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AES San Francisco 2006
Training Session Details

Friday, October 6, 10:30 am — 12:00 pm


David Silverman, Editor, Sound & Communications
Chuck Wilson, NSCA Executive Director

Best Practices for Installed Audio

Chuck Wilson, NSCA Executive Director, offers a 90-minute presentation covering installation standards, current and future. Some areas to be covered include updates to the NFPA-70 (2005 NEC) code, requirements for removal of abandoned cables, Article 640 standards, wiring and termination standards, and codes, licensing and permit requirements. A panel (members to be announced) will offer additional insights, and answer questions.

Friday, October 6, 12:30 pm — 2:00 pm


Dave Tyler, Digidesign, European Training Specialist

The Pro Tools 48-Bit Mixer

This session includes an in-depth description of the signal flow through the Pro Tools audio engine and takes the user through the system step-by-step. Dynamic range, precision and math used in the mixer are explained in great detail. For those interested in gaining a clear understanding of mixing and summing inside Pro Tools.

Saturday, October 7, 9:00 am — 10:00 am


Don Sharp, Moderator, KPIX San Francisco
Jackie Green, Audio-Technica U.S.
Howard Kaufman, Lectrosonics
Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director, Sports Video Group
Edgar Riehl, Shure
Uwe Sattler, Sennheiser Electronic KG

RF Wireless Update: What the Latest Government Rulings Mean To You

RF interference at live concerts, sporting events, news coverage and worship ceremonies has created new technical challenges for wireless microphone operators. Current "White Spaces" legislation before Congress is slated to allow a new host of unlicensed mobile devices (phones, PDAs, etc.) to operate in the TV spectrum, which will add significantly to the problems. What is the status of this legislation? What is the latest news from the
FCC? Is there a technical or political solution? These questions will be answered by leading experts.

This session is sponsored by Audio-Technica and Sennheiser.

Saturday, October 7, 10:30 am — 12:00 pm


David Silverman, Editor, Sound & Communications
David Lee, CEO, Lee Communication Inc.

The House of Worship Sector: Effective Ways to Communicate with Church Leaders

The speaker travels worldwide to consult with churches, organizations, and governments. The House of Worship market is one of the largest purchasing sectors of new communication technologies in the US. Church leaders are grounded in their respective belief systems, but few have significant financial or technological backgrounds. Relationship building is an important component for systems integrators to understand, especially in the local church setting. Church leaders are also trying to make sense of the numerous communication technologies available. How can we as systems integrators facilitate the adoption process for church leaders? How can we help church leaders understand and adopt communication technologies that can help them create a shared experience with the diverse groups of people often found in local church settings? This 90-minute session will address these and related issues.

Saturday, October 7, 12:30 pm — 2:00 pm


Gannon Kashiwa, Digidesign Market Manager of Professional Products

Clocking, Jitter, and the Digidesign 192 I/O Interface

This session includes an overview of clocking and jitter as it pertains to digital audio interfaces. An in-depth description of the internal routing of clock signals in the 192 will help users gain a better understanding of how these interfaces are synchronized and the effects of various clocking schemes have with regards to jitter.

Saturday, October 7, 2:30 pm — 3:30 pm


Dave Mendez, Shure
Craig Sibley, Aviom

Middleton, WI-based Full Compass, one of the nation’s largest suppliers of pro audio, AV, and lighting gear, will offer a free seminar at this year’s AES dedicated to exploring new techniques and technologies directed at improving audio designs used in houses of worship. Presented in conjunction with Shure and Aviom, Shure’s Dave Mendez and Aviom’s Craig Sibley will be the main speakers at the event. “The seminar is designed for any house of worship seeking to take their sound quality to the next level,” explains Full Compass’ Kristin LeDuc, who is helping promote the Saturday afternoon workshop. “There’s something here for every facility, large or small. Among other things, we’ll be offering insight into the latest wireless technologies, as well as personal monitoring. This is a must for anyone involved in church audio that feels a need to make a sonic upgrade.”

Saturday, October 7, 4:00 pm — 6:00 pm


Joe Gore
Jerry Harrison
Chachi Jones
Roger Linn
Max Mathews
Dan The Automator
David Wessel

An AES training seminar, featuring a distinguished panel of the industry's leading innovators and artists.

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