wide topology was constructed from 14 Optocore XR6-FX interfaces in a redundant loop, starting from the Avid Profile digital desks at front of house, flip-flopping with a DiGiCo SD11. More »

iZotope Offers Free Mastering Presets Designed by Greg Calbi

August 6th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, has teamed up with Greg Calbi to offer presets designed by the prolific senior mastering engineer. Built for users of Ozone, each preset is designed as a starting point for mastering and crafted to achieve a certain sonic goal.

Greg Calbi has mastered over 7,500 albums and worked with artists including The Ramones, The Talking Heads, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, and Lady Gaga. He uses iZotope’s critically acclaimed mastering toolkit Ozone on a daily basis. The presets he has designed for his own projects are now available to all Ozone users to help elevate their mixes to professional-sounding masters. More »

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