AES NEW YORK 2019
147th PRO AUDIO CONVENTION

AES New York 2019
Acoustics & Psychoacoustics Session AP04

Thursday, October 17, 4:30 pm — 5:30 pm

AP04 - Circles of Confusion

Chair:
Thomas Lund, Genelec Oy - Iisalmi, Finland
Panelists:
Sean Olive, Harman International - Northridge, CA, USA
Susan Rogers, Berklee College of Music - Boston, MA, USA

We have the skills to record and reproduce sound at a definition comparable to perception, but that asset is proving ambiguous because the circles of confusion, replacing technical limitations with cognitive limitations.

Without proper anchoring of spectral balance and level, drifting over time is foreseeable in self-referenced systems, thereby putting legacy recordings at the risk of sounding dated for no reason, or causing irreversible distortion to be added to pieces of art.

The panel will discuss baseline listening requirements for in-room and headphone spectral balance that stands the test of time, putting our interests as a species above commercial trivialities.


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