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The Audio Engineering Society Announces Plans to "Reconnect" During Upcoming Audio Engineering Month In-Person and Virtual Event Series

October's Audio Engineering Month events to include both a return to in-person AES Show events (October 11 — 13, Las Vegas, NV) and a streamcast AES Convention (October 20 -- 23, online).

October's Audio Engineering Month events to include both a return to in-person AES Show events (October 11 — 13, Las Vegas, NV) and a streamcast AES Convention (October 20 -- 23, online).

— October’s Audio Engineering Month events to include a return to in-person AES Show events, streamcast convention sessions, and more —

The Audio Engineering Society is pleased to announce that registration is now open for upcoming AES Audio Engineering Month events, including the in-person AES Show Vegas 2021, being held October 11 – 13 and collocated with the NAB Show, and the AES Show Fall 2021 International Convention, being streamcast to a worldwide audience, October 20 – 23. The Call for Submissions remains open with Papers deadlines coming up on June 25, with Workshops and Tutorials deadline coming up July 1 and an E-Brief proposal deadline of July 30.

“The Audio Engineering Society is no stranger to innovation, and this October we’re doing something new once again - the first ever hybrid Audio Engineering Month!” states AES President Jonathan Wyner. “We’re getting back to hosting in-person presentations and technology demonstrations from some of the biggest names in the industry at our in-person convention in Las Vegas, and then we’re doubling the programming with a comprehensive Technical Program taking place online during AES Show Fall 2021 International Convention the following week. Our dedicated event chairs and expert committees are working to meld our successful experiences from the past two years hosting online events with our rich history of in-person events. The result is more content, available in more ways than ever before for our attendees, alongside new ways to network. Join us and ‘Reconnect’ during this year’s Audio Engineering Month.”

AES Show Las Vegas 2021 – In-Person Event
Marking the AES’s return to live, in-person events, AES Show Vegas 2021 will take place October 11 – 13, 2021, at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV, and will be collocated with the rescheduled NAB Show. Marking the AES’s first international event to be held in Las Vegas, the change in venue will offer an updated exhibition and showcase format, with a focused tech program of onsite presentations and demonstrations, as well as the chance to reconnect, face-to-face, with peers and pros from around the world. 

AES Show Fall 2021 International Convention – Streamcast Online
Whether you are an end user, researcher, educator or student, the comprehensive Technical Program of the AES Show Fall 2021 (AES’s 151st International Convention), taking place October 20 – 23, offers an unparalleled solution for staying informed and staying in touch with the industry from anywhere in the world, with many sessions being made available on-demand, post-broadcast, for free to show attendees. From a comprehensive selection of detailed audio research paper presentations, to workshops, tutorials, networking opportunities and more, the AES’s online events continue to break new ground in attendee experiences and ways to interact with presenters and fellow attendees.

Visit AESShow.com/Fall2021Home to register now and make plans to “Reconnect” this October. Individual registration options are available for each event, as well as an all-inclusive package providing full access to both at a discount, with additional Early Bird discount rates through August 15. Full Audio Engineering Month registration is now just $315 for AES Members and $430 for non-members, the latter of which also includes one year of full AES Member benefits. 

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Posted: Thursday, June 24, 2021

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AES Audio Engineering Month 2021 Call for Submissions Open

AES Audio Engineering Month 2021 Call for Submissions Open

Share your knowledge and experience!

Join us for AES’s first-ever 2-part convention, featuring both in-person events (exhibition + focused technical program) in Las Vegas on October 11-13 and a robust online technical program October 20-23.

The Call for Submissions is OPEN

The first Papers and Engineering Briefs deadline is June 25.

The proposal deadline for Workshops and Tutorials is July 1.

Details on the Call for Submissions can be found HERE.

 

Learn more about Audio Engineering Month 2021 HERE.


Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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AES D&I Committee Launches Editorial Initiative

AES D&I Committee Launches Editorial Initiative

 

Introducing the AES D&I Editorial Initiative

 

We are delighted to announce the AES Diversity and Inclusion Committee’s Editorial Initiative. We are seeking original, unpublished, informative and inspirational profiles of audio professionals across diverse genres, embracing emergent audio fields and research, and celebrating contributions to audio science, practice and to the audio community from individuals of all races, gender and gender identities, physical abilities, ages, and nationalities. The Committee also welcomes submissions based on personal experience working in audio (success / hardship / aspiration / mentorship / etc.) and/or article-type submissions about audio issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

Submissions will be posted on a dedicated section of the AES website as a collection as 500- to 800-word posts with one to three photographs. Additional content may be submitted and will be linked from the post.

 

We hope you will embrace this initiative and tell the world about your personal heroes, or your experience working in audio, or a D&I issue that is near and dear to your heart. The initiative can only be successful with crowd-sourced contributions.

 

Submission guidelines and the submission calendar can be found HERE.

 

With your help, we can create a resource that can continually grow over time and develop into a destination location.

 

Respectfully,

 

Mary Mazurek

Cecilia Wu

AES D&I Committee Co-Chairs

 


Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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AES Immersive Audio Academy Series Registration Open for June 17th Event

AES Immersive Audio Academy Series Registration Open for June 17th Event

AES Immersive Audio Academy Series Registration Open for June 17th Event

 

— The AES’s second-in-series Immersive Audio Academy offers insights from top producers and researchers in the industry, offering hands-on immersive music mixing opportunities and more for attendees —

Leaders in the field of immersive audio will gather for the next-in-series AES Immersive Audio Academy, being streamcast to a global audience on Thursday, June 17 from 9:00am to 6:00pm ET. Building upon the AES’s first Immersive Audio Academy event, held in February 2021, this one-day online event, organized by Immersive Audio Academy co-chairs Steve Martz and Andres Mayo will focus on emerging music production technologies and workflows in immersive and binaural audio with exclusive presentations by some of the leading innovators in the field. AES Immersive Audio Academy industry partners for this installment in the Academy series are Fraunhofer and New Audio Technology.

 

The AES Immersive Audio Academy program of events offers a varied schedule of presentations aimed at offering a well-rounded educational event that will spark further innovation within the industry. In the session “Preserving the Artistic Intent in Immersive Music,” panelists Wilfried Van Baelen, Frank Filipetti Darcy Proper, and Thomas Walravens will discuss their approach to immersive audio productions and their most effective workflow solutions. Expanding further on the capabilities of immersive audio, the panel discussion “Getting Higher Quality in Immersive Audio” will include Andres Mayo, George Massenburg, Eric Schilling and Ceri Thomas addressing the issue of how to get high quality sound when you go 360, and offering audio examples as part of the presentation. The session “Immersive in Classical Music” will further take a look into one of the most popular genres for immersive audio in an informative panel moderated by Darcy Proper with special guests Malgorzata Albinska-Frank, Kseniya Kawko and Ulrike Schwarz. 

 

The day’s sessions will culminate in a 3.5-hour hands-on Master Class, “Mixing Music in Immersive,” hosted by Ronald Prent. Over the past 30 years, Prent has established himself as a specialist in immersive audio, not only pioneering in the field of multichannel mixing, but also playing a key role in the conceptualization and development of new technology needed to meet the demands of working in 5.1 and other progressive high-resolution multi-channel formats.

 

AES Immersive Audio Academy 2 registration is only $49 for AES members ($99 for non-members) and is available now at AESShow.com/Immersive2.

 


Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

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AES Audio Product Education Institute Promotes Weekly Online Events During the Month of June

AES Audio Product Education Institute Promotes Weekly Online Events During the Month of June

AES Audio Product Education Institute Promotes Weekly Online Events During the Month of June

— Strong sequence of June 2021 online sessions from the AES APEI initiative will focus on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Automotive Audio, Modeling and Measurement, and Supply Chain and Sourcing —

The AES Audio Product Education Institute (APEI) will host a sequence of four online events in June 2021, centered on some of its most dynamic education pillars – Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Automotive Audio, Modeling and Measurement, and Supply Chain and Sourcing. The sessions will feature top industry experts and companies in each area of focus.

The webinars will take place each Wednesday in June at 9:00 AM Pacific (12:00 PM Eastern).

The event Automotive Audio session on Remote Sound Tuning in Automobiles will take place June 9, 2021. This webinar will discuss tools and practices for remotely measuring a car audio system, visualizing the data, and auralizing and tuning the system, with very close accuracy to the in-vehicle experience. Roger Shively (JJR Acoustics, LLC), APEI's Automotive Pillar Chair, together with Shelley Uprichard, independent audio engineer, will co-host the session and present on the subjective evaluation work. 

Marc Levasseur, independent audio engineer and consultant, with extensive experience in automotive audio sound tuning, will describe his use of Illusonic's solutions, together with Christof Faller (Illusonic founder), who will demonstrate system auralization with head-tracking and headphone compensation equalization. Finally, Michael Fabry, General Manager at DSP Concepts Germany, former founder of S1nn, and manager of audio systems for companies such as Harman/Becker and Bose, will demonstrate capturing a vehicle and system acoustic footprint and offline tuning. The two-hour session will conclude with an opportunity for questions from attendees.

One week later on June 16, a new APEI Modeling and Measurement webinar will address Achieving Loudspeaker Design Goals Using Multiphysics Simulation. In this webinar, Lakshmikanth Tipparaju, Senior Acoustic System and Transducer Engineer at Dolby Laboratories, and Jinlan Huang, COMSOL Applications Engineer, will discuss on the role of modeling and measurements in the loudspeaker design process. 

Tipparaju will share project experiences in the design of a height channel speaker for immersive audio setups, and how simulation, measurements and experiments helped to ensure that the design met the requirements. In the second talk, Huang will detail the use of simulation in audio system design and the various numerical approaches to consider for multiphysics modeling of loudspeakers.

Concluding the June series on June 23, the consistently insightful series of Audio Product Education Institute webinars focusing on Supply Chain & Sourcing will offer perspectives from two well-established design houses whose representatives will discuss their firms’ roles and contributions as a vital support option for brands in all critical stages of product development, and how the design companies explore various perspectives in audio design and engineering. Details will be confirmed soon on the APEI website.

More detailed content information, speaker bios, and registration for each of these events is available in the Audio Product Education Institute website, in the respective event pages.

Information and registration for upcoming APEI events is available here: https://audioproducteducationinstitute.org.

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Posted: Tuesday, June 1, 2021

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AES Audio Education Conference Set for July 22 - 24

AES 2021 Audio Education Conference Early Bird registration rates end June 1

AES 2021 Audio Education Conference Early Bird registration rates end June 1

— Newly announced keynote speaker and additional program highlights round out three days of intensive audio education programming —

The Audio Engineering Society has announced preliminary program highlights for the upcoming AES 2021 Audio Education Conference, taking place online, July 22 – 24 in U.S. Central Daylight Time. This year’s event will feature peer-reviewed paper presentations, workshops, daily plenary events and special guest presentations focused on the most effective audio education technologies and techniques, including a newly announced keynote by iZotope CEO and co-founder Mark Ethier. Event sponsors include Dolby, Focusrite, IMES (Iron Mountain Entertainment Services), the Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing, and Veva Sound, with additional support from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). 

Once again, audio educators from around the world will converge for an immersive educational experience, showcasing top minds in the field as they offer insights to the intricacies of teaching audio in a variety of in-person, virtual and hybrid settings. Organizers for the conference include event co-chairs Bill Crabtree and Michael Flemming of MTSU; Papers Co-chairs Jan Berg and Jason Corey; with additional support from Jim Kaiser, Dr. Doyuen Ko, John Krivit and Mark Rubel. 

Several featured presentations have also been announced:

Keynote by Mark Ethier
Ethier is the co-founder and CEO of iZotope, an industry-leading audio technology company based in Cambridge, MA, which develops intelligent audio technology that helps musicians, music producers, and audio post engineers focus on their craft rather than the tech behind it. As a musician first himself, Mark infuses a musician-focused sensibility into iZotope’s approach to building musical tools – bringing forward important elements of traditional studio equipment while innovating on new digital capabilities. Under his leadership, iZotope continues to explore the boundaries of digital signal processing, tapping into modern technologies like machine learning, deep learning, and music information retrieval (MIR). This commitment is born from Ethier’s background at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a dual major in both Computer Science and Music. Ethier is a member of the Boston Committee for the New York Chapter of The Recording Academy® and the Audio Engineering Society, and also serves on the Board of Directors of The Record Co., a non-profit music incubator whose mission is to promote the Boston music scene.

Workshop and Panel Discussion Highlights
Two topical events recently announced for the AES Audio Education Conference include the workshop “What the Masters Teach Us: Multitrack Recordings in Research and Education,” which will feature educators Toby Seay (Drexel University), Kirk McNally (University of Victoria), Amandine Pras (University of Lethbridge), Nyssim Lefford (Luleå University of Technology) and Paul Thompson (Leeds Beckett University). The panel discussion “Create a Career with Credit: Curricular Approaches to Credits and Metadata” will take on industry opportunities with panelists Deborah Fairchild (President, Veva Sound) and Casey Taylor (Veva Sound), with more to be announced. 

Research Papers Presentations
Scientific research and development presentations will again hold a key role in this year’s AES Audio Education Conference. Featured research papers presentations include sessions “Introduction to Music Recording: A Syllabus with Course Design Details and Discussion,” “Ambisonics in an Art School Context, ”Female Audio Educators: Why All Audio Students Need Them,” ”Scaling Student Sessions – Syllabi Elements that Enable One Student’s Recording Session to Advance all Students’ Learning,” ”Acoustics Study in Audio Curricula, an Overview and Summary,” “A Method for Program-Level Academic Review and Revision in Audio Education” and “Achieving Educational and Program Outcomes through Instrument & Equipment Maintenance.”    

View preliminary program details and presenter information and register now at AESShow.com/EduConference21.

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Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2021

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AES Show Spring 2021 Convention Celebrates "Global Resonance" May 25 — 28

AES Show Spring 2021 Convention Celebrates "Global Resonance" May 25 — 28

AES Show Spring 2021 Convention Celebrates "Global Resonance" May 25 — 28

AES Show Spring 2021 will open its virtual doors May 25 – 28, once again offering attendees the most comprehensive way to listen, learn and connect with audio peers and professionals from around the world for an all-encompassing experience like no other. Across the four days of the Convention, 65 workshops and panel discussions as well as eight Tech Tours will be presented in 72 hours of scheduled streaming sessions across two channels; a Zoom room will be packed with Q&A and interactive dialog sessions; and Discord will be deployed to provide the convention’s highly valued social networking component. 67 Papers and Engineering Briefs will provide another 15 hours of On Demand content, and all streamed sessions will join the On Demand content catalog after initial streaming. The event theme of “Global Resonance” exemplifies the impact that the Audio Engineering Society continues to have on the worldwide audio industry, as we celebrate this milestone 150th AES International Convention.

AES Show Spring 2021 Convention highlights include:

Top Names in Audio Enlighten on Today’s Hottest Topics
This year’s AES Show Spring Convention will highlight 213 of the brightest names in audio engineering – from Keynote addresses by Eelco Grimm, Marina Bosi, and Lenise Bent, to the Heyser Lecture with Diana Deutsch, GRAMMY®-winning artist Laurie Anderson, audio pioneer, technologist and GRAMMY Award winner George Massenburg, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Hank Shocklee and many more.

Audio Education and Career Development Opportunities
The AES Show will once again offer a diverse array of opportunities for audio students and those looking to expand their career options. AES Student Members receive significant discounts on AES Show registration to attend all sessions, including our dedicated Student and Career Development track of events, AES Student Delegate Assembly meetings and activities, Student Recording Competition events and more.

Topical Presentations, Workshops and Events
AES Conventions are the premier destination for all things audio. From the latest technologies and techniques, to the audio luminaries who propel and inspire the art and science of audio, the AES Show presents the best in Acoustics & Psychoacoustics, Archiving & Restoration, Automotive Audio, Broadcast & Online Delivery, Education, Electronic Dance Music, Electronic Instrument Design & Applications, Game Audio/Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality/Spatial Audio, Historical Events and Innovations, Networked Audio, Product Development, Recording & Production, Student & Career Development, Sound Reinforcement, Special Events and more.

Virtual Tech Tours of Leading Audio Production Facilities
Once again, the AES will bring attendees along for guided tours of some of the world’s leading studios and production facilities. Find out more about how you can travel with us, virtually, to venues including Menno van der Veen Tube Amplifiers and STMPD Studios; Level Acoustics & Vibrations Lab and Studio 150; Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Willem Twee Studios; and Dutch & Dutch and Picturae.

Scientific Research Presentations Set the Pace for Future Audio Innovations
The Audio Engineering Society is the leading organization for promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge, research and standards throughout the industry. The AES Show will offer scientific research Papers and Engineering Briefs and related materials from audio researchers around the world. Q&A sessions are scheduled to meet the authors and ask your questions. The Convention’s Best Paper and Best Student Paper awards will also be presented during the AES Show’s opening ceremonies, and those papers will be featured in the livestreamed content.

More Special Events, More Ways to Experience the AES Show
From our Women in Audio Special Events, to the Abbey Road Spatial Audio Forum, to special announcements on upcoming initiatives from the AES and our exclusive livestreamed organ research event, the AES Show is the audio event of the season. Special events will also include presentations from AES Show Spring Convention 2021 Platinum Partners Dell Technologies, Genelec, Harman and IMES (Iron Mountain Entertainment Services). Joining AES Show Spring 2021 as Bronze Partners are COMSOL, Klippel and New Audio Technology. 

AES members can register at a special discounted rate of just $139 ($99 for AES Student Members), with the cost for non-AES members of $264 including one year of full Audio Engineering Society Membership and benefits. 

View the complete AES Show Spring 2021 Convention Tech Program details and register now at AESEurope.com. 

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Posted: Thursday, May 20, 2021

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AES 2021 Election Balloting Now Open

AES 2021 Election Balloting Now Open

The AES 2021 election has begin for the next group of officers and governors to contribute to leadership of the Society. Two proposed AES Bylaws amendments will also be on the ballot. Voting will be online only, ending Friday, July 2, 2021 at 5:00 PM EDT.

On the ballot are:

President-Elect

Glenn Lorbecki

Bruce Olson

 Vice President Central Region, U.S. & Canada

Ian Corbett

William Schulenburg

Vice President Central Region, Europe

Rafael Kassier

Ewa Lukasik

Vice President Southern Region Europe, Middle East, Africa

Ufuk Onen

Alberto Pinto

Vice President Latin American Region

Jorge Azama

Carlos Cuevas

Vice President Asia-Pacific Region

Kazuhiko Kawahara

Yong Shen

Governor (3 at-large to be elected)

Prince Charles Alexander

Areti Andreopoulou

Geir Kristoffersen

Hyunkook Lee

Ezequiel Morfi

Per Sjösten

 

Candidate AES Profiles, a PDF of all candidate biographies and explanations and details of the proposed Bylaws amendments are linked from www.aes.org/elections/2021_Election_Info.cfm

Only Members in good standing may vote in the election; associates and students are not eligible to vote. Members whose membership has lapsed or Associate Members who wish to upgrade their status to Member in order to vote must renew or upgrade no later than 5:00 PM EDT, June 25, 2021. Memberships may be renewed through the AES member portal at http://portal.aes.org/ and Associate Members may apply for upgrade to Member status at secure.aes.org/membership/upgrade/. There is no cost for upgrades; upgrade applications can take up to 48 hours to process.

A third-party service, Global Election Service, is used to ensure security of the election process. On Friday, May 21, 2021, all Members in good standing will be emailed voting instructions from Global Election Service, sending as helpdesk@voteges.com. Please unblock this address or check your junk mail/spam filter to insure receipt of election materials. During the voting period, you may also go directly to the voting site at aes.gesvote.com/ and log in with your AES Member information.

AES Members are encouraged to exercise their voting right and responsibility as a Member by participating in the election.


Posted: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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AES Show Spring 2021 Convention Tech Program and Details Now Online

Register Now at AESEurope.com

Register Now at AESEurope.com

— Start planning your AES Show experience and get ready to celebrate “Global Resonance” at the milestone AES 150th International Convention —

As excitement builds for the upcoming AES Show Spring 2021 Convention, the Audio Engineering Society has released Technical Program details and the calendar of events open to attendees, May 25 – 28. Exemplifying the Convention’s theme of “Global Resonance,” this year’s sessions have been curated to offer insights on audio engineering technologies and techniques from a diverse array of presenters from around the world. Dell Technologies, Genelec, Harman and IMES (Iron Mountain Entertainment Services) are AES Show Spring Convention 2021 Platinum Partners, joined by Bronze Partners Comsol and New Audio Technology. Information and registration are available now at AESEurope.com.

The AES Show will once again provide top-tier educational events, workshops and tutorials, panel discussions, networking opportunities and more, designed to bring together audio engineers, students, researchers, educators and other industry luminaries ready to engage in all things audio. Taking advantage of proven interactive and streaming technologies, the AES Show Spring Convention will offer three channels of content streamcast in Central European Summer Time, with additional sessions available on-demand. Streamcast sessions will join the on-demand library within 24 hours following their scheduled presentation to assure attendees a chance of catching nearly every event that the AES Show has to offer. 

“The finest traditions of AES Convention Technical Programs are being realized in this 150th AES International Convention,” says Bert Kraaijpoel, Convention Co-Chair. “The content will span the full scope of professional audio.”

Convention Co-Chair Ruud Kaltofen adds, “The latest in audio research, technology and application will be presented by the best minds in the industry. And, as the Technical Program is available to anyone with an internet connection, without travel expense or risk, and affordably priced, the opportunity to learn is simply outstanding.”

Session topics to be covered include Acoustics & Psychoacoustics, Archiving & Restoration, Automotive Audio, Broadcast & Online Delivery, Education, Electronic Dance Music, Electronic Instrument Design & Applications, Game Audio/Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality/Spatial Audio, Historical Events and Innovations, Networked Audio, Product Development, Recording & Production, Student & Career Development, Sound Reinforcement, Special Events, and more. “The 150th Convention will build on the Society’s growing expertise in creating successful online events, continuing to improve the participant experience,” says Rafael Kassier, AES Show Spring 2021 Workshops & Tutorials Chair. “Along with outstanding content, we’ve worked diligently to include increased networking opportunities for attendees as well as interaction between attendees and presenters – the community aspect of AES Conventions that’s been so missed in a year of isolation.”

AES members can register now at a special discounted rate of just $139 ($99 for AES Student Members) with the cost for non-AES members of $264 including one year of full Audio Engineering Society Membership and benefits. View the complete AES Show Spring 2021 Convention Tech Program details and register now at AESEurope.com. 

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Posted: Friday, May 7, 2021

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AES Webinar Series to Take On AES67 Over Wide Area Networks in May 17 Event

AES Webinar Series to Take On AES67 Over Wide Area Networks in May 17 Event

AES Webinar Series to Take On AES67 Over Wide Area Networks in May 17 Event

The first AES Standards Webinar, presented by SC-04-03-A Task Group co-chairs Merlijn Van Veen and Roger Schwenke on Loudspeaker maximum SPL measurement garnered over 250 attendees in our March 29 event. 

Make plans to join us in our second in the series will be at 16:00 GMT on May 17th when Nicolas Sturmel will present the work of SC-02-12-M which is developing a standard for operating AES67 networked audio over wide area networks. Register Now at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-C_RKQfqRDqkUHlN8vqUcA

These webinars will not assume a high level of familiarity with the technical topic being presented and so will be suitable for a wide audience.  Whether you work in the field and want to understand the emerging standard, you want to keep abreast of cutting edge developments in the audio industry or are merely curious about new things, this series should not be missed.  

The third in the series will feature Bill Whitlock discussing issues in the analog interface work being done by SC-05-05.  The fourth webinar will be hosted by Anthony Kuzub, chair of SC-05-02, who will present its work on sending analog and AES-3 audio over quad twisted pair cabling. 

Visit the AES  Standards Blog for updates - https://www.aes.org/standards/blog/

 

 

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Posted: Friday, April 30, 2021

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