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Japan - October 10, 2012

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AES Japan Section held a regional conference at Sendai Mediatheque in
Sendai, Japan, under the main theme "The Future of Multichannel Audio.'
The conference dates were October 10th to 11th, 2012.
The day before the first day, October 9th, a technical tour was held
to the Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku
University . Participants in the tour were shown around the exhibits
of Laboratory of Advanced Acoustic Information Systems : Ambisonics,
virtual auditory display system, and super multi-channel recording and reproduction system.
The keynote address, by Dr. Michiaki KATSUMOTO from Katsumoto
Laboratory , was titled "Realization of the multi-radiation directivity audio system by multichannel audio technologies." He
argued how the audio system for multi-radiation directivity was motivated and discussed the future of multi-channel recording and
reproduction systems.

The main conference programs were two student programs, including
Sound Award Competition, four workshops, including " What Does
Ultra-Channel Acoustic System Bring?', six product seminars, and 16
poster presentations. A noteworthy exhibit of "Sound Cask" , which
built by CREST (Core Research of Evolutional Science and Technology)
project organized by Dr. Shiro ISE, was located in the poster session
area. It served as a sound reproduction system based on the boundary
surface control using simultaneous super multi-channel recording and rendering for reproduction. Many audio engineers and researchers
experienced fully three-dimensional sound space in the sound cask.
Total attendees were 129, including 32 students. Eighty-two (82) of
the attendees also participated in the Banquet. Discussion about
various features of audio engineering never ended during the night in
Sendai.

Thanks to the conference chair, Prof. Yukio IWAYA of Tohoku Gakuin
University, and many other committees and staffs, the conference was
successfully closed. Also, the conference was greatly supported by the
following supporting companies. These companies displayed posters and
catalogs about their products and services. Some of them presented a
product seminar.

(in alphabetical order)
Amenity Research Institute Co., Ltd.
ARNIS SOUND TECHNOLOGIES CO. LTD. Dolby Japan K.K.
dts Japan, Inc.
ETANI ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Evixar Japan, Inc.
Forbit Corporation Fraunhofer IIS
HANAOKA MUSEN DENKI CO., LTD. J.TESORI Co., LTD.
MI7 Japan Inc. Nittobo Acoustic Engineering Co., Ltd.
OTARITEC Corporation Panasonic AVC Networks Company, Panasonic Corporation
PIONEER CORPORATION
ROCK ON PRO / Media Integration, Inc.
Solid State Logic Japan K.K.
SONA CORPORATION
Synthax Japan Inc.
TACSYSTEM Inc.
TC Group Japan, Inc.
TOYO Corporation

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