Audio Engineering Society E-News

AES E-News: August 12 – Free E-Library Access, 141st Convention, Upcoming Conferences, New Scholarship, Job Board, July/August Journal

Table of Contents

  1. New Member Benefit: Free E-Library Access!
  2. "Father of MIDI" To Speak At AES 141st Convention
  3. Upcoming Conferences
  4. New Educational Foundation Scholarship
  5. Job Board Update
  6. AES Journal July/August Issue Now Available

New Member Benefit: Free E-Library Access!

AES E-Library

Audio Engineering Society members now have full access to the AES E-Library as a membership benefit. “AES has been the driving force behind most, if not all, audio innovation over the past six decades,” notes Bob Moses, AES Executive Director, “From the early days of pro audio in the 50’s, to present developments in networked and spatial audio, virtual and augmented reality, streaming, signal processing, the Society has been at the forefront of development in both science and practice across the full range of professional audio disciplines. The AES E-Library documents this incredible legacy in one searchable, online database, with every AES paper ever published – it’s not just the papers, but the papers that led to the papers. It’s an incredible asset, and we are opening it up to all AES Members as we strive to provide high value in our membership package.” Full access to the E-Library is free to all membership types – Members, Associate Members and Student Members.

A modest increase in membership dues – which have remained the same for over six years – will begin September 1, 2016. New members can sign up, and existing members can renew, at the current rates for the month of August. Multiple years of membership, up to five, can be purchased now at the lower rate.

“The E-Library joins other AES Member benefits such as deep discounts on AES events, access to our growing library of streaming videos featuring industry leaders on a variety of topics, eligibility for awards, and full participation in our global community of audio professionals,” says Alex Case, AES President-Elect and Membership Committee co-chair. “The value of membership has increased well beyond the new dues rates, particularly when compared to the former cost of membership and an E-Library subscription combined. Now is the time to take advantage of these benefits at the old rates.” Membership dues provide the most significant funding of AES’s mission to promote and disseminate advances in the audio sciences and its practical application.

As of September 1, 2016, annual dues for AES Members/Associate Members will be $125. Annual dues for AES Student Members will be $50.

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"Father of MIDI" To Speak At AES 141st Convention

AES 141st Convention

AES 141st Convention
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Dates: 29 September – October 2, 2016

Instrument designer, AES Fellow, and Grammy-winner Dave Smith will give the Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture at the 141st Convention. Dave, often titled "Father of MIDI" for his driving role in developing the MIDI specification, plans to take us on an illustrated tour of the 50-year development and use of the synthesizer, through digital and software versions and back to analog again.

As an AES Member you can receive a huge discount on an All Access badge, or you can register for a free Exhibits-Plus badge by using this special link:

Don't miss the audio industry's gathering of the year. Book your hotel early, register for your badge, and get yourself to L.A. to listen, learn and connect!

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Upcoming Conferences

2016 International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality

AES AVAR Conference

Los Angeles, CA, USA, 30 September – October 1, 2016
Targeting content developers, researchers, manufacturers, consultants and students looking to expand their knowledge of sound production for VR and AR, a total of 27 technical papers will be offered during the two -day program, in addition to multiple practical workshops and tutorial sessions. Program content will focus on the AR/VR creative process, applications workflow and product development. The companion Expo will feature displays from leading-edge manufacturers and service providers. Register now, to ensure you stay at the cutting edge of the VR audio revolution!

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2016 International Conference on Headphone Technology

AES Headphone Conference

Aalborg, Denmark, 24–26 August, 2016

You can now find a detailed program for the imminent international conference on Headphone Technology. There will be sessions on topics including headphone design and personalization, binaural technologies, active noise cancelling and listener comfort. Unfortunately this conference has already sold out, but we'll be adding the papers to the E-Libary soon.

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Larry Estrin Educational Foundation Scholarship

Larry Estrin

The Audio Engineering Society Educational Foundation (AESEF) has announced the establishment of the Larry Estrin AESEF Scholarship Fund honoring the legacy of Laurence H. “Larry” Estrin, a respected pro audio industry innovator. Estrin was a long-time AES member who began his audio career as Don Ho’s road manager in the 1960s. “Larry was truly an industry giant whose contributions remain remarkably influential and helped shape the broadcast and live production industries as we know them today,” said Don Puluse, President of the AES Educational Foundation. “This scholarship will encourage even further creative thinking and innovation from today’s students as they pursue their educational paths to become tomorrow’s industry leaders.”

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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 July/August Issue Now Available

AES Journal

This month's issue includes:

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* Join the online discussion of Journal papers and articles!

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