AES New York 2009
Broadcast and Media Streaming Session B11

Sunday, October 11, 4:00 pm — 5:30 pm

B11 - Loudness and Audio Processing for Broadcast

Dom Bordonaro, Cox Radio
Marvin Caesar, Aphex
Tim Carroll, Linear Acoustic
Frank Foti, Telos-Omnia-Axia
Ken Hunold, Dolby Laboratories
James D. (JJ) Johnston, DTS Inc.
Andrew Mason, BBC R&D
Jim Starzinski, NBC

The panelists in this session are experts in the field of audio processing and all have various techniques and opinions on how best to tame the audio levels in broadcasting—from the control of loud commercials in television to the competitive loudness of radio stations. Audio processing has always been science with a good measure of art thrown in, so this discussion will be interesting not only from a technical viewpoint, but also from an artistic angle. We will discuss Dialnorm and the use of meta-data for television and loudness and dynamic range for radio.

After the panelists have made their presentations, the audience is invited to participate in a question and answer session, which should be an interesting mix of technology and technique.