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next meeting of the Chicago Section of the Audio Engineering
Wednesday, January 29, 2014.
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The Psychoacoustics of Phase
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
(optional) at 6:30pm
5800 W. Touhy Ave, Niles, IL 60714 -
About the Presentation:
The phase of a signal can be tremendously important in some situations. In other situations, the phase seems to have no meaningful effect whatsoever. We
will discuss when phase is perceptually important, and when it isn't. We will clear up some basic concepts, bust some myths, and hopefully gain some
new insights. The presentation will include summaries of some recent psychoacoustics & neuroscience research, and of course some audio demos.
About the Speaker:
Jon Boley, PhD, has just over a decade of experience working as an engineer & psychoacoustician. He started out mixing front-of-house in high school &
college, worked for a short time as a radio DJ (WNIU/WNIJ), then moved into digital signal processing... with a little studio recording/mixing on the
side. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering (Univ. of Illinois), an MS in Music Engineering (Univ. of Miami), and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering
(Purdue Univ.). Jon started his career as a DSP engineer, working at Motorola and Shure Incorporated, before switching his focus to
psychoacoustics & neuroscience. He also had the opportunity to consult for a wide variety of audio businesses while working on his dissertation
(neural coding of cochlear phase information). Jon is now a research scientist at GN ReSound (aka Beltone) where he designs psychoacoustic
experiments to push the limits of tiny audio systems (hearing aids). He has served as a past treasurer for the Chicago AES section, served on both
AES and MPEG technical committees, and regularly reviews articles for a variety of scientific journals & conferences. Jon enjoys studying human
perception, so he also spends his weekends judging beer-making competitions.
When arriving by car, approach from
the east by heading west on Touhy, then turn right into the
parking lot just east of the Shure building, which is on the
corner of Touhy and Lehigh. DO NOT turn left into parking lot from
Touhy heading east, as this is illegal and you may get a traffic
ticket. Enter at the employee entrance on the east side of the
building and register at the guard desk. A valid driver's license
must be presented at the guard desk when registering.
Dinner (optional, please RSVP) will begin at 6:30pm.
RSVP required for Dinner - contact Treasurer Riva Oliviera at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, Jan. 28th
Jimmy Johns will be provided. Please let
Riva know if you have a preference for no-cheese and/or
Price is $10 for non-members and $8 for members and
- Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - Jon Boley Presents The Psychoacoustics of Phase, at Shure Incorporated
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