June 2023 Meeting Notice: Modern Classical Music Production

June 2023 Meeting Notice: Modern Classical Music Production

We are going in-person again – and also on-site!

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be an in-person event to be held on Monday 19th June 2023 at 7:30pm  at the ABC Southbank radio studios.

Alex Stinson, ABC Classical Music Producer, Recording Engineer, and Editor will present on the topic of:

Modern Classical Music Production

Techniques, challenges & workflow

After a brief tour of the ABC Radio studios, Alex will give us a presentation covering his work and career. Topics covered will include

Recording acoustic music from solo instruments to large orchestras
Microphone & mixing techniques
Logistics of running orchestral sessions & recording on location
Post-production techniques
Recording for immersive formats

We will conclude with a Q&A session, so bring your questions

Mon 19th June 2023 at 7:30pm
ABC Southbank Studios

120 Southbank Blvd
Southbank VIC 3006

About Alex Stinson:

Photo of Alex Stinson adjusting a microphone

Alex Stinson is a recording producer, engineer and editor based in Melbourne, Australia.  After graduating from Middlesex University (SAE Institute) with a B.A. (Hons) (Recording Arts) he joined the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as a staff engineer in 2005.  Working primarily for ABC Classic and ABC Music he became a specialist in large scale classical music recording and broadcast.  Working both in concert halls and studios across the country, Alex has built up an extensive discography of over 100 album releases.  A sabbatical in 2014/2015 took Alex to Bangkok, where he was appointed chief engineer of Studio28 (Southeast Asia’s largest commercial recording facility).  Since returning to Australia, he continues to be in demand as an engineer and producer, working with many of Australia’s major orchestras and musicians.  His work has been nominated for numerous awards, notably winning four ARIA awards for ‘Best Classical Album’.  

As numbers are limited, bookings are required.

Please complete the online booking form at:

Priority will be given to AES members, but non-members are welcome to apply and will be allocated any spare spots.
If you experience issues with the online booking form please contact

We hope to see you there!

Author: Peter Smerdon