AES European Student Summit 2015 | Berklee Valencia Campus


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AES European Student Summit 2015

Presented by:  Berklee College of Music and the Audio Engineering Society (AES)
Where: Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía - Anexo Sur Avenida Profesor Lopez Piñero, 1 46013 Valencia (Spain)
When: Friday September 11, 2015, 9:00AM to Sunday September 13, 4:00PM
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Registration: Free event for all AES Student and Recent Graduate Members

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Berklee College of Music’s Valencia Campus is very pleased to be hosting the 2015 Audio Engineering Society (AES) European Student Summit from September 11th to September 13th.

Founded in 1948, the Audio Engineering Society is the world’s only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology and has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide by promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge and research.

We look forward to a weekend full of workshops, sessions, networking, and music with renowned producers, engineers and artists from around the globe!

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Speakers and Workshop Presenters

Frank Filipetti - Producer, Engineer and Mixer (Keynote Speaker)

frankfilipetti-aesFrank Filipetti is a six-time Grammy-winning music producer, engineer and mixer with a penchant for platinum-selling success.

Frank earned his first #1 album with Foreigner’s triple-platinum Agent Provocateur, led by the platinum #1 U.S. and U.K. single, “I Want To Know What Love Is”. He co-produced Foreigner’s platinum Inside Information; KISS’ platinum Lick It Up; Carly Simon’s platinum Coming Around Again; and Rod Stewart’s multi-platinum albums, the triple-platinum, It Had To Be You: The Great American Songbook and the double-platinum As Time Goes By: The Great American Songbook, Vol. 2.

Filipetti has worked on albums for Barbra Streisand, George Michael, Luciano Pavarotti, Billy Joel, Andrea Bocelli, Elton John, Frank Zappa, Korn and James Taylor.
It’s James Taylor’s Hourglass that earned Frank two Grammy Awards for Best Engineered Album and (as producer) Best Pop Album.

For Original Broadway Cast Albums, Frank’s had four Grammy winners---The Book of Mormon, Spamalot, Wicked and Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida. He’s also produced and/or engineered and mixed The Color Purple, Boy From Oz, Company, Passing Strange, Newsies, Motown The Musical, Gigi, Aladdin, to name a few.

Currently, Frank is mixing Mika’s live album with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

Read more about Frank Filipetti

Stephen Webber - Musician, Composer, DJ, Record Producer, and Studio Designer

Stephen_Webber"When I started teaching remixing, it meant something totally different than what it means today. Then, it meant redoing musical parts and getting a better mix. Now it means preparing a dance, trance, jungle, or house remix. Today, many remixers are DJs, and studying their work is how I learned about using the turntable as a musical instrument. In 1997, one of my students brought in a video of a championship DJ competition. It just blew my socks off, and I thought, 'I've got to do that!' I bought a pair of turntables, set them up in my basement, and started practicing—much to the chagrin of my family. They thought I'd totally lost it.

"People take it for granted today that jazz is serious music worthy of the same disciplined study as classical music. But when Berklee began teaching jazz improvisation in the 1940s and rock guitar in the 1960s, most other music schools perceived those musical forms as a threat to 'serious' music. It's the same situation with hip-hop and turntablism today.

"I think this is an important cultural movement. Hip-hop has been widely misunderstood and misrepresented in the media. To me, it is urban folk music that originated in the Bronx. DJs are the musicians of the culture, and the turntable is their instrument. The level of performance is incredibly high, and the creativity involved in developing different techniques is amazing."

Ian Kagey - Recording and Mix Engineer, Producer, Technician, and Musician

ianIan Kagey is an experienced sound technician, engineer, and musician with skills in live and studio recording, sound design, editing and mixing. He is currently one of the faculty members of the Music Production, Technology, and Innovation Master's Program offered by Berklee College of Music, where he also works as a member of the technical staff.

A graduate of Berklee College of Music, the New York state native started his professional career at New York City’s MSR Studios (formerly Right Track Recording) as technician and an assistant engineer. At MSR, Ian worked on many diverse sessions ranging from Broadway shows such as Book of Mormon, Catch Me if You Can, Anything Goes and The Addams Family; to film mixes such as Extremely Loud Incredibly Close, The Adjustment Bureau, and Tower Heist; as well as popular music recordings with renown artists such as Madonna and The Roots.

Ian has also worked extensively as a freelance engineer, editing and recording for composers including Marc Shaiman, Jason Robert Brown and Joe Iconis, as well as mixing film scores for Lucio Godoy and Laura Karpman.

In the field of sound design, Ian has experience with both professional opera and theatre companies, and worked as the Technical Manager of the National Opera Center in New York helping to open the facility in September of 2012.

Ben Cantil - Producer, Synthesist, Sound Designer, Performer, DJ, and VJ

benBen Cantil (aka Encanti) is a music producer, synthesist, sound designer, performer, DJ, VJ, and electronic music teacher. As a pro synthesist, Encanti has worked on projects with noteable companies Ableton, Cakewalk, Izotope, Source Audio, and Keith McMillen Instruments. Encanti has also worked on visual shows for EOTO and Shpongle, as well as having performed as a member of Shpongle Live's USA Ensemble.
In the A/V duo Zebbler Encanti Experience, Encanti takes a novel approach to producing and performing electronic dance music, trademaked by combining heavy experimental dubstep with mind-bending synchronized visual accompaniment by VJ Zebbler.
Eduardo Tarilonte - Virtual Instrument Developer and Composer

Eduardo TarilonteEduardo Tarilonte is an award-winning sample library developer. He is the creator of libraries such as Forest Kingdom, Epic World, Era Medieval Legends, Cantus, Mystica, Shevannai, Desert Winds, etc.
He has been awarded with several 5 stars from Sound on Sound, and many other awards from the most prestigious magazines. In 2014, "Shevannai, the voice of elves" was awarded with the Gold Medal to the Sample Library of the year by MusicTech magazine.
His libraries are used by many top Hollywood composers and featured in many films and tv series, documentaries, etc. He started his career as a composer in 1992 and in 2005 as a sample library developer. Best Service is currently releasing and distributing his libraries.
Nacho Marco - Nacho Marco - DJ, Producer, Label Owner, Synth Collector, Tester and Demonstrator

Nacho MarcoBorn in Valencia in 1976, he is today one of the most respected djs and prolific producers on the Spanish electronic music scene. Recognized as a boy prodigy in music, he started playing records at the age of 15 and started producing his first house tracks in 1999. Soon his production was released in various independent labels like Odori, Alola, Future Groove/Mute (UK), Shinichi (USA), D.Press Industries (ESP), Exun (GER) or Hypnotic Music (FRA). His music is a reference for renown djs like Laurent Garnier, John Digweed, Faithless, Satoshie Tomiie and Tony Humphries.

In 2007 he sets up his own label LOUDEAST RECORDS, with the special collaboration of his partners Duckbeats, Mike Shannon, The Timewriter, Terry Lee Brown Jr, Garcynoise, Leandro Gámez and Wagon Cookin, focused on the release of the best deep, electronic house music, of remarkable elegance and know-how.The label ́s rooster counts now with artists like Fred Everything, Solid Gold Playaz, KiNK, Mark Broom, Frank Solano, Owain K or Silver City.

He directs his own radio show LOUDEAST FM, a programme that is broadcasted weekly by MEGA RADIO (Valencia), SCANNER FM (Barcelona), IBIZA SONICA FM (Ibiza) and CLUB FM (Macedonia), RADIO KLUB (France), I LOVE RADIO (Italy). It can be listened to worldwide throught the net, Tuesdays from 21.00 to 22.00 @

Read more about Nacho Marco.

Additional presenters and workshop schedule information coming soon. The final schedule and speakers are subject to change.

Who Can Attend

The 2015 European Student Summit will be open to and free for all AES Student and Recent Graduate Members who register for the event. If you aren't a member and wish to join the AES for $39 USD, visit

Where to Stay

The Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía is situated in the City of Arts and Sciences, one of Valencia's most iconic tourist attractions. Valencia offers a variety of accommodation options for every budget. Click below to see some options for hotels and hostals in the area. There are also many tourist apartments available through websites such as AirBnB.

Hotels and Hostals in Valencia

Valencia Flats Holiday Apartments

  • Phone number: +34 96 335 6793
  • Email Address:
  • Website:
  • Neighborhood: Av. Instituto Obrero, 20. 46013, Valencia, España
  • Distance from Berklee: 360 meters (5 min walking)

Russafa Youth Hostel

  • Phone number: +34 963 289 460
  • Email Address:
  • Website:
  • Neighborhood: Padre Perera, 5 – 1st, 46006, Valencia España
  • Distance from Berklee: 1.8 km (23 min walking)

Hostal Waksman

  • Phone number: +34 963 337 214
  • Email Address: Directly in the hostel web page under the “Contact Us” tab
  • Website:
  • Neighborhood: C/ Avda. Doctor Waksman, 29, 46006, Valencia, España
  • Distance from Berklee: 1.6 km (21 min walking)

Pensión Universal Valencia

  • Phone number: +34 963 515 384
  • Email Address: Directly under the “Location/Contact” tab
  • Website:
  • Neighborhood: Calle de las Barcas 5 -2ª - 46002 Valencia, España
  • Distance from Berklee: 2.5 km (33 min walking)

Aqua Apartments Valencia

  • Phone number: +34 963 812 765 / +34 616 672 339
  • Email Address:
  • Website:
  • Neighborhood: Av. Mare Nostrum, 7 entr. 6 46120 Valencia, España
  • Distance from Berklee: 210 meters (3 min walking)

Urban Youth Hostel

  • Phone number: +34 963 212 129
  • Email Address:
  • Website:
  • Neighborhood: Av. Del Puerto 280. (42024) Valencia, España
  • Distance from Berklee: 2.1 km (26 min walking)

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