January 2023 Newsletter

 New Year’s Greetings to AES members of the Indiana Section
This is the first edition newsletter for members of the AES – Indiana Section.  We hope to provide newsletters on a semi-annual basis, to keep members informed of upcoming events, and to foster a greater sense of community and connectedness among area audio professionals. 
We are now the INDIANA Section!
After years of pondering the possibility of changing our Section name to the Indiana Section, we have finally been able to realize that goal.  The name change was officially approved by the AES Board of Governors, July 2022.  Thank you for your support in voting for this change.  We also thank Bill Schulenburg, Central Region VP, for his support and guidance through this process. 
The Executive Committee felt it was important to provide a stronger link – a sense of belonging to AES, even though one may never get to an in-person event in our geographic area.  Words and names convey meanings – in our case, feedback revealed that “central” Indiana had created a sense of exclusion for some members outside that area.  The Indiana Section is a resource and connection point for AES members who live or work anywhere in the state! 
Meeting topics and/or presentations being developed or considered for 2023
The Executive Committee plans to have at least six (6) meetings/events per year.  Obviously, this may vary depending on availability, scheduling and even weather.  Numerous ideas and possible meeting topics are in various planning stages: 

  • Career panel event
  • House of worship tour
  • Local recording studio visit
  • Sports broadcasting
  • Multi-media staging & production
  • Local/state manufacturer update/presentation
  • Audio over IP/Dante/Dante Domain Manager/AES67
  • Sound design for theatrical production
  • Tour/meeting – consortium of studio facilities

Please watch your email for announcements of upcoming events.

Member input
Your input, feedback and ideas for Section activities are important and always welcome.  New developments, approaches and technologies call for our attention.  We strive to be a part of today’s and tomorrow’s audio industries, while respecting the past and all that has brought us together. 

Bi-annual Election & Membership
The Indiana Section, established in 1975, is a small Section in a relatively small state.  Officers and Committee members are volunteers from among our members.   Encouraging AES membership and actively participating in Section events is the primary way to ensure and grow our Section and its profile in the area.  New leaders, bringing various backgrounds, are critical to the continuation of an active and meaningful Section.  Our bi-annual election of officers and committee members is coming up later this year.  As that time approaches, please consider stepping up to serve on the Executive Committee.  Questions about serving, terms, etc. should be directed to:  indianaaes@gmail.com

AES Member Benefits
The AES organization has constantly been seeking ways to offer meaningful benefits to its members.  Here are just a few:
Benefits & Discounts
AES members enjoy the lowest prices for AES events, publications, and merchandise, plus exclusive discounts from our partners.
AES event discounts                                                   
AES store discounts               
AES partner discounts
30% discount off Focal Press books              
Discounts on Apple products (USA/Canada, Japan)
20% discount on Sound Particles software               
Discounts on Dell products (USA only)

Also, the Live Video-on-demand Library has hundreds of recordings on many topics.  

Some helpful links:
Need to update your AES Member Profile?  Sign In to the AES Portal
Indiana Section website:  www.indianaaes.org
AES Live Videos:  Audio Engineering Society (digitellinc.com)

Indiana Executive Committee – Officers & Members

Jay Dill, Chair
Nate Sparks, Vice-Chair
Brett Leonard, Secretary
Phil Hodson, Treasurer
Barrie Zimmerman
Matt Cast
AJ Fager
Jeff Gardner
Tim Hsu
Luke Molloy
Sean Rollins