Archive for the ‘Education/Clinics’ Category
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.”
Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
The 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.
Monday, June 2nd, 2014
On 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.
Friday, May 23rd, 2014
The Toronto chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) will hold this month’s meeting on Tuesday, May 27 at Ryerson University.
Time & Location
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)
Monday, December 2nd, 2013
Mississauga, 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.”
Thursday, October 17th, 2013
The 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.
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.
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.
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;
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.