2024 Bulletin - February, Members' Showcase

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Time: 6:00-9:30 PM
Where: University of Toronto
Edward Johnson Building
Boyd Neal Room


About the Event


The Toronto section of the Audio Engineering Society is holding its 8th annual Members Showcase of Gadgets, Gizmos, Inventions and Technology on Tuesday in February

Toronto AES members will be showcasing audio inventions, gear and software technology they have developed and created.

In the AES spirit of sharing knowledge, we will be taking this opportunity to honour, appreciate and admire some of the work our members create professionally, as hobbyists, developers, and inventors.





“Real Anechoic Loudspeaker Measurements in Rooms”  


Cameron Britton

Cameron Britton

Cameron has been making AAA video games for 13 years. He was most recently a Lead Sound Designer at Sledgehammer Games on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2023), and previously worked at Ubisoft making Far Cry, Assassin’s Creed, and Splinter Cell. Today’s talk will take Call of Duty and other examples to show what it’s like making sound for games.

John Vanderkoy

John Vanderkoy

John Vanderkooy is a retired Physics Professor whose life studies since the early 1970's have mostly been in audio,
with a multitude of papers over many years working with his colleague Stanley Lipshitz in the Audio Research
Group at the University of Waterloo. He is a long-time fellow of the AES with a number of awards. He continues
dabbling in various areas of audio, presently being concerned with loudspeaker measurements in normal rooms,
filters to circumvent hearing impairment, correction of transformer magnetic core distortion, and the current tilt-
filter project.

Denis Tremblay

Denis Tremblay

Growing up immersed in Americana and folk music, sparked by his mother’s melodic renditions of Jimmie Rogers’ songs, music became a lifelong passion for him. In the 60s, a discovery of British rock revolutionized his musical journey. Intrigued by electronics, he built his first amplifier at thirteen, igniting his fascination with technology. From attending music festivals to contributing to the development of the IMAX digital projection system, his career blended music and technology. Now, crafting guitars and amplifiers, he continues to explore the intersection of his passions. His journey epitomizes a lifelong pursuit of harmonizing music and technology, shaping his narrative in the evolving landscape of sound.

Blair Francey

Blair Francey

From his early drum lessons in Scarborough, Ontario, at age seven to his fascination with The Beatles and soulful saxophones, music has been a driving force in his life. Inspired by Jimi Hendrix and fueled by guitar lessons from Greg Godovitz, his journey as a musician blossomed in the vibrant music scene of the 1970s. A collector of records and gear enthusiast, he honed his craft while juggling various jobs and life’s demands. Today, as a craftsman and artisan, he collaborates with Denis Tremblay, handcrafting custom electric guitars and amplifiers, driven by a passion for quality and a commitment to their craft.

Chris Prendergast

Chris Prendergast

Founder & CEO

With a background in engineering, design, music, and education, Chris is dedicated to providing engaging and collaborative musical experiences via new and exciting hardware and software. Chris functions as head of product, ensuring the highest of standards for design and user experience. With its flagship product the Jamstack 2 smart guitar amplifier, the company has brought together incredible drivers, industry leading DSP algorithms, and a host of unique features in an incredibly small package.

Past Showcase Presentations

Check out presentations from past Members’ Showcases.

Event Location

University of Toronto
Edward Johnson Bldg, 80 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5, Canada

Boyd Neal Room

Edward Johnson Building