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137th Audio Engineering Society Convention Offers Special Events and Programs for All Attendees

— Opening Ceremonies awards presentation; Alan Parsons and Neil Portnow keynotes; Project Studio Expo; Live Sound Expo; Hi-Res Audio Sessions; and Platinum Producers Panel, plus multiple other sessions and forums are in store for convention itinerary —

New York, NY — A robust selection of special events is being offered at the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 9, through Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center). Show attendees will be treated to a diverse array of events featuring leaders from all areas of pro audio. These special events are open to all attendees, including FREE (with Pre-Registration) Exhibits-Plus badge-holders, as the AES makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles.

This year’s highlights include:
Opening Ceremonies / Awards / Keynote Speech
Join us for the annual opening ceremonies the first day of the show, Thursday, October 9. This event will feature industry-leading speakers – including current AES president Sean Olive and Executive Director Bob Moses – as well as the L.A. Convention Co-chairs Valerie Tyler and Michael MacDonald. A special keynote by acclaimed engineer, musician and record producer Alan Parsons will be a highlight of the ceremony. The event will be rounded out by a presentation of awards to industry leaders. Additionally, Friday’s keynote speech will be given by Neil Portnow, President/CEO The Recording Academy®, The GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares.

Additional offerings will explore specific areas within the audio world, including:

- Product Studio Expo: a popular series of practical training events taking place on the exhibition floor targeted to the burgeoning market of project and home studio facilities around the world.

- Live Sound Expo: offering expert advice for the broad spectrum of live sound engineers with an emphasis on the practical, bringing professionals with decades of experience to the stage to inspire and educate attendees.

- Hi-Res Audio Sessions: A six-hour program presented in association with the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), featuring panels and sessions addressing the current and future direction of hi-res audio with the top players in the music and consumer electronics business.

- The Latin Panel: “Great Producers from Latin America” (in Spanish), top producers share their perspective on the hot music scene in Latin America.

- DTV Audio Group Forum: The Implications of Streamed Content Delivery on the Evolution of Television Audio Services, leaders in the Broadcast Industry share insights on the future of television sound.

- Platinum Engineers Panel: with special guests Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick (co-hosts of popular weekly internet series Pensado’s Place), discussing studio technique and engineering as well as the pressures of creating online television.

- Platinum Mastering Panel: moderated by legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, discussing hi-res audio from the perspective of those making the music.

- Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture: presented by legendary game audio director and composer Marty O’Donnell shares his experience working on the Halo series and the challenges of nonlinear media.

- Chicks in the Mix: moderated by acclaimed producer and mixer Chris Lord-Alge, featuring a panel of well-known female industry professionals, including Lisa Loeb, Emily Lazar (September Mourning lead vocalist) and others
discussing the unique challenges faced by women in this industry.

- GRAMMY® SoundTables: “Songs That Move The Needle: Producers on Producing,” moderated by Ed Cherney, featuring Alex da Kid, Don Was, Niko Bolas, No I.D., and Rich Costey.

- Sound Is the Conduit to the Artist Heart: presented by acclaimed producer/engineer/technologist Jack Joseph Puig, a panel discussing the intersection of pro audio and mobile and what is the future of audio considering this paradigm shift.

“We call them Special Events for a reason,” noted AES Executive Director Bob Moses. “The top people in the world bring their expertise and wisdom to us in a variety of educational and inspirational events, which is an experience you only get at AES. And we make these open to everyone at the convention with any badge, to make sure everyone gets their mind blown at least once per day.”

A complete list of special events at the upcoming Convention can be found here. For information on how you can get your FREE Exhibits-Plus badge (pre-register by October 3), as well as further Registration and Technical Program information, visit the AES137 webpage at http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

Product Design Events to Be Featured at 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention

— This year’s AES Product Design Track combines two themes to bring a significant learning opportunity to audio engineering professionals; Theme 1 events are focused on audio design topics, while Theme 2 brings to AES the subject of product development in the age of global engineering and sourcing —

New York, NY — The audio industry today competes with a myriad of other entertainment forms, from gaming to video everywhere to social networking and beyond. Audio companies must bring products to market that no longer compete just with other audio products but also with other entertainment options in order for the audio industry to grow and be at the forefront of professional and consumer markets. To address audio engineering professionals seeking to expand their knowledge of product development best practices and techniques, AES has expanded this year’s Product Design Track at the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention, which runs Thursday, October 9, through Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. The Product Design Track will take place all four days of the convention, bringing a wide variety of topics to today’s engineers, managers and product management professionals. The Track is organized by Chairman Scott Leslie, founder of PD Squared, who has held previous positions in the industry including VP of Engineering at JBL Pro and CEO at Renkus-Heinz. Audio Precision is the sponsor for the track.

The two-theme approach combines audio design topics and product development practices into one track. Theme 1 addresses key audio design topics such as D/A and A/D design for modern high-resolution audio formats, how to best leverage DSP, the most effective way to go about optimizing active loudspeaker systems, and measuring loudspeaker systems. Attendees will also learn about the criticality of testing product designs for the real world, where problems like hum, buzz, clicks, pops and other unexplained misbehavior can be traced to design issues, such as internal grounding schemes or conceptual misunderstandings of signal interface circuitry, and that cost little or nothing to remedy.

Theme 2 targets audio engineering professionals who face the challenge of getting new products to market faster, while costing less and building a competitive advantage. The theme focuses on how today’s engineers and managers must develop the skill sets necessary to deal with the complex world of global availability of manufacturing and supply chain partners, design services, engineering services and community development. The theme opens with an observational panel that explores this topic at a high level and is followed by a number of track sessions that provide depth and insight in areas such as DSPs, power supply and amplifiers, transducer selection, system engineering, software integration, production test techniques and succeeding with external engineering partners. Additionally, the Product Design Track will offer an off-site Technical Tour to QSC’s state-of-the-art production facility, giving a behind-the-scenes look at one of today’s top manufacturing facilities.

Finally, the next generation of product designers will benefit from the Product Design For Students presentation, which will offer insight to the pro audio community’s newest members about career ideas and how they might just help change the audio world.

“Product development has become a mix of engineering, sourcing, partnering and business skills,” observes AES Product Design Chair Scott Leslie. “What we’ve done this year is included more of the business aspects of the product development process, as well as addressed how globalized the process has become from supply chain to development partners. Anyone who designs and builds audio products, or is contemplating doing so (or even if they’re just curious as to what it takes to create a product), will benefit from attending these sessions.”

AES Executive Director Bob Moses concludes, “”As a former product designer myself, I always found my experiences at AES Conventions to be invaluable in connecting with top recording engineers and learning what they struggled with in the studio. Several products I created were inspired by these conversations. And, of course, I learned pretty much everything I know about audio hanging with these folks.”

For further information about the Product Design Track, FREE Exhibits-Plus badges (pre-registration required), premium All Access badges, and Technical Program information, and more visit http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

137th Audio Engineering Society Convention in Los Angeles Offers a Comprehensive Recording and Production Track

— The annual AES Convention is where the Recording and Production Track sessions bring top engineers and producers together to share classic techniques and new ideas with the audio recording community —

New York, NY — Considered by many to be the most popular series of panels and presentations at the annual AES Conventions, the Recording and Production Track will take place each day during the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention, set for Thursday, October 9, through Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. The sessions that make up the Recording and Production Track cover every major aspect of the practical side of music production, including recording vocals, mixing techniques and mastering, in addition to several special presentations from leaders in the industry.

Of interest to all recording engineers and producers this year will be Thursday’s keynote speech given by legendary engineer/producer Alan Parsons, who will share his insight and experience from being part of some of the greatest recordings of all time. Friday’s keynote will further feature Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares, who will share his valuable insights into the music business and the challenges and opportunities available in today’s evolving industry.

Also popular is the Platinum Events series, which covers a variety of topics with high-profile guests and panelists. This year’s Platinum Engineers Panel will feature Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick, hosts of the popular weekly pro audio show Pensado’s Place. Attendees will get to see what happens when “The Script Is Flipped” and Pensado and Trawick are put on the other side of the interview – sure to reveal some unique insights and surprises along the way. A Platinum Mastering event will feature acclaimed mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, along with mastering engineer and incoming AES President Andres A. Mayo and other highly respected audio pros such as Bruce Botnick, Mark Donahue and Barak Moffitt, who will discuss the ramifications of the recent defining of “High Resolution Audio.” This presentation will include a guided tour of audio samples, so the audience can hear for themselves how High Resolution Audio can provide the listener with exactly what artists hear in the studio while creating their music.

AES137 will also feature the newest Project Studio Expo – a popular series of events taking place on the exhibition floor targeted to the burgeoning market of project and home studio facilities around the world. The PSE, included with admission to holders of the Free Exhibits-Plus badge, will feature presentations by leading industry engineers, producers, authors, journalists and educators, including Alex Case, Mike Senior, Stephen Webber, Larry Crane, Craig Anderton, Mick Guzauski, John Storyk, Paul White, Hugh Robjohns and others. Presenters will lead attendees through basics such as recording vocals, preparing multitracks for mixing and best practices for proper monitoring, as well as more detailed discussions on how to optimize value when it comes to choosing and purchasing equipment, how to design a great project studio and how to get the most out of a digital audio workstation. The Project Studio Expo will take place Friday, October 10, and Saturday, October 11, throughout show hours.

This year will also offer master classes that deconstruct, track-by-track, original recordings from Fleetwood Mac, the Beach Boys, David Bowie, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the inaugural “Raw Tracks” sessions. On Saturday, October 11, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., “An Afternoon With Geoff Emerick” will get attendees up close and personal with the legendary Beatles engineer (also known for his work with such artists as Elvis Costello, Jeff Beck, The Zombies, Robin Trower and Badfinger), who will expound on stories that are part of the living history of music production. This very special presentation will be enhanced with seldom seen photos and video footage as well as rarely heard audio clips.

Additional Recording and Production Track events include a “Mastering for Engineers” session, a presentation entitled “Inside the Mix” given by multi-GRAMMY® winner David Reitzas, and a session titled “Master Mission: Spreading the Word On Mentoring, Formats, and a Changing Industry,” addressing current changes and opportunities in the burgeoning Recording and Production field.

Another mainstay of the AES conventions – the Technical Tours – will offer participants the chance to tour and experience a variety of top-notch local L.A. facilities, from leading studios to manufacturers and live sound venues. This year’s stops, over the four days of the convention, include Sony Computer Entertainment America, Capitol Studios, 20th Century Fox facilities, Village Studios, the QSC factory, EastWest Studios, Dolby Theater, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Henson Recording Studio and The Dub Stage. Tickets are available for purchase during normal registration hours at the convention center.

Also, for the first time in AES history, there will be a panel officially held in Spanish in an International AES Convention. The panel “Grandes Productores de América Latina” (“Great producers from Latin America”) will bring together several of the biggest names from the region, all of them multiple GRAMMY Award winners, to present their most recent work and discuss the state of the musical industry in Latin America.

“This year’s Recording and Production Track is as exciting and in-depth as it’s ever been,” says Recording Track Co-Chair Andres Mayo. Co-Chair Jim Kaiser adds, “We’ve got the project studio side comprehensively covered by our colleagues at Sound On Sound magazine with the PSE, and we have noted and award-winning engineers and producers covering a wide range of other topics that will give those who attend an enticing and well-rounded experience.”

For information on the Recording and Production Track and how you can get your FREE Exhibits-Plus badge (pre-registration required) for the AES137 Convention, as well as All Access badge, and Technical Program information, visit the AES137 webpage at http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

Hollywood Orchestral Percussion Completes EASTWEST’s Flagship Orchestral Series

Detailed and comprehensive orchestral percussion collection features unprecedented control of sound and instruments

Hollywood, CA – EASTWEST, the industry leader in virtual instruments for over 25 years, has released Hollywood Orchestral Percussion, produced by award-winning team comprised of Doug Rogers, Nick Phoenix, Thomas Bergersen, and engineer Shawn Murphy. This release completes the company’s flagship Hollywood Orchestra, which also includes Hollywood Strings, Hollywood Brass, and Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds.

Hollywood Percussion Screen

Hollywood Orchestral Percussion is an utterly unique orchestral percussion library featuring one of America’s very best orchestral percussionists and his inspiring arsenal of instruments. A must have compositional tool for serious composers, Hollywood Orchestral Percussion includes PLAY 4 software, offering powerful scripting for ease of use and up to 5 microphone positions for unprecedented control over each instrument including main pickup (Decca tree), mid pickup, close pickup, surround pickup, and an alternate vintage circa 1945 RCA ribbon room pickup.

Recorded in the famous EASTWEST Studio 1, the home of major Hollywood soundtracks and television themes, Hollywood Orchestral Percussion perfects techniques pioneered in Stormdrum 3, using unique repetition sampling techniques and 8 way round robin that deliver a virtual live performance. The entire collection uses zero noise reduction resulting in a spectacular sound that will virtually jump out of the speakers.

Key features:

• Orchestral percussion staples include timpani, snare drums, cymbals, bass drums, and metals. Each instrument shines with exemplary detail and variety making it possible to find exactly the right sound for any piece of music.

• Specific instruments to handle extreme tempos.

• Most extensive and fluid timpani ever sampled.

• An unprecedented, extensive array of epic anvil samples

• Orchestral chimes are sampled to mimic the sound of real church bells, as the instrument was originally intended.

• Inspiring array of vintage field drums, such as Epic Bass Drum Ensemble and Mahler Hammer give this collection some serious punch.

• For the first time, the celeste has been captured in a multi mic position environment with extremely low noise.

For more details, please visit www.soundsonline.com/hollywood-orchestral-percussion

System Requirements
75GB free hard disc space, iLok security key (not provided).

Pricing & Availability
To purchase and more information, please visit www.soundsonline.com/hollywood-orchestral-percussion

• Diamond Edition: $599
• Gold Edition: $499
• Silver Edition: $249

The Diamond Edition is available for immediate download or supplied on an optional hard drive for ease of installation. For more details, please visit
www.soundsonline.com/hollywood-orchestral-percussion. The Silver Edition will be available later in October 2014.

About EASTWEST
EASTWEST (www. soundsonline.com) has been dedicated to perpetual innovation and uncompromising quality of Sample Libraries and Virtual Instruments for 25 years, setting the industry standard as the most critically acclaimed soundware developer. More about EASTWEST at soundsonline.com, on Facebook and Twitter.

Middle Atlantic Sets New Standard for Compact Surge Protection

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Fairfield, NJ––The new Series Protection™ and 2-Stage Compact Surge Devices from Middle Atlantic Products establish new industry standards for reduced size, rapid response time and comprehensive surge protection.

Offering the fastest responding technology in the most compact stand-alone surge protection device in the industry, the new Series Protection system is engineered with non-sacrificial and non-degrading protection to ensure system reliability by effectively absorbing surges without contaminating the system ground. It safeguards against both under and over voltage events with automatic recovery that does not require a hard reset after a surge event, minimizing system downtime.

The new MOV protected 2-Stage unit is the industry’s most compact stand-alone surge protection device that deflects surge events from line to neutral without contaminating the system ground. It safeguards against both over and under voltage events and its two-stage technology provides enhanced surge protection. Quality fire-protected components eliminate the risk of fire associated with surge events.

Both of these devices can power and protect displays, extenders, digital signage players and more, while their ultra compact size makes them ideal for installation behind flat panel displays, in furniture, within ceiling and wall boxes or in a traditional rack already filled with components.

For technical specifications and in-depth information about Middle Atlantic Products, please click to www.middleatlantic.com or call 1.800.266.7225.

Middle Atlantic Products has been part of the Legrand group since its acquisition in 2011.

Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value and acquisitions are prime vectors for growth. Legrand reported sales of close to $5.8 billion in 2012. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, NuVo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us

SALZBRENNER ANNOUNCES POLARIS EVOLUTION NETWORK AUDIO MIXING SYSTEM

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Los Angeles, CA – AES Booth 1547… Salzbrenner is pleased to announce the North American debut of the network controlled Polaris Evolution cloud-based digital audio mixing system with the Polaris Scala audio DSP unit. Polaris Scala is the node where all aspects of the Evolution system’s simultaneous audio processing operations originate and come together. The Polaris Scala is where controllers are connected via Ethernet or Wi-Fi, resources are allocated for the tasks at hand, and where signal sources and output devices are connected. The system’s radically new cloud-based operations and flexibility usher in a new era in digital audio mixing and processing. more

GC Pro Helps DCP Productions Take Commercials On The Road

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— Boutique Baltimore commercial production house created a mobile production rig that, like their six-suite studio, was built with both equipment and expertise from GC Pro —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, September 22, 2014 — Don Cherel, the Founder and Director/Producer with DCP Productions, created the iconic Motorcycle Money Man for commercial client GEICO, along with spots for Planet Fitness, the Washington Nationals MLB team and the Washington Capitals NHL team. Now DCP Productions, like their mobile GEICO creation, itself is ready to go on the road, with a flypack rig that will let it shoot, record, edit and mix on location, vastly increasing the boutique shop’s productivity while giving it access to new sights, sounds and talent. And that road rig, like DCP Productions’ six-room video and audio production facility in Baltimore, was sourced with a combination of technology and expertise provided by Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users.

Eight-year-old DCP Productions’ business model is predicated on Cherel’s “concept to completion” notion, which enables clients to work with one entity for concept creation; original music creation; and pre-, field- and post-production. “By simply eliminating the layers of multiple companies in the advertising development process, DCP is able to create content and transform it into quality advertising media much less expensively and faster than traditional ad agencies,” Cherel explains. “That savings is passed on to the client.”

The new mobile rig, which tackles its first official project in July for the next GEICO campaign, is made up of two 12-space racks that hold gear including a Universal Audio® Apollo high-resolution interface, an Avid Pro Tools system with Thunderbolt connectivity, an Avid MC Mix controller, an API 550 EQ, Crane Song Falcon compressor and two Rupert Neve Designs 542 tape emulators.

All of this equipment was sourced through GC Pro Account Manager Mitch Shaivitz at GC Pro’s Baltimore-area office. The mobile rig’s make-up grew from Shaivitz’s conversations with Cherel about what the producer/director wanted to accomplish. “I called up Mitch and said, here’s what I want to do,’ and he came back with equipment suggestions that matched our workflow at the studio,” Cherel explains. “This mix of equipment and systems really make the mobile rig an extension of the studio — our workflow remains the same on the road and in the studio, so the end product is totally consistent.”

“Every product choice was well thought-out,” says Cherel. “With the exception of cameras and lenses, virtually every piece of equipment we have, in the studio and on the road, came through GC Pro. “They have the products and the expertise. But mostly, they get what we’re trying to do.”

For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com.

Hal Leonard Publishes Alan Parsons’ Art & Science of Sound Recording

Alan Parsons and Julian Colbeck to present ASSR, The Book based on the award-winning DVD set at the 137th AES in Los Angeles

Montclair, NJ (September 24, 2014) – Alan Parsons’ Art & Science of Sound Recording: The Book, is a complete rewrite and reappraisal of the award-winning video series. Parsons takes his approach to sound recording to the next level as the book provides ample space to present more technical background information, more detailed diagrams, and more in-depth discussion on each of the twenty-four topics, from “A Brief History of Recording “ to the now-classic “Dealing with Disasters.”

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Written with the DVD’s co-producer, musician, and author Julian Colbeck, ASSR: The Book offers readers a classic “big picture” view of modern recording technology in conjunction with an almost encyclopedic list of specific techniques, processes, and equipment. The Book has a logical flow of chapters, looking at how sound is created and how it behaves before moving on to the different processes of manipulating sound recordings such as EQ, reverb, delays, compression; covering how to work and record with live musicians as well as the art and science that go into the mixing process.

“With the videos we strove to keep you visually and aurally entertained. Now, you can be reading this at home, or in a busy Starbucks, or on a plane… you can read one page at a sitting or one chapter, or just dive in here and there using the index or the glossary,” said Parsons.

For all its heft and authority – authored by a man trained at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios in the 1970s – ASSR: The Book is also written in plain English and is packed with priceless anecdotes from Alan Parsons’ own career working with the Beatles, Pink Floyd, and countless others. Not just informative and packed with colorful pictures, but also highly entertaining and inspirational, ASSR: The Book is the perfect platform on which to build expertise in the art and science of sound recording.

Alan Parsons and Julian Colbeck will present ASSR, The Book at AES in Los Angeles with a book signing on October 10, 2014 at 12 pm in the Hal Leonard booth #1141.

About the authors
Alan Parsons’ recording career got off to a great start with the Beatles when he served as their assistant engineer on Let It Be and Abbey Road. With an illustrious engineering career that included The Dark Side of the Moon, Parsons went on to become one of the most sought-after producer/engineers of the seventies and eighties, scoring No. 1 hits with multiple artists. In 1976, he formed the Alan Parsons Project, enjoying multiplatinum success with hits such as “Eye in the Sky”, “Time”, and “Games People Play”. Parsons remains an active recording artist and producer.

Julian Colbeck was a professional keyboardist for over twenty-five years, working with Yes/ABWH, Steve Hackett, John Miles, and his own group, Charlie. He has also authored a dozen books on music and music technology, including the groundbreaking Keyfax series, and he has written and produced numerous instructional DVDs on recording, live sound, and synthesizer technology. CEO of Keyfax NewMedia since 1994, Colbeck has most recently been on active duty with the creative and advocacy platform Musicians Guild.

Hal Leonard Books is an imprint of Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group – please visit alanparsonsbook.halleonardbooks.com.

Alan Parsons’ Art & Science of Sound Recording – THE BOOK
$49.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00333735
ISBN: 9781458443199
Width: 8.75″, Length: 11.25″, 272 pages
alanparsonsbook.halleonardbooks.com

Win a Pro Tools Rig from Westlake Pro

Final Week of Westlake Pro’s 30 Days of Giveaways

Los Angeles, CA (September 23, 2014) – Westlake Pro, a leading retailer of professional audio, recording gear, live sound equipment, and technical services is heading into the final week of their month-long September Gear Giveaway and will draw the Grand Prize on September 30.

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Entry remains open until 12:00 noon (PST) on September 30 after which the Grand Prize of an AVID Pro Tools HD Native Thunderbolt System with an OMNI Interface, Pro Tools 11 and a premium AVID plug-in valued at $5498 will be drawn. Entrants can also win daily prizes drawn each day of September. Remaining prizes include a MOTU MachFive 3 software sampler, a Sound Radix Radical Bundle, Sennheiser HD600 headphones, a Mojave Audio MA-201fet, a Universal Audio Apollo Twin Solo, a Zynaptiq Zap Bundle and a Waves Gold Soundgrid Bundle.

Throughout September, Westlake Pro is giving away a total of $17,000 worth of gear from the top brands in pro audio. Winners have already claimed gear from Shure, Zoom, A Designs, Hosa, Rob Pappen, Toontrack, Synthology, Exponential Audio, Focusrite, iZotope, Vienna Symphonic, Slate Audio, JBL, Radial, McDSP, Anglebird, Furman, Spectrasonics, and SSL.

Enter Westlake Pro’s September Sweepstakes – 30 Days of Giveaways here.

About Westlake Pro
Based in Los Angeles, Westlake Pro specializes in business-to-business and retail sales of professional audio and video equipment, broadcast equipment, video editing software, recording software, computers, musical instruments and live sound application products. The company also provides technical services from complete studio design to live sound system design. Westlake Pro serves the Post Production, Broadcast, Music Production, Educational, House of Worship and Government markets.

AES Educational Foundation Announces Awards for 2014

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New York, NY, September 18, 2014 — The Educational Foundation of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) has announced the recipients of the 2014 AES Educational Grants for Graduate Studies in Audio Engineering. The announcement was made by Don Puluse, President of the AES Educational Foundation (AESEF), on behalf of the foundation’s Board of Directors.

This year the foundation proudly offers a special scholarship marking Bruce Swedien’s 80th birthday and recognizing over six decades of recording artistry. This scholarship is funded by his colleagues, family, fans and friends. The scholarship will aid young recording engineers who believe in putting “Music First!” For more information, visit http://www.swedienscholarship.org.

The inaugural Bruce Swedien Scholarship is awarded to Pawel Leskiewicz, a graduate student in Sound Recording at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University. He earned his BM with honors from the Royal Conservatory of Music, The Hague, Netherlands. Pawel has won top prizes at several international competitions on classical guitar in his native Poland. He has also completed internships with Channel Classics Records and Polyhymnia International (formerly Philips Classics).

Two special grants are being generously provided by HARMAN International Industries to support graduate education in audio. The Board of Directors has decided to renew these grants for last year’s HARMAN Scholars Brecht De Man and Kai Siedenburg. Mr. De Man has undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering from University of Ghent, Belgium, and is studying for a Ph.D. (EE and Computer Science) at Queen Mary University of London. Mr. Siedenburg has an M.S. in Mathematics from Humboldt University, Berlin, and is a Ph.D. candidate in Music Technology, Department of Music Research, at McGill University. He was previously a Fulbright visiting student at UC Berkeley and did his master’s thesis at University of Vienna.

The Emil Torick Scholar distinction is being given to Charlotte Desvages, who will earn a Ph.D. in audio and acoustics at the University of Edinburgh. Her previous degrees are from Edinburgh (Acoustics and Music Technology) and Universitè de Caen Basse-Normandie (physics). This award, honoring former AES Foundation President Torick, is awarded to an outstanding student with exceptional career goals.

The John Eargle Award, given annually to a student who excels in both technology and music, is a renewal award for Elizabeth Marston towards her M.M. in Sound Recording at McGill University. Ms. Marston holds a B.A. in Music from Seattle Pacific University.

Javed Hamza receives a renewal award to pursue a Ph.D. in Speech and Audio Processing from Imperial College London, where he also completed his previous degrees. Marlene Mathew earns a renewal award towards her Master’s in Music Technology to NYU. She has a BS in Computer Science from CWPost.

Dziedzic Tomasz is a Ph.D. candidate at AGH University of Science & Technology, Poland, where he also received his M.A.; Tomasz is in the department of Mechanics and Vibroacoustics. Robert Fernandes is studying for an M.M. in Sound Recording at McGill; he has a B.M. from Humber College. Jiayue Wu is a Ph.D. candidate in Media Arts and Technology at University of California, Santa Barbara; she has a BS from the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology and an MA from Stanford University.

The AES Educational Foundation was established in 1984 to encourage talented students to enter the profession of audio engineering. Grants for graduate studies with emphasis on audio topics are awarded annually. Recipients are selected on the basis of demonstrated talent, achievements, goals and recommendations. Since its inception, the AESEF has presented awards totaling over seven hundred thousand dollars. Grants have been made possible by contributions from AES, Inc., HARMAN International Industries Inc., the estate of John K. Hilliard, JBL Inc., the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the families of John Eargle, David Smith and Emil Torick, and the family and friends of Bruce Swedien. The AES also receives support from other benefactors such as in-memoriam donors, and individuals and companies that support education in audio. Application forms and additional information are available from the Audio Engineering Society, 60 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10165, USA, or on its web site: www.aes.org/education/foundation/.

Photo Caption: Don Puluse, president of the AES Educational Foundation.

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