143rd AES CONVENTION Broadcast & Streaming Media Track Event Details

AES New York 2017
Broadcast & Streaming Media Track Event Details

Wednesday, October 18, 9:00 am — 10:30 am (Rm 1E08)

Broadcast and Streaming Media: B01 - Designing and Constructing a Radio Performance Space

Moderator:
David Prentice, Dale Pro Audio - New York, NY, USA
Panelists:
Sam Cappas, CBS Radio - New York, NY, USA
Joshua Morris, Walters, Storyk Design Group - Highland, New York USA
Steve Shultis, New York Public Radio - New York, NY, USA
Jeff Smith, iHeart Media

In baseball, a slash line is a player’s statistics (batting average / on base percentage / slugging percentage) showing both performance and power at the plate. The slash line for a radio performance space would be live sound/video production/multi-use and occasionally radio showing the production versatility today’s radio station requires. Increasingly, stations are adding just such spaces to reward their audience with exclusive performances, create new programming, add video content for their on-line and streaming channels, and increase the interaction with their audience.

Balancing the different requirements for various uses requires rethinking traditional designs for single-use spaces. The lighting and sound needs to be appropriate for both video and audio recording; control rooms will be required to service several different venues and functions; acoustics and aesthetics need to be appropriate for conversation, acoustic, or electric music; and everybody needs audio, video, and intercom monitoring. There’s no set model for these rooms but our panelists are building the facilities and writing the new rules.

AES Technical Council This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Broadcast and Online Delivery

 
 

Wednesday, October 18, 10:45 am — 12:15 pm (Rm 1E08)

Broadcast and Streaming Media: B02 - Audio Cable Problem Solving

Chair:
Steve Lampen, Belden - San Francisco, CA, USA
Panelists:
David Carroll, DCE Electronics
Ed Grogan
Christopher Payne, Advanced Systems Group LLC
Brad Pope, Belden Corporation
Tom Sahara, Turner Sports Vice President, Operations and Technology, Turner Sports - Atlanta, GA, USA

This will be a panel discussion on common cable-related problems and solutions. This will feature prominent designers, installers, and end-users in the audio arena in sound reinforcement, recording, film sound and broadcast. Many of these problems, and their solutions, can be cross-pollinated between these industries and the hope is that the audience will add much to the discussion of problems encountered and possible solutions to those problems. Emerging technologies, such as Audio over IP, will be included on the menu.

AES Technical Council This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Broadcast and Online Delivery

 
 

Wednesday, October 18, 2:00 pm — 3:30 pm (Rm 1E08)

Broadcast and Streaming Media: B03 - Deconstructing Binaural MacBeth

Presenters:
Sue Zizza, SueMedia Productions - Carle Place, NY, USA
David Shinn, National Audio Theatre Festivals - New York, NY
Neil Hellegers
Amanda Rose Smith
Dion Graham
William Dufris
Robin Miles

At the 2017 HEAR Now Festival we presented a special “reading” of Act IV, Scene 1 of Shakespeare’s MacBeth.
The performance, inspired in part by the recent Tony winning Broadway show "The Encounter," featured a Soundman dummy "head" with 2 DPA mono omni-directional capsules. The co-directors took special care to create the actor’s staging around the binaural microphone head, which considered the proximity, intensity, and location arrangement. Sound design elements were added to the mix to compliment the “listening” experience.
The result was a combination of live theater-going and full-cast audio drama, though a highly audio immersive sense, it sounded to the listener as if they were sitting center stage, around the very cauldron containing the witches' brew. In some ways similar to the Broadway show, while at the same time unique for the presentation of “audio fiction.” As this program was broadcast/streamed live during the performance, care had to also be taken to maintain the performance for the broadcast stream.
This session will discuss the streaming aspects as well as discuss and demonstrate working with the various technologies to put the audience in the middle of the action of this famous moment in Shakespeare’s play.

Sue Zizza - Producer / Moderator
David Shinn - Master Engineer
Neil Hellegers - Co-Producer / Director Binaural MacBeth
Amanda Rose Smith - Co-Producer / Director Binaural MacBeth

Among The Cast
MacBeth: Dion Graham
Additional Voices: Robin Miles and William Dufris

AES Technical Council This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Broadcast and Online Delivery

 
 

Wednesday, October 18, 4:00 pm — 5:45 pm (Rm 1E08)

Broadcast and Streaming Media: B04 - Evolving Best Practices for Studio Construction and Remodeling

Moderator:
Kirk Harnack, Telos Alliance - Nashville, TN, USA; South Seas Broadcasting Corp. - Pago Pago, American Samoa
Panelists:
Anthony Gervasi, Former Senior Vice President Engineering & Technology - Nassau Broadcasting Partners, LP
Daniel Hyatt, Director of Engineering & IT - Max Media Denver, Principal Owner - DK Global Soucing
Gary Kline, Kline Consulting Group LLC - Atlanta, GA, USA
Jason Ornellas, CBS Radio Sacramento - Sacramento, CA, USA
Christopher Tobin, Newark Public radio - Newark, NJ USA

Revolutionary changes in broadcast technology are impacting the way we plan, build, and remodel our broadcast studios. Both radio and television production spaces are affected by Audio and Video over IP, LED lighting, smaller yet more numerous cameras, and even more diverse connections to on-air talent. These technology advances inform our decisions about studio size, configuration, materials, and supporting infrastructure. That’s the latest thinking about technical centers such as “rack rooms” and master control rooms? Is the in-house data center replacing or adding to traditional technical cores? How are backup systems changing? What new justifications are key when specifying main and auxiliary workflow and infrastructure systems? Leading broadcast engineers and system integrators will discuss the latest practices and predict what planning is critical for tomorrow’s broadcast facilities.

AES Technical Council This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Broadcast and Online Delivery

 
 

Wednesday, October 18, 7:30 pm — 9:00 pm (Off-Site 2)

Broadcast and Streaming Media: B05 - The Broadcast Facility of One World Trade Center

Moderator:
John Lyons, Durst Broadcasting LLC - New York, NY, USA

On October 18th 2017 at 7:30pm Durst Broadcasting LLC will be hosting a short Panel discussion and tour of the New Preeminent Broadcast Facility in New York City. John Lyons, Assistant Vice President and Director of Broadcast Communications for The Durst Organization will be hosting the session along with a panel still TBA.

The discussion will include the origin of Durst involvement with the Port Authority on the project, the innovative technologies employed including green innovations and logistical innovations and the intricacies involved with developing and building a broadcast facility while still building the property in which the facility sits.

Following the panel discussion will be a tour of the broadcasting facilities and communications spaces. The tour will not include the roof as there is ongoing work there on the building maintenance systems and darkness will not make it conducive to touring.

Capacity is limited to 65 people due to security issues; tickets are required. You must book your ticket before October 13 for a security check to be a part of this experience and only attendees that registered by October 3rd will be invited to register. You can learn more about this event here:
http://www.aes.org/blog/2017/10/exclusive-aes-new-york-2017-one-world

AES Technical Council This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Broadcast and Online Delivery

 
 

Thursday, October 19, 10:15 am — 12:15 pm (Rm 1E08)

Broadcast and Streaming Media: B06 - Case Study—Using the Right Wire for the Right Job

Presenters:
Steve Lampen, Belden - San Francisco, CA, USA
John Schmidt, Consultant

This presentation will focus on one or two major projects. The huge range of wire and cable in each will be outlined and detailed. The choice of one type of cable over another will also be addressed. The audience is encouraged to participate in the discussion of appropriate and inappropriate choices and applications for various cable types.

AES Technical Council This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Broadcast and Online Delivery

 
 

Thursday, October 19, 12:15 pm — 1:15 pm (Rm 1E08)

TC Meeting: Broadcast and Online Delivery—AGOTTVS

Technical Committee Meeting on Broadcast and Online Delivery—AGOTTVS

 
 

Thursday, October 19, 1:30 pm — 4:15 pm (Rm 1E15/16)

Special Event: B07 - Audio for Advanced Video Broadcasting

Moderator:
Fred Willard, Univision - Washington, DC, USA
Presenters:
Robert Bleidt, Fraunhofer USA Digital Media Technologies - San Jose, CA, USA
Stefan Meltzer, Independent Audio Technology Consultant - Germany
Andreas Niedermeier, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS - Erlangen, Germany
Scott Norcross, Dolby Laboratories - San Francisco, CA, USA
Kazuho Ono, NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories - Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Skip Pizzi, NAB - Washington DC, USA
Peter Poers, Junger Audio GmbH - Berlin, Germany
Jim Starzynski, Director and Principal Audio Engineer, NBCUniversal - New York, NY, USA

Exciting and ground-breaking progress has been achieved over the past year in combining the next generation audio and video technologies into compelling and remarkable experiences to the consumer. Sports broadcasting has led the charge in parallel concurrent development of delivery infrastructure through MPEG-H / ATSC 3.0 for the 2018 Olympics in Korea, next year’s world cup in Moscow, AC-4 / 3.0 in the States, and 8K / 22.2 in Japan for the 2020 games. Covering live capture, post, metadata handling, and transmission and delivery, we present to you the world’s foremost experts in advanced audio for broadcast and streaming. Don’t miss this popular session and the latest developments as standards are now becoming product and reality.

AES Technical Council This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Broadcast and Online Delivery

 
 

Thursday, October 19, 4:30 pm — 6:00 pm (Rm 1E08)

Broadcast and Streaming Media: B08 - Audio Considerations for Podcasts

Moderator:
John Kean, Consultant - Washington DC, USA
Panelists:
Malik Abdullah, NPR Digital Media - Washington, DC, USA
Dan Jeselsohn, New York Public Radio - New York, NY, USA
Angelo Mandato, Blubrry Podcasting - Columbus, OH, USA
Samuel Sousa, Triton Digital - Montreal, QC, Canada

Podcasting, a system for packaging and distributing audio shows to listeners via the Internet, is growing exponentially. Currently, it is estimated that more than 40 million Americans listen to podcasts weekly - five times more than attend movies, and the numbers have risen more than 10% since 2016. The panel includes Angelo Mandatto of blubrry, whick specializes in business and demographic data on the industry. To cover podcast technology, audio metrics and workflows, panelists are Samuel Sousa, Senior Solutions Specialist at Triton Digital - providing technology services for the online audio industry, Dan Jeselsohn of New York Public Radio, and Chris Berry of National Public Radio's Digital Media - the largest global publisher of podcasts.

AES Technical Council This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Broadcast and Online Delivery

 
 

Friday, October 20, 9:00 am — 10:00 am (Rm 1C03)

TC Meeting: Network Audio Systems

Technical Committee Meeting on Network Audio Systems

 
 

Friday, October 20, 10:45 am — 12:15 pm (Rm 1E08)

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Broadcast and Streaming Media: B09 - Advances in Microphone Cable Technology

Presenter:
Steve Lampen, Belden - San Francisco, CA, USA

This presentation outlines two new analog microphone cables from Belden.

Belden has been making cable for over 115 years. In that time, we’ve learned a thing or two about making cable. However, when it comes to audio cables, few significant advances have been made in more than a decade. It was felt that analog audio recording and reproduction has now reached a level of perfection that requires a new look at cable. Much of this surrounds the test and measurement of audio cables, and the results of our work will be shown compared to existing “standard” cables. Among the many tests made are those for resistance, capacitance, inductance all trackable as impedance. Tests will include the usual suspects, attenuation, frequency response (slope, tilt), distortion and shield effectiveness. Also shown will be common-mode rejection, group-delay (at audio frequencies) and other time effects, phase coherence (and other cancellation effects) of these new designs compared to existing “standard” designs. We will also delve into “listening tests” and similar controversial territory. This work has resulted in the first advanced analog cable. The cable itself will be shown and how best-ever performance was achieved.

The second analog audio microphone cable, Belden 8412P, is surprising mostly because nobody has produced anything like it before, as far as we know. It has two features which make it unique. First, to the best of our knowledge, it is the stiffest, LEAST flexible microphone cable made. It is also the first plenum-rated microphone cable. These two factors make this cable the perfect choice to solve some long-standing cable problems. These problems, and our solutions, will be discussed.

AES Technical Council This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Broadcast and Online Delivery

 
 

Friday, October 20, 1:30 pm — 3:00 pm (Rm 1E08)

Broadcast and Streaming Media: B10 - Podcast Production

Moderator:
Rob Byers, NPR - Washington, DC
Panelists:
Ramtin Arablouei, NPR
Kate Bilinski, Editor/Mix Engineer - Brooklyn, NY, USA; Serial, Homecoming, Reply All, 36 Questions
Austin Thompson, Gimlet Media - Brooklyn, NY, USA
Jonathan Mitchell, The Truth - New York, NY, USA

“Podcasting.” Does it make you think of high-quality production, engrossing storytelling, and immersive field recordings? It should! Podcast audiences are growing and producers are investing, hiring and pushing boundaries. That means there is more opportunity than ever for engineers to create engaging audio experiences. This session brings together a number of experienced audio engineers — who are actively creating, sound designing, editing, and mixing podcast content at the top of the charts — to discuss the intricacies of their craft. Learn about their creative techniques, technical workflows, and strategies for working in the burgeoning industry.

AES Technical Council This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Broadcast and Online Delivery

 
 

Friday, October 20, 3:00 pm — 4:30 pm (Rm 1E08)

Broadcast and Streaming Media: B11 - Metadata for Radio and Streaming: The Digital Dashboard

Moderator:
Glynn Walden, CBS Radio Consultant - Marlton, NJ USA
Panelists:
Stuart Buck, Arctic Palm Technology Inc - London, Ontario, Canada; XPERI - Columbia, MD, USA
Mike Englebrecht, NextRadio + TagStation
David Julian Gray, NPR - Washington, DC USA
Mike Raide, DTS

The session is a panel discussion where each panelist will have 10-15 minutes for opening comments to be opened up to a panel / audience participation. This panel will discuss how the digital dashboard contributes rich textural support for audio for analog/HD radio delivered over-the-air or via a hybrid radio and streaming services. The emphasis should be on creating a total audio and visual experience that can engage with the audience and increase listening time.

AES Technical Council This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Broadcast and Online Delivery

 
 

Friday, October 20, 5:00 pm — 6:30 pm (Rm 1E14)

Broadcast and Streaming Media: B12 - The Audio Crew of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert…. A Special Broadcast Event

Come and hear, even join in the conversation, about “a day in the life” of these unsung heroes in this rare opportunity as they are always on the job. Fascinating backgrounds and expertise come together in this truly stellar, award winning, audio team with a legacy of amazing music to create the sound of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert;” a multi-layered, recorded live, broadcast television production complete with comedy monologues, roaming house band, comedy sketches, live animation, celebrity interviews, and guest musical performances.
Learn how they put together a cohesive, clear sound in The Ed Sullivan Theater while simultaneously running a recorded live broadcast and show in front of a live studio audience all in the vicinity of the neighboring Broadway Theaters’ wireless signals! Not to mention, there have been a few occasions where they did it all Live On-Air!
Conversation Topics: •Overview of the audio design; •Integration of the various areas including PL & Coms; •Mixing perspectives for the different positions; •Mic placement/use considerations due to multiple uses per mic; •Specific challenges for “The Late Show” (roaming band, periodic live broadcast, live animation); •Specific challenges to The Ed Sullivan Theater (RF & proximity to Times Square, new challenges due to the re-opening of the dome ceiling, working within a NYC Historical Landmark Interior); •RF frequency coordination & techniques; •Post production (editing & systems); •Actual broadcast; •Director’s needs; •Plans for future technology and work flow; •Q & A

AES Technical Council This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Broadcast and Online Delivery

 
 

Saturday, October 21, 3:00 pm — 5:00 pm (Rm 1E13)

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Broadcast and Streaming Media: B13 - What's This? Doctor Who with Spatial Audio!

Presenter:
Chris Pike, BBC R&D - Salford, Greater Manchester, UK; University of York - Heslington, York, UK

If there is one constant to the more than 50-year legacy of the mysterious Doctor, it is change. Now Whovians on both sides of the pond can immerse themselves in the next level of fright and terror. BBC lead engineer Chris Pike takes us into the magic that happens in post to transform a normally recorded episode into a magnitude enhanced experience. Chris will highlight the tools, the process, and how BBC maintains compatibility with existing workflows. Was that creak behind me? No, it’s the floor below me! Follow us into the next realm with our favorite Time Lord.

AES Technical Council This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Broadcast and Online Delivery

 
 


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