#48: Alex Case: Palindromes, Timbre and Echoes...Oh My


Alex U. Case is an Associate Professor of Sound Recording Technology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and, as you’ll discover in this episode, the audio world’s foremost sleuth - the Sherlock Holmes of audio techniques.

Professor Case’s research and professional activities focus on the technical foundations, creative motivations, and aesthetic merits of recording and signal processing techniques used in multitrack production. Alex is a widely published author and, in addition to teaching full time at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, he has given many invited lectures and master classes on audio, acoustics, and education, across the U.S. and beyond.

Alex is a Fellow of both the Audio Engineering Society and the Acoustical Society of America and served as President of the AES from 2017-2018.

With degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Music, and Acoustics, he has dedicated his professional life to the study of aesthetics, perception, signal processing, electro-acoustics and room acoustics for the creation and enjoyment of sound recordings. Gear Club is honored to have Alex as a guest and we admit to having had our alleged minds blown.