Mark received his B.S.E.E. from The University of Hartford, Connecticut in 1990. He has worked in the fields of adaptive noise control, forced response / simulation, product sound quality assessment, vehicle interior acoustic package design and testing, process-control, and NVH. He presently serves as Manager of the Acoustics, NVH, and Sound Quality Group for Lear Corporation, a position he has held since June of 2003. He is also the founder of Immersifi Recording Services (founded in 2009), which specializes in live recording, with its primary focus on binaural recording. In December of 2010 he created the Discussion Group “Perceptual Audio” on the website Linked In, with the Group’s stated purpose as being focused on HRTF-centric recording methodology as well as other approaches that are designed to improve audio realism for the listener. (more…)
This event is open to all current students of the University of Michigan. Check the website at 12pm on April 6th, 2012 to find the multitrack of a new song by the supremely talented Candace Sosa. Download the files, pop open your favorite editor, and let your creative juices flow. We’ll be taking two types of submissions (you may have figured this out from the title of the event): Mixes and Remixes.
Learn about Sennheiser and Neumann’s digital microphone technology through an interactive hands-on workshop. This workshop will show how these digital mics work, what makes them different and the various applications they can be used for. We’ll also listen and compare them with some of their analog counterparts to hear differences and similarities with live musicians in the studio.
Christopher Spahr oversees national market development for the live sound and studio markets for Sennheiser, and works as an independent producer/engineer. During his 17-year career in the recording arts and installed sound industries, Spahr has performed live sound work for concerts, corporate functions and theater applications. He also worked in the installed sound market as an independent manufacturer’s representative and spent five years as a staff engineer at Criteria Studios in Miami, FL working on music, TV and film projects, including a Grammy-winning Latin jazz CD.
Spahr is a certified member of Sennheiser’s U.S. RF Expert program. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Barry University and a Recording Arts Specialized Associates Degree from Full Sail University.
Join us this Saturday March 24th at the Audio Studio to record the raw files that will be released for our mix/remix competition. The tracking session will be led by Rishi Daftuar who will share his thoughts and insights throughout the process. There will be time for questions and discussion briefly during the session and during tear down. Come hang out for any time that works for you and we would also remind you to attend the PAT Showcase later that evening!
If engineers adopt a consistent set of practices for Pro Tools sessions that achieves commonality in labeling, file management and audio track maintenance, the digital workstation method of recording and mixing can realize substantial improvement in productivity. This paper presents suggested guidelines specifically to aide in improving the exchange of sessions between various recording facilities and/or engineers.