Meetings & Events

Our next meeting is next week, please save the date and join us!

Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Presentation: Alex Case presents 
              “Compression – How to Hear It, So You Can Better Use It”
Location: One Drexel Plaza, 3025 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Cost: FREE
RSVP: by January 4th, 2019.

Schedule of Events:

6:00 pm -7:30 pm: Presentation

7:45 pm: Social Gathering @ The Market Tavern (formally Slainte)

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Compression – How to Hear It, So You Can Better Use It. From pop music recordings to public address systems, dynamic range compressors are an inevitable part, somewhere along the way, of almost every audio signal’s journey from source to listener. The device which rides gain can defend hearing and protect equipment from the hazards of too much level. But unwanted sonic artifacts – frequently as hard to hear as they are to describe – often accompany compression. Audio signal processing expert, author, and educator, Alex U. Case tours the many uses of compression and offers listening tips for identifying its use, and misuse, from sound recordings to sound systems. 

Alex U. Case, Past President of the Audio Engineering Society, is a total audio junkie who has dedicated his professional life to the study of the history, aesthetics, perception, signal processing, electro-acoustics and room acoustics for creating and enjoying sound recordings. Alex U. Case is an Associate Professor of Sound Recording Technology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, in the United States. 

His research and professional activities focus heavily on the technical foundations, creative motivations, historic context, 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 industry trade publications. He has written the authoritative guide to audio signal processing in multitrack production, Sound FX – Unlocking the Creative Potential of Recording Studio Effects, published by Focal Press. Applying signal processing at the all-important mixdown session is covered in his book, Mix Smart – Pro Audio Tips for Your Multitrack Mix. Case is also an author for’s Audio Channel of online, media-rich learning experiences. He is the author of four titles, including Foundations of Audio: Delay and Modulation and Foundations of Audio: Reverb.

A Fellow in the Audio Engineering Society, Case serves on the Education Committee (past Chair) and the Membership Committee (Co-Chair). He has been a featured speaker and panelist for regional meetings around the world, and instructed dozens of standing-room only tutorials at AES International Conventions. Case is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, serves the Technical Committee for Architectural Acoustics (past Chair), Technical Committee for Noise, Membership Committee, Publications Policy Committee, and has been an invited contributor of many dozens of papers.

Check out his blog, – The Study of Recording, for tips, insights, and audio references that illustrate all aspects of recording and mixing.