143rd AES CONVENTION Tutorial & Workshop TW07: Tech Behind the Tools: Production to Playback

AES New York 2017
Tutorial & Workshop TW07

Friday, October 20, 9:00 am — 10:30 am (Rm 1E12)

TW07 - Tech Behind the Tools: Production to Playback

Lisa Ferrante-Walsh, Director of Engineering, iZotope - Cambridge, MA, USA
Marina Bosi, Consulting Professor at Stanford University and a Founding Director of the Digital Media Project - Stanford, CA, USA
Veronique Larcher, Director AMBEO Immersive Audio, Sennheiser - Switzerland
Vanessa Li, Software Engineer, Pandora
Hannah Robertson, iZotope, Inc. - Cambridge, MA, USA

Ever wondered what's under the hood behind that favorite product in your audio tool belt? This 90 minute panel of engineers and technologists, experts in their fields, will educate us about the technology behind a different product, tool or service on the journey from audio production through playback.

•Where do audio plugins come from? - Hannah Robertson, DSP Engineer at iZotope
This talk will walk through several new features from recently released iZotope products to demystify the development cycle of a plugin: from the ideation stage to research, implementation, sound design, audio quality testing, and user feedback.

•Perceptual Audio Coding - Marina Bosi, Ph.D., Consulting Professor at Stanford University and a Founding Director of the Digital Media Project
Perceptual audio coders (e.g., MP3/AAC) have become part of our daily lives, living in mobile devices, DVDs, webcasting, etc. How did we get here and where are we going? This talk, presented by one of the early developers who helped advance the field of perceptual audio coding, will provide a brief overview, new developments and sound demonstrations to illustrate the impact of this technology.

•The VR Production Workflow - Veronique Larcher, Ph.D., Director AMBEO Immersive Audio at Sennheiser
This talk will review the constraints and tools for on-location VR audio capture, VR audio mixing and monitoring, and finally VR audio experience by the greater numbers on VR platforms or apps.

•Content Delivery and Management at Pandora - Vanessa Li, Software Engineer at Pandora
As demand for music consumption has shifted from physical albums to downloads to online streaming, new standards and protocols have emerged as the music industry business practices have adapted. This talk will address some of the technical challenges that Pandora and other on-demand streaming platforms face around content delivery, storage, metadata rights business logic and audio streaming.

The panel will be chaired by Lisa Ferrante-Walsh, Director of Engineering at iZotope.

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