JIM KAISER teaches courses in the Audio Engineering Technology program at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. He holds degrees in Audio Recording and Psychology from Ohio State University, and has served on the advisory board for several audio education programs.
Kaiser’s career features experience in location recording with artists including Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, and Michael Jackson, and technical design of recording and production facilities, including Sony-BMG, East Iris, MasterMix, and Live Nation/Clear Channel Entertainment.
Until recently, he was Director of Technology at MasterMix, and responsible for surround production, audio restoration, and technical development. Selected credits include Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney, Saturday Night Live, Kansas, and Emmylou Harris.
An active member of the AES since 1983, Jim has been a contributor and organizer at international, regional, and local AES events. He has served the Nashville Section as Secretary, Chair, and Committee Member, and the AES International Board of Governors as Governor, Vice President Central Region USA/Canada, and President (2010-2011). Kaiser was presented a Fellowship Award in 2014. He is Chair of the AES Technical Committee on Recording Technology and Practices, Co-Chair of the Convention Policy Committee, and Recording Track Co-Chair for the Los Angeles Convention Committee.
Kaiser is also involved in the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing Deliverables Committee, and is Board Chair of the Nashville Engineer Relief Fund.