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Alexander Case

Alexander Case Associate Professor


Sound recording technology

Research Interest

A major focus of Professor Case's research has been the physical, acoustical, psychoacoustical, and musical motivations behind contemporary recording techniques. The recording studio, rich with sophisticated signal processing equipment, is a musical instrument worthy of study, practice, performance, and research. He has presented numerous papers and lectures on the topic at local and national meetings of the Acoustical Society of America and the Audio Engineering Society. In addition, Case has been an invited speaker at press conferences on these topics, speaking to both lay press and science writers of national newspapers and magazines.

Educational Background

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Rice University

Bachelor of Music, Music Production and Engineering, Berklee College
Master of Science, Architectural Acoustics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


An educator since 1997, Case was an adjunct professor at the Berklee College of Music and the Art Institute of New England. He has been an invited guest lecturer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Boston Architectural Center.

A former staff engineer at Blue Jay Recording Studio in Boston and Room with a View in New York City, Case is a freelance producer and engineer who works with independent artists to help make their first studio effort as comfortable and musical as possible.

Case has published many dozens of articles on audio technology, aesthetics and practice, including Recording magazine's "Nuts and Bolts of Recording," a monthly series on the fundamentals of recording. These articles have been adopted into the curriculum of several audio programs in the United States and a book is forthcoming. For more than a decade, Case has provided acoustics consulting services to architects and building owners developing critical listening spaces. Projects include surround sound recording studios, performance auditoria, and outdoor music shells.

A former chair of the Boston Section of the Audio Engineering Society for two terms, Case is active in the professional societies. In addition to the steady stream of papers he presents at local meetings and national conferences, Case contributes to the profession as a member of the Executive Committee of the Boston AES, and the Technical Committee on Architectural Acoustics for the Acoustical Society of America.