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Binaural Listening Trends Tracked at 140th International Audio Engineering Society Convention

Binaural Listening Trends Tracked at 140th International Audio Engineering Society Convention

Experiencing Binaural Listening – recreating a 3D soundspace through headphones, which is an ever-expanding aspect of present-day audio – will be an integral component of the 140th AES Convention, coming to the Palais des Congrès in Paris June 4 to 7. France occupies a leading role in the research and the development of Binaural Listening (the BiLi project) due to both the remarkable research of Rozenn Nicol at Orange Labs (formerly France Telecom) and the growing demand for binaural listening in the Audio and Audio Visual market. Rozenn is also the author of a fascinating AES Monograph on Binaural Technology.

During the Technical Program at the 140th AES Convention, many of the groups participating in the BiLi project in France will be present (Orange Labs, France Televisions, CNSMDP – Conservatoire de Paris, IRCAM, Radio France, Arkamys, Trinnov, a-volute, CNRS-LIMSI). One of the workshop rooms will be completely equipped with headphones so attendees can hear a Binaural Listening experience first hand. Radio France, under the responsibility of Edwige Roncière and Hervé Desjardin, have also produced a remarkable amount of program material for both 5.1 Multichannel and Binaural Listening. This important research and development work will be presented in Workshops, and through special activities devoted to Audio Projection, in Multichannel and with Binaural Listening.

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Posted: Thursday, March 3, 2016

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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 2016 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 15th, 2016 and can now be submitted online.

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Posted: Friday, December 11, 2015

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139th International Audio Engineering Society Convention Rocks NYC

139th International Audio Engineering Society Convention Rocks NYC

The 139th Audio Engineering Society Convention (held Thursday, October 29, through Sunday, November 1, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City) was the place to be for anyone involved with the audio industry. The exhibit floor, panels and technical sessions were packed all four days, and highlights included the Project Studio Expo, Live Sound Expo, GRAMMY SoundTables® panel, and the lighting of the Empire State Building in blue and white in AES’s honor. Registration was near 18,500, with All Access and Exhibits-Plus registrations at an all-time high.

“The 139th AES Convention was a success by every measure,” says Bob Moses, Executive Director of the AES. “From the amazing content and packed audiences of the technical and special events program, to an exhibits floor that was crowded with attendees, to the exhibitors and sponsors that participated, energy and excitement were everywhere. And the Empire State Building being lit in our colors – how awesome is that? The AES HQ staff and legions of volunteers – including leading professionals – poured their hearts into the Convention. Attendees of all types went home satisfied, and the AES itself benefits from their participation, ensuring the Society’s continued good health.”

The AES 139th Convention also saw a boom in social media involvement. A core team of five web-active AES members worked with three video crews and convention volunteers to ensure consistent posting on multiple platforms from all areas of the conference.  Results included increased engagement including more than 10 million impressions on Twitter utilizing #AES139, and a large number of added followers on Facebook and Twitter.  In addition to social media, Halloween night got social at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, as AES teamed up with Vintage King Audio to present Afterglow 7, the biggest ever after-party in the series.

Convention Committee Co-chair Jim Anderson and his team created a highly ambitious and comprehensive schedule of workshops, panels and technical programs with a staggering 400 sessions, including the popular Platinum series of panels made up of many of the best engineers and producers.Co-chair Paul Gallo worked closely with the AES marketing team to drive traffic on the convention floor, resulting in a wide representation of attendees from various sectors in the audio industry, including recording and production, broadcast and streaming, game audio, live sound, networked audio, post production, system integration and more.

“The 139th AES Convention in New York City has been nothing but a big success, gathering around 20,000 visitors in the three days it’s been on,” stated Lars-Olof Janflod, Genelec Oy Marketing and PR Director. “This is the biggest pro audio event in the world.”

Mick Olesh, Waves EVP of Sales & Marketing, comments, "AES was exceptionally strong this year, with a smooth operation and excellent attendance. It afforded us the opportunity to showcase our new products, and, together with Waves Artist presentations at our booth, to further enhance our relationship with our user base."

Steve Strassberg, Dale Pro Audio VP/ General Manager, noted, "Our decision to participate and have a booth at the AES show really paid off. The Convention being in our own back yard made the decision very easy. Our goals were to make some great new connections across all of the vertical markets that Dale serves, and to have quality face time with our existing customers. Our sales team also had the opportunity to strengthen relationships with our top vendors, so, on many levels, it was time well spent." 

“AES New York was amazing as always, as no other show draws such a diverse crowd of key decision leaders in music, post, broadcast and live sound,” stated Phil Wagner, President of Focusrite Novation Inc. “The energy was great, and the crowd was ever present. We appreciate being able to be a part of the AES New York community, and we look forward to a strong presence at AES Los Angeles next year.”

Across all sectors of the industry — recording & production, broadcast & streaming, game audio, live sound, networked audio, sound for picture, post-production or system integration — the 139th AES Convention had it all. With nearly 300 exhibitors, the convention also received support from industry sponsors and partners including: Audio Precision, Auro Technologies, AVID, Cadac, Clear-Com, Dolby, DiGiCo, DPA, DTV Audio Group, Focusrite Novation, EAW, Genelec, Optocore, THAT Corporation, L-Acoustics, Shure, The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®, NewBay Media, Lectrosonics, Universal Audio, Yamaha, Neumann, Meyer Sound, Prism Sound, Oculus, VUE Audiotechnik, Sennheiser, Sound On Sound, Guitar Center Professional, SPARS, Sweetwater, Triad-Orbit and Waves.  Additionally, attendees and exhibitors were excited about the upcoming AES activities including the AES 140th Convention, June 4-7, 2016 in Paris, France, and AES 141st Convention in Los Angeles, CA, September 29-October 1, 2016.

For additional information on the Audio Engineering Society and its conventions, conferences and technological outreach, visit http://www.aes.org.

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The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 and now counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. Currently, its members are affiliated with more than 75 AES professional sections and more than 95 AES student sections around the world. Section activities may include guest speakers, technical tours, demonstrations and social functions. Through local AES section events, members experience valuable opportunities for professional networking and personal growth. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org.

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Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015

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The AES Celebrates Its E-Library Publications and Collections in September with FREE Offer for Members

— AES offers online access to archives and collections of papers curated by top industry professionals —

New York, NY, September 1, 2015 — The Audio Engineering Society has been the central organizing body at the forefront of professional audio engineering technology, techniques and standards for over 60 years, and in that time the world has come to know: If It’s About Audio, It’s At AES. One of the most valuable assets gathered through its work with top professionals and pioneers in the industry is the vast amount of information gathered through research, presentations, interviews, conventions, section meetings and more, which is kept in the AES E-Library. This collection comprises everything from individual research papers to curated Collections created by industry pros. The AES has chosen the month of September, 2015 to celebrate its mission to collect, share, and advance scientific knowledge in the field of audio engineering with an exclusive free offer and a discounted E-Library subscription for AES members.


During the month of September, members can experience the AES E-Library with 25 free technical paper downloads from the world’s foremost archive of audio engineering Convention and Conference Papers, Engineering Briefs, AES Journal issues, Open Access Papers and other resources. Additionally, annual subscriptions to the E-Library will be available for a members-only discounted rate of $130 – a 10% savings.


With what can be an overwhelming, yet searchable, amount of information and in-depth analysis, covering decades of audio research and development, the AES E-Library now offers curated Collections of articles and papers put together by leading industry figures. These include collections from: Dennis Bohn, CTO Co-owner of Rane Corporation; Alex U. Case, Audio Engineer and Educator, Acoustics Consultant, AES Incoming President-Elect; Rick Chinn, Media Production Professional; Sean Olive, Director of Acoustic Research Harman International, AES Past President; and David Scheirman – Sound Reinforcement Specialist, Vice President AES Western USA/Canada.


AES Executive Director Bob Moses stated, "The AES E-Library is the cauldron of knowledge in our industry, chronicling virtually every technological advance, from the origins of stereo recording to present day advances in spatial audio, signal processing, and audio networking.  Researchers routinely access it to conduct their work, and add hundreds of new papers every year via AES conventions and conferences. Practitioners also find it invaluable for learning about the science and craft in our field, and I'm especially excited about the new Collections we are commissioning from world experts to give people a solid grounding in key subject areas. The September promotion is our way to give all AES members an opportunity to experience this fantastic resource and draw from the wisdom of the thought leaders who drive our industry forward."


The AES E-Library – the world’s largest archive of audio development and design – is open for business at http://www.aes.org/e-lib/ and invites visitors to take advantage of these offers during the month of September.


For the latest news and information on the Audio Engineering Society, the upcoming AES139 Convention in New York City, and more, visit http://www.aes.org

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Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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AES 2015 Election Results

Alex Case

Alex Case

Report of the 2015 - 2016 election

In accordance to the AES bylaws Article IX section 3 (vi), I herewith report the results of the election for the year 2015 – 2016.

President Elect: Alex Case

Treasurer Elect: Garry Margolis

Vice President Central Region, US & Canada: Jason Corey

Vice President Central Region, Europe: Thomas Sporer

Vice President Southern Region, Europe: Liz Teutsch

Vice President Latin America: Valeria Palomino

Vice President International: Toru Kamekawa

        Natanya Ford
        Jan Abildgaard Pedersen
        Magdalena Plewa

Christopher V. Freitag
Chair, Tellers Committee
Audio Engineering Society

Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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Time to Vote: 2015 AES Elections

Time to Vote: 2015 AES Elections

AES voting members are reminded to cast their ballots in the 2015 election for members of the Board of Governors. The deadline to cast your vote is 5:00 PM (EST) on Friday, July 10, 2015.

The positions open this year are:
• President-Elect
• Treasurer-Elect
• Vice President (5 positions)
• Governor (3 positions)

View Member Profiles of the Candidates

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

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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015

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AES Continues European Growth with Highly Successful 138th Audio Engineering Society Convention in Warsaw, Poland

AES President Andres Mayo

AES President Andres Mayo

The Audio Engineering Society held its highly-successful 138th Audio Engineering Society Convention at the Sofitel Victoria Hotel in Warsaw, Poland, May 7 - 10, 2015, featuring an all-encompassing lineup of the best that professional audio has to offer. From over 50 brands displaying and debuting the latest audio gear and technology, to one of the largest Tech Programs in recent years, the AES138 Convention proved to be a success for attendees, presenters and exhibitors alike.
This first-ever AES Convention to be held in Poland was co-chaired by Bozena Kostek and Umberto Zanghieri, and featured a keynote address by ORF (Austrian TV) sound engineer Florian Camerer, as well as the Heyser Memorial lecture given by Genelec Chairman Dr. Ilpo Martikainen. Other highlights included the popular Project Studio Expo stage, several unique Tech Tours of local Polish audio production facilities, and a wall-to-wall exhibition area, where attendees were given a first-hand look into the latest professional audio equipment and services from leading manufacturers. Additionally, as part of the Tech Program events, the Best Peer-Reviewed Paper Award was presented to Frank Schultz, Florian Straube, and Sascha Spors for Convention Paper 9323 “Discussion of the Wavefront Sculpture Technology Criteria for Straight Line Arrays.” The Student Technical Paper Award was presented to Florian Klein for Convention Paper 9281 "Auditory Adaptation of Spatial Listening Tasks."
"The Warsaw convention exceeded our goals in many areas, and I'm extremely grateful to everyone who came and made it happen,” stated Bob Moses, AES Executive Director. “Attendance was higher than we dared hope for, considering it was our first international event in Poland, and we were following a very successful show in a thriving city last year. The caliber of research and training sessions was excellent, and it was gratifying to see people in the hallways and lounges discussing the day's topics late into the night. I'm loving how the audio community continues to gel at our events, with the next generation of leaders questioning how we can make things better and soaking up the wisdom of the old timers. The exhibition was the largest we've had in Europe in years, and the response from businesses was overwhelmingly positive, with many asking how they can sign up for 2016 and get more deeply involved in AES activities. It seems that we are really finding our groove in Europe. It's not about trying to match what the larger commercial trade shows are doing in the retail sector; rather, it's about incubating innovation that fuels growth in our market, supporting a professional community that is struggling to keep up with the changes, and making sure audio quality is not forgotten in an age of disposable products. I wish I could bask in the glow of this great event for awhile, but our next convention in New York is right around the corner, and we're pulling out all the stops to take it to an even higher level."
The Audio Engineering Society is holding the AES 139th International Convention in New York City, NY, October 29th – November 1st, 2015 at the Jacob Javits Center. For more information on how you can be a part of the AES139 Convention visit http://www.aes.org/events/139/.

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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2015

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First Book in "AES Presents" Series from Focal Press

The new edition of Handbook for Sound Engineers, edited by Glen Ballou, is the first in a series of publications on audio engineering published jointly by Focal Press and AES. The book contains contributions from top professionals in the field, many of them AES members, including David Miles Huber on MIDI, and Bill Whitlock on audio transformers and preamplifiers. AES members receive a 30% discount off any Focal Press title when purchased directly from Focal Press using the discount code found in the AES Member Portal.

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Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2015

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137th Audio Engineering Society Convention Breaks Records and Draws Acclaim from Attendees, Exhibitors and Presenters Alike

137th Audio Engineering Society Convention Breaks Records and Draws Acclaim from Attendees, Exhibitors and Presenters Alike
The 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention, held Thursday, October 9, 2014, through Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, was the place to be if you have anything to do with the audio industry. The exhibit floor, panels and technical sessions were packed all four days, and with 15,403 registered attendees and 307 exhibitors/sponsors, AES137 far surpassed any West-Coast AES Convention in the last 10 years or more. At show close, AES reported a 28% increase in registration since the last time the convention was on the West Coast (133rd AES Convention in San Francisco in 2012).
Convention Committee Co-Chairs Valerie Tyler and Michael MacDonald and their team created one of the most ambitious and comprehensive schedules of workshops, panels and technical programs in AES convention history. From the opening keynote address on Thursday by acclaimed engineer, musician and record producer Alan Parsons; and the Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture presented by legendary game audio director and composer Marty O'Donnell; to Friday’s keynote by Neil Portnow, President/CEO The Recording Academy®, The GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares; the popular Project Studio Expo and Live Sound Expo; the High Resolution Audio Program in association with DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group; the GRAMMY® SoundTables event “Songs That Move The Needle: Producers on Producing,” moderated by Ed Cherney and featuring Alex da Kid, Don Was, Niko Bolas, No I.D., and Michael Brauer; “DTV Audio Group Forum:The Implications of Streamed Content Delivery on the Evolution of Television”; “Chicks in the Mix,” moderated by acclaimed producer and mixer Chris Lord-Alge and bringing together well-known female industry professionals to discuss their personal experience; “Sound Is the Conduit to the Artist Heart” presented by acclaimed producer, engineer and technologist Jack Joseph Puig; and more, AES137 hit it out of the park for attendees and exhibitors alike.   
"I cannot put into words how thrilled I am with the 137th AES Convention,” stated Bob Moses, Executive Director of the AES. “Our organizing committee really outdid themselves, with over 350 presentations from an astounding 731 leading researchers and practitioners in the field, many of them standing-room-only. We have some serious momentum built from recent conventions in New York and Berlin, and we are going to keep it going for the coming conventions in Warsaw in May and then back to New York next October. You could say that our conventions and the AES organization have a renewed energy, and we couldn’t be happier.”
No matter what sector of the industry you are involved in — recording & production, broadcast & streaming, game audio, live sound, networked audio, sound for picture, post production or system integration — AES137 had it all. The convention received support from leading audio companies including: Audionamix, Audinate, Audio Precision, Auro Technologies, Avid, DiGiCo, EAW, Focusrite/Novation, L-Acoustics, Lectrosonics, Location Sound Corp, MOTU, Sennheiser/Neumann, Shure, TC Electronic, TC Applied Technologies, THAT Corp, Universal Audio, and Yamaha.
For additional information on the Audio Engineering Society and its conventions, conferences and technological outreach, visit http://www.aes.org.

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Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014

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AES 2014 Election Results

John Krivit

John Krivit

Report of the 2014 - 2015 election

In accordance to the AES bylaws Article IX section 3 (vi), I herewith report the results of the election for the year 2014 – 2015.

President Elect: John D. Krivit

Secretary: Ronald D. Streicher

Treasurer-Elect: Garry Margolis

Vice President Eastern Region, US & Canada: Anthony Schultz

Vice President Western Region, US & Canada: David W. Scheirman

Vice President Northern Region, Europe: Bill F. Foster

Vice President Southern Region, Europe: No candidates came forward for nomination.
*** Because there were no candidates for election as Vice-president of this Region this year, the term of the incumbent, Umberto Zanghieri, will be extended an additional year and another election for VPSE will be conducted in 2015. ***

        Mark W. Drews
        Jonathan Novick
        Timothy J. Shuttleworth

2014 By Law Amendments 1, 2, and 3         Passed

Christopher V. Freitag
Chair, Tellers Committee
Audio Engineering Society

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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