Thursday March 11, 2021
Sessions 10am – 5pm ET

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Welcome to the first AES EDM Academy!
This one day online event focuses Sampling, Loops and solutions for DAW use with EDM, plus hints and tips for great sessions and performances.
The AES EDM Academy gives you the opportunity to learn from the masters, ask questions and take away ideas.
A certificate of achievement will be sent to all participants.

How To Participate

In three simple steps, you can participate in the AES EDM Academy.
Register, receive the secure access code to the sessions and log-in at the scheduled times.
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    Follow this link to register for the AES EDM Academy

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    After registering, on Monday March 8, 2021 you will receive an email with your participation instructions for the AES EDM Academy. Use these instructions to log in from the beginning, or for specific sessions in the Academy schedule.

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    Follow the emailed link and participate with questions and find solutions during the Academy.
    The AES EDM Academy will be available on-demand exclusively for registered participants for two weeks after the live event.
    For Registered AES Members only, content will remain available on-demand for two months from the EDM Academy host site, and then available in the AES Live: Videos portal.


AES EDM Academy Partners

A taste of what is to come!

The full session schedule will be available very soon.
The Participation instructions will be sent to all AES EDM Academy registrants at the beginning of week commencing Monday March 8
Alexandra Bartles BSc (Hons)

We all love to invest in gear for the studio but from the start we possess the most valuable piece of tech. In this talk Alexandra will look at some important facts you should know about hearing and how to protect it.

Funk Cartel: Rory & Cam Cochrane

Join the Funk Cartel brothers as they discuss developing themselves as artists, studying a sound engineering degree in London whilst carving out their place in the music industry

Dr Rick Snoman Phd

The kick drum is the most important element in an electronic dance track. Get it right and you can fill the dance floor but get it wrong and you’ll empty it. In this session, we look at the different methods used to synthesize kick drums alongside the various ways to process it to punch through the track and work on the dance floor.


Continuing his journey as a pioneer of the Funky House sound via his Roska Kicks & Snares (RKS) imprint. Presiding over 100 releases, RKS has welcomed the likes of MA1, Champion, Murder He Wrote and DJ POLO to the label since its inception in 2010. After spending the last two years developing and mentoring the later artists also including DJ MOTU and more in the fold.

Stephan Mauer
Head of Product @ ADAM Audio since 2018

A comprehensive session on the correct set-up, placement and types of studio monitoring for EDM production.

Pricing plans and options

The AES EDM Academy takes place on Thursday March 11, 2021.
Please choose from one of the registration options below.
Partner contact share is included with this event. Participation instructions will be sent after registration.
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Meet the AES EDM Academy Presenters

Introducing some of our key presenters
Alexandra Bartles BSc(Hons)

Co-Chair: AES EDM Academy

Alex Bartles studied Electronic Music
production under Rick Snoman, award winning
remixer and author of the Dance Music Manual, and over several years trained as a mix engineer, producer and trainer. During 2019, she contributed articles and a chapter to the latest edition of Ricks book, alongside holding a number of talks at universities and colleges across the UK, training younger EDM producers.|
A qualified audiologist with 15+ years experience, she has worked with professional artists and musicians, specialising in Tinnitus retraining therapy for music industry professionals. After taking an interest in the music production side of the industry her career became more and more specialised towards the engineering and technology side, and specifically electronic music production.
Funk Cartel


The ‘Funk Cartel’ is a duo consisting
of brothers ‘Blame Rory’ and ‘Kimono Cam’
known for their rave ready flavours, bringing life and soul to the underground sound.
Closer than their relationship as brothers is their relationship with the dancefloor. Way beyond their years in production skills attributed to a close upbringing surrounded by good house music.
The brothers believe that House has an ability to bring people together like no other and that their purpose is to share this message. They have a clear understanding of what works for the crowds and this perfectly translates into their music and style. Their unique weave of deep rolling basslines, intricate keys, and clever energy fuelled percussion leaves a lasting impression on all who hear it and is a true breath of fresh air for the scene. Their sets are frequently stacked with their own distinctive productions and edits.
A relentless work ethic in the studio helps forge their sound which cannot be genre labelled as their music pushes forward in many directions. The formation of their own label THUNDR has not only showcased their own music but brought fresh talent to the forefront of the scene.
Stephan Mauer


Stephan Mauer lives and works
at the junction of Music,
Audio Technology and the
Professional Audio Market with a
focus on acoustics.
Received his Engineering Diploma at Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany, having worked on Flat Panel loudspeakers for his thesis.
Independent live and studio sound mixer.

Since 2018: Product Manager for Studio Monitoring at ADAM Audio
2014-2017: Strategic Marketing for Immersive Audio at BARCO
2013-2014: Director of Pro Audio at IOSONO
Prior: Acoustics Engineer, Application Design & Product Management

Dr Rick Snoman Phd

Co-Chair: AES EDM Academy

Rick Snoman is an award winning
producer, remixer, engineer and author.
He runs Altar Recording Studios in the UK, the first and only boutique
studio dedicated to electronic dance producers, regularly engineering music for a variety of electronic dance music labels including Sony BMG, Warner, Polydor and many others.
Rick's ghost production work has earned millions of views on youtube and his work has accredited him as an iTunes certified mastering engineer and an EMTAS certified tutor.
With 30 years experience working in both private and commercial studios world-wide, he specialises in electronic dance music production. He has remixed for some of the biggest names in the industry including Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue and Justin Timberlake and has produced music under various monikers including Phiadra, Aeon Soul and Red 5.


Working across UK funky, house
and various, mutated strains of bass-heavy club
music, Roska has earmarked himself as one of the UK’s most accomplished underground exponents.
Continuing his journey as a pioneer of the Funky House sound via his Roska Kicks & Snares (RKS) imprint. Presiding over 100 releases, RKS has welcomed the likes of MA1, Champion, Murder He Wrote and DJ POLO to the label since its inception in 2010. After spending the last 2 years developing and mentoring the later artists also including DJ MOTU and more in the fold.
A renowned DJ to boot, Roska’s ‘Roska Presents’ brand has seen him curate lineups across the UK for the last 6 years and shifting into a worldwide DJ from being European based for many years playing over 20 different cities across the world, frequently touring Asia, Australasia and Americas.
After a few years off radio where, Roska returns to the airwaves (and online) with Reprezent every 4th Wednesday of each month bringing guests from his label.

Meet the AES EDM Academy Partners

Introducing our exclusive EDM Academy Partners


A Passion for Listening
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