Podcast Studios / Acoustic Simulation / Studio Design Forecast 2070!

AES BOOTH 440:  WSDG will participate in multiple panels and lead a technical tour at this year’s 147th AES Convention. These events are designed to both educate attendees and inspire them to explore current and future trends in our industry.

Entrance to Gimlet Media Podcast Production Studios photo by Cheryl Fleming Photography
Entrance to Gimlet Media Podcast Production Studios photo by Cheryl Fleming Photography

On Wednesday, October 16, 10:30am - Noon WSDG Founding Partner, John Storyk and Partner/Director of Production, Romina Larregina will co-chair Podcast Production Studios a discussion on the parallels and contrasts of several recently completed Podcast facilities.  Participants include Stitcher Studios (Scripps) Chief Engineer, John DeLore  Gimlet Media (Spotify), Technical Director, Austin Thompson and veteran systems designer Judy Elliott Brown to detail podcast engineering design challenges.

WSDG Acoustic Lab VR Operator
WSDG Acoustic Lab VR Operator

 Also on Wednesday, October 16, 4:45pm – 5:45pm WSDG Partner, Dirk Noy, director of design, Renato Cipriano, and director of research, Dr. Peter D'Antonio will present New Developments In Acoustic Simulation, a tutorial on the evolution of methodology for developing and predicting audio and room modeling simulations during design and pre-construction.  Dr. D'Antonio, will discuss the development of iterative low frequency analysis.

 On Thursday, October, 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm, AES Broadcast Committee Chair, David Bialik will host a tour of recently completed Stitcher Podcast Studios.  The tour will be conducted by Stitcher Chief Engineer, John DeLore and WSDG Partner/Director of Production, Romina Larregina.  A limited number of tickets (20) will be available at the AES Reception Desk in the Javets Center Lobby.

On Friday, October 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm WSDG Founding Partner, John Storyk and a panel of special guests including award-winning producer/engineer Eddie Kramer, Grammy-winning engineer/Jungle City Studio owner, Ann Mincieli, multi-Grammy winning producer/ engineers Steve Berkowitz, and Jimmy Douglass, and Billy Joel's musical director David Rosenthal, will join the panel and gaze into their crystal balls to consider potential options for Studio Design for 2070.

John Storyk and  Eddie Kramer at the original entrance to Electric Lady Studios (Circa 1969)
John Storyk and  Eddie Kramer at the original entrance to Electric Lady Studios (Circa 1969)

“This will be an exciting and informative three days,” John Storyk remarked.  “And we are  looking forward to meeting many new and long-established friends at our Exhibition Booth #440, where we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of my first recording studio design commission, Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady.”

Stitcher Photographed by John Muggenborg


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For over 50 years, acoustic consulting and A/V integration firm WSDG has designed nearly 3,500 media production facilities worldwide and counting. Projects range from Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studio and Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, to broadcast facilities for The Food Network, CBS and WNET, over 20 teaching studios for The Art Institutes, and corporate clients such as Sony, IBM and Novartis. Recent credits include Jungle City in New York, The Church Studios in London, private studios for Green Day, Jay-Z, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Jack Antonoff, J Cole, Harry Connick Jr., and Academy Award-nominated film composer Carter Burwell. WSDG has collaborated with such noted architects as Frank Gehry, Philippe Stark, Rafael Viñoly, Santiago Calatrava, Grimshaw, and Norman Foster.  An 11-time winner of the prestigious pro audio NAMM TEC Award for outstanding achievement in Acoustics/Facility Design, WSDG maintains U.S. offices in New York, Washington, DC, San Francisco and Miami and global offices in Barcelona, Basel, Berlin, Belo Horizonte, Buenos Aires, Guangzhou, Mexico City and Mumbai.

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