145th AES CONVENTION Live Production Stage Session Details

AES New York 2018
Live Production Stage Session Details

Wednesday, October 17, 11:00 am — 11:45 am (Live Production Stage)

LS01 - Sports Broadcasting in Dolby Atmos

Roger Charlesworth, DTV Audio Group - New York, NY, USA
Rob France, Dolby Laboratories - London, UK
Karl Malone, NBC Universal - Stamford, CT, USA

Dolby Atmos is ready for prime time. It has proven to be the leading format for immersive audio for live sport broadcasts. With Dolby Atmos, fans are brought into the action, hearing not only the commenters but also the crowd noise all around them, immersing them in the action like never before. And while immersive audio won’t necessarily be right for every sport, for the ones that it is a good match for, the impact will be incredible.
Moderated by Roger Charlesworth and featuring, Karl Malone, Director of Sound Design, NBC Sports and NBC Olympics, this session cover the elements involved in the production and delivery of immersive audio for live sports. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear firsthand about NBC Sports’ broadcasts of Atmos for Olympics coverage at both the 2016 Rio Summer Games, the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games and now Notre Dame home football.


Wednesday, October 17, 1:00 pm — 1:45 pm (Live Production Stage)

LS02 - Miking the Sports Broadcast

Ben Escobedo, Shure Market Development & Michael Mason, President of CP Communications

Pro sports broadcasts attract millions of viewers every weekend, with audio being a critical part of the experience. Join Ben Escobedo of the Shure Market Development team and Michael Mason, President of CP Communications, to walk through some of the microphone types and sound capture techniques required to flawlessly execute a high-profile sports broadcast.


Wednesday, October 17, 2:00 pm — 2:45 pm (Live Production Stage)

LS03 - Audio Networking in Production



Wednesday, October 17, 3:00 pm — 3:45 pm (Live Production Stage)


LS04 - Production for Broadcasting the Grammys – The Talent behind the Scenes

Glenn Lorbecki, Glenn Sound Inc - Seattle, WA, USA


Wednesday, October 17, 4:00 pm — 4:45 pm (Live Production Stage)

LS05 - Considering the Implications of ST-2110 on Audio Over IP

Stephen Brownsill, Audio Product Manager, TSL Products

While Audio Over IP is not new to Broadcast, questions are now forming around what it means in light of SMPTE’s ratification of ST-2110. What are the key differences between proprietary and industry standards? and what will need to be taken in to account if / when considering a COTS infrastructure?
In this session, Stephen Brownsill will provide recap on the advantages of IP infrastructures and breakdown what we already know about Audio Over IP, whilst citing real-life applications to anchor this topic in context.


Wednesday, October 17, 5:00 pm — 5:45 pm (Live Production Stage)

LS06 - Music Mixing for Broadcast

Lawrence Manchester, Grammy-award winning music engineer and producer, takes a look at the special demands and challenges of mixing live music for broadcast. Lawrence will explain his process for mixing NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in 5.1 surround and the crossover between his work in TV, film, and the recording studio.
Whether recording a symphony orchestra for Martin Scorsese’s OSCAR-winning masterpiece, The Departed, tracking vocals with Beyoncé, engineering the Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark album for Bono and The Edge, “Slow Jamming The News” with President Obama, mixing The Roots in 5.1 surround sound to a live TV audience of millions, or collaborating on viral videos surpassing ten billion views, Grammy-winner Lawrence Manchester’s experience and versatility as a producer, mixer, and engineer keep him very busy.
Lawrence served as the Supervising Music Producer for the film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown’s musical The Last Five Years starring Anna Kendrick. He also recorded and mixed the cast recordings for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, A Bronx Tale, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, and co-produced the Grammy-nominated Original Cast Album for the Broadway smash Something Rotten!. Lawrence served as the Post Audio Mixer for Adele Live in New York City and recently Lawrence recorded the film scores for The Girl On The Train and Keeping Up With The Joneses and mixed the scores for I, Tonya, Godless, and Bel Canto.
Lawrence is also the music mixer for NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and co-producer of Fallon’s Grammy-winning comedy album, Blow Your Pants Off. During his nine years with Jimmy, he’s mixed live performances by Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Prince, Lady Gaga, Beastie Boys, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Sting, Metallica, Madonna, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Green Day, Justin Timberlake, Blake Shelton, Public Enemy, Dave Matthews Band, Shakira, U2, Foo Fighters and The Who.
Manchester is represented by Joe D'Ambrosio Management Inc.



Thursday, October 18, 11:00 am — 11:45 am (Live Production Stage)

LS07 - Wireless Issues for Live Theater: Broadway and Beyond


Thursday, October 18, 1:00 pm — 1:45 pm (Live Production Stage)

LS08 - Concealed Miking with DPA Microphone

José Frías, Production Sound Mixer (DPA)

Learn concealed miking techniques for film and television using DPA Microphones discreet line of lavalier microphones. This live demonstration will go through different mic choices, wardrobe considerations, mounting accessories, and proper etiquette when dealing with talent or subjects.


Thursday, October 18, 2:00 pm — 2:45 pm (Live Production Stage)

LS09 - Audio Networking for Theater & System Requirements


Thursday, October 18, 3:00 pm — 3:45 pm (Live Production Stage)

LS10 - The Problem With Mono – Multichannel Mixing Techniques for Theater

Jesse Stevens, L-Acoustics

This panel will explore common reinforcement techniques for the theatre, weighing the advantages and disadvantages of each approach, with a focus on how to get the most out of mono sources.


Thursday, October 18, 4:00 pm — 4:45 pm (Live Production Stage)

LS11 - Mixing a Musical

Matt Larson, DiGiCo- Group One Limited National Sales Manager - Farmingdale, NY
Scott Sanders, Veteran Broadway Mix Engineer

What does it take to mix a musical in a small community theater to Broadway/West End and what technologies can help you with the best results? Scott Sanders & Matt Larson will look at the scope of a small to large show and discuss current tools that will help you in the real-world with a limited or a proper budget as you weave through the Sound Designers visions and what the Director wants.


Thursday, October 18, 5:00 pm — 5:45 pm (Live Production Stage)

LS12 - Loudspeaker System Case Studies for Musical and Theatrical Applications


Friday, October 19, 11:00 am — 11:45 am (Live Production Stage)


LS13 - The 7 Most Common Wireless Mic Mistakes (and What You Can Do about Them)

Karl Winkler, Lectrosonics - Rio Rancho, NM, USA

Anyone who has set up or used a wireless mic system, large or small, has faced some of the same problems. This panel of industry experts will explore the most common problems users bring upon themselves, and provide best practice advice for how to improve your results next time around. The basics of wireless mic technology and how to apply it in the real world will be covered along the way.


Friday, October 19, 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm (Live Production Stage)


LS14 - Spectrum Update - "We're in it Now!”

Karl Winkler, Lectrosonics - Rio Rancho, NM, USA

The 600 MHz spectrum auction concluded last year and many changes to the available UHF frequencies are well underway. Join a panel of experts covering these changes, new FCC regulations, and the affects these changes are having on all UHF wireless microphone, intercom, IEM and IFB users in the core-TV bands.


Friday, October 19, 1:00 pm — 1:45 pm (Live Production Stage)

LS15 - Mixing FOH & Monitors – Cohabitation and Cooperation


Friday, October 19, 2:00 pm — 2:45 pm (Live Production Stage)


LS16 - Presenting L-ISA: Reinventing the Live Sound Experience

Scott Sugden, L-Acoustics - Oxnard, CA, USA

An introduction to L-ISA Hyperreal Sound and Immersive Hyperreal Sound via an exploration of a rapidly growing number of over 600 real world deployments. L-ISA is the most comprehensive and robust technology for real-time mixing live productions with the confidence that the loudspeaker configuration, the multidimensional mixing tools, and the processing in the L ISA ecosystem will combine to exceed production expectations.


Friday, October 19, 3:00 pm — 3:45 pm (Live Production Stage)

LS17 - Case Study of Large-Scale Festival Sound Systems: Roskilde Festival 2018

Bob McCarthy, Meyer Sound - New York, NY, USA

Roskilde Festival is one of Europe’s largest and longest-running music festivals, featuring 8 live music stages running in scale from a few hundred to 110,000 people. In this presentation, Bob McCarthy, Meyer Sound’s Director of System Optimization and one of the chief audio engineers for the festival, will discuss the sound system design objectives and tuning processes, as well as the challenges unique to outdoor festivals, tents, and diverse musical acts playing simultaneously.


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