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Audio Engineering Society Explores "The Power of Sound" at AES Milan 2018 — Organizing Committee Announced

The Power of Sound — AES Milan 2018

The Power of Sound — AES Milan 2018

 — This May’s 144th International Audio Engineering Society Convention to cover the full spectrum of professional audio topics including 3D Audio, Sound Reinforcement, Sound for Cinema, Sound for VR, Multichannel Audio, Recording and Production and Room Acoustics —

The Audio Engineering Society has announced the distinguished membership of the organizing committee for the 144th International AES Convention and Exposition, taking place in Milan, Italy, May 23–26 at the NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre. Embracing this year’s theme – “The Power of Sound” – the convention will be co-chaired by Alberto Pinto (Professor – CESMA, NUCT University, Stanford University) and Nadja Wallaszkovits (Chief Audio Engineer – Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences and AES President-Elect), who have assembled a team of leading audio professionals to organize the events and presentations for Europe’s largest professional audio education, networking and gear exhibition of the year.

“Throughout their 70-year history,” says Wallaskovits, “AES conventions have gathered the foremost minds in audio to educate and connect with attendees. AES Milan 2018 will carry on that tradition in Northern Italy – not only a wonderful locale, but also home to numerous prominent professional audio manufacturers.”

The all-volunteer committee is representative of the caliber of participants in the convention. The committee members are Workshop Co-chairs Natanya Ford (Senior Lecturer – The University of the West of England; AES Fellow) and Magdalena Piotrowska (Manager and Sound Engineer – Hear Candy Mastering; Post-doc – Gdansk University of Technnology), Papers Co-chairs Ville Pulkki (Tenure-track Assistant Professor – Aalto University; AES Fellow) and Sascha Spors (Professor – University of Rostock), Facilities Co-Chairs Marcello Mannini (Sound Engineer, Skeldon Società Cooperativa) and Layan Thornton (Senior Member – AES European Convention TPVR Team) and, as Advisor, Umberto Zanghieri (R&D Manager – Z Division, RCF). “This outstanding committee is developing four full days of content that will educate and enlighten convention attendees,” states Pinto. “For audio professionals looking to advance their knowledge and skills, for students and all others interested in the audio sciences and arts, AES Milan is an essential event.”

“AES Milan is offering Workshops and Tutorials from across the broad range of audio engineering specialties,” elaborates Piotrowska. Sessions will include 3D Audio, Sound Reinforcement, Sound for Cinema, Sound for VR, Multichannel Audio, Recording and Production and Room Acoustics. “Convention attendees can share and expand their audio knowledge from the fundamentals through to the latest technologies,” she furthers. “New media – AR and VR, game sound, immersive audio, mobile platforms – will be the focus of numerous sessions and panels, including the experience of 3D audio through a high-order ambisonics system with dance and electronica musical playback, among other genres – as well as the presentation of spatial audio production techniques used such as B-format processing and spatial microphone capture. The AES Milan technical program will cover the application of technology – such as live sound system optimization and mixing – as well as present panels and presentations focusing on the latest in topics such as audio processing and portable streaming audio.” 

A mainstay of AES Conventions are Paper and Poster sessions, presenting the results of scholarly and commercial research covering all aspects of audio technology and including human perception of sound. Pulkki and Spors are heading the team of peer reviewers busy vetting the bountiful submissions for AES Milan 2018.

Students are also a major part of all AES Conventions. AES Milan is no exception, with student-oriented educational sessions and events that include student recording and design competitions, mentoring and a career and school fair.

The four-day technical program at AES Milan will run May 23 through 26, with the exposition taking place May 24 through 26. The technical program sessions include over 160 research paper presentations, covering the latest in audio research, technologies and techniques aimed at educating audio professionals and students, alike, while exemplifying the Convention theme: “The Power of Sound.” 

The companion exposition will showcase leading manufacturers with the latest gear on-hand for demonstration and evaluation, along with educational presentations and panels taking place on the show floor. The expo will also feature dedicated demo rooms and other unique listening experiences, complementing the full schedule of special events and social opportunities going on throughout the show. 

 

Make plans to join the AES in Milan and follow us online at aeseurope.com for the latest details about the technical program, exhibitors, registration, housing and more. For information on AES Milan Convention discounts, AES E-Library research archive access, special student and education events, visit aes.org.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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A Banner Opening Day for the Audio Engineering Society's Innovative AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium

Rat Sound Founder Dave Rat takes a question during the Q&A of his AES@NAMM Main Stage: Live session "Often-Overlooked Aspects of Mixing Big Rock Shows". Veteran FOH engineer Robert Scovill is hosting the Main Stage: Live sessions.

Rat Sound Founder Dave Rat takes a question during the Q&A of his AES@NAMM Main Stage: Live session "Often-Overlooked Aspects of Mixing Big Rock Shows". Veteran FOH engineer Robert Scovill is hosting the Main Stage: Live sessions.

 The inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio opened today, offering a full slate of unique educational programming and training sessions covering a rich and varied array of live sound- and studio production topics. The event, produced by the Audio Engineering Society in partnership with NAMM, runs through January 28, concurrent with the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. Bringing its 70 years of experience in professional audio education to the Symposium, the AES has gathered its leading industry experts to train attendees on practical applications of audio science and technology. Attendees also have the opportunity to explore the Main Stage area events and training room listening environments revealing some of the latest pro audio gear and technologies, while networking with industry peers and pros alike.

"On behalf of all our members, we are grateful to the AES leadership team who has created the energy and excitement of AES@NAMM,” said Joe Lamond, President and CEO of NAMM. “This educational and networking opportunity will benefit many, especially the young people coming to NAMM that truly represent the future of the industry.”

The 2018 AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio sessions emphasize the practical, with ample content for attendees, be they a skilled professional, a beginning hobbyist, or somewhere in between. With half- and full-day passes available for purchase, attendees can home in on their specific interests while accommodating their available time. The schedule offers a range of compelling training and tutorial sessions continues, and onsite registration will remain open, through the close of the NAMM Show 2018.

"For audio professionals, networking is typically first thought of in a technical sense, but networking with people is more important than ever. From my perspective, The NAMM Show is one of the biggest networking opportunities in our industry,” commented AES@NAMM Executive Chair and ATK/Audiotek President Michael MacDonald. “The AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium has been designed to help AES members and non-members alike expand their ‘human network.’ Our program is formatted to merge in-person networking opportunities with hands-on training and expert tutorials about relevant topics affecting our industry today."

AES President and Director of Global Concert & Rental Business for Bose, David Scheirman added, "With the professional audio industry growing and changing rapidly, it makes sense for our Society's in-person gatherings to evolve as well. Considering the advances taking place in the technologies and tools we use as audio professionals, nothing can replace direct, in-person exposure. This event has been designed to provide a sampler of knowledge and hands-on training along the entire signal path, from microphone to speaker. We're grateful to see the enthusiastic response and solid support from across the audio equipment manufacturing industry for this inaugural event."

AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 2018 Supporters include Apogee, Adamson, Allen & Heath, Alteros, Bose Professional, DAD (Digital Audio Denmark), dB Technologies, EAW, DiGiGrid, Eventide, Focal, Genelec, Lectrosonics, Meyer Sound, QSC, Sennheiser, Ultimate Ears, Waves and Yamaha. For complete event information and detailed schedule of programs and presentations for the 2018 AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio, visit aesatnamm.com.


Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018

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The Audio Engineering Society Debuts "The AES Inside Track" Monthly Online Publication

The Audio Engineering Society Debuts "The AES Inside Track" Monthly Online Publication

The AES has announced a new monthly online publication, The AES Inside Track, featuring expert industry curators highlighting an AES topic of choice, with editorial insight as well as links to related research topics, videos, important innovators in the field, and more. The AES Inside Track is available exclusively through the AES Member Portal and is an added member benefit, free to all AES members and available on the AES.org website, with the first edition focusing on the topic of Sound Quality Prediction with curator Jon Francombe. 

Created in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the AES, The AES Inside Track offers a unique way of integrating personal insight from our member experts while leveraging the online resources created by the Society. Each month will feature a new topic of importance within the AES, starting January 2018 with Sound Quality Prediction. Readers will find resources outlining an introduction to the field of sound quality prediction, including journal, conference, and convention papers and videos describing the training, testing, application of models, links to profiles of relevant groups and individuals in the AES, and links to external resources of note – a new and interactive way for AES members to stay on top of their game and keep informed about developments in the industry.

January’s curator, Jon Francombe, is a research fellow in the Institute of Sound Recording, University of Surrey. His research background is in perceptual audio quality evaluation. He has worked on methods for understanding listener perception of novel audio technologies, including personal sound zones and new spatial audio reproduction methods, and producing and developing predictive models of important perceptual attributes.

Upcoming editions of The AES Inside Track are set to feature Loudness Measurement and Control with Thomas Lund in February, and a focus on Headphones with Patrick Hegarty is slated for March.

“The launch of The AES Inside Track is a new way that the AES – which is our membership – can interact and share six decades of resources available, for free, to our AES community, in new and meaningful ways,” said Bob Moses, AES Executive Director. “With all aspects of audio more integrated than ever, this invaluable insight on these hot topics in audio engineering is a way to connect and learn from our peers and industry heroes alike. By examining the issues and opportunities of today with the resources – the who, why and how – that help these advancements take place, our entire membership gets a bigger-picture view of the audio industry, as well as the nuts-and-bolts details on individual topics and technologies. Our guest curators are the key, linking their own mindset on subjects with the ways in which they themselves utilize the AES website and other tools in their own self-education.”

Look for The AES Inside Track in the Member Portal at aes.org/members.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium coming soon to NAMM Show in Anaheim, Southern California!

AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium coming soon to NAMM Show in Anaheim, Southern California!

The inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio kicks off in a couple of weeks with a rich and varied educational program of training sessions. The four-day international symposium from the Audio Engineering Society will be held from January 25 to 28 at the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, and is targeted at working professionals in the live sound, recording and performance-audio communities. “Our unique program will spotlight the application of audio science and technology to sound-system operations, along with studio workflow practices,” states AES president David Scheirman. “We still have places available at these sessions for pro-audio professionals to come and learn from our seasoned experts. And attendance is highly affordable for AES members: Just $99 for a full-day session; $69 for a half-day session. Non-members can join the Society to receive these discounted prices."

The full program of Training Academies and related sessions on line-array technologies, live-sound consoles, wireless systems, in-ear monitoring and studio environments, in addition to tutorials on system measurement and optimization, can be accessed here: https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2018/events/education/aes. Classes will be held within the Anaheim Hilton Hotel’s NAMM U Education Center, adjacent to a new pro-audio exhibit space. Several Chinese- and Spanish-language sessions on selected pro-audio topics will be curated and presented by industry experts.

WHERE? Hilton Hotel 4th Floor | WHAT? Educational Sessions | WHEN? All Day; Every Day
WHO? Live Sound, Recording and Performance-Audio Professionals

The four-day symposium offers a rich and varied educational program of technical and training sessions from a wide cross section of industry experts.
Main Stage: Live hosted by Robert Scovill, with sessions from Dave Rat, Patrick Baltzell, Kenneth “Pooch” Van Druten and Dave Shadoan.
Main Stage: Studio hosted by Bobby Owsinski, with sessions from Andrew Scheps, Sylvia Massy, Jack Joseph Puig, Richard Chycki and Scott Gershin.
The Studio Academy with Apogee, DigiGrid, Digital Audio Denmark, Eventide, Focal, Genelec, Meyer Sound Laboratories and Waves/Soundgrid as program supporters.
Line Array Loudspeaker Academy with Adamson, Bose Professional, dB Technologies and EAW.
Live Mixing Console Academy with Allen & Heath, QSC and Yamaha.
Entertainment Wireless Academy with Alteros/Audio-Technica, Lectrosonics, Sennheiser and Ultimate Ears.
Plus In-Ear Monitoring Academy | Sound System Measurement & Optimization workshops.

“Our  Social Events Program includes Live Sound, Lessons Learned, a Press Invitational to honor Audio Analysts’ Albert Leccese,” Scheirman adds. “We have also organized an AES@NAMM Student Mixer, in addition to a reception honoring women working in professional audio, which is organized by the Society’s new AES Diversity and Inclusion Committee.”

Main Stage: Live sessions will focus on live sound-system mixing and concert system engineering, with input from top-tier rental sound company owners and leading FOH mixers. “We have individual presentations and tutorials on live digital mixing console automation, virtual soundchecks, low-frequency management in live concert venues, world-tour logistics and more,” says Scheirman, “in addition to daily panels on a range of live-sound topics.” Speakers joining veteran FOH host Robert Scovill include Rat Sound founder Dave Rat, Sound Image president Dave Shadoan, ATK/Audiotek president Michael MacDonald, and several surprise guests. Pat Baltzell of Baltzell Audio Design will discuss mixing live entertainment segments for the Superbowl halftime shows.

Hosted by producer/engineer/author Bobby Owsinski, Main Stage: Studio presentations occur hourly during all four days; topics will range from Outside-the-Box Recording Techniques and Virtual Microphones to Alternative Studio Design and DIY Projects, and also focus on business, social media and creativity topics.

Hosted by John Murray, the Sound System Measurement & Optimization Workshop will include sessions on AFMG’s SysTune, Rational Acoustics’ Smaart and Studio Six Digital’s Audio Tools. Sessions include Bruce Olson addressing Delay Fill Alignment, Charlie Hughes’ famous Subwoofer Series, Jamie Anderson on Multi-Mic Measurement, Chris Tsanjouries on Crossing the Art/Science Line and Andrew Smith on Choosing the Right Frequency Analyzer.

The Technical Papers Sessions of peer-reviewed papers that are standard fare for such AES gatherings will be book-ended by Chinese-language sessions on selected pro-audio topics curated and presented by Bing Li, who chairs the AES Guangzhou Professional Section, together with Xiaowei Fan, lecturer on acoustics at Communication University of China, Nanjing College. Spanish-language sessions on studio recording workflow processes will also be presented and curated by Juan de Dios Martin, an experienced producer/engineer and Avid Pro Tools practitioner.

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Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium Unveils Rich and Varied Program of Educational Training Sessions

AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium Unveils Rich and Varied Program of Educational Training Sessions

With a full schedule for the inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio now online at both the AES and NAMM websites, participants will be able to review the rich and varied educational program and select technical and training sessions they would like to attend. The four-day international symposium from the Audio Engineering Society, which will be held at the 2018 NAMM Show from January 25-28 in Anaheim, CA, is targeted at working professionals in the live sound, recording and performance-audio communities. The program comprises a series of Training Academies and related sessions on line-array technologies, live-sound mixing consoles, wireless systems, in-ear monitoring and recording studio environments, in addition to tutorials on system measurement and optimization, plus a selection of technical papers in related fields. Classes will be held within the Anaheim Hilton Hotel’s NAMM U Education Center, adjacent to a new pro-audio exhibit space. The entire schedule of nearly 300 sessions can be accessed here: https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2018/events/education/aes

In addition to the Line Array Loudspeaker Academy, with program supporters AdamsonBose ProfessionaldB Technologies and EAW, the Live Mixing Console Academy with QSC and Yamaha, and Entertainment Wireless Academy with Lectrosonics and Sennheiser, stand-out tutorials and workshops include Main Stage: StudioMain Stage: Live and Sound System Measurement & Optimization. Other symposium supporters and technical participants in The Studios sessions include Apogee, DigiGrid, Digital Audio Denmark, Eventide, Focal, Genelec, Meyer Sound Laboratories and Waves/Soundgrid

Main Stage: Live sessions will cover contemporary live sound-system mixing and concert system engineering, with support and participation from top-tier rental sound company owners and leading FOH mixers. Individual presentations and technical tutorials will be offered on live digital mixing console automation, virtual soundchecks, low-frequency management in live concert venues, world-tour logistics and more, as well as daily panels on other popular live-sound topics. During the four days of sessions, participating expert speakers joining veteran FOH host Robert Scovill include Rat Sound founder Dave Rat, Sound Image president Dave Shadoan, ATK/Audiotek president Michael MacDonald, and several surprise guests. Pat Baltzell of Baltzell Audio Design will reveal details of his experiences mixing live entertainment segments for the Superbowl halftime shows. The unique challenges of co-mixing FOH for the Sting/Paul Simon Tour will be highlighted by Coach Conner (FOH, Paul Simon) and Clair Global senior system engineer Howard Page (FOH, Sting).

Hosted by producer/engineer/author Bobby Owsinski, Main Stage: Studio presentations occur hourly during all four days from such industry experts as Andrew SchepsSylvia MassyGavin LurssenRichard ChyckiScott Gershinand many more. Topics range from Outside-the-Box Recording Techniques and Virtual Microphones to Alternative Studio Design and DIY Projects; they also focus on business, social media and creativity topics.

Sound System Measurement & Optimization Workshop, hosted by John Murray of Optimum Systems, will include breakout classrooms on AFMG’s SysTune, Rational Acoustics’ Smaart and Studio Six Digital’s Audio Tools. Sessions include Bruce Olson addressing Delay Fill Alignment, Charlie Hughes’s famous Subwoofer Series, Jamie Anderson on Multi-Mic Measurement, Chris Tsanjouries on Crossing the Art/Science Line and Andrew Smith on Choosing the Right Frequency Analyzer.

“This unique, new Audio Engineering Society AES@NAMM Symposium will spotlight the application of audio science and technology to sound-system operations, along with studio workflow practices,” emphasizes AES president David Scheirman. Advance registration costs are $99 for a full-day session or $69 for a half-day session; prices for non-AES members are $129 and $89, respectively. Non-members are encouraged to join the Society prior to purchasing Access Passes for the symposium program to receive the discounted price.

“We're pleased to be a part of the inaugural AES@NAMM programming at The NAMM Show 2018,” says Marc Weber, director of product and brand management with Adamson Systems Engineering. “NAMM's effort to boost the live-performance audio presence at this year's show is very encouraging.” “Bose Professional will be providing hands-on training for our compact line array assembly with DeltaQ technology, along with details of our collaboration with Powersoft's DSP and amplification platform,” adds Jeff Lange, the firm’s global loudspeaker trainer.

The equally important Social Events Program includes “Live Sound, Lessons Learned,” a Press Invitational that will honor the memory of Audio Analysts’ Albert Leccese on Thursday; an AES@NAMM Student Mixer on Friday; and a Saturday cocktail reception honoring women working in professional audio, organized by the Society’s new AES Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

The Technical Papers Sessions of peer-reviewed papers that are standard fare for such AES gatherings will be book-ended by Chinese-language sessions on selected pro-audio topics curated and presented by Bing Li, who chairs the AES Guangzhou Professional Section, together with Xiaowei Fan, lecturer on acoustics at Communication University of China, Nanjing College. Spanish-language sessions on studio recording workflow processes will also be presented and curated by Juan de Dios Martin, an experienced producer/engineer and Avid Pro Tools practitioner.

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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017

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AES President David Scheirman Gives Keynote Speech at International Symposium on ElectroAcoustic Technologies

Shen Yong, ISEAT Chair; Zhou Haichang, Chairman - China Audio Industry Association; AES President David Scheirman; Zhu Xincun, Chairman - China Entertainment Technology Association; Li Jianwei, Chairman - China Electronic Components Association electroacoustic device branch

Shen Yong, ISEAT Chair; Zhou Haichang, Chairman - China Audio Industry Association; AES President David Scheirman; Zhu Xincun, Chairman - China Entertainment Technology Association; Li Jianwei, Chairman - China Electronic Components Association electroacoustic device branch

Audio Engineering Society President David Scheirman recently gave the keynote speech for the 6th International Symposium on ElectroAcoustic Technologies (ISEAT 2017) in Shenzhen, China, held November 4-5. Scheirman’s speech opened the symposium with the topic “Past, Present, and Future: an Overview of Large-Scale Loudspeakers Arrays” and additionally shared perspectives on the worldwide influence of the AES in the field of audio engineering.

 

ISEAT has been held every two years since 2007 and was initiated by Professor Shen Yong from Nanjing University, who serves as the chairman of the symposium. Aimed to promote technology exchange and learning in electroacoustics and related fields, ISEAT offers attendees a rich technical program with scientific paper presentations, workshops and tutorials. The symposium lays claim to being the most influential and best-attended technology exchange platform in China’s growing professional audio industry. 

 

ISEAT 2017 brought together dozens of the most outstanding scientists and engineers in audio science and technology from all over the world. AES leaders and members included Scheirman, Past President Sean Olive, Fellow and silver medal recipient David Griesinger and Fellow and silver medal recipient Wolfgang Klippel. Also in attendance were ASA standards director Christopher Struck; Ning Xiang, associate editor of the JASA; Akira Mochimaru, senior specialist from Bose; and many other experts. More than 50 papers were presented, covering five primary technical topics: consumer electroacoustics, micro electroacoustics, professional electroacoustics, smart electroacoustics and architectural acoustics. Attendees streamed through the doors of lecture halls, with a registration of over 6000. The symposium also invited founders of China’s top companies in the electroacoustics industry, well-known entrepreneurs, the Chairman of the China Entertainment Technology Association, the Chairman of the China Electronic Components Association – electroacoustic device branch, the Chairman of the China Audio Industry Association and other industry leaders.

 

ISEAT has worked with the Audio Engineering Society for over a decade and has invited a number of AES presidents and recipients of AES awards to give paper presentations at previous symposiums. The event organizers have actively developed a platform for deeper communication with AES, with the Society contributing valuable technical knowledge, while enthusiastically stimulating a cross-organizational technical seminar. After his keynote speech at ISEAT 2017, Scheirman discussed various aspects of AES membership and activities, including member profiles; organization and the resulting influence of AES across the range of professional audio disciplines; career development; community and human networking benefits; events (local, regional and international); and standards and recommended practices. Scheirman outlined upcoming AES events to be held in 2018, including the 144th AES Convention in Milan, the 2018 AES International Conference on Music Induced Hearing Disorders and AES@NAMM. He also spoke about the dissemination of scientific research through the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society and the AES’s E-library, as well as by the AES Technical Council and its various topical committees. Scheirman closed his presentation by thanking Professor Shen for his long-time contribution to the international electroacoustic field, also thanking the symposium staff that had supported the event so successfully. At the same time, he noted that the AES would keep in close contact and maintain in-depth cooperation with ISEAT for further expansion of the Audio Engineering Society’s growing influence in China. 


Posted: Friday, December 8, 2017

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The Latest AES Journal is Now Online and Free to View for All AES Members

The Latest AES Journal is Now Online and Free to View for All AES Members
The latest AES Journal is now online, and free to view for all AES Members.
 
Conference Reports, Papers, Special Features, Call for Contributions, Section Reports, and much more - Find out what's happening with Your AES!

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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium Opens Online Registration With News of Key Program Supporters

AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium Opens Online Registration With News of Key Program Supporters

- Industry-leading brands and companies supporting unique tutorial sessions -

Registration is now open for the inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio, a unique education and training program from the Audio Engineering Society targeted at working professionals in the live sound, recording and performance-audio communities. The four-day international symposium, which will be held at the 2018 NAMM Show from January 25-28 in Anaheim, CA, comprises a series of Training Academies and related sessions on line-array technologies, live-sound mixing consoles, wireless systems and studio environments, in addition to tutorials on system measurement and optimization, plus a selection of technical papers in related fields. These must-attend classes will be held within the Anaheim Hilton Hotel’s NAMM U Education Center, adjacent to a new pro-audio exhibit space.

“The Audio Engineering Society is leveraging up-to-date expert knowledge from both its members and supportive pro-audio equipment manufacturers,” states AES president David Scheirman. “This symposium will throw a creative spotlight on the application of audio science and technology to sound-system operations, along with studio workflow practices.” Advance registration costs are $69 for a half-day session and $99 for a full-day session; prices for non-AES members are $169 and $199, respectively. Non-members are encouraged to join the Society prior to purchasing Access Passes for the symposium program, since they will receive a significant discount of $100 for each day they sign up.

The organizing committee also has named numerous symposium supporters, which for the Line Array Loudspeaker Academy comprise AdamsonBose Professional and EAW, with more to be added soon. QSC and Yamaha are supporting the Live Mixing Console Academy – with others expected –  while Lectrosonics and Sennheiser are supporting the Entertainment Wireless Academy. Supporters for the Studios Academy, which will profile studio monitors, interfaces, DAWs, plug-ins and more in three separate studio environments, include ApogeeDigiGridFocalGenelecMeyer Sound Laboratories and Waves.

“We're pleased to be a part of the inaugural AES@NAMM programming at The NAMM Show 2018,” says Marc Weber, director of product and brand management with Adamson Systems Engineering. “NAMM's effort to boost the live-performance audio presence at this year's show is very encouraging. Our participation in the Line Array Loudspeaker Academy complements our dedicated focus on training and education for our users, and we're looking forward to giving NAMM Show attendees a taste of our premium, made-in-Canada loudspeaker products."

“Bose Professional looks forward to sharing configuration and set-up details of our ShowMatch™ System Solutions during the AES@NAMM Symposium,” says Jeff Lange, the company’s global loudspeaker trainer. “We will be providing hands-on training for our compact line array assembly with DeltaQ™ technology, along with details of our collaboration with Powersoft's DSP and amplification platform, and a thorough explanation of our line array calculation software using AFMG's EASE Focus. I'm really looking forward to seeing rental company owners, system engineers and field technicians in Anaheim.”

The Main Stage: Studio sessions coordinated by seasoned author and engineer/producer Bobby Owsinski with a team of studio industry experts will address a range of key operational parameters for recording and production facilities. The Sound System Measurement & Optimization Tutorials will be presented by a panel of seasoned experts, including John MurrayBruce OlsonCharlie HughesJames AndersonChris Tsanjouries and Andrew Smith, who will discuss measuring and then optimizing the technical performance of various audio systems.

Newly added to the program is the In-Ear Monitor Academy, which will spotlight the installation and operation of in-ear monitoring systems, and Main Stage: Live Sound, which will focus on setting up and using contemporary live-sound systems, with instruction on configuring and interfacing key components in high profile, real-world applications. A related, special social event on Thursday January 25, entitled “Live Sound, Lessons Learned,” will honor the memory of Audio Analysts’ Albert Leccese.

The Technical Papers Sessions of peer-reviewed papers that are standard fare for such AES gatherings will be book-ended by Chinese-language sessions on selected pro-audio topics curated and presented by Bing Li, who chairs the AES Guangzhou Professional Section, together with Xiaowei Fan, lecturer on acoustics at Communication University of China, Nanjing College. Spanish-language sessions on studio recording workflow processes will be presented and curated by Juan de Dios Martin, an experienced producer/engineer and Avid Pro Tools practitioner.

As with all Technical Sessions at traditional Audio Engineering Society events, AES@NAMM is a fee-based symposium with limited seating secured through advance registration, open to all show attendees with a NAMM Badge. Attendees can purchase half-day or whole-day admission, with registration now open. Academy trainees will receive a Certificate of Attendance to confirm their participation in educational sessions. 

NAMM U Education Center
AES@NAMM’s Education Center comprises multiple rooms on the fourth floor of the Anaheim Hilton that face the Grand Plaza. Symposium sessions will run 9:00 am to 5:00 pm from Thursday, January 25 through Sunday, January 28, with the last day ending at 4:00 pm.

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Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017

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David Scheirman Takes Office as President of the Audio Engineering Society

AES President David Scheirman

AES President David Scheirman

The AES has announced that David Scheirman has taken office as the new President of the Audio Engineering Society. In continuing its role of promoting audio science and education, the AES welcomes Scheirman and his forty-plus years of experience and expertise in professional audio – and as a long-time active member of the AES, where he’s served three terms on the Board of Governors, along with numerous roles and chair positions at AES conventions and within the AES committee system.

“David has played a leading role in the past year as Chair of the President’s strategic planning team,” said Alex Case, as he ends his own one-year presidential term. “David was instrumental in our development of new events and collaborations. With his broad and deep industry experience, he is uniquely prepared to lead these AES initiatives in the coming year.” Case will continue to serve on the AES Executive Committee as Past President, while also chairing the Membership and Nominations Committees.

Scheirman, an AES member since 1975, has been directly involved with PA rental companies, an installed system integrator, an electro-acoustical measurement laboratory, a computer-control system developer, a networking technology R&D firm and leading loudspeaker system manufacturers, with previous recent experience notably including his work with HARMAN Professional and JBL. Currently, he holds the position of Director, Global Concert & Rental Business at Bose Professional.

Past AES duties include three terms on the AES Board of Governors; Past Chair, AES Pacific NW section; Executive Committee, Los Angeles Section; Facilities Chair, 137th and 139th Conventions; Session Chair, AES International Conference on Sound Reinforcement; and Co-Chair, AES international Conference on Computer Controlled Sound Systems. Further, Scheirman is a member of the AES Standards Committee’s Standards Task Force, and has served on or chaired additional AES committees, including Executive Committee, Board of Governors, Conference Policy, Convention Policy, Laws & Resolutions, Membership, Nominations, Regions & Sections, 143rd Convention and AES@NAMM. His professional development background includes executive education programs with California Institute of Technology (Accelerating Product Development), Stanford University (Market Strategy for Technology-Based Companies), M.I.T. (Managing Complex Product Development Processes), and University of Washington (Finance for Non-Financial Managers).

“I’m honored to have been elected President of the AES by our membership,” said Scheirman, “and the timing takes place as our Society moves forward with so many promising initiatives like our collaborative events and our membership growth activities in China and elsewhere across the globe. Equally promising is our ongoing investment in the future through service to our growing student membership, and, as evidenced by our creation of the new Diversity and Inclusion committee, in proactively promoting opportunity both within the AES and the audio industry at large. I look forward to helping facilitate further progress.”

Read David Scheirman’s AES Presidents Message here and learn more about how you can be a part of the AES at aes.org.


Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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AES Celebrates UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, Friday, October 27, 2017, with Conference Scholarship

AES Celebrates UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, Friday, October 27, 2017, with Conference Scholarship
To celebrate UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (Friday, October 27, 2017), the Audio Engineering Society has established a scholarship to cover travel and registration costs to fund participation by an audio archivist from an emerging nation in the 2018 AES International Conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation and Restoration. The conference will take place June 28 to 30, 2018, at the United States Library of Congress’ National Audio Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC) in Culpeper, Virginia, USA.
 
“This event presents a remarkable opportunity to bring researchers and practitioners together for three days to discuss critical preservation issues and to focus on strategies that will support and encourage collaboration and interoperability between industry and the preservation, restoration and archiving communities,” said Conference Chair John Krivit. “To serve the mission of UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, we want to make it possible for a deserving audio archivist to gain knowledge they can bring home to aid the preservation of the audio artifacts of a language and culture.”
 
With a theme of “Discover, Remember and Share,” UNESCO’s (United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization) World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is a commemoration of the adoption, in 1980 by the 21st General Conference, of the Recommendation for the Safeguarding and Preservation of Moving Images. The vision for the event also encapsulates the motivation behind AES’s technical Conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation and Restoration. “Audiovisual archives tell us stories about people’s lives and cultures from all over the world,” states the event website. “They represent a priceless heritage which is an affirmation of our collective memory and a valuable source of knowledge since they reflect the cultural, social and linguistic diversity of our communities. They help us grow and comprehend the world we all share. Conserving this heritage and ensuring it remains accessible to the public and future generations is a vital goal for all memory institutions as well as the public at large.”
 
Topics for the AES’s Conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation and Restoration will include object-based preservation & material science, handling and storage of audio carriers, new developments in material research, preservation by digitization, mechanical vs. optical transfer, restoration of obsolete disc formats, preservation issues for emerging high-end audio formats, preserving legacy professional formats (including multitrack tapes and obsolete digital formats), storage and access technology, current status and future development of digital archives, metadata, aesthetic considerations in digital restoration of historical audio, public/private collaboration for preservation and access, and considerations for archiving in preserving commercial audio. The conference program will include a tour of the NAVCC.
 
For more information about the 2018 AES Conference on Audio Archiving, Conservation and Restoration, and the call for contributions, visit http://www.aes.org/conferences/2018/archiving/. Guidelines for applying for the scholarship will be posted at that site on November 1, 2017.
 

For more information on UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, visit https://en.unesco.org/wdah2017 


Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

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