AES San Francisco 2010
Workshop W17

Sunday, November 7, 9:00 am — 10:30 am (Room 132)

W17 - Paths to High Resolution Downloads

Mike Wells, Mike Wells Mastering
Virgilio Bacigalupo, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS - Erlangen, Germany
Jean Cook, Future Music Coalition
Jeff Price, Tunecore - Brooklyn, NY, USA
John Spencer, BMS/Chase - Nashville, TN, USA
Tony Berman, Berman Entertainment and Technology Law - San Francisco, CA, USA

This panel will explore the current state of digital distribution of commercial audio recordings, and how the audio engineering community can get involved with digital distribution channels to create a new direction toward the goal of high resolution downloads. Beginning with an overview of how modern digital distribution channels have come to the current standards of low-resolution MP3 and AAC codecs as standards, we then explore current efforts toward increasing fidelity and quality of distributed encodings within the digital distribution channels, how we can work with digital distributors to improve interaction of audio engineers with the digital distribution community, and finish with action steps that both parties (audio engineering and digital distribution) can take toward improving fidelity and quality of distributed audio assets.

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