The AES Audio Product Education Institute will discuss securing your Intellectual Property and protecting your brand in its fifth online event addressing Supply Chain & Sourcing on Wednesday, February 17, at 12:00pm EST.
— AES initiative hosts online sessions with leading experts in IP protection, counterfeiting and authentication to discuss challenges and strategies in manufacturing audio products —
The AES Audio Product Education Institute (APEI), an initiative launched in January 2020 by the Audio Engineering Society to focus on promoting methodologies, practices and technologies involved in developing and bringing audio products to market, will host its fifth online event addressing Supply Chain & Sourcing on Wednesday, February 17 (12:00pm EST). This webinar will address the vital concerns of brand and Intellectual Property protection. The discussion will include advice on how brands can safeguard their reputation when sourcing and dealing with suppliers, how manufacturers can ensure their critical IP is protected all the way across the supply chain, and what intellectual property strategies should be implemented by inventors, entrepreneurs and emerging companies.
In this new webinar, part of a series presented by supply chain and sourcing experts David Lindberg (DB Enterprises) and Mike Klasco (Menlo Scientific), the focus will be on the pressing issues surrounding the protection of Intellectual Property while navigating the production chain and getting products to market. The webinar will feature three leading experts with unique perspectives on the topics of counterfeiting, authentication, and legal protection: Mark A. Rinehart (White Horse Laboratories) presenting on the topic “Protecting Your Business IP... and Reputation”; Alfons Futterer (NanoMatriX International), discussing “Advanced Anti-Counterfeiting Materials”; and David Postolski, Esq. (Gearhart Law), sharing his experience about “Securing your IP and Protecting your Brand.”
Mark A. Rinehart is the founder and managing director at White Horse Laboratories (https://whitehorselabs.com), a Hong Kong-based, USA-owned and operated, ISO-certified electronics service provider located at the epicenter of the global electronics industry. Founded in 2004 to fight the global proliferation of counterfeit electronics, White Horse has evolved to become a turnkey electronics service and solution provider. Rinehart will discuss the topic of counterfeiting and fraudulently represented product across the supply chain.
Alfons Futterer is the Managing Director at NanoMatriX International Limited (https://www.nanomatrixsecure.com/), a global resource of anti-counterfeiting, brand protection, authentication and traceability technologies. The company is positioned as a trusted global security provider to Fortune 500 companies, governments, central banks, high security printers, and international brands. Futterer will share his experience on protecting the authenticity of ingredients used in production, and profiling a brand’s risk exposure to counterfeits, parallel trading and production overruns.
David Postolski, Esq., is a partner at Gearhart Law LLC (www.gearhartlaw.com), a firm offering professional legal services across the world from its offices in New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia. The firm provides expert advice and consultation services from leading patent lawyers, trademark lawyers, and copyright lawyers. As a frequent speaker and author on intellectual property issues surrounding emerging technologies and licensing, Postolski is in a unique position to explain the potential legal challenges faced by inventors, creators, artists, start-ups, entrepreneurs, early-stage companies and emerging companies.
The AES Audio Product Education Institute’s Supply Chain and Sourcing Webinar #5 is part of an ongoing and multi-faceted event series that underscores the AES’s commitment to providing its membership and the industry at large with timely real-world information. Guest presentations will be followed by Q&A discussion time with attendees.
Webinar registration: https://audioproducteducationinstitute.org/ip-issues-across-the-production-chain/.
Posted: Saturday, January 2, 2021
We welcome the change that will result in the renaming of the Gears***z audio forum/platform. We applaud those who shone a light on a name that created friction and unintentionally broadcast a painful message of dis-inclusion to those who are hungry to have a community based on shared interest in audio and who want to learn by participating in that community.
The Audio Engineering Society encourages collegiality and collaboration through membership, and hosts events and forums in the spirit of disseminating knowledge in a supportive, welcoming, and friendly environment. While the forum is not affiliated with the AES, we are encouraged that its leadership listened to those who sought to shine a spotlight on a problem and ultimately by responding with change for the betterment of all.
We support all in the industry who are working towards an environment of inclusivity and who are willing to examine the status quo and implement constructive change.
– The AES Board of Directors
Posted: Saturday, January 2, 2021
The Audio Engineering Society will host three sessions during this year's NAMM "Believe in Music Week" events.
— The AES will conduct a series of sessions this week with partners We Make Events North America, AudioNowCast, Carl Tatz Design, and The Recording Academy® Producers and Engineers Wing® —
In conjunction with this year’s NAMM “Believe in Music Week” events, the Audio Engineering Society will be hosting three independent sessions of relevance to audio professionals and enthusiasts. Free registration is available here. Once registered, and logged in, AES event details can be found here.
AES “Believe in Music Week” events include:
AES with We Make Events North America — Pandemic: Panic or Pivot
On Thursday, January 21, from 4:00pm to 4:45pm EST, We Make Events North America will present a panel of industry professionals who will discuss the organization and its successful September 1st event, RedAlertRESTART. Panelists will also provide insights into how they’ve successfully survived the industry close-down. Panelists include Ellen Lampert-Gréaux (creative director, LDI), Vickie Claiborne (training manager, Disguise), Tim “Quake” Mark (production manager and FOH engineer), Cosmo Wilson (lighting designer, AC/DC), Brandon Blackwell (production manager and FOH engineer) and Andrew Bongardt (monitor engineer, Clair Global).
AES with AudioNowCast and Carl Tatz: Secrets of Near-Field Monitoring
On Thursday, January 21, from 7:00pm to 7:45pm EST, this informative session will offer insight into the world of professional monitoring, looking at unique, infrequently-discussed solutions to real-world problems. Michael Rodriguez will moderate an in-depth conversation with award-winning studio designer and monitoring expert Carl Tatz.
AES and The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Present: Organizing Chaos – Top Engineers Discuss File Management
On Friday, January 22, from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, industry experts will explore best practices and systems for music file management. Panelists will be Jeff Balding (producer, mixer, engineer), Chris Dennis (engineer), Quentin Gilkey (mix engineer) and Ebonie Smith (producer, mix engineer, studio coordinator) with moderator Maureen Droney (Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing Sr. Managing Director). This session was originally presented as part of the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention.
Register now to join us for AES “Believe in Music Week” sessions and visit AESShow.com for additional upcoming Audio Engineering Society events.
Posted: Friday, January 1, 2021
APEI Automotive Audio Webinar - Direct Validation of Computational Acoustic Results for Automotive Cabin Simulations, Tuesday, January 19, at 12:00pm EST.
— AES APEI initiative hosts online sessions on Automotive Audio, exploring practical approaches in designing and implementing automotive sound systems —
New York, NY, January 13, 2021 — The Audio Product Education Institute (APEI), an initiative of the Audio Engineering Society, will host the first of a series of webinars on Automotive Audio on Tuesday, January 19 (12:00pm EST). Titled “Direct Validation of Computational Acoustic Results for Automotive Cabin Simulations,” the webinar will explore automotive sound system implementation and design in a program presented by APEI's Automotive Pillar Chair Roger Shively (Co-founder and Principal, JJR Acoustics, Seattle, WA). Featured presentations will explore simulation, visualization, tuning and auralization of a car cabin by industry experts Mads Herring Jensen (technical product manager for the Acoustics Module of COMSOL) and Christof Faller (founder and managing director, Illusonic).
Jensen’s session, “Modeling Strategies and Techniques in Car Cabin Acoustics” will cover the important role that simulation and virtual models play in the integration of sound systems into the car cabin environment as well as their calibration. Various modeling approaches and techniques used when assessing these systems will be discussed. Jensen will explain how the low to mid frequency behavior of car cabins is captured with a full wave models, while the high frequency behavior is typically captured with ray acoustics techniques, along with the emergence of new numerical methods and improved hardware shifts the frequency at which ray techniques are applied. The presentation also discusses boundary conditions as well as source characterization.
Faller’s presentation, “Visualizing, Tuning, and Auralizing Car Cabin Simulation Results,” will discuss a useful method for visualizing the results from an FEA or Ray Tracing models, where impulse response information is taken directly from a simulation model or generated from amplitude and phase measurement and imported into an Illusonic tool for reviewing time and frequency data for each point in the measurement data file. In automotive applications, the number of data points could correspond with microphones set in an array for each listening position. The resulting data can be grouped for review and comparison to measured data for the purpose of model updates. The data can also be grouped and averaged for a virtual equalization as well as auralization. This process will be reviewed and demonstrated.
Opening remarks and a question-and-answer period following the two sessions will be led by Shively, guided by the perspective of his 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.
This AES Audio Product Education Institute’s 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.
Mads Herring Jensen:
Mads Herring Jensen joined COMSOL in 2011 and is the technical product manager for the Acoustics Module. Before starting at COMSOL, he worked in the hearing aid industry for five years as an acoustic finite element expert. Mads has a PhD in computational fluid dynamics from the Technical University of Denmark.
Christof Faller received an M.S. (Ing.) degree in electrical engineering from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in 2000, and a Ph.D. degree for his work on parametric multichannel audio coding from EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2004. From 2000 to 2004 he worked in the Speech and Acoustics Research Department at Bell Labs Lucent and its spin-off Agere Systems, where he worked on audio coding for satellite radio, MP3 Surround, and the MPEG Surround international standard. He is currently managing director at Illusonic, a company he founded in 2006.
Posted: Friday, January 1, 2021
The AES Audio Education Conference 2021 Call for Contributions is open for Paper submissions through February 1
The AES Audio Education Conference 2021 Call for Contributions is open for Paper submissions through February 1
Join us July 22-24 for three days of workshops, papers and events focused on audio education, including curricular resources, teaching strategies and professional development for—and from—industry trainers, faculty and staff who are active instructors at the high-school, undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.
The pace of industrial, technical and social change has only accelerated since MTSU hosted the first AES Education Conference in the summer of 2013. Distance and online learning are no longer niche practices. Machine learning and intelligent automation influence many aspects of media production. The economics and underlying technologies for entertainment and communication continue to evolve rapidly, affecting our students and their career prospects. In this environment, there's a lot for us to discuss and learn from each other.
The 2020 workshop and paper program was very strong when we made the decision to reschedule the conference. Inevitably, there will be changes to the details of contributors and events next year, but we are certainly not starting over from scratch.
Find out more about how you can be a part of this year's Audio Education Conference, taking place July 22 - 24: https://aesshow.com/educonference21-contributions/
Posted: Friday, January 1, 2021
The Audio Engineering Society has announced winners of its NovMember membership promotion giveaway
The Audio Engineering Society has announced the winners of its “NovMember” membership promotion, which offered new and renewing AES Members 15 months of AES membership for the annual fee. As part of the promotion, several key AES partners joined in to offer audio tools and swag to five lucky new and renewing members, selected in a random drawing. NovMember partner sponsors included Audio-Technica, Focusrite, Roswell Audio, Rupert Neve Designs and Shure.
AES “NovMember” 2020 membership promotion winners are:
Aaron Shannon (AES Upper Midwest Section, USA) – Winner of a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones
Bernat Llamazares (AES Spanish Section) – Winner of a Focusrite Clarett 4Pre USB Audio Interface
Sebastiaan de Kriek (AES Netherlands Section) – Winner of a Roswell Audio Mini 87 Microphone
Franco Spataro (AES Italian Section) – Winner of the Rupert Neve Designs Swag Bag
Tristan Goodwin (AES Webster University Section, USA) – Winner of the Shure MV7 Podcast Microphone
Individuals interested in joining the AES can become a member with a 3-month membership for just $35 through the end of December 2020 ($15 for students). New members will gain instant access to the Society’s deep resources and benefits – online resources including the AES E-Library, the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, the AES Live: Videos portal, discounts on event registration, networking with the worldwide audio community, connecting locally through sections, and more. Learn more about AES membership and join online at aes.org/membership.
Posted: Monday, December 21, 2020
Call for Contributions Now Open for AES Show Spring 2021 Convention
The Call for Contributions is now open for the AES Show Spring 2021 Convention, which will take place online, June 1 – 4. Those wishing to submit proposals for technical sessions must complete the submission form in the AES 150th submission system to be considered by the convention committee for suitability and may be chosen for one of the convention tracks, or as a stand-alone event.
Find out more and submit your proposal here.
About the Audio Engineering Society
The Audio Engineering Society, celebrating over 70 years of audio excellence, now counts over 12,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. Currently, its members are affiliated with 90 AES professional sections and more than 120 AES student sections around the world. Section activities include guest speakers, technical tours, demonstrations and social functions. Through local AES section events members experience valuable opportunities for professional networking and personal growth. For additional information, visit AES.org.
Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
The AES Audio Product Education Institute will host its fourth online event addressing Supply Chain & Sourcing on Wednesday, January 6, at 12:00pm EST.
— AES initiative hosts online sessions with leading audio industry manufacturing suppliers —
The Audio Product Education Institute (APEI), an initiative launched in January 2020 by the Audio Engineering Society (AES) to focus on promoting methodologies, practices and technologies involved in developing and bringing audio products to market, will host its fourth online event addressing Supply Chain & Sourcing on Wednesday, January 6 (12:00pm EST). The webinar continues the dialog with industry experts from major audio industry suppliers – Hansong Technology and Tristar Electronics will detail their organizations’ operations and offer valuable perspectives in this episode. The conversation will be hosted by Dave Lindberg (DB Enterprises) and Mike Klasco (Menlo Scientific), who are APEI’s chairs on Supply Chain & Sourcing, both with extensive experience and knowledge in supporting brands’ efforts to turn ideas into products and in manufacturing those products. The two companies will address key timely issues faced by the audio industry and will also answer questions from the hosts regarding key topics such as restrictions on travel, logistical challenges and the dynamics of global economics.
This fourth Supply Chain & Sourcing webinar is part of a series featuring key factory principals with deep experience in supplying top brands. In the session taking place January 6 at 12:00pm EST, registered attendees will be able to hear from Hansong Technology’s VO, Helge Kristensen, and Simon Gui, Sales Manager at Tristar Electronics, about the business, engineering, technological and operational challenges their companies face in bringing products to market in 2021.
Hansong Technology is a privately owned company, established in 1998 as a manufacturer of high-performance, premium audio equipment, with assets in Asia and North America. Its headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Nanjing, China. Its state-of-the-art 51,000-square-meter vertically integrated manufacturing operation comprises assembly, SMT/SMD, injection molding, tooling, environmental, regulatory testing, and R&D teams. Hansong Technology has significantly expanded at a controlled pace to cover ODM and OEM manufacturing in multiple areas of consumer and commercial electronics. The company's experience includes products for markets such as Home Theater, Hi-Fi and AV systems, custom installation, professional audio, wireless technologies, and commercial audio. Hansong's workforce has kept pace with the company’s product expansion, growing to nearly 1000 full-time employees today. The engineering department is one of the company's strengths, with over 90 individuals in various disciplines from Industrial Design, Mechanical, Electrical and Software Engineering to Project Management. http://www.hansongtechnology.com/
Founded in May 2000, Tristar has remained an innovative company with a strong focus on continuous improvement and maintaining a high level of competitive advantage in an ever-increasing number of industries. The company is highly integrated in the value chain within the consumer electronics industry and has built long-lasting strategic relationships with its clients, suppliers and industry technology partners. Tristar’s sole goal is to be the best one-stop service for its world-renowned Hi-Fi and consumer electronics clients.
The AES Audio Product Education Institute’s Supply Chain Webinar #4 is part of an ongoing and multi-faceted event series that underscores the AES commitment to providing its membership and the industry at large with timely real-world information.
Webinar registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Pe7KlK-9RHWXfWLWCQMuGg
About the Audio Product Education Institute (APEI)
The Audio Product Education Institute (APEI) was launched in January 2020, as an initiative of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), to focus on promoting methodologies, practices and technologies involved in developing and bringing audio products to market. The Institute roadmap intends to focus on six educational pillars: Interactive Voice Con; Supply Chain and Sourcing; Modeling and Measurement; Product Management; The Legal World; and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. For more information, visit https://audioproducteducationinstitute.org.
Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
AES Show Fall 2020 Convention virtual Partner Showcase, AoIP Summit, Zoom and Podcast Webinar and TechTours events available online through December 18
— AES Show Fall 2020 Convention virtual Partner Showcase, AoIP Summit, Zoom and Podcast Webinar and TechTours events bring new and innovative ways to explore products and technologies to a worldwide audience —
AES Show Fall 2020 Convention attendees have the opportunity to take-in this year’s Partner Showcase virtual booths and exhibitions in a new, online format, as well as several on-demand pre-convention events, including the AES Show AoIP Summit, Zoom and Podcast Webinar and TechTours sessions. Taking place over the Audio Engineering Month of October, with extended access available through December 18, the 149th International Audio Engineering Society Convention has been visited by thousands of attendees from around the world for hundreds of livestreamed and on-demand events presented in a variety of formats.
This year the Audio Engineering Society launched a new and innovative series of showcase and virtual trade show exhibition experiences in conjunction with the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention – the AES Show Partner Showcase, hosting on-demand events, presentations and an array of sessions featuring over 60 exhibitors. Partner Showcase exhibits from each brand include live sessions, on-demand videos, product launches, partner discounts, information downloads and collateral materials. AES Show featured Platinum Partners include Amazon Devices, Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Genelec, NTP Technology (DAD, Penta), and the Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing.
Focusing on areas of high importance to many audio professionals today, this year’s AES Show hosted several pre-Convention events, including the Podcast and Zoom Audio Webinar, available for on-demand replay, now, for AES Show attendees. Webinar topics covered an array of techniques and technologies aimed at improving users’ online audio communications and productions, with sessions hosted by Waves Audio, Focusrite, Cloud Microphones and Synthax RME/Digigram.
Also available on-demand is this year’s highly-popular AoIP Summit – a full day of audio networking and AoIP technology-related presentations and panels led by industry experts, hosted by partners AIMS, Focusrite Pro, Synthax RME/Digigram, Audinate, L-Acoustics, and Sweetwater. Over nine hours of on-demand video cover AoIP protocols and standards, interoperability challenges and opportunities, educational usage, using networked audio in sound reinforcement studio applications, and more. The first in an ongoing series, the AES will host its next AoIP Summit on February 25, 2021, further delving into solutions available through the application of the latest AoIP technologies.
In another new hugely popular AES Show experience taking advantage of this year’s online format, AES Show TechTours went virtual, offering visits to “7 Audio Wonders of the World,” hosted in association with Amazon Devices. These AES Show exclusive tours offer attendees guided, behind-the-scenes highlights of some of the most storied recording studios in the world and insightful dialog with studio personnel, including Skywalker Sound (Nicasio, CA), Galaxy Studios (Mol, Belgium), The Village Studios (Los Angeles, CA), Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN), Abbey Road Studios (London, UK), United Recording Studios (Los Angeles, CA) and Capitol Studios (Los Angeles, CA).
*Note – Abbey Road AESShow TechTour no longer available
AES Show Fall 2020 Convention attendees can access the Partner Showcase, AoIP Summit, Zoom and Podcast Webinar and TechTours events through December 18 at AESShow.com.
Posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
The AES congratulates our members whose work has been recognized with a 2021 Grammy Awards nomination: Paul Blakemore, Michael Graves, Emily Lazar, Bob Ludwig and Laura Sisk.
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
An Engineer's Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses.)
Gary Paczosa & Mike Robinson, engineers; Paul Blakemore, mastering engineer (Katie Pruitt)
BLACK HOLE RAINBOW
Shawn Everett & Ivan Wayman, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Devon Gilfillian)
Best Historical Album
IT'S SUCH A GOOD FEELING: THE BEST OF MISTER ROGERS
Lee Lodyga & Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Mister Rogers)
Album Of The Year
Award to Artist(s) and to Featured Artist(s), Songwriter(s) of new material, Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s), Mixer(s) and Mastering Engineer(s) credited with at least 33% playing time of the album, if other than Artist.
Daniel Green, Bill Rahko & Rik Simpson, producers; Mark “Spike” Stent, engineer/mixer; Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters; Emily Lazar, mastering engineer
Jacob Collier, producer; Ben Bloomberg & Jacob Collier, engineers/mixers; Jacob Collier, songwriter; Chris Allgood & Emily Lazar, mastering engineers
WOMEN IN MUSIC PT. III
Rostam Batmanglij, Danielle Haim & Ariel Rechtshaid, producers; Rostam Batmanglij, Jasmine Chen, John DeBold, Matt DiMona, Tom Elmhirst, Joey Messina-Doerning & Ariel Rechtshaid, engineers/mixers; Rostam Batmanglij, Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim & Ariel Rechtshaid, songwriters; Emily Lazar, mastering engineer
Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, producers; Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Jonathan Low & Laura Sisk, engineers/mixers; Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer
Posted: Monday, December 7, 2020