SEMINARS by VARIOUS EXHIBITORS
ROOM A (3D05)
Version G, 2003-09-30
Sunday, October 12
10:30 am 11:30 am ROOM 3D05
DIGITAL AUDIO BROADCAST RECEIVER TESTING SYNCHRONIZED AUDIO MEASUREMENTS
Steve Peterson, Audio Test Engineering Consulting Services, Vancouver, WA, USA
This seminar presents digital audio broadcast receiver time-synchronized audio measurement techniques. Time synchronization avoids audio measurement errors due to receiver audio mute intervals caused by simulated broadcast test signals used for design verification and manufacturing quality assurance testing. Synchronization with external trigger signals from an rf vector signal generator and with audio mute detection measurement algorithms will be demonstrated with an S-DARS satellite receiver and an Audio Precision AP2700 series audio analyzer.
11:30 am - 12:30 pm ROOM 3D05
CONTACT-FREE CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY COMES OF AGE
René Moolenaar, Business Development Director Infinium Technologies Ltd
Infinium Technologies specialises in advanced, optical, contact-free controls, leading by innovation in development, manufacture and supply. Its patented technology benefits a wide and growing range of controls, including line-faders, rotary potentiometers and switches, for application in Studio mixers.
12:30 pm 1:30 pm ROOM 3D05
PLUGZILLA - A PLUGIN PLAYER
Marc Lindahl, Manifold
We will describe a rack mount box that runs unmodified VST effects and VST
instruments. The broad acceptance of Steinberg's VST spec has engendered
hundreds of plug-ins that run native on Wintel machines. The VST community
is large and growing. VST effects and instruments are often used in production. Until now VST plugins required a computer and, while computers are common in studios, they can be problematic for live performance, mastering, and other applications. We will describe some of the design issues (UI, automation, plugin installation, copy protection, etc.) that were addressed in developing Plugzilla and demonstrate its capabilities and features.
2:00 pm 3:00 pm ROOM 3D05
UNIVERSAL MICROPHONE PLACEMENT AND PROTECTION TOOLS
Shraga Winter, SABRA-SOM, Brazil
A marketplace, where there are so many microphones and audio signal capturing devices, in terms of models, brands, sizes and capturing objectives, brought about an enormous variety of accessories, each with its own size, shape and design, aiming maximum efficiency in mounting their respective microphones. This great variety of shapes and different configurations of accessories generated several difficulties in their proper application for the end user, who sometimes even needs instruction manuals for them.
SABRA-SOM, targeting to globalize, unify and simplify the manipulation of this enormous range of microphone types, achieved great success in developing a series of accessories like shock-mounts, pop-filters, multi and stereo supports, clamps and surround capturing supports, following the same mechanical logic. Due to its homogeneous architecture and intuitive design, they end up being a sort of universal microphone placement and protection tools, regardless of the microphones brand or model and where they are required; in recording studios or on stage live performances.
3:00 pm 4:00 pm ROOM 3D05
USING FRAUNHOFER TECHNOLOGIES
Bernhard Grill, Fraunhofer IIS, Erlangen, Germany
MP3 on MPEG-4 - A new amendment to MPEG-4 expands MP3 with a high quality multi-channel surround sound capability and enables MP3 to be used along with all MPEG-4 video options.
Ultra Low Delay Audio Coding - Digital audio coding with an ultra
low delay of about 6 ms at 32 kHz sampling rate. Applications are e.g. wireless microphones or speakers and simultaneous monitoring.
Light Weight Digital Rights Management:LWDRM - permits fair use of
legally acquired content if the user is willing to mark such content with his personal digital signature.
Thomas Sporer, Fraunhofer IIS, Erlangen, Germany
IOSONO Authoring System - The IOSONO Authoring System enables the
efficient creation of spatial audio content for wave field synthesis and can be
seamlessly integrated into professional audio environments.
AudioID - The AudioID system performs an automatic identification/recognition of audio data based on a database of registered works. It delivers the required
meta data, e.g. title or name of the artist, in real-time.
Query by Humming - The Query by Humming melody search engine records
the hummed query and analyses its melodic and rhythmic characteristics. Both
attributes are used in a database lookup for the song title and artist.
4:00 pm 5:00 pm ROOM 3D05
ES-3 MLAN: AUDIO AND MIDI OVER FIREWIRE
This presentation will cover FireWire for the audio and music industries, the basic components of FireWire, the technical fundamentals of mLan, and available products. FireWire, also known as IEEE-1394, is an advanced serial bus offering high-speed asynchronous and isochronous data transfer. As such it is ideally suited for real-time multimedia applications, and has been widely adopted, especially for consumer video applications. Yamaha has helped establish a protocol known as mLan for carrying audio samples and MIDI data over FireWire.
We will discuss how products from companies such as Yamaha, PreSonus, Apogee, Korg, and Otari can work together seamlessly over mLAN.
5:00 pm 6:00 pm ROOM 3D05
FIREWIRE AUDIO FOR BREAK-OUT BOXES
Klaus Buchheim, Bridgco
1394 based Breakout Boxes allow musicians and hobbyists to connect their musical instruments and microphones into a single box, which then simply connects over a 1394 interface to the PC.
BridgeCo's BeBoB solution is a ready-to-go package for manufacturers of such equipment. This talk will explain the technical background and BridgeCo's approach to enable a true multi-channel and multi-device 1394 audio architecture with the complete integration of the computer into the 1394 network.