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Audio Engineering Society Announces Dates For The Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo 2010

Posted by canudvd on January 26, 2010

Nashville, Tennessee, January 25, 2010 – Following on the success of the first annual Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo in 2009, The AES Nashville Section and Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business, in conjunction with the Audio Engineering Society, Inc. in NY are pleased to announce the dates for this year’s session to be held at The Curb Event Center at Belmont University, just steps away from the heart of Nashville’s legendary Music Row. This two-day conference and trade show exposition will be held on March 5-6, 2010, and will once again feature top industry guest speakers and panelists, as well as exhibits by many of today’s leading audio gear manufacturers. Last year, over 300 attendees from 28 states and 5 different countries participated in this unique industry event which focuses on recording musicians and engineers working in wide variety of personal production spaces and studio environments. Students from some 20 audio technology schools were also part of that number.

“We are very pleased to announce this upcoming event, building on last year’s success, and the ability to hold it at such an esteemed venue,” stated Mike Porter, Chair, AES Nashville Section, “The Curb Event Center at Belmont University holds many of Nashville’s high-profile events and conferences, and we are proud to partner with them as the annual NRW+E event grows to encompass all aspects of what the Audio Engineering Society, as well as the Nashville recording community, have come to represent.”

The Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo was designed to provide the growing number individuals owning personal recording spaces, including artists and songwriters, access to the experience and knowledge of the AES and its affiliates, and to provide real-world insights into technology and techniques that can help attendees achieve professional results, whether in a high-end recording studio or working with a less-than-professional budget. Last year’s presenters included an immense presentation of Nashville talent, from keynote address speaker Ricky Skaggs, to the dozens of leading industry professionals representing all genres of music, including: Rich Adler, Jeff Balding, Lynn Fuston, George Massenburg, Vance Powell, Michael Wagener and many more. Additional guest presenters included NY-based mastering engineer Alan Silverman and CA-based engineers Tony Shepperd and Jeff Markham. Sessions included topics such as Capturing Acoustic Instruments, Recording Vocals, The ABC’s of Mics and Preamps—a full slate of focused content with an emphasis on live demonstration. Names of this year’s presenters will soon be announced, with an equally impressive line-up of topics and talent.

Beyond workshops, attendees could also browse the offerings of the sold-out ‘Expo’ portion of the conference, with gear, products and services demonstrated by over 50 hardware and software manufacturers and vendors (many offering special NRW+E discounts on their products), as well as professional organizations representing songwriters, musicians and engineers.

For additional information on attending or exhibiting at the 2010 Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo or to view information and media from this year’s event, visit Additional information on the Audio Engineering Society (AES) can be found at

Now in its 6th decade, the Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. With over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East, the AES serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit

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Things to do @ the 127th AES Convention in NYC…

Posted by canudvd on September 30, 2009

I am hoping that those of you who will be attending the 127th AES Convention in NYC will add a few important items to your ‘must-do’ list while there.

1.  Look for me at any of the various meetings or ‘on the exhibit floor’, and please introduce yourself!

2. Approach exhibitors & inquire if they may be willing to come speak to your local section. You’d be surprised how many are anxious for this chance, and just need a little coaxing.  Many will offer to do so at little or no cost to your section too!

3.  Apply suggestion #2 with those who are presenting papers, workshops, tutorials, etc. There is an amazing array of opportunities for interesting local meetings just waiting at every AES convention.

4.  Get acquainted with other ‘specialists’ at any of the Technical Committee or Standards meetings. These are OPEN to all attendees, regardless of membership status.  This is a great chance to confer with some of the brightest minds in the audio industry today.  A full listing of meeting times is available on-site.

5.  Plan to attend & participate in the Regions & Sections Meeting on Sunday 9AM-11AM. Come share your ideas & learn from other section leaders how to make your section’s experience even better.  Francis Rumsey, Regions & Sections Chair, will lead this discussion, which will include presentations by Regional VP’s and other section leaders (like yourselves).

6.  Don’t miss the Heyser Lecture on Sunday @ 7PM! This year’s distinguished lecturer is the legendary Phil Ramone, who will treat you to his insightful ‘Technology and Music Meet Again”.

I am looking forward to seeing (and meeting) you there!

– Jim Kaiser

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New AES Web Site Is A Hit

Posted by canudvd on June 24, 2009

Wow… it’s not very often that you can get excited about a new web site, however ‘new and improved’ hardly does it justice! Following many long months in development, the new AES site is simply stunning, and will benefit old, new, and those not quite yet, members with its attractive, informative, and easy to navigate layout.  All of these features allow you to find what you are looking for, and discover a few new things, about the AES.

Kudos especially to our AES Webmaster, Steve Johnson, and to the volunteers that helped him make this happen: team leader Nick Zacharov, graphic designer Josh Tidsbury, and copywriters Peter Cook and Michael Fleming.

See for yourself…

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Greetings AES Central Region Members!

Posted by canudvd on September 16, 2008

I hope that you and your AES Section have enjoyed a pleasant summer.  Now is a great time to get caught up on some “AES Business”…

Thursday October 2 – Sunday October 5, 2008: 125th AES Convention
“Make The Right Connections” @ Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA

This is the premiere, must-see, event for the world’s audio community…the Fall AES Convention in the beautiful Golden Gate City! You cannot afford to miss it…details are available at I will look forward to seeing you there at the Regions & Sections Meeting, which is scheduled for Thursday Oct. 2 @ 5:00 PM. More details soon!

Jump to ‘In The Know‘, and find out why you need to attend…

The 2008 Boston Area Definitive Audio Student Summit on 9.20.2008!

Check out ‘Section Highlights‘, featuring exciting news from the AES Webster University Student Section & the newly-developing AES St. Louis Professional Section!

See renowned Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick on October 29!!!

Remember to visit the ‘AES Student Website’…

This is a web site devoted to AES Student Section activities and interests world-wide. You need to check it out… . There are great articles, tutorials, and forums, along with information about past and upcoming student events at the conventions. This site is developed & maintained by student AES members like you.

Finally…please confirm & update your Section Contact Info periodically…

This notifies HQ, and the rest of the AES world, who your section leaders are. The best time to do this is following your local annual elections. Go to and follow the link in the top paragraph (“The following is the latest information we have available for our section contacts. If you wish to change the listing for your section, please fill out this form.”) Also, all documents for helping run a successful section can be found where it says “Information for Section Officers can be found here.”

One special note re: Section Officers & Faculty Advisors…it is important that all of your section’s officers and faculty advisors remain current AES members during their tenure. In addition, it is expected that Faculty Advisors are to be Full Members. You will notice that this info is requested when you make changes to the officer listing. You can easily verify member numbers simply by using the on-line member database, which can be found at Your Section Contact (typically the Section Secretary) may also access a full database listing of members of your section. This should be reviewed periodically for accuracy so that you are certain of maintaining your section membership.

That’s all for now…. I look forward to hearing from you soon!


Jim Kaiser (
AES VP Central Region USA/Canada

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