John Stork, of Walters-Storyk Design Group presentation at Sonic Arts Center

John Stork, of Walters-Storyk Design Group the preeminent designer of architectural acoustics for recording studios and performance spaces, visited the Center in September and gave a presentation on “Architecture and Acoustics of Critical Listening Environments – A Look Towards Tomorrow’s Studios”. During the presentation John gave a concise history of recording studio design from an architectural acoustics point of view that included a look at Jimi Hendrix’s personal studio, Electric Lady, which John designed in 1969. His presentation also looked at designs of today and where studio design may be going in the future. After the lecture John came into our Control Room to visit with a class of third year students and engage them in conversation about the state of the music and audio technology industry and their future careers in this industry.

John Stork, of Walters-Storyk Design Group

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Leslie Mona-Mathus speaks to students

Leslie Mona-Mathus, Senior Audio Engineer for ABC News Advertising and Promotion came to the Center to discuss voice over recording and editing as well as sound design.  Leslie, who just won an Emmy for her editing and sound design work on a 20/20 promo spot, discussed the importance of clean, balanced voice over recordings and editing and sound design for optimal effect.  She played many example of her work for ABC and also discussed her path into the industry and early training with the seminal producer/engineer Elliot Scheiner.

Leslie Mona-Mathus of ABC News Advertising and Promotion

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