About Rachel Walkowski

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

Posts by Rachel Walkowski:

My Dear Disco Talks about the Business of Music

If you are interested in the Music Business, then check out a panel presentation from School of Music, Theatre & Dance alums in the band My Dear Disco. Michele Chamuel, Tyler Duncan, and Bob Lester will give a presentation followed by Q&A regarding their recent experiences in songwriting, developing a business plan, touring, and securing management.

The World Between Analogue and Digital

Join us for an informative and entertaining evening where we will cover the world that lies between Analogue and digital – the hybrid world. Guest speaker Fadi T. Hayek from Solid State Logic will lead a discussion where we cover the history and technologies that have lead to the resurgence of Analog hardware and its current marriage with digital technology.

Mr. Hayek will be presenting several SSL products including Matrix, X-desk, two rack cases full of SSL outboard equipment and a portable Mac DAW.

Topics include:

Summing in the box and outside the box.

Understanding the science and sound behind this controversial topic.

Transient response and SuperAnalogue: How to get the “Big Record” sound out of your DAW.

Core Audio Pipeline and the PCIe standard: Is zero latency possible in a Native DAW?

Hybrid Processing of Plugins; what are the differences between native and hardware-driven audio plugins?

Fadi T. Hayek is an audio engineer originally from New York City. In his 20 year career, he has worked for several recording studios through the 1990’s. He joined Steinberg Media Technologies, where he was part of the sales team as Sales Manager in the US, and was involved in product management for Nuendo and Cubase. Currently he is the National Sales Manager for Workstation Partner Products at Solid State Logic.

Soldering Workshop

Audio Engineering Society is hosting an event to teach you how to make your own audio cables! We will cover soldering basics, standard audio connectors, and show you how to use all the tools you need to put together audio cables. We will provide all necessary parts and equipment for you to practice with.

Sound Design for Theater presented by Scott Stauffer

Scott Stauffer is a sound designer specializing in theatre and working in New York City. Join us for the opportunity to have an intimate, question and answer session with a professional designer. From covering where to start with a production to how to make your work stand out from the rest, if you’re interested in sound design, join us for the rare opportunity to glean some inside tips.


A Lecture on the Business of Music by Les Schefman

In addition to maintaining an active law practice, Les is among the top commercial, film, and television composers in the region; his scores and productions have graced two Emmy winners, and several Communicator and Renaissance Award winners for such clients as Budweiser, DaimlerChrysler, GM, Ford, UPN television, and many other national and regional clients. Les produced Patrick Thomas’ “Ghost Town Radio,” nominated for five Detroit Music Awards upon its release. A more thorough bio can be found here: link.

The talk covered subjects such as music for TV, advertisements and film, and the music rights surrounding those fields, including licensing. There also was some time open for questions, so that you can get some clarification on that burning music business question that you can’t find a good answer to.


Drum Tuning Workshop

The U of M section of AES hosted an opportunity to learn about drum tuning from experts in the field including Professor Joseph Gramley. The session covered drum tuning techniques and microphone strategies for recording drums.