AES 2012 – Focal Press’ Schedule of Events and Giveaway!
This year we have so much going on at AES!
We are hosting a Focal Press Author Panel, demoing the new Audio Module Series that is a part of Filmskills, sponsoring the AES Student Recording Competition, best-selling author Mike Senior will be critiquing mixes at the booth and we are throwing THE party of the season with Gearslutz and Vintage King. Whew!
And last, but not least –
the annual AES giveaway! If you are not going to be at AES, you can still win! See below!
Details for all events are below. Come by and visit the Focal Press booth, #1208! We would love to meet you!
FOCAL PRESS AUTHOR PANEL
This year at AES, Focal Press will be hosting an author panel on the main Project Studio Expo stage where Focal authors will discuss: Can project studios really get pro results?
Join us on Saturday, October 27th at 10:00am. We are the first ones up!
Consult your AES program for more information.
MIKE SENIOR – Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio
Mike Senior is a professional engineer who has worked with Wet Wet Wet, The Charlatans, Reef, Therapy, and Nigel Kennedy. He has transformed dozens of amateur mixes for Sound on Sound magazine’s popular Mix Rescue column. As part of Cambridge Music Technology, he also provides in-depth training courses and workshops specializing in the documented techniques of the world’s top producers.
WILL PIRKLE – Designing Audio Effect Plugins in C++
Will Pirkle is an Assistant Professor of Music Engineering Technology at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where he teaches C++ audio programming, signal processing, audio synthesis, recording studio workshops, and mobile app programming. In addition to his nine years of teaching, Mr. Pirkle has twenty years of experience in the audio industry, during which he worked and consulted for companies including Korg Research and Development, SiriusXM Radio, Diamond Multimedia, Gibson Musical Instruments, and National Semiconductor Corporation. An avid guitarist and studio owner, Mr. Pirkle continues to seek projects that combine all his skills.
JAY KADIS – The Science of Sound Recording
Jay Kadis is a Lecturer and Audio Engineer for the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University. He has written and performed with several bands, including Urban Renewal and Offbeats. He has built home studios, recorded and produced dozens of albums, and designed electronic devices for neurological research and sound recording.
WILLIAM MOYLAN – Understanding and Crafting the Mix, 2e
Dr. William Moylan is currently Professor of Music and Coordinator of Sound Recording Technology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. A Leading educator in audio and an active recording engineer and producer for over 20 years, Moylan has worked with leading artists across the full spectrum of jazz, popular and classical genres. His recordings have been released by major and independent record labels and have resulted in wide recognition, including several GRAMMY™ Award nominations.
DAVID MILES HUBER – Modern Recording Techniques, 7e
David Miles Huber is widely acclaimed in the recording industry as a digital audio consultant, author and guest lecturer on the subject of digital audio and recording technology. As well as being a regular contributing writer for numerous magazines and websites, Dave has written such books as The MIDI Manual (Focal Press) and Modern Recording Techniques (Focal Press). He also manages the Educational Outreach Program for Syntrillium software (www.syntrillium.com), makers of Cool Edit 2000 and Cool Edit Pro. In addition to all this, he’s a professional musician in the ambient dance/relaxational field, having written, produced and engineered CDs that have sold over the million mark. His latest stuff can be checked out at 51bpm.com.
Kyle P. Snyder is an educator, engineer, and consultant natively hailing from Northeast Ohio; he is proud to join the Ohio University faculty as a Visiting Professor. An alumnus of Indiana University and Ball State University, Snyder holds a Masters of Science in Music Technology from Indiana University and a Baccalaureate Degree with specific emphasis in both Digital Media and English from Ball State University.
His research interests include pedagogical approaches relevant to the field of audio engineering and specifically how best audio students learn. Snyder frequently contributes to various industry publications and is widely published.
Read a recent blog post by Kyle – Ensuring Proper Monitor Placement to Make the Best Use of Your Studio
Have some questions for the panelists? Submit you questions here!
ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS WITH MIKE SENIOR
Sign-up for a one-on-one session with Mike Senior – get a critique of your mix and answers to your small studio questions!
Going to be at AES in San Francisco this year? Having trouble with a mix? Or just have some questions regarding your studio?
Best-selling author of Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio and Sound on Sound’s Mix Rescue and Mix Review columnist Mike Senior will be available for ½ hour private sessions on Saturday, October 27th between 11:00am – 12:00pm and Sunday, October 28th between 9:30am to 12:30pm in the Focal Press booth, #1208. And it is FREE!
Bring a recording of your mix (Mike will have the necessary equipment to listen to it,) bring your questions, bring pictures of your small studio – this is your chance to get expert one-on-one advice!
If you are interested, contact Sloane Stinson to set up an appointment.
AFTERGLOW PARTY 2012
On Saturday, October 28th, celebrate with Focal Press, Gearslutz , Vintage King, Studio Trilogy, and The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®
It is the hottest ticket at the conference – the annual Afterglow Party. This year is even more special since we are celebrating Gearslutz.com’s 10th Anniversary and Vintage King’s opening of their new showroom in LA – VKLA!
It is being hosted at the beautiful Trilogy Studio. Everyone is invited and prizes will be given away.
AES STUDENT RECORDING COMPETITION AND AES STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION
We congratulate all of the finalists!
For more information and a list of the judges for the 2012 competition, visit the AES Student Blog!
Enter-to-Win – Even if you are not attending AES!
In celebration of AES, we are giving away the choice of any Focal Press book to a group of lucky winners! If you are going to be in San Francisco, visit Focal Press at booth #1208 and enter for a chance to win.
Not going to San Francisco? Do not despair! You can enter below! Simply submit a comment below and tell us – Can project studios really get pro results? You will be automatically entered to win.
Submit your comment by October 31st. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on November 5th. A valid email address will be required for entry. We will only contact you if you won!