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AES's Audio Product Education Institute Hosts Product Development Symposium During AES Show Fall 2020

The Audio Product Education Institute will host product development sessions across three days of the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention's Audio Engineering Month in October.

The Audio Product Education Institute will host product development sessions across three days of the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention's Audio Engineering Month in October.

The newly formed Audio Product Education Institute (APEI), an initiative of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), will host a three-day Product Development Symposium as part of the online events of AES Show Fall 2020. Moving the AES Show online has unbound time and place restrictions, allowing the expansion across all of October, now dubbed Audio Engineering Month. This has further made it possible for the traditional Convention Product Development Track to expand into a full AES Symposium format prior to the Convention’s Technical Program. The sessions are scheduled for October 14, 15 and 16. All Access registration for AES Show Fall 2020 is required to attend the Product Development Symposium, available now at AESShow.com

Across the three days, multiple sessions will expand from the AES Product Development Track, as the Audio Product Education Institute will promote and illuminate the methodologies, practices and technologies involved in developing and bringing audio products to market, spanning the APEI’s six educational pillars: Interactive Voice and DSP; Supply Chain and Sourcing; Modeling and Measurement; Product Management; Automotive Audio; and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

The Symposium’s sessions will be chaired and presented by experienced audio product professionals who are experts in each field, and are recommended for those seeking to increase their skills and understanding of what it takes to launch successful audio products. Acoustics, electronics, DSP, software engineering, and product and marketing management will all be addressed through a real-world perspective. A detailed schedule will be available on the APEI and AESShow.com websites soon.

APEI will be offering sponsorship opportunities that provide access to a large audience of product development professionals. There are multiple media and content inclusions in the program available based on the sponsorship level. Please contact j.martins@aes.org for details.

APEI is continuously looking for presenters for future events. If you would like to participate, please contact scott.leslie@aes.org to learn more. For more information, please visit audioproducteducationinstitute.org. 

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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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Featured Presenters Announced for AES Symposium on Applications in Machine Learning in Audio

The AES Announces Featured Presenters for AES Symposium on Applications in Machine Learning in Audio, taking place September 28 and 29

The AES Announces Featured Presenters for AES Symposium on Applications in Machine Learning in Audio, taking place September 28 and 29

— First-ever AES event dedicated to Machine Learning will evaluate opportunities and challenges with insights from top industry leaders and researchers —

 

New York, NY, September 18, 2020 — The Audio Engineering Society has announced a host of presenters slated to participate in the AES Symposium on Applications in Machine Learning in Audio, taking place online, September 28 and 29. This first-ever AES event dedicated to the field of Machine Learning will bring together academic audio researchers and practitioners to offer the latest insight to the capabilities of machine learning applications and technologies. Registration is $25 for AES members and $150 for non-members, the latter including one year of complimentary AES membership and access to full member benefits and resources.

 

Day one of the Symposium will start with opening remarks and the special presentation "Holly Herndon Artist Talk: Machine Learning & the Creative Process.” Herndon is an Electronic/A.I. composer who, over the last few years has developed, raised and taught her A.I. baby named Spawn. In this presentation she’ll discuss her unique approach to A.I., how it feeds her creative process and the future of A.I. research. Events continue with the presentations “Advances in Breakbeat Analysis, Synthesis and Rhythm Transformation” with Jason Hockman, sound artist, record label owner and associate professor of audio engineering at Birmingham City University and followed later with a session on “Audio Content Analysis” with Alexander Lerch of the Georgia Institute of Technology. The day concludes with the sessions “Machine Listening as a Generative Model: Machine Learning for Music Composition” hosted by University of California, Santa Cruz-based composer and researcher David Kant, and “Neural Audio Synthesis for Music” with Jesse Engel of Google Brain.

 

Day two digs further into machine learning and related technologies, beginning with “Current Trends in Audio Source Separation” with Fabian-Robert Stoeter of Inria and Stefan Uhlich of Sony R&D Center, followed by “Deep Learning Approaches to Multitrack Mixing” presented by JT Colonel and Christian Steinmetz from Queen Mary University of London. Other featured day two sessions offer “Cognitive Audio”: Enabling Machine Learning Systems with an Understanding of How We Hear,” presented by MIT’s Ishwarya Ananthabhotla, and a look at “Using Machine Learning to Improve Voice Recording, Remix Music and Transcribe Melodies” with Bryan Pardo, co-director of the Northwestern University HCI+Design institute and head of its Interactive Audio Lab. The final session before the Symposium’s closing remarks will gather industry leaders for the in-depth panel discussion “The Challenges of Bringing Audio Products with AI to Market," featuring moderator Jay LeBoeuf moderator with special guests Elias Kokkinis of Accusonus, Drew Silverstein of Amper Music, Maya Ackerman of WaveAi, and Julian Parker with Native Instruments.  Further scheduled events include special breakout sessions and time for social interaction among attendees.

 

Find out more and register now for the AES Symposium on Applications in Machine Learning in Audio at http://www.aes.org/events/2020/learning/. 

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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020

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Audio Engineering Society Debuts New "AES Live: Videos" Streaming Media Portal

The Audio Engineering Society has updated and expanded its AES Live: Videos streaming media library

The Audio Engineering Society has updated and expanded its AES Live: Videos streaming media library

— Leading the world in audio engineering science and education, the AES has re-launched its updated AES Live: Videos site, upgraded for maximum searchability and user experience —

 

 

The Audio Engineering Society has announced an exciting update to its AES Live: Videos portal. Extending the content and functionality of the extensive library of video and streaming media presentations gathered from years of AES conventions and conferences, oral history projects, the AES Legends video series, and more – with new videos being produced and uploaded year-round – the new AES Live: Videos portal offers AES members over 365 videos of exclusive content in over 30 browsable categories, in a newly redesigned format designed around the user. The AES’s home for exclusive streamable media, AES Live: Videos delivers rich, quality content from the leading thinkers and practitioners in audio. Links and search options guide viewers easily to videos on their topics of interest and let them explore and discover tantalizing content across the breadth of the audio arts and sciences.

 

Access to the AES Live: Videos portal is a benefit that is shared by all AES Members, offering deep insights experiences on topics of interest to the audio engineering community and beyond. Painstakingly categorized and tagged, the videos in the library, which span back over 30 years, capture candid stories from many pioneers in the audio industry, as well as topical, timely and timeless educational sessions including workshops, tutorials, and more.

 

“With 32 topical categories including Recording and Production, Live Sound, Immersive and Spatial Audio, Game Audio and XR, Acoustics and Psychoacoustics, Archiving and Restoration, Audio for Cinema and Theater and Audio Networking, this rich member resource truly has something for everyone,” stated AES Director and Membership Committee Chair Alex Case. “The new AES Live: Videos library contains enough videos to offer a new way to connect with the Audio Engineering Society every day of the year – and that’s just the start. We are reviewing new videos and materials on a regular basis to upload to the site and will continue to enhance the portal in support of the AES’s mission to promote advances in audio and disseminate new knowledge and research in a format with great appeal to the YouTube generation. We invite each one of you to join us and spend some time clicking around. You’ll find familiar faces, captivating stories and amazing insights inside AES Live: Videos.” 

 

The AES Live: Videos library can be easily accessed through the AES.org home page. Non-members can freely explore the portal and sample portions of each video. along with an abundance of audio resources and ways to be a part of the AES community and events. Access is available now for AES Members, and current non-members can join for as little as $125 ($50 for currently enrolled students).

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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020

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Featured Events Take Shape for AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Technical Program

AES Recording and Production Track co-chair Peter Doell will host the sessions "Behind the Mix" with GRAMMY®-winning producer, engineer and mixer Vance Powell and "Post-COVID Recording Challenges" with audio engineer and educator Warren Huart during the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention

AES Recording and Production Track co-chair Peter Doell will host the sessions "Behind the Mix" with GRAMMY®-winning producer, engineer and mixer Vance Powell and "Post-COVID Recording Challenges" with audio engineer and educator Warren Huart during the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention

— Industry leaders and luminaries bring timely and technical insights to AES Show attendees —

 

With the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention coming up in October, newly announced Technical Program details showcase a variety of sessions covering both audio science and research, as well as topical discussions of key issues in the audio industry. Now in its expanded, virtual format, as Audio Engineering Month the AES Show 2020 offers attendees their own in-house convention, hosting the big names, brands, and networking that attendees have enjoyed in our in-person conventions, with additional new and innovative presentation formats offering a unique experience.

 

Several recently added sessions have been announced to the AES Show Technical Program. GRAMMY®-winning producer, engineer and mixer Vance Powell will detail some of his most successful mixing and recording techniques with the session “Behind the Mix,” hosted by AES Recording and Production Track co-chair Peter Doell. Powell is a familiar face and popular presenter at AES conventions and is due to offer an insightful and entertaining look at some of the techniques he uses in the studio. Doell further delves into the recording workflows taking place in these uncertain times with the session “Post-COVID Recording Challenges” with guest Warren Huart. While many in the industry have found mounting challenges with online interaction, live streaming, apps, and other technologies, this session aims to examine these issues, while also taking into account the success of those who have found the pandemic has helped streamline their process.  

 

The AES Show will also look into the complexities and opportunities facing much of our industry and beyond, through several topical and current events-related offerings. “Unlocking the Control Room: Equity Achievements in Audio” will take a look a recent international survey, taken in partnership with AES, which showed that women who work in recording studios experience more microaggressions than those who work in STEM academia. In this session, panelists Amandine Pras, Grace Brooks, Kat Young, Daniel Fox, Mary Mazurek, and Eliot Bates will host an open dialog based on the achievements of AES members who have applied their expertise to prompt actions towards equity in the industry. Examining other current disruptions to ideal industry and educational output, the workshop “The Day School Came Home” will host educators Jim Anderson, Alex Case, Agnieszka Roginska and Alex Ruthmann for a hands-on report on how their concepts of teaching audio theory, mixing, music performance, critical listening, and immersive audio changed to an online university approach within days in March 2020. 

 

Shifting to the importance of audio in video productions and services, “Are We in Sync? Audio for Video in Classical Music Production” brings together Alex Kosiorek, Benjamin Maas, Roberto Toledo, David Frost, Mark Schubin and John Kerswell to discuss how audio engineers are often performing dual roles in audio and video production, having to understand the importance of artistic temperament while addressing technical considerations for a successful event. “Music Technology in Live Performance” further looks at some of the ways that music technology is incorporated into a live context, assessing the various aspects of using hardware and software to plan and deliver performance from the studio to stage.

 

AES Show Fall 2020 Convention registration, including four full weeks of live and streaming tech program content, live Q&A’s, networking, and more, is just $149 for AES Members and $274 for non-members – the latter including one year of AES membership and benefits – through the end of August. AES Student Members receive a further discount, taking registration down to only $99 for the entire month of programming. Visit AESShow.com to find out more and Register Now! 


Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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AES Educational Foundation Announces Scholarships for 2020; Jim Anderson Takes on Role as Foundation President

Jim Anderson, AES Educational Foundation president

Jim Anderson, AES Educational Foundation president

— Annual grants and scholarships help fund educational path of promising students in the audio engineering field —

 

The Audio Engineering Society Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the AES Educational Grants for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Audio Engineering for 2020. The announcement was made by the new AES Educational Foundation president, Jim Anderson, who took office earlier this year. The Board of the Audio Engineering Society Educational Foundation is pleased to name the scholarship awardees for the academic year 2020/2021:

 

Audio Precision Tom Kite Advancing Audio Scholarship – Hyunjoung Yang, attending University of Miami, Frost School of Music, Coral Gables, FL, USA

 

Dolby Institute Scholarship – Jacob Melchi, attending University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA

 

Genelec’s Ilpo Martikainen Audio Visionary Scholarship – Braden Carei, attending Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

 

L-Acoustics’ Dr. Christian Heil Future of Sound Scholarship – Dora Filipovic, attending University of Surrey, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Surrey, England

 

PMC Sound for the Future Scholarship – Ausma Lace, attending McGill University Schulich School of Music, Montreal, Canada

 

Emil Torick Award – Andrew Bohman, attending the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

John Eargle Award – Matthew Cheshire, attending Birmingham City University, Birmingham, England

 

Bruce Swedien Scholarship – Mie Hirschfield, attending McGill University Schulich School of Music, Montreal, Canada

 

Larry Estrin Scholarship – Anthony Hunt, attending University of York, York, England

 

Mary Lea Simpson Memorial Scholarship – Téa Mottolese, attending Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

AES Educational Foundation Scholarship – Bartlomiej Chojnacki, attending AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland

 

AES Educational Foundation Scholarship – Alexander Dobson, attending McGill University Schulich School of Music, Montreal, Canada

 

AES Educational Foundation Scholarship – Ayla Favati, attending New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York, New York, USA

 

AES Educational Foundation Scholarship – Claudia Nader Jaime, attending University of York, York, England

 

AES Educational Foundation Scholarship – Julian Neri, attending McGill University Schulich School of Music, Montreal, Canada

 

AES Educational Foundation Scholarship – Ben Payne, attending University of Plymouth, School of Humanities and Performing Arts, Plymouth, England

 

AES Educational Foundation Scholarship – Daniela Pardo Quintana, attending Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Columbia

 

AES Educational Foundation Scholarship – Kathleen Zhang, attending McGill University Schulich School of Music, Montreal, Canada

 

The AES Educational Foundation receives support from individual benefactors and companies that support education in audio, including in-memoriam contributions. Application forms and additional information are available from the Audio Engineering Society, 551 Fifth Ave., Suite 1225, New York, NY 10176, USA, or on its web site: www.aes.org/education/foundation/.

  

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Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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