Location: NBC Universal, 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Enter at 50 West 50th Street
Moderated by: Jim Starzynski, NBC Universal
Speaker(s): Tim Carroll and Jeff Riedmiller, Dolby Laboratories; Stefan Meltzer and Deep Sen, the MPEG-H Audio Alliance
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Posted: Monday, October 24, 2016
Location: NYU's Dolan Recording Studio, 6th floor, 35 West 4th St
Moderated by: Ulrike Schwarz Anderson
Speaker(s): Paul Geluso, NYU
THIS WEEK THURSDAY
The members of the AES NY Section have a special opportunity to visit The NYU Steinhardt School's Music and Audio Research Laboratory. The MARL will present their first talk of the Fall semester and they have cordially invited us, along with the NYU Music Technology community, and their friends and colleagues to join them as they share a critical listening session in the Dolan Recording Studio. Hosted by Professor Paul Geluso, he and his students will share their experiences capturing recordings in 9.1 immersive surround sound format during their Tonmeister 2016 summer session in Prague, Czech Republic.
Posted: Sunday, October 9, 2016
Location: I Heart Radio, 32 Sixth Avenue @ Church Street
Thanks to the generosity of our good friends in the NY Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, members of the AES New York Section are invited to tour the SSL Demo truck and all its contents, which includes the SSL C10 HD Plus audio console and sundry audio gear courtesy of their technology partners Grass Valley, Dante, Densité, and Genelec.
Pizza dinner (courtesy of SSL) + meet and greet at 6:00. Truck tour at 7:00.
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Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016
Location: At the home of Allan & Jeremy Tucker -- 217 Storer Avenue New Rochelle, NY 10801 (directions below)
"Don't think twice,
It's alright... to PICNIC!" **
The New York Section of the Audio Engineering Society
is pleased to announce the return of .....
THE AES PICNIC (2016)
for members and their families
Join us for an afternoon of fresh air and sunshine
in lovely tree-lined New Rochelle, New York
• Put "AES PICNIC" in Subject line
• Write how many adults and kids will attend
• Send RSVP to: email@example.com
Admission is free if reserved in advance
(Otherwise you're in such trouble. Oy-vey!)
Chips will be served! Bring the kiddies!
Wine will be served! Bring yourself!!
AES-NY thanks Adorama for its generous support of the 2016 Picnic
AES-NY also thanks Allan Tucker for once again hosting the event
DIRECTIONS to Tuck and Jeremy's house:
VIA METRO NORTH RAILROAD:
From Grand Central Station, take a New Haven line Metro North train that stops in Pelham. From Pelham station, the house is a gorgeous 10 minute walk. See walking directions below.*
DRIVING from West Side of Manhattan and points South and West:
Take Henry Hudson Pkwy north to Cross County Pkwy east. Follow signs to Exit 9: Hutchinson River Pkwy south. Go one exit on Hutch south to Exit 12: Lincoln Ave. As you exit on the ramp, bear right to a traffic light, and turn right onto Lincoln Ave (at Getty station). Go 0.6 miles, then turn left at Storer Ave, just past a small fenced construction site. Follow Storer Ave around to the right to house number 217, which will be on the left.
DRIVING from East Side of Manhattan:
Take FDR Drive north to Madison Ave Bridge. Get onto Deegan Expy north. Exit onto Cross County Pkwy east. Follow directions above as in West Side.
DRIVING from points South and East:
Take Whitestone Bridge to Hutchinson River Pkwy. Take Exit 12: Lincoln Ave. Turn left at stop sign to get to traffic light (Mobil station), and turn right onto Lincoln Ave. Go 0.6 miles, then turn left at Storer Ave, just past a small fenced construction site. Follow Storer Ave around to the right to house number 217, which will be on the left.
DRIVING from points North:
Get to Hutchinson River Pkwy southbound. Take Exit 12. Follow directions above as in West Side.
* WALKING from Pelham Metro North Station (arriving from Manhattan):
Upon leaving the train in Pelham, find the center stairs near a small waiting room.
(If there's a taxi, about $5 will get you to the house, if you're not in the mood for a short walk.)
By foot, continue out of the station parking area to the first street, Pelhamwood Ave.
Turn left onto Pelhamwood and walk down the hill.
Make the first possible left turn, at the bottom of the hill, onto Highbrook Ave., and immediately go under an underpass.
Stay on Highbrook. Walk under another underpass, and get to a traffic light: Lincoln Ave.
Turn right onto Lincoln.
You're now walking east on Lincoln. Take the first left turn onto Storer Avenue. Follow the road until you find a gravel driveway on the left. That is 217 Storer Ave. Welcome to the Picnic!
Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Location: NYU's Steinhardt 35 West 4th St 3rd Floor
Moderated by: Howard Schwartz and Maggie Luthar
Speaker(s): Avi Laniado – Harbor Films; Dan Millice – Engine Room Audio; Jared Goodstadt – High 5 Games; John Kilgore – John Kilgore Sound & Recording; Howard Schwartz – Consultant and owner of the legendary HSRNY Studios; Jon Kita – Conclave Studios; Mike Battaglia – CEO, Triomi
What part of the audio business do you want to break into? How do you do it? 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 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 assistants? What is the progression from an assistant? What skills are emerging that are 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 schooling that can only be learned by actually being involved at a facility?
If you attend this meeting, you will hear these questions and others addressed.
Posted: Sunday, March 6, 2016
Location: Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, NYU - Studio 510. 194 Mercer Street - 5th Fl
Moderated by: Jim Anderson
Speaker(s): Alex U. Case - University of Massachusetts Lowell
Distortion, deliberately applied to elements of your mix, is a source of energy that lifts tracks up out of a crowded arrangement and adds excitement to the performance. Accidental distortion, on the other hand, is a certain sign that the production is unprofessional, dragging down its chance for success. Amps, stomp boxes, tubes, transformers, tape machines, the plug-ins that emulate them, and the plug-ins that create wholly new forms of distortion all offer a rich palette of distortion colors. Mix engineers must know how to choose among them, and how to tailor them to the music. Case takes a close look at distortion, detailing the technical goings-on when things break-up, and defining the production potential of the most rebellious of effects.
Alex U. Case has dedicated his professional life to the study of aesthetics, perception, signal processing, electro-acoustics and room acoustics for the creation and enjoyment of recorded music. An Associate Professor of Sound Recording Technology, Case leads classes, sessions and research with undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
AES President-Elect and a Fellow of both the Audio Engineering Society and the Acoustical Society of America, Case is an engineer, educator, and author - for Focal Press, and lynda.com - who speaks frequently on audio and acoustics across the United States and worldwide. With degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Music, and Acoustics, Professor Case lives and works at the intersection of audio art and science.
Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Location: The New School for Jazz Performance 5th floor?55 West 13 Street?between 5th & 6th Avenues New York, NY
Moderated by: Robert Auld, AuldWorks
Speaker(s): Vincent Pelote, Director of Operations, The Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University; Seth B.Winner, President, Seth B. Winner Studios
Benny Goodman's January 16, 1938 concert in Carnegie Hall was one of the most important musical events of its era. It signified a major cultural shift, in which jazz was accepted as more than just entertainment played in "low" venues like brothels and speakeasy's. The recording of the concert, first released in 1950, was an immediate hit and has never been out of the catalog since. It is, simply, the largest selling jazz album of all time.
There have always been mysteries and misconceptions about how the concert was recorded and what source was used for the initial 1950 LP release. Further, when Columbia reissued the concert on CD in the 1980's, it appeared that the original transcription disk recordings made in 1938 had been lost, so the first CD issue used the 1950 tapes. In the 1990's, Phil Schaap, backed by the resources of Sony (who now owned the Columbia catalog), finally tracked down the original disks and produced a reissue from them in 1999. That reissue was controversial, as many of the problems of reproducing 1930's era transcription disks were not dealt with as well as they might have been.
So matters stood until recently, when Seth Winner, one of the most experienced historical transfer engineers around, came into possession of the original transcription disks. At this AES New York section meeting Vincent Pelote and Mr. Winner will discuss the importance of this concert, the origins of this particular set of discs, and the problems that are present in this source as well as in all the previous re-masterings. We will hear audio examples illustrating both the problems that are present and the digital techniques that can be used to restore the sound for possible future reissues.
Posted: Monday, September 28, 2015
Location: The New School for Jazz Performance, 55 West 13th St
Moderated by: Ray Archie, CEO of MixLuv, Inc.
Speaker(s): artist, Richard Barone; engineer, producer, and song-writer, Jack Douglas; Deezer’s VP of Music Rights and Label Relations, Julien Simon; entertainment & trademark attorney, Keith A. Weltsch, Esq.; S-Curve Records head and GRAMMY-winning producer, Steve Greenberg; SESAC’s VP of Writer/Publisher relations, Linda Lorence-Critelli.
The New York Section of the Audio Engineering Society, The Recording Academy’s New York Chapter, and The New School for Social Research will present a panel discussion on ‘Understanding Copyrights’. From the “Fair Play, Fair Pay Act” to promises of digital royalties for Producers, Mixers, and Engineers, new bills in Congress seem to guarantee a new brighter horizon for many who have not enjoyed this type of revenue in the past. But is this future so promising? This panel discussion will explore details of these new house bills as well as touch on under-utilized or unclaimed revenue based on existing royalty, rights, and trademarks.
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Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015
Location: Dolby Laboratories NY Screening Room 1350 Ave of the Americas Main Floor
Moderated by: Ken Hunold
Come help mark the 50th anniversary of Dolby Laboratories. Chartered on May 17th 1965, Dolby was set up as an American corporation by Ray Dolby, but located in offices in London, England.
Dolby’s first office in the USA was at 333 Avenue of the Americas, in space sub-let from friend and part time office manager Marc Aubort of Elite Recording.
Help us turn on the “way-back” machine and trace the path of Dolby Laboratories through its products and locations.
Bring your own recollections of Dolby stories (old ones, but new ones are OK, too.) You may be asked to tell your stories to the group.
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Location: ABC Television Network , 47 W 66 St., NYC
Moderated by: David Bialik – CBS Local
Speaker(s): Troy Jensen, Shure; Chris Spahr, DPA; Karl Winkler, Lectrosonics; Alan Venitosh, TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik;
This will be a discussion of technology and technique not a sales presentation. We hope to discuss the considerations that go into mic design, materials, how polar charts are read/misread, types of mics, placement, how to use the mic, and the various uses.
Troy Jensen has been involved in the audio/visual industry for over 30 years in various capacities. His expertise includes Architectural Acoustics, Audio/Video System Design, and Project/Business Management. He currently is a Market Development Specialist with Shure, Inc. has held high level consulting/management positions with Peter George Associates, RPG Diffusor Systems, and ALTEL Systems. His involvement in the industry includes contributions within the Manufacturing, Consulting Engineering, Music Production, Live Sound Reinforcement, and Systems Integration aspects of the business. He is also certified on several computer predictive techniques as they relate to acoustics and audio-visual systems design and is trained on several measurement systems to document the performance of these spaces/systems. He currently is a guest lecturer at the Yale School of Drama for the M.F.A. Technical Design and Production program.
Christopher Spahr has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Barry University and a recording arts associate’s degree from Full Sail University. His 20-year career spans the music, recording arts and pro sound industries. He comes to DPA Microphones as Area Sales Manager for Eastern U.S. from RTW, where he oversaw U.S. sales and operations. Prior to that, he spent seven years as a Market Development Manager and certified U.S. RF Expert for Sennheiser, in both the installed sound and professional channels. He has also served as Staff Engineer at Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida and performed live sound work for various concerts, corporate functions and theater applications.
Karl Winkler is currently Director of Business Development for Lectrosonics, Inc., a leading manufacturer of wireless microphone, networked audio and matrix mixing products for professional use. Mr. Winkler has provided hundreds of frequency coordinations and wireless microphone system designs for theaters, broadcast studios, reality TV and feature film productions, major touring acts and houses of worship. Prior to Lectrosonics, Mr. Winkler worked as Brand Manager for Neumann/USA and Business Area Manager for Professional Products at Sennheiser USA. Mr. Winkler holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from the University of Arizona and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Recording Arts from the University of Southern California. In his spare time, Mr. Winkler enjoys time with his wife and daughter, and performing classical music in the Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra and the Petroglyph String Quartet.
Alan Venitosh has been a recording and audio engineering enthusiast his entire life. Spending time as a touring musician in his late teens and early 20s, Alan experienced both sides of the glass in the recording studio environment, acting as both performing musician and audio engineer. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Music Production & Technology from the Hartt School of Music at University of Hartford in 2002. His experience in music retail and interest in electrical engineering lead him to his position at TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik, manufacturers of some of the world’s finest vacuum tube based microphones. His current role as Director Of Operations finds him participating in the development of new microphone technology, as well as forensically looking to the past for historic European microphone design. Alan is an expert in microphone technique and application.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2015