Audio Engineering Society E-News

AES E-News: May 6 – AES Membership Month, 144th Convention, 145th Convention, May Inside Track, AES Live, Greatest Journal Papers, Upcoming Conferences, Standards News, Job Board, April Journal

Table of Contents

  1. AES Membership Month
  2. Recording and Production Feature at AES Milan Convention
  3. 145th Convention Call and Hotels
  4. May Inside Track
  5. New AES Live Videos Available
  6. Greatest JAES Papers of All Time?
  7. Upcoming Conference News
  8. Standards News
  9. Job Board Update
  10. AES April Issue Now Available

AES Membership Month Launches with Benefits and Perks


The month of May is Membership Month for the Audio Engineering Society, with member-exclusive early opening of housing availability for AES New York 2018, AES Milan 2018 Advance Registration with its deep discounts for members extended, and a revamp of the Society’s Refer A Friend program. Everyone wins with the new AES Refer a Friend program – each new or lapsed renewing member nets 10% of the membership rate, as does the referring member. From May 1 through May 15, 2018, members also have exclusive access to housing registration for AES New York 2018, allowing members the opportunity to secure the best available rooms and pricing. Visit the Members Discount page.
Advance Registration for AES Milan 2018 is now extended through May 14, giving members additional time to take advantage of best pricing, including substantial member discounts.

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Recording and Production Feature at AES Milan Convention

AES 144th Convention

AES 144th Convention
Location: Milan, Italy
Dates: 23–26 May, 2018

Among the many events at the Milan Convention, you'll find the year’s most comprehensive program of recording and production workshops, tutorials and demonstrations, along with chances to get your ears on the latest gear from top industry brands. From headphones and in-ear monitoring, to studio monitors and sound reinforcement, the convention offers opportunities for first-hand demonstrations and in-depth listening experiences, with insight from renowned engineers and producers. It covers techniques for VR, 3D and spatial content, with dedicated sessions on miking, recording and stereophonic production.

Register now with discounted pricing for AES Members and students.

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145th Convention Call for Contributions and Hotels

AES 145th Convention

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

Now's the time to get thinking about your potential contribution to our New York convention, taking place this coming October. Once again co-located with NAB Show New York, the 145th AES Convention is the premier professional audio gathering of the year. The committee is looking for papers, engineering briefs and workshop/tutorial proposals from the audio community. You can find out all you need to make your proposal in the Call for Contributions.

Advance booking of hotels for this convention will open for AES members only on May 1. Get in quick to make sure of your accommodation for this crucial meeting the audio community! Visit the Members Discount page.

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May Inside Track Features Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality

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 Gavin Kearney, vice-chair of the AES Technical Committee on Audio for Games and leader of the Audio for New Realities sub-group. As Gavin explains, virtual and augmented reality is a rapidly growing market with applications not only in gaming and cinematic presentations, but also in music production, broadcast, social media, healthcare and education. Spatial audio is an essential underlying technology for VR and AR, being used not only to give a strong sense of reality, but also to add ‘hyper-reality’ to make immersive experiences visceral and plausible.

This month's Spotlight video interview hosted by Francis Rumsey, continues the hot topic of mixing for object-based audio. It features Jon Francombe talking about his JAES paper on mix parameters for modifying envelopment, published in the March AES Journal.

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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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Greatest JAES Papers of All Time?

AES Journal

"What are the greatest JAES papers of all time?" asks AES Publications Policy Committee Chair, Josh Reiss, in his recent blog post promoting the AES E-Library. "I was curious which were the most important JAES papers, so had a look at Google Scholar to see which had the most citations," says Reiss. "This has lots of issues, not just because Scholar won’t find everything, but because a lot of the impact is in products and practice, which doesn’t usually lead to citing the papers. Nevertheless, I looked over the list, picked out some of the most interesting ones and following no rules except my own biases, selected the Greatest Papers of All Time Published in the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society."

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Upcoming Conference News

2018 International Conference on Music Induced Hearing Disorders

Hearing conf

Chicago, IL, USA, 20–22 June, 2018
The conference aims to bring international focus on technological options for safer music exposure, such as hearing protection strategies and technology, conditions for populations at risk and risk behaviors, methods for sound exposure monitoring and assessment of hearing, among others. A draft program is now live and you can register immediately.

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2018 International Conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation and Restoration

Archiving conf

Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, Culpeper, VA, USA, 28–30 June, 2018
This conference will present a remarkable opportunity to bring researchers and practitioners together for three days to discuss critical preservation issues and focus on strategies that will support and encourage collaboration and interoperability between industry and the preservation, restoration and archiving communities. A draft program is now live and you can register immediately.

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AES UK Mastering Conference 2018

Mastering conf

University of Westminster, London, UK and locations nearby. 22–23 September, 2018
The UK's first dedicated audio mastering conference is brought to you by the British Section's newly formed Mastering Group. The two day conference will bring together both practitioners, manufacturers, producers, academics and enthusiasts to discuss and share concepts, ideas and practices in mastering. Keynotes include several Grammy winning engineers and manufacturers. Confirmed Keynote speakers included renowned engineers Mandy Parnell, Darcy Proper and Mike Cave, manufacturers Crispin Herrod-Taylor (Crookwood) and Guenter Loibl (Rebeat) and acoustic designer, David Bell (White Mark Limited). Sponsors include: Sonnox; Prism; Sadie; PMC; PSI; MQA; KEF; iZotope; Crookwood; some of whom are speaking at the event.

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Standards News

Waves has joined the AES Standards Sustainer program at the Silver level. Presonus has also joined at the Silver level. Attero Tech has joined the Standards Sustainer program at the basic level. The generosity and support of all three companies is greatly appreciated. The standards work of the Audio Engineering Society has been vital to the advancement of the audio industry. Numerous standards in development are driving an expansion of the AES standards operation, which necessitates an expanded base of funding. Unlike other technical societies with standards programs the AES does not charge participation fees.

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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 April Issue Now Available

AES Journal

This month's Special Issue on Augmented and Participatory Sound and Music Interaction using Semantic Audio includes:

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