AES San Francisco 2012

Saturday, October 27, 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm (Room 134)

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Special Event: Heyser Lecture
followed by
Technical Council
Reception

Presenter:
James Johnston, Retired - Redmond, WA, USA


Abstract:
The Richard C. Heyser distinguished lecturer for the 133rd AES Convention is James D. (jj) Johnston. The title of his lecture is, "Audio, Radio, Acoustics, and Signal Processing-the Way Forward." In this talk, Johnston will discuss our present understanding of human auditory perception, pointing out how the way we actually work encourages a dichotomy of knowledge that no longer exists. He will go on to suggest some ways that education can bring artistic and technical approaches together, apply some of the technical things we know on the artistic side, and learn what the artistic side of the business needs and wants. He proposes to address such issues as “mix buss performance” claims and the performance of various processors (which are quite nonlinear, for good reason). It is his hope that we can continue to push the understanding of perception, which should help create the “really here” immersive understanding that is the goal of the realists, the “you could never be here but you wish you could” sensation of the avant-garde, and encourage the delivery systems of the world to “get with the program.”

You can read more about the Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture Series on the Technical Council website.


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