Ulrich Treutwein (center) receives his copy of the Pyramix Native Mastering Pack from Merging Technologies president Claude Cellier (left) and John Krivit of the AES.
Puidoux, Switzerland (June 16, 2009)–Every year, the Student chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) holds a competition to find the best recording made by its members that year, and the results, divided into various stylistic and technical categories, are announced at the Student Delegates Assembly at that year’s AES Convention. At this year’s 126th convention, held in Munich in May, the award for the best classical recording in stereo was once again sponsored by Merging Technologies, manufacturer of the Pyramix digital workstation.
After much deliberation amongst the judges, the award for this year’s best recording in this category was given to the 25-year-old, German-born Ulrich Treutwein, who is studying in his fifth and final year of the Tonmeister recording course at the University of Music & Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria. Treutwein won the first prize with his recording of Bach’s Concerto for Oboe and Violin in D Minor (BWV1060), which was played by students of the university, recorded in a small hall there, and recorded, edited and mixed entirely in Pyramix. Treutwein received his award and prize–a fully fledged Pyramix Native Mastering Pack–from Merging’s president Claude Cellier in person during the AES Student Delegates Assembly.
“Pyramix is often cited by classical recording engineers and producers as their favorite system on which to record, edit, mix and ultimately master classical works, and as the manufacturers of this system, we have been privileged to hear many excellent recordings over the years,” comments Cellier. “Ulrich Treutwein’s fine-sounding, prize-winning reproduction of this beautiful work shows great promise; we wish him many happy years of recording.”