At the Boston Area Definitive
Audio Student Summit 2009:
(l-r): Grammy winner/ former
AES President Jim Anderson;
Radiohead producer Sean Slade;
and AES Education Committee
Vice Chair John Krivit.Boston (October 30, 2009)--Hundreds of college audio students, faculty, administrators and members of the local audio community recently gathered for the Boston Area Definitive Audio Student Summit. A full day of workshops, tutorials, studio and software demos, panel discussions and presentations, the event was held on the campus of the New England Institute of Art.
• Radiohead producer Sean Slade and engineer Matthew Ellard on getting great guitar sounds.
• Audio Guru Dave Moulton on the importance of critical listening levels.
• Multiple Grammy winner and former AES President Jim Anderson on the art of jazz and acoustic recording.
• FBI Special Technical Agent Chip McGinn on audio surveillence, forensics and how an audio student might get a job with the FBI.
• Studio builder David Malekpour let students take a peek at some of the world class rooms that he has built for Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Timbaland and Jay Z.
• Grammy winner Jay Frigoletto on the art of mastering.
• Author and Educator Alex Case "reverse engineered" some classic studio effects.
• A Sound Design for TV workshop featuring Brian McKeever.
• Author and Educator Gary Gottlieb moderated a panel about engineers and their favorite gear.
• Pro Tools pros Bill Crabtree, David Lefkowitz, Sean McLaughlin and Brian Doser showed students lots of tricks, shortcuts and best practices.
• Genelec's Paul Stewart showed students how speaker placement affects mixes.
• Cakewalk's Rich Curtis showed PC audio fans how to make music with Sonar.
• SSL's Fadi Hayek discussed SSL gear.
• Boston Music Awards nominee Nelly Pro Tools gave a workshop on hip hop production in the studio.
• Sennheiser's David Missall gave a workshop on wireless microphones.
• Educator Barry Marshall spoke on the legacy of Les Paul.
• Legendary CBS Recording Engineer and Educator Don Puluse spoke.
• Mercenary Audio's Adam Brass presented a workshop on microphone selection.
• Demos were given by the Boston Pro Tools Users Group.
• Demos were also given by the Apple Logic Users Group.
• Students toured the Studio Metronome Mobile Recording Truck.
• Free Hearing Tests were offered to student AES members by Rob DiCamillo.
• New instruments were demonstrated by Sonivox.
• iZotope demonstrated its RX software.
According to the event's founder, AES Education Committee vice chairman John Krivit, "It's always a lot of work to make this event happen, but there is so much value in bringing all of the local audio students together from all of the programs throughout the Northeast. The students and faculty from all of these local colleges get to know each other and make really strong connections. The industry professionals who participate are happy to be able to reach the students in one big event and I think that they're beginning to realize that the schools are still a very vibrant market. We're still building studios and buying gear, so they're very happy to come and spend a Saturday talking to students."
Boston Area Definitive Audio Student Summit (BADASS)