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Let Your Voice Be Heard: 2016 AES Elections

It’s YOUR AES; get involved. AES voting members determine the future direction of the Society by electing its leadership. Members are reminded to cast their ballots in the 2016 election for members of the Board of Governors before the election closes at 5:00 PM (EST) on Friday, July 8, 2016.

On this year’s ballot are:

- President-Elect

- Secretary

- Vice President Eastern Region US and Canada

- Vice President Western Region US and Canada

- Vice President Northern Region, Europe

- Governor (3 at-large positions)

- Bylaw Amendment

 

View Member Profiles of the Candidates

All voting members should have received an email on or around May 27 from “Election Services Solutions for AES,” with a message from Christopher V. Freitag, Chair, Tellers Committee, notifying them of the vote. In that email is a Unique PIN which you can use along with your membership number to cast your ballot online. 

If you did not receive your ballot, call Election Services during normal business hours at +1-800.864.1263 or at 1-516-243-7728.

Associate Members and Student Members are not eligible to vote. We encourage Associate Members to apply to upgrade to Member Status.

Read about Membership Types

Apply for Full Member Status

All members are encouraged to study the profiles, give the candidates thoughtful consideration and responsibly cast their ballots.


Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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AES President-Elect Alex Case Gives AES Paris Keynote, "Intuition, Rebellion, Courage and Chance"

AES President-Elect Alex Case enthralled the attendees at the opening ceremony of AES Paris, in a keynote address with the theme of “Intuition, Rebellion, Courage and Chance.” The talk provided both inspiration and education through a series of vignettes about the accidents. sparks of genius and the embrace of new sounds and techniques that changed the course of music history. For instance, an accidental distortion on a Marty Robbins recording at the Music Row, RCA Quonset Hut studio led eventually to the creation of the fuzz box and the guitar pedal industry, and a sonic shaping technique in routine use, a “moment of chance turned into and opportunity.” While admitting he wouldn’t like the approach from a surgeon, the producer and engineer chose not to fix the mistake.

Case encouraged the crowd to use their intuition, be rebellious and have the courage to take chances. Today, said Case, we have an art form “that never exists at one time until it’s mixed,” with sound processing options made commonplace by rebels of the past.

The opening ceremony included welcoming remarks from 140th AES International Convention chair, Mike Williams, and from AES Executive Director Bob Moses. AES Awards winners were announced by awards committee chair, Sean Olive, and presented by AES president, John Krivit.


Posted: Saturday, June 4, 2016

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Check out the AES Paris Photo Album on Facebook

AES Paris 2016

AES Paris 2016

We're still getting in photos from last week's AES 140th International Convention in Paris.  

 

Check out the latest, here, and be sure to Tag and Share:

https://www.facebook.com/AES.org/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10153832862958585


Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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Expanded Exhibits Hall and Tech Program Offerings for Exhibits-Plus and All Access Attendees at AES Paris

Boasting an expanded Technical Program and a doubling in professional audio gear and technology exhibitors to over 130 brands, the 140th AES International Convention, taking place at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France, June 4 through June 7 will showcase the latest in audio technology and practice, with all the traditional, indispensable elements of an Audio Engineering Society show, along with several new programs – open to both Exhibits-Plus and All Access attendees – including the all-new Professional Sound Expo (PSE) training presentations and the “Audio Projections” multi-format listening experience series. 

Detailed Technical Program and in-depth events calendar for the AES Paris Convention are available both online and through the AES Events mobile app, with complete details on Papers, Engineering Briefs, Workshops and Tutorials, Special Events, Student and Career activities, and more. An exhibitor list and convention map are also available for maximizing your visit to the largest European professional audio gear exposition of the year, showing the latest in technologies from the top companies in the industry.

Complete AES Paris 140th International Convention information and online registration is available at http://www.aes.org/events/140/ and also via a free update to the AES Events mobile app (iOS and Android), which offers conventions maps, scheduling, social media interaction, and other helpful guides to making the most of your convention.

Premium All Access and Exhibits-Plus badges are available online at http://www.aes.org/events/140/registration/. Member and Student discounts apply. 

Exhibits-Plus badges are your ticket to getting into the AES Exhibition, PLUS you can attend all of the following:

• Special Events 

• Professional Sound Expo 

 

All Access badges are available to anyone looking to take their knowledge and professional career to the next level. AES will once again be the meeting place for the top names in audio engineering to deliver a diverse program of workshops, tutorials, papers and more on the latest developments in professional audio. All Access badge-holders may attend all on-site AES events. (Tickets for tech tours cost extra and can be purchased on-site.) One- and Two-Day All Access registration is available.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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AES to Hold First International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality — Paper Proposal Deadline Extended to May 23rd

AES to Hold First International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality — Paper Proposal Deadline Extended to May 23rd

 

The inaugural AES International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality, to be held on September 30 and October 1, 2016, will be co-located with the 141st AES Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center’s West Hall. The two-day program of technical papers, workshops, tutorials and a manufacturer’s expo will throw a unique spotlight on the creative and technical challenges of providing immersive spatial audio to accompany virtual-reality and augmented-reality media, which is demonstrably the fastest-growing section of the entertainment-audio markets. The deadline for Paper proposals has been extended to May 23rd for those who still wish to participate in this first-ever AES event.  

The conference will attract content developers, researchers, manufacturers, consultants and students, in addition to audio engineers seeking to expand their knowledge about sound production for virtual and augmented reality. The companion Expo will feature displays from leading-edge manufacturers and service providers looking to secure industry metrics for this emerging field.

“Film director George Lucas once stated that sound represents 50% of the motion-picture experience,” considers co-chair Andres Mayo. “This conference will demonstrate that convincing VR and AR productions, using a variety of playback devices, require audio that follows the motions of the subject, and produce a realistic immersive experience. Our program will spotlight the work of leading proponents in this exciting field of endeavor, and how realistic spatial audio can be produced from existing game-console and DSP engines.”

The rich and varied conference program will provide an overview of the AR/VR creative process, applications workflow and product development, while creating an activity hub to focus attention on the expertise the Audio Engineering Society can offer these expanding creative communities. Costs range from $195 for a 1-Day Pass for AES members ($295 for a 2-Day Pass) and $125 for accredited students, to $280/$435 for non-members; early-bird discounts also are available.

Proposed topics include: Object-based Audio Mixing for VR/AR Applications; Immersive Audio in VR/AR Broadcast; Live VR Audio Production; Developing Audio Standards for VR/AR Applications; Cross Platform Audio Considerations in VR Applications; and Streaming Immersive Audio Content. 

This must-attend conference will be held within a recently-remodeled 300-seat theater and companion seminar room at the LA Convention Center. A unique entrance from the main convention lobby will offer a dedicated attendee registration check-in and related facilities. Conference registrants can also attend the 141st AES Convention’s companion exhibition and select educational sessions and special events free of charge with an Exhibits-Plus badge.

For further information on the 2016 International Conference Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality, visit http://www.aes.org/conferences/2016/avar/. Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/audioforvr) and Facebook (http://bit.ly/1R4leDI). For more about the 141st Audio Engineering Society International Convention in Los Angeles, visit http://www.aes.org/events/141/. Find out more about the Audio Engineering Society at aes.org.

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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016

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AES AVAR Conference Workshop and Tutorial Proposal Deadline Extended to June 19

AES AVAR Conference Workshop and Tutorial Proposal Deadline Extended to June 19

The submission deadline for Tutorial and Workshop proposals for the inaugural AES International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality has been extended to June 19, 2016. “We are pleased with how the planning for the AVAR conference is progressing – the program is going to be amazing,” says conference co-chair Andres Mayo. “We’ve had requests for a bit more time to submit proposals. The extension will ensure that we are able to consider additional options as we finalize the Conference content.”

The inaugural AES AVAR conference will be held on September 30 and October 1, 2016. The Conference is an independent event, co-located with the 141st AES Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center’s West Hall. The two-day program of technical papers, workshops, tutorials and a manufacturer’s expo will throw a unique spotlight on the creative and technical challenges of providing immersive spatial audio to accompany virtual-reality and augmented-reality media, which is demonstrably the fastest-growing section of the entertainment-audio markets.

For further information on the 2016 International Conference Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality, including links for workshop and tutorial submissions, visit http://www.aes.org/conferences/2016/avar/. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. For more about the 141st Audio Engineering Society International Convention in Los Angeles, visit http://www.aes.org/events/141/. Find out more about the Audio Engineering Society at aes.org.

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Posted: Friday, May 13, 2016

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AES Paris Convention Brings New "Audio Projections" Listening Experiences to the Special Events Program

AES Paris Convention Brings New "Audio Projections" Listening Experiences to the Special Events Program
— Three days of “Audio Projections“ audio listening experiences in surround, multichannel and 3D audio projection by some of the foremost names in the industry — 
 
Once again offering innovative experiences for attendees, the Audio Engineering Society has announced a new series of “Audio Projections” listening experiences for the 140thInternational AES Convention in Paris, taking place June 4 to 7 at the Palais des Congrès, Porte Maillot. Comprising a unique set of on-site listening environments purpose-built to showcase the latest surround, multichannel, 3D audio and other immersive audio formats, twelve different Audio Projections sessions will be open to all attendees of the Paris Convention, including Exhibits-Plus and premium All Access badgeholders, making early arrival for sessions highly recommended. These Audio Projections take place from 17:00 to 19:00 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
 
With the current landscape of burgeoning multichannel and immersive audio formats being utilized in audio production, the AES Paris Convention will offer a first-hand experience in the different technologies, presented by specialists in the industry. The Audio Projections sessions on Saturday will kick-off with a headphone demo presentation entitled “Binaural Audio from Auro 3D,” presented by Wilfried Van Baelen and Bert Van Daele, and followed by sessions including “3D Audio Projections presented by Dan Shores from Sono Luminus, USA,” “Binaural Audio Projections from the BBC,” and wrapping up the day with the listening session “3D Audio Projections by Morten Lindberg from 2L.”
 
Day two of the Convention’s Audio Projections programme will include several sessions led by Radio France, including binaural audio sessions covering both the live production of electronic music for surround-sound reproduction, as well as binaural examples of their “Du cinéma pour vos oreilles,” public audio projections of dramas, concerts and documentaries. Additionally, Wilfried Van Baelen and Bert Van Daele from Auro 3D return to present a session on 3D Audio featuring loudspeaker demos in 9.1, 11.1, and 13.1 multichannel formats.

Monday, June 6 will hold four more unique Audio Projections sessions, beginning with “Binaural Audio from France Télévisions,” which will explore new productions using binaural audio in the French media including an immersive documentary web series and a separate session offering 3D audio demos ranging from sports to an orchestral performance. Monday also offers two more listening experiences of note – “3D Audio from the Jurassic and Early Triassic” in Auromatic 3D, which will explore creation and production of biological recordings based on recent scientific findings, and concluding with “Contemporary Music in 3D Audio” by Hugo Romano Guimarães from Neu Records in Barcelona, which will give perspective on how we “see” sound, inspired by the soundscape of our surrounding natural acoustics.
 
Detailed presenter and program information on each of the Audio Projections sessions on the AES Paris Special Events page at http://www.aes.org/events/140/specialevents/.
 
Featuring an extensive Technical Programme, over 130 brands will alsoexhibiting the latest in audio gear and technology, alongside networking opportunities, and more at the AES Paris Convention. Additionally, several new programs will be debuted – open to both Exhibits-Plus and All Access attendees – including the new Professional Sound Expo (PSE) training presentations on the exhibition floor and the “Audio Projections” multi-format listening experience series in the Technical Programme area (rooms 351 and 352A).
 
Complete AES Paris 140th International Convention information and online registration is available at http://www.aes.org/events/140/ and also via a free update to the AES Events mobile app (iOS and Android), which offers convention maps, scheduling, social media interaction, and other helpful guides to making the most of your convention.
 
Register now at: www.aes.org/events/140/registration/. Exhibits-Plus, along with one-day, two-day and full convention All Access registration options, are available to maximize your convention experience. 

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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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The Audio Engineering Society Launches AES Live Online Video Collection

The Audio Engineering Society Launches AES Live Online Video Collection

The Audio Engineering Society announces its AES Live video collection available for viewing on the aes.org website. Comprising a growing library of exclusive videos featuring interviews with past, present and future leaders of our industry, informative panels and presentations, oral histories and more, AES Live gives members yet another tool for educating and enlightening themselves with added insights on all things audio.

Harvested from over a dozen AES Conventions and Conferences, and continually being updated throughout the year, the current lineup of AES Live videos covers an array of topics including recording industry and home studios, live sound, product design and manufacturing, archiving and restoration, education and more. Videos include full-length presentations such as the “Analog Tape in a Digital World” and “GRAMMY SoundTables®: Songs That Move The Needle” from the AES 137th Convention, and “Theatrical Sound Design” and “Mix and Mastering Optimized for Streaming” from the 139th Convention.

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Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016

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Binaural Listening Trends Tracked at 140th International Audio Engineering Society Convention

Binaural Listening Trends Tracked at 140th International Audio Engineering Society Convention

Experiencing Binaural Listening – recreating a 3D soundspace through headphones, which is an ever-expanding aspect of present-day audio – will be an integral component of the 140th AES Convention, coming to the Palais des Congrès in Paris June 4 to 7. France occupies a leading role in the research and the development of Binaural Listening (the BiLi project) due to both the remarkable research of Rozenn Nicol at Orange Labs (formerly France Telecom) and the growing demand for binaural listening in the Audio and Audio Visual market. Rozenn is also the author of a fascinating AES Monograph on Binaural Technology.

During the Technical Program at the 140th AES Convention, many of the groups participating in the BiLi project in France will be present (Orange Labs, France Televisions, CNSMDP – Conservatoire de Paris, IRCAM, Radio France, Arkamys, Trinnov, a-volute, CNRS-LIMSI). One of the workshop rooms will be completely equipped with headphones so attendees can hear a Binaural Listening experience first hand. Radio France, under the responsibility of Edwige Roncière and Hervé Desjardin, have also produced a remarkable amount of program material for both 5.1 Multichannel and Binaural Listening. This important research and development work will be presented in Workshops, and through special activities devoted to Audio Projection, in Multichannel and with Binaural Listening.

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Posted: Thursday, March 3, 2016

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Call for Board of Governors Nominations

The Nominations Committee is at this time soliciting the names of members to be considered for possible inclusion in the 2016 ballot for election of officers to the Board of Governors. To aid us in this task, please let us know if there is someone you would like us to consider for this election.

To be eligible for nomination, a candidate must be a voting member of the Society and belong to one of the following membership categories: honorary member, fellow, or member, and must be willing and able to attend the meeting of the Board of Governors each year.

Nominations must be received by February 15th, 2016 and can now be submitted online.

Submit a Candidate


Posted: Friday, December 11, 2015

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