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.
Presented by Michael Eisenberg, a U-M Performing Arts Technology alumnus.
Mastering lecture with demonstrations, presented by Paul Blakemore, a Grammy Winning and 3x nominated audio and mastering engineer from the Cleveland/Akron area.
Bring in your mixes and get constructive comments to help you polish your work. Or, stop by to help give feedback to your fellow musicians and engineers.
Presented by Jeff Vautin and Joe McCabe of Bose Automative Systems
On Monday, January 21st, Jeff Vautin (PAT Graduate) and Joe McCabe from Bose’s Automotive Systems division visited the University of Michigan chapter of AES to give a presentation about designing acoustic system for vehicles. A car is one of the harshest acoustic environments for an audio system; it has simultaneously very reflective and very dry material, and the small space introduces harmful standing waves. Mr. Vautin and Mr. McCabe talked about the techniques Bose uses to get around these challenges to produce the best audio quality possible, ranging from optimal speaker placement to the different digital signal processing methods used for different speakers throughout the car.
Mark received his B.S.E.E. from The University of Hartford, Connecticut in 1990. He has worked in the fields of adaptive noise control, forced response / simulation, product sound quality assessment, vehicle interior acoustic package design and testing, process-control, and NVH. He presently serves as Manager of the Acoustics, NVH, and Sound Quality Group for Lear Corporation, a position he has held since June of 2003. He is also the founder of Immersifi Recording Services (founded in 2009), which specializes in live recording, with its primary focus on binaural recording. In December of 2010 he created the Discussion Group “Perceptual Audio” on the website Linked In, with the Group’s stated purpose as being focused on HRTF-centric recording methodology as well as other approaches that are designed to improve audio realism for the listener. (more…)
Learn about Sennheiser and Neumann’s digital microphone technology through an interactive hands-on workshop. This workshop will show how these digital mics work, what makes them different and the various applications they can be used for. We’ll also listen and compare them with some of their analog counterparts to hear differences and similarities with live musicians in the studio.
Christopher Spahr oversees national market development for the live sound and studio markets for Sennheiser, and works as an independent producer/engineer. During his 17-year career in the recording arts and installed sound industries, Spahr has performed live sound work for concerts, corporate functions and theater applications. He also worked in the installed sound market as an independent manufacturer’s representative and spent five years as a staff engineer at Criteria Studios in Miami, FL working on music, TV and film projects, including a Grammy-winning Latin jazz CD.
Spahr is a certified member of Sennheiser’s U.S. RF Expert program. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Barry University and a Recording Arts Specialized Associates Degree from Full Sail University.