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Audio Engineering Society Announces Committee, Keynote Speaker for AES Dublin 2019 Convention

The AES makes its first trip to Dublin, Ireland, for its 146th International Convention, set to "Excite Your Ears" as the preeminent European pro audio event of the year.

The AES makes its first trip to Dublin, Ireland, for its 146th International Convention, set to "Excite Your Ears" as the preeminent European pro audio event of the year.

- The AES makes its first trip to Dublin, Ireland, for its 146th International Convention, set to “Excite Your Ears” as the preeminent European pro audio event of the year - 

The AES has announced the organizing committee and keynote address for the upcoming AES Dublin Convention, taking place March 20 – 23, 2019, at the Convention Centre in Dublin, Ireland. Featuring four days of dedicated pro audio presentations and events overseen by co-chairs Ben Kok, Mariana Lopez and Enda Bates, the Convention will include such highlights as a Keynote Speech on "Inclusive Sonic Interactions” by Stefania Serafin, professor in sonic interaction design at Aalborg University; hundreds of Technical Program presentations covering all things audio; and three days of the Professional Audio Showcase sessions and audio hardware and software displays and demonstrations.

The theme of the Convention – “Excite Your Ears” – will be  supported by a host of Special Events, exhibition floor event stages and a myriad of opportunities to learn from – and network and interact with – audio pros from around the world.

Forming the core knowledge base of the AES, and at the heart of every AES Convention, the four day Technical Program will feature a variety of ways to listen, learn and connect with the leading minds in audio through Technical Papers, eBriefs, Workshops, Tutorials and other presentations. Papers co-chairs Jamie Angus and Róisín Loughran are calling for volunteer reviewers for Papers in their area of expertise in an effort to broaden the reviewer base in both quantity and diversity. 

Joining the AES Dublin 2019 Convention Committee to craft additional elements of the Technical Program are Workshop & Tutorials Co-chairs Jimmy Eadie, Magdalena Piotrowska and Ana Monte, along with Technical Tours Chair Fiona Smyth. Working to facilitate the technical infrastructure for the Convention and staffing are Facilities Chair Andrew Hines and Student Volunteer Co-chairs Claudia Nader Jaime and Malachy Ronan.  

The Call for Contributions for Convention Papers and Workshops is open and proposals are being accepted until November 19 and eBriefs until January 7. All Papers and eBriefs are made available through the AES E-Library to AES members as a member benefit, and via subscription to universities and other research institutions.

The AES Dublin convention will be Europe’s preeminent professional audio education and networking event of 2019, featuring hundreds of ways to interact with peers and professionals in the fields of Broadcast Audio, Studio and Home Recording, Post-Production and Sound for Picture, Networked Audio, Live Events, Games Audio, VR/AR/XR and much more. A variety of student activities, a career fair and other networking events provide a way for anyone to be a part of action, at whatever stage of their audio engineering journey.

For the latest information on the AES Dublin Convention, the call for contributions and more, visit www.aes.org/events/146/.


Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018

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AES New York 2018 Preps Production Pros with Facebook 360 Immersive Production Workshops

Attendees at the Facebook 360 media production workshops during AES New York 2018 gained insight and experience through the interactive training sessions.

Attendees at the Facebook 360 media production workshops during AES New York 2018 gained insight and experience through the interactive training sessions.

— Unique partnership between Facebook and the Audio Engineering Society provided hands-on training on Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation Tools —

The AES hosted two immersive half-day sessions on Facebook 360 media production during the AES New York 2018 Convention. Covering the end-to-end workflow for spatial audio design and asset preparation of 360 and 180 immersive videos using Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation tools, the nearly sold-out events were led by Facebook Product Manager Abesh Thakur and Latin GRAMMY Award-winning mastering engineer and AES Past President Andres Mayo.

“I’m really grateful to AES and especially Andres Mayo and Jonathan Wyner for creating this opportunity,” states Thakur. “Spatial audio production for VR is a nuanced art, and although there are a few production tools in the market, the ecosystem is in its infancy, and a lot of very experienced sound designers still spend a good amount of time researching tools, workflows and platform capabilities. This workshop was a great opportunity for Facebook to showcase some of the aspects of getting up and running with the basics of spatial audio production to create immersive content. It was very useful to meet all the attendees who showed great interest in learning and embarking on promising projects. I hope we can see some fantastic content in the wild that will benefit VR consumers.”

Armed with laptops, headphones and supplied asset files to provide real-time hands-on immersion, an audience of pre-registered attendees eagerly participated in each half-day session. The topics for this first-of-its-kind AES Convention training event ranged from an overview of spatial audio and its importance in immersive videos, to formats, standards and basic production setups. The sessions also included experiential, hands-on learning.

Mayo adds, “The Facebook 360 event was an amazing experience for all of us, presenters and attendees. It was truly the first time that we could have three-hour-long hands-on workshops at an AES Convention. It opens up a new world of possibilities for high-tech companies to show their tools and teach how to use them. Where? At the AES show, of course!”

For complete information on educational workshops and presentations at the AES New York 2018 Convention, visit aesshow.com.

 


Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Check Out the Latest Edition of the AES Journal in the AES E-Library

Latest edition of the AES Journal now available in the AES E-Library

Latest edition of the AES Journal now available in the AES E-Library

The Journal of the Audio Engineering Society — the official publication of the AES — is the only peer-reviewed journal devoted exclusively to audio technology. Published 10 times each year, it is available to all AES members and subscribers.

The Journal contains state-of-the-art technical papers and engineering reports; feature articles covering timely topics; pre and post reports of AES conventions and other society activities; news from AES sections around the world; Standards and Education Committee work; membership news, patents, new products, and newsworthy developments in the field of audio.

AES Members can download the latest editionn in the AES E-Library at http://www.aes.org/journal/


Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018

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AES New York Convention Exhibitors Bring Top Tech to Eager Attendees

Attendees pack the bustling AES New York 2018 Convention exhibition floor, featuring over 300 brands of the latest gear and services showing their new and most popular offerings.

Attendees pack the bustling AES New York 2018 Convention exhibition floor, featuring over 300 brands of the latest gear and services showing their new and most popular offerings.

— Over 300 brands were represented on the AES New York Convention exhibition floor, including over 35 new exhibitors —

 New York, NY, November 6, 2018 — The recent AES New York 2018 Convention, held October 17 – 20 at the Javits Center in New York City, provided a wide array of chances to listen, learn and connect with audio engineering professionals from around the world. A perennial highlight drawing a packed crowd of attendees of all backgrounds and skill levels was the sprawling Exhibition Floor, where over 300 brands of audio equipment manufacturers and service providers were showcased alongside a wealth of free-to-attend events. 

Proving to be not only the education and peer networking event of the year for audio engineers, producers, students and professionals from all audio industry specialties, AES Conventions also provide an invaluable resource for exhibitors and sponsors to reach those end users and industry influencers through a variety of innovative opportunities and events.

“SSL is one of the only console manufacturers in the world that is active in the Studio, Live and Broadcast industries. We always look forward to AES in NY, as it is guaranteed to deliver a great turnout across all segments of our business,” said Piers Plaskitt, CEO of Solid State Logic, Inc. “2018 was no exception, and we were busy right through the last hour on day three. Throughout the show we had a queue of people waiting to audition Fusion, our all-analog stereo outboard processor that we launched at the show, and it got great reviews from the Studio and Live markets. We are looking forward to October 2019 for the next AES NY.”

Universal Audio’s Erica McDaniel, Dir. Of Industry Partnerships & Events, states, “AES is a great way to connect with the core of professional audio recording and a great platform to launch new products that serve this community best. When considering our needs for introducing the new Apollo X Audio Interface, exhibiting at AES New York was without a doubt the best way to accomplish our goals.”

John Monitto, Meyer Sound's Director of Business Development and Sales Manager, Northeast, stated, “This past AES convention at Javits Center in New York drew some of the top audio professionals who we value as a manufacturer. The convention was well attended by those professionals who visited the exhibit booths, demo rooms and the workshop sessions.  Meyer Sound featured a two-channel and 5.1 listening room with our newly patented Bluehorn System, which received a high level of traffic and very positive comments. We were also proud that our co-founder, President and CEO John Meyer, was honored as the Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecturer."

Mick Olesh, Waves EVP of Sales & Marketing, comments, “Waves experienced a great and valuable show at AES. In addition to the successful revealing of our new Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain plugin and networking SoundGrid servers and host, the vast attendance at our booth for our artist presentations, together with face-to-face meetings with our users and business colleagues, are a vital and fundamental element of our strategy and workflow.” 

Producer/Engineer (and regular attendee of AES Conventions) Russ Long sums it up, saying, “Once again the AES New York convention was an outstanding event. The mood was positive across the board, and it was reflected when I spoke to fellow attendees, visited exhibitor’s booths and demo rooms and attended seminars. It’s exciting to me that after working in this industry for three decades, the AES show is one of the few times I still feel like a kid in a toy store. There are so many fantastic technological developments happening in the audio world, and it’s exciting to have the opportunity to learn about them in single location in just a few days. Highlights of the many impressive products I saw include Audio-Technica’s new wireless system, the SSL Fusion analog stereo bus processor, Yamaha’s Rivage software update (that adds Theatre Mode!), Triad-Orbit’s Starbird mic stand (and their growing list of stand accessories), the Zylia ZM-1 spatial sound microphone, and Rupert Neve Design’s 5211 dual mic preamp - and that’s just the beginning!”

For complete list of exhibitors and sponsors, presenter list, technical program details and more, visit aesshow.com.

The AES looks ahead to 2019, when it will host the 146th AES International Convention in Dublin, Ireland, March 20–23, and its return to New York for the 147th AES International Convention, October 16–19, 2019.  

For complete details on the AES New York 2018 International Convention visit aesshow.com.


Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

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AES New York Convention Video - 80th Anniversary of The Mercury Theater's "War of the Worlds"

AES New York Convention Video - 80th Anniversary of The Mercury Theater's "War of the Worlds"

October 31, 2018 is the anniversary of a landmark event in U.S. broadcast history. In an exclusive and historic AES New York 2018 Convention event, the presentation the “80th Anniversary of The Mercury Theater’s ‘The War of the Worlds’” was hosted by New York Public Radio on October 19 at New York City broadcast venue, The Green Space. Video of the event is now available online on the AES YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/76ZjJnf8nWw

 

The event featured Frank Beacham, who worked with “War of the Worlds” director and narrator Orson Welles, discussing the dramatic tricks he used to turn the broadcast into a compelling and believable drama. The event included recordings of the behind-the-scenes story in the CBS Studio that frantic night. Further, SueMedia's Sue Zizza and David Shinn along with the HEAR Now Festival and Voicescapes Audio Theater produced and performed live recreations and interpretations from “The War of the Worlds” alongside playback of the newly remastered recording of the original broadcast, and discussion of the initial reactions to the 1938 broadcast by audience members and the public.

 

For more details about the event visit http://www.aes.org/events/145/broadcast/?ID=6264 


Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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AES New York Convention Connects the International Pro Audio Industry

Attendees in mass await the opening of the AES 145th International Convention exhibition hall and expo stages on October 17, 2018, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, at the opening of four days of professional audio experiences, education and insight from leaders in the audio engineering community.

Attendees in mass await the opening of the AES 145th International Convention exhibition hall and expo stages on October 17, 2018, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, at the opening of four days of professional audio experiences, education and insight from leaders in the audio engineering community.

Celebrating decades of professional audio leadership in its 70th anniversary year, the Audio Engineering Society raised the bar yet again with its 145th International Convention, the place to be to celebrate and experience the past, present and future of audio engineering technologies and techniques. Contrary to typical event patterns, for the second year in a row in New York City, the Convention’s exhibition floor was still packed at closing time – the Jacob Javits Center staff had to plead for a cleared hall with attendees who did not want their experience to end.

 

The three days of gear and services exhibition showed the latest innovations from over 300 brands, including 37 new exhibitors – some returning after periods of absence to embrace the renewed enthusiasm of exhibition attendees. These exhibitors included leading brands such as Dell, Sound Devices, Universal Audio, Apogee, Riedel, Zoom, Meyer Sound, Wisycom, Western Electric, Roland, MAGIX and more. Near 14,000 registrants kept the AES New York 2018 exhibition floor bustling, further bolstered by attendees from the co-located NAB New York Show who visited AES to connect and learn about audio.

 

Alongside the exhibition, the four days of in-depth presentations and insights from the most influential names in professional audio in the October 17-20 Technical Program at AES New York 2018 offered an array of ways to listen, learn and connect with the heart of the professional audio industry, from hundreds of scientific research presentations to technology demonstrations, onstage panels and interviews offering exclusive behind-the-scenes details covering the complete spectrum of audio production. 

 

“The excitement of the attendees of AES New York 2018 was evident at every turn across the four days of the Convention,” noted Convention Co-Chair Jonathan Wyner. “Time and again we heard how attendees were moved, motivated and educated by the unparalleled Technical Program content. Exhibitors were enthusiastic about the opportunities the Exhibition offered to connect with their customers. AES New York 2018 brought new diversity and innovations – I look forward to seeing more in 2019.”

 

The Technical Program, built by the team of audio experts assembled and led by AES New York 2018 Co-chairs Paul Gallo, Valerie Tyler and Wyner, also offered a variety of feature presentations, including opening remarks from AES President David Scheirman; the lively and entertaining Keynote address by musician, technologist and educator Thomas Dolby during the Opening Ceremonies; a candid on-stage and in-character discussion with Derek Smalls (“formerly of the band formerly known as Spinal Tap”); and the Heyser Lecture given by sound reinforcement pioneer John Meyer. 

 

Convention Co-Chair Tyler notes, “We are extremely grateful to our Track chairs and Convention committee members who put together the program and events this year, dedicating their expertise and an enormous amount of time and effort to give life to the convention. In addition, we’d like to thank the amazing and dedicated AES HQ staff, as well as the outstanding presenters and attendees who make the convention possible every year. The 145th AES International Convention has proven once again that there’s no better experience for audio professionals of today and tomorrow than the Audio Engineering Society.”

 

Attendees and featured presenters at this year’s show included Stevie Wonder, guitarist/songwriter Danny Kortchmar, renowned bassist Will Lee and legendary engineers/producers Al Schmitt, Bob Ludwig, Prince Charles Alexander, Chuck Ainlay, Jeff Balding, Frank Filipetti, Leslie Ann Jones, George Massenburg, Elliot Scheiner, Chris and Tom Lord-Alge, Marcella “Ms. Lago” Araica, Michael Brauer, Andrew Scheps, Tony Maserati, Joe Chiccarelli, Jack Joseph Puig, Piper Payne, Jimmy Douglass, Greg Wells, CJ Vanston and more.

 

The AES looks ahead to 2019, when it will host the 146th AES International Convention in Dublin, Ireland, March 20–23, and its return to New York for the 147th AES International Convention, October 16–19, 2019.  

 

For complete details on the AES New York 2018 International Convention visit aesshow.com.


Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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AES New York Convention Special Events Bring the Biggest Names in Audio for Exclusive Interviews and Events

AES New York Convention Special Events Bring the Biggest Names in Audio for Exclusive Interviews and Events

 

Each year, AES Conventions are the place to be to experience and learn about the latest audio technologies and techniques, and, just as importantly, the talented individuals who make audio engineering possible and limitless. This year’s AES New York 2018 Convention’s series of Special Events – open to all convention badgeholders – brings a top-notch array of insights from industry luminaries including Thomas Dolby, Derek Smalls, Al Schmitt, Bob Ludwig, Prince Charles Alexander, Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Elliot Scheiner, Greg Wells, and many more. This year’s AES 145th International Convention will take place at the Javits Center in New York City, October 17 – 20, offering four full days of over-the-top experiences and encounters sure to excite anyone with an appreciation for professional audio.  

 

“The AES New York 2018 Convention Special Events program is going to be bigger and better than ever, with more of the biggest names in audio engineering offering revealing insights on historic sessions, new projects and advanced tech. With innovative additions like the fast-paced AESx talks which dig deep on a single topic in 30 minutes, there’s more chances than ever to be a part of the Audio Engineering Society,” states Lisa Roy, AES New York 2018 Special Events co-chair. “Whether it’s your first time at an AES Convention, or you’re one of our industry pro’s that come back, year after year, to network and offer insights into the top-tier of audio productions around the world, the 2018 AES New York Convention’s Special Events connect you with the audio engineering community.”  The Special Events series of presentations is open to all AES New York 2018 attendees, and access is FREE with your Exhibits-Plus advance registration (use code AES18NOW at checkout).

 

Day One of the Convention holds several noteworthy events, as well as some of the biggest names to grace he AES Special Events stage. The activities kick off with the AES Diversity and Inclusion Committees Townhall, followed by the noontime Opening Ceremonies event will host an introduction from AES President David Scheirman, AES awards presentations and a not-to-be-missed keynote speech “The Conscious Sound Byte“ by musician, technologist and educator Thomas Dolby, known for his seminal song and music video “She Blinded Me with Science.” The afternoon continues with special guest Derek Smalls, formerly of the band formerly known as Spinal Tap, as he deconstructs his record, Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing), with producer/mixer CJ Vanston.

 

Day Two of the AES New York Convention offers another unique array of Special Event offerings. The day begins with the AES Platinum Latin Producers and Engineers Panel, followed by a lunchtime keynote by Richard Jensen on new digital technologies such as Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Music Metadata, and the Creative Passport. Tuesday afternoon keeps tracking with presentations such as “Al Schmitt – On the Record”, “Mastered by Bob Ludwig: An Exploration of his Career and Techniques”, and “The P&E Wing Presents: Getting Paid and Credited - Lessons in Self Preservation” with multi-GRAMMY Award producer/mixer Jeff Balding, GRAMMY nominated guitarist/songwriter Danny Kortchmar and GRAMMY Award-winning bassist and Musicians Hall of Fame inductee Will Lee. The day’s Special Events conclude with Capitol Studios’ Paula Salvatore and Candace Stewart of EastWest Studios presenting “Music Mavens: Managing Legacy Studios in Challenging Times.”

 

Day Three brings another set of in-depth presentations to the stage, beginning with a lunchtime keynote by recording and mix engineer Prince Charles Alexander (The Notorious B.I.G., P. Diddy, Destiny's Child, Aretha Franklin), moderated by Paul "Willie Green" Womack. Following is a special Studio Stories event – “Remastering Jackson Browne's Running on Empty” with moderator Ken Reeves of Universal Music Group. This panel features mastering engineers Reuben Cohen, Gavin Lurssen and Ron McMaster, as well as guitarist Danny Kortchmar, who served as lead guitarist on the original album and contributed vocal and songwriting skills. Another session of heavy-hitters follow with the panel “METAlliance – The Mission” moderated by Jim Pace and featuring panelists Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Elliott Scheiner and Al Schmitt. The day is capped of by sound reinforcement pioneer John Meyer of Meyer Sound Labs in his Heyser Lecture “Taking the Room Out of the Loudspeaker: New Tools for Transparent Reproduction.“ In his presentation, Meyer will touch on benchmarks in the quest for linear sound amplification, including the early Glyph large-horn systems, the Grateful Dead’s “Wall of Sound.”.

 

On the final day of the AES New York 2018 Convention, first up is a look at “Platinum Mastering — Past, Present, Future: Changes in Audio Mastering Technology/Aesthetics,” with mastering engineers Bob Ludwig, Andres A. Mayo and Ron McMaster. A lunchtime keynote follows with producer, mixer and songwriter Greg Wells (Adele, OneRepublic, Keith Urban) and in the special event series, legendary GRAMMY Award nominee Michael Beinhorn and GRAMMY Award winner Frank Filipetti offer their take on “Cracking the Creativity Process”.

 

The Special Events series of presentations is open to all AES New York 2018 attendees. Onsite registration for AES New York 2018 remains open throughout the convention.

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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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The Audio Engineering Society Celebrates 70 Years of the Art and Science of Audio: President's Message from David Scheirman

The Audio Engineering Society Celebrates 70 Years of the Art and Science of Audio: President's Message from David Scheirman

 

The Audio Engineering Society, founded in 1948, has grown to become the preeminent international organization unifying audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide by promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge and research. Now, in celebrating its 70th year, the AES continues to forge ahead with new and exciting opportunities and offerings for its members and the audio engineering community worldwide, serving as the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio science and technology and hosting a forum through which individuals continue to reach higher levels of audio excellence and understanding.

 

AES President David Scheirman shares the following message with the AES Membership and the entire professional audio engineering community:

 

2018 marks the 70th year of existence of The Audio Engineering Society. When we consider what that really means, it’s a remarkable achievement. As industry, research, academia and technical applications are all drawn more closely together, the Society’s mission remains a constant: to promote the science and practice of audio by bringing leading people and ideas together.

 

The first AES meeting took place on February 17, 1948, at New York City’s RCA Victor recording studios. An original volunteer executive committee of five individuals (J.D. Colvin, C.J. LeBel, C.G. McProud, N.C. Pickering and C.A. Rackey) worked to assist the young professional society in establishing its first ‘constitution,’ now known as the Society’s Bylaws. Remarkably durable, the Audio Engineering Society’s Bylaws have guided our corporate governance efforts now for seven decades.

 

70 years ago, the audio industry – and indeed our entire culture – was very different. In 1948, technology advances in the news included the LP (Long Playing) record and the transistor radio, and the new-fangled television set was just starting to become more common in private homes. Things we now take for granted were surprising the world and turning heads: the Porsche automobile company was founded that year, the first Random Access Storage Device became available, and a new swimming suit style known as the bikini was making a splash. The Soviets were blockading West Berlin, and Israel was being established as an independent state.

 

Within our industry, it was noted that ‘engineers engaged in the field of audio are generally agreed that there is a definite advantage to a professional society as a means of disseminating information and promoting intelligent study of the problems pertaining to their interests, but there has been considerable doubt that their field has been covered adequately.’ So stated the March 1948 issue of Audio Engineering. This was the reason for establishing the then-named Organizing Committee for the Formation of the Audio Engineering Society. These early pioneers focused on their common interests when coming together as a group. Public address systems, studio design and use, tape and wire recording, and high-quality home reproduction were key areas of interest.

 

Today, 70 years hence from that first meeting, audio professionals still gather to discuss, learn about, and advance the art and practice of these disciplines, along with many more. Emerging technologies and the results of audio research continue to be highlighted in the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, historical developments in the field from those seven decades can be sourced within the Society’s online E-Library, and the new AES Live: Videos series brings a new dimension to learning about audio. 

 

With good fortune (knock on neodymium!), many current members and a host of today’s professional audio and software companies who proudly support the AES will be on hand to help celebrate the Audio Engineering Society’s 100th Anniversary, a momentous event to look forward to in 2048.

 

Scheirman will address attendees of the AES New York 2018 International Convention during the Opening Ceremonies, taking place Wednesday, October 17, 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm at the Javits Convention Center. 

 

The Opening Ceremonies and other Special Events presentations at the AES New York 2018 Convention, including the keynote address by Thomas Dolby and Heyser Lecture by John Meyer, are open to all AES New York 2018 attendees. Onsite registration for AES New York 2018 remains open throughout the convention.

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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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Last Call for AES New York Advance Registration

Register Now at aesshow.com

Register Now at aesshow.com

Today is the final day for complimentary Exhibits-Plus AES New York 2018 145th International Pro Audio Convention badges (use code AES18NOW at checkout) and discounted All Access registration - Register Now at aesshow.com to be part of this years events.

Advance registration is still now at aesshow.com. AES Members, including student members, enjoy substantial discounts on All Access registration. Registration at any level for AES New York 2018 includes access to the NAB Show New York exhibition. AES New York 2018 Exhibits-Plus registration is complimentary for AES Members and those using the VIP code “AES18NOW” at checkout. If it’s about audio, it’s at AES – the ultimate opportunity for audio professionals of all specialties, and future audio pros, to listen, learn and connect!


Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018

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Facebook 360 Immersive Media Production Workshop to Be Held at AES New York 2018 Convention

The Facebook 360 training workshop being held at AES New York 2018 will cover the end-to-end workflow for spatial audio design and asset preparation of 360 and 180 immersive videos using the Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation tools.

The Facebook 360 training workshop being held at AES New York 2018 will cover the end-to-end workflow for spatial audio design and asset preparation of 360 and 180 immersive videos using the Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation tools.

 — The workshop will cover the end-to-end workflow for spatial audio design and asset preparation 
of 360 and 180 immersive videos using Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation tools —

The 145th AES International Convention in New York City will host a number of exciting educational events. One of the most intriguing is a half-day training session in immersive media production using the Facebook 360 platform. The workshop will cover the end-to-end workflow for spatial audio design and asset preparation of 360 and 180 immersive videos using Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation tools. This workshop is the result of a unique partnership between Facebook and the AES to provide hands-on training in 360 audio and video development during AES New York 2018. 

The workshop, led by Abesh Thakur of Facebook 360, and Latin GRAMMY Award-winning mastering engineer and AES Past President Andres Mayo, will be held at the Jacob Javits Center on Friday, October 19. There will be identical morning and afternoon sessions with enrollment limited to 35 attendees for each session. The workshops complement the immersive audio content in the four-day AES New York 2018 Technical Program, taking place October 17 – 20. 

“It's very exciting to see the AES taking the leading role as educators in this field, which is still completely new for most audio engineers and students,” says Mayo.

“As we move into the future, partnerships with major tech companies like Facebook become increasingly important,” adds 145th Convention Co-chair Jonathan Wyner. “They are among the leaders in developing new tech for producing audio, and AES has the membership with expertise to understand what it means to produce great sound.”

The workshop will cover the end-to-end workflow for spatial audio design and asset preparation of 360 and 180 immersive videos using the Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation tools. The content will address the following:

  1. What is spatial audio? Why is it important for Immersive videos?
  2. Formats and standards that are accepted on popular delivery platforms such as Facebook, Oculus or YouTube.
  3. Using plugins in a DAW to author ambisonic mixes that respond to real-time headtracking during runtime.
  4. Basic setup for live-streaming 360 videos with ambisonic audio.
  5. Overview of popular 360 cameras and ambisonic microphones that can be used for linear spatial audio design.

Workshop attendees will be required to bring laptops and to download software assets in advance to bring on the day.

Registration for one of these workshops is only available to convention attendees who are already registered for an All Access convention pass (not Exhibits-Plus) for the 145th Convention valid on Friday, October 19. Preregistration is required; there is an additional registration fee of $50 for AES members and $100 for non-members, covering the specialized assets needed for the seminar.

For additional details and a registration link, please visit aes.org/events/145/fb360

About the 2018 AES New York Convention
All Access registration to AES New York 2018 provides four full days of Technical Program sessions, including all onsite events, papers and posters, workshops and tutorials, including audio for VR, AR and XR and gaming and immersive and spatial audio (October 17-20). AES Members, including student members, enjoy substantial discounts on All Access registration. All Access registration is required before sign-up for one of the Facebook 360 workshops. The Exhibition, exhibition floor sessions and Special Events are open to all AES 2018 attendees, including Exhibits-Plus registrants. For a limited time, AES New York 2018 Exhibits-Plus registration is complimentary for those using the VIP code “AES18NOW” at checkout. Exhibits-Plus passes give attendees three days of Exhibition Floor showcases and demos (October 17-19). If it’s about audio, it’s at AES – the ultimate opportunity for audio professionals of all specialties and future audio pros to listen, learn and connect!

 

Advance registration has been extended for a limited time. The best possible pricing and options are available when registering online at aesshow.com. Registration at any level for AES New York 2018 includes access to the NAB Show New York exhibition.

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Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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