Posts Tagged ‘Larry the o’

Cogswell Audio Faculty Speak at AES Conference

Monday, September 27th, 2010

LarrytheOCogswell’s newest Digital Audio Technology faculty, Larry the O, is slated to speak at the upcoming Audio Engineering Society Conference in San Francisco in November. He will join Peter Drescher in a spirited “cage match” discussion about sound, music, interactive audio, game soundtracks, hardware, software and audio production.

The two met at Berklee College of Music in 1976 and have been arguing both sides of any audio issue ever since. Moderator, Steve Horowitz who will referee the match, will ask a series of questions and give the pair a specific amount of time to discuss it before the gong sounds.

Topics might include:

  • How many audio file formats do you really need?
  • Giving the producer what they want, even when they have no idea what that is
  • Just exactly what IS “audio quality”?
  • Analog vs. Digital, Tubes vs. Transistors, Tape vs. Hard drive, Vinyl vs. CD – Improved technology has made audio production better, right?
  • You say that sounds “annoying” like it’s a bad thing!
  • “I promise never to program a computer to play something I can’t” (aaaand … fight!)
  • Buying gear and maintaining your studio: hardware, software, musical instruments vs. planned obsolescence and audio business models
  • “We need it yesterday” – planning and timing of audio projects (Larry’s fireside rant)

Larry the O, Toys In the Attic principal, joined the Cogswell faculty this semester and will be teaching Studio Recording 1, a required course in the Digital Audio Production track of the DAT program.

-Bonnie Phelps, Dean of Institutional Advancement

Cogswell Announces New Audio Faculty, Larry ‘the O’

Monday, September 20th, 2010

LarrytheOToys In the Attic principal Larry the O is now an adjunct faculty member in the B.S. Digital Audio Technology program at Cogswell Polytechnical College in Sunnyvale, Calif. Located in the beating heart of Silicon Valley, Cogswell has provided technical and engineering education in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1887, and began offering degrees in digital media production early in the game. In his first term, the O will be teaching Studio Recording 1, a required course in the Digital Audio Production track of the DAT program. The DAT Program, under the direction of Dr. Tim Duncan, gives students a thorough conceptual and theoretical grounding, in an environment that emphasizes real-world production situations.

Toys In the Attic is a unique company providing a variety of creative and production services in the areas of music and professional audio. The company consists of two divisions which provide services in two basic categories:

Production creates and/or shapes sound content. Services include: Music Composition, Sound Design, Music Production and Dialog Production.

Communications provides the highest quality writing and editing services, specializing in the presentation of audio or music technology.

-Bonnie Phelps, Dean of Institutional Advancement