AES Budapest 2012
Sunday, April 29, 11:00 — 13:00 (Room: Bartók)
W16 - Listen Professionally or Train Your Ear!
Sungyoung Kim, Yamaha Corporation - Hamamatsu, Japan
Kazuhiko Kawahara, University of Kyusyu - Fukuoka, Japan
Doyuen Ko, McGill University - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Søren Vase Legarth, Delta SenseLab - Hørsholm, Denmark
Atsushi Marui, Tokyo University of the Arts - Tokyo, Japan
Mark McKinnon-Bassett, University of Sydney - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Sean Olive, Harman International Industries Inc. - Northridge, CA, USA
It has been generally accepted that critical listening ability is essential for audio engineers. Recent training programs provide multiple trainees with fast acquisition of such listening ability through a systematic curriculum optimized for the required task. Considering the interests and growth of ear training in the audio communities, it is timely and important to have a chance to share and discuss the opinions from the experts about necessary features and methods that assist trainees in acquiring the critical listening ability with efficiency, both for personal and group training. For this purpose, a workshop at the previous AES 131st convention invited panelists from all around the world who shared their in-depth experience, know-how, and insights in ear training. The current workshop is an extension of the previous one that aims to let workshop attendees experience and compare the characteristic functions of various ear training programs through hands-on demonstrations by the panelists. While the workshop locally aims to provide the attendees with chance to experience theoretical and empirical matters of ear training programs around the world, it also globally aims to consider the importance of “listening” in the current video-oriented society.
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