Michael Pearson Adams, a recording engineer & product specialist of Waves Audio, demos mixing techniques in the Weeks Studio.

Michael Pearson Adams, a recording engineer & product specialist of Waves Audio, demos mixing techniques in the Weeks Studio.

Today we had the pleasure of hosting Michael Pearson Adams, an esteemed recording and mixing engineer as well as product specialist at Waves Audio, a respected company that makes high-end pro audio gear and audio effects plug-ins. He showed off to the MuE department various mixes he has done and the tools he has used. Some of the mixes he showed were highly renowned and award-winning acts such as Massive Attack, Michael Jackson, Norah Jones, and Coldplay. He also gave mixing advice for anyone interested in producing/recording/mixing their own songs.


For this weeks forum we were pleased to have Matthew Watson who is a MuE alum from ’96 currently working at Texas Instruments. His career has also spanned through Motorola and Dolby, where he has helped design audio and video tech that is still in use by broadcasters everywhere.

MuE Forum guest and alum Matthew Watson talks about his time working in the audio and automotive industries.

MuE Forum guest and alum Matthew Watson talks about his time working in the audio and automotive industries.


For MuE students, we know getting out there into the industry and research can be made possible through internships. A few senior MuE students and one grad student presented their experiences doing various research or an engineering internship.

MuE senior Jack Magann talks about his summer as a research assistant at Michigan State, involved in psychoacoustical experiments.

MuE senior Jack Magann talks about his summer as a research assistant at Michigan State, involved in psychoacoustical experiments.

MuE seniors Jamie Robinson and Amanda Abate talk about their summer interning and running a medical experiment dealing with audible medical alarms.

MuE seniors Jamie Robinson and Amanda Abate talk about their summer interning and running a medical experiment dealing with audible medical alarms.


Shure Inc. from Chicago has always got a steady stream of interns and hires from the MuE program, and next year is no exception. MuE students got to hear about What sort of engineering is going on at Shure, from wireless RF to acoustical to DSP. They also learned about the summer internship program, even with some MuE students interviewing for some of their opportunities!

UM electrical engineering alum and Shure engineer talks about the acoustical and electrical design of their electrostatic earbud system.

UM electrical engineering alum and Shure engineer talks about the acoustical and electrical design of their electrostatic earbud system.

Shure campus recruiter Lisa O'Brien tells the students how to get involved with the Shure summer internship program for 2018.

Shure campus recruiter Lisa O’Brien tells the students how to get involved with the Shure summer internship program for 2018.

Ross Penniman speaks about the engineering challenges of a wireless audio system.

Ross Penniman speaks about the engineering challenges of a wireless audio system.

Shure's headphone amplifier for the first electrostatic earbuds, an audiophile's dream.

Shure’s headphone amplifier for the first electrostatic earbuds, an audiophile’s dream.

GMuE alum Ross Penniman is always happy to be back on campus.

GMuE alum Ross Penniman is always happy to be back on campus.


World-famous recording engineer Bob Clearmountain and Apogee recording wizard Sergio Ruelas Jr. visited campus to rep their company, Apogee Electronics. Students got to hear all about how Bob and Sergio got to where they are today, hear and see some demos of both studio recordings and live recordings, and also check out some of the new gear Apogee has released.

Bob Clearmountain visits the Weeks Recording Studio.
Bob Clearmountain visits the Weeks Recording Studio.
Bob Clearmountain is a famous recording engineer and producer. He is also the husband of Betty Bennett, CEO of Apogee Electronics.
Bob Clearmountain is a famous recording engineer and producer. He is also the husband of Betty Bennett, CEO of Apogee Electronics.
Student's listen to some of Bob Clearmountain's most famous mixes, including "Let's Dance" by David Bowie, and "Start Me Up" by the Rolling Stones.
Student’s listen to some of Bob Clearmountain’s most famous mixes, including “Let’s Dance” by David Bowie, and “Start Me Up” by the Rolling Stones.
MuE students test out Apogee Electronic's latest gear, iPhone earbuds that can record the world around you using binaural recording techniques.
MuE students test out Apogee Electronic’s latest gear, iPhone earbuds that can record the world around you using binaural recording techniques.

This week’s forum guest was Alex Miglio, who graduated from MuE in ’04. He spoke about his industry experience as an engineer and how he uses some pretty unique tools to design and control totally customized media and entertainment systems.

MuE staff pose with alum Alex Miglio, who has been working as an desgin engineer, allowing people to control customized media systems.

MuE staff pose with alum Alex Miglio, who has been working as an desgin engineer, allowing people to control customized media systems


Hey Everyone!

As I’ve mentioned a few times, we will be having a MUE concert on Friday, December 2nd at 8:30 at the Rat. I realize that this is the same night as CAMFest and a few Recording Services gigs, but it was the only time we could come up with for this semester.

The rule is, if you have a band that would like to play in the concert, there must be at least 1 MUE in your group. If you are interested in performing (even if you have potential conflicts) please send me the following by this Saturday, the 26th:

-# of people in your group
-instrumentation
-# of songs you are playing (3 max)
-any time constraints or potential conflicts you have

You can email me at jxr375@miami.edu or send me a Facebook message, whatever is easier (as long as you do it by 11/26…)!

Happy Thansgiving!

Jamie Robinson
University of Miami ’18
Music Engineering
jxr375@miami.edu
robinsonjamiec@gmail.com


 

Date: November 13, 2015

Place: Volpe 101

When: 1:25-2:15pm

 

This week, we are excited to have MuE alumni Brandie Lane visit us at forum!

Brandie currently serves as an United States Army staff sergeant and the non-commissioned officer-in-charge of the audio section with the West Point Band, located at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY. Prior to joining the United States Army, Brandie held the position of head audio engineer at GRAMMY winning Sono Luminus, an independent classical label in northern Virginia. In her free time, Brandie serves as an adjunct faculty member at New York University’s Steinhardt School and as a freelance audio engineer/consultant in the Hudson Valley area.

Her accolades include a 2010 GRAMMY Award for “Best Engineered Album, Classical”, engineering credits on 2010 and 2008 GRAMMY nominated albums, a 2005 Downbeat Award for “Best Engineering for a Live Recording” and an “Award of Excellence” from the 2007 Audio Engineering Society High Resolution Recording Competition. Her military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Achievement Medal.

Her professional affiliations include membership with the Audio Engineering Society, where she frequently serves as a judge and panel member, and voting membership with the The Recording Academy (Producers and Engineers Wing).

In addition, Staff Sergeant Devin Vance will give a brief overview about audio engineer opportunities in the entire Army Music field. Should be a very exciting forum!

See You There!


Date: November 6, 2015

Place: Volpe 101

When: 1:25-2:15pm

This week, we are honored and delighted to have Shure visit us in forum! We will be hearing from Catherine Nevsimal, Lisa O’Brien, GMuE alumni Ross Penniman, and MuE alumni Daniel Dyre-Greensite. It will be an excellent opportunity to hear from a major audio company.
See you there!

Date: October 16, 2015

Place: Volpe 101

When: 1:25-2:15pm

This week, we are glad to have GMuE alumni Daniel Avissar as our guest! He is currently the mobile product manager for Waves Audio, and will he talk about some of his current projects.
See you there!