Music Producer Young Guru to Speak at AES

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Young Guru
Music Producer & Audio Engineer Young Guru

For those of you who have been living under a rock, the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention starts in New York this Thursday.

There are many seminars and workshops worth going to this year, but the one that I would put at the top of my list is the presentation by Young Guru entitled "Era of the Engineer".

If you're not familiar with him, he has over 10 years experience doing engineering and production work for Roc-A-Fella and Def Jam, and his credits include Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, and Beyonce.

The presentation, which will be held twice- once at Saturday from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm in Room 1E06 and again at Sunday from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm in Room 1E15/16, will be all about the emergence of a new generation of do-it-yourself engineers, analyzing and demonstrating what it means for the culture at large.

Another group of sessions well worth going to are the ones which will be led by Professor Alex U. Case of the University of Massachusetts:

And the corresponding workshops with additional panelists:

  • Compression - David Derr, Empirical Labs - Dave Hill, Crane Song - Colin McDowell, McDSP
  • Equalization - Francis Rumsey, Logophon - Nir Averbuch, Sound Radix - George Massenburg, Schulich School of Music, McGill University - Saul Walker, New York University
  • Distortion - Jan Berg, LuleĆ„ University of Technology - Ken Bogdanowicz, SoundToys - Marc Gallo, Studio Devil - Aaron Wishnick, iZotope
  • Reverb - Joshua D. Reiss, Queen Mary University of London - Michael Carnes, Exponential Audio - Casey Dowdell, Bricasti

For a complete list of events at this year's AES go to