Audio Engineering Society E-News

AES E-News: July 2 – 145th Convention, July Inside Track, Executive Director, Journal Special Issue, AES Live, Upcoming Conferences, Job Board, June Journal

Table of Contents

  1. 145th Convention
  2. July Inside Track
  3. Executive Director Transition
  4. Journal Special Issue
  5. New AES Live Videos Available
  6. Upcoming Conference News
  7. Job Board Update
  8. AES June Issue Now Available

145th Convention

AES 145th Convention

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

It's time to put your plans in place to attend this year's AES New York Convention. Exhibits-Plus and All Access badges are currently avilable online, and you should act now to receive the best possible pricing and options. Register now and make sure to join your colleagues for the audio meeting of the year. AES Member discounts are available on All Access badges. Registration at any level includes access to the NAB Show New York exhibition.

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July Inside Track Features Spatial Audio

Inside Track

The AES Inside Track features expert industry curators highlighting a topic of choice, with editorial insight as well as links to related research topics, videos, and more. It's available exclusively through the AES Member Portal and is a member benefit, free to all AES members.

This month's curator is Hyunkook Lee. As Hyunkook explains, the past decade saw substantial advancements in spatial audio. First of all, new surround sound formats employing height loudspeakers have been introduced, aiming to provide the audience with 3D listening experiences. This has led to active research on the perceptual mechanism of vertical stereophony as well as the development of new recording and mixing techniques for such formats. Hyunkook offers his collection of some of the AES papers from the past 10 years and other useful materials to help you catch up with the state-of-the-art of research and development in spatial audio.

This month's Spotlight video interview, hosted by Francis Rumsey, features Leo McCormack, winner of the best peer-reviewed paper award at the 144th Convention in Milan. Leo’s paper looks at the creation of a pair of plug-ins for analysing and visualising sound fields, and there's a demo during the interview.

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Executive Director Transition


After six-and-a-half years of service as the Audio Engineering Society’s Executive Director, Bob Moses has elected to leave his position, effective July 1, 2018. AES President David Scheirman emphasizes, “The entire AES leadership team expresses its gratitude to Bob Moses for his dedicated service to the Society, and we believe our global membership shares those feelings. The Board of Governors and our headquarters staff look forward to building on his work and wish him well as he engineers the next phase of his personal career.”

AES and industry veteran Bill Foster, an AES member for 30-plus years who has served as an officer and Chair in the AES’s British Section, as a regional AES Vice President and a past member of the Board, and who is currently the Society’s Financial Planning Officer, will serve as the interim Executive Director of the Society, with Moses working on a project basis through summer’s end.

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Extended Deadline for Object-Based Audio Special Issue


The deadline for submissions to the JAES Special Issue on Object-Based Audio has been extended to July 10. This special issue invites papers from engineers and researchers on any aspect of object-based audio. These may address perceptual, acoustic, signal processing, reproduction, or other opportunities and problems related to object-based audio. Original papers presenting unpublished material relating to research in, but not restricted to, the topics listed in the call are invited for consideration for the special issue.

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New AES Live Videos Available

AES Live

AES Live videos are part of a growing library of content from recent events and other sources, and are only available to members. We've recently added a number of new ones, so here's a sample to whet your appetite:

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Upcoming Conference News

2018 International Conference on Spatial Reproduction – Aesthetics and Science

Spatial conf

Tokyo, Japan, 7–9 August, 2018 (pre-event 6 August)
Offering a dazzling range of workshops, tutorials, keynotes and papers, registration is now open and a draft program is published for the upcoming Spatial Reproduction conference. Another hotel within walking distance of the venue has also been added to the hotel booking website.

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2018 International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality

Archiving conf

DigiPen Institute of Technology Redmond, WA, USA, August 20-22, 2018
Registration and hotel booking are now open for the virtual reality audio event of the year. Hear keynote speakers Ivan Tashev (Microsoft) on 3D audio, Jean-Marc Jot (Magic Leap) on wearable 3D audio, and Ravish Mehra (Oculus) on sound propagation for virtual and augmented reality.

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2019 International Conference on Immersive and Interactive Audio

Immersive conf

York, UK, March 27–29, 2019
Immersive audio systems are ubiquitous and range from macro-systems installed in cinemas, theatres and concert halls to micro-systems for domestic, in-car entertainment, VR/AR and mobile platforms. New developments in human-computer interaction, in particular head and body motion tracking and artificial intelligence, are paving the way for adaptive and intelligent audio technologies that promote audio personalisation and heightened levels of immersion. 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.

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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 June Issue Now Available

Special Issue on Augmented and Participatory Sound and Music Interaction Using Semantic Audio, Part 2

AES Journal

This month's issue includes:

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* Join the online discussion of Journal papers and articles!

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