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136th AES Convention In Berlin To Present Project Studio Expo

Focusing on timely and relevant areas of interest for today’s personal studio users

By PSW Staff April 11, 2014

The 136th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Saturday, April 26, through Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the Estrel Hotel and Convention center in Berlin, Germany) will feature the European premiere of Project Studio Expo (PSE), which will take place on Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27.

PSE, which has been a well-attended event at the last two AES Conventions in the U.S., offers a venue for focusing on some of the most timely and relevant areas of interest facing today’s personal studio users.

These presentations cover topics of importance for all engineers and producers, and offer a level of detail as to be useful for anyone from beginner to pro. Topics include Basic Microphone Technology; Professional Mixes from Your Project Studio – Common Mistakes, Immediate Solutions; Electronic Dance Music: Live Performance Mixing Techniques; The Business of Being in the Music Business; How Did They Get that Sound?; Advanced Vocal Editing; Mastering Engineering – The Link to Your Audience and more.

Hosted by notable industry engineers, educators, journalists and sponsors, the Project Studio Expo offers the chance to experience music production with top talent, tools and techniques. Learn best practices and insider tricks from the pros while interfacing with manufacturers and connecting with your peers. Admission is included with both free “Exhibits-Plus” and premium “All Access” registration options. 

PSE Schedule:

Saturday, April 26
11 am— Noon, Session PSE1: Listening Like a Producer
Presenter: Stephen Webber, Berklee College of Music – Valencia, Spain

Noon – 1 pm, Session PSE2: Basic Microphone Technology
Presenter: Ron Streicher, Pacific Audio-Visual Enterprises – Pasadena, CA

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Session PSE3: Tracking and Levels
Presenter: Carsten Kaiser, META4S Creative Studio – Hattingen, Germany

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Session PSE4: Professional Mixes from Your Project Studio – Common Mistakes, Immediate Solutions
Presenters: Alex Case, University of Massachusetts Lowell – Lowell, MA; Carsten Kaiser; Stephen Webber, Berklee College of Music – Valencia, Spain

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Session PSE5: Mixing: “What Is a Plate Reverb and Why Does It Still Matter in Today’s Digital World?”
Presenter: Alex Case

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Session PSE6: How Did They Get that Sound?
Presenter: Carsten Kaiser
Sunday, April 27
10 am -11 am, Session PSE7: Advanced Vocal Editing
Presenter: Carsten Kaiser

11 am – Noon, Session PSE8: EDM: Live Performance Mixing Techniques
Presenter: Stephen Webber

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Session PSE9: Setting Up Your Own Chamber Reverb at Home
Presenter: Alex Case

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Session PSE10: Mastering Engineering—The Link to Your Audience
Presenters: Gavin Lurssen, Lurssen Mastering – Los Angeles, CA; Andrew Mendelson, Georgetown Masters – Nashville, TN; Michael Romanowski, Michael Romanowski Mastering – San Francisco, CA

3 pm – 4 pm, Session PSE11: How Did They Get that Sound?
Presenter: Alex Case

4 pm – 5 pm, Session PSE12: The Business of Being in the Music Business
Presenters: David Miles Huber, – Seattle/Berlin; Seattle/Berlin; Carsten Kaiser; Gavin Lurssen; Andrew Mendelson; Stephen Webber
“The Project Studio Expo is AES’s response to a music production and recording business that has migrated from the traditional big commercial studios to the plethora of diverse environments that audio is being produced in today,” states Bob Moses, AES executive director. “Audio professionals need focused and competent training on a huge range of skills to run their business today, and AES is here to provide a foundation for that training.” 

For more information on AES136 technical program, presenters and free Exhibits-Plus registration, visit the AES136 Convention web page at



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