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The Power of Sound — AES Milan 2018

The Power of Sound — AES Milan 2018

Register now for Europe’s premier pro audio education and networking event of the year – the 144th AES International Convention, taking place at the NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre in Milan, Italy, May 23–26, 2018. Built on the theme, “The Power of Sound,” AES Milan offers the latest scientific research, technologies and professional insights on a host of audio engineering topics. The event brings together audio professionals, students, enthusiasts, manufacturers and advanced audio technologies from around the world for four days of audio immersion, experiences and networking. Register now at aeseurope.com for special Advance Registration rates, including additional discounted pricing for AES Member and students.

The AES Milan Convention will offer four days of intensive Technical Program presentations, including research paper presentations, tutorials, workshops, discussion panels and other interactive ways for attendees to expand their knowledge while sharing ideas with their colleagues and peers. In addition to the many core topics covered at the AES Conventions, such as Recording and Production, Live Sound, Broadcast, and Signal Processing, the 144th International Convention will also take focus on technologies and techniques related to Cinema Sound, Surround Sound, Audio for VR, Loudspeakers for Studio and Stage, and related areas of interest. Preliminary program information is available at aeseurope.com.

Along with the comprehensive Technical Program, the AES Milan Convention will host a three-day pro audio gear and services exhibition, showcasing the latest tools and technologies from the leading manufacturers in pro audio. Dedicated demo rooms and listening experiences will showcase a variety of new and integrated technologies, while dedicated exhibition-floor stages hold event presentations from manufacturers and sponsors as part of the Professional Studio Expo. A complete program of Education and Career events will also take place throughout the four days of the convention.

“‘The Power of Sound’ is such a great expression of the AES, our goals, and our achievements over the past 70 years,” states Bob Moses, Audio Engineering Society Executive Director. “As the Milan Convention kicks off our year-long anniversary celebration, the AES is more in-tune than ever with the current and future state of the audio engineering industry. Throughout the four days of AES Milan, we encourage our audio community to immerse themselves in all things audio, gaining a better understanding of their current field of expertise; to sit-in on a session about a technology they’ve maybe only heard of; to check out new gear that is being shown for the first time at the show; and, most importantly, to listen, learn, and connect with their heroes and peers in the industry.”

Make plans to join us at the AES Milan Convention for these and other exclusive events, and follow the AES online at aeseurope.com for updates to the technical program, participating exhibitors and sponsors, registration, housing and more. Advance Registration pricing will be available for a limited time only. 

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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018

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Dr. Marina Bosi to Give Keynote Address on Perceptual Audio Encoding at AES Milan Convention

Dr. Marina Bosi, Keynote Speaker for the Audio Engineering Society's Milan 2018 Convention

Dr. Marina Bosi, Keynote Speaker for the Audio Engineering Society's Milan 2018 Convention

 — The 144th International Audio Engineering Society Convention address will 
explore current audio coding technologies and advancements —

The Audio Engineering Society will take a deep look at the impact of digital audio coding during the upcoming AES Milan Convention keynote address, “How Perceptual Audio Coding Has Shaped Our Lives,” to be given by Dr. Marina Bosi, AES Past-President and Consulting Professor, Stanford University. Dr. Bosi’s speech, taking place on May 23, 2018, during the Opening Ceremonies of the 144th International AES Convention, will review the history, as well as look to the future, of coding technologies and practices, from both production and consumer standpoints. 

Taking place May 23–26 at the NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre in Milan, Italy, the AES Milan Convention will explore a diverse array of audio engineering topics and the diverse personalities and insights behind audio production and technologies from around the world. 

In her presentation, Dr. Bosi will examine some of the major shifts in audio consumption and how they represent new challenges and opportunities in coding audio for entertainment, information and other purposes, addressing the questions: “Who would have guessed twenty years ago that everybody would be clamoring for devices with MP3/AAC perceptual audio coders that fit into their pockets? As perceptual audio coders become more and more part of our daily lives, residing within mobile devices, DVDs, broad/webcasting, electronic distribution of music, etc., a natural question to ask is: what made this possible, and where is this going?”

“Based upon her deep experience in digital media coding research and standards, Dr. Bosi will offer unique insights into the widespread use of these technologies in applications ranging from production and distribution to the consumer experience,” says AES Convention Committee Co-chair Nadja Wallaszkovits. “Dr. Bosi's background also provides the foundation for an informed view of the future of digital media that will no doubt prove enlightening."

Dr. Bosi draws from a rich background of being actively involved in the development of standards for audio coding, video coding, and digital content management, having contributed to the work of ANSI, ATSC, the DVD Forum, DVB, ISO/IEC MPEG, SDMI and SMPTE, as well as the AES. She holds several patents and has authored numerous publications in the field, as well as the acclaimed textbook Introduction to Digital Audio Coding and Standards (Kluwer/Springer December 2002). Additionally, Bosi has authored or co-authored over a dozen published AES research papers on perceptual audio coding and related topics, available in the AES E-Library. Dr. Bosi is also a Past-President of the Audio Engineering Society and a senior member of IEEE, and was part of the research team at Dolby Laboratories that developed the AC-2A and AC-3 (Dolby Digital) technologies, where, in addition, she also led the MPEG-2 Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) development. She was Vice President – Technology, Standards, and Strategies at DTS, and later Chief Technology Officer of MPEG LA, an industry leader in the use of patent pools to create a “one-stop shop” for licensing the essential patents required of multimedia technologies, and was a founding Director (together with Leonardo Chiariglione, MPEG Chair), and also the Treasurer, of the Digital Media Project, a non-profit organization created to promote successful development, deployment, and use of Digital Media.

Dr. Bosi has been recognized for her work with such honors as the AES Fellowship Award for her contributions to audio and video standards development and two AES Board of Governors Awards for chairing the 97th AES Convention and again for chairing the first international conference on high quality audio coding.

 

Make plans to join the AES in Milan for these and other exclusive events, and follow the AES online at aeseurope.com for the latest details about the technical program, exhibitors, registration, housing and more.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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Download The Journal of the Audio Engineering Society January/February Edition - Now in the AES E-Library

Download The Journal of the Audio Engineering Society January/February Edition - Now in the AES E-Library

The Journal of the Audio Engineering Society January/February edition is now online - features include "Automotive Audio Drive Forwards" and Call for Contributions for the upcoming AES Milan Convention. Also check out AES Section Reports, Book Reviews, and other news you need to know regarding the AES! http://www.aes.org/journal/ 

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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018

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Audio Engineering Society Explores "The Power of Sound" at AES Milan 2018 — Organizing Committee Announced

The Power of Sound — AES Milan 2018

The Power of Sound — AES Milan 2018

 — This May’s 144th International Audio Engineering Society Convention to cover the full spectrum of professional audio topics including 3D Audio, Sound Reinforcement, Sound for Cinema, Sound for VR, Multichannel Audio, Recording and Production and Room Acoustics —

The Audio Engineering Society has announced the distinguished membership of the organizing committee for the 144th International AES Convention and Exposition, taking place in Milan, Italy, May 23–26 at the NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre. Embracing this year’s theme – “The Power of Sound” – the convention will be co-chaired by Alberto Pinto (Professor – CESMA, NUCT University, Stanford University) and Nadja Wallaszkovits (Chief Audio Engineer – Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences and AES President-Elect), who have assembled a team of leading audio professionals to organize the events and presentations for Europe’s largest professional audio education, networking and gear exhibition of the year.

“Throughout their 70-year history,” says Wallaskovits, “AES conventions have gathered the foremost minds in audio to educate and connect with attendees. AES Milan 2018 will carry on that tradition in Northern Italy – not only a wonderful locale, but also home to numerous prominent professional audio manufacturers.”

The all-volunteer committee is representative of the caliber of participants in the convention. The committee members are Workshop Co-chairs Natanya Ford (Senior Lecturer – The University of the West of England; AES Fellow) and Magdalena Piotrowska (Manager and Sound Engineer – Hear Candy Mastering; Post-doc – Gdansk University of Technnology), Papers Co-chairs Ville Pulkki (Tenure-track Assistant Professor – Aalto University; AES Fellow) and Sascha Spors (Professor – University of Rostock), Facilities Co-Chairs Marcello Mannini (Sound Engineer, Skeldon Società Cooperativa) and Layan Thornton (Senior Member – AES European Convention TPVR Team) and, as Advisor, Umberto Zanghieri (R&D Manager – Z Division, RCF). “This outstanding committee is developing four full days of content that will educate and enlighten convention attendees,” states Pinto. “For audio professionals looking to advance their knowledge and skills, for students and all others interested in the audio sciences and arts, AES Milan is an essential event.”

“AES Milan is offering Workshops and Tutorials from across the broad range of audio engineering specialties,” elaborates Piotrowska. Sessions will include 3D Audio, Sound Reinforcement, Sound for Cinema, Sound for VR, Multichannel Audio, Recording and Production and Room Acoustics. “Convention attendees can share and expand their audio knowledge from the fundamentals through to the latest technologies,” she furthers. “New media – AR and VR, game sound, immersive audio, mobile platforms – will be the focus of numerous sessions and panels, including the experience of 3D audio through a high-order ambisonics system with dance and electronica musical playback, among other genres – as well as the presentation of spatial audio production techniques used such as B-format processing and spatial microphone capture. The AES Milan technical program will cover the application of technology – such as live sound system optimization and mixing – as well as present panels and presentations focusing on the latest in topics such as audio processing and portable streaming audio.” 

A mainstay of AES Conventions are Paper and Poster sessions, presenting the results of scholarly and commercial research covering all aspects of audio technology and including human perception of sound. Pulkki and Spors are heading the team of peer reviewers busy vetting the bountiful submissions for AES Milan 2018.

Students are also a major part of all AES Conventions. AES Milan is no exception, with student-oriented educational sessions and events that include student recording and design competitions, mentoring and a career and school fair.

The four-day technical program at AES Milan will run May 23 through 26, with the exposition taking place May 24 through 26. The technical program sessions include over 160 research paper presentations, covering the latest in audio research, technologies and techniques aimed at educating audio professionals and students, alike, while exemplifying the Convention theme: “The Power of Sound.” 

The companion exposition will showcase leading manufacturers with the latest gear on-hand for demonstration and evaluation, along with educational presentations and panels taking place on the show floor. The expo will also feature dedicated demo rooms and other unique listening experiences, complementing the full schedule of special events and social opportunities going on throughout the show. 

 

Make plans to join the AES in Milan and follow us online at aeseurope.com for the latest details about the technical program, exhibitors, registration, housing and more. For information on AES Milan Convention discounts, AES E-Library research archive access, special student and education events, visit aes.org.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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A Banner Opening Day for the Audio Engineering Society's Innovative AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium

Rat Sound Founder Dave Rat takes a question during the Q&A of his AES@NAMM Main Stage: Live session "Often-Overlooked Aspects of Mixing Big Rock Shows". Veteran FOH engineer Robert Scovill is hosting the Main Stage: Live sessions.

Rat Sound Founder Dave Rat takes a question during the Q&A of his AES@NAMM Main Stage: Live session "Often-Overlooked Aspects of Mixing Big Rock Shows". Veteran FOH engineer Robert Scovill is hosting the Main Stage: Live sessions.

 The inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio opened today, offering a full slate of unique educational programming and training sessions covering a rich and varied array of live sound- and studio production topics. The event, produced by the Audio Engineering Society in partnership with NAMM, runs through January 28, concurrent with the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. Bringing its 70 years of experience in professional audio education to the Symposium, the AES has gathered its leading industry experts to train attendees on practical applications of audio science and technology. Attendees also have the opportunity to explore the Main Stage area events and training room listening environments revealing some of the latest pro audio gear and technologies, while networking with industry peers and pros alike.

"On behalf of all our members, we are grateful to the AES leadership team who has created the energy and excitement of AES@NAMM,” said Joe Lamond, President and CEO of NAMM. “This educational and networking opportunity will benefit many, especially the young people coming to NAMM that truly represent the future of the industry.”

The 2018 AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio sessions emphasize the practical, with ample content for attendees, be they a skilled professional, a beginning hobbyist, or somewhere in between. With half- and full-day passes available for purchase, attendees can home in on their specific interests while accommodating their available time. The schedule offers a range of compelling training and tutorial sessions continues, and onsite registration will remain open, through the close of the NAMM Show 2018.

"For audio professionals, networking is typically first thought of in a technical sense, but networking with people is more important than ever. From my perspective, The NAMM Show is one of the biggest networking opportunities in our industry,” commented AES@NAMM Executive Chair and ATK/Audiotek President Michael MacDonald. “The AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium has been designed to help AES members and non-members alike expand their ‘human network.’ Our program is formatted to merge in-person networking opportunities with hands-on training and expert tutorials about relevant topics affecting our industry today."

AES President and Director of Global Concert & Rental Business for Bose, David Scheirman added, "With the professional audio industry growing and changing rapidly, it makes sense for our Society's in-person gatherings to evolve as well. Considering the advances taking place in the technologies and tools we use as audio professionals, nothing can replace direct, in-person exposure. This event has been designed to provide a sampler of knowledge and hands-on training along the entire signal path, from microphone to speaker. We're grateful to see the enthusiastic response and solid support from across the audio equipment manufacturing industry for this inaugural event."

AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 2018 Supporters include Apogee, Adamson, Allen & Heath, Alteros, Bose Professional, DAD (Digital Audio Denmark), dB Technologies, EAW, DiGiGrid, Eventide, Focal, Genelec, Lectrosonics, Meyer Sound, QSC, Sennheiser, Ultimate Ears, Waves and Yamaha. For complete event information and detailed schedule of programs and presentations for the 2018 AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio, visit aesatnamm.com.


Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018

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The Audio Engineering Society Debuts "The AES Inside Track" Monthly Online Publication

The Audio Engineering Society Debuts "The AES Inside Track" Monthly Online Publication

The AES has announced a new monthly online publication, The AES Inside Track, featuring expert industry curators highlighting an AES topic of choice, with editorial insight as well as links to related research topics, videos, important innovators in the field, and more. The AES Inside Track is available exclusively through the AES Member Portal and is an added member benefit, free to all AES members and available on the AES.org website, with the first edition focusing on the topic of Sound Quality Prediction with curator Jon Francombe. 

Created in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the AES, The AES Inside Track offers a unique way of integrating personal insight from our member experts while leveraging the online resources created by the Society. Each month will feature a new topic of importance within the AES, starting January 2018 with Sound Quality Prediction. Readers will find resources outlining an introduction to the field of sound quality prediction, including journal, conference, and convention papers and videos describing the training, testing, application of models, links to profiles of relevant groups and individuals in the AES, and links to external resources of note – a new and interactive way for AES members to stay on top of their game and keep informed about developments in the industry.

January’s curator, Jon Francombe, is a research fellow in the Institute of Sound Recording, University of Surrey. His research background is in perceptual audio quality evaluation. He has worked on methods for understanding listener perception of novel audio technologies, including personal sound zones and new spatial audio reproduction methods, and producing and developing predictive models of important perceptual attributes.

Upcoming editions of The AES Inside Track are set to feature Loudness Measurement and Control with Thomas Lund in February, and a focus on Headphones with Patrick Hegarty is slated for March.

“The launch of The AES Inside Track is a new way that the AES – which is our membership – can interact and share six decades of resources available, for free, to our AES community, in new and meaningful ways,” said Bob Moses, AES Executive Director. “With all aspects of audio more integrated than ever, this invaluable insight on these hot topics in audio engineering is a way to connect and learn from our peers and industry heroes alike. By examining the issues and opportunities of today with the resources – the who, why and how – that help these advancements take place, our entire membership gets a bigger-picture view of the audio industry, as well as the nuts-and-bolts details on individual topics and technologies. Our guest curators are the key, linking their own mindset on subjects with the ways in which they themselves utilize the AES website and other tools in their own self-education.”

Look for The AES Inside Track in the Member Portal at aes.org/members.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium coming soon to NAMM Show in Anaheim, Southern California!

AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium coming soon to NAMM Show in Anaheim, Southern California!

The inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio kicks off in a couple of weeks with a rich and varied educational program of training sessions. The four-day international symposium from the Audio Engineering Society will be held from January 25 to 28 at the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, and is targeted at working professionals in the live sound, recording and performance-audio communities. “Our unique program will spotlight the application of audio science and technology to sound-system operations, along with studio workflow practices,” states AES president David Scheirman. “We still have places available at these sessions for pro-audio professionals to come and learn from our seasoned experts. And attendance is highly affordable for AES members: Just $99 for a full-day session; $69 for a half-day session. Non-members can join the Society to receive these discounted prices."

The full program of Training Academies and related sessions on line-array technologies, live-sound consoles, wireless systems, in-ear monitoring and studio environments, in addition to tutorials on system measurement and optimization, can be accessed here: https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2018/events/education/aes. Classes will be held within the Anaheim Hilton Hotel’s NAMM U Education Center, adjacent to a new pro-audio exhibit space. Several Chinese- and Spanish-language sessions on selected pro-audio topics will be curated and presented by industry experts.

WHERE? Hilton Hotel 4th Floor | WHAT? Educational Sessions | WHEN? All Day; Every Day
WHO? Live Sound, Recording and Performance-Audio Professionals

The four-day symposium offers a rich and varied educational program of technical and training sessions from a wide cross section of industry experts.
Main Stage: Live hosted by Robert Scovill, with sessions from Dave Rat, Patrick Baltzell, Kenneth “Pooch” Van Druten and Dave Shadoan.
Main Stage: Studio hosted by Bobby Owsinski, with sessions from Andrew Scheps, Sylvia Massy, Jack Joseph Puig, Richard Chycki and Scott Gershin.
The Studio Academy with Apogee, DigiGrid, Digital Audio Denmark, Eventide, Focal, Genelec, Meyer Sound Laboratories and Waves/Soundgrid as program supporters.
Line Array Loudspeaker Academy with Adamson, Bose Professional, dB Technologies and EAW.
Live Mixing Console Academy with Allen & Heath, QSC and Yamaha.
Entertainment Wireless Academy with Alteros/Audio-Technica, Lectrosonics, Sennheiser and Ultimate Ears.
Plus In-Ear Monitoring Academy | Sound System Measurement & Optimization workshops.

“Our  Social Events Program includes Live Sound, Lessons Learned, a Press Invitational to honor Audio Analysts’ Albert Leccese,” Scheirman adds. “We have also organized an AES@NAMM Student Mixer, in addition to a reception honoring women working in professional audio, which is organized by the Society’s new AES Diversity and Inclusion Committee.”

Main Stage: Live sessions will focus on live sound-system mixing and concert system engineering, with input from top-tier rental sound company owners and leading FOH mixers. “We have individual presentations and tutorials on live digital mixing console automation, virtual soundchecks, low-frequency management in live concert venues, world-tour logistics and more,” says Scheirman, “in addition to daily panels on a range of live-sound topics.” Speakers joining veteran FOH host Robert Scovill include Rat Sound founder Dave Rat, Sound Image president Dave Shadoan, ATK/Audiotek president Michael MacDonald, and several surprise guests. Pat Baltzell of Baltzell Audio Design will discuss mixing live entertainment segments for the Superbowl halftime shows.

Hosted by producer/engineer/author Bobby Owsinski, Main Stage: Studio presentations occur hourly during all four days; topics will range from Outside-the-Box Recording Techniques and Virtual Microphones to Alternative Studio Design and DIY Projects, and also focus on business, social media and creativity topics.

Hosted by John Murray, the Sound System Measurement & Optimization Workshop will include sessions on AFMG’s SysTune, Rational Acoustics’ Smaart and Studio Six Digital’s Audio Tools. Sessions include Bruce Olson addressing Delay Fill Alignment, Charlie Hughes’ famous Subwoofer Series, Jamie Anderson on Multi-Mic Measurement, Chris Tsanjouries on Crossing the Art/Science Line and Andrew Smith on Choosing the Right Frequency Analyzer.

The Technical Papers Sessions of peer-reviewed papers that are standard fare for such AES gatherings will be book-ended by Chinese-language sessions on selected pro-audio topics curated and presented by Bing Li, who chairs the AES Guangzhou Professional Section, together with Xiaowei Fan, lecturer on acoustics at Communication University of China, Nanjing College. Spanish-language sessions on studio recording workflow processes will also be presented and curated by Juan de Dios Martin, an experienced producer/engineer and Avid Pro Tools practitioner.

More: www.AESatNAMM.com | Facebook AES at NAMM 2018| Twitter @NAMMShow

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Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium Unveils Rich and Varied Program of Educational Training Sessions

AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium Unveils Rich and Varied Program of Educational Training Sessions

With a full schedule for the inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio now online at both the AES and NAMM websites, participants will be able to review the rich and varied educational program and select technical and training sessions they would like to attend. The four-day international symposium from the Audio Engineering Society, which will be held at the 2018 NAMM Show from January 25-28 in Anaheim, CA, is targeted at working professionals in the live sound, recording and performance-audio communities. The program comprises a series of Training Academies and related sessions on line-array technologies, live-sound mixing consoles, wireless systems, in-ear monitoring and recording studio environments, in addition to tutorials on system measurement and optimization, plus a selection of technical papers in related fields. Classes will be held within the Anaheim Hilton Hotel’s NAMM U Education Center, adjacent to a new pro-audio exhibit space. The entire schedule of nearly 300 sessions can be accessed here: https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2018/events/education/aes

In addition to the Line Array Loudspeaker Academy, with program supporters AdamsonBose ProfessionaldB Technologies and EAW, the Live Mixing Console Academy with QSC and Yamaha, and Entertainment Wireless Academy with Lectrosonics and Sennheiser, stand-out tutorials and workshops include Main Stage: StudioMain Stage: Live and Sound System Measurement & Optimization. Other symposium supporters and technical participants in The Studios sessions include Apogee, DigiGrid, Digital Audio Denmark, Eventide, Focal, Genelec, Meyer Sound Laboratories and Waves/Soundgrid

Main Stage: Live sessions will cover contemporary live sound-system mixing and concert system engineering, with support and participation from top-tier rental sound company owners and leading FOH mixers. Individual presentations and technical tutorials will be offered on live digital mixing console automation, virtual soundchecks, low-frequency management in live concert venues, world-tour logistics and more, as well as daily panels on other popular live-sound topics. During the four days of sessions, participating expert speakers joining veteran FOH host Robert Scovill include Rat Sound founder Dave Rat, Sound Image president Dave Shadoan, ATK/Audiotek president Michael MacDonald, and several surprise guests. Pat Baltzell of Baltzell Audio Design will reveal details of his experiences mixing live entertainment segments for the Superbowl halftime shows. The unique challenges of co-mixing FOH for the Sting/Paul Simon Tour will be highlighted by Coach Conner (FOH, Paul Simon) and Clair Global senior system engineer Howard Page (FOH, Sting).

Hosted by producer/engineer/author Bobby Owsinski, Main Stage: Studio presentations occur hourly during all four days from such industry experts as Andrew SchepsSylvia MassyGavin LurssenRichard ChyckiScott Gershinand many more. Topics range from Outside-the-Box Recording Techniques and Virtual Microphones to Alternative Studio Design and DIY Projects; they also focus on business, social media and creativity topics.

Sound System Measurement & Optimization Workshop, hosted by John Murray of Optimum Systems, will include breakout classrooms on AFMG’s SysTune, Rational Acoustics’ Smaart and Studio Six Digital’s Audio Tools. Sessions include Bruce Olson addressing Delay Fill Alignment, Charlie Hughes’s famous Subwoofer Series, Jamie Anderson on Multi-Mic Measurement, Chris Tsanjouries on Crossing the Art/Science Line and Andrew Smith on Choosing the Right Frequency Analyzer.

“This unique, new Audio Engineering Society AES@NAMM Symposium will spotlight the application of audio science and technology to sound-system operations, along with studio workflow practices,” emphasizes AES president David Scheirman. Advance registration costs are $99 for a full-day session or $69 for a half-day session; prices for non-AES members are $129 and $89, respectively. Non-members are encouraged to join the Society prior to purchasing Access Passes for the symposium program to receive the discounted price.

“We're pleased to be a part of the inaugural AES@NAMM programming at The NAMM Show 2018,” says Marc Weber, director of product and brand management with Adamson Systems Engineering. “NAMM's effort to boost the live-performance audio presence at this year's show is very encouraging.” “Bose Professional will be providing hands-on training for our compact line array assembly with DeltaQ technology, along with details of our collaboration with Powersoft's DSP and amplification platform,” adds Jeff Lange, the firm’s global loudspeaker trainer.

The equally important Social Events Program includes “Live Sound, Lessons Learned,” a Press Invitational that will honor the memory of Audio Analysts’ Albert Leccese on Thursday; an AES@NAMM Student Mixer on Friday; and a Saturday cocktail reception honoring women working in professional audio, organized by the Society’s new AES Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

The Technical Papers Sessions of peer-reviewed papers that are standard fare for such AES gatherings will be book-ended by Chinese-language sessions on selected pro-audio topics curated and presented by Bing Li, who chairs the AES Guangzhou Professional Section, together with Xiaowei Fan, lecturer on acoustics at Communication University of China, Nanjing College. Spanish-language sessions on studio recording workflow processes will also be presented and curated by Juan de Dios Martin, an experienced producer/engineer and Avid Pro Tools practitioner.

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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017

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AES President David Scheirman Gives Keynote Speech at International Symposium on ElectroAcoustic Technologies

Shen Yong, ISEAT Chair; Zhou Haichang, Chairman - China Audio Industry Association; AES President David Scheirman; Zhu Xincun, Chairman - China Entertainment Technology Association; Li Jianwei, Chairman - China Electronic Components Association electroacoustic device branch

Shen Yong, ISEAT Chair; Zhou Haichang, Chairman - China Audio Industry Association; AES President David Scheirman; Zhu Xincun, Chairman - China Entertainment Technology Association; Li Jianwei, Chairman - China Electronic Components Association electroacoustic device branch

Audio Engineering Society President David Scheirman recently gave the keynote speech for the 6th International Symposium on ElectroAcoustic Technologies (ISEAT 2017) in Shenzhen, China, held November 4-5. Scheirman’s speech opened the symposium with the topic “Past, Present, and Future: an Overview of Large-Scale Loudspeakers Arrays” and additionally shared perspectives on the worldwide influence of the AES in the field of audio engineering.

 

ISEAT has been held every two years since 2007 and was initiated by Professor Shen Yong from Nanjing University, who serves as the chairman of the symposium. Aimed to promote technology exchange and learning in electroacoustics and related fields, ISEAT offers attendees a rich technical program with scientific paper presentations, workshops and tutorials. The symposium lays claim to being the most influential and best-attended technology exchange platform in China’s growing professional audio industry. 

 

ISEAT 2017 brought together dozens of the most outstanding scientists and engineers in audio science and technology from all over the world. AES leaders and members included Scheirman, Past President Sean Olive, Fellow and silver medal recipient David Griesinger and Fellow and silver medal recipient Wolfgang Klippel. Also in attendance were ASA standards director Christopher Struck; Ning Xiang, associate editor of the JASA; Akira Mochimaru, senior specialist from Bose; and many other experts. More than 50 papers were presented, covering five primary technical topics: consumer electroacoustics, micro electroacoustics, professional electroacoustics, smart electroacoustics and architectural acoustics. Attendees streamed through the doors of lecture halls, with a registration of over 6000. The symposium also invited founders of China’s top companies in the electroacoustics industry, well-known entrepreneurs, the Chairman of the China Entertainment Technology Association, the Chairman of the China Electronic Components Association – electroacoustic device branch, the Chairman of the China Audio Industry Association and other industry leaders.

 

ISEAT has worked with the Audio Engineering Society for over a decade and has invited a number of AES presidents and recipients of AES awards to give paper presentations at previous symposiums. The event organizers have actively developed a platform for deeper communication with AES, with the Society contributing valuable technical knowledge, while enthusiastically stimulating a cross-organizational technical seminar. After his keynote speech at ISEAT 2017, Scheirman discussed various aspects of AES membership and activities, including member profiles; organization and the resulting influence of AES across the range of professional audio disciplines; career development; community and human networking benefits; events (local, regional and international); and standards and recommended practices. Scheirman outlined upcoming AES events to be held in 2018, including the 144th AES Convention in Milan, the 2018 AES International Conference on Music Induced Hearing Disorders and AES@NAMM. He also spoke about the dissemination of scientific research through the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society and the AES’s E-library, as well as by the AES Technical Council and its various topical committees. Scheirman closed his presentation by thanking Professor Shen for his long-time contribution to the international electroacoustic field, also thanking the symposium staff that had supported the event so successfully. At the same time, he noted that the AES would keep in close contact and maintain in-depth cooperation with ISEAT for further expansion of the Audio Engineering Society’s growing influence in China. 


Posted: Friday, December 8, 2017

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The Latest AES Journal is Now Online and Free to View for All AES Members

The Latest AES Journal is Now Online and Free to View for All AES Members
The latest AES Journal is now online, and free to view for all AES Members.
 
Conference Reports, Papers, Special Features, Call for Contributions, Section Reports, and much more - Find out what's happening with Your AES!

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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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