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AES E-News: July 14, 2008 - Conferences in Japan and Korea, Oral History DVDs, June Journal

1. AES Japan Conference
2. 34th AES Conference in Jeju Island, Korea
3. AES Oral History Project Releases First DVDs
4. June AES Journal Available Online

AES Japan Conference AES Japan Conference
The AES Japan Section will hold the AES Japan Conference in Osaka from July 25th to 26th, 2008, at the New ABC Hall in Osaka, Japan. The theme of the conference is "Human Centric Audio Technology." Programs will include 25 poster presentations, 5 workshops, 2 student programs, a keynote and special lectures, and the technical tour. Click here for more detailed information.

34th AES Conference in Jeju Island, Korea 34th AES Conference in Jeju Island, Korea
New Trends in Audio for Mobile and Handheld Devices
Jeju Island, Korea / August 28-30, 2008

This 3-day conference aims to bring audio and system engineers together for the discussion of new trends in audio engineering for mobile and handheld devices. State-of-the-art handheld devices need high-quality sound and powerful functionality in small packages. Whereas the size of audio components has shrunk along with handheld devices, the importance of audio functionality has grown in the new generation of handheld devices. Recently, audio features and performance have become a major marketing feature of wireless handsets. On the other hand, portable music players have evolved into powerful multimedia devices with video and wireless-network capabilities.

This conference will be a timely discussion of the trends and future of the audio technologies for handheld devices. The issues to be discussed include new trends in audio coding, audio signal processing, synthetic audio, wireless delivery of audio, power-efficient audio technology, and implementation of audio subsystems for handheld devices.

Click here to register or view the complete program.

AES Oral History Project Releases First DVDs AES Oral History Project Releases First DVDs
AES Executive Director Roger Furness has announced the culmination of the first phase of the Audio Engineering Society Oral History Project. Initiated in 1997 by long-time AES member Irv Joel, the project was envisioned as an opportunity to provide insights into the creative and technical mindsets of the founding fathers of professional audio for future generations.

"Irv Joel's stature in the industry provided him with unique personal access to each of the brilliant innovators featured in these DVDs," Furness said. "Working single handedly to coordinate and videotape over 100 one-on-one interviews, he has created an anthology of conversations with the pioneers who shaped our industry."

Early in 2007, Joel enlisted pro audio veteran Harry Hirsch to edit the voluminous material into a series of DVDs. Working with Final Cut Pro, Hirsch, a well known studio owner, designer, musician and recording engineer, devoted himself to gleaning the most salient and informative material from the original material, and to shaping them into compelling narratives.

"Collectively, the twenty men and women profiled in this first release of AES Oral History DVD's have been responsible for some of the most meaningful and lasting innovations in the field," remarked Bill Wray, co-chair of the AES Historical Committee. "Sadly, a number of these pioneers are no longer with us, but Irv Joel and Harry Hirsch have performed an invaluable service by creating this permanent record of their insights and experience."

"This AES Oral History Project will be an inspiration to current and future members of the professional audio community, and in particular to the many College, University and dedicated pro audio schools which have proliferated throughout the world," adds Roger Furness. "The AES has a deep commitment to the support of education, and we are confident that this on-going library of interviews with the lions of our industry will be of lasting value to all their varied curriculums. Our plan is to release the complete set of DVD interviews over the next twelve months as they become available. Additionally," Furness concludes, "we will continue the work that Irv Joel began back in 1997. There is a long and growing list of candidates for future interviews, and we fully expect this project to remain an AES priority for as long as audio remains relevant."

The initial twenty AES Oral History Project DVDs are available now at a cost of $15.00 each for members and $20.00 for non-members.

JAES June AES Journal Is Available Online Here
The issue includes:
• Papers on:
      Biases and Errors in Listening Quality Tests
      Binaural Loudness Using Artificial-Head Measurements
      Generalized Model of Loudspeaker Nonlinearities
      Rendering Virtual Sound Sources in a Sweet Spot
Feature: Broadcast Loudness
34th Conference Jeju Island - Preview
Call for Papers: 35th Conference, London
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