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AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio Hands-On Training Academy Events Offer Line Array Loudspeaker Systems and Live Mixing Console Experiences

Attendees take part in Allen & Heath dLive training during AES@NAMM 2018

Attendees take part in Allen & Heath dLive training during AES@NAMM 2018

— Leading manufacturers offer in-depth real-world training, instruction, and evaluation of live sound technologies — 

This year’s AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio is set to bring the best in practical audio engineering education and insights to attendees at all experience levels. Taking place concurrently with The NAMM Show, January 24 – 27 in Anaheim, CA, this year’s AES@NAMM sessions will offer specialized Line Array Loudspeaker System Academy and Live Mixing Console Academy events giving attendees hands-on training with the latest technologies in sound reinforcement. Industry experts from leading brands Allen & Heath, Bose Professional, JBL, VUE Audiotechnik and Yamaha will be on hand to lead the interactive training sessions. Pre-registration for AES@NAMM Hands-On Training Academies is required for guaranteed seating.

Line Array Loudspeaker System Academy
Taking place all four days of AES@NAMM, the Line Array Loudspeaker System Academy offers an expert-guided introduction and interactive experience with line array technologies design, setup and implementation. Each of the presenting manufacturers will hold two-to-three-hour classroom intro-and-overview sessions of the featured line array technology, teaching the line array's design, theory and supporting software components in a small-group classroom format. A companion practical application session instructs mechanical assembly and electrical hook-up details for erecting an array from a portable line array tower, culminating in system proof and coverage confirmation with the use of pink noise and an evaluation track of music. Sessions for each of the four days feature the Bose ShowMatch, JBL VTX A8 and VUE Audiotechnik al-Class Line Array technologies.

Live Mixing Console Academy
The AES@NAMM Live Mixing Console Academy, also running all four days, will offer attendees a chance to interface with leading live digital console manufacturers and participate in hands-on operation of digital mixers and their latest software offerings and updates. Sessions hosted by Allen and Heath and presented by industry veteran Michael Bangs (Katy Perry, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith) include practical training such as the dLive House of Worship Masterclass, dLive Festival Mixing Masterclass and dLive Monitor Mixing Masterclass. Additional sessions from Allen & Heath offer dLive Certification and a console training session presented in Spanish.

Yamaha will also hold a complete schedule of Live Mixing Console Academy events featuring its RIVAGE PM10 and CL Series digital mixing consoles with hosts Chip Allen and Chris Hinson. Thursday and Friday will focus on the RIVAGE PM10 console, with sessions including an operational overview, presentations from guest speaker Scott Baldwin (FOH Engineer for Prince, The Fray, Lady Gaga and more) and a mixing lab both days. Saturday and Sunday will offer an in-depth look at the CL Series with sessions including an operational overview, mixing labs, and practical presentations for both beginning and advanced mixers for getting the most from their console and workflow.    

AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio Hands-On Training Academies pre-registration is available online, with a cost of $59 for the Digital Console Academy and $69 for the Line Array Loudspeaker System Academy. Complete schedule of presentations available online at aesatnamm.com

About AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 
While AES@NAMM attendees do not need a NAMM Show badge to participate in AES@NAMM or to access sessions onsite, our attendees, members and colleagues are invariably eager to also attend The NAMM Show. The Audio Engineering Society’s special arrangement with NAMM lets individuals obtain a separate NAMM Show Badge for the exclusive discounted price of only $50. Visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/badges to register. Click “Register for an attendee badge” and enter promo code “AES@NAMM” at the top of the contact information page in your Attendee Profile.

AES@NAMM Access Passes do not include registration for The 2019 NAMM Show and vice versa; separate registration is required for each event. 

To learn more about The NAMM Show and AES@NAMM sessions, please visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/events/education/aes and to register for AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio, go to AESatNAMM.com.

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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019

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Audio Science Sessions Bring Technical Knowledge to the Forefront at the AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 2019

The AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio takes place January 24 — 27 during the 2019 NAMM Show.

The AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio takes place January 24 — 27 during the 2019 NAMM Show.

The Audio Engineering Society brings audio engineering education and technology to the forefront in January with the announcement of Audio Science events taking place during the AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 2019. Being held concurrently with The NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, January 24 – 27, this series of AES@NAMM presentations offers practical audio technology knowledge and its scientific application in audio productions in the studio, on-air and streamed, on stage and beyond. Additionally, several presentations will be held in Mandarin and one presented in Spanish. These featured NAMM U Education Center sessions take place on the 4th floor of the Anaheim Hilton. Registration for AES@NAMM passes is independent of The NAMM Show badge registration – pre-registration discounts to attend both events are available.
 
On day one of the event, Thursday, January 24, the Audio Sciences series at AES@NAMM dives deep into key production topics ranging from editing and processing to amplification and sound reproduction methodologies. Recording and music production-related presentations include “Audio Source Separation and Spectral Editing – A Powerful & Creative Combo” with host and demonstrator Rick Silva, and “Creative ‘In The Box’ Mixing (Presented in Spanish: Mezcla Creativa ‘In The Box’)” with Juan de Dios Martin, both offering perspectives into how computer-based systems can algorithmically and creatively expand production possibilities. In the special panel presentation ”Dynamic EQ with Parametric Filters,” moderatorDuane Wise with Alan Meyerson & George Massenburg (via Skype) will use the Wholegrain Digital Systems Quartet DynPEQ to demonstrate that dynamics applied to parametric EQ bands is a powerful tool with many audio production applications. Further, room tuning and measurement is analyzed by Bruce Black in the session “The Ravages of Time: What Your Real-Time Analyzer Ignores.”
 
Audio Science live sound events take a look at topics such as taming extraneous loudspeaker coverage and achieving true stereo “spatiality” in two events hosted by Blair McNair. Presenter Skip Taylor will also host a session on Class-D audio amplifier design and circuitry workings in “Challenges and Options for Using GaN FETs in High-Performance Class-D Audio Amplifiers.” Along with sound reinforcement technologies and applications, the important topic of hearing health is addressed in “Striking the Balance Between On-Stage Performance and Hearing Protection” with presenters Scott Leslie and Melissa Heche.
 
The Audio Sciences program at AES@NAMM concludes on Sunday, January 27, with the first three sessions of the day being presented in Mandarin. These will cover a range of topical areas, offering “Condenser Microphones: An Anatomic Application Guide” with host Bing Lin, and “Portable Surround Sound Through HRTF” presented by Xiaowei Fan, as well as “Digital vs. Analog Level Control: A Discussion of Dynamic Range” led by Zhaoquan Fu.
 
The afternoon continues with a series of events covering additional core topics. Bruce Black returns to the stage with “Essential Elements for Creating High Performance Acoustical Spaces,” and Greg Riggs will review a number of acoustic and audio principles that serve as a technical foundation for any audio engineer’s skill set in “Audio 101: Practical Science and Applications for Aspiring Audio Engineers.” Audio Sciences events conclude with a revisit to the “Dynamic EQ With Parametric Filters” discussion with Duane Wise hosting panelists Wes Maebe & Tom Marks.
 
AES@NAMM Audio Sciences events are offered alongside an array of other opportunities to take your audio engineering to the next level, including Microphone Academy – Studio & Live events; the all new Digital Audio Networking Academy and Entertainment Wireless Academy; In-Ear Monitoring Academy; Control Room Academy; Main Stage – Studio and Main Stage – Live events; Sound System Measurement & Optimization presentations; Sound for Houses of Worship; and social events being held the first two nights of the show. Additionally, attendees are encouraged to attend the hands-on Line Array Loudspeaker System Academy and Live Mixing Console Academy available (separate registration required).
 
About AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 
While AES@NAMM attendees do not need a NAMM Show badge to participate in AES@NAMM or to access sessions onsite, our attendees, members and colleagues are invariably eager to also attend The NAMM Show. The Audio Engineering Society’s special arrangement with NAMM lets individuals obtain a separate NAMM Show Badge for the exclusive discounted price of only $25 through January 9, 2019. Visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/badges to register. Click “Register for an attendee badge” and enter promo code “AES@NAMM” at the top of the contact information page in your Attendee Profile.
 
AES@NAMM Access Passes do not include registration for The 2019 NAMM Showand vice versa; separate registration is required for each event. 
 
To learn more about The NAMM Show and AES@NAMM sessions, please visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/events/education/aes and to register for AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio, go to AESatNAMM.com.

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Posted: Friday, January 4, 2019

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AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 2019 Covers the Spectrum with Entertainment Wireless and In-Ear Monitoring Academies

The AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio takes place January 24 — 27 during the 2019 NAMM Show.

The AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio takes place January 24 — 27 during the 2019 NAMM Show.

— Live sound professionals to share best practices for implementing wireless and personal monitoring technologies in live production —


TheAES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studiois set to demystify the full spectrum of wireless audio technologies and techniques with the return of the Entertainment Wireless Academy and In-Ear Monitoring Academy. AES@NAMM events, organized in topical Academies, offer a variety of educational opportunities led by top industry professionals, providing career-building insights and training for attendees at all experience levels. AES@NAMM takes place during The 2019 NAMM Show, January 24 – 27 in Anaheim, CA, in the NAMM U Education Center in the Anaheim Hilton, immediately adjacent to the pro-audio-centric exhibition in the new Anaheim Convention Center North Hall. 

 

Entertainment Wireless Academy

With sessions all day on Thursday, January 24, and Saturday, January 26, hosted by wireless touring professional Ike Zimbel (Zimbel Audio Productions, Professional Wireless Systems/RAD),the AES@NAMM Entertainment Wireless Academy begins each day with a crucial Wireless Spectrum Update – a discussion of ongoing changes to wireless-frequency spectrum with Jackie Green (Audio-Technica/Alteros) and Karl Winkler (Lectrosonics). The days continue withclassroom instruction on recent wireless hardware innovations from leading brands. Products covered by these training sessions include the Shure Axient system with Tim Vear and Adi Neves;Lectrosonics’s Venue 2, Duet IEM, and WD with Kelly Fair and Karl Winkler; Alteros’s 6.5GHz GTX with Jackie Green; and the PWS IAS and the RAD UV-1G  with Zimbel, who will also cover “Professional Wireless Antenna Types and Designs” in a separate session. These educational presentations include best practices in antenna systems and frequency coordination in light of current and future wireless spectrum realities. The complete AES@NAMM Entertainment Wireless Academy schedule is available here.

 

In-Ear Monitoring Academy

Taking place on Friday, January 25, the AES@NAMM In-Ear Monitoring Academy will be hosted by touring monitor mixer Mark Frink. The day begins with an IEM Fundamentals session with Frink and Dr. Michael Santucci (Sensaphonics) covering IEM best practices and examining the physiology of hearing and how in-ear monitors should be deployed to aid hearing conservation. This is followed by the session “Wireless IEMs and Spectrum Update” with Karl Winkler discussing analog vs. digital wireless monitor systems and the implications of changes in the available RF spectrum. The afternoon begins with “Choosing the Right IEM For Stage and Studio,” where Mike Dias (Ultimate Ears Pro) and Frink will educate attendees on IEM topologies including dynamic drivers vs. armature drivers, hybrid and multiple driver implementation, and custom fit vs. universal earpieces. The afternoon continues with the practical workshop “In-Ear Monitoring Advantages and Personal Monitor Mixing” with Mathias Von Hydekampf. The day concludes with the presentation “Workflows for Immersive Binaural IEM-Mixes Using KLANG:fabric” with Pasi Hara and Phil Kamp (KLANG). The complete In-Ear Monitor Academy schedule is available here.

 

About AES@NAMM 2019

The full AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live and Studio2019 schedule and registration details are available online now at aesatnamm.com, including significant advance registration and AES member discounts. Attendees can register for all four days or for individual days, with separate registration available to ensure seating for the hands-on sessions in the Line Array Loudspeaker System and Live Mixing Console Academies. 

 

While AES@NAMM attendees do not need a NAMM Show badge to participate in AES@NAMM or to access sessions onsite, our attendees, members and colleagues are invariably eager to also attend The NAMM Show. The Audio Engineering Society’s special arrangement with NAMM lets individuals obtain a separate NAMM Show Badge for the exclusive discounted price of only $25 through January 9, 2019. Visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/badges to register. Click “Register for an attendee badge” and enter promo code “AES@NAMM” at the top of the contact information page in your Attendee Profile.

 

AES@NAMM Access Passes do not include registration for The 2019 NAMM Showand vice versa; separate registration is required for each event. 

 

To learn more about The NAMM Show and AES@NAMM sessions, please visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/events/education/aes and to register for AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio, go to AESatNAMM.com.


Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018

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Latest AES Journal Offers Spatial Audio: Channels, Objects, and Ambisonics, Audio Archiving Conference Report, and More

Latest AES Journal Offers Spatial Audio: Channels, Objects, and Ambisonics, Audio Archiving Conference Report, and More
The Journal contains state-of-the-art technical papers and engineering reports; feature articles covering timely topics; pre and post reports of AES conventions and other society activities; news from AES sections around the world; Standards and Education Committee work; membership news, patents, new products, and newsworthy developments in the field of audio. 

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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018

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Upcoming 2019 AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio Announces "Main Stage: Studio" Sessions

Producer/engineer/author and AES@NAMM Manager, Studio Recording Content Bobby Owsinski will host the AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio "Main Stage: Studio" sessions during The NAMM Show in Anaheim California in January, 2019.

Producer/engineer/author and AES@NAMM Manager, Studio Recording Content Bobby Owsinski will host the AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio "Main Stage: Studio" sessions during The NAMM Show in Anaheim California in January, 2019.

 

— Top recording producers & engineers to inspire attendees as they educate on topics pertinent to all producers, engineers, musicians and songwriters in sessions hosted by renowned producer/engineer/author Bobby Owsinski —
Once again, the AES will host an all-star series of events and presentations during the AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio, including the return of the “Main Stage: Studio” sessions, hosted by renowned producer/engineer/author and AES@NAMM Manager, Studio Recording Content Bobby Owsinski. Main Stage: Studio session topics will range from Outside-the-Box recording techniques, to re-mastering the classic Jackson Browne album Running On Empty, to audio education and career insights. Taking place over three of the four days of the AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium, Main Stage: Studio events bring together some of the biggest names in the recording and production world for an educational and entertaining look at all things audio. The AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposiumtakes place during The 2019 NAMM Show, January 24 – 27, as part of the NAMM U Education Center on the 4th floor of the Anaheim Hilton, immediately adjacent to the new North Hall pro audio exhibits.  
“We’re really excited about the sessions scheduled for the Main Stage: Studio program this year,” stated Owsinski. “Not only have we brought together some of the top hitmakers of our time as presenters, but the topics are extremely relevant to everyone in the recording end of the business.” 
On Thursday, January 24 AES@NAMM takes a look at the recording, production, and remastering of some of the most popular records of all time. In the session “Running On Empty – Remastering a Classic,” mastering engineers Gavin Lurssen, Reuben Cohen and Ron McMaster discuss the process of remastering iconic productions for multiple modern distribution formats and the many variables that must be taken into account. Later that afternoon, Bill Smith hosts the tribute “The Genius of Geoff Emerick,” playing recordings and sharing stories from Geoff’s illustrious career with The Beatles, The Zombies, Stealers Wheel, America, Supertramp, Robin Trower, Elvis Costello, Cheap Trick and many more. Main Stage: Studio host Owsinksi adds “We’re all most pleased to be able to celebrate the outstanding career of the great Geoff Emerick in a session led by his long-time assistant and friend Bill Smith. You’ll be surprised at just how many big hits he was a major part of aside from The Beatles.” 
Saturday, AES@NAMM takes a look at popular and practical topics in the studio world and beyond. The first session of the day, “Social Media Promotion for Musicians and Engineers,” looks at the latest techniques for using Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube to promote yourself and your music with AES@NAMM Main Stage: Studio events host Bobby Owsinski. Next up, producer/engineer Sylvia (Tool, Johnny Cash, Prince, System of a Down, Tom Petty and the Red Hot Chili Peppers), noted for her unique recording ideas (such as the pickle filter and the smashed piano), leads attendees through examples of her storied recordings in “Outside-the-Box Recording Techniques.” 
“What Comes Out of the Speakers” takes on new meaning as engineer/producer Andrew Scheps (Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, Audioslave, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Linkin Park, Hozier and U2) takes the stage for an in-depth look at music, art and the creative process, with a special focus on compression techniques used during mixing today’s biggest hits. Finally, the importance of quality session documentation and metadata is discussed by Veva Sound VP Drew Waters in the presentation “Capturing Metadata for Engineers: From Studio to Smartphone,” offering insight to this crucial aspect of industry growth. 
On Sunday, AES@NAMM takes focus on audio education and the main goals of the Audio Engineering Society – promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge and research – with the session “Audio and Higher Education and Studio Sound.” The Main Stage: Studio events conclude with a Studio Career Panel.   
About AES@NAMM 2019
The full AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live and Studio 2019 schedule and registration details are available online now at aesatnamm.com, including significant advance registration and AES member discounts. Attendees can register for all four days or for individual days, with separate registration available to ensure seating for the hands-on sessions in the Line Array Loudspeaker System and Live Mixing Console Academies.  
While AES@NAMM attendees do not need a NAMM Show badge to participate in AES@NAMM or to access sessions onsite, our attendees, members and colleagues are invariably eager to also attend The NAMM Show. The Audio Engineering Society’s special arrangement with NAMM lets individuals obtain a separate NAMM Show Badge for the exclusive discounted price of only $25 through January 9, 2019. Visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/badges to register. Click “Register for an attendee badge” and enter promo code “AES@NAMM” at the top of the contact information page in your Attendee Profile. 
AES@NAMM Access Passes do not include registration for The 2019 NAMM Show and vice versa; separate registration is required for each event.    
To learn more about The NAMM Show and AES@NAMM sessions, please visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/events/education/aes and to register for AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio, go to aesatnamm.com.
 
About the Audio Engineering Society
The Audio Engineering Society, celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018, 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.
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018

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Expanded Program and Registration Options for AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 2019 Revealed

The AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio takes place January 24 — 27 during the 2019 NAMM Show.

The AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio takes place January 24 — 27 during the 2019 NAMM Show.

— AES@NAMM once again brings high-end, professional education for live sound, recording and audio for the performing arts to Anaheim —

The Audio Engineering Society has opened registration for AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 2019. The AES returns to Anaheim, CA, for its four-day international symposium, January 24 – 27, in conjunction with The 2019 NAMM Show at the NAMM U Education Center on the 4th floor of the Anaheim Hilton. 

 

Building on last year’s inaugural event, AES@NAMM will host a series of training academies and related technical sessions provided by a dedicated team of topical specialists and experts. This creates a unique learning format that will appeal to audio professionals and aspiring audio pros. The list of expert presenters includes live sound professionals Robert Scovill, Dave Rat, Dave Shadoan and Ike Zimbel, and studio production professionals Andrew Scheps, Sylvia Massy, Gavin Lurssen, Reuben Cohen and Ron McMaster. The organizers for this year’s AES@NAMM program, also industry leaders, are Mark Frink, Program Director & Manager, Live Sound content; Charlie Hughes, Manager, Scientific & Technical content; and Bobby Owsinski, Manager, Studio Recording content. 

 

New for AES@NAMM 2019 are the Microphone Academy: Studio & Live on Friday and Saturday, January 25 and 26, and the Digital Audio Networking Academy, taking place all four days. Back by popular demand from last year’s event are the Line Array Loudspeaker System Academy, Live Mixing Console Academy, Entertainment Wireless Academy, In-Ear Monitoring Academy, Control Room Academy, Main Stage: Studio, and Main Stage: Live, as well as a series of Sound System Measurement & Optimization sessions.

 

AES@NAMM is an opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills in an intimate classroom setting,” notes Frink. “The presenters for the second annual AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live and Studio are some of the best minds in the business, and the program content is tailored to take maximum advantage of their knowledge and experience. For instance, in the new Microphone Academy, Dave Rat will lead a session on double miking, while ‘Coach’ Connor takes us on tour with Paul Simon. The Digital Audio Networking Academy will include Dante Level 2 certification and feature sessions spanning network ownership, AVB, MADI, AES67 and AES70 with presenters including Ethan Wetzell from Bosch and OCA, Yamaha’s Patrick Kilianey and QSC’s Bob Lee.”

 

Sound Symposium Supporters – manufacturers providing resources for AES@NAMM 2019 – include leading brands Allen & Heath, Alteros, Applied Electronics, Audinate, Auralex Acoustics, Bose Professional, d&b audiotechnik, dB Technologies, DPA Microphones, iSEMcon, KLANG, Lectrosonics, My Mix, Powersoft, Rational Acoustics, RME, Royer Labs, SCHOEPS, Sensaphonics, Studio Six Digital, Townsend Labs, Ultimate Ears, VUE Audiotechnik, Waves and Yamaha Commercial Audio.

 

The full AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live and Studio schedule and registration details are available online now at aesatnamm.com, including significant advance registration and AES member discounts. Attendees can register for all four days or for individual days, with separate registration available to ensure seating for the hands-on sessions in the Line Array Loudspeaker System and Live Mixing Console Academies. 

 

While AES@NAMM attendees do not need a NAMM Show badge to participate in AES@NAMM or to access sessions onsite, our attendees, members and colleagues are invariably eager to also attend The NAMM Show. The Audio Engineering Society’s special arrangement with NAMM lets individuals obtain a separate NAMM Show Badge for the exclusive discounted price of only $25 through January 9, 2019. Visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/badges to register. Click “Register for an attendee badge” and enter promo code “AES@NAMM” at the top of the contact information page in your Attendee Profile.

 

AES@NAMM Access Passes do not include registration for The 2019 NAMM Show and vice versa; separate registration is required for each event. 

 

To learn more about The NAMM Show and AES@NAMM sessions, please visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/events/education/aes.

Visit AESatNAMM.com for complete registration and program information for AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 2019. 


Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018

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Product Development, Marketing and More Highlighted at Recent AES New York Convention

Attendees listen intently during the "Making Your Product Great through Adding Pre-Product Innovation Development" presentation as part of the Product Development Track at the AES New York 2018 International Convention.

Attendees listen intently during the "Making Your Product Great through Adding Pre-Product Innovation Development" presentation as part of the Product Development Track at the AES New York 2018 International Convention.

— This year’s theme, “Make Audio Matter,” set the tone for presentations and events hosted by industry professionals 

Audio product research and development are among the leading factors driving the field of audio engineering innovation, and, as in recent years, the AES Convention’s Product Development Track offered four full days of Technical Program workshops reflecting the state of innovation in audio. This year’s theme “Make Audio Matter” provided focus on the importance of audio across several industries and disciplines, and a showcase for the science and magic of what goes into great products. These sessions, open to AES New York 2018 All Access attendees at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, October 17 – 20, hosted an eager audience of those wishing to expand their knowledge in these areas.

 

“This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Product Development Track at AES.... an education track targeted at the audio product development community,” stated Scott Leslie, AES New York 2018 Product Development Track Chair. “Our goal from the beginning was to help design-engineers, product managers, engineering leadership, supply chain professionals and others to become more successful in bringing great products to market.” 

 

Leslie continues, “Each year the Product Development Track has a theme, and this year it was ‘Make Audio Matter.’ We had workshops that addressed both sides of ‘matter,’ as in both ‘Where can we make audio more important in any product,’ and ‘what is the “atomic” matter that goes into products today?’ We had two sessions this year led by Mike Klasco, including ‘Next Generation Materials for Audio Products.’ Deep learning was another type of ‘matter’ in two workshops presented on DSP Friday, both standing-room-only. Also on Friday, we had Paul Beckman’s workshop on the topic ‘Voice Input: What Is the Magic and What's Next?,’which addressed the hottest segment in audio products today – the conveniences offered by the likes of Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Microsoft Cortana-based products.”

 

The Product Development Track at AES Conventions is committed to addressing all areas of product development. This year’s program included sessions on Product Development methods, legal topics, product quality and more. New technologies in loudspeaker processing, Bluetooth and acoustic measurements were also presented. Additionally, Dr. Wolfgang Klippel's session on hardware and software in modern loudspeakers gave a glimpse at the future of loudspeaker design. 

 

Audio hardware engineer Ananth Raghavendra commented on his experience at the AES New York Convention: “The Product Development Track organized this year at AES New York was highly insightful and practically useful to me, as I work in audio hardware development. Some key topics I found extremely useful were ‘Power Amplification for High Resolution Audio’ by John Dawson, ‘Audio Weaver usage in microphone and playback paths’ from Paul Beckmann, all of Wolfgang Klippel's talks and the glimpse into advancements in material science by Michael Klasco. The insightful component I got out of it all was the one-on-one conversations between the audience and speakers, in addition to the slides presented. When this is organized again next year, I will definitely be there! AES’s Technical Program in general is a great place to learn if you are even marginally working in audio. You will surround yourself with sheer brilliance and realize that there is way more to learn and enjoy as you attend every year!”

  

“We have been working hard to broaden our audience reach, and this year we had workshops covering the consumer, automotive and pro products segments,” Leslie adds. “There is an ever-growing number of product development professionals in the audio world today, and we strive to make AES Product Development Track at our conventions the destination for learning, participating and networking for all of them. This year we had more audience participation than ever, thanks in part to our very popular interactive workshop format, which resulted in energetic discussions into the depth of the topics presented.”

 

For complete details on the AES New York 2018 International Convention and Product Development Track, visit aes.org/events/145. All papers and eBriefs presented at the AES New York Convention are also available in the AES E-Library.


Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

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


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