Research (and Creative Work), Teaching, and Service

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PUBLICATIONS
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Peer Reviewed (Refereed) Articles

2008 Gaston, L. and Sanders, R. (2008) Evaluation of HE-AAC, AC-3, and E-AC-3 Codecs. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society of America, 56(3).

Peer Reviewed (Refereed) Published Conference Proceedings

2008 Gaston, L et al. (2008) Methods for Sharing Stereo and Multichannel Audio among Planetariums. Convention Paper 7474. 124th Audio Engineering conference. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

2007 Gaston, L. and Sanders, R. (2007) Evaluation of HE-AAC, AC-3, and E-AC-3 Codecs. Convention Paper 7049. 122nd Audio Engineering Society conference. Vienna, Austria.

2007 Yu, Ka Chun et al. (2007) Gaia Journeys: A Museum-Based Immersive Performance Exploration of Earth. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Digital Earth, June 5-9, Berkeley, CA.

 

2006 Gaston, L. and Sanders, R. (2006) Drei Mehrkanal Codecs im Vergleich. Proceedings of the 24th Verband Deutscher Tonmeister conference. Leipzig, Germany.

2006 Gaston, L. (2006) Tactile Strategies and Resources for Teaching Multichannel Sound Concepts. Convention paper 6689. 120th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society. Paris, France.CREATIVE ACTIVITES
Recordings (as Audio Engineer)

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CREATIVE WORK
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2007 A Cosmic Journey, produced by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Pre-production and pre-mix engineer for 5.1 surround sound for this 20-minute feature produced by Gates Planetarium. (Re-Recording Mixer)

2006-2007 Music is My Life, Politics My Mistress: The Story of Oscar Brown, Jr., a feature-length documentary produced and directed by donnie l. betts. The program was picked up in 2007 by PBS and aired nationally. This film won the Viewer’s Choice Award at the Starz-Denver International Film Festival, and was also shown in festivals in the U.S., Amsterdam, and Krakow. (Re-Recording Mixer)

2007 Hart to Hart (Episodes 29, 43, 44, 45, 46, 102), distributed by Sony Pictures. (Audio Restoration)

2007 Destination Freedom: “Little Rock 9” Performed at the Crossroads theater in Denver and aired nationally by Public Radio International. (Supervising sound engineer)

2006 The Partridge Family, distributed by Sony Pictures. (Audio Restoration)


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2006 The Flying Nun (Episodes 32 and 39), distributed by Sony Pictures. (Audio Restoration)

2006 The Golden Spike, distributed by the U.S. National Park Service. The Golden Spike, produced by US Media Services and distributed by the US National Park Service. This was a major project involving revisiting archival 1⁄4” sound, restoration of the 1969 soundtrack, and the addition of new sound design elements and character voices. (Audio restoration and mixing).

2006 Cache la Poudre, produced by US Media Services and distributed by the US National Park Service. (Audio Post Production)

2006 Specimen a feature-length documentary produced and directed by Charles Fryberger and premiered at the Boulder Theater. (Re-Recording Mixer)

2006 If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em, Surround sound mixes and Directors’ Commentary recording, produced by Cypress Film Labs, Las Vegas, New Mexico. (Audio Post Production)

2006 New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration, an industrial video, produced by Cypress Film Labs in cooperation with New Mexico Highlands University. (Audio Post Production)

2005 Bruner, Travis and Harris, Peter, String Pieces. (Recording, Mixing, Mastering Engineer)

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2005 etown radio program, 8/11/2005, with guest Beth Orton, recorded at the Boulder Theater (Distributed by NPR) (Line Producer, Editor, Mixer)

2005 etown radio program, 8/21/2005, with guests Soulive and Raul Midon, recorded at the Boulder Theater (Distributed by NPR) (Line Producer, Editor, Mixer)

2005 Zoe Erisman Piano Recital. King Center Recital Hall, November 9, 2005. (Recording Engineer)

2005 Gear Up education video for New Mexico Highlands University, October 10, 2005 (Sound Design, Re-Recording Mixer)

2005 Phil’s Holiday. 48 Hour Film Festival entry, July 29-30, 2005 (Supervising Sound Engineer)
Sound Reinforcement and Recording (as Audio Engineer)

2007 Kenji Williams, Gaia Journeys. Live violin and synthesized backbeats mixed in 5.1 surround sound at Gates Planetarium in Denver. (Supervising Sound Engineer, Mix Engineer)

2007 Richard Pinhas live with Jerome Schmidt and Antione Paganotti. Live, experimental rock trio mixed in 5.1 surround sound at Gates Planetarium in Denver. (Supervising Sound Engineer, Mix Engineer)

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2006 Destination Freedom, The Story of Walter White. This was a radio drama performed at Grady High School in Atlanta, Georgia, and broadcast on WRFG-FM (89.3, Atlanta) as part of the Centennial Remembrance Weekend sponsored by the Coalition to Remember the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot. (Supervising Sound Engineer and Broadcast Engineer)

2006 Destination Freedom, The Story of Ralph Bunche. Radio drama followed by musical performance featuring international recording artist René Marie and local jazz trio Jeff Jenkins, Ken Walker, and Paul Romaine. Performed in King Center’s Recital Hall and broadcast on KGNU-FM (88.5, Boulder and 1390 AM, Denver), with national distribution by Public Radio International. (Supervising Sound Engineer and Broadcast Engineer)Faculty Recitals

2006 Leslie Gaston, piano (with special guests Kellie Gaston Dixon and Ron Miles). Works of Claude Debussy, Johannes Brahms, and Mikhail Alperin.

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Seminars and Workshops
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2008 Conference planner / organizer / host for “AES Careers Panel” (May, 2008).

2007 Conference planner / organizer / host for Trinnov Optimizer demo at Gates Planetarium, hosted by AES-Colorado (April 2007).

2007 Conference planner / organizer / host for Omni-8 demo at Rialto Theater in Loveland, hosted by AES-Colorado (April 2007).

2006 Panelist: “Innovations in New Media Technology”, MEISA regional conference (November, 2006).

2006 Conference planner / organizer / host for “AES Careers Panel” (April, 2006).

2006 Organizer / host for one of the “Night at the Cammies” / UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER Sweetening Club events featuring guest speaker David Wruck (May, 2006).

2006 Organizer / host of convocation event, “Stage Fright”, with panelists Gregory Walker, Zoe Erisman, Pete Ellingson, and Kellie Dixon (September, 2006)

 

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PRESENTATIONS
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Referred Presentations at Meetings

2008 Gaston, L. et al. “Methods for Sharing Audio among Planetariums”, presented at the 124th Audio Engineering Society conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May, 2008.

2007 Yu, Ka Chun et al. “Gaia Journeys: A Museum-Based Immersive Performance Exploration of Earth.” Presented at the 5th International Symposium on Digital Earth (ISDE), San Francisco.

2007 Gaston, L. and Sanders, Richard. “Evaluation of HE-AAC, AC-3, and E-AC-3 Codecs.” Presented at the 122nd Audio Engineering Society conference in Vienna, Austria, May, 2007.

2006 Gaston, L. and Sanders, Richard. “Drei Mehrkanal Codecs im Vergleich.” Presented at the 24th Verband Deutscher Tonmeister conference in Leipzig, Germany, November, 2006.

2006 Gaston, L. “Tactile Strategies and Resources for Teaching Multichannel Sound Concepts.” Presented at the 120th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society in Paris, France, May, 2006.
Non-Referred Presentations at Meetings

2006 Presenter, “Surround Sound For Broadcast and DVD”, Rocky Mountain Vid Expo, (October 2006).

2006 Presenter, “Sound Design and Music Selection for Documentaries” presentation, (with David Wruck), Rocky Mountain Vid Expo (October 2006).

 

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REPORTS AND NEWSLETTERS
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2005-2008 AES Colorado notices and newsletters. As secretary of AES-Colorado, I prepared bi-monthly announcements of upcoming events and occasional newsletters for our members.

2006 Gaston, L. and Sanders, R. "Evaluation of HE-AAC, AC-3 and E-AC-3 Codecs.” Prepared for Dolby Laboratories for internal distribution.

 

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COURSES TAUGHT
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MUS 4550 / MSRA 5550 Audio Production III
MUS 4575 / MSRA 5575 Surround Sound

MUS 4505 / MSRA 5505 Audio Sweetening
MUS 4576 / MSRA 5576 Surround Sound II
MUS 3550 Critical Listening for the Recording Arts

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PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
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2008-present: Chair, AES-Colorado
2006-present: Secretary, AES-Colorado
2006-present: Associate Member, Audio Engineering Society (AES)

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ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE
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2008-present Area head for Recording Arts department (commencing Fall, 2008).
2007-present Program advisor for the Master of Science in Recording Arts program. This involves fielding questions from prospective students and advising current students.

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THESIS SUPERVISION
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Frederick L. Johnson, Jr. (MSRA):
Microphone Techniques for Acoustic Instruments


Peter Buchwald (MSRA):
Effective Instruction of Beginning and Intermediate Students in the Recording Arts


Fallon Stillman (MSRA):
A Comparative Study of Microphone Configurations for Classical Music


Jeff Merkel (MSRA):
An Empirical Study of Transmission Line Loudspeakers