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AES E-News: November 9 – 139th Convention Wrap-Up, 140th Convention, Upcoming Conferences, Loudness Recommendations, Job Board, October Journal

Table of Contents

  1. 139th Convention Wrap-Up
  2. 140th Convention, Call for Papers
  3. Upcoming Conferences
  4. Streaming Loudness Recommendations
  5. Job Board Update
  6. AES Journal October Issue Now Available

139th Convention Wrap-Up

AES 139th Convention

AES 139th Convention
Location: Javits Center, New York, USA
Dates: October 29 – November 1, 2015

A record-beating convention in New York is completed, with over 18,000 registrations. Attendees and exhibitors alike were pleased with how many people passed through our Javits Center portals over the four days of the event. Exhibitor space was up some 30% on our previous convention in the city. Highlights included the Project Studio Expo, Live Sound Expo, GRAMMY® SoundTable panels, and the lighting of the Empire State Building in blue and white in AES's honor.

During the opening ceremonies, keynote speaker Michael Abrash spoke of virtual reality being on the cusp of taking off. "Reality is what the perceptual system and brain say it is", he suggested, giving examples of the way that we build models of reality based on incomplete information. The three key elements of VR audio that need our attention were said to be synthesis, propagation and spatialisation.

Convention Committee Co-chair Jim Anderson and his team created a most ambitious and comprehensive schedule of workshops, panels and technical programs, while Co-chair Paul Gallo worked closely with the AES marketing team to drive traffic on the convention floor that included a wide representation of attendees from various sectors in the audio industry including recording and production, broadcast and streaming, game audio, live sound, networked audio, post production, system integration and more. Additionally, attendees and exhibitors were excited about the upcoming AES activities including the AES 140th Convention, June 4-7, 2016 in Paris, France and AES 141st Convention in Los Angeles, CA, September 29-Oct 1, 2016.

Look for further coverage of the 139th International Audio Engineering Society Convention around the web and in the next edition of the AES Tech News, and join the conversation online and keep up with the latest news at:
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140th Convention, Call for Papers

AES 140th Convention

AES 140th Convention
Location: Palais des Congrés, Paris, France
Dates: June 4–7, 2016

The AES is in Paris next summer for its European Convention, and now's the time to start thinking about preparing a paper or an engineering brief. The Call for Papers is published again in this month's Journal, with deadlines of January 12th for paper abstracts or full papers, and March 8th for eBrief proposals.

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Upcoming Conferences

2016 International Conference on Sound Field Control

AES SFC Conference

Guildford, UK, 18–20 July, 2016

We invite you to participate in the second AES International Conference on Sound Field Control, which will gather researchers, engineers and users to explore and discuss arrays, algorithms, abstractions and applications. Sound field control technology enables the active management of audio delivered within an acoustical environment. The three-day conference program incorporates keynote and tutorial lectures, research talks, themed workshop panel discussions, poster presentations and demonstrations. It will focus on the dissemination of technical solutions and recommended practices, which may stimulate new ideas for potential commercial applications of sound field control.

The Call for Contributions is now available, with deadlines of January 31st for paper proposals, and May 15th for demonstrations.

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Streaming Loudness Recommendations

The AES Technical Council has published a recommendation on the loudness of audio streaming and network file playback. Streaming is rapidly becoming a major vehicle for media delivery. As a result, the ways that audio is recorded, mixed, post-produced and delivered have been radically affected. Audio quality has begun to suffer as a result of loudness differences among and within streams, as well as some very high loudness targets, resulting in distortion. Thus, streaming requires a leveling solution based on loudness, with an appropriate loudness target. The resulting document, AES TD1004, is the result of the hard work of a small expert writing group led by Bob Katz, under the aegis of the recently renamed Technical Committee on Broadcast and Online Delivery, led by David Bialik, Matthieu Parmentier, and Kimio Hamasaki. Although not yet a formal standard, it is hoped to move the work into the standards domain in due course.

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Job Board Update

Job Board Update

The AES Job Board is where audio companies post their latest job openings. As an AES member you receive notifications of the most recent postings here:

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AES Journal October Issue Now Available

AES Journal

This month's issue includes:

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