AES London 2011
Workshop W19

Monday, May 16, 14:00 — 15:30 (Room 4)

W19 - Automixing and Artificial Intelligence

Michael "Bink" Knowles, Independent Live Sound Mixer
Alice Clifford, Queen Mary University of London - London, UK
Ron Lorman, Busy Puppy Productions
Josh Reiss, Queen Mary University of London - London, UK

This workshop will cover two aspects of automixing: the current use of automixers for live sound mixing, and a projection of the future of artificial intelligence and automatic functions applied to live sound.

The first part of the workshop will focus on the problems facing the operator who is mixing panel discussions and improvisational theater, and the benefits of automixers under the control of human hands. The second part will consider the aspects of live sound mixing that may be totally automated in the future, including the setting of input gain, high-pass filtering, channel equalization, and the more distant goal of musical balance.

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