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Past Event: Sennheiser Ambeo Immersive Audio

Sennheiser Ambeo Immersive Audio

April 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Location: Brucker Hall at Fort Myer 400 McNair Rd, Fort Myer 22211

Moderated by: Michael Ducassoux

Speaker(s): Greg Simon and Brian Glasscock from Sennheiser

 We welcome you all to the Washington DC Section AES meeting at Brucker Hall on Fort Myer on April 25 to present:


Sennheiser AMBEO Immersive Audio


Greg Simon (Customer Development and Applications Engineer Americas) and Brian Glasscock (Project Manager AMBEO Immersive Audio) will talk about immersive audio from creation to distribution. Including Ambisonics, Binaural and using Sennheiser's VR mic and it’s various applications. 

Following the presentation we will tour the facility of the "Pershing's Own" to see and hear their studios and performance spaces at Brucker Hall.

For instructions on how to get on base at Fort Myer, please go to the following link (PLEASE CHECK THIS OUT AHEAD OF TIME). 

On this page you will see a link to a PDF under the NON_DOD section, please print the PDF and fill it out before you come to the meeting (if you forget, you can fill it out on site, it will just delay your entrance on base). When you get to the Hatfield Gate entrance, you must present a valid ID, and the printed form and tell the guard you are there for the AES event at Brucker Hall (they are aware that we will be there that day and will be expecting you). At that time, the guard may perform a quick search of your vehicle. Once complete you can continue on to Brucker Hall, here is a map of the base to assist. 

Parking is available across the street from Brucker Hall. While getting on base sounds involved, the base deals with guests regularly and they aim to get you through security as quickly as possible. If you have any concerns or questions please email Mike Ducassoux at mducassoux@gmail.com

We promise that the security stuff sounds more involved than it really is- if you have any questions just reach out!

The meet and greet/food will take place at 6:00.  At 7:00 will be our AES meeting/election that will be followed by Sennheiser's presentation and then the tour of Brucker Hall hosted by the engineers of the "Pershing's Own".

Food will be provided for the event, by AES.  If you plan to attend the meeting, please email aes.dc.mail@gmail.com to let us know for an accurate food count.  It will also help us in letting the security team know roughly how many folks they can expect the night of.  You can also just say you will attend on the Facebook group, whatever is convenient for you. 

Topics for the AES meeting: We are looking for folks interested in running for AES DC Section officers.  If you are interested in running, the positions available in the DC Section are Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.  Please email aes.dc.mail@gmail.com to let us know what you would like to run for and we will get you on the official ballet.  If you have any questions about the opportunities as an AES DC Section officer, please do not hesitate to email and ask.  We also invite anyone interested in joining a committee to stay after the meeting for a few minutes just to exchange information and come up with a plan moving forward for the rest of this calendar year.  
 

Other Business: Topics for the AES meeting: We are looking for folks interested in running for AES DC Section officers. If you are interested in running, the positions available in the DC Section are Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Please email aes.dc.mail@gmail.com to let us know what you would like to run for and we will get you on the official ballet. If you have any questions about the opportunities as an AES DC Section officer, please do not hesitate to email and ask. We also invite anyone interested in joining a committee to stay after the meeting for a few minutes just to exchange information and come up with a plan moving forward for the rest of this calendar

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Posted: Sunday, April 7, 2019

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Past Event: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Mics!

March 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Location: Sirius XM 1500 Eckington Place NE Washington, DC 20002

Moderated by: AES DC Section and SBE Chapter 37

Speaker(s): Steven Savanyu from Audio Technica

 Our next AES/SBE meeting is on a subject that all of us deal with at one time or another: The selection, placement, mounting, and mixing with microphones. Whether for a live event, sound reinforcement, broadcast studio design, a recording session, or a video conference; we are challenged with bringing excellent and clear sound to our facilities and products.

Perhaps we take for granted the physics of how a microphone actually functions. Which type will give me the result I want? How best to isolate a single instrument in a concert setting? How to accentuate incident and suppress reflective sound?

Nothing more affects psycho-acoustical perceived quality of a video, film, recording, or live event more than accurate and well-defined sound. And nothing affects that perceived quality and value more than effective microphone selection and placement.

SBE Chapter 37 has the pleasure to host Steven Savanyu, Education Director at Audio Technica, a large manufacturer of microphones. Steven brings us his famous Microphone and Wireless portable workshop road show. Mr. Savanyu has a penchant for clear and precise explanation of the most esoteric and technical aspects of transducer physics and technology.  He is an adjuct Professor of Audio for Video at Kent State University.

This event is useful not only for aspiring novices to broadcast and recording, but also for seasoned professionals; as there is always something new to learn with new technology and products.  This is a hands-on event, with practical examples for us to see and hear.

The meeting will be held at Sirius XM headquarters in Northwest DC (NOMA).  Tours of the Sirius XM facility take place after the presentation.  We greatly appreciate their help in hosting our meeting.  This is a joint meeting of the local DC SBE and AES chapters.

A bite to eat will be served Tuesday, March 12th at 6:30 PM.  We'll discuss a tiny bit of Chapter 37 business about 6:45 PM and begin our presentation about 7:00 PM.  Please RSVP before Noon March 11th by dropping an e-mail to meet@sbe37.org and let us know if we should expect you for dinner!

Other Business: -April 25th meeting with Sennheiser to be discussed -As mentioned at the meeting we are looking for folks to step up and run for leadership roles in the DC Section of AES - it is a great opportunity to work with a wonderful AES Community in a different capacity.  At the April meeting, we will hold the elections for section officers as the current officers' terms are coming to an end. If you or someone you know is interested, please let us know so we can begin to create the ballot.  Officer roles in the DC Section are Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.  Email aes.dc.mail@gmail.com if you are interested in running.

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Posted: Saturday, March 2, 2019

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Past Event: Modern Physics in Microphone Technology

Modern Physics in Microphone Technology

February 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Location: Alexandria, VA

Moderated by: Michael Ducassoux

Speaker(s): Jim Pace, Sanken Microphones

 Jim Pace will present "Modern Physics in Microphone Technology," where he’ll be covering modern and innovative techniques as it applies to capsule design and configuration and their related benefits and applications. 


The event will take place in the Seminar Room at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the campus of Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, VA.  Parking is available in the parking garage located directly across from the hall. 

Doors will open at 6:15PM for light food and socializing. (Please email aes.dc.mail@gmail.com to RSVP so that we can get an accurate food order.)  The AES meeting will begin at 7:00 and Jim's presentation begins at 7:15. 

Topics to be discussed at the AES meeting:  

  • Announcing the Joint AES SBE meeting Tuesday March 12, 6:30pm at XM radio, Northeast DC. This meeting features Steven Savanyu, Marketing director Audio Technica (Cleveland, Ohio) who will give one of his famous MICROPHONE AND WIRELESS workshops.
  • ELECTIONS for AES DC Section Officers. At the April meeting, we will hold elections for section officers as the current officers' terms are coming to an end. If you or someone you know is interested, please let us know so we can begin to create the ballot.  Officer roles in the DC Section are Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.  Email aes.dc.mail@gmail.com if you are interested in running.
  • Announcement for the April 25 meeting where we are going to be featuring a VR and Ambeo Audio Workshop with Sennheiser.  


We would like to thank Jim Pace and Sanken Microphones for sponsoring February's event!

Rachel M. Schlesinger Hall can be found at 4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311

Other Business: -Announcing the Joint AES SBE meeting Tuesday March 12, 6:30pm at XM radio, Northeast DC. This meeting features Steven Savanyu, Marketing director Audio Technica (Cleveland, Ohio) who will give one of his famous MICROPHONE AND WIRELESS workshops. -ELECTIONS for AES DC Section Officers. At the April meeting, we will hold elections for section officers as the current officers' terms are coming to an end. If you or someone you know is interested, please let us know so we can begin to create the ballot. Officer roles in the DC Section are Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Email aes.dc.mail@gmail.com if you are interested in running. -Announcement for the April 25 meeting where we are going to be featuring a VR and Ambeo Audio Workshop with Sennheiser.


Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019

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