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AES Dublin Champions Audio Industry Diversity and Inclusion

AES Governor and AES D&I Chair Leslie Gaston-Bird moderates the recent AES New York 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Town Hall session with guests Terri Winston, Piper Payne, Ezequiel Morfi and Agnieszka Roginska.

AES Governor and AES D&I Chair Leslie Gaston-Bird moderates the recent AES New York 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Town Hall session with guests Terri Winston, Piper Payne, Ezequiel Morfi and Agnieszka Roginska.

— Growing call for diversity among audio professionals sets focus for the Diversity and Inclusion Committee’s first European Town Hall meeting on strategies and initiatives —

Highlighting the successful initiatives of the Audio Engineering Society and partner organizations, the AES Dublin International Pro Audio Convention will feature the AES’s first-ever Diversity and Inclusion Committee Town Hall Meeting in Europe.

 

“The AES’ newly formed Diversity and Inclusion Committee has been hard at work with a variety of initiatives” says AES Governor and AES D&I Chair Leslie Gaston-Bird. “The committee strives to ensure diversity in the AES worldwide and the audio industry as a whole by improving accessibility, welcoming diverse genres, embracing emergent audio fields and research, and radiating inclusiveness to all races, gender and gender identities, physical abilities, ages, and nationalities.”

 

The Diversity and Inclusion Town Hall will focus on gender equality in the audio engineering industry, highlighting recent activities surrounding the United Nations’ HeForShe campaign and the related work spearheaded by Town Hall moderator Mariana Lopez, University of York and AES Dublin Co-Chair “It is a chance to learn about those activities and to add your voice to the conversation,” says Gaston-Bird.

 

Joining Lopez and Gaston-Bird on the Town Hall stage will be AES President Nadja Wallaszkovits, AES President-Elect Agnieszka Roginska, AES Vice President Latin American Region Cesar Lamschtein, Big Bear Audio founder Charlie Slee, and iZotope Education Director Jonathan Wyner.

 

The Committee will also host a Diversity and Inclusion Party on Friday, March 22 during AES Dublin. The event will be open to all Convention attendees – tickets can be secured with an RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aes-di-party-tickets-57030025341.

 

Advance Registration pricing and options on AES Dublin registration, including substantial discounts for AES Member and students, ends March 8. More information about the AES Dublin Convention and registration is available at aeseurope.com 


Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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Advance Registration Extended Through Monday, March 18 for AES Dublin

Advance registration ends Friday, March 8, for the AES Dublin International Pro Audio Convention, Europe's premier pro audio education and networking event.

Advance registration ends Friday, March 8, for the AES Dublin International Pro Audio Convention, Europe's premier pro audio education and networking event.

— All Access and Product Showcase badge discounts available with online registration —

 

There’s now more time to save up to 20% on All Access and Product Showcase badges for the AES Dublin International Pro Audio Convention, with Advance Registration pricing extended through March 18. Whether planning on a single-day visit to the convention or maximizing the experience with All Access admission to the full four days of Technical Program events, Professional Sound Expo presentations and more, attendees now have additional time to register for the premier European pro audio education, technology and networking event of the year. 

 

The convention’s theme, “Excite Your Ears,” will be exemplified through more than 120 sessions featuring over 100 audio professionals from around the world sharing the latest research, technologies and techniques in audio engineering applications. Presented in a variety of educational and interactive formats, these presentations invite attendees to listen, learn and connect with peers and colleagues representing the finest minds in audio.

 

 

To save both money and time in the registration lines in Dublin, attendees should register online before Advance Registration closes and registration resumes onsite. Complete convention details and online registration can be found at aeseurope.com.


About AES Dublin
Dublin is the 2019 destination for Europe’s preeminent professional audio education and networking event – the 146th International Audio Engineering Society Convention, March 20 – 23 at the Dublin Convention Centre. Covering all things audio, including Studio Recording, Live Sound, Networked Audio, Broadcast & Streaming, Music Production, Post-Production, Game Audio, Spatial Sound, Audio for AR/VR/XR and Product Development, the AES Dublin Convention will offer attendees exclusive opportunities and interactions with the top names in audio engineering and technology. At AES Dublin, professional engineers, researchers, educators, students and audio enthusiasts can “Listen, Learn and Connect” to take their audio engineering knowledge to the next level. Registration is open now at aeseurope.com.


Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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March Edition of the AES Journal Now Available Online

March Edition of the AES Journal Now Available Online

The latest edition of the AES Journal is now available online. This month's featured papers include:

 
- The Precedence Effect in Scenarios with Projected Sound
- Estimation of Loudspeaker Frequency Response and Directivity Using the Radiation-Mode Method
- Detection of Genuine Lossless Audio Files: Application to the MPEG-AAC Codec
 
Plus the Engineering Report - Subjective Rating and PESQ Prediction of Listener Echo and Duplex Impairments
 
AES Event News, Call for Contributions, Section News, and more, inside!
 
View now at aes.org/journal


Posted: Friday, March 1, 2019

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Core Audio Topics Are the Focus of AES Dublin Tutorials Program

AES Governor, Past President and popular convention presenter Alex Case will share the Tutorial "Snare Drum Strategies: Record and Mix for Maximum Impact" as part of the AES Dublin All Access Technical Program.

AES Governor, Past President and popular convention presenter Alex Case will share the Tutorial "Snare Drum Strategies: Record and Mix for Maximum Impact" as part of the AES Dublin All Access Technical Program.

— Audio Engineering Society International Pro Audio Convention Tutorial events to provide insights into key audio concepts and technologies across a wide range of disciplines —

The recently announced Tutorials program at the AES Dublin International Pro Audio Convention will provide a concise overview of hot topics, technologies, and best practices in audio engineering. Three-dozen dedicated Tutorials sessions give attendees flexibility to choose areas of interest from sessions spanning traditional recording and sound reinforcement, along with emerging technologies including spatial audio, new audio delivery methods and more.

 

Led by leading names in research, design and engineering, Tutorials sessions will offer meaningful data and insights into areas of study with sessions ranging from “Modern Music Production for Immersive / 3D Formats” and “Microphones – Can You Hear the Specs? A Master Class,” to “Emotive Sound Design in Theory” and “Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Loudspeaker Design.” Along with additional AES Dublin Workshops, Papers, E-Briefs and Poster sessions, these topics and much more will be covered within the convention’s intensive Technical Program and related events, available with All Access registration. Online Advance Registration pricing and options are available through March 8 for All Access badges, with significant discounts for student and AES Members.  

 

 

For Tutorials and full program and registration information for the AES Dublin Convention, taking place March 20 – 23 in Dublin, Ireland, visit aeseurope.com.


 

About AES Dublin
Dublin is the 2019 destination for Europe’s preeminent professional audio education and networking event – the 146th International Audio Engineering Society Convention, March 20 – 23 at the Dublin Convention Centre. Covering all things audio, including Studio Recording, Live Sound, Networked Audio, Broadcast & Streaming, Music Production, Post-Production, Game Audio, Spatial Sound, Audio for AR/VR/XR and Product Development, the AES Dublin Convention will offer attendees exclusive opportunities and interactions with the top names in audio engineering and technology. At AES Dublin, professional engineers, researchers, educators, students and audio enthusiasts can “Listen, Learn and Connect” to take their audio engineering knowledge to the next level. Registration is open now at aeseurope.com.


 

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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019

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Digital Reverb Pioneer Griesinger to Deliver Prestigious Heyser Lecture at AES Dublin

David Griesinger to give the Heyser Memorial Lecture, titled "Learning to Listen," at AES Dublin International Pro Audio Convention.

David Griesinger to give the Heyser Memorial Lecture, titled "Learning to Listen," at AES Dublin International Pro Audio Convention.

— Griesinger to share his experience and insights in the Heyser Memorial Lecture titled
“Learning to Listen” at the AES Dublin International Pro Audio Convention —

Distinguished scientist, researcher and audio engineer David Griesinger will deliver the Heyser Memorial Lecture at the AES Dublin International Pro Audio Convention. The presentation, titled “Learning to Listen,” is scheduled for the evening of March 21 at the Convention Centre in Dublin, Ireland. “This talk describes a few of the experiences I have had working with artists and musicians that taught me to hear what makes their art work,” shares Griesinger. “These experiences changed my life, and I hope that describing them will help others understand some of the amazing abilities of our ears and brains to detect, separate, and ultimately decode sonic information.” 

Griesinger’s 50-plus years of experience in the professional audio industry covers a range of disciplines and fields of study, from product design and measurement to scientific research on sound modeling and perception. He is well known as the developer of iconic reverb algorithms and processors while Chief Scientist at Lexicon and is both an AES Fellow and an AES Silver Award recipient. "David Griesinger is one of the most influential researchers of our times,” says Steve Hutt, AES Technical Council Chair. “It's hard to imagine that there is anyone who listens to music that hasn't experienced the application of his pioneering work on reverberation. It's an honor to have David join us in Dublin and share experiences and insights that have informed his career." A full description of Griesinger’s lecture and his bio can be found in the AES Dublin online program pages at www.aeseurope.com

The Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture series, hosted by the AES Technical Council at each convention, honors the extensive contributions to the Society made by Heyser, who was widely known for his ability to communicate new and complex technical ideas with great clarity and patience. As part of the Convention’s Special Events presentations, the Heyser Lecture is open to all AES Dublin attendees.

For more information about the AES Dublin Heyser Memorial Lecture, as well as additional Special Events, the complete Technical Program, the Product Showcase and advance registration discount and options, visit aeseurope.com. 


Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019

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AES Dublin Convention Workshops Dig Deep

Workshops, like this multichannel session from last year's AES Milan, are integral to AES' international conventions. The AES Dublin Pro Audio Convention 2019's Workshops will be featured in the Technical Program, spanning March 20-23.

Workshops, like this multichannel session from last year's AES Milan, are integral to AES' international conventions. The AES Dublin Pro Audio Convention 2019's Workshops will be featured in the Technical Program, spanning March 20-23.

— In-depth examinations of audio science and its application are core to the AES Dublin program —

Workshops at AES Conventions gather the brightest minds in audio science and education to share their knowledge and inspire attendees. Fulfilling the AES Dublin 2019 promise to “Excite Your Ears,” the March 20-23 Convention workshop schedule will cover topics including recording and production techniques, spatial audio, broadcast and audio forensics. Spanning the full spectrum of professional audio, the AES Dublin program features interactive Workshops such as “Mix It! Are There Best Mixing Practices?,” “Audio, Accessibility, and the Creative Industries,” “Irish Innovators in Audio,” “Recording Orchestral Music and 3D Audio: Challenges, Considerations, and Solutions” and “Impact and Audibility of Distortion in Automotive Audio Applications.”  

The full AES Dublin Workshops schedule is available online at www.aes.org/events/146/workshops/, along with the full Convention Technical Program and registration information. Alongside the Workshops’ in-depth investigations of audio applications and practice, the AES Dublin Technical Program includes Tutorial presentations on fundamental and advanced audio engineering topics, themed Paper and Poster sessions illuminating breaking audio research, Engineering Briefs that share the processes and results of audio research and application projects, and a broad slate of student focused events. Advance Registration pricing and options are available through March 8 for All Access badges – the ticket to AES Dublin Workshops, as well as the complete Technical Program. 

For more information about AES Dublin, and registration, visit aeseurope.com. 


Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Student and Career Development Sessions Offer Exclusive Educational Opportunities at AES Dublin Convention

Prospective students and employees attend the AES Student and Career Fair during the 2018 AES Milan Convention.

Prospective students and employees attend the AES Student and Career Fair during the 2018 AES Milan Convention.

— Annual series of events at AES Europe Conventions continues to educate and inspire —

The Audio Engineering Society’s 146th International Pro Audio Convention taking place March 20 – 23 at the Convention Centre in Dublin, Ireland, promises more ways than ever for students and those new to the industry to listen, learn and connect with top names in audio engineering and technology, with the promise to “Excite Your Ears.” In addition to qualifying for free entry to the Product Showcase and select Special Events, AES Student Members are eligible for up to 75% off All Access badges during the online Advance Registration period ending March 8. The Convention offers dedicated student and career development presentations to All Access attendees, as well as networking events and social activities (including the AES Student Party to be held the evening of March 20), and opportunities to be a part of recording and technology design competitions. 

The Society’s burgeoning student community is one of its most valuable assets, and nowhere is this more apparent than with the Student Delegate Assembly (SDA) – the representative body that plans and manages student convention activities while providing those involved the opportunity to learn organizational and leadership skills. Student Delegate Assembly meetings bookend Student and Career Development events at AES Dublin, serving as the operational hub of Society’s student involvement, including SDA election proceedings.

AES Conventions offer an array of educational opportunities designed to inspire the next generation of audio engineers to their highest potential, including specialized presentations allowing for interactive participation. Unique to AES Dublin is the innovative session series “Student Hands-On Workshops and Master Classes on Immersive Audio,” which offers the opportunity to learn practical, new skills from experts in the field while implementing the latest immersive audio technologies. In addition, the session “Creating Audio Plugins with MATLAB” will examine the practical development of DSP code-based product development, along with the technical foundations needed to enter the AES MATLAB Plugin Student Competition, scheduled to take place at the 147th International Convention in New York City in October. The AES Dublin Student Recording Critiques, Student Recording Competitions and the Saul Walker Student Design Competition events provide interactive, professional evaluations of student work in recording production and audio technology product design, along with recognition and rewards for top projects. 

For students and professionals looking for their next level of education or career opportunity in audio engineering, the open-to-all AES Dublin Education and Career Fair offers an international mix of professional audio companies and institutions looking for the best and brightest upcoming minds in the audio world. Offering the chance to network with fellow students, prospective employers, educators and other industry professionals, the Education and Career Fair is an ideal environment for attendees to find a path forward toward fulfilling their audio aspirations.

To take advantage of all of AES Dublin’s Student and Career Development events, you must register for an All Access badge. The full slate of student activities is listed at the online program Students/Career page. For more information about AES Dublin, and to register now, visit aeseurope.com. 

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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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AES Dublin Technical Program Details Now Online

Papers, Tutorials, Workshops and more set for the premier European pro audio event of the year — 146th International AES Convention in Dublin, Ireland, March 20 -- 23.

Papers, Tutorials, Workshops and more set for the premier European pro audio event of the year — 146th International AES Convention in Dublin, Ireland, March 20 -- 23.

— Papers, Tutorials, Workshops and more set for the premier European pro audio event of the year, March 20 – 23 

Details for the Technical Program of the upcoming 146thInternational AES Convention in Dublin, Ireland, March 20 – 23, are now available online at the convention site aeseurope.com. Taking place at the Convention Centre Dublin, just minutes from the technology and finance hub of the city, this year’s European AES Convention will provide a venue for presentations led by industry experts offering research Papers, Workshops, Tutorials, Product Demonstrations and more covering all things audio. Exemplifying the show’s theme, “Excite Your Ears,” AES Dublin will host exclusive presentations and technology showcases in the fields of Studio Recording, Live Sound, Networked Audio, Broadcast & Streaming, Music Production, Post Production, Game Audio, Spatial Sound, Audio for AR/VR/XR, Product Development and more. Advance Registration pricing, with additional AES Member and Student discounts, is available for a limited time with online Advance Registration.

Representing the core of the Audio Engineering Society’s scientific and technological leadership since the Society’s inception 70 years ago, research paper sessions, such as those offered at the AES Dublin Convention, offer detailed insight from top developers and pioneers in audio engineering. Additional Engineering Brief sessions will also cover practical experiments across a range of topics ranging from architectural acoustics to spatial audio encoders, in a series of topical overviews.

AES Dublin will also host over thirty Tutorials sessions during the four days of events, featuring expert presenters from around the world. AES Dublin’s Tutorial series will cover audio fundamentals and advanced concepts including recording and production case studies, spatial audio design and implementation and the integration of new audio tools and technologies. Specific applications ranging from dance music production to recording an orchestra, car audio, signal processing and beyond, will also be examined. 

Convention Workshops will also be a highlight of the AES Dublin Technical Program, presented in a moderated panel discussion format led by renowned AES Members and practitioners of the audio arts, including experts from top industry brands and leading educational facilities. Workshop presentations will include topics such as “Audio, Accessibility, and the Creative Industries,”“Media Preservation and Recovery,”Mix It! Are There Best Mixing Practices?” and a session titled “Two Albums/Two Years – Kevin Killen on the Creation of a Couple of Masterworks, The Unforgettable Fire (U2) & So (Peter Gabriel),” hosted by AES Past President Alex Case.

For complete details on these and AES Dublin Special Events, Technical Tours, Student & Career events and more, visit the Convention calendar of events. For further information and to register now, visit aeseurope.com. 

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Posted: Friday, February 1, 2019

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AES Dublin Convention Keynote Speaker Stefania Serafin to Address the Sonic Interactions of Sound, Music and Technology

AES Dublin Convention Keynote Speaker Stefania Serafin to address the sonic Interactions of sound, music and technology in "Inclusive Sonic Interactions" address.

AES Dublin Convention Keynote Speaker Stefania Serafin to address the sonic Interactions of sound, music and technology in "Inclusive Sonic Interactions" address.

— Featured Opening Ceremonies keynote addressto set the tone for AES Dublin attendees 

The Audio Engineering Society, celebrating over 70 years of audio science and innovation, is gearing up to host the 146th International Audio Engineering Society Convention, March 20 – 23 at the Convention Centre in Dublin, Ireland. As part of the Opening Ceremonies, Stefania Serafin, professor in sonic interaction design at Aalborg University Copenhagen, will examine the intersection of audio and technology in the address “Inclusive Sonic Interaction.” This presentation, part of the AES Dublin Special Events series, is open to all attendees and will set the stage for four full days of immersion in audio technology and its application. 

Based on her extensive knowledge and research, Serafin will offer insight into the technologies and techniques being used to advance audio and its capabilities in today’s connected world: 

“Sonic interaction design is a fertile field of investigation at the intersection of sound and music computing and interaction design. At Aalborg University I have been designing, together with several collaborators, sonic interactions for different applications, ranging from physics-based simulations of musical instruments and everyday objects, new interfaces for musical expression, cultural heritage, walking and rehabilitation, learning and training, as well as virtual and augmented reality. In this talk I will present an overview of these activities, with a focus on those who contribute to engage a wider and younger audience in sound, music and technology.”

In addition to her design work at Aalborg University, where she leads the multisensory experience lab, Serafin received a PhD from CCRMA, Stanford University in 2004 and is the president of the Sound and Music Computing Association. 

About AES Dublin
Dublin is the 2019 destination for Europe’s preeminent professional audio education and networking event – the 146th International Audio Engineering Society Convention, March 20 – 23 at the Dublin Convention Centre. Covering all things audio, from Studio Recording, Live Sound, Networked Audio, Broadcast & Streaming, Music Production, Post Production, Game Audio, Spatial Sound, Audio for AR/VR/XR and Product Development, the AES Dublin Convention will offer attendees exclusive opportunities and interactions with the top names in audio engineering and technology. Whether you are a professional engineer, researcher, educator, student or enthusiast, make plans to “Listen, Learn and Connect” with us and take your audio engineering knowledge to the next level. Register now at aeseurope.com. 

 

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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019

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Nadja Wallaszkovits Assumes Role as President of the Audio Engineering Society

President of the Audio Engineering Society, Nadja Wallaszkovits

President of the Audio Engineering Society, Nadja Wallaszkovits

The AES announces the ascension of Nadja Wallaszkovits to the office of President, taking on the role as of January 1, 2019. “Having worked with Nadja for many years as part of the AES team, we look forward to having her serve in the role of president, as the Society continues our mission to promote science and education in the field of audio engineering,” states AES Past-President David Scheirman. “Nadja’s knowledge of audio engineering technologies and experience within the AES will be a valuable asset in the coming year.

 

Wallaszkovits’s 25-plus-year involvement with the Audio Engineering Society has included serving as vice chair of the Austrian section and on the Technical Committee on Archiving Restoration and Digital Libraries, as well as working in Standards on the SC-07 Subcommittee on Metadata for Audio. She served as Convention Co-Chair and received AES Board of Governors Awards for her work on both the 142nd (Berlin) and 144th (Milan) AES International Conventions. For the past year, Wallaszkovits has served on the Executive Committee of the AES Board of Governors’ Executive Committee as President-Elect.

 

Wallaszkovits studied ethnomusicology at the University of Vienna before joining the Austrian Academy of Sciences in 2005. She currently holds the position of Chief Audio Engineer at the Academy’s Phonogrammarchiv. She recently took over the management of a Public Private Partnership collaboration between the Phonogrammarchiv and NOA Gmbh that is dedicated to the restoration of acetate media. Wallaszkovits also holds the position of vice chair of the Technical Committee of the International Association of Sound Archives (IASA) and is a member of the Training and Education Committee of IASA. Additional AES committee experience includes the Board of Governors and its Executive Committee, Awards, Conference Policy, Convention Policy, Education, Finance, Laws & Resolutions, Membership, Nominations, Regions & Sections, Diversity & Inclusion, Associate Technical Editors and the organizing committee for the AES 145th International Convention in New York City.

 

“I became associated with the AES for the first time in the early days of my audio education when a professor recommended that I join the Society and invited me to attend the local section’s meetings,” says Wallaszkovits. “I was immediately excited – it was my first chance to meet the well-respected audio professionals of our country, to listen to their presentations, discuss current topics and become involved in the community. This powerful impression and experience profoundly impacted my professional life and has deeply linked me with AES and our community.” She concludes, “AES offers a unique, collegial community.I would like to thank our membership, numerous business partners, supporters, volunteers, and the AES staff for their continuous engagement in the Society. We look forward to a highly-successful year in 2019!”

 

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


Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

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