In This Section
- Eastern Region, USA/Canada
- VP: Robert Breen
- Central Region, USA/Canada
- VP: Michael Fleming
- Western Region, USA/Canada
- VP: Jonathan Novick
- Northern Region, Europe
- VP: Bill Foster
- Central Region, Europe
- VP: Nadja Wallaszkovits
- Southern Region, Europe
- VP: Umberto Zanghieri
- Latin American Region
- VP: Valeria Palomino
- International Region
- VP: Toru Kamekawa
New York AES Section
March 13: “Jobs in Audio (Where's My Coffee?)”
If there is a meeting topic you think would be of interest to the membership, please contact us. There is no fee to attend most section meetings and they're open to everyone with an interest in professional audio. Students are especially welcome at all meetings.
March 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Location: NYU's Steinhardt Studios 35 West 4th St 6th Floor New York, NY 10003-4595
Moderated by: Jonathan S. Abrams, Nutmeg Post
Speaker(s): David Bialik: Streaming Engineer, CBS Radio / CBS Local; Jack Cote: Product Manager, iZotope; Howard Schwartz: Consultant, owner of the legendary HSRNY studios
Is your entry into the audio workforce imminent? Are you still in an audio-centric program and want to get ahead of your peers? Then attend this meeting and gain insights from those in different areas of the business.
What do people look for in prospective interns? What do they expect interns to walk away with when their internship is finished? Does interning give you an advantage over others when trying to get an assistant position?
If you have already completed an internship, then what do people look for in prospective hires? What is the progression beyond an internship or being an assistant? What skills are emerging as important to have?
The audio business changes regularly. How have things changed over time? How have they stayed the same? What things are not taught in the classroom that can only be learned by actually being involved in the workplace?
If you attend this meeting, you will hear these questions and others addressed. Take notes and bring your CV.
with a teleconference link to Institute of Audio Research 64 University Place Room 33
New York, NY 10003-4595
Posted: Sunday, March 9, 2014
Past Event: The Perception and Measurement of Headphone Sound Quality: Do Listeners Agree on What Makes a Headphone Sound Good?
Dr. Sean E. Olive
February 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Location: Harman Flagship Store. 527 Madison Ave @ 54th St
Moderated by: David Bialik
Speaker(s): Dr. Sean E. Olive, Harman International
The popularity of headphones has now exploded to produce annual worldwide sales of almost $10 billion. Market research indicates sound quality is a driving factor in headphone purchases with brand and fashion also being important factors among younger consumers. Yet, ironically the science behind what makes a headphone sound good and how to measure it is poorly understood. This combined with the lack of perceptually meaningful headphone standards may explain why purchasing a headphone today is like playing Russian Roulette with your ears. The magic bullet to achieving more consistent headphone sound quality is science.
Harman recently conducted a series of controlled double-blind listening tests on popular headphones (both real and virtualized models) to better understand the relationship between their perceived sound quality and acoustic performance.The results of this research show that when the influence of brand, fashion and celebrity endorsement are removed from headphone tests, both trained and untrained listeners generally agree on which headphones sound best, and this correlates to their acoustical performance.
Dr. Sean E. Olive is Director of Acoustic Research for Harman International. He directs the Northridge, Corporate Technology Acoustics group, and oversees the subjective evaluation of new audio products. Prior to 1993, he was a research scientist with Dr. Floyd Toole at the National Research Council of Canada. Sean received a Bachelors in Music from the University of Toronto, and his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Sound Recording from McGill University in Montreal. He has written over 35 research papers on the perception and measurement of audio for which he was awarded the Audio Engineering Society (AES) Fellowship Award in 1996, and two Publication Awards (1990 and 1995). In 2013 he was awarded the ALMA Titanium Driver Award for scientific contributions to the loudspeaker and headphone industry. Sean is the current President of the AES.
Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014
November 26, 2013 at 12:00 pm
Location: The Dolby Theatre 1350 Ave of the Americas.
Moderated by: Kenneth R. Hunold Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
Speaker(s): Tom Kodros, Senior Manager, Content Services Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
Last year, at our May meeting, Charles Robinson of Dolby Laboratories discussed the new cinema audio system called Dolby Atmos. Since that time, over 70 motion pictures have been produced in the format, and around 1000 theatres worldwide (about 700 in North America) have installed the system hardware.
This month, our Section will have a rare afternoon meeting that will feature actual demonstrations of the system in the Dolby Theatre in New York. This theater has been rebuilt with the Dolby Atmos system. Tom Kodros, Senior Manager, Content Services will lead the discussion and give the presentation.
The primary topic of discussion at the meeting will be the technology that allows the design features of the system to be implemented. There will also be a tutorial demonstration of the system, and clips from some of the films that have been produced in the system, courtesy of the studios. There will be time for questions and answers about the system and the installation.
- Please note the special time of this meeting - 12 Noon on Tuesday November 26th.
The Dolby Theatre is located at 1350 Ave of the Americas. The entrance to the building is on the southeast corner of Avenue of the Americas and 55th Street. The theatre is on the main floor. We hope to see you there.
Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2013