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The 2012 AES Mobile Convention

We're pleased to announce the interactive application, AES Mobile Convention, for the AES 133rd Convention in San Francisco. The app is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, plus any smartphone that has web-enabled browser capability (such as BlackBerry). The AES Mobile Convention App allows you to:

  • Review sessions and add them to your personalized calendar
  • Locate exhibitors on the interactive floor map
  • Download exhibitor brochures and documents
  • View exhibitor videos
  • Stay in-the-know with show alerts
  • Follow or join in on the Twitter Feed
  • Link with friends and share event photos

There's no better way to investigate the multitude of events, organize your schedule and maximize your investment in the 133rd AES Convention.

Download the app today!


Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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AES 2012 Election Results

Report of the 2012 – 2013 election

In accordance to the AES bylaws Article IX section2, I herewith report the results of the election for the year 2012 – 2013.

President Elect:     Sean Olive
Secretary:     Ron Streicher
Treasurer-Elect:     Garry Margolis
Vice President Eastern US and Canada:     Robert W. Breen
Vice President Western US and Canada:     Jonathan Novick
Vice President Northern Europe:     Bill Foster
Governors:     John D. Krivit, Valerie Tyler, Michael Williams

2012 By-Law Amendment Proposal:     Passed

Note: Our new officers will take office on November 5, 2012.


            Christopher V. Freitag
            Chair, Board of Tellers
            Audio Engineering Society


Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2012

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Time to Vote: 2012 AES Elections

Time to Vote: 2012 AES Elections

AES voting members are reminded to cast their ballots in the 2012 election for members of the Board of Governors. The deadline to cast your vote is 5:00 PM (EST) on Friday, July 13, 2012.

The positions open this year are:
• President-Elect
• Vice President (3 positions)
• Treasurer-Elect
• Secretary
• Governor (3 positions)

There is also a proposal to amend the AES Bylaws.

All voting members should have received an email from Christopher V. Freitag, Chair, Board of Tellers notifying them of the vote. In that email is a Unique PIN which you can use along with your membership number to cast your ballot online.

If you did not receive your ballot call Election Services during normal business hours at +1-800.864.1263.

Associate Members and Student Members are not eligible to vote. We encourage Associate Members to apply to upgrade to Member Status.

Read about Membership Types

Apply for Full Member Status


Posted: Monday, July 9, 2012

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AES Now Using #AESorg Hashtag on Twitter

Follow @AESorg on Twitter

Follow @AESorg on Twitter

Follow the AES on Twitter here: @AESorg. When you send audio-related tweets it helps to include "#AESorg" in your message so that others can find them with a saved search. Once you start following @AESorg you will begin to see occasional updates from the AES in your Twitter feed so you'll always be the first to know about things happening in the society.

Remember - when you tweet about the AES - make sure to include #AESorg in your message! Follow @AESorg on Twitter today!


Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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Call for Board of Governors Nominations

The Nominations Committee is at this time soliciting the names of members to be considered for possible inclusion in the 2012 ballot for election of officers to the Board of Governors. To aid us in this task, please let us know if there is someone you would like us to consider for this election.

To be eligible for nomination, a candidate must be a voting member of the Society and belong to one of the following membership categories: honorary member, fellow, or member, and must be willing and able to attend the meeting of the Board of Governors each year.

Nominations must be received by February 20th, 2012 and can now be submitted online.

Submit a Candidate


Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2012

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AES Names Bob Moses Executive Director

Bob Moses, longtime AES member and officer, accomplished product designer, technologist, and pro audio industry advocate, has been named Executive Director of the Audio Engineering Society. Announced today, by AES President Jan Abildgaard Pedersen, Moses will assume his new role January 1, 2012.

“An exhaustive search was undertaken for the best possible candidate for this pivotal AES position,” Jan Pedersen remarked. “Bob Moses is eminently qualified to address the multi-faceted demands of our 14,000 plus member organization. He brings enthusiasm, technical acumen, leadership and communications skills to this critical position. During his 23 years as an AES member, he has established invaluable relationships throughout our international membership. He is committed to implementing the Board of Governors’ goals of ensuring the Society’s fiscal health into the future, growing membership, and increasing value to our members and supporters. His deep appreciation for our 63-year history coupled with his eagerness to address the challenges of the future make him an ideal choice for Executive Director.”

Continue Reading Full Press Release


Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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Call for Engineering Briefs

Engineering briefs are intended to be short verbal talks or poster presentations that will be of interest to AES members. Contributors must supply a short synopsis by February 14, 2012 to indicate their desire to present an engineering brief, followed later by an electronic manuscript. These manuscripts will be freely available for download for any AES member during and after the Convention, but there will be no paper copies.

Topics for the Engineering Briefs can be very wide-ranging, such as studio experience, equipment construction, new loudspeaker concepts, room acoustic measurements, analysis of audio equipment, and project studio startups, to name just a few. Relaxed reviewing of submissions will consider mainly whether they are of interest to AES convention attendees and are not overly commercial. Double-column electronic manuscripts following the prescribed template will be restricted to 4 pages in length, and must be supplied by March 27, 2012.

View Full Call for eBriefs


Posted: Monday, December 19, 2011

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AES 132nd Convention Paper Proposal Deadline Postponed

Due to several requests from the authors, we are announcing that the deadline for submitting abstract/précis and full paper contributions to AES 132nd Convention has been postponed to December 22nd. The AES 132nd Convention will take place in Budapest, Hungary, April 26-29, 2012.

Best regards,

Ville Pulkki and György Wersényi
AES 132nd Convention papers co-chairs

Download 132nd Convention Call for Papers (PDF)


Posted: Friday, December 16, 2011

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A Half Century of FM Stereo

Broadcast Legends Gather To Celebrate Half-Century Milestone

NEW YORK: Radio's first four decades were strictly monophonic. Despite some early experimentation by FM inventor Edwin Howard Armstrong, even “high-fidelity” FM remained mono until 1961, when the FCC chose among competing systems to declare a standard for FM stereo broadcasting. On Friday evening, Oct. 21, 2011, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, a panel of legendary FM Radio engineers will gather at the Clear Channel Studios in the PC Richards & Sons Theater 32 Avenue of the Americas in lower Manhattan to celebrate a half century of FM Stereo.  The event is a highlight of the 131st AES Convention set for Oct. 20-23 at NY’s Jacob Javits Convention Center.

Developed by the New York Section of the AES and by AES Convention Broadcast/ Streaming Events Co-Chair David Bialik, the panel will be Co-chaired by Bialik and Scott Fybush of Fybush.com / Inside Radio. Participants represent a gathering of iconic broadcast figures including: Richard Burden, an original member of the FM Stereo Committee; Frank Foti, Omnia Audio; Richard Mertz, Cavell and Mertz; Arno Meyer, Belar; Robert Orban, Orban; Skip Pizzi, NAB; Bill Sacks, Orban; Eric Small, Modulation Sciences; Jeff Smith, Clear Channel; and former WQXR Radio Chief Engineer, Herb Squire.

Topics to be addressed include: FM stereo’s birth; the merits of the competing systems that sought FCC approval; the initial technical challenges faced by the new medium; the development of high-density FM audio processing; and, the future of analog FM stereo in an increasingly digital world.  

The Audio Engineering Society thanks Clear Channel Communications for providing the theater for this event.

 

For live streaming of this event please visit: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/aesny

To listen to an MP3 podcast of the presentation, please click here.

 

NOTE:  ATTENDANCE LIMITED TO 150 AES CONVENTION ATTENDEES
Transportation will be provided from the AES Convention.
YOU MUST PURCHASE YOUR $10.00 BUS TICKET/EVENT REGISTRATION AT THE AES TOUR DESK.
YOUR BUS TICKET IS YOUR EVENT TICKET 
Meet and Greet 7:00 PM
Presentation 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM


Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2011

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Call for Papers: Special Issue On Auditory Displays

Call for Papers: Special Issue On Auditory Displays

Publication Date: Summer 2012
Special Issue Editors: Agnieszka Roginska, Tony Stockman, Bruce Walker and Oussama Metatla

Auditory Display is a highly interdisciplinary area of research concerning all aspects of the use of sound to convey information and ideas. The focus of this special issue is on auditory displays and the range of interdisciplinary issues related to their use. We invite the submission of high-quality papers in all areas of interest to those who work with sound as a medium for conveying information and ideas. Submitted papers will address the concerns shared by those who work primarily with informational and affective aspects of sound including sonification of data and processes, synthetic and composed sound, musical sound, natural sound, and all issues related to interaction with sound, specifically, how it is presented to and apprehended by listeners. Submissions are sought on topics that extend from basic research in auditory display to application domains in the arts and sciences, mobile applications, accessibility, audio technology, information and communications technology, computer games, engineering analysis, medicine, and more.

Original papers presenting unpublished material relating to research in, but not restricted to, the topics listed below are invited for consideration for the special issue. Submit complete 4- to 10-page papers by 2011 November 11.

Download Call For Papers (PDF)


Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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