Audio Engineering Society Treasurer Glenn Lorbecki
Audio Engineering Society President Agnieszka Roginska has announced that Glenn Lorbecki has agreed to serve as the Society’s Treasurer, effective February 16. “Glenn Lorbecki has steadfastly served the AES on our Financial Planning Committee for several years,” said Roginska. “His service has been exemplary and is evidenced by numerous refinements in the AES’s financial workflow and reporting. He assumes the role of Treasurer with an intimate knowledge of the Society’s finances and we are delighted that he has once again stepped forward to share his expertise.” Lorbecki is replacing Richard Wollrich, who has resigned as AES Treasurer.
“On behalf of the entire AES, I want to thank Richard Wollrich for his dedicated service to the Society,” said Roginska. “The time and energy he gave to the AES in the capacity of Treasurer was simply extraordinary. He pushed us to implement new processes and procedures, instituted robust registration tracking and data analysis and brought an expanded level of corporate knowledge to the position. We are very grateful.”
The AES Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve Lorbecki’s appointment. He will serve as Treasurer through the 2020 election and one-year term of office of a Treasurer-Elect.
Lorbecki joined the AES in 1988 and has served as a member of the Financial Planning Committee since 2015, most recently as Chair of the FPC. His expertise in fiscal management stems from his 20-plus years’ business experience as president of the recording/video post-production company Glenn Sound, Inc., and his service since 1999 to the Recording Academy as PNW Chapter President, as a member of TV and Technology Committees, as Co-Chair (with Bob Ludwig) of the Producers and Engineers Wing and as national Secretary/Treasurer for four years. As chair of the Recording Academy Finance Committee, he led oversight of the GRAMMY® parent company from budgeting to audits, business development, compensation, legal issues, growth planning, real estate acquisition, charitable giving, and the sustained growth of their endowment fund.
A producer, engineer, composer, musician, studio owner and educator, Lorbecki established his career with such diverse artists as the Violent Femmes, Dizzy Gillespie, Dr. John, the White Stripes, Dave Matthews, Regina Spektor, Green Day, Weezer and Coldplay. Collaborations with MTV, Clear Channel, CBS, PBS, ABC, etc. have yielded numerous features, live-in-the-studio recordings, film scores and game soundtracks. He is part of the EMMY® and TEC award-winning GRAMMY telecast audio team on CBS, and his work is on permanent exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles.
Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020
2020 President of the Audio Engineering Society, Agnieszka Roginska
Agnieszka Roginska has begun her term as President of the Audio Engineering Society as of January 1, 2020. Currently celebrating her 20th year as an AES member, Roginska has served in numerous leadership roles within the Society. Professionally, she currently holds the positions of Professor of Music Technology and the Vice-Chair of the Music and Performing Arts Professions Department at New York University.
Roginska’s commitment to the AES and the advancement of audio science and technology has been exemplified through many years of involvement, serving on the AES Executive Committee and Board of Directors, as well as the committees for Awards, Conference Policy, Education, Laws & Resolutions, Diversity & Inclusion, and the AES Educational Foundation. She has received AES Board of Governors Awards in recognition of chairing the 127th and co-chairing the 143rd AES International Conventions, and an AES Fellowship Award in recognition of excellence in audio research and service to the Audio Engineering Society.
In her role at New York University as Professor of Music Technology, Roginska’s work involves conducting research in the simulation and applications of immersive and 3D audio including the capture, analysis and synthesis of auditory environments, auditory displays and applications in augmented acoustic sensing. She is the author of numerous publications about the acoustics and psychoacoustics of immersive audio and auditory displays, and co-editor of the recently-published book titled Immersive Sound: The Art and Science of Binaural and Multi-Channel Audio. Her education background includes Music Technology degrees from Northwestern University (Ph.D.) and New York University (M. Mus.) and Computer Applications in Music (Honors) & Piano Performance (Major) B.Mus. from McGill University.
“It is an honor and a privilege to begin my term as President of the Audio Engineering Society – the world’s leading society of audio professionals, creative artists, scientists, educators and students,” Roginska states in her inaugural AES President’s Message. “One of my goals in 2020 is to build membership and continue to recognize that we are a diverse community of members – whether you are a student just exploring the world of audio, a young professional entering the workforce and growing in experience, in mid-career maintaining your skills while learning new ones in our rapidly changing industry, or a seasoned professional who wants to give back to the community as a mentor. I look forward to a year of partnership with you, our fellow members and dedicated volunteers, working together with our AES Board of Directors, Board of Governors, Technical Committees, HQ staff, and Executive Director Colleen Harper. We will continue the momentum and build on the successes started by those who have come before us shaping the future of our Audio Engineering Society.”
Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
AES Worship Sound Academy Early Registration Ends Monday, February 17
Early registration pricing for the all-new AES Worship Sound Academy ends Monday, February 17, and prospective registrants are encouraged to register now to save on this first-of-its-kind event, dedicated to training house-of-worship technical ministry staff and volunteers. Presented by the Audio Engineering Society in collaboration with Belmont University and the AES Nashville Section, the AES Worship Sound Academy takes place March 10 – 11 at the Johnson Center on the campus of Belmont University in Nashville, TN. A variety of educational sessions and workshops, an exhibition area, networking opportunities, and more will help attendees get the most out of their worship audio productions. Two-day badges are just $150 through Monday, February 17.
Examining the unique elements and challenges related to audio for houses of worship, the AES Worship Sound Academy will present a down-to-earth approach to applying the science of sound and optimizing available technologies for worship tech teams, however sophisticated their audio systems and whatever their experience level may be. From defining responsibilities within the team, to choosing the mic for each application, mixing for FOH and monitors, streaming and podcast options, special event production and much more over the two days, participants will gain valuable insights and knowledge to apply to their house-of-worship audio workflow.
Program details and online registration available at aesworship.org.
Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020
Registration is now open for the AES Vienna 148th International Professional Audio Convention, May 25 — 28 at the Austria Center, Vienna.
— Europe’s preeminent professional audio education and networking event will showcase a “A World of Audio” with exclusive content and events —
The Audio Engineering Society has opened registration for the upcoming AES Vienna 148th International Professional Audio Convention, taking place at the Austria Center, May 25 – 28. Early Registration discounts are available through February 29 for the largest, dedicated European pro audio event of the year, which will bring together industry professionals, educators, students and more to celebrate “A World of Audio.” One-, two- and four-day All Access badges are available, as well as Exhibits-Plus badges, which offer admission to not only explore the exhibition floor but also to the special events line-up of experiences. Exhibits-Plus registration is complimentary for all AES members through May 15, with deep discounts on the upgrade to All Access registration for everything the Convention has to offer.
AES Vienna attendees will experience stellar, leading-edge recordings – including VR productions from the Abbey Road Spatial Audio Forum and examples of immersive music and game audio – presented with production insights from the engineers who brought the projects to life. Genre-shaping legacy productions will be examined, such as the music of Bruce Springsteen. Core audio topics and the technology of today and tomorrow will be explored, including audio for new distribution platforms like Magic Leap. Regardless of their level of expertise, AES Vienna will let audio professionals build their skills and enhance their careers across the full gamut of audio specialties – recording and production, acoustics and psychoacoustics, sound reinforcement, archiving and preservation, networked audio, product development and audio education, along with student and career development sessions.
The 2020 AES Europe Convention is co-chaired by Piotr Majdak of the Acoustics Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Nadja Wallaszkovits, AES Past President and Chief Audio Engineer at the Academy’s Phonogrammarchiv. AES Vienna committee members include Facilities Co-Chairs Thomas Gmeiner and Michael Mihocic; Papers Co-chairs Thomas Sporer and Areti Andreopoulou; Workshops and Tutorials Co-chairs Mattias Frank, Daniel Deboy, and Ana Monte; Technical Tours Co-chairs Michael Iber and Andreas Büchele; Student Volunteers Coordinator Katharina Pollack; and Education Chair Magdalena Piotrowska.
Visit aeseurope.com to find out more and register by February 29 for best pricing and options.
Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Attendees take part in hands-on Live Console Training sessions during AES Academy 2020, led by Mike Bangs, Live Sound/Touring Manager, Allen & Heath USA.
— The intensive four-day series of AES Academy educational and training events proves popular with audio engineers, musicians, students and attendees aiming to hone their skills in a variety of audio applications —
The Audio Engineering Society has recently wrapped up its first Academy event of the year – the AES Academy at the 2020 NAMM Show, which hosted a sold-out crowd of attendees for four days of programming designed especially for AES members and those looking to both advance their careers and experience what the Audio Engineering Society has to offer. Taking place January 16 – 19 in Anaheim, CA, AES Academy sessions offered insight into live sound, recording and audio education, as well as networking events and more, as the AES kicked off its 2020 events and looks forward to the AES Worship Sound Academy in Nashville, TN, March 10 – 11, and the AES Vienna 148th International AES Convention, taking place May 25 – 28.
Offering an in-depth educational look at the latest production tools and techniques, AES Academy hosted over 100 sessions featuring expert-led instruction and discussions on Line Arrays, Entertainment Wireless Technology, In-Ear Monitoring, Recording Studio Technology and Applications, Microphones: Studio and Live, Electronic Dance Music, Sound System Measurement and Optimization, Sound for House of Worship, Audio Education, Audio Careers, Audio Science & Technology, and a popular series of hands-on Live Console training events. Additional activities included a Diversity and Inclusion Mixer, an Audio Educators Reception, and an AES Member Appreciation event, which brought together dozens of AES members and invited guests to meet and network with peers. The AES also hosted an exhibition floor booth during the four days of the NAMM Show, offering information about AES activities and benefits, and an opportunity to register or renew memberships onsite.
The AES invites all industry professionals, students and enthusiasts to join us at Audio Engineering Society local, regional and international events throughout the year. Visit aes.org/events for the latest information and updates.
Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020
For the most authoritative information on audio technology and cutting-edge research, audio engineering professionals from around the world visit AES’s website, www.aes.org, for the latest news related to the industry.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Give the gift of AES membership
— Audio Engineering Society membership offers the best way to connect with professional audio science and technology – a gift that can now be easily shared —
The Audio Engineering Society has announced a new way to give the gift of membership, new or renewal, to the world’s only organization dedicated to pro audio technology, offering the chance to listen, learn, and connect with thousands of members from around the world, and to access exclusive member resources and benefits. Whether getting a start as an audio student or to take an already-successful career to a new level of knowledge and expertise, AES Membership serves to enhance an individual’s status in audio engineering and open opportunities to create an indelible mark on the industry through involvement in scientific research, events, standards and more.
“AES Membership provides a lifetime of professional and personal benefits,” says AES President Agnieszka Roginska. “There’s no better way for audio professionals, and tomorrow’s audio pros, to advance their careers and skills. A gift AES membership is an investment in the future of an audio student or professional engineer in your life that will undoubtedly be appreciated.”
An AES Membership is now easy to give, with a student rate of just $50 and $125 for professional membership, and includes access to the online Journal of the AES, the AES E-Library with over 17,000 searchable documents, the AES Live video collection, valuable industry discounts on gear and AES events, and much more. One-, two- and five-year options are available, with savings for multi-year gifts. Associate Member status is instantaneous upon payment processing and new Associate Members can apply for peer-reviewed Member status at no additional cost.
For more information and to give the gift of AES membership, visit aes.org/membership/gift.cfm.
Posted: Monday, February 3, 2020
AES Worship Sound Academy Program Details and Registration Now Online for March Event in Nashville
— New AES event to cover the basics and beyond for all manner of house-of-worship facilities and operators —
The AES has announced program details for the upcoming AES Worship Sound Academy, taking place March 10 – 11, 2020, at the Johnson Center on the campus of Belmont University in Nashville, TN. This first-of-its-kind Audio Engineering Society event will examine the specific elements of audio for houses of worship and related productions, offering insights on everything from fundamentals of sound, to mixing for services and events, outreach through streaming media, and featured gear exhibits showcasing the latest technologies. Program details and schedule are now available online at aesworship.org, and early registration pricing is available for as low as $150.
Exemplifying one of the unique challenges often associated with worship sound, day one of the AES Worship Sound Academy will begin with a session defining roles and goals of a worship sound engineer and team, discussing attitude and focus, identifying core knowledge and the boundaries of responsibility. Presentations continue, including “How Sound Moves – Physics Without Math” (covering concepts such as sound transmission, acoustics and system optimization), followed by separate sessions on FOH and monitor mixing for houses of worship. The afternoon continues with the session “Reaching Outward – Streaming and Podcasts,” and attendees are invited to the Producing Worship special event taking place that evening, which will utilize a live performance by touring artists with a veteran production team as the platform for addressing the concepts of worship sound production.
On day two, the AES Worship Sound Academy will begin with a pair of sessions outlining microphone basics, wireless, and in-ear monitoring, detailing readily-applicable information on available technologies and techniques to achieve clear and consistent sound. Afternoon sessions continue with the often-unexplored topic of “Productive Rehearsals and Sound Checks,” followed by a session on AoIP audio networking and management fundamentals, and the newly available possibilities afforded by these technologies for any size production and facility. “Anatomy of a Tech Team” follows, providing an overview of workflow and illustrating the planning and prep required by tech team leaders, as well as maintenance, training and assignment of responsibilities, job descriptions and other details. The day will conclude with an “Unanswered Questions Town Hall,” providing a chance for attendees to ask questions about AES Worship Sound Academy topics and raise specific issues they may be facing in their own productions.
Both days will also feature several dedicated times for onsite lunch (included with registration) and to browse and network in the exhibition area, as well as opportunities to find out more about AES membership benefits and resources and to join the AES or renew a membership.
Early Bird online registration for the AES Worship Sound Academy is open at a special rate of $150 (includes lunch both days) at aesworship.org.
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Audio Engineering Society Honored with Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award
— The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has honored AES for “Development of Synchronized multi-channel uncompressed audio transport over IP Networks” in the 71st annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards —
The Audio Engineering Society (AES) has been named a recipient of a Technical & Engineering Emmy® Award for “Development of Synchronized multi-channel uncompressed audio transport over IP Networks.” The 71st annual Technical & Engineering Emmy Awards will be presented in a special ceremony at the upcoming NAB Show at the Wynn Encore Hotel and Spa on Sunday, April 19th, 2020, in Las Vegas, NV.
The distinction for “Development of Synchronized multi-channel uncompressed audio transport over IP Networks” cites the AES alongside ALC NetworX, Audinate, Kevin Gross, QSC, Telos Alliance and Wheatstone. AES’s AES67 standard for high-performance streaming audio-over-IP interoperability was introduced in 2013. AES67 compliance allows audio content interoperability between the proprietary IP-based audio networking protocols developed by the Emmy co-winners: RAVENNA, Dante, Q-Sys, Livewire+ and WheatNet-IP. Co-Emmy-winner and AES Fellow Kevin Gross led the AES67 Standards effort and is the chair of the AES Technical Committee on Network Audio Systems. “The improvement from audio networking born in the mid-1990s to new IP-based solutions emerged as a simultaneous invention from the honored companies,” says Gross. “While collectively this represented a technical improvement, interoperability was not addressed until the AES initiated the X192 project on audio interoperability. Thank you, Steve Church, Rich Zwiebel, Philip Lawo and Andreas Hildebrand – leaders at the honored companies who understood the potential for a standard to take audio networking to the next level – and thanks to then AES Standards Manager Mark Yonge, who mentored the standard process.”
The Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards are awarded to a living individual, a company, or a scientific or technical organization for developments and/or standardization involved in engineering technologies that either represent so extensive an improvement on existing methods or are so innovative in nature that they materially have affected television. A Committee of highly qualified engineers working in television considers technical developments in the industry and determines which, if any, merit an award.
Colleen Harper, AES Executive Director, remarks, “AES67 is an essential protocol that established a standardized language for audio transport, employed every day in the broadcast world and beyond. Its introduction in 2013 fundamentally changed the broadcast audio landscape and paved the way for recent similar developments for video, and we are honored to be awarded with a Technical & Engineering Emmy alongside our industry peers.”
For more information, please visit www.aes.org.
Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Best pricing on AES Academy passes, as well as a special offer to attend The NAMM Show 2020 at a discounted rate, can be found at aesacademy2020.com
— AES members can attend all four days for just $40; other Advance Registration options for non-members also available —
The AES Academy is a four-day, intensive series of educational and training events open to audio engineers, musicians, students and anyone aiming to hone their skills in a variety of audio applications. From home recording and professional studio applications, to all levels of sound reinforcement and live sound for gigs and events, career development, technology showcases and more, AES Academy sessions cover an array of core and cutting-edge topics. Technology and techniques are brought to life by over 120 presenters and panelists, offering their insights and experiences from all facets of audio engineering and related industries, and give attendees an opportunity to have their questions answered and help complete the circle of knowledge that is at the core of the Audio Engineering Society’s mission to promote advances in audio and in the dissemination of new knowledge and research.
The AES Academy also serves as a hub of activity and networking for the AES, where members, organizers, committees and staff come together in, and around, sessions, sharing in the latest developments, events and section activities going on around the world. Participants are encouraged to interact and explore what the AES has to offer, from vast scientific and video resources, to international conventions and conferences, as well as regional and local events hosted by over 200 professional and student sections.
Best pricing on AES Academy passes, as well as a special offer to attend The NAMM Show 2020 at a discounted rate, can be found at aesacademy2020.com.
About AES Academy 2020
Designed especially for AES members and those looking to experience what the Audio Engineering Society has to offer, AES Academy 2020 offers four days of sessions covering core audio topics and issues of interest to attendees looking to take their production skills to the next level. Taking place in conjunction with The NAMM Show 2020, January 16 – 19, 2020, AES Academy sessions offer insight into Line Arrays, Entertainment Wireless Technology, In-Ear Monitoring, Recording Studio Technology and Applications, Microphones: Studio and Live, Electronic Dance Music, Sound System Measurement and Optimization, Sound for House of Worship, Audio Education, Audio Careers, Audio Science & Technology, Live Console Training, and more. Advance Registration pricing ends January 4, and AES Members receive a deep discount on badges, while non-Member registration includes one year of free AES Membership and access to exclusive AES resources and networking opportunities. Visit aesacademy2020.com to register now.
Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019