AES San Francisco 2012
Audio Industry Seminar Details

Saturday, October 27, 10:00 am — 11:00 am (Room 114)

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The Art of Sound Design for Trailers and Games

Presenter:
Charles Deenen, Electronic Arts - Los Angeles, CA, USA


Abstract:
PMC "Masters of Audio" Series

Charles will give us a demonstration on "Sound Design for Trailers & Games." Sound design is one of most important and fun aspects of audio post and Charles will be sharing his wealth of experience and knowledge on the subject.

In a career that has spanned more than twenty-five years, Charles has leant his hand to over 200 games, numerous films, and almost a hundred (film) trailers.
He's worked on sound design for many feature films including two Fast and Furious films, among others. This work translated into a passion for fast cars, loud sound, and the ultimate pursuit of emotionally engaging audio. In 2003 he started at Electronic Arts to oversee audio on the Racing franchises. Alongside long-format sound design, Charles continues to contribute to Hollywood’s trailer advertising arm. After having been a Sr. Audio Director at Electronic Arts until 2011, he's now working on Trailer Design at EA, expanding his horizon.

 
 

Saturday, October 27, 10:30 am — 11:00 am (Room 112)

The China Audio & Video Engineering Group


Abstract:
Discussion on Speech Intelligibility Improved by Electroacoustic Systems.

 
 

Saturday, October 27, 11:00 am — 12:00 pm (Room 112)

Tagai EX-Port Ltd.

Presenter:
Péter Tagai, Tagai EX-Port Ltd.


Abstract:
Introduction, World Premiere! Revolution of Audio! What Is Solitone?

Solitone is a revolutionary technology. If you want to be a witness of revolution of audio, you must be there! Answers for: AC or DC, analog or digital, balanced or unbalanced, grounding or non grounding, PC, DAW or something else, software or hardware, the origin of the hum, buzz, and noise in any system. Audio-related problems will be explained and solved by the Solitone technology. Also, a brief overview the whole audio chain through Solitone, starting with AC power, mics, and up to the speaker drivers.

 
 

Saturday, October 27, 12:30 pm — 2:30 pm (Room 112)

Lectrosonics

Presenters:
Suzanna Bailey, American Conservatory Theater
Karl Winkler, Lectrosonics - Rio Rancho, NM, USA


Abstract:
Optimizing Your Wireless Microphone Systems for the Real World

This workshop aims to provide attendees with a range of tools and concepts involved with getting the most out their wireless mic systems. Experience shows that proper planning, system design, and audio basics go a long way toward success in this area. Topics covered will be the spectrum environment, transmitter placement, gain structure, band planning & frequency coordination, antenna systems, and lavaliere microphone dressing.

 
 

Saturday, October 27, 1:00 pm — 1:30 pm (Room 110)

JBL

Presenters:
Peter Chaikin, JBL Professional - Northridge, CA, USA
Allan Devantier, Harman International - Northridge, CA, USA
Charles Sprinkle, Harman International - Simi Valley, CA, USA


Abstract:
"Big Sound" in Small and Medium Size Rooms: Next-Gen Transducer, Acoustic and Electronic Technologies Make High-Performance, Large Format Monitoring Accessible To A Broad Range of Rooms

To date, space, acoustic and budgetary limitations have prevented smaller rooms from enjoying the high output, detailed monitoring experience of the large control room. For these rooms, near field monitors are the fall back solution. At AES, JBL Professional previews a large-format monitoring system in a form-factor that makes large format monitoring a viable option for project studios and small mix rooms. We will discuss the enabling technologies and demonstrate the system.

 
 

Saturday, October 27, 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm (Room 114)

The Collaborative Mix; Session Prep and Pre-Mix

Presenters:
Justin Hergett
James Krausse
Tony Maserati


Abstract:
PMC "Masters of Audio" series

Since they can’t have everyone over to their studio, multi Grammy-winning engineer/producer Tony Maserati (Mary J Blige, David Bowie, Usher, Puff Daddy, Notorious BIG, Jay-Z, R Kelly, Maxwell, Destiny's Child, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys) will be joined by his team Outfit 27.

Outfit27 consists of Ron “Spider “ Entwistle (GOTYE, Knife Party), Justin Hergett (Jason Mraz, Lady Gaga) , Chris Tabron (John Legend, Santigold), and Jon Castelli (GOTYE, Lady Gaga), and Tony.

Together they will present 3 sessions (Session Prep/Premix, Additional Production, and Mix-down) in which they will take a song from concept to final print and all “in the box.” During these sessions they will actually prep, tweak, and mix a track in front of the students complete with commentary as is customary at their place.

The ultimate opportunity to see Tony and his crew at work!!

 
 

Saturday, October 27, 1:30 pm — 2:00 pm (Room 110)

JBL

Presenters:
Peter Chaikin, JBL Professional - Northridge, CA, USA
Allan Devantier, Harman International - Northridge, CA, USA
Charles Sprinkle, Harman International - Simi Valley, CA, USA


Abstract:
"Big Sound" in Small and Medium Size Rooms: Next-Gen Transducer, Acoustic and Electronic Technologies Make High-Performance, Large Format Monitoring Accessible To A Broad Range of Rooms

To date, space, acoustic and budgetary limitations have prevented smaller rooms from enjoying the high output, detailed monitoring experience of the large control room. For these rooms, near field monitors are the fall back solution. At AES, JBL Professional previews a large-format monitoring system in a form-factor that makes large format monitoring a viable option for project studios and small mix rooms. We will discuss the enabling technologies and demonstrate the system.

 
 

Saturday, October 27, 2:00 pm — 2:30 pm (Room 110)

JBL

Presenters:
Peter Chaikin, JBL Professional - Northridge, CA, USA
Allan Devantier, Harman International - Northridge, CA, USA
Charles Sprinkle, Harman International - Simi Valley, CA, USA


Abstract:
"Big Sound" in Small and Medium Size Rooms: Next-Gen Transducer, Acoustic and Electronic Technologies Make High-Performance, Large Format Monitoring Accessible To A Broad Range of Rooms

To date, space, acoustic and budgetary limitations have prevented smaller rooms from enjoying the high output, detailed monitoring experience of the large control room. For these rooms, near field monitors are the fall back solution. At AES, JBL Professional previews a large-format monitoring system in a form-factor that makes large format monitoring a viable option for project studios and small mix rooms. We will discuss the enabling technologies and demonstrate the system.

 
 

Saturday, October 27, 2:15 pm — 3:00 pm (Room 114)

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Music from Teena Marie

Presenter:
Erik Zobler, ZOBIZ - Porter Ranch, Los Angeles, CA, USA


Abstract:
PMC "Masters of Audio" Series

Multi Grammy winner Zobler has engineered and mixed hundreds of albums, DVDs, and TV and film scores. He is also a mastering engineer, front-of-house live sound mixer, and a writer for Mix Magazine. His credits include Miles Davis, Natalie Cole, Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Anita Baker, Sarah Vaughan, Al Jarreau, Stanley Clarke, Esparanza Spaulding, Bob James, Teena Marie, George Duke, and many more.

Erik will be showing some of his latest projects from Teena Marie, Jeffrey Osborne, and a 5.1 surprise from Frank Zappa

 
 

Saturday, October 27, 2:30 pm — 3:00 pm (Room 110)

JBL

Presenters:
Peter Chaikin, JBL Professional - Northridge, CA, USA
Allan Devantier, Harman International - Northridge, CA, USA
Charles Sprinkle, Harman International - Simi Valley, CA, USA


Abstract:
"Big Sound" in Small and Medium Size Rooms: Next-Gen Transducer, Acoustic and Electronic Technologies Make High-Performance, Large Format Monitoring Accessible To A Broad Range of Rooms

To date, space, acoustic and budgetary limitations have prevented smaller rooms from enjoying the high output, detailed monitoring experience of the large control room. For these rooms, near field monitors are the fall back solution. At AES, JBL Professional previews a large-format monitoring system in a form-factor that makes large format monitoring a viable option for project studios and small mix rooms. We will discuss the enabling technologies and demonstrate the system.

 
 

Saturday, October 27, 3:00 pm — 3:30 pm (Room 110)

JBL

Presenters:
Peter Chaikin, JBL Professional - Northridge, CA, USA
Allan Devantier, Harman International - Northridge, CA, USA
Charles Sprinkle, Harman International - Simi Valley, CA, USA


Abstract:
"Big Sound" in Small and Medium Size Rooms: Next-Gen Transducer, Acoustic and Electronic Technologies Make High-Performance, Large Format Monitoring Accessible To A Broad Range of Rooms

To date, space, acoustic and budgetary limitations have prevented smaller rooms from enjoying the high output, detailed monitoring experience of the large control room. For these rooms, near field monitors are the fall back solution. At AES, JBL Professional previews a large-format monitoring system in a form-factor that makes large format monitoring a viable option for project studios and small mix rooms. We will discuss the enabling technologies and demonstrate the system.

 
 

Saturday, October 27, 3:00 pm — 4:00 pm (Room 112)

M-Audio

Presenters:
Hiro Shimozato
Young Guru, Roc Nation - Brooklyn, NY
Craig Anderton, Harmony Central / Electronic Musician - Santa Fe, NM, USA


Abstract:
Empowering Musicians as Non-Technicians. Is the Role of an Audio Engineer Destined for Extinction?

As technology redefines how musicians create and perform music, the aspirations of musicians operating without creative limitations and technical dependencies grows. The delineation between musical instrument and recording technology disappears as more music creation tools take on audio production capabilities. Akai Professional, M-Audio, and other inMusic brands along with special guest panelists will address this topic.

 
 

Saturday, October 27, 3:30 pm — 4:00 pm (Room 110)

JBL

Presenters:
Peter Chaikin, JBL Professional - Northridge, CA, USA
Allan Devantier, Harman International - Northridge, CA, USA
Charles Sprinkle, Harman International - Simi Valley, CA, USA


Abstract:
"Big Sound" in Small and Medium Size Rooms: Next-Gen Transducer, Acoustic and Electronic Technologies Make High-Performance, Large Format Monitoring Accessible To A Broad Range of Rooms

To date, space, acoustic and budgetary limitations have prevented smaller rooms from enjoying the high output, detailed monitoring experience of the large control room. For these rooms, near field monitors are the fall back solution. At AES, JBL Professional previews a large-format monitoring system in a form-factor that makes large format monitoring a viable option for project studios and small mix rooms. We will discuss the enabling technologies and demonstrate the system.

 
 

Saturday, October 27, 3:30 pm — 4:15 pm (Room 114)

Wisseloord Studios

Presenter:
Jochen Veith


Abstract:
PMC "Masters of Audio" series

Every (home) studio will have its fair share of acoustical problems. World renowned German acoustician Jochen Veith (JV-Acoustics) will give you some insights into acoustics through a case study of one of his latest projects: the famous Wisseloord Studios in The Netherlands.

Jochen has designed hundreds of mixing, recording, movie and broadcast studios over the last 20 years for major studios and artists throughout the world including Coldplay, Metropolis Studios London, Max Martin Stockholm, Walt Disney, Koch International, BMG Ariola, Wisseloord Studios, NBC Universal, and many more.

 
 

Saturday, October 27, 4:00 pm — 4:30 pm (Room 110)

JBL

Presenters:
Peter Chaikin, JBL Professional - Northridge, CA, USA
Allan Devantier, Harman International - Northridge, CA, USA
Charles Sprinkle, Harman International - Simi Valley, CA, USA


Abstract:
"Big Sound" in Small and Medium Size Rooms: Next-Gen Transducer, Acoustic and Electronic Technologies Make High-Performance, Large Format Monitoring Accessible To A Broad Range of Rooms

To date, space, acoustic and budgetary limitations have prevented smaller rooms from enjoying the high output, detailed monitoring experience of the large control room. For these rooms, near field monitors are the fall back solution. At AES, JBL Professional previews a large-format monitoring system in a form-factor that makes large format monitoring a viable option for project studios and small mix rooms. We will discuss the enabling technologies and demonstrate the system.

 
 

Saturday, October 27, 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm (Room 112)

Solitone 2

Presenter:
Péter Tagai, Tagai EX-Port Ltd.


Abstract:
The Way of Audio’s Future. How to Make a Profit with Solitone

This session is mainly for investors, but everyone is welcome who wants see what the possibilities are in Solitone. The benefits of this technology and the areas where it can be used where the most profit can be made will also be explained. We have also calculated the R/R ratio. The technology is ready for launch!

 
 

Saturday, October 27, 4:30 pm — 5:00 pm (Room 110)

JBL

Presenters:
Peter Chaikin, JBL Professional - Northridge, CA, USA
Allan Devantier, Harman International - Northridge, CA, USA
Charles Sprinkle, Harman International - Simi Valley, CA, USA


Abstract:
"Big Sound" in Small and Medium Size Rooms: Next-Gen Transducer, Acoustic and Electronic Technologies Make High-Performance, Large Format Monitoring Accessible To A Broad Range of Rooms

To date, space, acoustic and budgetary limitations have prevented smaller rooms from enjoying the high output, detailed monitoring experience of the large control room. For these rooms, near field monitors are the fall back solution. At AES, JBL Professional previews a large-format monitoring system in a form-factor that makes large format monitoring a viable option for project studios and small mix rooms. We will discuss the enabling technologies and demonstrate the system.

 
 

Saturday, October 27, 4:30 pm — 5:30 pm (Room 114)

The Collaborative Mix; Additional Production

Presenters:
Jon Castelli
Tony Maserati


Abstract:
PMC "Masters of Audio" series

Since they can’t have everyone over to their studio, multi Grammy-winning engineer/producer Tony Maserati (Mary J Blige, David Bowie, Usher, Puff Daddy, Notorious BIG, Jay-Z, R Kelly, Maxwell, Destiny's Child, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys) will be joined by his team Outfit 27.

Outfit27 consists of Ron “Spider “ Entwistle (GOTYE, Knife Party), Justin Hergett (Jason Mraz, Lady Gaga) , Chris Tabron (John Legend, Santigold), and Jon Castelli (GOTYE, Lady Gaga), and Tony.

Together they will present 3 sessions (Session Prep/Premix, Additional Production, and Mix-down) in which they will take a song from concept to final print and all “in the box.” During these sessions they will actually prep, tweak, and mix a track in front of the students complete with commentary as is customary at their place.

The ultimate opportunity to see Tony and his crew at work!!

 
 

Saturday, October 27, 5:00 pm — 5:30 pm (Room 112)

The China Audio & Video Engineering Group


Abstract:
Application of Professional Loudspeakers with Ultra Thin Depth

 
 

Sunday, October 28, 10:15 am — 11:00 am (Room 114)

PMC Playback Sessions


Abstract:
PMC "Masters of Audio" series PMC Playback Sessions

 
 

Sunday, October 28, 10:30 am — 12:00 pm (Room 112)

The METAlliance Presented by Sanken Studio Mics

Presenters:
Chuck Ainlay
Ed Cherney, Edward Cherney Company - Venice, CA, USA
Frank Filipetti
George Massenburg, Schulich School of Music, McGill University - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phil Ramone
Elliot Scheiner
Al Schmitt, Los Angeles, CA, USA


Abstract:
The METAlliance will discuss the current opportunities for improvement in audio quality. All attendees are welcome to join us in this informal meet-and-greet atmosphere and participate in this industry forum.

 
 

Sunday, October 28, 11:00 am — 11:30 am (Room 110)

JBL

Presenters:
Peter Chaikin, JBL Professional - Northridge, CA, USA
Allan Devantier, Harman International - Northridge, CA, USA
Charles Sprinkle, Harman International - Simi Valley, CA, USA


Abstract:
"Big Sound" in Small and Medium Size Rooms: Next-Gen Transducer, Acoustic and Electronic Technologies Make High-Performance, Large Format Monitoring Accessible To A Broad Range of Rooms

To date, space, acoustic and budgetary limitations have prevented smaller rooms from enjoying the high output, detailed monitoring experience of the large control room. For these rooms, near field monitors are the fall back solution. At AES, JBL Professional previews a large-format monitoring system in a form-factor that makes large format monitoring a viable option for project studios and small mix rooms. We will discuss the enabling technologies and demonstrate the system.

 
 

Sunday, October 28, 11:15 am — 12:30 pm (Room 114)

The Collaborative Mix: Mixdown with Tony Maserati

Presenter:
Tony Maserati


Abstract:
PMC "Masters of Audio" series

Since they can’t have everyone over to their studio, multi Grammy-winning engineer/producer Tony Maserati (Mary J Blige, David Bowie, Usher, Puff Daddy, Notorious BIG, Jay-Z, R Kelly, Maxwell, Destiny's Child, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys) will be joined by his team Outfit 27.

Outfit27 consists of Ron “Spider “ Entwistle (GOTYE, Knife Party), Justin Hergett (Jason Mraz, Lady Gaga) , Chris Tabron (John Legend, Santigold), and Jon Castelli (GOTYE, Lady Gaga), and Tony.

Together they will present 3 sessions (Session Prep/Premix, Additional Production, and Mix-down) in which they will take a song from concept to final print and all “in the box.” During these sessions they will actually prep, tweak, and mix a track in front of the students complete with commentary as is customary at their place.

The ultimate opportunity to see Tony and his crew at work!!

 
 

Sunday, October 28, 11:30 am — 12:00 pm (Room 110)

JBL

Presenters:
Peter Chaikin, JBL Professional - Northridge, CA, USA
Allan Devantier, Harman International - Northridge, CA, USA
Charles Sprinkle, Harman International - Simi Valley, CA, USA


Abstract:
"Big Sound" in Small and Medium Size Rooms: Next-Gen Transducer, Acoustic and Electronic Technologies Make High-Performance, Large Format Monitoring Accessible To A Broad Range of Rooms

To date, space, acoustic and budgetary limitations have prevented smaller rooms from enjoying the high output, detailed monitoring experience of the large control room. For these rooms, near field monitors are the fall back solution. At AES, JBL Professional previews a large-format monitoring system in a form-factor that makes large format monitoring a viable option for project studios and small mix rooms. We will discuss the enabling technologies and demonstrate the system.

 
 

Sunday, October 28, 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm (Room 112)

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Dan Dugan

Presenter:
Dan Dugan, Dan Dugan Sound Design - San Francisco, CA, USA; Nature Sounds Society


Abstract:
Features and Applications of Dugan Automatic Mixers

Dan will present a brief tutorial on the history and theory of automatic mic mixing. He will explain the application of the various features of his current Model E-1A, Model D-2, Model E-3, and Dugan-MY16 automatic mixing controllers.

 
 

Sunday, October 28, 12:00 pm — 12:30 pm (Room 110)

JBL

Presenters:
Peter Chaikin, JBL Professional - Northridge, CA, USA
Allan Devantier, Harman International - Northridge, CA, USA
Charles Sprinkle, Harman International - Simi Valley, CA, USA


Abstract:
"Big Sound" in Small and Medium Size Rooms: Next-Gen Transducer, Acoustic and Electronic Technologies Make High-Performance, Large Format Monitoring Accessible To A Broad Range of Rooms

To date, space, acoustic and budgetary limitations have prevented smaller rooms from enjoying the high output, detailed monitoring experience of the large control room. For these rooms, near field monitors are the fall back solution. At AES, JBL Professional previews a large-format monitoring system in a form-factor that makes large format monitoring a viable option for project studios and small mix rooms. We will discuss the enabling technologies and demonstrate the system.

 
 

Sunday, October 28, 12:30 pm — 1:00 pm (Room 110)

JBL

Presenters:
Peter Chaikin, JBL Professional - Northridge, CA, USA
Allan Devantier, Harman International - Northridge, CA, USA
Charles Sprinkle, Harman International - Simi Valley, CA, USA


Abstract:
"Big Sound" in Small and Medium Size Rooms: Next-Gen Transducer, Acoustic and Electronic Technologies Make High-Performance, Large Format Monitoring Accessible To A Broad Range of Rooms

To date, space, acoustic and budgetary limitations have prevented smaller rooms from enjoying the high output, detailed monitoring experience of the large control room. For these rooms, near field monitors are the fall back solution. At AES, JBL Professional previews a large-format monitoring system in a form-factor that makes large format monitoring a viable option for project studios and small mix rooms. We will discuss the enabling technologies and demonstrate the system.

 
 

Sunday, October 28, 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm (Room 112)

Audio Precision (3 Sess.)

Presenters:
Dan Foley, Audio Precision - Worcester, MA, USA
Christopher Gill, Audio Precision - Oakland, CA, USA
Jonathan Novick, Audio Precision - Camarillo, CA, USA


Abstract:
Choose Wisely: Selecting the Right Audio Test Technique for the Job

Audio Precision’s FAEs will discuss proper grounding technique before looking at the merits of different audio test approaches (including stepped sine, continuous sweep, multitone, and objective perceptual evaluation) as they apply to high performance converters, acoustic transducers and devices handling encoded audio.

There will be three 45-minute sessions running consecutively.

 
 

Sunday, October 28, 1:30 pm — 2:30 pm (Room 114)

Mastering with Impact

Presenter:
Maor Appelbaum, Maor Appelbaum Mastering - Los Angeles, CA, USA


Abstract:
PMC "Masters of Audio" Series

Maor Appelbaum is a mastering engineer and musician. After working as staff engineer (mixing, recording, and mastering) for famed record producer Sylvia Massy Shivy at Radiostar Studios in Weed, California, Maor moved to Los Angeles where he opened his private mastering suite.

To Maor, being a mastering engineer is the best way possible to combine his love and passion for music, with his various skills- objectivity, subjectivity, and technical & artistic prowess. He finds pleasure in his job, more than anything, thanks to the variety of music and sounds he gets to master from all over the world. It is a profession he takes pride in, and masters. He will share this passion with you!

 
 

Sunday, October 28, 2:30 pm — 3:30 pm (Room 114)

Advanced Music Production

Presenter:
Ross Hogarth


Abstract:
PMC "Masters of Audio" Series

Join Ross in the Audio Masters room for an in-depth discussion and demonstration of some of Ross' favorite tools. He will be sharing his 30+ years of experience and knowledge in music and pro audio, so please come pick his brain!

Gov’t Mule, Roger Waters, The Black Crowes, Shawn Colvin, John Mellencamp, R.E.M., and Jewel are some of the artists this double Grammy-winning producer/engineer/mixer has had the joy of working with over his two-plus decades in the recording studio. Ross’ wide varied experience and taste opened up all creative doors and usual and unusual possibilities. Versatility, absolute belief in the artists’ vision, and his complete commitment to bringing that vision to the final master are all representative of Ross’ strengths and abilities. In the ever changing world of the arts, Ross’s goal is to let creativity be the place of certainty that allows for constant change.

 
 

Sunday, October 28, 3:00 pm — 4:00 pm (Room 112)

Interfacing Digitally Controlled Microphone Preamplifiers to A/D Converters

Presenters:
Gary Hebert, That Corp. - Milford, MA, USA
Joe Lemanski, THAT Corporation - Milford, MA, USA


Abstract:
This seminar examines practical designs for a digitally controlled microphone preamplifier driving typical modern audio A/D converters. Topics covered include maximizing the available A/D converter dynamic range, achieving the desired preamp gain range, and implementing digitally controlled switching of pads and phantom power.

 
 

Sunday, October 28, 3:00 pm — 3:30 pm (Room 110)

JBL

Presenters:
Peter Chaikin, JBL Professional - Northridge, CA, USA
Allan Devantier, Harman International - Northridge, CA, USA
Charles Sprinkle, Harman International - Simi Valley, CA, USA


Abstract:
"Big Sound" in Small and Medium Size Rooms: Next-Gen Transducer, Acoustic and Electronic Technologies Make High-Performance, Large Format Monitoring Accessible To A Broad Range of Rooms

To date, space, acoustic and budgetary limitations have prevented smaller rooms from enjoying the high output, detailed monitoring experience of the large control room. For these rooms, near field monitors are the fall back solution. At AES, JBL Professional previews a large-format monitoring system in a form-factor that makes large format monitoring a viable option for project studios and small mix rooms. We will discuss the enabling technologies and demonstrate the system.

 
 

Sunday, October 28, 3:30 pm — 4:00 pm (Room 110)

JBL

Presenters:
Peter Chaikin, JBL Professional - Northridge, CA, USA
Allan Devantier, Harman International - Northridge, CA, USA
Charles Sprinkle, Harman International - Simi Valley, CA, USA


Abstract:
"Big Sound" in Small and Medium Size Rooms: Next-Gen Transducer, Acoustic and Electronic Technologies Make High-Performance, Large Format Monitoring Accessible To A Broad Range of Rooms

To date, space, acoustic and budgetary limitations have prevented smaller rooms from enjoying the high output, detailed monitoring experience of the large control room. For these rooms, near field monitors are the fall back solution. At AES, JBL Professional previews a large-format monitoring system in a form-factor that makes large format monitoring a viable option for project studios and small mix rooms. We will discuss the enabling technologies and demonstrate the system.

 
 

Sunday, October 28, 4:00 pm — 4:30 pm (Room 110)

JBL

Presenters:
Peter Chaikin, JBL Professional - Northridge, CA, USA
Allan Devantier, Harman International - Northridge, CA, USA
Charles Sprinkle, Harman International - Simi Valley, CA, USA


Abstract:
"Big Sound" in Small and Medium Size Rooms: Next-Gen Transducer, Acoustic and Electronic Technologies Make High-Performance, Large Format Monitoring Accessible To A Broad Range of Rooms

To date, space, acoustic and budgetary limitations have prevented smaller rooms from enjoying the high output, detailed monitoring experience of the large control room. For these rooms, near field monitors are the fall back solution. At AES, JBL Professional previews a large-format monitoring system in a form-factor that makes large format monitoring a viable option for project studios and small mix rooms. We will discuss the enabling technologies and demonstrate the system.

 
 

Sunday, October 28, 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm (Room 114)

PMC Playback Sessions


Abstract:
PMC "Masters of Audio" series PMC Playback Sessions

 
 

Sunday, October 28, 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm (Room 112)

Studio Six

Presenter:
Andrew Smith


Abstract:
Using iOS Devices for Audio Test and Measurement

This seminar explores the current state-of-the-art measurement tools in audio acoustics: using the AudioTools app, iAudioInterface2, and iTestMic from Studio Six Digital. AudioTools includes a wide variety of acoustical analysis and audio test measurement modules, including SPL, RTA, FFT, Smaart Tools single channel, the Studio Six Transfer Function, and line level test functions.

 
 

Sunday, October 28, 4:30 pm — 5:00 pm (Room 110)

JBL

Presenters:
Peter Chaikin, JBL Professional - Northridge, CA, USA
Allan Devantier, Harman International - Northridge, CA, USA
Charles Sprinkle, Harman International - Simi Valley, CA, USA


Abstract:
"Big Sound" in Small and Medium Size Rooms: Next-Gen Transducer, Acoustic and Electronic Technologies Make High-Performance, Large Format Monitoring Accessible To A Broad Range of Rooms

To date, space, acoustic and budgetary limitations have prevented smaller rooms from enjoying the high output, detailed monitoring experience of the large control room. For these rooms, near field monitors are the fall back solution. At AES, JBL Professional previews a large-format monitoring system in a form-factor that makes large format monitoring a viable option for project studios and small mix rooms. We will discuss the enabling technologies and demonstrate the system.

 
 

Monday, October 29, 9:45 am — 10:45 am (Room 114)

Mixing and Recording the San Francisco Symphony

Presenter:
Jack Vad


Abstract:
PMC "Masters of Audio" Series

Grammy nominated producer/engineer Jack Vad has over 200 commercial classical audio releases for the biggest labels including following companies: BMG Classics, Harmonia Mundi, Koch International and many others. Since 1989 Jack is the Media Producer/Chief Engineer for the San Francisco Symphony and is responsible for both the music content and audio presentation of all the PBS/DVD/BD series including “Keeping Score” and any other high resolution audio-only productions.

In addition to these activities, Mr. Vad is involved in the research and development of multichannel audio recording techniques, audio-for-video methodology, and practical listening room acoustic enhancements. Jack will be sharing some of the latest high resolution recordings with us, both in stereo and surround.

 
 

Monday, October 29, 11:00 am — 12:00 pm (Room 112)

Spectra Sonics

Presenters:
William C. Cheney
James J. Romney


Abstract:
Spectra Sonics: Analog History, Digital Future

A presentation that will review the history of Spectra Sonics, including discrete analog innovation of the 60s and the early product designs that are still considered leading edge technology when measured by the standards of today. A brief overview of several new discrete analog products that are designed to readily interface with current digital technology will be presented. This will be an informal seminar in which a question/answer format is encouraged.

 
 

Monday, October 29, 11:15 am — 12:15 pm (Room 114)

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5.1 Mixes

Presenter:
Erik Zobler, ZOBIZ - Porter Ranch, Los Angeles, CA, USA


Abstract:
PMC "Masters of Audio" Series

Multi Grammy winner Zobler has engineered and mixed hundreds of albums, DVDs, and TV and film scores. He is also a mastering engineer, front-of-house live sound mixer, and a writer for Mix Magazine. His credits include Miles Davis, Natalie Cole, Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Anita Baker, Sarah Vaughan, Al Jarreau, Stanley Clarke, Esparanza Spaulding, Bob James, Teena Marie, George Duke, and many more.

Erik will be showing some of his latest projects from Teena Marie, Jeffrey Osborne, and a 5.1 surprise from Frank Zappa

 
 

Monday, October 29, 1:30 pm — 2:30 pm (Room 114)

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Patricia Barber, The 5.1 Mixes!

Presenter:
Jim Anderson, New York University - New York, NY, USA


Abstract:
PMC "Masters of Audio" series

Nine time Grammy winner Jim Anderson is a New York-based recording engineer and producer. Specializing in jazz and acoustic music, he has worked with producers like Bob Belden, Michael Cuscuna, Dr. Mark Feldman, Tommy LiPuma, Delfayo Marsalis, Kazunori Sugiyama, Akira Taguchi, Creed Taylor, among others and has recorded projects for Toshiko Akiyoshi, Patricia Barber, Terence Blanchard, James Carter, Ron Carter, Joe Henderson, J.J. Johnson, Branford Marsalis, Christian McBride, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Maria Schneider, McCoy Tyner, Phil Woods. In television he has worked with the Muppets and has been the audio producer for "In Performance at the White House" and "The Kennedy Center Gala with the National Symphony" for PBS, among others.


Jim has chaired conventions for the Audio Engineering Society (AES) in New York, received the AES Fellowship Award, and is a Past-President of the AES. Still active in recording, Jim is also a Professor at NYU's Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music and the department's former chair.

Jim will be sharing with us the 5.1 remix of Patricia Barbers “ Modern Cool,” released on Blu Ray Audio Only (Pure Audio).

 
 

Monday, October 29, 2:30 pm — 4:30 pm (Room 114)

PMC Playback Sessions


Abstract:
PMC "Masters of Audio" series PMC Playback Sessions

 
 


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