Posts by Rachel Walkowski:
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!
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!
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!
AES 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…)
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!
Free food and toys will be provided for all to come and try your hand at modifying some electronics! If you’re experienced, come help share your knowledge – if you haven’t bent before, come try it out for the first time! All are welcome.