The Audio Engineering Society has announced the distinguished membership of the organizing committee for the 144th International AES Convention and Exposition, taking place in Milan, Italy, May 23—26 at the NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre. Embracing this year's theme -- "The Power of Sound" — the convention will be co-chaired by Alberto Pinto (Professor — CESMA, NUCT University, Stanford University) and Nadja Wallaszkovits (Chief Audio Engineer -- Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences and AES President-Elect), who have assembled a team of leading audio professionals to organize the events and presentations for Europe's largest professional audio education, networking and gear exhibition of the year.
Posted on February 15, 2018 at 1:00:00 PM EST
The AES Educational Foundation has announced the formation of the Mary Lea Simpson Memorial Scholarship. Mary died suddenly in 2013 in a tragic building collapse in Philadelphia. The Scholarship, full tuition for final year of studies, is being offered to an undergraduate student entering senior year at a North American college or university Audio Engineering/Recording Arts Program.
Posted on January 30, 2018 at 1:00:00 PM EST
The inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio opened today, offering a full slate of unique educational programming and training sessions covering a rich and varied array of live sound- and studio production topics. The event, produced by the Audio Engineering Society in partnership with NAMM, runs through January 28, concurrent with the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. Bringing its 70 years of experience in professional audio education to the Symposium, the AES has gathered its leading industry experts to train attendees on practical applications of audio science and technology. Attendees also have the opportunity to explore the Main Stage area events and training room listening environments revealing some of the latest pro audio gear and technologies, while networking with industry peers and pros alike.
Posted on January 25, 2018 at 1:00:00 PM EST
The AES has announced a new monthly online publication, The AES Inside Track, featuring expert industry curators highlighting an AES topic of choice, with editorial insight as well as links to related research topics, videos, important innovators in the field, and more. The AES Inside Track is available exclusively through the AES Member Portal and is an added member benefit, free to all AES members and available on the AES.org website, with the first edition focusing on the topic of Sound Quality Prediction with curator Jon Francombe.
Posted on January 17, 2018 at 1:00:00 PM EST
The inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio kicks off in a couple of weeks with a rich and varied educational program of training sessions. The four-day international symposium from the Audio Engineering Society will be held from January 25 to 28 at the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, and is targeted at working professionals in the live sound, recording and performance-audio communities. "Our unique program will spotlight the application of audio science and technology to sound-system operations, along with studio workflow practices," states AES president David Scheirman. "We still have places available at these sessions for pro-audio professionals to come and learn from our seasoned experts. And attendance is highly affordable for AES members: Just $99 for a full-day session; $69 for a half-day session. Non-members can join the Society to receive these discounted prices."
Posted on January 15, 2018 at 1:00:00 PM EST
The AES has announced that David Scheirman has taken office as the new President of the Audio Engineering Society. In continuing its role of promoting audio science and education, the AES welcomes Scheirman and his forty-plus years of experience and expertise in professional audio — and as a long-time active member of the AES, where he's served three terms on the Board of Governors, along with numerous roles and chair positions at AES conventions and within the AES committee system.
Posted on November 15, 2017 at 1:00:00 PM EST
A steady stream of new products, events and announcements from the recent AES New York Convention is still resounding through the industry as convention exhibitors and sponsors report another highly successful AES convention experience. Held October 18—21 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, the AES New York 2017 Convention hosted the year's largest annual contingent of pro audio professionals, students and enthusiasts over four days of audio education, networking and the largest dedicated pro audio gear and services exhibition of the year.
Posted on November 15, 2017 at 1:00:00 PM EST
The Audio Engineering Society is proud to announce that its Convention student design competition has been named the "Saul Walker AES Student Design Competition" in recognition of Mr. Walker's tremendous impact on the audio industry, as an inventor and as an educator. The naming was formally announced during the AES New York 2017 Opening Ceremony, on Wednesday, October 18, with members of the late Mr. Walker's family in attendance.
Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:00:00 AM EDT
The Audio Engineering Society's Audio Guidelines for Over-the-Top Television and Video Streaming (AGOTTVS) technical group has released an update to its preliminary recommendations published in October 2016. The guidelines are focused on managing the loudness and loudness range of program and interstitial content distributed over-the-top (OTT) and by online video distributors (OVD) to maintain and improve the sonic integrity and listening experience across multiple devices.
Posted on October 19, 2017 at 7:00:00 AM EDT
Chaired by Leslie Gaston-Bird, the AES' first African-American to serve on the AES Board of Governors, the new Diversity and Inclusion Committee will host a Town Hall on Wednesday, October 18 at 9:30 am to introduce the goals of the committee and invite comments from AES members.
Posted on October 17, 2017 at 11:00:00 AM EDT
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