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.
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.
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 HeadphoneShootout.
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.
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.