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AES McGill Chapter & HHB Canada Present: An Evening with Royer Labs & Mojave Audio

Monday, October 27th, 2014

HHB Communications Canada and the McGill University chapter of the Audio Engineering Society have will be presenting a workshop and presentation by Royer Labs co-founder/owner John Jennings and Mojave Audio President Dusty Wakeman on Oct. 30 in Montreal. This event wil offer an in-depth look at how ribbons and condensers work and what they do, with an ample assortment of sound samples, mic comparisons and recorded tracks from well-known artists.

Royer Labs’ John Jennings picking up a 2014 TEC Award.

Royer Labs’ John Jennings picking up a 2014 TEC Award.

John Jennings, also a co-founder of Mojave Audio, has worked with David Royer since 1996. Their early discussions about ribbon microphones led to the opening of Royer Labs in 1998, where Royer’s unique modern ribbon microphone designs led to the renewed popularity of ribbon mics in mainstream recording. John serves as Royer’s VP of Sales and Marketing. His Ribbons-101 class, distilled from years of discussions with David Royer and hundreds of studio sessions (on both sides of the glass), explains why ribbons sound so natural, how ribbons do what they do, and the unique qualifications of ribbon microphones in digital recording.


Mojave Audio President Dusty Wakeman

Mojave Audio President Dusty Wakeman

In his 35 years in the music business, Dusty Wakeman has worn many hats – producer, engineer, musician, and owner/manager of Los Angeles based Mad Dog Studios. His work with Dwight Yoakam, Lucinda Williams, Roy Orbison, Michelle Shocked, Buck Owens, and many other artists has helped generate a number of multi-platinum and Grammy-winning records. Looking for a ‘lifestyle change’ after 25 years of constant engineering, producing records and touring, Dusty came across the prototype for the MA-200. His enthusiasm for the new brand led to Wakeman joining Mojave Audio in September of 2005. His in-depth knowledge of recording, understanding of the importance of choosing the right microphone for the job, and ability to share his experience make Dusty’s seminars and recording sessions extremely informative events. Dusty serves as president of Mojave Audio.

Live Recording Session with George Massenburg and a McGill University Jazz Quartet

George Massenburg’s engineering and producing credits include Billy Joel, Kenny Loggins, Journey, Madeleine Peyroux, James Taylor, Randy Newman, Lyle Lovett, Aaron Neville, Little Feat, Michael Ruff, Toto, The Dixie Chicks, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Linda Ronstadt, among others. Individually or collaboratively, he has participated in over two hundred record albums during the past 40 years. He has designed, built and managed several recording studios, notably “ITI” Studios in Huntsville, Maryland and “The Complex” in Los Angeles. He has in addition, contributed acoustical and architectural designs to many others, including “Skywalker Sound” and “The Site” in Marin County.

Event Time & Location

October 30, 2014 from 6-9 p.m.
Schulich School of Music
New Music Building
Floor -2 (minus)
527 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, QC H3A 1E3

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