NEW YORK: A frequent contributor to AES Convention events, WSDG Walters-Storyk Design Group, founding partner John Storyk will chair two panel discussions at the 143rd AES Convention at NY’s Javits Center next month. WSDG partner/project manager Joshua Morris will also participate in an AES panel event. Additionally, WSDG will be represented in the Exhibition Hall at Booth #433
Wednesday October 18, from 9AM until 10:30AM in RM 1E08, Joshua Morris will contribute to Designing and Constructing a Radio Performance Space. This panel will address “Balancing the different requirements for various uses and rethinking traditional designs for single-use spaces.” Chaired by David Prentice of Dale Pro Audio (NY), the panel will include Steve Shultis of New York Public Radio, and Jeff Smith of iHeart Media.
Also on Oct. 18, in RM 1E15/16, John Storyk will chair Immersive Studio Design. This panel will address production/mixing requirements of this swiftly established innovation in sound presentation. In a few brief years Immersive Sound, a format which has been adopted for the production of almost 90% of today’s feature films. Studios must consider such issues as aesthetics, ergonomics, and master planning when adapting to the technical and acoustic design requirements for creating optimal immersive sound. This panel will include NYU Steinhardt/Dolan Music Technology Center professors Paul Geluso and Tom Beyer, Mix 2 Go studio owner/ Sennheiser Rep Daniel Reis, and Latin Grammy award-winning engineer/WSDG partner Renato Cipriano.
Friday, October 20 from 10:15AM to Noon on Stage 2 in the Main Exhibition Hall, at Project Studio Expo, John Storyk will chair New Frontiers In Project Studios. In keeping with the evolution of business and production models and tools employed by artists, engineers and producers, creative new, cost effective and, sonically brilliant formats are being introduced at a mind-blurring velocity. This wealth of options quickens shifts in thinking about studio size, ergonomics, acoustic requirements and architecture. This panel will include Award-winning producer/ engineer Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Beatles), David Rosenthal (musical director for Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, etc.), Tony Award-winning sound designer Peter Hylenski and, producer / engineer Scott M. Riesett (Harry Connick, Jr., John Mayer, Boyz II Men, etc).
KEXP Radio Control Room View into Performance Space
The Church Studios London Writing Room
NYU Steinhard / Dolan Center 3D Audio Suite
WSDG, a media facility design and consulting firm has collaborated on over 3500 audio /video facilities worldwide. Credits include Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady Studios (1969); NYC’s Jazz At Lincoln Center and, Le Poisson Rouge; broadcast facilities for The Food Network, ESPN, and WNET; major education complexes for NYU, The Art Institutes and Berklee College of Music, Valencia and Boston (2015 TEC winner); and media rooms for such corporate clients as Hoffman La Roche and Sony. Studio projects include NYC’s Jungle City for award winning engineer, Ann Mincieli, Green Day, Jay-Z, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, and Paul Epworth’s The Church Studios (London). And, film composers Carter Burwell (US), A.R. Rahman (India). WSDG principals John Storyk, Beth Walters, Sergio Molho, Silvia Molho, Renato Cipriano, and Dirk Noy lecture frequently at universities and industry events, and contribute regularly to industry publications. WSDG has collaborated with such noted architects as Frank Gehry, Norman Foster and Phillipe Stark. An eleven-time winner of the NAMM TEC Award for outstanding achievement in Acoustics/Facility Design, WSDG maintains offices in New York, Miami, Buenos Aires (Argentina), Belo Horizonte (Brazil), Berlin, Germany and Basel (Switzerland), and representatives in Barcelona, Moscow, Guangzhou (China), Florence (Italy), Mexico City, Los Angeles and San Francisco.