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AES 2013 Election Results

Report of the 2013 – 2014 election

In accordance to the AES bylaws Article IX section 3 (vi), I herewith report the results of the election for the year 2013 – 2014.

Vice President Central US and Canada:     Michael Fleming
Vice President Central Europe:     Nadja Wallaszkovits
Vice President Latin America:     Valeria Palomino
Vice President International:     Toru Kamekawa
Governors:     James David Johnston, Josh Reiss, Jason Corey

2013 By-Law Amendment Proposal:     Passed

Post-election, a vacancy unexpectedly occurred in the incoming President Elect position. Candidate Andres Mayo will now fill that position following his appointment by the AES Board Of Governors (BOG). The newly elected board members and officers will participate as observers in BOG activities during the 135th AES Convention prior to beginning their terms on October 27, 2013.

            Christopher V. Freitag
            Chair, Tellers Committee
            Audio Engineering Society

Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013

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Time to Vote: 2013 AES Elections

Time to Vote: 2013 AES Elections

AES voting members are reminded to cast their ballots in the 2013 election for members of the Board of Governors. The deadline to cast your vote is 5:00 PM (EST) on Friday, July 12, 2013.

The positions open this year are:
• President-Elect
• Vice President (4 positions)
• 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: Friday, June 21, 2013

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Recordings from AES Rome Jazz Concert Now Available

A special music concert was held during the 134th AES Convention in Rome, Italy. The concert featured a performance by the Greg Burk Jazz Trio, with guest vocalist Elisabetta Antononi.

As an addition to the concert Robert Schulein made a combined Binaural and HD video recording for downloading following the convention. The audio/video recordings have now been edited and uploaded to YouTube. The recordings have been formatted for either headphone or loudspeaker auditioning by AES members. For those that attended the concert, these recordings will allow the opportunity to compare the live event to a surround audio with video recording process compatible with today’s consumer viewer/listening technology.

Two songs were selected from the one-hour performance and may be viewed or downloaded from YouTube at this time.

View Complete Details

Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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Mobile App for AES Rome 2013 Now Available

The AES Rome 2013 app provides tools to enhance your event experience:
• The Dashboard keeps you organized with up-to-the-minute Sponsor, Presenter, and Event information
• My Schedule organizes your schedule with one click
• Built-in Twitter feed to follow the show chatter
• Learn about our sponsors
• View map of conference center

Download it for free today!

Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013

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Al Schmitt & Friends: AES Roundtable of Award-Winning Engineers

A roundtable discussion of modern recording techniques and trends was hosted by 21-time Grammy-winning engineer and producer Al Schmitt. The panel included some of the biggest names in audio production: Elliot Scheiner (Foo Fighters, Eric Clapton), Ed Cherney (Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones), George Massenburg (Earth Wind & Fire, James Taylor), Chuck Ainley (Mark Knopfler, Dire Straits), and Frank Filipetti (Foreigner, KISS).

Topics covered at the roundtable included:
• Understanding the differences of recording at home, in a project studio and in a larger traditional studio
• How to effectively record drums
• How and when to use effects
• Techniques for vocal thickening
• Obstacles that were encountered and resolved during the recording of classic albums
• Diplomacy in the studio with artists, executives and other stakeholders

This event was sponsored by the Sennheiser Recording Sound Academy and is now freely available for download to all AES members via our Tutorials website.

Download MPEG-4 Video File (AES Members Only)

Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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Multi-Platinum Engineer Young Guru Profiled In AES Convention Doc

Young Guru at 133rd AES Convention

Young Guru at 133rd AES Convention

Multi-Platinum engineer/producer Young Guru was highly visible at the recent 133rd AES Convention in San Francisco. In addition to participating in the SRO Platinum Producers/Engineers Panel with super hit makers Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Guns N’ Roses) and Narada Michael Walden (Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston), he also made an impressive presentation at the Convention’s highly successful Project Studio Expo.

A prolific producer/engineer/A&R wizard, Young Guru has amassed credits for more than a dozen Platinum hip hop classics including Jay-Z’s The Black Album, Life & Times of S. Carter, and The Blueprint; Kanye West’s The College Dropout; Ghostface Killah’s FishScale; Nellyville, Drake’s Thank Me Later and Beyonce’s Crazy In Love.  In 2011 he was a Grammy nominee for his work on the Alicia Keys/Jay-Z Empire State of Mind smash hit.

A highlight clip of Young Guru’s AES Convention experience may be viewed here:


With over a decade of Grammy-winning projects for Roc-A-Fella and Def Jam Recordings, Young Guru is committed to sharing his knowledge, and experience.  He lectures extensively, and has established the Young Guru Scholarship Fund for students pursuing careers in Communications, Audio Engineering, Music Education and Music Business.

Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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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 2013 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, 2013 and can now be submitted online.

Submit a Candidate

Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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E-Library Updates

Supported by overwhelmingly positive responses to a recent survey, the AES Journal now offers an Open Access (OA) publishing option to its authors. OA papers will have the OA logo next to them in the E-Library and will be freely downloadable by anyone, even if they’re not an AES member or E-Library subscriber. You can search for OA papers, and we launch this exciting new venture with a first offering by Alex Case, “Recording Electric Guitar—The Science and the Myth”.

Engineering Briefs (eBriefs) presented at conventions will be of interest to many AES members. Topics can be very wide-ranging, such as studio experience, equipment construction and new loudspeaker concepts. All of these can now be freely accessed by any AES member from the E-Library.

If you regularly need access to the latest research in audio engineering, why not consider a subscription to the AES E-Library? This gives you unlimited access to papers describing the results of over 60 years of research and development in audio. Available for both individual and institutional access.

Click here for details...

Posted: Friday, January 4, 2013

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Technical Program Video Recording (TPVR) Update

At the 132nd AES convention in Budapest, the Technical Program Video Recording (TPVR) project was extended to include paper presentations. We are now able to make some of these recordings available to E-Library subscribers. Quite a few copyright issues had to be considered, but we hope that these issues will be recognised by authors and that we will be able to offer a much wider coverage in the future. We are studying the possibility of extending this project to cover the presentations made at Conventions in the USA. If you or your company/school are an E-Library subscriber then you can locate these video recordings using the Advanced Search on our E-Library search page. At the bottom you can choose to only include papers that "have a video recording of the presentation." Due to the detailed nature of the PowerPoint slides these are designed to be viewed on a computer and not a mobile device.

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Posted: Monday, December 3, 2012

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Call for Associate Technical Editors

The AES Journal is looking for audio researchers or audio professionals with strong credentials and expertise in selected areas of audio engineering to assist the editorial process on a pro bono basis. Candidates should be willing to work in a multidisciplinary environment. Experience in the science publishing process (e.g. reviewing papers) and proficiency in English will be an advantage. Benefits of acting as an ATE include up-to-date awareness of the latest research, improved professional networking and connections, enhanced professional status and CV.

To apply for becoming a member of the Editorial Board of JAES, please send an academic CV (including: academic degrees, areas of study and theoretical specializations, email address, professional postal address, relevant publications) and a brief letter of intent to Bozena Kostek, the JAES EIC, no later than December 31st, 2012. The letter of intent should specify which area of expertise the candidate for the ATE is applying for.

Read the full Call for Associate Technical Editors (PDF)

Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2012

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