The Audio Engineering Society (AES) Nashville hosted its annual Spring Mixer student mixing competition at Viacom Studios on April 23. Belmont’s team, “We Dim Boyz,” took second place in the event. The team consisted of AES student members Shane Bauman, Dave Villa, Cory Wilhite and Luke Woodward.
Teams from six audio programs throughout the Middle Tennessee region, including Belmont University, Blackbird Academy, The Art Institute of Tennessee, MTSU, Nashville State Community College and the School of Audio Engineering, mixed a song chosen by the AES committee in identical mixing suites, courtesy of CMT. The final mixes were submitted to a panel of six judges for review based on the AES mix criteria. The results were presented at the Spring Mixer event, held at West End United Methodist Church, where students, educators and industry professionals listened to pieces of the student mixes and the judges’ critiques.