Nick, Philippe, and Shawn

Nick Allen :

Nick is a senior in the UMass-Lowell Sound Recording Technology Program. Nick came to UML to pursue his interest in the technology of recorded music. At UML, Nick’s principle instrument is percussion, and he is a member of the University Wind Ensemble. With this directed study as a foundation, Nick plans to further his study in how room acoustics affect recordings.

Philippe LeSaux :

Music was introduced to Philippe at an early age by his family, many of whom were/are musicians. Philippe started playing music in 3rd grade, first on the saxophone, then bass and guitar. Since middle school, he's been interested in technology, which led to an interest in sound recording. Currently a senior in the SRT program, Philippe writes/records his own music as a hobby and plans on getting into the audio for visual field in New York in the summer of 2009.

Shawn Bernardo :

Shawn fell in love with music when his older brother introduced him to Greenday’s album “Dookie” at a young age. Shortly after, he picked up a guitar and started learning pop punk songs with his friends. His interest in the fusion of music and recording come about with his first experience with his band in a recording studio. Shawn particularly felt something new and exciting when the recording engineer panned his guitar tracks hard left and right. He begun exploring the recording process and studied it at UMass Lowell, majoring in Sound Recording Technology. Shawn is currently pursuing a career in sound design for video games.

Professor Alex Case :

Alex Case is the Graduate Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Sound Recording Technology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. An active member of the Audio Engineering Society (serving on 4 committees), and a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, Case is an engineer, educator, and author who speaks frequently on audio and acoustics worldwide (Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, Berklee College of Music, Boston College, Emerson College, Fermatta Academy of Music in Mexico City, McGill University, New England Institute of Art, New York University, Pennsylvania State University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and elsewhere).

His research focuses heavily on the technical foundations, creative motivations, and aesthetic merit of recording and signal processing techniques used in multitrack production. Case is a widely published author, with over 100 articles appearing in multiple journals, and many dozens of papers and tutorials presented at professional society meetings and conferences. His book, Sound FX • Unlocking the Creative Potential of Recording Studio Effects, is the definitive resource on audio signal processing.

Case holds a M.S. in Architectural Acoustics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a B.M. in Music Production and Engineering from the Berklee College of Music, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University.

Alex Case
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