lecture series

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!


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

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…)

Binaural Recording presented by Mark Jay

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…)

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.