Outlook: Ohio University News & Information


Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Former audio production instructor dies
  

Jul 7, 2008  
From staff reports   

Dave Aiken, who played a key role in developing the audio production sequence in the School of Telecommunications (now Media Arts and Studies) in the 1980s, died last week at the age of 64.

For almost a decade, Aiken taught the sequence's capstone music recording class at his home studio in Guysville, Lost Nation Sound.  Students recorded local bands, gaining experience in microphone techniques, multitrack recording and mixing. Some went on to successful careers in the music recording industry.

"Dave was a teacher who let students discover their own potential," said Media Arts and Studies faculty member David Mould, who directed the audio sequence in the '80s. "He allowed them to experiment, learn from their mistakes and critically analyze their own work. He was doing project-based learning long before the term was in vogue in media
education."

Aiken, whose full-time job was teaching business management at Hocking College, also helped students understand the business side of the music industry and the relationships between artists, recording studios and record labels.

Aiken is survived by his wife, Nancy, and two daughters, Jessica and Marianne.

Services were held Saturday in Athens. Jagers and Sons Funeral Home handled arrangements.

 


 


Related Links
School of Media Arts and Studies audio production sequence:  http://www.tcomschool.ohiou.edu/undergraduate/seq_audio.html 
  
  

Published: Jul 7, 2008 11:03 AM  



Share this story

Bookmark and Share

Email To:

A valid EMAIL TO address is required. You have entered an invalid email format.
Email From:

A valid EMAIL FROM address is required. You have entered an invalid email format.

 

 Top stories

Feb 4, 2003
Residence halls conserve and recycle
 
Feb 5, 2003
E Street to Late Night: An evening with Max Weinberg
 
Feb 17, 2003
Kenner Bush receives prestigious Founders Citation
 
Wilfred Konneker receives prestigious Founders Citation
 
Mar 5, 2003
The Local Girls to perform at Ohio University Lancaster Campus
 
Sep 2, 2003
Local artist Ora Anderson featured on WOUB's 'Afternoon Edition'
 


Sign up for emergency text messages.
Outlook welcomes your feedback, news items and story ideas
Share comments about the site
Submit an announcement
Share a faculty, staff or departmental achievement

Subscribe to the Outlook listserv


Tel: 740-593-1890    Fax: 740-593-1887   E-mail:
news@ohio.edu
All Rights Reserved