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Nimbus Announces Dylan Martin Sterling Memorial Bursary

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Vancouver’s Nimbus School of Recording Arts, in partnership with Kim Foreman-Rhindress and family, have announced a memorial bursary dedicated to the life of their son Dylan Martin Sterling, who passed away suddenly from heart failure on May 15, 2014, at age 22.

“It was Dylan’s dream to come to Nimbus and we’re grateful that Nimbus is helping us as a family support someone else’s dream of a career in music,” says Kim Foreman, “The last 8 months have been an intense journey for us and creating this memorial bursary has played an important role in providing us with something positive and life-affirming in the face of deep sadness and loss.”

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CITT Rendez-vous Conference & Trade Show Schedule Released

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

RendezVousThe Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT)’s annual Rendez-vous trade show and conference has released its full conference schedule. The event will be held at the Ottawa Convention Centre from Aug. 14-16, 2014.

The conference offers three days of sessions, workshops, backstage tours, social events, and networking opportunities. Specific to lighting and visual professionals, conference programming includes sessions on counterweight rigging, making sustainability matter to your company, using special effects and firearms onstage, LEDs, rigging certification, stage fire safety, projection, the future of theatre design in Canada, and many more.

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AES Toronto To Honour University of Waterloo’s Audio Research Group

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

aeslogo6_smallOn June 12, the Toronto chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) is presenting a special meeting to honour the work of an important education force in our audio society, the highly respected University of Waterloo’s Audio Research Group (ARG).  For over 20 years, the group has conducted research in audio, electro-acoustics, and acoustics. It is associated with the Guelph-Waterloo Physics Institute and adjunct emeritus faculty members John Vanderkooy of Physics and Stanley Lipshitz of Applied Mathematics supervise mainly masters but also doctoral studies.

In addition to generating numerous papers that received publication in the AES Journal, alumni have gone on to hold prominent positions in some of the world’s leading audio companies and organizations, e.g. Dolby, Harman, Paradigm, Engineering Harmonics, National Research Council, as well as some non-audio industry companies and institutes.

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John Thompson to Present at AES Toronto’s May Meeting

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

aeslogo6_smallThe Toronto chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) will hold this month’s meeting on Tuesday, May 27 at Ryerson University.

Time & Location

7 p.m.

80 Gould Street, Toronto, ON

Ryerson University, Rogers Communications Building

RCC 204, Eaton Theatre

(Corner of Gould and Church, east of Yonge St. near the Dundas subway station)

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Metalworks Institute Introduces New Digital Music Production Program

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

MetalworksMississauga, ON’s Metalworks Institute is offering a new, specialty diploma program in Digital Music Production.

According to Metalworks Institute Faculty Member Morgan Pottruff, “We’ve reached a point in time where the digital music production standards are incredibly high. There is a new emerging class of super producers with top notch sound design skills to go with their songwriting and engineering prowess.  A program focusing on these career paths is an idea whose time has come.  If you combine that with the history and credibility of Metalworks Studios and the school’s partnership with them, you have an outstanding educational choice for students.”

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Toronto AES Announces October Presentation on Headphone Quality

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

aeslogo6_smallThe Toronto chapter of the Audio Engineering Society will be hold its October meeting on Oct. 22 at Ryerson University. The meeting room will be in the Eaton Theatre, RCC 204, Communications Building, at 80 Gould St., Toronto.

The speaker will be Sean Olive, director of acoustic research for Harman International and he will be speaking the growth of the high-end headphone market. Here is more from the AES Toronto bulletin…

Do Listeners Agree on What Makes a Headphone Sound Good?

The popularity of headphones has now exploded to produce annual worldwide sales of almost $10 billion.  Premium headphones ($100+) now account for 90% of the annual revenue growth,  as consumers’ audio experiences are becoming a primarily mobile one.  Market research indicates sound quality is a driving factor in headphone purchases with brand and fashion also being important factors among younger consumers. Yet, ironically the science behind what makes a headphone sound good and how to measure it is poorly understood. This combined with the lack of perceptually meaningful headphone standards may explain why purchasing a headphone today is like playing Russian Roulette with your ears.  The magic bullet to achieving more consistent headphone sound quality is science.

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HHB Canada Announces Inaugural Universal Audio Users Group

Monday, August 26th, 2013

HHB Communications Canada has announced the first Universal Audio users group, Group UA – Canada. The inaugural meeting will be held at Revolution Recording in Toronto on Sept. 12, 2013, at 7 p.m.

Group UA is an opportunity for likeminded users of Universal Audio’s software and hardware to come together for panel discussions with industry professionals who are willing to share their techniques and experiences with UA gear.

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Free Educational Session With Mixer/Producer David Bottrill

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

HHB Canada’s Dave Dysart (standing) and David Bottrill.

On May 16, 2013, HHB Canada, SSL, and Canadian Musician magazine will host an intimate and informative session of mixing tips and recording techniques with Grammy-winning producer and mixer David Bottrill (Tool, Korn, Peter Gabriel, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Sour). Bottrill is a longtime SSL user with extensive experience on the AWS series Analogue Consoles.

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SynAudCon’s 3-Day “Sound Reinforcement for Technicians” Seminar Coming to Toronto in April

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Synergetic Audio Concepts (SynAudCon) is bringing it “Sound Reinforcement for Technicians” 3-day multi-media seminar to Toronto from April 8-10, 2013. As the company says, it’s relatively easy to interconnect a chain of audio components to produce sound. But what if it doesn’t sound right?

The seminar’s “hands-on” exercises  that will answers questions like;

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Steve Gamester & Daniel Pellerin to Present at AES Toronto Meeting on Feb. 26

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

The Toronto section of the Audio Engineering Society will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Sound by Deluxe (424 Adelaide St. E., Toronto, ON). Producer Steve Gamester from Entertainment One Television will give a presentation about the back story of how a new History Channel Program, The Perfect Storms: Galveston, was conceived and how sound and music becomes an important partner to the editing and creating the visuals, as far as the CGI and recreations of dramatic elements of the story are concerned. Gamester will be joined by sound mixer Daniel Pellerin from Daniel Pellerin Digital Sound Production.

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