Mix/Remix 2016 Tracking Session

Preparations for the next Mix/Remix Competition have begun! We started off the year’s events with our annual open tracking session, featuring this year’s band, Naked Dance.  The session was led by head engineer Jameson Eisele with assistant engineer Mitchell Graham.  It was great to see members of the AES community come out and help with setting up the session.  Thanks to Naked Dance for great material!

MixRemix Patch Bay

We forgot to take pictures, but here’s the patch bay.

The members of Naked Dance in live performance: Andrew Bishop, Jeremy Edwards, and Steve Rush

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Basics of DAW Plugin Development with Jon Soifer

Jon Soifer, a senior in CS, led the plugin development workshop.

Jon Soifer, a senior in CS, led the plugin development workshop.

AES hosted our first plugin development workshop this semester, led by Jon Soifer in Design Lab 1.  He covered the C++ library wdl-ol, which he uses to interface between his custom C++ algorithms and various digital audio workstations. Wdl-ol is open source and can be downloaded from its github repo.  It also has fairly active forums here.

IPlug is a simple-to-use C++ framework for developing cross platform audio plugins and targeting multiple plugin APIs with the same code. Originally developed by Schwa/Cockos, IPlug has been enhanced by various contributors. IPlug depends on WDL, and that is why this project is called WDL-OL,  although most of the differences from Cockos' WDL are to do with IPlug.
This version of IPlug targets VST2, VST3, AudioUnit RTAS and AAX (Native) APIs. It can also produce standalone Windows/OSX audio/midi apps and apps for Apple's IOS devices.

 

Thanks to Jon for hosting this incredible event!

Mic to Monitor Presentations

AES was happy to host Prism Sound’s Mic to Monitor workshop, an exciting night of presentations on every aspect of professional audio. Topics ranged from acoustic treating for listening spaces to life as a producer to A/D conversion. It was a truly educational evening with lots of information and engaging speakers. Thank you to Prism Sound, Audio-Technica, GIK Acoustics, PMC Speakers, and J.U.S.T.I.C.E League for running this event!

Prism Sound's Graham Boswell, Audio-Technica USA's Steve Savanyu, GIK Acoustics's Glenn Kuras, Ruairi O'Flaherty for PMC Speakers and The J.U.S.T.I.C.E League's engineer Edward J. Nixon

GIK Acoustics’s Glenn Kuras, Ruairi O’Flaherty for PMC Speakers, Prism Sound’s Graham Boswell, Audio-Technica USA’s Steve Savanyu, and The J.U.S.T.I.C.E League’s engineer Edward J. Nixon

Mitchell Graham, Jeremy Edwards, Takumi Ogata, Kevin Allswede, Jason Corey, and Emma Azelborn

Mitchell Graham, Jeremy Edwards, Takumi Ogata, Kevin Allswede, Jason Corey, and Emma Azelborn

Audio Mastering with Chris Goosman

goosmanAES hosted mastering engineer Chris Goosman as part of the AES Lecture Series. Professor Chris Goosman, a 25-year audio industry veteran, is the owner/chief engineer of Baseline Audio Labs. Previously a long time staff engineer at Solid Sound, Chris joined the University of Michigan’s Medical School as a technical consultant in networked audio and video systems. He has taught classes in Audio Technology at Washtenaw Community College since 1996, developing the curriculum for three of the courses. Chris is a member of the AES, The Recording Academy, the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, and a lift member of the American Radio Relay League. (more…)

Codec Showdown with Professor Michael Gurevich

The Audio Engineering Society @ UofM Student Section is presenting a lecture by Professor Michael Gurevich on Tuesday, February 10th about different audio codecs. He will briefly discuss how codecs work as well as their strengths/weaknesses, and then test the audience with several listening sessions of different audio codecs at different bit rates. You will be both engaged and challenged as these listening sessions test your ears to the max!

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