Meeting Topic: We Are the Robots: Developing the Automatic Sound Engineer
Moderator Name: Kevin Fallis
Speaker Name: Brecht De Man; Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London
Other business or activities at the meeting: Election Results, AES 135 trip, Mailing list, Future events
Meeting Location: Schulich School of Music room A832, 527 Sherbrooke West, Montreal, QC, Canada
Brecht described the current state of automatic mixing - detailing the different software tools, methods and guiding principles for designing an AI which can mix, and current pitfalls/challenges/quirks which his method faces. He also presented the results of a listening test taking place at CIRMMT involving McGill Sound Recording students where listeners ranked and gave feedback on 10 different mixes of 2 tracks, one of which was a "robot" mix (unbeknownst to the listeners).
Written By: James Perrella