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- Mobile App for AES Rome 2013 Now Available
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- Al Schmitt & Friends: AES Roundtable of Award-Winning Engineers
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- Multi-Platinum Engineer Young Guru Profiled In AES Convention Doc
- Watch a Short Highlights Video Online
- Call for Board of Governors Nominations
- Deadline is February 20th
The dust has settled, and the results are in – 321 Exhibitors and 18,162 attendees agree that the 127th AES Convention was a rousing success.
Be sure to read the full press release for a wrap up about how the convention went.
Thanks for your support - the 129th Convention is right around the corner.... See you in San Francisco, Nov. 4-7, 2010.
Posted: Monday, October 19, 2009
Analog audio needs a separate physical circuit for each channel. Each microphone in a studio or on a stage, for example, must have its own circuit back to the mixer. Routing of the signals is inflexible. Digital audio is frequently wired in a similar way to analog. Although several channels can share a single physical circuit (e.g., up to 64 with AES10), thus reducing the number of cores needed in a cable. Routing of signals is still inflexible and any change to the equipment in a location is liable to require new cabling.
Networks allow much more flexibility. Any piece of equipment plugged into the network is able to communicate with any other. However, installers of audio networks need to be aware of a number of issues that affect audio signals but are not important for data networks and are not addressed by current IT networking technologies such as IP. This white paper examines these issues and provides guidance to installers and users that can help them build successful networked systems.
Posted: Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The AES sends out a weekly newsletter with information about the society and about the exhibitors at our conventions. This is a FREE service provided by the AES and you can unsubscribe at any time using the link at the bottom of each message. It's a great way to stay abreast of the latest information about our conventions and the products that are exhibited there.
Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2009
This year, members of the Audio Engineering Society will be eligible to vote online for the 25th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in professional audio technology and production. Presented by the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, since 1985 the TEC Awards has honored several thousand audio products and innovations, as well as dozens of the greatest contributors to the art and science of sound.
The TEC Awards will be presented at the 127th AES Convention in New York City. To ensure that the ultimate winners represent the most advanced and useful technology, as well as creative expertise, it is important that AES members take advantage of this opportunity.
Starting August 10, online voting will begin for 25 categories of Technical and Creative Achievement, comprising 16 categories of audio hardware and software and 9 categories of audio production. The nominations were made by a panel of more than 100 audio professionals from a range of disciplines.
To register to Vote, simply click on the link below, then fill out and submit the brief registration form. Before voting begins you will receive a personal identification number (PIN) to access the TEC Awards ballot. (Each registrant may only vote once and all votes are final.)
About The Mix Foundation
The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization and is not affiliated with Mix magazine. For complete information about the Mix Foundation or the TEC Awards, visit www.mixfoundation.org.
Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2009
If you use Facebook then please take a moment to add the AES to your profile. All you have to do is click here and then click the link at the upper middle part of the page next to Audio Engineering Society that says "+1 Become a Fan". It only takes a moment and then you can easily locate other AES members and see the latest society updates.
Posted: Monday, July 20, 2009
In December 1988, Delft University professor Guus Berkhout published his article in the AES Journal in which he proposed the concept of Wave Field Synthesis (WFS) as a format for spatial sound reproduction without ‘sweet spot’ limitations. Now, more than twenty years later, Diemer de Vries who was involved in the development and application of the concept from the very beginning, presents a 93-page monograph on the theme.
The principles of WFS are explained once again, with a digestible summary of the underlying mathematics. An explanation is also given of how the necessary steps, from theory (where things are infinitely large or small, having ideal properties) to real-world application, have successfully been made by making ample use of the properties of the human hearing mechanism.
Reproduction in WFS is most effective when dedicated recording techniques are used. A survey of such techniques is given. Special attention is given to the EU-project “CARROUSO” where ten institutes successfully cooperated on WFS-oriented research and development. Due to the results of this project, WFS is now known and recognized worldwide.
An illustrated short description is given of all - as far as known to the author - existing WFS systems in the world. Applications range from high-level audio research via multimedia education to night club entertainment. The monograph ends with a view to the future.
Posted: Friday, July 10, 2009
Among the innovators featured in the new set of twenty DVDs are:
Bruce Martin: (1944-2004) Founder, Martin Audio, one of the industry’s largest dealerships in the 1970s-‘80s; an innovative console designer, and inventor of the Martin Vari-Speed, used by many studios to alter tape machine speed.
Bill Hanley: The "father of festival sound,” best known for designing, building, installing, and operating a a custom sound system for the historic 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fair. Mr. Hanley is a storied FOH mixer and a co-founder the Fillmore East.
Ed Greene: Chief engineer at MGM Records in 1970s; world-renowned engineer; mixer for Grammy and Academy Awards and the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics broadcasts; recipient of nineteen Primetime Emmy Awards and inducted into the Technical Excellence in Creativity Hall of Fame in 2007.
Neil Muncy: Founded SSI, Inc. in 1966 where he pioneered the use of op amp technology in multi-channel consoles and high speed tape duplicating systems. Mr. Muncy is the author of the "The Pin-1 Problem," the best-selling publication in AES history.
David Hewitt: A pre-eminent remote recording engineer for almost 40 years (Neil Young, Yes, ELP), Hewitt has received multiple TEC, Grammy, Emmy and Cinema Audio awards as a live recording and broadcast engineer, and film sound mixer. Founder of Remote Recording Services, he created an innovative and hugely successful mobile recording studio. Mr. Hewitt was inducted into the TEC Hall of Fame in 2006.
Dr. Floyd E. Toole: Recipient of the 2008 CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Toole is a 40-year pioneer in the acoustics field, widely known for his research on small room acoustics, relating measurements to a listener's perceptions. A contributor to many audio publications, he continues his groundbreaking work today as VP of Acoustical Engineering at Harmon International Industries, Inc.
Dr. Marina Bosi: A past president of the AES, Dr. Bosi is Consulting Professor in the Music and Electrical Engineering Departments at Stanford University, and a founding member and director of the Digital Media Project. An accomplished author, she holds several patents and received the AES Fellowship Award for her work on audio standards development.
The other industry leaders featured in the 2nd DVD series are: Frank Abbey, James E. Webb, Ioan Allen, Manfred Schroeder, Hamilton Brosious, David Blackmer, Kunimaro Tanaka, D.B. Keele Jr, John Meyer, Gualtiero Berlinghini, Jerry B. Minter, Dan Dugan and Walter Selsted.
Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2009
After months of dedicated effort, the new AES Website has been launched. It has a completely new user interface that features drop-down menus so you can quickly jump to the most important areas of the site. We are now using more social networking tools such as our member profiles as well as groups on LinkedIn and Facebook. We have completely revamped the interface for the AES E-Library so that anyone can utilize its search engine, even if you're not a subscriber yet. Once you've found the paper you want just purchase it with your member discount or download it for free if you're an E-Library subscriber.
The changes on the home page are the most dramatic since we now feature the latest news, job postings and links from our sustaining members, as well as direct access to the latest publications, student news, and community-produced tutorials and podcasts. This makes it quite easy to see just how active our Society is and how much free content is available to AES Members.
Special thanks go to our Webmaster, Steve Johnson, and to the volunteers that helped him make this happen: team leader Nick Zacharov, graphic designer Josh Tidsbury, and copywriters Peter Cook and Michael Fleming.
Posted: Friday, June 12, 2009
Make plans now to attend the 37th Conference on Class D Audio Amplification being held August 28-30 in Hillerød, Denmark. Registration has just been launched.
The conference committee has now compiled a very comprehensive program including 20 high quality paper presentations and a workshop. This includes a Keynote Address from Lars Risbo of Texas Instruments and an invited presentation by John Oh of Pulsus. This will ensure that you receive a world class scientific level of information at the Conference, where all leading scientists and practitioners in Class D Audio Amplification will meet, exchange knowledge and expand their professional network.
Posted: Monday, June 1, 2009
You can now book your hotel for the 127th Convention in New York.
If you want a specific hotel we'd suggest booking early before any hotels sell out. We will be posting additional convention information next month.
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009