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AES Vienna 2007
Saturday, May 5, 10:30 — 12:00
AS1 - MIST, FROM MONO TO 5.1
MIST Technologies has developed an "unmixing" technology. The MIST software enables the creation of a multitrack version of a mono or stereo recording. These "multitracks" are fully nondestructive to the source material, and the sum of the separated tracks is equal to the original work; and the original mix is thus fully respected. This multitrack facility enables a sound engineer to quickly prepare a high quality multichannel master and was used by Olivier Dahan to remaster the original Edif Piaf recordings featured in the film, La Môme.
This Application Seminar will feature a presentation of the company, its technology and its products, as well as discussions with sound engineers using multitracks prepared by MIST.
Saturday, May 5, 14:00 — 15:30
AS2 - SOUND SYSTEMS FOR REVERBERANT ROOMS AND VENUES
This application seminar will show three different methods to fit a P.A. system in a very reverberant room, using three different sound systems, and analyzing the pros and the cons of the three configurations. Practical examples of installations will be described.
Saturday, May 5, 16:00 — 17:30
AS3 - INSTALLING A SOUND SYSTEM IN A HISTORIC BUILDING
At the end of March, the International Association of Argentine Tango Dancing was organizing its great annual festival with workshops, balls, orchestra, and shows in the prestigious “Salon Honorat” of Paris International University Campus, which is part of French National Trust (no rigging allowed). This Application Seminar will show how the sound contractor company achieved a versatile and successful installation and setup for all these activities. The seminar will also cover the budgeting aspects, which are a major concern for nonprofit organisations.
Sunday, May 6, 10:30 — 12:00
AS4 - LIFETIME HEARING
This seminar will focus on the audio engineer’s main tool: the ears. It will start with the theoretical presentation of the human hearing system, sensitivity curves, generalities about listening in public venues, recommendations, etc..
Practical solutions for comfortable listening will be described: what can we do to increase the quality in public venues without pumping up the volume? Can we make good sound and respect the sound pressure limitations ?
Listening with headphones: is the drone of jet engines or the whine of the train keeping you from enjoying your music or movies. Noise-cancelling headphones alleviate this widely ignored problem. By cancelling out the sound of airplanes, buses, and other sources of aural aggravation, they enable you to hear every note in your personal soundtrack without blowing out your eardrums. And the application is not only for the comfort of travellers. Users in pro-audio are discovering them; disc-jockeys, radio technicians, F.O.H., and monitor engineers, operating in a noisy environment can use noise-cancelling headphones for PFL listening.
Sunday, May 6, 13:00 — 14:45
AS5 - EXHIBITOR ARCHIVING FORUM
Conversion of analog recordings to digital media is a current trend seen in almost all large audio archives. Radio stations, music production companies, and national archives are all active in this area. There are many different components and technologies involved in the process of digital archiving. This Exhibitor's Archiving Forum offers an overview of the products and technologies relating to archiving that can be seen here in the AES Pro Audio & Expo exhibition halls.
Each of the companies exhibiting archiving related products will hold a 15 minute presentation about their latest digital archiving solutions. There are topics such as digitization, noise reduction, mass storage systems, and complete archiving systems including metadata databases and user interfaces.
The Exhibitor's Archiving Seminar is held in the Application Seminars area at the end of Hall Y and these seminars are free for all visitors to the AES exhibition.
13:00 Introduction Stefani Renner, AES
13:10 Algorithmix Christoph Musialik
13:25 Cube-Tec TBA
13:40 NOA Christophe Kummer
13:55 VCS TBA
14:10 CEDAR Gordon Reid
14:25 Hitachi Sascha Oehl
Monday, May 7, 10:30 — 12:00
AS6 - SOUND PRODUCTION FOR A LARGE TELEVISION SHOW
Broadcast and Production
Austria plays host to two major New Year celebrations in the broadcast world. This Application Seminar will feature the “making of” the final rehearsal of the New Year's Concert from the Musik Verein in Vienna and the Silvesterstadl in Innsbruck.
The New Year's Concert is already a well-known institution and features the Vienna Philharmonic with a guest conductor playing a repertoire largely drawn from the works of the Strauss family. The event is broadcast worldwide and is a "must" for millions of people.
The Silvesterstadl also enjoys a long heritage but has a more limited audience, mainly in the German-speaking countries, but is still broadcast over Eurovision and watched by millions. The seminar will be taking a close look at the production behind these two events
Monday, May 7, 14:00 — 15:30
AS7 - THE BEST OF MUSICALS
Over the past 20 years the biggest success story on the German performing arts scene has been the musical. Annual ticket sales have no problem in exceeding the 500 million Euro mark. The phenomenal success of these lavish productions is due in no small part to attention to detail. The technical demands are no less stringent than those placed on the performers. "The Making Of Aïda—The Musical" will be presented by the team who has been operating this major show.