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Program Details Now Online for March AES Worship Sound Academy in Nashville

AES Worship Sound Academy Program Details and Registration Now Online for March Event in Nashville

AES Worship Sound Academy Program Details and Registration Now Online for March Event in Nashville

— New AES event to cover the basics and beyond for all manner of house-of-worship facilities and operators —

The AES has announced program details for the upcoming AES Worship Sound Academy, taking place March 10 – 11, 2020, at the Johnson Center on the campus of Belmont University in Nashville, TN. This first-of-its-kind Audio Engineering Society event will examine the specific elements of audio for houses of worship and related productions, offering insights on everything from fundamentals of sound, to mixing for services and events, outreach through streaming media, and featured gear exhibits showcasing the latest technologies. Program details and schedule are now available online at aesworship.org, and early registration pricing is available for as low as $150.

 

Exemplifying one of the unique challenges often associated with worship sound, day one of the AES Worship Sound Academy will begin with a session defining roles and goals of a worship sound engineer and team, discussing attitude and focus, identifying core knowledge and the boundaries of responsibility. Presentations continue, including “How Sound Moves – Physics Without Math” (covering concepts such as sound transmission, acoustics and system optimization), followed by separate sessions on FOH and monitor mixing for houses of worship. The afternoon continues with the session “Reaching Outward – Streaming and Podcasts,” and attendees are invited to the Producing Worship special event taking place that evening, which will utilize a live performance by touring artists with a veteran production team as the platform for addressing the concepts of worship sound production.

 

On day two, the AES Worship Sound Academy will begin with a pair of sessions outlining microphone basics, wireless, and in-ear monitoring, detailing readily-applicable information on available technologies and techniques to achieve clear and consistent sound. Afternoon sessions continue with the often-unexplored topic of “Productive Rehearsals and Sound Checks,” followed by a session on AoIP audio networking and management fundamentals, and the newly available possibilities afforded by these technologies for any size production and facility. “Anatomy of a Tech Team” follows, providing an overview of workflow and illustrating the planning and prep required by tech team leaders, as well as maintenance, training and assignment of responsibilities, job descriptions and other details. The day will conclude with an “Unanswered Questions Town Hall,” providing a chance for attendees to ask questions about AES Worship Sound Academy topics and raise specific issues they may be facing in their own productions.

 

Both days will also feature several dedicated times for onsite lunch (included with registration) and to browse and network in the exhibition area, as well as opportunities to find out more about AES membership benefits and resources and to join the AES or renew a membership.

 

 

Early Bird online registration for the AES Worship Sound Academy is open at a special rate of $150 (includes lunch both days) at aesworship.org 

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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2020

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Audio Engineering Society Honored with Technology & Engineering Emmy Award

Audio Engineering Society Honored with Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award

Audio Engineering Society Honored with Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award

 — The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has honored AES for “Development of Synchronized multi-channel uncompressed audio transport over IP Networks” in the 71st annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards —

The Audio Engineering Society (AES) has been named a recipient of a Technical & Engineering Emmy® Award for “Development of Synchronized multi-channel uncompressed audio transport over IP Networks.” The 71st annual Technical & Engineering Emmy Awards will be presented in a special ceremony at the upcoming NAB Show at the Wynn Encore Hotel and Spa on Sunday, April 19th, 2020, in Las Vegas, NV.

 

The distinction for “Development of Synchronized multi-channel uncompressed audio transport over IP Networks” cites the AES alongside ALC NetworX, Audinate, Kevin Gross, QSC, Telos Alliance and Wheatstone. AES’s AES67 standard for high-performance streaming audio-over-IP interoperability was introduced in 2013. AES67 compliance allows audio content interoperability between the proprietary IP-based audio networking protocols developed by the Emmy co-winners: RAVENNA, Dante, Q-Sys, Livewire+ and WheatNet-IP. Co-Emmy-winner and AES Fellow Kevin Gross led the AES67 Standards effort and is the chair of the AES Technical Committee on Network Audio Systems. “The improvement from audio networking born in the mid-1990s to new IP-based solutions emerged as a simultaneous invention from the honored companies,” says Gross. “While collectively this represented a technical improvement, interoperability was not addressed until the AES initiated the X192 project on audio interoperability. Thank you, Steve Church, Rich Zwiebel, Philip Lawo and Andreas Hildebrand – leaders at the honored companies who understood the potential for a standard to take audio networking to the next level – and thanks to then AES Standards Manager Mark Yonge, who mentored the standard process.”

 

The Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards are awarded to a living individual, a company, or a scientific or technical organization for developments and/or standardization involved in engineering technologies that either represent so extensive an improvement on existing methods or are so innovative in nature that they materially have affected television. A Committee of highly qualified engineers working in television considers technical developments in the industry and determines which, if any, merit an award.

 

Colleen Harper, AES Executive Director, remarks, “AES67 is an essential protocol that established a standardized language for audio transport, employed every day in the broadcast world and beyond. Its introduction in 2013 fundamentally changed the broadcast audio landscape and paved the way for recent similar developments for video, and we are honored to be awarded with a Technical & Engineering Emmy alongside our industry peers.” 

 

 

For more information, please visit www.aes.org



Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020

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AES Worship Sound Academy Just Days Away in Nashville

Shown (L — R) are AES Worship Sound Academy Presenters Ben Williams, Tony Staires, Jason Spence, , Luke Lasater, Jenny Youngman, Jeana Campbell, Barry Sanders, Tevin Turner, Jason Waufle and Chris Clayton.

Shown (L — R) are AES Worship Sound Academy Presenters Ben Williams, Tony Staires, Jason Spence, , Luke Lasater, Jenny Youngman, Jeana Campbell, Barry Sanders, Tevin Turner, Jason Waufle and Chris Clayton.

— Presenter and program details reveal an enlightening and educational program. Pre-registration is open online through March 7 for this first-ever AES event aimed at house of worship tech teams and volunteer staff —

The Audio Engineering Society is setting its sights on next week’s AES Worship Sound Academy, with additional presenters and program details just announced. Online registration is available through Saturday, March 7 and registration will also be available on site. The AES Worship Sound Academy will take place at the Johnson Center on the campus of Belmont University in Nashville, TN, March 10 – 11, and is presented by the Audio Engineering Society in collaboration with Belmont University and the AES Nashville Section. 

 

Recently announced presenters include a variety of audio engineers and industry experts who will share relevant and relatable insights and advice on house of worship audio for any congregation or event size. Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions pertaining to their house of worship workflow and production.   

 

Ben Williams, owner/operator of the Nashville-based AVL integration firm and house of worship specialist firm, Essential Audio, Inc, will participate in the opening session, “Wearing Each Other's Shoes: The Role of Technical Ministry,” followed by his presentation “How Sound Moves – Physics Without Math.” Next up, Tony Staires, veteran church production director and House of Worship Sales Manager/Engineer for Lawo North America leads the session “FOH Mixing for Worship,” followed by Jason Spence, Director of Sales & Systems Integration for Solotech. An acclaimed touring and broadcast monitor mixer, Spence will offer his take on “Monitor Mixing – Who Needs to Hear What?” Solotech’s Integrated Systems Designer, Luke Lasater, will follow with a presentation on “Reaching Outward – Streaming and Podcasts,” and the day will conclude with a “Producing Worship” special event –
“Beyond the Tech - Bringing in the Heart of Worship,” presented by Jenny Youngman and Jeana Campbell, Worship Pastor and Worship Leader, respectively, of the rapidly-growing Providence United Methodist Church in nearby Mount Juliet, TN, along with Barry Sanders of Spectrum Sound – a Providence worship team musician ­– and Tevin Turner, Audio Technician at Providence.

 

Day two begins with a focus on microphones. MTSU Recording Industry Professor Emeritus Christian Haseleu will cover microphone basics, then Jason Waufle, Senior Specialist in Market Development for the Pro Audio division of Shure, will host the session “Panic-Free Wireless – Mics and Monitoring”. Worship producer/songwriter and worship pastor Chris Clayton will then join Spence to discuss the finer points of “Productive Rehearsals and Sound Checks” for your worship team, along with planning, maintenance and communication considerations. Lasater will return to discuss AoIP networking followed by a session on video for the audio engineer. Both days will offer a variety of chances to have questions answered and to learn what technologies and workflow work best to serve a tech team, including an event finale townhall session.

 

Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to hear about and experience the latest technologies from our partner sponsors including Alclair Audio, Allen & Heath, Bosch-Electrovoice-Dynacord, d&b audiotechnik, DiGiCo, DPA, JH Audio, Lawo, QSC, Riedel, Shure, Simply Sound Acoustics, Solotech, and Waves. Golden Preciado of QSC will host the TouchMix training event: “Volunteer Sound Person? No Problem! - A Mixing Solution for Intimately Sized and Portable Churches” multiple times throughout both days of the Worship Sound Academy.

 

Further Program details and online registration available at aesworship.org.

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Posted: Monday, January 6, 2020

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AES Academy 2020 Begins January 16 - Register Now!

Best pricing on AES Academy passes, as well as a special offer to attend The NAMM Show 2020 at a discounted rate, can be found at aesacademy2020.com

Best pricing on AES Academy passes, as well as a special offer to attend The NAMM Show 2020 at a discounted rate, can be found at aesacademy2020.com

— AES members can attend all four days for just $40; other Advance Registration options for non-members also available —


The AES Academy is a four-day, intensive series of educational and training events open to audio engineers, musicians, students and anyone aiming to hone their skills in a variety of audio applications. From home recording and professional studio applications, to all levels of sound reinforcement and live sound for gigs and events, career development, technology showcases and more, AES Academy sessions cover an array of core and cutting-edge topics. Technology and techniques are brought to life by over 120 presenters and panelists, offering their insights and experiences from all facets of audio engineering and related industries, and give attendees an opportunity to have their questions answered and help complete the circle of knowledge that is at the core of the Audio Engineering Society’s mission to promote advances in audio and in the dissemination of new knowledge and research.


The AES Academy also serves as a hub of activity and networking for the AES, where members, organizers, committees and staff come together in, and around, sessions, sharing in the latest developments, events and section activities going on around the world. Participants are encouraged to interact and explore what the AES has to offer, from vast scientific and video resources, to international conventions and conferences, as well as regional and local events hosted by over 200 professional and student sections. 


Best pricing on AES Academy passes, as well as a special offer to attend The NAMM Show 2020 at a discounted rate, can be found at aesacademy2020.com


 

About AES Academy 2020

 

Designed especially for AES members and those looking to experience what the Audio Engineering Society has to offer, AES Academy 2020 offers four days of sessions covering core audio topics and issues of interest to attendees looking to take their production skills to the next level. Taking place in conjunction with The NAMM Show 2020, January 16 – 19, 2020, AES Academy sessions offer insight into Line Arrays, Entertainment Wireless Technology, In-Ear Monitoring, Recording Studio Technology and Applications, Microphones: Studio and Live, Electronic Dance Music, Sound System Measurement and Optimization, Sound for House of Worship, Audio Education, Audio Careers, Audio Science & Technology, Live Console Training, and more. Advance Registration pricing ends January 4, and AES Members receive a deep discount on badges, while non-Member registration includes one year of free AES Membership and access to exclusive AES resources and networking opportunities. Visit aesacademy2020.com to register now. 

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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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Live and Studio Production Training, Exploration of Audio Technology and Career-Enhancing Guidance and Advice Mark Highlights of AES Academy 2020

SoundGirls will be hosting a series of Audio Careers mentoring sessions events during AES Academy. Shown (L-R) are several featured mentors for AES Academy 2020: Piper Payne, Leslie Ann Jones and Leslie Gaston-Bird

SoundGirls will be hosting a series of Audio Careers mentoring sessions events during AES Academy. Shown (L-R) are several featured mentors for AES Academy 2020: Piper Payne, Leslie Ann Jones and Leslie Gaston-Bird

 — Expert presenters, practical education, live console training and more slated for AES Academy at The NAMM Show 2020 in January —


With less than a month until the opening of AES Academy 2020, taking place concurrently with The NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, January 16 – 19, organizers and attendees are gearing up for the Audio Engineering Society’s return to the west coast for pro audio training and networking led by many of the brightest minds in the industry. AES members can take advantage of an amazing bargain for four packed days of training by attending the AES Academy for just $25 at Advance Registration rates through January 4, 2020 ($40 thereafter, including onsite). The Advance non-member registration rate of just $150 ($75 for students) includes a year of AES membership and benefits. 

 

Highlights of the AES Academy 2020 include:

 

Electronic Dance Music Academy
Bringing the boom is the focus of the newly developed Electronic Dance Music Academy, which kicks off with a keynote from artist, producer and award-winning author Rick Snoman on “The Past, Present and Future of Electronic Dance Music Production.” The Academy takes further focus with technical application presentations from Ableton and L-Acoustics. 

 

Line Array Academy
Leading line array manufacturers CODA, dB Technologies and L-Acoustics will each introduce and instruct attendees of the popular Line Array Loudspeaker System Academy on line array and system theory and the operational details of their latest line-array offerings in a small classroom format. 

 

Audio Education Academy

Alongside tech education sessions on higher education and instruction on specific technologies, the Audio Education Academy welcomes music producer, musician, composer and recording engineer Warren Huart as host of a day of sessions. Huart will bring insights on techniques and technologies from his popular Produce Like A Pro series, designed to help create radio-worthy and professional sounding music in a home studio environment, and host a cadre of industry luminaries to provide additional perspectives.

 

Main Stage: Live 

Renowned FOH engineer Brad Divens joins Live Sound Production Specialist Tom Der for two sessions drawn from Divens’ fixintogetmixin series presentations, “Putting Together a Great Live Mix” and, taking three songs from three genres from raw tracks to polished mixes, “Deconstructing the Mix,” sponsored by Soundcraft and JBL.

 

Audio Careers 

SoundGirls will host a series of mentoring sessions, each aimed at offering expert insights on specific segments of the audio industry. The stellar line-up of mentors will include Leslie Gaston-Bird, Dawn Birr, Sara Elliot, Jett Galindo, Meegan Holmes, Leslie Ann Jones, Karrie Keyes, Jeri Palumbo, Piper Payne and April Tucker. The Studio Careers Panel at AES Academy 2020 will let veteran studio owners and managers share what they look for when hiring and guide attendees towards gainful employment.

 

Control Room Academy

Acknowledging that how you set up your monitors, and the monitoring environment, are as important as loudspeaker performance, this series of training sessions will dig deep into recording studio control room acoustics, geometry, and application of leading technologies with leaders in studio design and construction – Steve Greenberg, Tony Hoover, Alex Otto, John Storyk, Carl Tatz and Robb Wenner.

 

Hands-On Live Console Academy Training

Popular live digital consoles from leading manufacturers Yamaha and Allen & Heath will host half-day, hands-on console training sessions, including operational details of their live digital mixers, as well as features of their latest software versions. Class size is limited and guaranteed seating requires an independent registration ($25 advance, $40 onsite).

 

Visit aesacademy2020.com for complete program and presenter information. Register before January 10 for best pricing on AES Academy badges, as well as a special offer to attend The NAMM Show 2020 at a discounted rate.

 

About AES Academy 2020

Designed especially for AES members and those looking to experience what the Audio Engineering Society has to offer, AES Academy 2020 offers four days of sessions covering core audio topics and issues of interest to attendees looking to take their production skills to the next level. Taking place in conjunction with The NAMM Show 2020, January 16 – 19, 2020, AES Academy sessions offer insight into Line Arrays, Entertainment Wireless Technology, In-Ear Monitoring, Recording Studio Technology and Applications, Microphones: Studio and Live, Electronic Dance Music, Sound System Measurement and Optimization, Sound for House of Worship, Audio Education, Audio Careers, Audio Science & Technology, Live Console Training, and more. Advance Registration pricing ends January 4, and AES Members receive a deep discount on badges, while non-Member registration includes one year of free AES Membership and access to exclusive AES resources and networking opportunities. Visit aesacademy2020.com to register now.

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Posted: Friday, December 20, 2019

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Registration Opens for the New AES Worship Sound Academy, Set for Nashville, March 10 — 11, 2020

Registration is now open for the new AES Worship Sound Academy, set for Nashville, March 10 — 11 2020

Registration is now open for the new AES Worship Sound Academy, set for Nashville, March 10 — 11 2020

— The Audio Engineering Society event will educate and train house-of-worship technical ministry staff on audio and production technologies and applications —

The Audio Engineering Society has announced the opening of registration for the new AES Worship Sound Academy, set to take place March 10 – 11, 2020, at the Johnson Center on the campus of Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Offering technical presentations covering core audio topics and practical, actionable advice, the AES Worship Sound Academy will bring together experts in worship sound and related fields for two packed days of experiential sessions. The Academy program will address the special needs of technical worship ministry teams, designed to expand their knowledge, build their confidence and deliver tips and techniques that they will be eager to apply. Manufacturer and service provider partners will be on hand to lend their expertise and demonstrate products in the Academy’s exhibition space.


The first-ever AES Worship Sound Academy, produced in collaboration with the AES Nashville Section and Belmont University, will cover topics such as mixing FOH and monitors, personal monitoring, miking, wireless systems, streaming, podcasting, recording, acoustics, system optimization and more. Whether providing sound reinforcement for a startup congregation, or for the most advanced, purpose-built house-of-worship facility, the AES Worship Sound Academy provides tech team members an unprecedented chance to listen, learn and connect with industry professionals and with peers that share their challenges and goals.


Early Bird online registration for the AES Worship Sound Academy is open through January 31 at a special rate of $150 (includes lunch both days) at www.aesworship.com 

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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

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AES Academy 2020 Announces Professional Audio Presenters and Topics

AES Academy is set to take place January 16 — 19 during The NAMM Show 2020 in Anaheim, CA

AES Academy is set to take place January 16 — 19 during The NAMM Show 2020 in Anaheim, CA

 — Technical Presentations, Career Development, Expert Presenters and Hands-On Training come together for four days of events during AES Academy at The NAMM Show 2020 in Anaheim, CA —


The upcoming AES Academy 2020 at the NAMM Show, taking place January 16 – 19, in Anaheim, CA, offers an unprecedented chance to join the AES for four days of expert presentations and hands-on training from a diverse group of top names in the industry. Whether you’re a seasoned AES Convention attendee or new to the industry, AES Academy offers an affordable way to experience some of the many resources that the Audio Engineering Society has to offer. Advance Registration pricing begins at a slashed rate of $25 for AES members, and the non-member rate of $150 ($75 for students) includes a full year of AES membership and benefits. 


AES Academy 2020 is set to feature some of the most talented audio engineering practitioners covering a range of educational topics of importance to audio engineers, musicians and students, alike. For one low price, attendees are offered over 100 topical session and events, such as taking part in an Audio Careers mentoring session with living-legend Leslie Ann Jones of Skywalker Sound and mastering engineer Jett Galindo of The Bakery, getting studio production training insights from Produce Like A Pro’s Warren Huart in the Audio Education Academy or learning studio design from the renowned John Storyk in a Control Room Academy session. Other presenters include famed engineer and producer Sylvia Massy, noted engineer and author Bobby Owsinski, musician and mix engineer Brad Divens who leads mix instruction at fixintogetmixin, audio engineer for music and film Lenise Bent, AES Academy program director and touring monitor engineer Mark Frink, AES’s next President-Elect and mastering engineer, Jonathan Wyner, and dozens more.


Another unique aspect of AES Academy is the hands-on training, with sessions set to include Allen & Heath dLive training, as well as Yamaha training on the Rivage PM10/PM7 and CL/QL Series consoles. These popular events are open to a limited number of participants and require separate registration, affordably priced at $25 per session.

 

Visit aesacademy2020.com for complete program and presenter information. Register before January 10 for best pricing on AES Academy badges, as well as a special offer to attend the The NAMM Show 2020 at a discounted rate.


About AES Academy 2020Designed especially for AES members and those looking to experience what the Audio Engineering Society has to offer, AES Academy 2020 offers four days of sessions covering core audio topics and issues of interest to attendees looking to take their production skills to the next level. Taking place in conjunction with The NAMM Show 2020, January 16 – 19, 2020, AES Academy sessions offer insight into Line Arrays, Entertainment Wireless Technology, In-Ear Monitoring, Recording Studio Technology and Applications, Microphones: Studio and Live, Electronic Dance Music, Sound System Measurement and Optimization, Sound for House of Worship, Audio Education, Audio Careers, Audio Science & Technology, Live Console Training, and more. Advance Registration pricing ends January 10, and AES Members receive a deep discount on badges, while non-Member registration includes one year of free AES Membership and access to exclusive AES resources and networking opportunities. Visit aesacademy2020.com to register now.

 

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Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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Read the Latest Edition of the AES Journal

Read the Latest Edition of the AES Journal

Read the Latest Edition of the AES Journal

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.

Read the latest edition of the Journal online, now, with features including the AES Headphone Technology Conference Report, article "Headphone Technology: Hear-Through, Bone Conduction, and Noise Canceling," a feature on new AES Officers for 2020, and more at aes.org/journal

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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2019

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Exhibitors Praise Success of AES New York 2019 Convention

Attendees gather at the opening of the AES New York 2019 Convention Exhibition Hall at the Jacob Javits Center on Wednesday, October 16, 20. AES New York 2019 featured 130 sessions hosted on the Exhibition Hall's Inspiration Stages and in its topical Theaters, alongside 236 brands showcasing their latest products and services, with total event registration once again topping 14,000

Attendees gather at the opening of the AES New York 2019 Convention Exhibition Hall at the Jacob Javits Center on Wednesday, October 16, 20. AES New York 2019 featured 130 sessions hosted on the Exhibition Hall's Inspiration Stages and in its topical Theaters, alongside 236 brands showcasing their latest products and services, with total event registration once again topping 14,000

The aisles were bustling, the booths packed, the energy and enthusiasm high as the attendees of AES New York 2019 surged into the Convention’s Exhibition Hall in October. Leading members of the professional audio community and exhibitors at the 147th AES Convention shared their thoughts on the event’s success. 


“AES was a tremendous event to be a part of as it has expanded its reach to a very diversified audience,” stated Antoine Ibrahim, communications manager for professional audio software developer iZotope. “During the show, we were able to connect with our valued customers as well as engage with professionals in all aspects of programming that have never gotten a first-hand look at our products. We were happy to be able to contribute and feel its success will only continue.”


Like iZotope, iconic microphone-maker Shure participated in providing technical content during the AES Convention along with its exhibition hall presence. “The AES Show proved again to be incredibly valuable for sharing ideas and best practices in audio,” commented Celino Ullegue, Shure Pro Audio’s senior marketing specialist. “From first-time student attendees to veteran engineers, we’re excited to support the audio community and look forward to AES New York 2020.” 


The Audio Engineering Society’s 2019 New York Convention’s registration exceeded 14,000, with a similar registration count for the co-located NAB Show New York 2019. The open access of registrants of either show to both exhibitions allowed content creation and media production professionals and future professionals to intermingle while exploring the latest offerings from hundreds of audio and visual media gear brands and service providers.


AES New York 2019 evidenced fruit of the Society’s ongoing outreach initiatives into underrepresented industry segments and genres. Focusrite Novation director of marketing Hanna Bliss expounds that “AES was a real success for Focusrite and Focusrite Pro because we were talking both to our existing customers about advancing their journey with us into new upgraded products or solutions, and to new customers by way of more women, more students, more non-traditional audio professionals. The crowd was more diverse and inclusive, and the shift towards a new wave of acceptance in the audio industry was visible, palpable, and encouraged.”


“Not only was traffic up, but there seemed to be a great deal of optimism. The students that came through were very inquisitive and interested, which alone made the AES show a worthwhile investment,” stated Gary Boss, Audio-Technica Marketing Director, Professional Markets.


Professional audio manufacturers choose the annual AES Convention to launch new products and make corporate announcements, as with Solid State Logic, which announced a new all-analog console, new U.S. operational management via distributor Group One Limited and the return of an industry veteran to work with the Group One team. “This year’s AES Show was significant for two reasons,” says Phil Wagner, now SSL’s North American-based senior vice president. “First, I’m pleased to return to my alma mater, SSL. Second, we specifically chose AES to introduce the new Origin Analog inline audio console because we knew it would be the perfect audience. This was truly the most exciting show ever; we had crowds around our booth from open to close.” 


Avid, who exhibited its hardware and production tools during AES New York, also welcomed over two dozen collaborators into the Avid Partner Pavilion in the Exhibition Hall. “This show enables us to engage with our customers, helping them better understand our portfolio, grow our business, launch new products, and showcase our developer partners,” stated Avid audio product evangelist Greg “Stryke” Chin. “Avid is proud to be an exhibitor and partner with AES and look forward to what’s to come!”


The 149th AES International Pro Audio Convention – AES New York 2020 – will return to the Javits Center October 21 to 24, 2020 (Exhibition October 21 – 23).


For more information on the Audio Engineering Society, visit www.aes.org


Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2019

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Survey on Micro Aggressions in the Studio — Invitation to Participate -- University of Lethbridge

Survey on Micro Aggressions in the Studio — Invitation to Participate -- University of Lethbridge

 

Dear audio colleagues,

We are inviting you to participate in an anonymous online survey that aims to capture important demographic information about the audio industry, and recording producers and engineers’ experiences of discrimination and micro aggressions (defined as indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group) within the studio. The survey is aimed towards individuals who during the last ten years have worked in music production as a recording producer, an engineer, a mastering engineer, or a studio assistant on other people’s music. The results from the study will be used for academic, educational and industry purposes. The survey should take about 20-30 minutes to complete and is divided into two parts.


Survey link: Bit.ly/microaggressions_in_audio


The survey will be available until December 20th and has been translated into nineteen languages. It can be accessed on your smartphone, tablet, or PC. Your responses to this survey will remain anonymous. Individual responses will not be able to be traced back to individual respondents. The anonymous data will be accessible only by our research team, select AES members who will assist in translation, and the survey administrators of the University of Lethbridge (Canada) who will all have signed a confidentiality agreement. There are minimal anticipated psychological and or emotional risks from taking part in this survey. You can stop answering questions at any time. You may withdraw your participation at any time by closing your browser. You are also free to answer or not answer any questions (other than the demographic data questions). Your data will be stored only once you submit your responses.


This study is being conducted by recording producer Dr. Amandine Pras and cultural sociologist Dr. Athena Elafros, both from the University of Lethbridge, in partnership with the AES Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and with the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The micro aggressions portions of the survey (including micro aggressions statements) are based upon previous peer-reviewed publications on micro aggressions in the workplace.


Even if you do not feel that you personally have experienced micro aggressions or discrimination, we still encourage you to respond. We also encourage you to share the survey link with your colleagues.


If you have questions about the study, you may contact Amandine.Pras@uleth.ca or +1 (403) 332-5261. You may also contact the Office of Research Ethics at the University of Lethbridge at research.services@uleth.ca or +1 (403) 329-2747 if you have questions about your rights as a participant. This research has been reviewed for ethical acceptability and approved by the University of Lethbridge Human Subject Research Committee.

Dr. Amandine Pras & Dr. Athena Elafros
Assistant Professors at the University of Lethbridge
Grace Brooks, PhD Candidate, McGill University

 


Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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