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AES Executive Director's Colleen Harper Shares a Message to Members

AES Executive Director Colleen Harper

 I feel honored to be joining AES as Executive Director, as well as incredibly motivated and excited to make a difference. The organization’s rich history provides an excellent foundation, and AES continues to stand strong today because of the passion and dedication of its members, volunteers, and staff. It is such a special community.

 

I had the great fortune of attending the fall convention in New York last October and felt an amazing energy that is truly unique to the organization. I met a number of people who told me about the importance of AES to their career… to their students… to the broader audio industry. Whether we are pursuing opportunities or tackling the challenges ahead, I assure you that we will always keep our most important asset in mind: YOU, our members.

 

Over the course of the next year, I hope you will contact me with your questions, concerns, and suggestions at colleen.harper@aes.org. I have no doubt that, together, we will take AES to new heights. And I will look forward to meeting you at an upcoming AES event!

 

Posted on January 21, 2019 at 6:00:00 AM EST



Advance Registration Pricing for AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio Ends Today, January 21

Advance Registration Pricing for AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio Ends Today, January 21

 

— Four-day international education and training program is targeted at working professionals in live sound, recording and performance audio 

Today, January 21, marks the final day for online Advance Registration pricing options for the AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio, taking place this week, concurrently with The NAMM Show, January 24 – 27 in Anaheim, CA. Presenting content curated by Mark Frink, Director of Program & Content and Manager, Live Sound Content; Charlie Hughes, Manager, Scientific & Technical content; and Bobby Owsinski, Manager, Studio Recording content, AES@NAMMpresents four days of non-stop training and educational sessions. New additions for this year include “Microphone Applications Academy” and “Digital Audio Networking Academy” events, alongside AES@NAMM’s “Live Mixing Console Academy,” “Line Array Loudspeaker Academy,” “Studio Recording Technology Academy” and “Entertainment Wireless Academy.” Other sessions cover “Sound System Measurement & Optimization” and “Sound for Houses of Worship.” Hands-on training experiences covering digital audio consoles for live sound and line-array configuration and deployment are also available (pre-registration required). These training sessions feature professional audio equipment and product specialists drawn from the NAMM Pro Audio exhibitors’ group, along with other leading audio professionals.  
AES Members save an additional 25% or more on registration, and discounted badges for The NAMM Show are also available using promo code “AES@NAMM”. 
AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studioevents allow professionals and aspiring professionals in the music, audio engineering and related industries to experience and be a part of the Audio Engineering Society and benefit from its mission to promote advances in audio science and applications and the dissemination of the latest knowledge and research. Find out more at aesatnamm.com on the AES@NAMM 2019program, and register to join us in Anaheim.  
About AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 
While AES@NAMM attendees do not need a NAMM Show badge to participate in AES@NAMM or to access sessions onsite, our attendees, members and colleagues are invariably eager to also attend The NAMM Show. The Audio Engineering Society’s special arrangement with NAMM lets individuals obtain a separate NAMM Show Badge for the exclusive discounted price of only $50. Visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/badges to register. Click “Register for an attendee badge” and enter promo code “AES@NAMM” at the top of the contact information page in your Attendee Profile. 
AES@NAMM Access Passes do not include registration for The 2019 NAMM Showand vice versa; separate registration is required for each event.  

 

To learn more about The NAMM Show and AES@NAMM sessions, please visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/events/education/aes and to register for AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio, go to AESatNAMM.com.

 

Posted on January 21, 2019 at 6:00:00 AM EST



Getting it Right from the Source — New "Microphone Academy: Studio & Live" Adds Practical Miking Insights to AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio

Live sound luminary Dave Rat listens to an attendee's question in a popular session during AES@NAMM 2018. Rat will share his experience and knowledge again at AES@NAMM 2019.

 — Live and Studio applications for microphone technology to be featured in 
Friday and Saturday sessions at AES@NAMM —

Making its debut at this year’s AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio is a series of sessions offering focused insights into practical miking techniques and technology. The new “Microphone Academy: Studio & Live” events, taking place Friday and Saturday of AES@NAMM, are among the many educational and hands-on opportunities open to all registered attendees of AES@NAMM, being held concurrently with The NAMM Show in the NAMM U campus on the Anaheim Hilton’s 4th floor, January 24 – 27 in Anaheim, CA. 

On Friday, January 25, Microphone Academy sessions will focus on issues dedicated to studio applications with topics including Ribbon, Virtual and VR Microphones, as well as a special presentation on Large Diaphragm Condensers. Such practical knowledge is given in the first session of the day, “Condenser Mics and Factors That Affect Their Sound” presented by Hans Riekehof of Schoeps. The investigation of microphone characteristics that impact mic sonic signature and use continues with the session “Why Ribbon Microphones Reproduce Sound So Naturally,” led by host John Jennings of Royer Labs. An overview of microphone modeling technology and the various available systems and how they compare will be presented in Friday afternoon’s “Is There a Modeling Microphone In Your Future?” session with presenters Julian David, Erik Papp and Chris Townsend of Townsend Labs. The day concludes with an examination of “Dynamic and Static Binaural Recording, Mixing and Reproduction for Immersive Audio” with Gio Jacuzzi, focusing on the Neumann KU100, AMBEO Smart Headset (developed in cooperation with Apogee) and the AMBEO VR Mic, with a drawing for AMBEO Smart Headset at session's end.

Saturday, January 26’s sessions feature a variety of events involving Live Sound miking, including touring, live broadcast events and instrument-specific applications. Presentations will begin with leading live sound engineer Dave Rat in “Double Miking the World,” in which he will detail his work with top touring acts. Further application-specific mic technique will be the topic of “Miking Piano, Choir and Orchestra” with presenter Paul Andrews. Mark Frink, AES@NAMM Director of Program & Content, and Manager, Live Sound Content, will host two sessions – “Choosing the Right Vocal Mic,” featuring special guest experts from the live sound industry, and a final presentation, “Festival Input List and Stage Plot: Tech Rider Update,” in which Frink will expound on the importance of communicating your audio needs and expectations by creating a combined one-page input list and stage plot document which is the vital core of every audio technical contract rider.

“Microphone Academy: Studio & Live” events are open to all AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio attendees, with one-, two- and four-day advance registration options available through January 21st at aesatnamm.com

About AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 
While AES@NAMM attendees do not need a NAMM Show badge to participate in AES@NAMM or to access sessions onsite, our attendees, members and colleagues are invariably eager to also attend The NAMM Show. The Audio Engineering Society’s special arrangement with NAMM lets individuals obtain a separate NAMM Show Badge for the exclusive discounted price of only $50. Visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/badges to register. Click “Register for an attendee badge” and enter promo code “AES@NAMM” at the top of the contact information page in your Attendee Profile.

AES@NAMM Access Passes do not include registration for The 2019 NAMM Show and vice versa; separate registration is required for each event. 

 

To learn more about The NAMM Show and AES@NAMM sessions, please visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/events/education/aes and to register for AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio, go to AESatNAMM.com.

 

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Posted on January 17, 2019 at 6:00:00 AM EST



Audio Engineering Society Welcomes Colleen Harper as Executive Director

AES Executive Director Colleen Harper

The Audio Engineering Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Colleen Harper as the Society’s Executive Director, effective January 21, 2019. “Our Executive Committee's challenge has been to find an individual with deep and broad organizational management, direct prior experience within professional membership organizations, and a unique skill set that combines operational expertise, marketing skills and team leadership capabilities,” revealed David Scheirman, the Society's President for the 2017-2018 term of office. “The Society's Executive Director Search Team has selected Colleen Harper from a field of exceptionally well-qualified candidates. Our entire AES Board of Governors looks forward to working closely with Colleen from day one in her new position at the Society's world headquarters office in New York City.” As Executive Director of the Society, Harper will report to the Executive Committee of the AES Board of Governors.

 

Most recently, as the Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), Harper notably led the implementation of strategic goals to drive both short- and long-term growth and sustainability for the $6M organization, led organizational budgeting, managed ASPEN’s signature annual conference and led the expansion and enhancement of membership service and growth, exemplifying her talent and capabilities.

 

On January 1, 2019, Scheirman handed over the role of AES President to Nadja Wallaszkovits, Chief Audio Engineer for the Austrian Academy of Science's Phongrammarchiv in Vienna. “With the addition of Colleen’s proven record of leadership, we expect 2019 to be a banner year for the Society,” President Wallaszkovits stated. “Education is AES’s primary mission, training and cultivating the next generation of audio professionals and members. That’s accomplished in part through our vibrant event schedule – international conventions and conferences, regional events and local section meetings – which will continue to be a focus for the Society, including further development of our presence on the west coast of the U.S. Our membership is our greatest asset, and we look forward to further improvements in our service and benefit to both our individual and sustaining membership, alongside our focus on advancing our strong relationships with our industry partners. The AES is essential to the vitality of the professional audio industry, promoting extension of innovation and learning and standards. Colleen has a crucial role to play in our vision of the Society’s future, directing our staff and working with the myriad volunteers so essential to the Society’s mission, including the current and incoming members of AES’s Board of Governors and our leadership team.” Wallaszkovits further noted that the AES leadership team is solidified for the coming year with the addition of the Society’s new Treasurer Richard Wollrich and President-Elect Agnieszka Roginska.

 

“I am thrilled to join the AES team,” shares Harper, “and look forward to leading the organization as we continue our work of uniting and educating audio engineers, creative artists, scientists, and students from all over the world. AES has an incredibly rich history and, with the support of dedicated members and staff, I’m excited to further its strong commitment to the mission of promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge and research.”  

 

Further realizing the AES search team’s goals for the Society’s next Executive Director, Harper’s extensive experience also includes serving the National Investor Relations Institute as Director, Professional Development; as Association Manager for the global meeting and association management firm Meeting Expectations; as Assistant Manager of Membership for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers; and as the Director of Membership and Organizational Relations for the Geoprofessional Business Association.

 

Harper has a BA from the College of William and Mary and a Master of Public Administration, Nonprofit Management degree from Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, where she was a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. She has been a Certified Association Executive (CAE) since 2012 and was an Association Forum of Chicagoland’s Forty Under 40 Award recipient in 2014.

Posted on January 16, 2019 at 6:00:00 AM EST



Excite Your Ears! — Advance Registration Opens for AES Dublin 146th International Convention in March

— The European pro audio education and networking event of the year is set for a Dublin debut — 

Advance Registration is now open for the 146th International Audio Engineering Society Convention, taking place March 20 – 23 at the Convention Centre in Dublin, Ireland. Featuring four days of in-depth Technical Program sessions and events, along with three days of the Product Showcase, AES Dublin is set to exemplify the theme of “Excite Your Ears” with innovative audio engineering educational experiences, networking and more. Attendees have a variety of registration options, including premium one-, two- and four-day All Access badges as well as Product Showcase-only badges, with money-saving Advance Registration rates available for a limited time. Substantial AES Member discounts, with even lower rates for AES Student Members, are available, including free Product Showcase advance online registration for Members.

Organized by AES Dublin co-chairs Enda Bates, Ben Kok and Mariana Lopez, the convention will immerse attendees in all things audio, with over 200 sessions including a comprehensive papers, workshops and tutorials program offering the latest insights in the industries of Broadcast Audio, Studio and Home Recording, Post-Production and Sound for Picture, Networked Audio, Live Events, Games Audio, VR/AR/XR and more. Program details are coming online now at aeseurope.com. In addition, all AES Dublin attendees, including Product Showcase badge-holders, can explore the hardware and software on display and interact with professional audio manufacturers and distributors participating in the Professional Sound Expo, learn from renowned engineers and producers presenting at The Recording Theatre and dig into specific aspects of post production, broadcast and AoIP in The Production Theatre.
 
All attendees are welcome to attend the AES Dublin Opening Ceremonies and other designated Special Events. 

Additional convention programming includes Student and Career events, offsite Technical Tours of area production facilities, comprehensive papers, workshops and tutorials program, Audio Showcase events, and other AES-exclusive sessions hosted by industry-leading engineers and experts.

Visit aeseurope.com to register now and make plans to join us for the 146th International Audio Engineering Society Convention.

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Posted on January 15, 2019 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio Hands-On Training Academy Events Offer Line Array Loudspeaker Systems and Live Mixing Console Experiences

Attendees take part in Allen & Heath dLive training during AES@NAMM 2018

— Leading manufacturers offer in-depth real-world training, instruction, and evaluation of live sound technologies — 

This year’s AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio is set to bring the best in practical audio engineering education and insights to attendees at all experience levels. Taking place concurrently with The NAMM Show, January 24 – 27 in Anaheim, CA, this year’s AES@NAMM sessions will offer specialized Line Array Loudspeaker System Academy and Live Mixing Console Academy events giving attendees hands-on training with the latest technologies in sound reinforcement. Industry experts from leading brands Allen & Heath, Bose Professional, JBL, VUE Audiotechnik and Yamaha will be on hand to lead the interactive training sessions. Pre-registration for AES@NAMM Hands-On Training Academies is required for guaranteed seating.

Line Array Loudspeaker System Academy
Taking place all four days of AES@NAMM, the Line Array Loudspeaker System Academy offers an expert-guided introduction and interactive experience with line array technologies design, setup and implementation. Each of the presenting manufacturers will hold two-to-three-hour classroom intro-and-overview sessions of the featured line array technology, teaching the line array's design, theory and supporting software components in a small-group classroom format. A companion practical application session instructs mechanical assembly and electrical hook-up details for erecting an array from a portable line array tower, culminating in system proof and coverage confirmation with the use of pink noise and an evaluation track of music. Sessions for each of the four days feature the Bose ShowMatch, JBL VTX A8 and VUE Audiotechnik al-Class Line Array technologies.

Live Mixing Console Academy
The AES@NAMM Live Mixing Console Academy, also running all four days, will offer attendees a chance to interface with leading live digital console manufacturers and participate in hands-on operation of digital mixers and their latest software offerings and updates. Sessions hosted by Allen and Heath and presented by industry veteran Michael Bangs (Katy Perry, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith) include practical training such as the dLive House of Worship Masterclass, dLive Festival Mixing Masterclass and dLive Monitor Mixing Masterclass. Additional sessions from Allen & Heath offer dLive Certification and a console training session presented in Spanish.

Yamaha will also hold a complete schedule of Live Mixing Console Academy events featuring its RIVAGE PM10 and CL Series digital mixing consoles with hosts Chip Allen and Chris Hinson. Thursday and Friday will focus on the RIVAGE PM10 console, with sessions including an operational overview, presentations from guest speaker Scott Baldwin (FOH Engineer for Prince, The Fray, Lady Gaga and more) and a mixing lab both days. Saturday and Sunday will offer an in-depth look at the CL Series with sessions including an operational overview, mixing labs, and practical presentations for both beginning and advanced mixers for getting the most from their console and workflow.    

AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio Hands-On Training Academies pre-registration is available online, with a cost of $59 for the Digital Console Academy and $69 for the Line Array Loudspeaker System Academy. Complete schedule of presentations available online at aesatnamm.com

About AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 
While AES@NAMM attendees do not need a NAMM Show badge to participate in AES@NAMM or to access sessions onsite, our attendees, members and colleagues are invariably eager to also attend The NAMM Show. The Audio Engineering Society’s special arrangement with NAMM lets individuals obtain a separate NAMM Show Badge for the exclusive discounted price of only $50. Visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/badges to register. Click “Register for an attendee badge” and enter promo code “AES@NAMM” at the top of the contact information page in your Attendee Profile.

AES@NAMM Access Passes do not include registration for The 2019 NAMM Show and vice versa; separate registration is required for each event. 

To learn more about The NAMM Show and AES@NAMM sessions, please visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/events/education/aes and to register for AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio, go to AESatNAMM.com.

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Posted on January 10, 2019 at 6:00:00 AM EST



Audio Science Sessions Bring Technical Knowledge to the Forefront at the AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 2019

The AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio takes place January 24 — 27 during the 2019 NAMM Show.

The Audio Engineering Society brings audio engineering education and technology to the forefront in January with the announcement of Audio Science events taking place during the AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 2019. Being held concurrently with The NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, January 24 – 27, this series of AES@NAMM presentations offers practical audio technology knowledge and its scientific application in audio productions in the studio, on-air and streamed, on stage and beyond. Additionally, several presentations will be held in Mandarin and one presented in Spanish. These featured NAMM U Education Center sessions take place on the 4th floor of the Anaheim Hilton. Registration for AES@NAMM passes is independent of The NAMM Show badge registration – pre-registration discounts to attend both events are available.
 
On day one of the event, Thursday, January 24, the Audio Sciences series at AES@NAMM dives deep into key production topics ranging from editing and processing to amplification and sound reproduction methodologies. Recording and music production-related presentations include “Audio Source Separation and Spectral Editing – A Powerful & Creative Combo” with host and demonstrator Rick Silva, and “Creative ‘In The Box’ Mixing (Presented in Spanish: Mezcla Creativa ‘In The Box’)” with Juan de Dios Martin, both offering perspectives into how computer-based systems can algorithmically and creatively expand production possibilities. In the special panel presentation ”Dynamic EQ with Parametric Filters,” moderatorDuane Wise with Alan Meyerson & George Massenburg (via Skype) will use the Wholegrain Digital Systems Quartet DynPEQ to demonstrate that dynamics applied to parametric EQ bands is a powerful tool with many audio production applications. Further, room tuning and measurement is analyzed by Bruce Black in the session “The Ravages of Time: What Your Real-Time Analyzer Ignores.”
 
Audio Science live sound events take a look at topics such as taming extraneous loudspeaker coverage and achieving true stereo “spatiality” in two events hosted by Blair McNair. Presenter Skip Taylor will also host a session on Class-D audio amplifier design and circuitry workings in “Challenges and Options for Using GaN FETs in High-Performance Class-D Audio Amplifiers.” Along with sound reinforcement technologies and applications, the important topic of hearing health is addressed in “Striking the Balance Between On-Stage Performance and Hearing Protection” with presenters Scott Leslie and Melissa Heche.
 
The Audio Sciences program at AES@NAMM concludes on Sunday, January 27, with the first three sessions of the day being presented in Mandarin. These will cover a range of topical areas, offering “Condenser Microphones: An Anatomic Application Guide” with host Bing Lin, and “Portable Surround Sound Through HRTF” presented by Xiaowei Fan, as well as “Digital vs. Analog Level Control: A Discussion of Dynamic Range” led by Zhaoquan Fu.
 
The afternoon continues with a series of events covering additional core topics. Bruce Black returns to the stage with “Essential Elements for Creating High Performance Acoustical Spaces,” and Greg Riggs will review a number of acoustic and audio principles that serve as a technical foundation for any audio engineer’s skill set in “Audio 101: Practical Science and Applications for Aspiring Audio Engineers.” Audio Sciences events conclude with a revisit to the “Dynamic EQ With Parametric Filters” discussion with Duane Wise hosting panelists Wes Maebe & Tom Marks.
 
AES@NAMM Audio Sciences events are offered alongside an array of other opportunities to take your audio engineering to the next level, including Microphone Academy – Studio & Live events; the all new Digital Audio Networking Academy and Entertainment Wireless Academy; In-Ear Monitoring Academy; Control Room Academy; Main Stage – Studio and Main Stage – Live events; Sound System Measurement & Optimization presentations; Sound for Houses of Worship; and social events being held the first two nights of the show. Additionally, attendees are encouraged to attend the hands-on Line Array Loudspeaker System Academy and Live Mixing Console Academy available (separate registration required).
 
About AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 
While AES@NAMM attendees do not need a NAMM Show badge to participate in AES@NAMM or to access sessions onsite, our attendees, members and colleagues are invariably eager to also attend The NAMM Show. The Audio Engineering Society’s special arrangement with NAMM lets individuals obtain a separate NAMM Show Badge for the exclusive discounted price of only $25 through January 9, 2019. Visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/badges to register. Click “Register for an attendee badge” and enter promo code “AES@NAMM” at the top of the contact information page in your Attendee Profile.
 
AES@NAMM Access Passes do not include registration for The 2019 NAMM Showand vice versa; separate registration is required for each event. 
 
To learn more about The NAMM Show and AES@NAMM sessions, please visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/events/education/aes and to register for AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio, go to AESatNAMM.com.

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Posted on January 4, 2019 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 2019 Covers the Spectrum with Entertainment Wireless and In-Ear Monitoring Academies

The AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio takes place January 24 — 27 during the 2019 NAMM Show.

— Live sound professionals to share best practices for implementing wireless and personal monitoring technologies in live production —


TheAES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studiois set to demystify the full spectrum of wireless audio technologies and techniques with the return of the Entertainment Wireless Academy and In-Ear Monitoring Academy. AES@NAMM events, organized in topical Academies, offer a variety of educational opportunities led by top industry professionals, providing career-building insights and training for attendees at all experience levels. AES@NAMM takes place during The 2019 NAMM Show, January 24 – 27 in Anaheim, CA, in the NAMM U Education Center in the Anaheim Hilton, immediately adjacent to the pro-audio-centric exhibition in the new Anaheim Convention Center North Hall. 

 

Entertainment Wireless Academy

With sessions all day on Thursday, January 24, and Saturday, January 26, hosted by wireless touring professional Ike Zimbel (Zimbel Audio Productions, Professional Wireless Systems/RAD),the AES@NAMM Entertainment Wireless Academy begins each day with a crucial Wireless Spectrum Update – a discussion of ongoing changes to wireless-frequency spectrum with Jackie Green (Audio-Technica/Alteros) and Karl Winkler (Lectrosonics). The days continue withclassroom instruction on recent wireless hardware innovations from leading brands. Products covered by these training sessions include the Shure Axient system with Tim Vear and Adi Neves;Lectrosonics’s Venue 2, Duet IEM, and WD with Kelly Fair and Karl Winkler; Alteros’s 6.5GHz GTX with Jackie Green; and the PWS IAS and the RAD UV-1G  with Zimbel, who will also cover “Professional Wireless Antenna Types and Designs” in a separate session. These educational presentations include best practices in antenna systems and frequency coordination in light of current and future wireless spectrum realities. The complete AES@NAMM Entertainment Wireless Academy schedule is available here.

 

In-Ear Monitoring Academy

Taking place on Friday, January 25, the AES@NAMM In-Ear Monitoring Academy will be hosted by touring monitor mixer Mark Frink. The day begins with an IEM Fundamentals session with Frink and Dr. Michael Santucci (Sensaphonics) covering IEM best practices and examining the physiology of hearing and how in-ear monitors should be deployed to aid hearing conservation. This is followed by the session “Wireless IEMs and Spectrum Update” with Karl Winkler discussing analog vs. digital wireless monitor systems and the implications of changes in the available RF spectrum. The afternoon begins with “Choosing the Right IEM For Stage and Studio,” where Mike Dias (Ultimate Ears Pro) and Frink will educate attendees on IEM topologies including dynamic drivers vs. armature drivers, hybrid and multiple driver implementation, and custom fit vs. universal earpieces. The afternoon continues with the practical workshop “In-Ear Monitoring Advantages and Personal Monitor Mixing” with Mathias Von Hydekampf. The day concludes with the presentation “Workflows for Immersive Binaural IEM-Mixes Using KLANG:fabric” with Pasi Hara and Phil Kamp (KLANG). The complete In-Ear Monitor Academy schedule is available here.

 

About AES@NAMM 2019

The full AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live and Studio2019 schedule and registration details are available online now at aesatnamm.com, including significant advance registration and AES member discounts. Attendees can register for all four days or for individual days, with separate registration available to ensure seating for the hands-on sessions in the Line Array Loudspeaker System and Live Mixing Console Academies. 

 

While AES@NAMM attendees do not need a NAMM Show badge to participate in AES@NAMM or to access sessions onsite, our attendees, members and colleagues are invariably eager to also attend The NAMM Show. The Audio Engineering Society’s special arrangement with NAMM lets individuals obtain a separate NAMM Show Badge for the exclusive discounted price of only $25 through January 9, 2019. Visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/badges to register. Click “Register for an attendee badge” and enter promo code “AES@NAMM” at the top of the contact information page in your Attendee Profile.

 

AES@NAMM Access Passes do not include registration for The 2019 NAMM Showand vice versa; separate registration is required for each event. 

 

To learn more about The NAMM Show and AES@NAMM sessions, please visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/events/education/aes and to register for AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio, go to AESatNAMM.com.

Posted on December 17, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



Latest AES Journal Offers Spatial Audio: Channels, Objects, and Ambisonics, Audio Archiving Conference Report, and More

The Journal contains state-of-the-art technical papers and engineering reports; feature articles covering timely topics; pre and post reports of AES conventions and other society activities; news from AES sections around the world; Standards and Education Committee work; membership news, patents, new products, and newsworthy developments in the field of audio. 

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Posted on December 16, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



Upcoming 2019 AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio Announces "Main Stage: Studio" Sessions

Producer/engineer/author and AES@NAMM Manager, Studio Recording Content Bobby Owsinski will host the AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio

 

— Top recording producers & engineers to inspire attendees as they educate on topics pertinent to all producers, engineers, musicians and songwriters in sessions hosted by renowned producer/engineer/author Bobby Owsinski —
Once again, the AES will host an all-star series of events and presentations during the AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio, including the return of the “Main Stage: Studio” sessions, hosted by renowned producer/engineer/author and AES@NAMM Manager, Studio Recording Content Bobby Owsinski. Main Stage: Studio session topics will range from Outside-the-Box recording techniques, to re-mastering the classic Jackson Browne album Running On Empty, to audio education and career insights. Taking place over three of the four days of the AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium, Main Stage: Studio events bring together some of the biggest names in the recording and production world for an educational and entertaining look at all things audio. The AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposiumtakes place during The 2019 NAMM Show, January 24 – 27, as part of the NAMM U Education Center on the 4th floor of the Anaheim Hilton, immediately adjacent to the new North Hall pro audio exhibits.  
“We’re really excited about the sessions scheduled for the Main Stage: Studio program this year,” stated Owsinski. “Not only have we brought together some of the top hitmakers of our time as presenters, but the topics are extremely relevant to everyone in the recording end of the business.” 
On Thursday, January 24 AES@NAMM takes a look at the recording, production, and remastering of some of the most popular records of all time. In the session “Running On Empty – Remastering a Classic,” mastering engineers Gavin Lurssen, Reuben Cohen and Ron McMaster discuss the process of remastering iconic productions for multiple modern distribution formats and the many variables that must be taken into account. Later that afternoon, Bill Smith hosts the tribute “The Genius of Geoff Emerick,” playing recordings and sharing stories from Geoff’s illustrious career with The Beatles, The Zombies, Stealers Wheel, America, Supertramp, Robin Trower, Elvis Costello, Cheap Trick and many more. Main Stage: Studio host Owsinksi adds “We’re all most pleased to be able to celebrate the outstanding career of the great Geoff Emerick in a session led by his long-time assistant and friend Bill Smith. You’ll be surprised at just how many big hits he was a major part of aside from The Beatles.” 
Saturday, AES@NAMM takes a look at popular and practical topics in the studio world and beyond. The first session of the day, “Social Media Promotion for Musicians and Engineers,” looks at the latest techniques for using Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube to promote yourself and your music with AES@NAMM Main Stage: Studio events host Bobby Owsinski. Next up, producer/engineer Sylvia (Tool, Johnny Cash, Prince, System of a Down, Tom Petty and the Red Hot Chili Peppers), noted for her unique recording ideas (such as the pickle filter and the smashed piano), leads attendees through examples of her storied recordings in “Outside-the-Box Recording Techniques.” 
“What Comes Out of the Speakers” takes on new meaning as engineer/producer Andrew Scheps (Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, Audioslave, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Linkin Park, Hozier and U2) takes the stage for an in-depth look at music, art and the creative process, with a special focus on compression techniques used during mixing today’s biggest hits. Finally, the importance of quality session documentation and metadata is discussed by Veva Sound VP Drew Waters in the presentation “Capturing Metadata for Engineers: From Studio to Smartphone,” offering insight to this crucial aspect of industry growth. 
On Sunday, AES@NAMM takes focus on audio education and the main goals of the Audio Engineering Society – promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge and research – with the session “Audio and Higher Education and Studio Sound.” The Main Stage: Studio events conclude with a Studio Career Panel.   
About AES@NAMM 2019
The full AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live and Studio 2019 schedule and registration details are available online now at aesatnamm.com, including significant advance registration and AES member discounts. Attendees can register for all four days or for individual days, with separate registration available to ensure seating for the hands-on sessions in the Line Array Loudspeaker System and Live Mixing Console Academies.  
While AES@NAMM attendees do not need a NAMM Show badge to participate in AES@NAMM or to access sessions onsite, our attendees, members and colleagues are invariably eager to also attend The NAMM Show. The Audio Engineering Society’s special arrangement with NAMM lets individuals obtain a separate NAMM Show Badge for the exclusive discounted price of only $25 through January 9, 2019. Visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/badges to register. Click “Register for an attendee badge” and enter promo code “AES@NAMM” at the top of the contact information page in your Attendee Profile. 
AES@NAMM Access Passes do not include registration for The 2019 NAMM Show and vice versa; separate registration is required for each event.    
To learn more about The NAMM Show and AES@NAMM sessions, please visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/events/education/aes and to register for AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio, go to aesatnamm.com.
 
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Posted on December 10, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



Expanded Program and Registration Options for AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 2019 Revealed

The AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio takes place January 24 — 27 during the 2019 NAMM Show.

— AES@NAMM once again brings high-end, professional education for live sound, recording and audio for the performing arts to Anaheim —

The Audio Engineering Society has opened registration for AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 2019. The AES returns to Anaheim, CA, for its four-day international symposium, January 24 – 27, in conjunction with The 2019 NAMM Show at the NAMM U Education Center on the 4th floor of the Anaheim Hilton. 

 

Building on last year’s inaugural event, AES@NAMM will host a series of training academies and related technical sessions provided by a dedicated team of topical specialists and experts. This creates a unique learning format that will appeal to audio professionals and aspiring audio pros. The list of expert presenters includes live sound professionals Robert Scovill, Dave Rat, Dave Shadoan and Ike Zimbel, and studio production professionals Andrew Scheps, Sylvia Massy, Gavin Lurssen, Reuben Cohen and Ron McMaster. The organizers for this year’s AES@NAMM program, also industry leaders, are Mark Frink, Program Director & Manager, Live Sound content; Charlie Hughes, Manager, Scientific & Technical content; and Bobby Owsinski, Manager, Studio Recording content. 

 

New for AES@NAMM 2019 are the Microphone Academy: Studio & Live on Friday and Saturday, January 25 and 26, and the Digital Audio Networking Academy, taking place all four days. Back by popular demand from last year’s event are the Line Array Loudspeaker System Academy, Live Mixing Console Academy, Entertainment Wireless Academy, In-Ear Monitoring Academy, Control Room Academy, Main Stage: Studio, and Main Stage: Live, as well as a series of Sound System Measurement & Optimization sessions.

 

AES@NAMM is an opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills in an intimate classroom setting,” notes Frink. “The presenters for the second annual AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live and Studio are some of the best minds in the business, and the program content is tailored to take maximum advantage of their knowledge and experience. For instance, in the new Microphone Academy, Dave Rat will lead a session on double miking, while ‘Coach’ Connor takes us on tour with Paul Simon. The Digital Audio Networking Academy will include Dante Level 2 certification and feature sessions spanning network ownership, AVB, MADI, AES67 and AES70 with presenters including Ethan Wetzell from Bosch and OCA, Yamaha’s Patrick Kilianey and QSC’s Bob Lee.”

 

Sound Symposium Supporters – manufacturers providing resources for AES@NAMM 2019 – include leading brands Allen & Heath, Alteros, Applied Electronics, Audinate, Auralex Acoustics, Bose Professional, d&b audiotechnik, dB Technologies, DPA Microphones, iSEMcon, KLANG, Lectrosonics, My Mix, Powersoft, Rational Acoustics, RME, Royer Labs, SCHOEPS, Sensaphonics, Studio Six Digital, Townsend Labs, Ultimate Ears, VUE Audiotechnik, Waves and Yamaha Commercial Audio.

 

The full AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live and Studio schedule and registration details are available online now at aesatnamm.com, including significant advance registration and AES member discounts. Attendees can register for all four days or for individual days, with separate registration available to ensure seating for the hands-on sessions in the Line Array Loudspeaker System and Live Mixing Console Academies. 

 

While AES@NAMM attendees do not need a NAMM Show badge to participate in AES@NAMM or to access sessions onsite, our attendees, members and colleagues are invariably eager to also attend The NAMM Show. The Audio Engineering Society’s special arrangement with NAMM lets individuals obtain a separate NAMM Show Badge for the exclusive discounted price of only $25 through January 9, 2019. Visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/badges to register. Click “Register for an attendee badge” and enter promo code “AES@NAMM” at the top of the contact information page in your Attendee Profile.

 

AES@NAMM Access Passes do not include registration for The 2019 NAMM Show and vice versa; separate registration is required for each event. 

 

To learn more about The NAMM Show and AES@NAMM sessions, please visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/events/education/aes.

Visit AESatNAMM.com for complete registration and program information for AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 2019. 

Posted on November 30, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



Product Development, Marketing and More Highlighted at Recent AES New York Convention

Attendees listen intently during the

— This year’s theme, “Make Audio Matter,” set the tone for presentations and events hosted by industry professionals 

Audio product research and development are among the leading factors driving the field of audio engineering innovation, and, as in recent years, the AES Convention’s Product Development Track offered four full days of Technical Program workshops reflecting the state of innovation in audio. This year’s theme “Make Audio Matter” provided focus on the importance of audio across several industries and disciplines, and a showcase for the science and magic of what goes into great products. These sessions, open to AES New York 2018 All Access attendees at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, October 17 – 20, hosted an eager audience of those wishing to expand their knowledge in these areas.

 

“This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Product Development Track at AES.... an education track targeted at the audio product development community,” stated Scott Leslie, AES New York 2018 Product Development Track Chair. “Our goal from the beginning was to help design-engineers, product managers, engineering leadership, supply chain professionals and others to become more successful in bringing great products to market.” 

 

Leslie continues, “Each year the Product Development Track has a theme, and this year it was ‘Make Audio Matter.’ We had workshops that addressed both sides of ‘matter,’ as in both ‘Where can we make audio more important in any product,’ and ‘what is the “atomic” matter that goes into products today?’ We had two sessions this year led by Mike Klasco, including ‘Next Generation Materials for Audio Products.’ Deep learning was another type of ‘matter’ in two workshops presented on DSP Friday, both standing-room-only. Also on Friday, we had Paul Beckman’s workshop on the topic ‘Voice Input: What Is the Magic and What's Next?,’which addressed the hottest segment in audio products today – the conveniences offered by the likes of Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Microsoft Cortana-based products.”

 

The Product Development Track at AES Conventions is committed to addressing all areas of product development. This year’s program included sessions on Product Development methods, legal topics, product quality and more. New technologies in loudspeaker processing, Bluetooth and acoustic measurements were also presented. Additionally, Dr. Wolfgang Klippel's session on hardware and software in modern loudspeakers gave a glimpse at the future of loudspeaker design. 

 

Audio hardware engineer Ananth Raghavendra commented on his experience at the AES New York Convention: “The Product Development Track organized this year at AES New York was highly insightful and practically useful to me, as I work in audio hardware development. Some key topics I found extremely useful were ‘Power Amplification for High Resolution Audio’ by John Dawson, ‘Audio Weaver usage in microphone and playback paths’ from Paul Beckmann, all of Wolfgang Klippel's talks and the glimpse into advancements in material science by Michael Klasco. The insightful component I got out of it all was the one-on-one conversations between the audience and speakers, in addition to the slides presented. When this is organized again next year, I will definitely be there! AES’s Technical Program in general is a great place to learn if you are even marginally working in audio. You will surround yourself with sheer brilliance and realize that there is way more to learn and enjoy as you attend every year!”

  

“We have been working hard to broaden our audience reach, and this year we had workshops covering the consumer, automotive and pro products segments,” Leslie adds. “There is an ever-growing number of product development professionals in the audio world today, and we strive to make AES Product Development Track at our conventions the destination for learning, participating and networking for all of them. This year we had more audience participation than ever, thanks in part to our very popular interactive workshop format, which resulted in energetic discussions into the depth of the topics presented.”

 

For complete details on the AES New York 2018 International Convention and Product Development Track, visit aes.org/events/145. All papers and eBriefs presented at the AES New York Convention are also available in the AES E-Library.

Posted on November 28, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



Audio Engineering Society Announces Committee, Keynote Speaker for AES Dublin 2019 Convention

The AES makes its first trip to Dublin, Ireland, for its 146th International Convention, set to

- The AES makes its first trip to Dublin, Ireland, for its 146th International Convention, set to “Excite Your Ears” as the preeminent European pro audio event of the year - 

The AES has announced the organizing committee and keynote address for the upcoming AES Dublin Convention, taking place March 20 – 23, 2019, at the Convention Centre in Dublin, Ireland. Featuring four days of dedicated pro audio presentations and events overseen by co-chairs Ben Kok, Mariana Lopez and Enda Bates, the Convention will include such highlights as a Keynote Speech on "Inclusive Sonic Interactions” by Stefania Serafin, professor in sonic interaction design at Aalborg University; hundreds of Technical Program presentations covering all things audio; and three days of the Professional Audio Showcase sessions and audio hardware and software displays and demonstrations.

The theme of the Convention – “Excite Your Ears” – will be  supported by a host of Special Events, exhibition floor event stages and a myriad of opportunities to learn from – and network and interact with – audio pros from around the world.

Forming the core knowledge base of the AES, and at the heart of every AES Convention, the four day Technical Program will feature a variety of ways to listen, learn and connect with the leading minds in audio through Technical Papers, eBriefs, Workshops, Tutorials and other presentations. Papers co-chairs Jamie Angus and Róisín Loughran are calling for volunteer reviewers for Papers in their area of expertise in an effort to broaden the reviewer base in both quantity and diversity. 

Joining the AES Dublin 2019 Convention Committee to craft additional elements of the Technical Program are Workshop & Tutorials Co-chairs Jimmy Eadie, Magdalena Piotrowska and Ana Monte, along with Technical Tours Chair Fiona Smyth. Working to facilitate the technical infrastructure for the Convention and staffing are Facilities Chair Andrew Hines and Student Volunteer Co-chairs Claudia Nader Jaime and Malachy Ronan.  

The Call for Contributions for Convention Papers and Workshops is open and proposals are being accepted until November 19 and eBriefs until January 7. All Papers and eBriefs are made available through the AES E-Library to AES members as a member benefit, and via subscription to universities and other research institutions.

The AES Dublin convention will be Europe’s preeminent professional audio education and networking event of 2019, featuring hundreds of ways to interact with peers and professionals in the fields of Broadcast Audio, Studio and Home Recording, Post-Production and Sound for Picture, Networked Audio, Live Events, Games Audio, VR/AR/XR and much more. A variety of student activities, a career fair and other networking events provide a way for anyone to be a part of action, at whatever stage of their audio engineering journey.

For the latest information on the AES Dublin Convention, the call for contributions and more, visit www.aes.org/events/146/.

Posted on November 16, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



Check Out the Latest Edition of the AES Journal in the AES E-Library

Latest edition of the AES Journal now available in the AES E-Library

The Journal of the Audio Engineering Society — the official publication of the AES — is the only peer-reviewed journal devoted exclusively to audio technology. Published 10 times each year, it is available to all AES members and subscribers.

The Journal contains state-of-the-art technical papers and engineering reports; feature articles covering timely topics; pre and post reports of AES conventions and other society activities; news from AES sections around the world; Standards and Education Committee work; membership news, patents, new products, and newsworthy developments in the field of audio.

AES Members can download the latest editionn in the AES E-Library at http://www.aes.org/journal/

Posted on November 15, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES New York 2018 Preps Production Pros with Facebook 360 Immersive Production Workshops

Attendees at the Facebook 360 media production workshops during AES New York 2018 gained insight and experience through the interactive training sessions.

— Unique partnership between Facebook and the Audio Engineering Society provided hands-on training on Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation Tools —

The AES hosted two immersive half-day sessions on Facebook 360 media production during the AES New York 2018 Convention. Covering the end-to-end workflow for spatial audio design and asset preparation of 360 and 180 immersive videos using Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation tools, the nearly sold-out events were led by Facebook Product Manager Abesh Thakur and Latin GRAMMY Award-winning mastering engineer and AES Past President Andres Mayo.

“I’m really grateful to AES and especially Andres Mayo and Jonathan Wyner for creating this opportunity,” states Thakur. “Spatial audio production for VR is a nuanced art, and although there are a few production tools in the market, the ecosystem is in its infancy, and a lot of very experienced sound designers still spend a good amount of time researching tools, workflows and platform capabilities. This workshop was a great opportunity for Facebook to showcase some of the aspects of getting up and running with the basics of spatial audio production to create immersive content. It was very useful to meet all the attendees who showed great interest in learning and embarking on promising projects. I hope we can see some fantastic content in the wild that will benefit VR consumers.”

Armed with laptops, headphones and supplied asset files to provide real-time hands-on immersion, an audience of pre-registered attendees eagerly participated in each half-day session. The topics for this first-of-its-kind AES Convention training event ranged from an overview of spatial audio and its importance in immersive videos, to formats, standards and basic production setups. The sessions also included experiential, hands-on learning.

Mayo adds, “The Facebook 360 event was an amazing experience for all of us, presenters and attendees. It was truly the first time that we could have three-hour-long hands-on workshops at an AES Convention. It opens up a new world of possibilities for high-tech companies to show their tools and teach how to use them. Where? At the AES show, of course!”

For complete information on educational workshops and presentations at the AES New York 2018 Convention, visit aesshow.com.

 

Posted on November 15, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES New York Convention Exhibitors Bring Top Tech to Eager Attendees

Attendees pack the bustling AES New York 2018 Convention exhibition floor, featuring over 300 brands of the latest gear and services showing their new and most popular offerings.

— Over 300 brands were represented on the AES New York Convention exhibition floor, including over 35 new exhibitors —

 New York, NY, November 6, 2018 — The recent AES New York 2018 Convention, held October 17 – 20 at the Javits Center in New York City, provided a wide array of chances to listen, learn and connect with audio engineering professionals from around the world. A perennial highlight drawing a packed crowd of attendees of all backgrounds and skill levels was the sprawling Exhibition Floor, where over 300 brands of audio equipment manufacturers and service providers were showcased alongside a wealth of free-to-attend events. 

Proving to be not only the education and peer networking event of the year for audio engineers, producers, students and professionals from all audio industry specialties, AES Conventions also provide an invaluable resource for exhibitors and sponsors to reach those end users and industry influencers through a variety of innovative opportunities and events.

“SSL is one of the only console manufacturers in the world that is active in the Studio, Live and Broadcast industries. We always look forward to AES in NY, as it is guaranteed to deliver a great turnout across all segments of our business,” said Piers Plaskitt, CEO of Solid State Logic, Inc. “2018 was no exception, and we were busy right through the last hour on day three. Throughout the show we had a queue of people waiting to audition Fusion, our all-analog stereo outboard processor that we launched at the show, and it got great reviews from the Studio and Live markets. We are looking forward to October 2019 for the next AES NY.”

Universal Audio’s Erica McDaniel, Dir. Of Industry Partnerships & Events, states, “AES is a great way to connect with the core of professional audio recording and a great platform to launch new products that serve this community best. When considering our needs for introducing the new Apollo X Audio Interface, exhibiting at AES New York was without a doubt the best way to accomplish our goals.”

John Monitto, Meyer Sound's Director of Business Development and Sales Manager, Northeast, stated, “This past AES convention at Javits Center in New York drew some of the top audio professionals who we value as a manufacturer. The convention was well attended by those professionals who visited the exhibit booths, demo rooms and the workshop sessions.  Meyer Sound featured a two-channel and 5.1 listening room with our newly patented Bluehorn System, which received a high level of traffic and very positive comments. We were also proud that our co-founder, President and CEO John Meyer, was honored as the Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecturer."

Mick Olesh, Waves EVP of Sales & Marketing, comments, “Waves experienced a great and valuable show at AES. In addition to the successful revealing of our new Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain plugin and networking SoundGrid servers and host, the vast attendance at our booth for our artist presentations, together with face-to-face meetings with our users and business colleagues, are a vital and fundamental element of our strategy and workflow.” 

Producer/Engineer (and regular attendee of AES Conventions) Russ Long sums it up, saying, “Once again the AES New York convention was an outstanding event. The mood was positive across the board, and it was reflected when I spoke to fellow attendees, visited exhibitor’s booths and demo rooms and attended seminars. It’s exciting to me that after working in this industry for three decades, the AES show is one of the few times I still feel like a kid in a toy store. There are so many fantastic technological developments happening in the audio world, and it’s exciting to have the opportunity to learn about them in single location in just a few days. Highlights of the many impressive products I saw include Audio-Technica’s new wireless system, the SSL Fusion analog stereo bus processor, Yamaha’s Rivage software update (that adds Theatre Mode!), Triad-Orbit’s Starbird mic stand (and their growing list of stand accessories), the Zylia ZM-1 spatial sound microphone, and Rupert Neve Design’s 5211 dual mic preamp - and that’s just the beginning!”

For complete list of exhibitors and sponsors, presenter list, technical program details and more, visit aesshow.com.

The AES looks ahead to 2019, when it will host the 146th AES International Convention in Dublin, Ireland, March 20–23, and its return to New York for the 147th AES International Convention, October 16–19, 2019.  

For complete details on the AES New York 2018 International Convention visit aesshow.com.

Posted on November 7, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES New York Convention Video - 80th Anniversary of The Mercury Theater's "War of the Worlds"

October 31, 2018 is the anniversary of a landmark event in U.S. broadcast history. In an exclusive and historic AES New York 2018 Convention event, the presentation the “80th Anniversary of The Mercury Theater’s ‘The War of the Worlds’” was hosted by New York Public Radio on October 19 at New York City broadcast venue, The Green Space. Video of the event is now available online on the AES YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/76ZjJnf8nWw

 

The event featured Frank Beacham, who worked with “War of the Worlds” director and narrator Orson Welles, discussing the dramatic tricks he used to turn the broadcast into a compelling and believable drama. The event included recordings of the behind-the-scenes story in the CBS Studio that frantic night. Further, SueMedia's Sue Zizza and David Shinn along with the HEAR Now Festival and Voicescapes Audio Theater produced and performed live recreations and interpretations from “The War of the Worlds” alongside playback of the newly remastered recording of the original broadcast, and discussion of the initial reactions to the 1938 broadcast by audience members and the public.

 

For more details about the event visit http://www.aes.org/events/145/broadcast/?ID=6264 

Posted on October 31, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES New York Convention Connects the International Pro Audio Industry

Attendees in mass await the opening of the AES 145th International Convention exhibition hall and expo stages on October 17, 2018, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, at the opening of four days of professional audio experiences, education and insight from leaders in the audio engineering community.

Celebrating decades of professional audio leadership in its 70th anniversary year, the Audio Engineering Society raised the bar yet again with its 145th International Convention, the place to be to celebrate and experience the past, present and future of audio engineering technologies and techniques. Contrary to typical event patterns, for the second year in a row in New York City, the Convention’s exhibition floor was still packed at closing time – the Jacob Javits Center staff had to plead for a cleared hall with attendees who did not want their experience to end.

 

The three days of gear and services exhibition showed the latest innovations from over 300 brands, including 37 new exhibitors – some returning after periods of absence to embrace the renewed enthusiasm of exhibition attendees. These exhibitors included leading brands such as Dell, Sound Devices, Universal Audio, Apogee, Riedel, Zoom, Meyer Sound, Wisycom, Western Electric, Roland, MAGIX and more. Near 14,000 registrants kept the AES New York 2018 exhibition floor bustling, further bolstered by attendees from the co-located NAB New York Show who visited AES to connect and learn about audio.

 

Alongside the exhibition, the four days of in-depth presentations and insights from the most influential names in professional audio in the October 17-20 Technical Program at AES New York 2018 offered an array of ways to listen, learn and connect with the heart of the professional audio industry, from hundreds of scientific research presentations to technology demonstrations, onstage panels and interviews offering exclusive behind-the-scenes details covering the complete spectrum of audio production. 

 

“The excitement of the attendees of AES New York 2018 was evident at every turn across the four days of the Convention,” noted Convention Co-Chair Jonathan Wyner. “Time and again we heard how attendees were moved, motivated and educated by the unparalleled Technical Program content. Exhibitors were enthusiastic about the opportunities the Exhibition offered to connect with their customers. AES New York 2018 brought new diversity and innovations – I look forward to seeing more in 2019.”

 

The Technical Program, built by the team of audio experts assembled and led by AES New York 2018 Co-chairs Paul Gallo, Valerie Tyler and Wyner, also offered a variety of feature presentations, including opening remarks from AES President David Scheirman; the lively and entertaining Keynote address by musician, technologist and educator Thomas Dolby during the Opening Ceremonies; a candid on-stage and in-character discussion with Derek Smalls (“formerly of the band formerly known as Spinal Tap”); and the Heyser Lecture given by sound reinforcement pioneer John Meyer. 

 

Convention Co-Chair Tyler notes, “We are extremely grateful to our Track chairs and Convention committee members who put together the program and events this year, dedicating their expertise and an enormous amount of time and effort to give life to the convention. In addition, we’d like to thank the amazing and dedicated AES HQ staff, as well as the outstanding presenters and attendees who make the convention possible every year. The 145th AES International Convention has proven once again that there’s no better experience for audio professionals of today and tomorrow than the Audio Engineering Society.”

 

Attendees and featured presenters at this year’s show included Stevie Wonder, guitarist/songwriter Danny Kortchmar, renowned bassist Will Lee and legendary engineers/producers Al Schmitt, Bob Ludwig, Prince Charles Alexander, Chuck Ainlay, Jeff Balding, Frank Filipetti, Leslie Ann Jones, George Massenburg, Elliot Scheiner, Chris and Tom Lord-Alge, Marcella “Ms. Lago” Araica, Michael Brauer, Andrew Scheps, Tony Maserati, Joe Chiccarelli, Jack Joseph Puig, Piper Payne, Jimmy Douglass, Greg Wells, CJ Vanston and more.

 

The AES looks ahead to 2019, when it will host the 146th AES International Convention in Dublin, Ireland, March 20–23, and its return to New York for the 147th AES International Convention, October 16–19, 2019.  

 

For complete details on the AES New York 2018 International Convention visit aesshow.com.

Posted on October 24, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



The Audio Engineering Society Celebrates 70 Years of the Art and Science of Audio: President's Message from David Scheirman

 

The Audio Engineering Society, founded in 1948, has grown to become the preeminent international organization unifying audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide by promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge and research. Now, in celebrating its 70th year, the AES continues to forge ahead with new and exciting opportunities and offerings for its members and the audio engineering community worldwide, serving as the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio science and technology and hosting a forum through which individuals continue to reach higher levels of audio excellence and understanding.

 

AES President David Scheirman shares the following message with the AES Membership and the entire professional audio engineering community:

 

2018 marks the 70th year of existence of The Audio Engineering Society. When we consider what that really means, it’s a remarkable achievement. As industry, research, academia and technical applications are all drawn more closely together, the Society’s mission remains a constant: to promote the science and practice of audio by bringing leading people and ideas together.

 

The first AES meeting took place on February 17, 1948, at New York City’s RCA Victor recording studios. An original volunteer executive committee of five individuals (J.D. Colvin, C.J. LeBel, C.G. McProud, N.C. Pickering and C.A. Rackey) worked to assist the young professional society in establishing its first ‘constitution,’ now known as the Society’s Bylaws. Remarkably durable, the Audio Engineering Society’s Bylaws have guided our corporate governance efforts now for seven decades.

 

70 years ago, the audio industry – and indeed our entire culture – was very different. In 1948, technology advances in the news included the LP (Long Playing) record and the transistor radio, and the new-fangled television set was just starting to become more common in private homes. Things we now take for granted were surprising the world and turning heads: the Porsche automobile company was founded that year, the first Random Access Storage Device became available, and a new swimming suit style known as the bikini was making a splash. The Soviets were blockading West Berlin, and Israel was being established as an independent state.

 

Within our industry, it was noted that ‘engineers engaged in the field of audio are generally agreed that there is a definite advantage to a professional society as a means of disseminating information and promoting intelligent study of the problems pertaining to their interests, but there has been considerable doubt that their field has been covered adequately.’ So stated the March 1948 issue of Audio Engineering. This was the reason for establishing the then-named Organizing Committee for the Formation of the Audio Engineering Society. These early pioneers focused on their common interests when coming together as a group. Public address systems, studio design and use, tape and wire recording, and high-quality home reproduction were key areas of interest.

 

Today, 70 years hence from that first meeting, audio professionals still gather to discuss, learn about, and advance the art and practice of these disciplines, along with many more. Emerging technologies and the results of audio research continue to be highlighted in the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, historical developments in the field from those seven decades can be sourced within the Society’s online E-Library, and the new AES Live: Videos series brings a new dimension to learning about audio. 

 

With good fortune (knock on neodymium!), many current members and a host of today’s professional audio and software companies who proudly support the AES will be on hand to help celebrate the Audio Engineering Society’s 100th Anniversary, a momentous event to look forward to in 2048.

 

Scheirman will address attendees of the AES New York 2018 International Convention during the Opening Ceremonies, taking place Wednesday, October 17, 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm at the Javits Convention Center. 

 

The Opening Ceremonies and other Special Events presentations at the AES New York 2018 Convention, including the keynote address by Thomas Dolby and Heyser Lecture by John Meyer, are open to all AES New York 2018 attendees. Onsite registration for AES New York 2018 remains open throughout the convention.

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Posted on October 16, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES New York Convention Special Events Bring the Biggest Names in Audio for Exclusive Interviews and Events

 

Each year, AES Conventions are the place to be to experience and learn about the latest audio technologies and techniques, and, just as importantly, the talented individuals who make audio engineering possible and limitless. This year’s AES New York 2018 Convention’s series of Special Events – open to all convention badgeholders – brings a top-notch array of insights from industry luminaries including Thomas Dolby, Derek Smalls, Al Schmitt, Bob Ludwig, Prince Charles Alexander, Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Elliot Scheiner, Greg Wells, and many more. This year’s AES 145th International Convention will take place at the Javits Center in New York City, October 17 – 20, offering four full days of over-the-top experiences and encounters sure to excite anyone with an appreciation for professional audio.  

 

“The AES New York 2018 Convention Special Events program is going to be bigger and better than ever, with more of the biggest names in audio engineering offering revealing insights on historic sessions, new projects and advanced tech. With innovative additions like the fast-paced AESx talks which dig deep on a single topic in 30 minutes, there’s more chances than ever to be a part of the Audio Engineering Society,” states Lisa Roy, AES New York 2018 Special Events co-chair. “Whether it’s your first time at an AES Convention, or you’re one of our industry pro’s that come back, year after year, to network and offer insights into the top-tier of audio productions around the world, the 2018 AES New York Convention’s Special Events connect you with the audio engineering community.”  The Special Events series of presentations is open to all AES New York 2018 attendees, and access is FREE with your Exhibits-Plus advance registration (use code AES18NOW at checkout).

 

Day One of the Convention holds several noteworthy events, as well as some of the biggest names to grace he AES Special Events stage. The activities kick off with the AES Diversity and Inclusion Committees Townhall, followed by the noontime Opening Ceremonies event will host an introduction from AES President David Scheirman, AES awards presentations and a not-to-be-missed keynote speech “The Conscious Sound Byte“ by musician, technologist and educator Thomas Dolby, known for his seminal song and music video “She Blinded Me with Science.” The afternoon continues with special guest Derek Smalls, formerly of the band formerly known as Spinal Tap, as he deconstructs his record, Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing), with producer/mixer CJ Vanston.

 

Day Two of the AES New York Convention offers another unique array of Special Event offerings. The day begins with the AES Platinum Latin Producers and Engineers Panel, followed by a lunchtime keynote by Richard Jensen on new digital technologies such as Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Music Metadata, and the Creative Passport. Tuesday afternoon keeps tracking with presentations such as “Al Schmitt – On the Record”, “Mastered by Bob Ludwig: An Exploration of his Career and Techniques”, and “The P&E Wing Presents: Getting Paid and Credited - Lessons in Self Preservation” with multi-GRAMMY Award producer/mixer Jeff Balding, GRAMMY nominated guitarist/songwriter Danny Kortchmar and GRAMMY Award-winning bassist and Musicians Hall of Fame inductee Will Lee. The day’s Special Events conclude with Capitol Studios’ Paula Salvatore and Candace Stewart of EastWest Studios presenting “Music Mavens: Managing Legacy Studios in Challenging Times.”

 

Day Three brings another set of in-depth presentations to the stage, beginning with a lunchtime keynote by recording and mix engineer Prince Charles Alexander (The Notorious B.I.G., P. Diddy, Destiny's Child, Aretha Franklin), moderated by Paul "Willie Green" Womack. Following is a special Studio Stories event – “Remastering Jackson Browne's Running on Empty” with moderator Ken Reeves of Universal Music Group. This panel features mastering engineers Reuben Cohen, Gavin Lurssen and Ron McMaster, as well as guitarist Danny Kortchmar, who served as lead guitarist on the original album and contributed vocal and songwriting skills. Another session of heavy-hitters follow with the panel “METAlliance – The Mission” moderated by Jim Pace and featuring panelists Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Elliott Scheiner and Al Schmitt. The day is capped of by sound reinforcement pioneer John Meyer of Meyer Sound Labs in his Heyser Lecture “Taking the Room Out of the Loudspeaker: New Tools for Transparent Reproduction.“ In his presentation, Meyer will touch on benchmarks in the quest for linear sound amplification, including the early Glyph large-horn systems, the Grateful Dead’s “Wall of Sound.”.

 

On the final day of the AES New York 2018 Convention, first up is a look at “Platinum Mastering — Past, Present, Future: Changes in Audio Mastering Technology/Aesthetics,” with mastering engineers Bob Ludwig, Andres A. Mayo and Ron McMaster. A lunchtime keynote follows with producer, mixer and songwriter Greg Wells (Adele, OneRepublic, Keith Urban) and in the special event series, legendary GRAMMY Award nominee Michael Beinhorn and GRAMMY Award winner Frank Filipetti offer their take on “Cracking the Creativity Process”.

 

The Special Events series of presentations is open to all AES New York 2018 attendees. Onsite registration for AES New York 2018 remains open throughout the convention.

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Posted on October 16, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



Last Call for AES New York Advance Registration

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Today is the final day for complimentary Exhibits-Plus AES New York 2018 145th International Pro Audio Convention badges (use code AES18NOW at checkout) and discounted All Access registration - Register Now at aesshow.com to be part of this years events.

Advance registration is still now at aesshow.com. AES Members, including student members, enjoy substantial discounts on All Access registration. Registration at any level for AES New York 2018 includes access to the NAB Show New York exhibition. AES New York 2018 Exhibits-Plus registration is complimentary for AES Members and those using the VIP code “AES18NOW” at checkout. If it’s about audio, it’s at AES – the ultimate opportunity for audio professionals of all specialties, and future audio pros, to listen, learn and connect!

Posted on October 15, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



Facebook 360 Immersive Media Production Workshop to Be Held at AES New York 2018 Convention

The Facebook 360 training workshop being held at AES New York 2018 will cover the end-to-end workflow for spatial audio design and asset preparation of 360 and 180 immersive videos using the Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation tools.

 — The workshop will cover the end-to-end workflow for spatial audio design and asset preparation 
of 360 and 180 immersive videos using Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation tools —

The 145th AES International Convention in New York City will host a number of exciting educational events. One of the most intriguing is a half-day training session in immersive media production using the Facebook 360 platform. The workshop will cover the end-to-end workflow for spatial audio design and asset preparation of 360 and 180 immersive videos using Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation tools. This workshop is the result of a unique partnership between Facebook and the AES to provide hands-on training in 360 audio and video development during AES New York 2018. 

The workshop, led by Abesh Thakur of Facebook 360, and Latin GRAMMY Award-winning mastering engineer and AES Past President Andres Mayo, will be held at the Jacob Javits Center on Friday, October 19. There will be identical morning and afternoon sessions with enrollment limited to 35 attendees for each session. The workshops complement the immersive audio content in the four-day AES New York 2018 Technical Program, taking place October 17 – 20. 

“It's very exciting to see the AES taking the leading role as educators in this field, which is still completely new for most audio engineers and students,” says Mayo.

“As we move into the future, partnerships with major tech companies like Facebook become increasingly important,” adds 145th Convention Co-chair Jonathan Wyner. “They are among the leaders in developing new tech for producing audio, and AES has the membership with expertise to understand what it means to produce great sound.”

The workshop will cover the end-to-end workflow for spatial audio design and asset preparation of 360 and 180 immersive videos using the Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation tools. The content will address the following:

  1. What is spatial audio? Why is it important for Immersive videos?
  2. Formats and standards that are accepted on popular delivery platforms such as Facebook, Oculus or YouTube.
  3. Using plugins in a DAW to author ambisonic mixes that respond to real-time headtracking during runtime.
  4. Basic setup for live-streaming 360 videos with ambisonic audio.
  5. Overview of popular 360 cameras and ambisonic microphones that can be used for linear spatial audio design.

Workshop attendees will be required to bring laptops and to download software assets in advance to bring on the day.

Registration for one of these workshops is only available to convention attendees who are already registered for an All Access convention pass (not Exhibits-Plus) for the 145th Convention valid on Friday, October 19. Preregistration is required; there is an additional registration fee of $50 for AES members and $100 for non-members, covering the specialized assets needed for the seminar.

For additional details and a registration link, please visit aes.org/events/145/fb360

About the 2018 AES New York Convention
All Access registration to AES New York 2018 provides four full days of Technical Program sessions, including all onsite events, papers and posters, workshops and tutorials, including audio for VR, AR and XR and gaming and immersive and spatial audio (October 17-20). AES Members, including student members, enjoy substantial discounts on All Access registration. All Access registration is required before sign-up for one of the Facebook 360 workshops. The Exhibition, exhibition floor sessions and Special Events are open to all AES 2018 attendees, including Exhibits-Plus registrants. For a limited time, AES New York 2018 Exhibits-Plus registration is complimentary for those using the VIP code “AES18NOW” at checkout. Exhibits-Plus passes give attendees three days of Exhibition Floor showcases and demos (October 17-19). If it’s about audio, it’s at AES – the ultimate opportunity for audio professionals of all specialties and future audio pros to listen, learn and connect!

 

Advance registration has been extended for a limited time. The best possible pricing and options are available when registering online at aesshow.com. Registration at any level for AES New York 2018 includes access to the NAB Show New York exhibition.

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Posted on October 9, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



Keeping It Reel: AES New York 2018 Presents The 145th International Audio Engineering Society Convention's Audio for Cinema Track

Four days of Audio for Cinema events are set to take place at the AES New York 2018 Convention

— The focus will be on movie and TV sound with seminars on scoring workflows in Pro Tools, remixing The Fifth Element in 3D audio, re-recording and mixing for episodic TV, and more —

“Even in this golden age of cinema sound technology, right next to the flashy and exciting new toys are humans making art,” noted John Whynot, chair of the 145th Audio Engineering Society International Convention’s Audio for Cinema Track, which will provide attendees an in-depth look at the latest techniques for recording, producing and mixing audio for film and video.

Following are selected seminar highlights from the Audio for Cinema Track available to All Access attendees at the Jacob Javits Center In New York, October 17 – October 20.

“Modern Scoring Workflows: Mixing Multi-Stem Score in the Box – A Master Class Featuring Alan Meyerson” will feature the legendary film scoring mixer, who has more than 200 major credits including Wonder Woman, the Pirates of the Caribbean series and other blockbusters. GRAMMY-award winner Meyerson will explain his approach to mixing multi-stemmed scores “in the box” (on computer) using AVID Pro Tools.

Emmy and Oscar winner Tom Fleischman has worked with a who’s who of TV and film directors. In the “Best Practices in Re-Recording Mixing: Focus on Episodic” session Fleischman will reprise some of his master class from last year’s AES New York Convention, but with an added emphasis on the particular challenges associated with episodic television and TV series. Fleischman will talk about approaching a project from beginning to end, crafting an audio mix to enhance storytelling, assuring continuity between episodes and more – including dealing with the lightning pace of mixing for a TV series.

More and more film scoring and post-production now involves remote recording. In “Collaboration at a Distance: Real-Time Remote Recording Tools for Scoring and Post Audio,” Robert Marshall, founder of real-time audio-over-IP company Source Elements, will examine the ways market forces, new technologies, the internet and budgetary factors have greatly altered the worlds of film scoring and audio post. Marshall will discuss the new tools available for remotely collaborating on recording sessions, and provide examples of how remote recording is being used in scoring and other disciplines.

The Fifth Element has become a science-fiction milestone and a go-to demo movie – and now it’s even more spectacular, thanks to a recently completed remastering in 4K video and Dolby Atmos and Headphone Surround 3D audio. Tom Ammermann of New Audio Technology GmbH will present “The Fifth Element – How a Sci-Fi Classic Sounds with a New 3D Audio Mix,” which will feature a listening session along with inside information about how the new production was created.

All Access registration to AES New York 2018 provides four full days of Technical Program sessions, including the Audio for Cinema Track events, papers and posters, workshops and tutorials (October 17-20), while Exhibits-Plus passes give attendees three days of Exhibition Floor showcases and demos (October 17-19). If it’s about audio, it’s at AES – the ultimate opportunity for audio professionals of all specialties, and future audio pros, to listen, learn and connect! 

Register online at aesshow.com for the best possible pricing and options. All Access registration is the ticket to everything the Convention has to offer. AES Members, including student members, enjoy substantial discounts on All Access registration. Registration at any level for AES New York 2018 includes access to the NAB Show New York exhibition. AES New York 2018 Exhibits-Plus registration is complimentary for AES Members and those using the VIP code “AES18NOW” at checkout.

 

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Posted on September 25, 2018 at 6:00:00 AM EDT


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