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Meeting held Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 7:30pm, DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, WA
The PNW Section held an unusual July meeting in order to present renowned engineer/producer,
Sylvia has worked with the likes of Tool, System of a Down, Johnny Cash, Prince, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sevendust, and Tom Petty. Billed as "An Unhinged Evening with Sylvia Massy," she spoke about concepts shown in her recent self-illustrated book,
encouraging unusual, offbeat, perhaps oddball ways to get music recorded. Over 95 persons attended (about 30 were AES members) at the DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, WA.
After introductions by PNW Vice-Chair Dana Olson and Committeeperson Bill Gibson, Sylvia's talk explored some wild and weird ways to record sound, including using inexpensive or unusual mics; pickles, potatoes or cheese in speaker wires; garden hose delay lines, and how to record a live chicken.
After a refreshment break, some door prizes were awarded, courtesy of Rowman & Littlefield books (formerly Hal Leonard books).
Finally, Sylvia signed mini-posters and posed for many selfies with attendees.
Reported by Gary Louie, PNW Section Secretary