George Massenburg Masterclass
Legendary audio mixer George Massenburg will be presenting a masterclass on Tuesday, October 4th at 5:00 in Soundhouse C. Topics to be discussed will include mixing, EQ, compression, and loudness. Massenburg has extensive recording credits with over four hundred records over the past 45 years. His work includes recordings of Earth, Wind &Fire, Linda Ronstadt, Little Feat, Lyle Lovett, Aaron Neville, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Natasha Bedingfield, Herbie Hancock, Arlo Guthrie, Billy Joel, the Dixie Chicks and many more. His studio work has gained him international recognition and four Grammys (including the Grammy for Technical Achievement in 1998, at the time making him one of only seventeen individuals to receive that honor) as well as numerous Mix Magazine TEC Awards. In 1988 he also won the Academy of Country Music Record of the Year Award. George has designed, built and managed several recording studios, and has contributed to the acoustical and architectural design of many other studios, including George Lucas’ Skywalker Sound.
Kevin Ray Dates
Kevin Ray has three more visits scheduled to MUSC 299X-3 this semester on October 5, 19, and November 13. The class meets Wednesdays from 5:00–7:00 pm in Letterman 125. Dan Porter says that visitors are welcome at these session and other guests including Spencer Hooks, Tad Druham on booking and venue logistics, Jim Ryser (guitarist for John Mellencamp), Charles Stanton (career planning and branding), Travis Harvey (Village Green Records), and Troye Knnette (keyboardist for John Mellencamp). See the class schedule for dates and topics.
Cinesonika Film Festival Report
Joshua Kattner presented a workshop in Soundhouse A on composing music for film, assisted by Theron Dalton in Studio 1.
Ali Hegedus ran sound for the keynote address in Sursa Hall on Saturday night. Rick Altman had many interesting things to say reflecting on his career and proposing a new vocabulary to describe films, instead of always breaking them down into a series of shots, including soundscapes, spatial signatures, and interconnected performances. His book Sound Theory, Sound Practice is divided into three sections, theoretical perspectives, historical speculations, and neglected domains. The call number at Bracken Library is PN1995.7 .S69 1992
AES Event Postponed
The Audio Engineering Society Fifth Annual Student Workshop originally scheduled for Saturday, October 8th at St. Francis has been postponed.