AES@NAMM 2018 Call for Contributions

Dates: January 25-28, 2018
Location: Hilton Hotel, Anaheim, CA, USA

Papers Co-chairs: Mark Frink and John Murray | Send email

This upcoming four-day AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium will offer a unique opportunity for the pro-audio community to experience the latest technology for creating high-resolution audio in a myriad of end-user communities.

The core program will comprise a series of Education Training Seminars from industry experts, with Certificates of Attendance for participants.

We also seek a limited number of expert presenters in the following five topics of intended interest to the studio and live-sound communities: Digital Audio Workstations | Line Array Systems | Live Sound Consoles | Wireless/RF Systems | System Optimization with DSP.

For the studio and post-production communities, we have the following sessions:

  • Mastering for The Streaming Age, which will discuss multiple masters, dynamic range and hot levels.
  • The State Of The Art of Do-It-Yourself, which provide an overview of today’s DIY marketplace.
  • Recording The World’s Best Drummers, which will describe approaches to recording and mixing drum tracks.
  • Is A Virtual Microphone in Your Future?, which will provide a look at your future mic locker.
  • Making Money in The New Music Business, which will look at the realities of streaming royalties.
  • Outside-The-Box Recording Techniques, which will provide examples of such techniques.
  • Sound Design for Tentpole Films, which will focus on techniques used in blockbuster motion pictures.
  • Mixed Reality and New Opportunities in Audio, which will discuss immersive audio techniques for virtual, augmented and mixed-reality media.
  • Alternative Studio Design, which will present an overview of the challenges behind constructing a studio.

If you would like to be considered as a possible seminar presenter for these and other related topics, as well as receiving a copy of our draft program, please email Mark Frink and John Murray.

But wait ... there’s more! In addition to the training seminars, the organizing committee invites the submission of Technical Papers at A paper template for MS Word is available for download in the submission system.

Areas of specific interest include (but are not limited to) Studio Monitoring | DAW Software | Digital Signal Processing | Immersive Sound | Virtual and Augmented Reality | Console Ergonomics | Multi-Media Mastering | Hearing Conservation | Intelligibility | Performance System Design | Wireless Optimization | In-ear Monitoring | Stage Monitoring Techniques | Digital Audio Networks | Low-Frequency Arrays | Concert Sound Reinforcement | Architectural Acoustics for Live Performance | Audio Technology

This part of the symposium program will consist of oral presentation of technical papers assisted by the use of PowerPoint or similar presentation software with the aid of an external screen, and taking no more than 45 minutes. The technical papers will be published online no earlier than 10 days before the conference.

All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed before selection. Authors are not required to anonymize their submissions. Early topic submittals for priority consideration should comprise a title and brief abstract to be submitted by November 20, 2017. A concise precis of the proposed paper – no more than 500-750 words – must be submitted by December 4, 2017. Acceptance of papers will be determined by the symposium review committee, and authors will be notified of acceptance by December 11, 2017. Final manuscripts of between four and 10 pages, following any revisions guided by the committee’s review, must be submitted by January 1, 2018.

Papers whose length exceeds 10 pages run the risk of being rejected without review. If such a paper is accepted, the author will be charged a fee of $25 for every page over 10 pages.

Registration: At least one author of each contribution must pay to register for the AES@NAMM Symposium, and attend to present, or the contribution will not be included in the proceedings. Any author wishing to attend the symposium must pay the registration fee. Early bird registration ends December 28, 2017. (Note that AES member and AES student member rates are lower than non-member rates.)

AES submissions standards are high, but the rewards are tremendous – you will engage with a committed audience of professionals who are motivated to exchange information about the latest developments in fields within which our authors are working.

This is a must-attend opportunity for both presenters and attendees alike. Come tell the pro-audio community about what you have been working on, and receive the positive feedback you need to continue that day-to-day engagement.

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