Meeting Report — October 14, 2008

Date: October 14, 2008 7:00 PM
Topic: Roundtable Discussion of Recent FCC Wireless Microphone Regulations
Business: Discussion regarding possible future meeting topics.
Place: ESCO Communications, 8940 Vincennes Circle – Indianapolis, IN

This was a roundtable discussion by various members of the AES and the SBE regarding the current status of the change to Digital Broadcasting in February 2009 and its expected effect on the use of wireless microphones.

Meeting Report — November 7, 2007

Date: November 7, 2007 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Place: ESCO Communications, 8940 Vincennes Circle – Indianapolis, IN

Don Keele has worked in the sound industry since his first engineering job, starting with Electro-Voice:1972, Klipsch: 1977, JBL:1978-1984, Crown International: 1985-1991, Audio Magazine: 1990-2000, and Harman since 2000. Keele has two BS degrees in EE and Physics, and graduated from Brigham Young Unversity with an MSEE with a minor in acoustics.

He worked on EV’s line of large-format constant directivity horns the HR9040, HR6040, and HR4020, JBL’s first series of Bi-Radial horns the 2360, 2365, and 2366, and JBL’s 4430 and 4435 Bi-Radial Studio Monitors, the 2404 tweeter, and the 4660 defined-coverage loudspeaker system. In 2005 he joined the Harman corporate R&D group working under Floyd Toole after working for four years at the Harman/Becker Automotive Systems division in the advanced technology development group. Currently he is back at Harman/Becker working in the “Simulation and Virtual Acoustics” group. He holds three patents and has five pending.

Don is a fellow of the AES and also got to kiss Charlize Theron in 2002 when he received a Scientific and Engineering Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for work he did on JBL’s Cinema constant directivity loudspeakers.

Meeting Report — October 25, 2006

Date: October 25, 2006 Time: 7pm
Topic: Theatre Sound Design by David Budries, Chair of Sound Design Program, Yale University. (sponsored by the BSU student section)
Tour: See the Ball State University Music Technology studios.
Place: Ball State University, Music Instruction Building. 1809 W. Riverside Ave. Muncie IN. Room: 216 (on the second floor, go through the glass double doors adjacent to room 213~follow the signs to room 216.)

David Budries (Sound Designer) has New York design credits that include Ah, Wilderness; A Long Day’s Journey into Night; Our Country’s Good; Other People’s Money; Measure for Measure; And A Nightingale Sang; From the Mississippi Delta; Search and Destroy; End of the Day; Playland; and Marisol. His regional designs include productions at Center Stage, McCarter Theatre Center, Dallas Theater Center, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, Trinity Repertory Company, Alliance Theatre Company, Portland Stage Company, Westport Country Playhouse, and other regional theatres. Mr. Budries chairs the sound design program for the Yale School of Drama and is a freelance radio and music producer.