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AES launches online EDM Academy

AES launches online EDM Academy

AES launches online EDM Academy


The AES is set to premiere its first-ever EDM Academy event on 11 March 2021. The one-day online event will focus on technology, tools and techniques to enhance EDM sessions and performances, with industry pros guiding attendees through a host of topical sessions covering both the artistry and techniques used by today’s most popular EDM artists and producers.

Slated sessions include: The Most Important Tool in your Arsenal, in which AES EDM Academy co-chair Alexandra Bartles takes a look at the most important tool in any studio, human hearing. Bartles will share critical knowledge about how hearing works and how to protect it.

Education to Industry as an Artist – In this session, the Funk Cartel brothers, Rory and Cam Cochrane, discuss their self-driven artist development strategies, the importance of understanding the audio engineering aspect of music production and how they continue to carve out their place in the music industry.

Do Your Kicks Punch? Dr Rick Snoman gives insight on how to tighten up the most important element in an electronic dance track, the kick drum. Snoman will look at the different methods used to synthesise kick drums, alongside the various ways to use processing to ensure that kicks punch through the track and translate properly to the dance floor.

An Insight into Roska and the UK Funky Genre. Continuing his journey as a pioneer of the Funky House sound via his more than 100 releases on the Roska Kicks & Snares (RKS) imprint, Roska has welcomed the likes of MA1, Champion, Murder He Wrote, DJ POLO and DJ MOTU to the label since its inception in 2010.

Studio Monitoring 101. A comprehensive session on the correct set-up, placement and types of studio monitoring for EDM production presented by Stephan Mauer, head of product at ADAM Audio since 2018.

Visit for AES EDM Academy registration, preliminary session information and presenter bios.

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