Audio Engineering Society E-News

AES E-News: August 21 – 145th Convention Keynote, AES@NAMM 2019, Dublin Convention Call, Upcoming Conferences, New Focal Press Page, Standards News, Job Board, July/August Journal

Table of Contents

  1. Thomas Dolby Keynote for 145th Convention
  2. AES@NAMM 2019
  3. Dublin Convention – Call for Contributions
  4. Upcoming Conference News
  5. New Focal Press and AES Partnership Page
  6. Standards News
  7. Job Board Update
  8. AES July/August Issue Now Available

Thomas Dolby to give Keynote at New York Convention

AES 145th Convention

AES 145th Convention
Location: Javits Center, New York, USA
Dates: 17–20 October, 2018

Thomas Dolby will deliver the keynote address during the Opening Ceremonies of the AES New York 2018 International Convention. Since he burst onto the music scene in the 80s with genre-warping compositions and a pioneering production style that embraced and exploited emerging technologies, Prof. Dolby has been a seminal influence on legions of musicians, fans and audio professionals alike. With the title “The Conscious Sound Byte,” his keynote will focus on next-generation sound technologies, in particular adaptive/non-linear music and audio for games, VR/AR, “hearables” and other new media platforms.

Register now and make sure to join your colleagues for the audio meeting of the year.

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Location: Anaheim Convention Center, CA, USA
Dates: 24–27 January, 2019

After its successful debut in 2018, the four-day international symposium returns to Anaheim, CA to run concurrently with the 2019 NAMM Show from January 24-27. AES@NAMM features a series of Training Academies and related sessions on line-array technologies, live-sound mixing consoles, microphones, digital audio networking, wireless systems and studio environments. A Call for Contributions is awaiting your input.

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Dublin Convention — Call for Contributions

AES 146th Convention

AES 146th Convention
Location: Convention Center, Dublin, Ireland
Dates: 20–23 March, 2019

The Call for Contributions for next year's Dublin convention is now live. It's time to start planning your contribution to this important event. The committee seeks full papers, abstract/precis-reviewed proposals, engineering briefs and workshops/tutorials.

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Upcoming Conference News

AES UK Mastering Conference 2018

Mastering conf

University of Westminster, London, UK and locations nearby. 22–23 September, 2018
Registration is now open for this two day conference, which will bring together practitioners, manufacturers, producers, academics and enthusiasts to discuss and share concepts, ideas and practices in mastering.

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2019 International Conference on Immersive and Interactive Audio

Immersive conf

York, UK, March 27–29, 2019
This three-day conference will explore the unique space where interactive technologies and immersive audio meet and aims to exploit the synergies between these fields. The conference will include keynote lectures, technical paper sessions, tutorials and workshops, as well as technological and artistic demonstrations of immersive and interactive audio. The Call for Contributions is now live, awaiting your proposals.

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2019 International Conference on Audio Forensics

Porto, Portugal, June 18–20, 2019
The AES Technical Committee on Audio Forensics announces the "2019 AES International Conference on Audio Forensics: Truth Powered By Science," dedicated to promoting advances in the field through discussion and dissemination of research related to forensic applications of signal processing, speech and acoustic analyses, authentication, and development of methodologies and best practices. A special focus will be made on the techniques and technologies used in the practice of audio forensics.

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2019 International Conference on Headphone Technology

San Francisco, CA, USA, August 27–29, 2019
The second AES International Conference on Headphone Technology focuses on technologies for headphones with a special emphasis on the emerging fields of Mobile Spatial Audio, Individualization, Assistive Listening and Audio for Augmented Reality. It will gather scientists, developers and practitioners who are involved in theory, technical design, application or evaluation of headphone technology. The conference will be an interdisciplinary gathering encouraging fruitful discussions across the headphone, hearing aid and audio delivery industries.

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New Focal Press and AES Partnership Page


There's a new landing page for AES member benefits under our partnership agreement with Focal Press (Routledge). Members can download a free chapter of the latest book in the AES Presents book series, "Hack Audio: An Introduction to Computer Programming and Digital Signal Processing in MATLAB" by Eric Tarr. Get 30% discount off Focal Press books, and visit the Student Members Corner!

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Standards News

AES71-2018: Recommended Practice Loudness Guidelines for Over the Top Television and Online Video Distribution has now been published. This AES Recommended Practice (RP), which started its life as a project of the AES Technical Committee on Broadcast and Online Delivery, describes the many issues related to online audio loudness variations. It provides comprehensive recommendations documenting effective guidelines for managing audio loudness of soundtracks of television and video content available to consumers by Over-The-Top (OTT) and by Online Video Distributors (OVD).

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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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