Rachel Walkowski

About Rachel Walkowski

I'm a sophomore in Performing Arts Technology, interested in becoming a music producer and/or composing music for video games!

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Winter 2019 Recap

Hi all! After a long period of inactivity on this site, we finally regained access and plan on using it much more in the future.

We had a fairly active semester this past winter with a variety of events. We welcomed in a new executive board, with Ryan Cox as Chair, Ben Balas as Vice Chair, Sam Smith as Treasurer and Tessa Fornari as Publicist.

As tradition goes, we were hosted our annual Mix/Remix competition this year. For Mix/Remix, we record a group in U of M’s audio studios with members of our section and the studio staff, and then hand the stems off to our members. They have the option to either create a mix of the track, or a remix of some sort. They then submit these tracks to a panel of faculty judges that will select a winner and two runner ups from each category. It’s a really cool event that encourages our members to get creative and show us their stuff. We were fortunate to have some pretty fantastic sponsors this year and some equally impressive entires this year. And, after handing things anonymously over to our judges, we had the following winers:

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1. Dain Vargo
2. Gregory Werd
3. Peter Kwinty
 
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1. Socrates Papageorgiou
2. Fisher Diede
3. Jackson Roth
Be on the lookout for another post with the wining entires!
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We also were fortunate to host two mix listening sessions, in which we were able to listen to other members’ mixes in UM’s audio studio.
We hosted a networking event in which we had members mingle with industry professionals that were in town for the Duderstadt Center’s Media and Studio Arts Symposium.
Finally, at the end of the semester, we hosted Lim Wei, a former member of the section and an engineer that has worked for prestigious studios, like Sear Sound and the Banff Centre. He was able to come in with a Pro Tools session and deconstruct it for a group of our chapter, and then go through his mixing process.
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We’re very excited for everything to come next semester! Check back here in the Fall for more up-to-date information about everything going on here with our chapter.
–Ryan Cox, Chair

Mix/Remix 2017 WINNERS

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s competition.

Congratulations to our winners! Check out their submissions below.

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1st place: Emma Azelborn

 

2nd place: Jonathon Racz

 

REMIX

1st place: Kevin Allswede

 

2nd place: Aaron Willette

Mix/Remix Deadline EXTENDED (and some important deets)

Short for time on that submission you’re working on? Have no fear!

We’ve extended the deadline until 11:59 PM this Sunday (February 5). 

ALSO – Please make sure that when you submit, you include the following deets:

  1. Your full name
  2. Your uniqname
  3. Whether your submission is a mix or a remix

Click here to download the files if you still want to get in on the fun, or click here to submit (the upload password is mixremix).

Merry mixing!!

Mix/Remix Submission Link and Prizes!

Click here to submit your mix or remix! (Upload password: mixremix)

Need more incentive to get involved in the competition? Here are the prizes for this year’s winners-to-be:

Mix 1st place: iZotope Ozone 7, iZotope Neutron, AKG N60NC headphones
Mix 2nd place: iZotope Ozone 7

Remix 1st place: Shure SRH940 Headphones and a $300 Sweetwater gift card
Remix 2nd place: Shure SRH840 headphones and a $100 Sweetwater gift card

Remember, though, submissions are due on February 3rd – that’s next Friday!
Good luck, and have fun!!

Mix/Remix Competition 2017!

It’s that time of year again – time to get creative!

This year’s track is “Burn Through the Artifice” by House of Hummingbirds. You can download all stems here.

It is important to note that all stems were recorded in 96K quality, so the download files are quite large. However, all mixes and remixes must be submitted in 44.1K (you can still mix in whatever sample rate you prefer).

Guidelines for the two submission categories:

  • MIXES will be judged based upon how well you can maintain the band’s artistic intent while creating a solid-sounding mix.
  • REMIXES are judged based upon what you decide to do with the piece.

The official deadline for all submissions is February 3rd! Prizes to be announced soon (they’re so awesome, we’re just letting the tension grow).

Happy mixing!

Mix/Remix 2016 Winners

For your listening pleasure, here are the Mix/Remix 2016 winners and runners-up.

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Winner – Shamik Ganguly:

Runner-up – Patterson McKinney:

Remix

Winner – Isaac Levine:

Runner-up – Jon Soifer:

 

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who participated!

Jeremy Peters Guest Lecture

AES at the University of Michigan had the pleasure of hosting a guest lecture about music industry careers and home studios by Jeremy Peters. Thanks to everyone who attended!

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John Krivit Visit

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AES @ UofM had the pleasure of hosting John Krivit, the President of the international Audio Engineering Society, and a University of Michigan alum, on February 4th, 2016. He gave an informative talk on the importance of networking when pursuing a career in audio.

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EastWest Film Scoring Competition 2016

AES@UM will be holding a Film Scoring Competition sponsored by EastWest Sounds the beginning of Fall ’16 semester. First prize will be a 2-year subscription to the EastWest Composer Cloud and second prize will be a 1-year subscription. Check back for more info!

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UPDATE~

The winners of the competition are:

1st place – Rohan Paul

2nd place – Daniel Braunstein

Congratulations guys!!