TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. 30th Conference: Intelligent Audio Environments
2. 22nd UK Conference: Illusions in Sound
3. AES Vienna 2007: Hotel Booking Available
4. New AES Student Site Launched: aes-sda.org
5. January/February AES Journal available online
30th Conference: Intelligent Audio Environments
AES 30th International Conference
Intelligent Audio Environments
Location: Saariselkä, Finland
Dates: March 15-17, 2007
Intelligent audio environments are an emerging field of technology.
Future audio environments are bound to include a variety of devices and
applications working together to create an integral audio experience to
a user. For this purpose, the applications need to become aware of the
surroundings, and to unite with each other and with the acoustical
environment. Means for controlling and rendering various sound events
and acoustical environments are also needed.
The theme of intelligent audio environments includes several subtopics
that are often studied individually. This 3-day conference aims not only
to bring together researchers and developers working directly on future
audio environments, but to bring together scientists working on related
subtopics, and to encourage interaction between their fields.
Registration has been extended to March 12th but we can no longer
guarantee new hotel reservations since the event is only two weeks away.
You can access the full AES Conference Program.
22nd UK Conference
Illusions in Sound: the application of psychoacoustics to audio
April 11-12, 2007
New Hall, Cambridge, UK
The 22nd AES UK Conference will cover the whole gamut of techniques,
technologies and controversies involved in the art of creating
convincing illusions in audio through the use of psychoacoustics - our
knowledge of how the ear/brain combination works to enable us to hear
and localise sounds around us.
Among almost 20 papers, the role of psychoacoustics in consumer and
sound reinforcement audio system and loudspeaker design will be
examined, along with an overview of the latest developments in spatial
recording and reproduction. The latest, stunning techniques for
realising full 3D surround will be unveiled, and dramatically different
approaches to the art of creating surround recordings will be
contrasted, along with a panel that asks the question, "What do we
really want from surround-sound?"
Presenters will look at how the 'sound' of real acoustic spaces can be
captured for use in surround reverberation systems, provide an overview
of audio in the electronic games industry and discuss the applications
of surround-sound in radio drama. Wavefield synthesis techniques and
hierarchical structures for delivering highest quality surround to a
range of target systems will be examined along with the art of creating
music in space - and spaces for music.
Presentations will cover both the most recent research and the latest
practical developments in the art of creating sonic illusions.
In addition to the papers there will be two demonstration rooms in which
current 3D and planar spatial reproduction systems can be experienced,
compared and enjoyed, with a wide variety of content.
More information is available on-line.
AES Vienna 2007: Hotel Booking Available
122nd AES Convention, Vienna, May 5-8, 2007
Details of the Program and Registration will be available shortly,
but you may book your hotels already.
New AES Student Site Launched: aes-sda.org
The new AES Student site has now been up and running for nearly a month,
with great reviews from all who have visited so far. This new site is
filled with monthly articles and columns on various topics, along with
an interactive discussion forum open to all AES members.
Be sure to visit the site at aes-sda.org
and use your normal AES username and password to log in and access the
We would like to put forth a call for articles and columns from
professionals and educators to post on the site. Any article that could
prove to be of interest to the AES membership, and particularly AES
student members, is welcomed. If you are interested in contributing to
this new site, please contact
Joshua Tidsbury, the SDA
Chair for North and Latin America.
A note to students: Forms and information for the upcoming recording and
design competitions in Vienna are now available. Please
visit the site for more information.
January/February AES Journal Is Available On-line Here
The issue includes:
• Papers and Engineering Reports on:
Spatial Noise in Digital Loudspeakers
Lossless and Near-Lossless Encoding Standards
Optimizing Miniature Loudspeakers
Analytic Model of Ultrasonic Transducer
• Feature: 29th Conference Report, Seoul, Korea
• Feature: Psychoacoustics in Action
• Call for Papers: 13th Regional Convention, Tokyo
• Call for Papers: 123rd Convention, New York
• AES Standards Committee News
• News of the Sections, New Products, etc.
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