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February 2021

New and recent this week on the AES Job Board

New and recent this week on the AES Job Board


Posted: Friday, February 26, 2021

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AES EDM Academy Premieres March 11

The AES is set to premiere its first-ever EDM Academy event on March  11, 2021

The AES is set to premiere its first-ever EDM Academy event on March 11, 2021

— One-day online event will focus on technology, tools and techniques to enhance EDM sessions and performances —

 

The AES has announced details of the upcoming premiere of the AES EDM Academy, taking place online, March 11, from 10:00am to 5:00pm ET, and offering a full day of sessions covering the latest trends in technology, tools and techniques for EDM production and performance. Registration is just $20 for AES members ($40 for non-members) and includes access to on-demand replay of the event for an additional two months for AES members (two weeks for nonmembers). Additionally, attendees will receive a certificate of achievement for participating in the AES EDM Academy sessions.

 

In this first-ever AES EDM Academy event, industry pros will guide attendees through a host of topical sessions covering both the artistry and techniques used by today’s hottest EDM artists and producers. Slated sessions include:

 

“The Most Important Tool in your Arsenal” – AES EDM Academy co-chair Alexandra Bartles takes a fresh look at the most important tool in any studio: human hearing. Bartles will share critical knowledge about how hearing works and how to protect it.

 

“Education to Industry as an Artist” – In this session, the Funk Cartel brothers, Rory and Cam Cochrane, discuss their self-driven artist development strategies, the importance of understanding the audio engineering aspect of music production, and how they continue to carve out their place in the music industry.

 

“Do Your Kicks Punch?” – Dr. Rick Snoman gives insight on how to tighten up the most important element in an electronic dance track: the kick drum. Snoman will look at the different methods used to synthesize kick drums, alongside the various ways to use processing to ensure that kicks punch through the track and translate properly to the dance floor.

 

“An Insight into Roska and the UK Funky Genre” – Continuing his journey as a pioneer of the Funky House sound via his more than 100 releases on the Roska Kicks & Snares (RKS) imprint, Roska has welcomed the likes of MA1, Champion, Murder He Wrote, DJ POLO and DJ MOTU to the label since its inception in 2010.

 

“Studio Monitoring 101” – A comprehensive session on the correct set-up, placement and types of studio monitoring for EDM production presented by Stephan Mauer, head of product at ADAM Audio since 2018.

 

Visit AESShow.com/edm for AES EDM Academy registration, preliminary session information, presenter bios and more.  

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Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2021

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Listen, Learn, and Connect with the AES Online - #AESorg

Listen, Learn, and Connect with the AES Online - #AESorg

AES Community - Sharing a Common Passion

 

The AES is comprised of individuals from around the world united by a passion for audio. From seasoned professionals to novices and students, from researchers to practitioners, from local sections to international conferences and conventions, the AES is the way to Listen, Learn and Connect with the global audio community.

 

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Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2021

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AES Audio Product Education Institute Webinar to Explore Computational Platforms for Automotive Audio

The second AES APEI Automotive Audio Webinar, Computational Platforms for Automotive Audio, will explore audio processing requirements and performance workloads in automotive audio, Tuesday, February 23, at 12:00pm EST.

The second AES APEI Automotive Audio Webinar, Computational Platforms for Automotive Audio, will explore audio processing requirements and performance workloads in automotive audio, Tuesday, February 23, at 12:00pm EST.

— AES APEI initiative welcomes top industry experts on February 23, 2021 to discuss audio processing requirements and performance workloads in automotive audio —

 

The Audio Product Education Institute (APEI), an initiative of the Audio Engineering Society, will host the second in a series of webinars on Automotive Audio on Tuesday, February 23 (12:00pm EST): Computational Platforms for Automotive Audio. As auto manufacturers continue to push the limits of existing processing platforms to meet the increasing complexities of automotive systems, this online session will discuss the features that are common to all kinds of processing, and the ones that are unique to audio, identifying the distinctive characteristics for automotive audio applications.

 

Providing software and hardware perspectives, the webinar will explore the need for deterministic processing and how to manage that key requirement against standard computer hardware techniques, such as caching and virtual memory. 

 

While car manufacturers are building features like fully autonomous driving, they are simultaneously innovating on the in-cabin experience, a huge component of which is audio and voice. Immersive sound and personal audio zones, automotive active and road noise cancellation (ANC/RNC), voice-based user-interfaces and in-car communications, engine sound synthesis (ESS) and electric vehicle warning sound systems (EVWSS/AVAS) are just some of the current areas of focus for automotive audio developers.

 

Digital signal processing (DSP) core technologies need to deliver on deterministic goals with very low processing latency and best-in-class MIPS/mW performance. Some processors feature hardware accelerators to offload common digital signal processing algorithms from the core, making them the ideal choice for real-time audio applications. Considerations with complex peripherals such as Ethernet and USB bring another level of demands.

 

This event will be presented by Roger Shively (JJR Acoustics, LLC), APEI's Automotive Pillar Chair, bringing 34 years of experience in engineering research and development, which includes significant experience in product realization and in launching new products at OEM manufacturers around the world. Following opening remarks, the event will feature presentations from Paul Beckmann (CTO, DSP Concepts) and John Redford (DSP Architect, Analog Devices), offering a valuable perspective on automotive audio computational platforms.

 

In the first presentation, Paul Beckmann will discuss “Mapping Automotive Audio Workloads to the Appropriate Processors,” where he will provide an understanding of the primary automotive audio workloads and detail the strengths and weaknesses of different processors to meet the demands of those applications, with predictions for the next five to 10 years.

The second session, by John Redford, will explore “Distinctive Features of Audio Processing” and the needs to steadily increase performance and reduce the cost of related hardware and software components. The presentation will detail how to deal with audio memory and programming needs in a deterministic environment.

 

This AES Audio Product Education Institute Automotive Audio webinar is part of an ongoing event series that underscores the AES’s commitment to providing its membership and the industry at large with practical knowledge in designing and implementing real-world applications and innovative sound systems.

 

AES APEI Computational Platforms for Automotive Audio Webinar registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7vCbUAbeSGC9HbCvaVtXoA 

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Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2021

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Honoring Black History Month and the late Jay Henry: "African Americans in Audio"

Honoring Black History Month and the late Jay Henry: "African Americans in Audio"

In honor of Black History Month and in loving memory of educator and AES Member Jay Henry, AES is publicly sharing the video "African Americans in Audio from our AES Live: Videos collection, recorded at the 147th AES Convention in New York City in 2019.

Watch this extraordinary gathering of renowned engineers, performers, and educators for a discussion on how African Americans have been blazing trails behind the scenes in the recording industry and how we can best engage and welcome them to access the social and scholarly networks that have benefited us all.


View the video on the AES YouTube channel at youtu.be/nT_M_DO4TrM


Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2021

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