Sound City Movie Night

Join the Audio Engineering Society Student Section @ the University of Michigan as we present the documentary ‘Sound City‘, produced and directed by Dave Grohl!
From wikipedia:
Sound City Studios was located in the San Fernando Valley, amidst rows of dilapidated warehouses. The little-known recording studio housed a unique analog Neve recording console and had a reputation for recording drums. Artists such as Nirvana, Kyuss, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty and Slipknot recorded groundbreaking music at the studio. The film tells the story of the studio from its early days in 1969 until its closing in 2011…’

Working in the Music Industry presented by Eric Morgeson

The Audio Engineering Society Student Section @ the University of Michigan is excited to present a lecture on what it takes to be a professional in the music and recording industries.
The lecture will be given by engineer, composer, and producer Eric Morgeson and R&B singer, songwriter, and producer KEM, both of Detroit.
Eric’s credits include work on multiple gold and platinum records and with artists Beyonce and Aretha Franklin; KEM’s credits include three gold records and two grammy nominations.
R&B singer, songwriter, and producer KEM

R&B singer, songwriter, and producer KEM

Headphone Shootout

With the multitude of brands and styles of headphones on the market today, choosing the model that fits you best can be a daunting and time consuming task. Arguably the easiest way is to try different headphones side by side. Join the Audio Engineering Society Student Section @ the University of Michigan in presenting a Headphone Shootout.

The Perception and Measurement of Headphone Sound Quality

Do Listeners Agree on What Makes a Headphone Sound Good?
The popularity of headphones has now exploded to produce annual worldwide sales of almost $10 billion. Premium headphones ($100+) now account for 90% of the annual revenue growth, as consumers’ audio experiences are becoming a primarily mobile one. Market research indicates sound quality is a driving factor in headphone purchases with brand and fashion also being important factors among younger consumers. Yet, ironically the science behind what makes a headphone sound good and how to measure it is poorly understood. This combined with the lack of perceptually meaningful headphone standards may explain why purchasing a headphone today is like playing Russian Roulette with your ears. The magic bullet to achieving more consistent headphone sound quality is science. (more…)