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Next GDSTEM event will be ‘Sound Effects for Movies’

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GROTON — Sound effects in the recording studio range from simple echoes to state-of-the-art reverberation processors. They can get quite complicated and require significant expertise to master. The importance of audio effects in music is well known, but this technology is equally important for film production.

GDSTEM (Groton-Dunstable Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is offering an evening of science that will look at “Sound Effects for Movies” presented by Gavin Paddock, from UMass-Lowell.

The event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 13, 7-9 p.m. in the G-D Middle School North team meeting room on Groton.

In this presentation we will use a real-world example to show the need for these effects and demonstrate a variety of audio recording and processing techniques. The mathematics, physics, acoustics and psycho acoustics behind the technology will be discussed along the way.

The talk is aimed at high school and advanced middle school students, and is free and open to the public. Gavin will also mention career opportunities and career paths in his field, and there will be time for open discussion.

Gavin Paddock is a graduate assistant in UMass-Lowell’s Sound Recording Technology program. His principal areas of interest are music production and engineering, learning and helping others understand technology in hopes to improve art. When not in class or in the lab, Gavin is a freelance audio engineer and musician in the greater Boston area.

Visit us online at www.GDSTEM.org.