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New AES EDM Academy Set To Premiere This March

One-day online event on Thursday, March 11 will focus on technology, tools and techniques to enhance EDM sessions and performances.

The Audio Engineering Society (AES) has announced details of the upcoming premiere of its new EDM Academy, slated to be presented online on Thursday March 11 (2021) from 10 am to 5 pm U.S. Eastern time and offering sessions intended to cover the latest trends in technology, tools and techniques for EDM production and performance.

Registration is $20 for AES members ($40 for non-members) and includes access to on-demand replay of the event for an additional two months for AES members (two weeks for non-members). Additionally, attendees will receive a certificate of achievement for participating in the AES EDM Academy sessions.

The AES is set to premiere its first-ever EDM Academy event on March 11, 2021. Shown clockwise: Alexandra Bartles, AES EDM Academy co-chair; Funk Cartel brothers Rory and Cam Cochrane; Dr. Rick Snoman, AES EDM Academy co-chair; Roska, artist/producer/DJ; and Stephan Mauer, Product Manager for Studio Monitoring at ADAM Audio.

Slated sessions include:

“The Most Important Tool in your Arsenal” – AES EDM Academy co-chair Alexandra Bartles takes a fresh look at the most important tool in any studio: human hearing. Bartles will share critical knowledge about how hearing works and how to protect it.

“Education to Industry as an Artist” – In this session, the Funk Cartel brothers, Rory and Cam Cochrane, discuss their self-driven artist development strategies, the importance of understanding the audio engineering aspect of music production, and how they continue to carve out their place in the music industry.

“Do Your Kicks Punch?” – Dr. Rick Snoman gives insight on how to tighten up the most important element in an electronic dance track: the kick drum. Snoman will look at the different methods used to synthesize kick drums, alongside the various ways to use processing to ensure that kicks punch through the track and translate properly to the dance floor.

“An Insight into Roska and the UK Funky Genre” – Continuing his journey as a pioneer of the Funky House sound via his more than 100 releases on the Roska Kicks & Snares (RKS) imprint, Roska has welcomed the likes of MA1, Champion, Murder He Wrote, DJ POLO and DJ MOTU to the label since its inception in 2010.

“Studio Monitoring 101” – A session on the correct set-up, placement and types of studio monitoring for EDM production presented by Stephan Mauer, head of product at ADAM Audio since 2018.

Go here for AES EDM Academy registration as well as preliminary session information, presenter bios and more.


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