AES New York 2019
Recording & Production Track Event RP19

Friday, October 18, 4:45 pm — 5:45 pm (1E09)

Recording & Production: RP19 - Sound Reproduction on Wheels: How to Serve the Art

Rafael Kassier, Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH. - Karlsbad, Germany
Frank Filipetti, The Living Room - New York, NY, USA
Richard King, McGill University - Montreal, Quebec, Canada; The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Alan Norton, Ford Motor Company - Dearborn, MI, USA
Darcy Proper, Darcy Proper Mastering at Valhalla Studios - Auburn, NY, USA
Mark Ziemba, Panasonic Automotive - Livonia, MI, USA

Reproduction of audio in vehicles is a diverse topic. Certainly the automotive environment provides sometimes significant challenges to audio playback, but also provides specific advantages for system suppliers that are not available for traditional home HiFi manufacturers. Vehicles remain one of the most important environments within which to enjoy audio-only content, and probably the only environment where spatially immersive audio-only reproduction is widely enjoyed. Alongside the traditional challenges of the automotive environment, the advent of autonomous driving will provide further challenges and possibilities, and increasing e-mobility brings renewed focus on component weight and energy efficiency.

This workshop is the second in the series and will probe the connection between the expectations of the audio industry relating to how their art should be enjoyed, with the challenges and opportunities that automotive audio systems provide.

During Part 2, leading professionals from the recording and automotive industries will give their insights and discuss their strategies and approaches in a panel discussion format that should be interesting and entertaining for audience members from either branch of the industry.

Part 1 of this workshop series (which took place at the 2019 AES Automotive Audio Conference in Southern Germany) focused on audio reproduction aesthetics and challenges in automotive audio systems. The outcomes of Part 1 will be summarized and discussed during Part 2.

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