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AES Reveals Behind-the-Scenes, All-Star Industry Talent, Letting Worldwide Audience Listen, Learn and Connect at AES Show 2020

A modified control room at Central Sound at Arizona PBS utilized for audio and video production for the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention. The control rooms, typically set up as multi-user production rooms, were optimized for a single user to ensure the operator was isolated from others during the pandemic.

— The AES utilizes member expertise and resources to launch online AES Show to a worldwide cast of attendees and presenters eager to connect at the biggest pro audio event of the year —

Throughout the changes to the audio engineering industry in 2020, the Audio Engineering Society has persisted in forwarding its mission to promote advances in audio and disseminate new knowledge and research through its latest online interactive events and programs. Taking that mission further still, this year’s AES Show Fall 2020 Convention was organized and produced by a behind-the-scenes cast that fulfilled and exceeded the Society’s expectations, providing everything for the digital networking infrastructure that ported hundreds of livestreamed and on-demand sessions to a worldwide audience, and coordinating and scheduling sessions for hundreds of the top names in audio engineering and production, including presentations by GRAMMY®-winning producers, engineers and artists alongside leading professional audio researchers and innovators.

Delivering the AES Show to nearly 4,400 attendees worldwide over a full month of livestreamed events, various forms of on-demand content, and interactive live discussions and Q&A required a host of engineers, along with much appreciated help from the Central Sound team at Arizona PBS. Video and live feeds took over multiple control rooms at Central Sound for audio and video production, utilizing a variety of production software and services such as the Adobe Creative Suite, OBS, StreamYard, Source Elements, Rendezvous Conferencing, and Zoom, which were further switched and encoded via Wirecast for distribution on various platforms. Streamguys proved invaluable as the primary CDN and streaming solution partner for the live technical convention. “The logistics of funneling a worldwide audience the hundreds of sessions that make up an AES Convention across three websites were daunting,” said Central Sound at Arizona PBS Manager, Executive Producer and Engineer Alex Kosiorek, who headed up streaming and on-demand content delivery. “Our team of committed professionals rose to the occasion to ensure the success of a multi-faceted, complex online event.”

Bringing together the outstanding lineup of award-winning engineers, producers and entertainers for the AES Show’s Special Events series brought its own challenges yet resulted in a number of highlights for the thousands who logged on to catch inspirational and technical insights from some of the biggest names in the industry. From featured livestreamed events with FINNEAS, Jackson Browne and Friends, Imogen Heap, and the AES Show opening statement from New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Hochul, to the Platinum Panels series, hosting top recording engineers, producers, and mastering engineers, a theme of connection and collaboration rang throughout AES Show 2020. Special Events Chair Lisa Roy commented, “More than ever, leading artists, engineers and producers were enthusiastic about supporting the AES Show and reaching out to their peers around the world, to share their knowledge and to share their message of us all working together to navigate these troubled times. Inspiration and insights were shared in abundance!” 

Once again, AES Show attendees were also treated to a series of AES Show TechTours, now in virtual form and dubbed “7 Audio Wonders of the World,” taking visitors to an international host of some of the most iconic studios around the globe. Featured tours included Skywalker Sound (Nicasio, CA), Galaxy Studios (Mol, Belgium), The Village Studios (Los Angeles, CA), Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN), Abbey Road Studios (London, UK), United Recording Studios (Los Angeles, CA), and Capitol Studios (Los Angeles, CA), and included live Q&A sessions with studio hosts and talent. AES Show TechTours Chair John Krivit stated, “Unbound by the virtual nature of AES Show 2020, attendees had unparalleled insider access to world-leading facilities followed by engaging dialog with the staff and engineers who provide the environments for chart-topping creativity.” 

Exemplifying another highlight of AES Conventions was a series of open-session roundtable discussions that allowed attendees to log on and join in on a variety of topical conversations in virtual face-to-face chat rooms, moderated by AES Show organizers and industry experts. Topics included Hip-Hop and R&B, Immersive and Spatial Audio, Audio History, Networked Audio, Sound Reinforcement, Game Audio and XR, Immersive Music, and an Audio Builders Workshop session. AES Show Sound Reinforcement Track Chair and Historical Track Co-Chair Dan Mortensen, who also hosted several of the discussion, commented, “People were so eager to reconnect with their peers and mentors, particularly enjoying getting ‘face-time’ with special guests like legendary Woodstock engineer Bill Hanley, who not only stopped in but graciously went overtime to continue the conversation. My AES Section (Pacific Northwest) has discovered that one of the few upsides of these times is the easy ability to very personally network in real time with people who are sitting literally anywhere in the world and share our mutual love of audio on an ongoing basis. These roundtable discussions showed that this capability is translatable to a full-sized Convention.”

Adding to the value and accessibility of the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention, all presentations will remain online and open to registered attendees through November 30, with additional Partner Showcase exhibitions and virtual booths remaining open through December 18. Showcase registration is free for AES Members, while non-members can register for just $25, or for free with a VIP promo code from one of the AES Show Partners (special thanks to AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Platinum Partners Amazon Devices, Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Genelec, NTP Technology [DAD, Penta], and The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing). For everything AES Show 2020 has to offer, including the comprehensive Technical Program, All Access Registration is still available, starting at just $149 for AES Members and $99 for AES Student Members.

Register Now at AESShow.com. 

Posted on November 24, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EST



Journal of the Audio Engineering Society Reader Survey

The AES Board of Directors and Publications Policy Committee are eager to hear your thoughts on the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society – especially in light of COVID-19’s impact on the audio and publishing industries.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JAESsurvey2020.

Posted on November 20, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EST



The AES Show Fall 2021 Las Vegas

The Audio Engineering Society will collocate the AES Show Fall 2021 with the NAB Show 2021 in Las Vegas, October 11-13.

“Our October collocation with NAB Show New York for the past few years has proven mutually beneficial for attendees and exhibitors alike,” said Colleen Harper, AES Executive Director. “We all miss the engagement and excitement of the in-person AES Show and look forward to once again interacting at the convention with professional audio manufacturers and our colleagues.”

AES Show Fall 2021 will include an on-line component to complement the in-person event. The AES Show Exhibition will be housed in the Westgate Hotel adjacent to, and accessible from the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall. AES Show and NAB Show attendees will be able to migrate freely between the two exhibitions.

Planning and organization is now underway. Detailed information will be available in early 2021. Companies and organizations interested in exhibiting can contact Graham Kirk.

Posted on November 18, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Best Papers Awards and Student Competition Winners Announced

AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Best Papers Awards and Student Competition Winners Announced

— AES Best Papers Awards presented during online Opening Ceremonies highlight top research and advancements in audio engineering —

The AES announced the winners of the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention’s Best Technical Paper and Best Student Paper Awards during the Convention’s Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, October 27. The awards highlight outstanding research Paper contributions from both professional and student authors and are illustrative of the depth of the AES Convention Papers presentations, which share and showcase top worldwide research and advancements in audio engineering. Additionally, winners of the AES Show 2020 Student Competitions were announced during the Ceremony, including submissions across a variety of recording engineering and design categories. The complete AES Show Opening Ceremonies, along with the rest of this year’s online convention, are available On Demand at AESShow.com through November 30.

The AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Best Technical Paper Award, presented by AES Show Papers Co-chair Areti Andreopoulou, was awarded to Juhani Paasonen and co-author Ville Pulkki for their peer-reviewed paper “Short-range renderings of virtual sources for multichannel loudspeaker setups.” The paper’s abstract reads:
A method for rendering virtual sources is proposed, where the sources are perceived to be closer than the loudspeaker array radius. The development is based on an informal finding about closer perception of the range of virtual sources rendered coherently over multiple loudspeakers. To avoid sound quality issues inherent with coherent rendering, the input is split to two streams, one with more transients and the other with smoother temporal envelope. The transient stream is rendered over coherent reproduction, and the continuous stream is processed with time-frequency-domain spreading technique. The results from localization tests with moving sources show that the proposed method produces the perception of closer distances on both sweet-spot and off-sweet-spot listening.

The paper can be downloaded from the AES E-Library at https://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=20938

The AES Show 2020 Best Student Paper Award was presented by AES Show Papers Co-chair Braxton Boren and was presented to Michele Ebri and co-authors Nicolò Strozzi, Filippo Maria Fazi, Angelo Farina and Luca Cattani for their paper “Individual Listening Zone with Frequency-Dependent Trim of Measured Impulse Responses.” The paper’s abstract reads:
Acoustic Contrast Control (ACC) has been widely used to achieve individual audio delivery in shared environments. The effectiveness of this method is reduced when the control is performed in reverberant environments. Even if control filters are computed using measured transfer functions, the robustness of the system is affected by the presence of reverberation in the plant matrix. In this paper a new optimization method is presented to improve the ACC algorithm by applying a frequency-dependent windowing of the measured impulse response used for the filter computation, thus removing late reflections. The effects of this impulse response optimization are presented by means of sound zoning results obtained from experimental measurements performed in a car cabin.

The paper can be downloaded from the AES E-Library at https://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=20946

AES Show Student Competition winners were also announced for the Student Recording Competitions (Traditional Acoustic, Traditional Studio, Modern Studio, Sound for Visual Media, Remix, and Immersive Audio categories), the Saul Walker Student Design Competition, and the MATLAB Plugin Competition. The complete lists of Student Competition winners and judges, and sponsor information are available at https://www.aes.org/students/blog/2020/10/winners-of-student-competitions.

Visit AESShow.com to watch the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Opening Ceremonies and awards presentations, Technical Program sessions, Partner Showcase exhibitions, and much more available On Demand through November. Showcase registration is free for AES Members, while non-members can register for just $25, or for free with a VIP promo code from one of the AES Show Partners (special thanks to AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Platinum Partners Amazon Devices, Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Genelec, NTP Technology [DAD, Penta], and The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing). For everything AES Show 2020 has to offer, including the comprehensive Technical Program and the Papers presentations, All Access Registration is still available, starting at just $149 for AES Members and $99 for AES Student Members.

Register Now at AESShow.com 

Posted on November 11, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES Show Recognizes Outstanding Service and Contributions to the Industry in Opening Ceremonies Awards Presentations

AES President Agnieszka Roginska presents awards for outstanding service and contributions to the Industry during the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Opening Ceremonies on October 27

— The Audio Engineering Society congratulates this Convention’s recipients of awards signifying exemplary service and dedication to the AES and the industry worldwide —

The Audio Engineering Society has announced the winners of this year’s AES Awards for distinguished achievement in the field of audio and service to the Society, presented during the Opening Ceremonies of the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention on October 27. The awards were presented in the online ceremony by AES President Agnieszka Roginska on behalf of Awards Committee Chair David Scheirman. The AES Show Opening Ceremonies are available on-demand for AES Show attendees at AESShow.com.

 

Awards presented at the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention include:

 

AES Board of Governors Award, given to Members rendering exceptional service to the Audio Engineering Society, presented to:

 

Jorge Azama, for chairing the highly successful AES Latin American Conference in September 2019 in Lima, Perú

 

AES Honorary Membership Award, given to individuals of outstanding repute and eminence in the science of audio engineering or its allied arts, presented to:

 

Imogen Heap, for outstanding contributions to the world of music and technology

 

Karrie Keyes, for her leadership in creating opportunities for girls and women in the field of live sound

 

AES Fellowship Award, given to Members who have rendered conspicuous service or are recognized to have made a valuable contribution to the advancement in or dissemination of knowledge of audio engineering, or in the promotion of its application in practice, presented to:

 

Peter Graham Craven, for decades of commitment to the growth and ongoing health of the professional audio industry and for unflagging advocacy for, and dedication to, the Audio Engineering Society

 

Jackie Green, for contributions to the sciences of microphone design and manufacture, microphone performance measurement and to microphone and wireless mic system education

 

Thomas Miller, for valuable contributions to the development of miniature transducer design

 

Umberto Zanghieri, for his work advancing the application of audio design and digital interconnectivity and for extraordinary service to the Audio Engineering Society

 

Distinguished Service Award, awarded in recognition of extraordinary service to the Society over a period of years, presented to:

 

Don Puluse, for his leadership of the AES Educational Foundation as its longtime President, securing and awarding opportunity to deserving AES Student Members

 

Complete AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Opening Ceremonies video presentation and details available here.

 

Visit AESShow.com to find out more about additional Technical Program events, Partner Showcase exhibitions, and much more being made available through November. Showcase registration is free for AES Members, while non-members can register for just $25, or for free with a VIP promo code from one of the AES Show Partners (special thanks to AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Platinum Partners Amazon Devices, Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Genelec, NTP Technology [DAD, Penta], and The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing). For everything AES Show 2020 has to offer, including the comprehensive Technical Program, All Access Registration is still available, starting at just $149 for AES Members and $99 for AES Student Members.

 

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Posted on November 9, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Builds on Traditions Through New Experiences and Offerings

GRAMMY®-Winning Engineer, Producer, and Songwriter FINNEAS presented the AES Keynote

— Attendees from around the globe engaged to “Listen, Learn and Connect” as the online AES Show 2020 expanded to become Audio Engineering Month with events and presentations throughout October, available On-Demand now —

From the opening of Audio Engineering Month to the final week of livestream Technical Program and featured events, the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention garnered overwhelming support from attendees, presenters and exhibitors alike. In spite of the monumentally difficult task of taking the AES Show online, sessions from top industry professionals and showcases by leading partner brands flourished, drawing virtual crowds and interactions to a variety of presentations afforded by the new virtual format. Additionally, as a benefit of the online format, nearly all Technical Program sessions from the AES Show will remain online through the month of November, with Partner Showcase virtual booths, presentations and more remaining open through December 18, while registration remains open for those who choose to enjoy the AES Show at their own pace.

Nearly 4,400 AES Show attendees logged on from 70 countries to take in over 300 livestreamed sessions hosted by more than 600 presenters and panelists on all things audio, from workshops on the latest tools and techniques, to the Special Events series featuring FINNEAS, Jackson Browne and friends, Imogen Heap, Platinum Panel sessions and more (including the AES Show’s opening statement from New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Hochul). A wealth of research papers and engineering briefs were also presented during the final week of the AES Show, perpetuating the scientific and educational insights that are hallmarks of AES Conventions and adding to the Audio Engineering Society’s seventy-plus years of research and applications archives. 

“If there’s one defining aspect of AES Conventions, it’s the breadth, depth and comprehensiveness of the Convention Technical Program,” said AES President-Elect and Convention co-chair Jonathan Wyner. “The all-volunteer Convention Committee and the AES staff rose to the challenges of moving the Convention online and delivered an outstanding program without equal. With the online format, every attendee, from wherever they were in the world, had the best seat in the house. What’s more, with all the content available online for on-demand viewing, AES Show 2020 is still delivering throughout November.”

Rounding out the AES Show experience were a host of activities taking place both on-demand and in real time throughout the Audio Engineering Month of October, including Student and Career events (student competitions, project critiques, the Education and Career Fair and more), open-session roundtable discussions on a variety of topics, and the “7 Audio Wonders of the World” Tech Tours series, offering exclusive virtual walking tours of some of the world’s most revered studios. Partner Showcase events also took center stage, adding a trade-show-floor element to the AES Show, with live presentations, product debuts, and virtual booths that attendees could browse for information, videos, and demos of the latest gear from top brands. 

“The technology for online events is still maturing,” noted AES Secretary and Convention co-chair Valerie Tyler. “To port every aspect of an AES convention into an online format ended up requiring not just one, but three websites. In the end, that also allowed us to expand aspects of the convention in new ways that promise to deliver into the future.”

“One of the most exciting aspects of a virtual convention,” added the third convention co-chair, AES Governor-elect Paul Womack, “is that we were able to include contributions from artists, engineers, producers and audio experts that wouldn’t have been able to participate in an in-person event that required travel and a physical presence. The Special Events series and my own R&B and Hip-Hop Track were greatly enhanced by this additional star-power, a pattern that rippled through the entire Convention.”

Visit AESShow.com to find out more about additional Technical Program events, Partner Showcase exhibitions, and much more being made available through November. Showcase registration is free for AES Members, while non-members can register for just $25, or for free with a VIP promo code from one of the AES Show Partners (special thanks to AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Platinum Partners Amazon Devices, Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Genelec, NTP Technology [DAD, Penta], and The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing). For everything AES Show 2020 has to offer, including the comprehensive Technical Program, All Access Registration is still available, starting at just $149 for AES Members and $99 for AES Student Members.

Register Now at AESShow.com. 

Posted on November 6, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EST



Jackson Browne, Jenny Lewis, Jonathan Wilson and Paul Beaubrun Keynote Event Announced: "Let the Rhythm Lead: How the Chemistry of People and the Recording Process Fosters Inspiration," Moderated by Scott Goldman on October 30

AES Show Fall 2020 Convention feature Keynote event

— AES Show Keynote event will expound on the value of connecting with collaborators on a variety of levels to create the ultimate creative environment —

The Audio Engineering Society is delighted to welcome Jackson Browne and friends for a featured keynote event on October 30 at 3:30pm EDT as part of the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention. In this AES Show Special Event, titled “Let the Rhythm Lead: How the Chemistry of People and the Recording Process Fosters Inspiration,” legendary songwriter, recording artist and producer Jackson Browne leads a comprehensive and intimate roundtable conversation with musical collaborators Jenny Lewis, Jonathan Wilson and Paul Beaubrun, reflecting on their recent collaborative project Let The Rhythm Lead: Haiti Song Summit Vol. 1,  and how to remain connected and authentic in our pursuits as music continues to take on a vital role in our lives. The event will be moderated by the Host and Moderator of the GRAMMY Museum’s Public Programs series, Scott Goldman.  

 

Event Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/AESNY/index.asp?presTarget=1439375

 

The collaborative album Let the Rhythm Lead: Haiti Song Summit, Vol. 1, conceived by Jackson Browne, included singer-songwriters Jenny Lewis, Jonathan Russell and Jonathan Wilson; Haitian guitarist, bandleader and bass player Paul Beaubrun; Malian singer and guitar virtuoso Habib Koité; flamenco guitarist, musicologist and producer Raúl Rodríguez; and Haitian artists Lakou Mizik and Sanba Zao, as a benefit project for Artists for Peace and Justice and the Artists Institute of Jacmel, Haiti. Hailing from four different countries, interweaving North American Indie Rock with beats and percussion of Haitian Vodou, Spanish and Malian guitar, and Tres Flamenco, with songs in English, Creole, Khassonké, Manding and Spanish, Let the Rhythm Lead celebrates the work of Artists for Peace and Justice in Haiti, and was recorded at the Artists Institute on the island's southern coast, in the town of Jacmel.

 

For this AES Keynote event, Lewis, Wilson and Beaubrun will be joining Browne in the discussion and lending their insights on how the project unfolded, the importance of collaboration and the chemistry among the players, and the use and sharing of recording techniques with the audio students at the Artists Institute in Haiti – along with the universal language of music, which served to span cultures and distance to help bring change and innovation to those struggling with difficult circumstances.

 

About Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2007. His debut album came out on David Geffen's Asylum Records in 1972, and since then, he has released fourteen studio albums and four collections of live performances. Browne is currently working on a new studio album, set for release in March 2021. 

Browne is known for his advocacy on behalf of the environment, human rights, and arts education. He's a co-founder of the groups Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) and Nukefree.org and a member of the Ocean advocacy group Ocean Elders.

 

About Jenny Lewis

One of the most respected artists of her generation, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Jenny Lewis started her career in Los Angeles. She appeared in films such as Troop Beverly Hills and The Wizard before she co-founded L.A.’s underground band Rilo Kiley in 1998. She has gone on to release four solo albums, is a member of The Postal Service, NAF, Artists for Peace and Justice and others. Lewis has collaborated and recorded with Elvis Costello, Beck, Bon Iver, Jackson Browne, Don Was, and Benmont Tench, to name a few. As a composer she has scored two motion pictures, Very Good Girls and Song One, and co-written original songs for Disney’s Bolt and for Meryl Streep’s performance in Jonathan Demme’s final film Ricki and The Flash. In 2019 her latest album, On The Line, received widespread critical acclaim, was named on many Best Albums Of The Year lists and featured Ringo Starr and Jim Keltner on drums. 

 

About Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer whose acclaimed solo albums have garnered accolades and awards from the likes of Billboard, Rolling Stone and beyond. His diverse recording styles and musical genres have most recently led him from his Los Angeles-based DIY recording roots to Nashville’s session-driven recording scene for his latest release, Dixie Blur, produced by Pat Sansone of Wilco and featuring premier session players including bass player Dennis Crouch, Russ Pahl on pedal steel, multi-instrumentalist Jim Hoke, and world renowned fiddle master Mark O’Connor. Other projects have included producing works for Father John Misty, Dawes, British folk legend Roy Harper, and Conor Oberst, as well as serving as musical director, guitarist and vocalist on the Roger Waters Us+Them tour.

 

About Paul Beaubrun
A scion of Haitian musical royalty, Paul has spent his life living to the beat, from his roots in the GRAMMY®-nominated band Boukman Eksperyans, to his move to New York as a youth where he was inspired by his heritage to begin crafting a sound all his own. Constantly aware of his roots, the struggle of an immigrant and the drive of New York life, Paul began to create a path where music, activism and history meet. His unique and transfixing sound he calls “Roots/Blues” weaves together his impeccable guitar skills, rich vocals, musical ingenuity and cultural history, all while performing a smooth melange of both English, French and Creole (the native tongue of his Haitian roots). In April 2020, Beaubrun released his much-anticipated live album Rasanbleman (Red Moon) with his band Zing Experience. The album features some of Haiti’s best talent including Michael Brun, Anie Alerte, J Perry, Mikaben, TROUBLEBOY HITMAKER, Gardy Girault, Jean Caze, Kanis and Kabysh. He has played alongside some of the world's top artists including Ms. Lauryn Hill, Maxwell, Arcade Fire, Jackson Browne and Bob Weir, reaching fans in venues around the globe while furthering awareness of Haitian art, culture and promoting the incredible talent of Haiti's youth.

 

About Scott Goldman
Since 2010, Goldman has served as the Host and Moderator of the GRAMMY Museum’s Public Programs series, conducting interviews with hundreds of artists from across the musical spectrum. He has also served as both the Artistic and Executive Director of the Museum, setting the curatorial direction for the institution. Since 2008 he has served as the principal researcher/writer and interviewer for the GRAMMY Museum’s Living Histories Project, conducting oral history interviews with legendary artists and executives in music. Goldman previously served in Executive positions with the charitable affiliates of the Recording Academy – The GRAMMY Foundation and the MusiCares Foundation – and served seventeen years directing the City of Hope’s philanthropic campaigns in the music industry. He has produced numerous high-profile, multi-artist events, and has written and produced tribute events to B.B. King, Gregg Allman and Iggy Pop (among many others). In addition to his work at the Museum, Goldman is currently writing and hosting a podcast for the Concord Music Group celebrating the 70th anniversary of Prestige Records.

 

Find out more about this and other AES Show Special Events, the Partner Showcase, the world-renowned Technical Program and the rest of the full schedule of Audio Engineering Month events at AESShow.com. AES Show 2020 Showcase registration is open to all AES Members as a member benefit, or complimentary for others with a VIP promo code from one of the AES Show Partners. All Access Registration is just $149 for AES Members ($99 for AES Student Members) and $274 for non-members – the latter including one year of AES membership and benefits.

 

Event Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/AESNY/index.asp?presTarget=1439375

 

 

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Posted on October 29, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES Show Platinum Producers Panel to Feature Discussion with Fab Dupont, Julian Raymond, and Ebonie Smith, Moderated by Michael Molenda

AES Show Platinum Producers Panel to Feature Discussion with Fab Dupont, Julian Raymond, and Ebonie Smith, Moderated by Michael Molenda

— Platinum Producers Panel to highlight “Mysteries of the Formidable Hook – A Producers View on Creating Impact Through Songwriting, Technology and Sonic Textures” in this AES Show Fall 2020 Special Event —

Catching the ears of an often-distracted audience is the superpower of a successful producer, which is the focus of this year’s AES Show Fall 2020 Platinum Producers Panel, set for October 29 at 6:00 pm EDT. Award-winning producers Fab Dupont, Julian Raymond and Ebonie Smith will take the virtual stage, moderated by music industry journalist and musician Michael Molenda, to discuss “Mysteries of the Formidable Hook – A Producers View on Creating Impact Through Songwriting, Technology and Sonic Textures.” These renowned participants will reveal how they deploy songwriting chops, audio-production strategies, fashion and style savvy, hook smarts, and other devices to make songs as compelling, commercial, and seductive as possible.

 

Fab Dupont is an award-winning NYC-based record producer and mixing engineer, in addition to playing, writing, producing and mixing music both live and in studios all over the world, as well as in his own FLUX Studios in the East Village of New York City. Dupont has received many accolades around the world, including wins at the Victoires de la Musique, South African Music awards, Pan African Music Awards, and U.S. independent music awards. He also has received several Latin GRAMMY® nominations and has worked on many Latin GRAMMY- and GRAMMY-nominated albums.

 

Julian Raymond is a multi-GRAMMY Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated record producer and songwriter. He arrived in Nashville from Los Angeles in 2014 to work with Scott Borchetta at Big Machine Label Group and currently serves as SVP of A&R at Big Machine/John Varvatos Records, where he is on two new rock projects with Badflower and Pretty Vicious, as well as work with a variety of country artists across the label. His work as the executive producer and composer for the documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me resulted in an Academy Award nomination in 2015 for his song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You.” He won the GRAMMY Award in 2015 for Best Country Song for “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” and was nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.

 

Ebonie Smith is an award-winning music producer, audio engineer and singer-songwriter based in New York City, and founder and president of Gender Amplified, Inc., an organization that celebrates and supports women and girls in music production and audio engineering. Smith received her first GRAMMY Certificate and RIAA-certified platinum plaque for work as an assistant engineer on Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording). She received her second GRAMMY Certificate for work as an assistant engineer on Sturgill Simpson's award-winning album A Sailor's Guide to Earth. She also engineered on the GRAMMY-nominated albums Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe and Invasion of Privacy by Cardi B. 

 

Moderator for the panel, Michael Molenda, is the longest sitting Editor-in-Chief of Guitar Player magazine (1997-2018). During his tenure, Molenda founded Guitar Player's Guitar Superstar Competition, the Certified Legend Award, the Ronnie Montrose Rock the ation Award for Young Guitarists, and the Play It Forward charity and mentoring initiative. Post-Guitar Player, Molenda started the content websites Guardians of Guitar and NowGenDrums, as well as serving as Chief Digital Editor for Modern Drummer and social-network manager for Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp. A long-time San Francisco Bay Area musician, recording-studio owner, engineer/producer, and video editor, Molenda also writes marketing and promo copy for companies such as Line 6, Yamaha, and Graph Tech, and is currently vice president for Instrumental Guitar and West Coast Rock at Mi5 Recordings/Universal Music Group.

 

Visit AESShow.com to find out more about this and other AES Show Special Events and Technical Program sessions, the AES Show Partner Showcase, and much more happening during Audio Engineering Month. Showcase registration is free for AES Members, while non-members can register for just $25, or for free with a VIP promo code from one of the AES Show Partners. For everything AES Show 2020 has to offer, including the Platinum series and the rest of the comprehensive Technical Program, All Access Registration starts at just $149 for AES Members and $99 for AES Student Members. Special Thanks to AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Platinum Partners Amazon Devices, Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Genelec, NTP Technology (DAD, Penta), and The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing. 

 

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Posted on October 28, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES Show Platinum Engineers Panel to Offer Insights on Recording in Our New World on Friday, October 30

AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Platinum Engineers Special Event

— Panelists Marcella Araica, Russell Elevado, Tony Visconti, and Joe Zook discuss the current state of recording and production with moderator Jimmy Douglass —

 Event Link: www.eventscribe.com/2020/AESNY/fsPopup.asp?efp=Vk1QTERKV0UxMjEzMA&PresentationID=78001...

The past, present and future of recording practices and technology continue to shape audio entertainment, giving listeners more choices than ever for enjoying recordings from the past 100-plus years in various formats. The AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Platinum Engineers Panel Special Event, “Recording – Then, Now and Future,” taking place Friday, October 30, at 1:00pm EDT, will take a look at some of the many techniques used in popular music over the years, and where those technologies are taking us. Producer/Engineer Jimmy Douglass will moderate a panel including Marcella Araica, Russell Elevado, Tony Visconti, and Joe Zook discussing recording in our new world and what will be carried forward from past challenges and successes in the recording studio. 

 

Marcella Araica is a sought-after engineer who has mixed over 100 chart-topping tunes while working with world-renowned musical icons such as Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Madonna, Nelly Furtado, Usher, Will Smith and Missy Elliott, along with super producers Timbaland, Danja, and Polow Da Don. Her quick rise from an award-winning student at Full Sail University to interning at The Hit Factory and on to working with the biggest names in the music world have drawn industry attention, as she also continues work with independent label N.A.R.S. (New Age Rock Stars), founded in partnership with Danja, as well as projects at the newly built recording studio Dream Asylum Studios in Miami, FL.

 

Three-time GRAMMY® award-winning engineer and producer Russell Elevado started his studio career in 1986 interning at Shakedown Studios in NYC (owned by producer Arthur Baker). He is widely recognized for the sound he created for D’Angelo’s Voodoo, which he recorded and mixed and which earned him a GRAMMY Award for “Best R&B Album” in 2000, and another GRAMMY for “Best R&B Album” as engineer/mixer for D’Angelo’s Black Messiah album in 2016. His use of vintage recording equipment and analog tape combined with a modern approach to recording inspired by multiple genres has been sought after by collaborators such as Questlove, the Roots, Common, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Rick Rubin, Tony Visconti, Al Green, Angelique Kidjo, Roy Hargrove, Mark Ronson, Erykah Badu and J Dilla, to name a few artists in his 100-plus album discography.

 

Tony Visconti is a New York-based artist, producer and author, often noted for his career-spanning work with David Bowie, as well as groundbreaking recordings from T. Rex, Moody Blues and Thin Lizzy, among many others. As one of the most important pop producers in history, Visconti continues to work with a diverse mix of top artists, producing recent projects for Esperanza Spalding, Daphne Guinness, The Good, the Bad & the Queen, and Perry Farrell.

 

One of the most respected and sought-after mixing engineers in the music industry, Joe Zook has worked on a catalog of songs that have sold over 60 million units and been streamed over 10 billion times including a dozen-plus number-one Billboard hits. Zook has worked with such artists as AJR, Alessia Cara, One Republic, U2, One Direction, Modest Mouse, The Hives, Weezer, Plain White Ts, Katy Perry, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Rachel Platten, Ella Henderson, Andy Grammer, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Marc Broussard, Serena Ryder, Jacob Collier and hundreds more, mostly from his personal studios in Los Angeles. From early days as a touring musician to studio runner to assistant engineer to engineer to producer and mixer, Zook has traveled a path that has offered him a unique perspective on the craft of record making.  

 

“Recording – Then, Now and Future” moderator and industry icon Jimmy Douglass is a four-time GRAMMY®-winning producer and engineer for four decades of music and pleasure. He has worked with artists such as John Lennon, Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Pharrell, Q-Tip, Baby Rose, The Internet, Timbaland, Kanye West, John Legend, and Questlove.

 

Visit AESShow.com to find out more about additional AES Show Special Events, Partner Showcase, Technical Program and much more happening during Audio Engineering Month. Audio Engineering Month content will remain available On Demand throughout the month of November for registered attendees. Showcase registration is free for AES Members, while non-members can register for just $25, or for free with a VIP promo code from one of the AES Show Partners (special thanks to AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Platinum Partners Amazon Devices, Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Genelec, NTP Technology (DAD, Penta), and The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing). For everything AES Show 2020 has to offer, including the Platinum series and the rest of the comprehensive Technical Program, All Access Registration starts at just $149 for AES Members and $99 for AES Student Members.

 

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Posted on October 28, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



GRAMMY®-Winning Engineer, Producer, and Songwriter FINNEAS to Give AES Show Keynote

GRAMMY®-winning artist, producer and engineer FINNEAS will give the AES Show Fall Convention 2020 Keynote speech on Thursday, October 29, at 4:00pm EDT.

— FINNEAS will share his thoughts on recording, engineering and producing hits for Billie Eilish, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Camila Cabello, Ben Platt and more. An AES Show 2020 Special Event with an AES exclusive live Q&A — 

The AES Show will host six-time GRAMMY® Award-winner FINNEAS as he delivers a featured virtual keynote address, providing the worldwide gathering of attendees insights into his creative process and workflow. Followed by an exclusive live Q&A, the event will take place on Thursday, October 29, at 4:00pm EDT. FINNEAS has had an award-winning year of hit productions, including GRAMMY® Awards for “Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical,” “Record of the Year,” “Album of the Year,” and “Song of the Year” for his collaborations with Billie Eilish, along with the honor of being the youngest person to win the GRAMMY® Award for “Producer of the Year, Non Classical.” Since his musical debut in 2016, he has penned and produced hits for many high-profile artists including Selena Gomez, Halsey, Camila Cabello, Tove Lo, Ben Platt, Julia Michaels, and more, and has emerged as a chart-topping producer/engineer as well as a solo artist. 

 

FINNEAS also co-produced (with Stephen Lipson) and co-wrote the official theme song and title track for the upcoming James Bond film, No Time To Die, alongside Billie Eilish, who co-wrote and performed the track. Additionally, the track features orchestral arrangements by Hans Zimmer and Matt Dunkley, Johnny Marr on guitar and FINNEAS on bass, percussion, piano, synthesizer and drum programming. As a solo artist, FINNEAS’s “Let’s Fall In Love For The Night,” has received critical acclaim from journalists and fans alike, garnering 500M global streams, 100M video views and a sold out 2019 headlining tour.  

 

Visit AESShow.com for find out more about this Special Event, our Partner and Exhibitor Showcase, and the entire Audio Engineering Month slate of AES Show Fall 2020 Convention activities spanning all of October. Free AES Show 2020 Showcase registration is open to all AES Members, or with a VIP promo code from one of the AES Show partners. All Access Registration is just $149 for AES Members ($99 for AES Student Members) and $274 for non-members – the latter including one year of AES membership and benefits.

 

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Posted on October 28, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES Asks: Are You Ready to Travel?

AES Asks: Are You Ready to Travel?

Are You Ready to Travel?

 

We know that both of these things are true:

 

  1. COVID-19 has fundamentally changed our way of life, including the ability to meet in person.

 

And

 

  1. We are eager to get back together in person – to reconnect, to network, and to learn together.

 

As we plan for life after 2020, we want to hear from YOU, our valued community, on your personal willingness and readiness to travel.

 

Complete our survey at the link below and enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 $50 Amazon gift cards!

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Posted on October 23, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES Show Platinum Partner the P&E Wing Presents Open-to-All Event "Organizing Chaos: Top Engineers Discuss File Management"

— Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® is making it possible to share this AES Show Fall 2020 online Special Event to an audio industry-wide audience on Thursday, October 22, at 3pm EDT —

 

Migrating to digital file-based audio has brought on a host of challenges in the organization and management of the burgeoning elements used to produce modern musical magic. “Once upon a time, engineers and their assistants just had to keep track of various reels of multi-track analog tapes, containing up to about 48 tracks per song, that were stored in easily labeled boxes,” begins the P&E Wing’s description of its AES Show Fall 2020 Audio Engineering Convention Special Event – open to all interested – “Organizing Chaos: Top Engineers Discuss File Management,” to be held online Thursday, October 22, at 3pm EDT. “Those boxes also included track sheets (!) which used a common language to explain what was on each track,” the description continues. “Of course, that’s ancient history. Now, the number of tracks is pretty much unlimited, many sessions have no assistants, and engineers use their own proprietary ways of file labeling and management. Often, chaos ensues.” The value of organized assets is being further illuminated as artists and labels increasingly look to repurpose legacy assets for new formats like Dolby Atmos® and to capitalize on unreleased materials. The panel will address the issues and recommend solutions.

The all-star engineer panel for the event consists of Jeff Balding, Chris Dennis, Quentin Gilkey and Ebonie Smith, joined by Moderator and P&E Wing Sr. Managing Director Maureen Droney. Courtesy of the P&E Wing, the AES Show 2020 Partner Showcase Zoom event will be open to the audio public

The P&E Wing is actively involved in developing constantly updated guidelines for the management and delivery of music assets with file management and nomenclature a key component that promotes efficient collaboration and asset archiving. Many of the panelists are active in developing these guidelines.

Jeff Balding has brought his unique blend of commercial instincts and authenticity to a broad array of genres and has earned numerous GRAMMY® nominations in addition to a multi-platinum professional profile. He has worked with icons across multiple genres including the Eagles, Maren Morris, Taylor Swift, Don Henley, Shania Twain, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton, BeBe Winans and Megadeth.

Chris Dennis is a multi-platinum engineer based out of Los Angeles, CA. After moving to California in 2015, he worked his way up through the legendary recording studios NightBird and Record Plant before eventually going freelance and working with Roddy Ricch in 2019. Dennis is now Ricch's full-time audio engineer for everything live and studio.

With a background in classical and jazz piano, Quentin “Q” Gilkey began his music career on the performance side. After studying engineering at the Conservatory of Recording Arts in Phoenix, Arizona, he interned at Ocean Studios in Los Angeles before landing as an engineer at Paramount Recording Studios. In 2010, Dr. Dre began working out of Paramount’s sister studio, Encore, with Q as an assistant engineer. Q soon began engineering for writers and producers at Dr. Dre’s record label, Aftermath Entertainment. In 2014, Q was promoted to lead engineer and has worked alongside Dr. Dre for the past eight years with all of the acclaimed artists on the producer’s roster, including Kendrick Lamar, The Game, Eminem and Anderson .Paak. 

Ebonie Smith is an award-winning music producer, audio engineer and singer-songwriter based in New York City. She is also founder and president of Gender Amplified, Inc., an organization that celebrates and supports women and girls in music production and audio engineering. Smith received a GRAMMY Certificate and RIAA-certified platinum plaque for work as an assistant engineer on Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) and another GRAMMY Certificate as assistant engineer on Sturgill Simpson's award-winning album A Sailor's Guide to Earth. She engineered on the GRAMMY-nominated album Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe and the GRAMMY-winning album Invasion of Privacy by Cardi B. She currently works as engineer, producer and studio coordinator for Atlantic Records.

Event moderator Maureen Droney is the Sr. Managing Director of the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing. A former recording engineer herself, Droney has worked on GRAMMY-winning recordings for artists including Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Santana – as well as on numerous other projects, including two Billboard Number One Dance songs. She has a degree in Broadcast Communication Arts from California State University, San Francisco, and has taught seminars on the theory and practice of recording for companies including ABC and CBS Television. She has also worked in both artist and studio management, was the longtime Los Angeles editor for Mix magazine, and has published three books related to recording. Her most recent, co-written with its subject, is Al Schmitt on the Record: The Magic Behind the Music, chronicling the life and career of the most awarded recording engineer in history.

Visit AESShow.com to find out more about this and other AES Show Special Events and Technical Program sessions, the AES Show Partner Showcase, and much more happening as the AES Show 2020 expands across October as Audio Engineering Month. Showcase registration is free for AES Members, while non-members can register for just $25, or for free with a VIP promo code from one of the AES Show Partners (special thanks go to AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Platinum Partners Amazon Devices, Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Genelec, NTP Technology (DAD, Penta), and The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing). For everything AES Show 2020 has to offer, including the comprehensive Technical Program, All Access Registration starts at just $149 for AES Members and $99 for AES Student Members.

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Posted on October 21, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Partner Showcase Set for October 19 - 23

AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Partner Showcase Set for October 19 - 23

The AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Partner Showcase will take place October 19 - 23. Engage with our AES Showcase Partners, ask about the latest products, updates and solutions. Take part in one of our online events or the Showcase Education Sessions. Get involved with one of our themed & partner Zoom Rooms - talk to real people!

 

The AES Showcase is available for browsing now. Live Chats, Demonstrations and downloads will take place October 19 – 23. Special thanks to AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Platinum Partners the Recording Academy P&E Wing, Amazon Devices, Genelec, Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, NTP DAD

 

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Posted on October 16, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES Student Delegate Assembly Officer Update

 

A message from AES President Agnieszka Roginska

 

Dear Student Members:

 

I hope this message finds you safe and healthy wherever you are in the world.

 

The unprecedented nature of 2020, which not only forced our European Convention in May to be virtual but our US Convention this October as well, has made it impossible to hold Student Delegate Assembly Officer elections as we normally would at this time of the year. Our SDA election process relies heavily on the in-person nature of conventions, to allow prospective Officers to make their case during the SDA sessions for why they should be elected. We believe it simply is not a process that should be conducted virtually in fairness to everyone involved.

 

In light of that development, Alex Dempsey and Hannah Gallop have agreed to remain on the SDA for another year. We are truly grateful for their commitment to AES and the SDA.

 

It is very hard to say exactly what 2021 will hold. As plans come together for the events that will be permitted to take place next year, we will keep you up-to-date on SDA elections and activities.

 

Wishing you good health until we meet again,

Agnieszka

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Posted on October 16, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES Show Student Week Sets Sights on Education and Career Advancement, October 19 — 23, as Part of AES Audio Engineering Month Events

AES Show Student Week education and career events will take place October 19 — 23

— New virtual format allows for a broader range of students and educators to connect in innovative ways during dedicated Student Week events —

 

Working in a new virtual environment to educate and promote advances in audio science and technology, the Audio Engineering Society invites students and educators to attend the AES Show Student Week, being held October 19 – 23 as part of its Audio Engineering Month events. Once again, the AES Show will place a high priority on the education and enlightenment of tomorrow’s audio professionals, offering a slate of activities designed to connect audio students and educators in meaningful and lasting ways. Events will include exclusive Technical Program content, meetings and events hosted by the AES Student Delegate Assembly (SDA), a virtual Education and Career Fair, student competitions, student project critiques and more. AES Show Fall 2020 Convention All Access registration is just $99 for AES Student Members for the full access to AES Show and Audio Engineering Month events. AES Show Student Week Partners are Audio-Technica, Genelec, IK Multimedia, and the Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing.   

Several highlights of AES Show Student Week include the Student Recording Competitions in six categories (Traditional Acoustic Recording, Traditional Studio Recording, Modern Studio Recording & Electronic Music, Sound for Visual Media, Remix, and Immersive Audio); the Saul Walker Student Design Competition sponsored by API (gear and software); and the MathWorks-sponsored MATLAB Plugin Competition, where students use MathWorks MATLAB software to create a VST plugin effect that meets an audio production need by offering content creators new technical and/or aesthetic possibilities or addresses existing technical and/or aesthetic limitations. Student competition projects are critiqued and judged by a host of industry professionals, offering a great learning opportunity for participants and observers. Livestreamed Student Mix Critique sessions will provide non-competitive professional input and advice for students at all stages of training. In addition, the AES Student Delegate Assembly (SDA) will host several organizational and planning sessions. Open to all, the Education and Career Fair will feature educational offerings and job opportunities from leading institutions and companies from around the world. All Access registration also lets students attend all AES Show Technical Program sessions, Keynote addresses, Papers, Engineering Briefs, TechTours and other content, along with live- and on-demand presentations from AES Show partners.

Education Committee co-chair John Krivit notes that as a benefit of the Convention going online, with no travel required, students from all over the world are taking part in the various competitions and critique sessions. “When we first took these sessions virtual for AES Virtual Vienna, we had more students than ever enter the competitions and take part in the Critiques. Now, with Student Week as part of Audio Engineering Month, all AES Show Fall 2020 Convention All Access registrants can check out these compelling events without missing any of the Convention’s Technical Program – come join us!”

Visit AESShow.com to find out more about additional AES Show Student Week sessions, Special Events, our Partner Showcase, and much more happening during Audio Engineering Month. Showcase registration is free for AES Members, while non-members can register for just $25, or for free with a VIP promo code from one of the AES Show Partners. For everything AES Show 2020 has to offer, including the comprehensive Technical Program, All Access Registration starts at just $149 for AES Members and $99 for AES Student Members.

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Posted on October 15, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES Show 2020 Exclusive TechTours Visit the World's Most Famous Recording Studios During Audio Engineering Month

Aurotorium, Galaxy Studios

— This year’s all-virtual format affords opportunities to break the usual physical limitations of AES TechTours events – sponsored by AES Show Partner Amazon Devices – to encompass famous studios from around the globe —

 

The AES Show Fall 2020 Convention is set to take attendees beyond the normal boundaries and limits of the usual local onsite events with the latest series of AES Convention TechTours, dubbed “7 Audio Wonders of the World,” sponsored by AES Show Partner Amazon Devices. Curated by AES Show Fall 2020 TechTours Chair John Krivit, this year’s TechTours will offer a series of exclusive virtual walking tours of top facilities across the globe, including the inaugural tour of Skywalker Sound with GRAMMY®-winning producer/engineer Leslie Ann Jones, Director of Music Recording and Scoring, Skywalker Sound. This first edition of “7 Audio Wonders of the World,” to debut Thursday, October 8 at 12:00pm EDT, and the two subsequent tours, are free to all AES Show attendees, with premium All Access registration required for the final four tours.

Traditionally, AES Show TechTours have offered a behind-the-scenes look at top recording studios and production facilities within the show’s local reach, with a limited number of spots available for attendee participation. This year’s new online-only format allows for maximum opportunity to see facilities beyond the normal logistical scope with these seven tours spread across the four weeks of Audio Engineering Month and available On-Demand after initial airing. Scheduled “7 Audio Wonders of the World” TechTours include: 

Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, CA (October 8)
With origins based in Ben Burtt’s landmark work on 1977’s Star Wars, Skywalker Sound specializes in sound design, mixing, and audio post-production across multiple mediums. From the gathering of real-life, organic sounds to developing new techniques in sound presentation, Skywalker Sound remains one of the world’s most innovative facilities – eager to explore, create, and venture into the unknown.

Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (October 15)
The Galaxy Studios Group is a cluster of companies dedicated to the fine arts of film, music and sound technology. Galaxy Studios is situated in Belgium and for more than 35 years the no-compromise studio complex has been a world-class beacon of advanced technology for sound recording and film post-production.

The Village Studios, Los Angeles, CA (October 22)
A full-service recording, mixing and live performance complex housed in a vintage 1920’s Masonic Temple in West L.A., the Village Studios is famous for landmark sessions by music’s legends across six decades. The Village is where “vintage gear heaven” meets state-of-the-art technology, accommodating orchestras, film scores, rock bands, hip-hop & pop artists – all the way down to single-mic recordings such as voiceovers, audio books and podcasts.

Blackbird Studios, Nashville, TN (October 27)
Founded in 2002 by sound engineer John McBride and his wife, country artist Martina McBride, Blackbird has become one of Nashville's preeminent sound studios. The Blackbird complex now includes nine studios and houses The Blackbird Academy, a post-secondary audio engineering school. Driven by a passion for great audio, Blackbird boasts an attentive, professional staff and a gear inventory second to none.

Abbey Road Studios, London, UK (October 29)
Abbey Road Studios is one of the most famous recording studios in the world and a global music icon (a band named the Beatles had something to do with building that reputation). Originally a nine-bedroom house built in 1829, it was purchased in 1928 by the Gramophone Company, who went on to build the world’s first purpose-built recording studio. The St John’s Wood address was chosen for its large garden and ideal location – close enough to the performance spaces of the time, but away from the noise and vibrations of the traffic and trains.

United Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA (October 29)
Bill Putnam opened United Recording Studios in 1957, and it quickly became one of the most legendary recording facilities in the world. With his uncompromising standards, technical brilliance and unparalleled knowledge of acoustics, Putnam built studios that sound like no other. Located on Sunset Boulevard, these magnificent studios have attracted the biggest names in recording history.

Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA (October 30) 
Since its completion in 1956, Capitol Studios has been a staple of the recording industry. Iconic artists like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and The Beach Boys first made musical history in its rooms, and to this day, major icons of popular music continue in their wake. Capitol Studios was recently fully refurbished to ensure that it remained a cutting edge, state-of-the-art facility where artisan craft can continue to thrive as it has for the past 60 years.

Further information and complete schedule available at aesshow.com/aes-show-techtours.

Visit AESShow.com to find out more about the “7 Audio Wonders of the World” TechTours events, our Partner and Exhibitor Showcase, the AES Show Technical Program, and the entire Audio Engineering Month slate of AES Show Fall 2020 Convention activities spanning the month of October. Free AES Show 2020 Showcase registration is open to all AES Members, or with a VIP promo code from one of the AES Show Partners. All Access Registration is just $149 for AES Members ($99 for AES Student Members) and $274 for non-members – the latter including one year of AES membership and benefits.

 

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Posted on October 6, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



FM Synthesis Pioneer John Chowning to Deliver AES Show 2020 Heyser Lecture "Realizing a Dream, a Discovery, and Lissajous Figures"

John Chowning, FM Synthesis pioneer, researcher and composer, will deliver the AES Show 2020 Heyser Lecture

— Chowning will detail sound spatialization and synthesis innovations from his 50-plus years of research and development in the industry —

Each AES Convention brings together a worldwide collective of the greatest minds, technologies, and innovations in audio engineering and related fields. The Audio Engineering Society has announced that FM synthesis pioneer John Chowning will deliver the Heyser Memorial Lecture “Realizing a Dream, a Discovery, and Lissajous Figures” at the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention, expounding on his 50-plus years of research on audio spatialization techniques and applications, as well as his inspirations and favorite discoveries over his career. This AES Show Special Event will take place on Tuesday, October 27, at 1:00pm EDT.

Following critical breakthroughs in sound localization and spatialization, inspiration from composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Kontakte, and the acoustic and perceptual research of Jean-Claude Risset, Chowning went on to discover the FM synthesis algorithm in 1967. The following year he went on to program the first generalized surround sound localization algorithm, which he further developed while at Stanford University, where Chowning taught computer-sound synthesis and composition at the University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) from 1964 until 1996. Stanford patented and licensed the algorithm to Yamaha in 1973, where it became the most successful synthesis engine in the history of electroacoustic instruments, being used the Yamaha DX-7 and other widely popular instruments and processors. Since his retirement, Chowning has continued his research related to his own musical compositions.

“While studying music in Paris in 1959,” Chowning shares in the abstract of his talk, “I heard electronic music composed for four loudspeakers surrounding the audience — what today we refer to as ‘quad.’ One of the compositions I heard or heard about was Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Kontakte, in which he created sounds that moved around the audience. He fixed four microphones at the corners of a square table with his electronic sounds emitting from a rotating loudspeaker at the table’s center to produce this effect. Struck by the feeling of space in this quad format, I imagined composing sounds that could move freely in more complicated paths, changing in azimuth and distance as an addition to the traditional parameters of music – pitch, loudness, and timbre.” 

Creating music for playback on loudspeakers became a fascination for Chowning. With further inspiration from a paper from Science, “The Digital Computer as a Musical Instrument” by Max Mathews, and the realization of spectrally complex stereo imaging on LP phonograph recordings in 1964, Chowning dove into computer-based sound creation with a goal of developing music in a quadraphonic sound space. Though he’d never seen a computer and had no background in technology, Chowning dove into a decades-long journey into spatial sound synthesis. His talk will follow his progression of discovery, including the role of reverb in the process. He will conclude by answering the question: “Why do Lissajous figures (named after the 19th century French physicist) have anything to do with moving sound sources?” through sharing what he says are “convincing sound synchronous animations that demonstrate their [Lissajous figures] improbable association with spatialization.” 

Visit AESShow.com to find out more about Special Events, the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Technical Program, our Partner Showcase, and much more happening during Audio Engineering Month. Free AES Show 2020 Showcase registration is open to all who register before October 1. Showcase registration will remain free for AES Members, while non-members can register for just $25, or for free with a VIP promo code from one of the AES Show Partners. For everything AES Show 2020 has to offer, including the comprehensive Technical Program, All Access Registration starts at just $149. 

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Posted on September 30, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES Members: Take Part in the Stanford University's Music Engagement Research Initiative (MERI) Study on Music Collaboration During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Take Part in the Stanford University's Music Engagement Research Initiative (MERI) Study on Music Collaboration During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Stanford University’s Music Engagement Research Initiative (MERI) is conducting a study on music collaboration during the Covid-19 pandemic. If you are a music creator (performer, songwriter, composer, arranger, producer, or engineer), are 18 years of age or older, and are fluent in English, you may be eligible to participate.

 

In this study, we will ask you to fill out a survey, which should take between 30 minutes and an hour. This survey will ask about the following topics:
 

If you are willing, you may also be asked to take part in a recorded video interview, which will cover the same topics as in the survey. The interview will take around an hour.

 

If you want, you can enter a raffle for one of 50 Amazon gift cards of $10 each. This raffle will be conducted by the research team in Palo Alto, California, 3 days after the survey is closed. Participation in the study is not required to participate in the raffle. You can enter the raffle if you do not start or complete the study task. Your chance of winning a prize is about 1 in 50, and the winners will be notified by email immediately and provided with information on how to receive the prize.

 

If you’d like to participate, you can find the survey at this link: https://stanforduniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5bwLqwXA6aEjPsV. If you have any questions, please email Noah Fram at nfram@stanford.edu.

Posted on September 30, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES Show 2020 Broadcast and Online Delivery Track Events Announced

Broadcast and Online Delivery Track events to be featured during the AES Show Fall Convention 2020

— The perennially popular Broadcast and Online Delivery Track once again brings the latest technologies and applications into focus including the latest in media networking, virtual online delivery systems and microphone disinfection, while celebrating the rich history of the industry and its impact in broadcasting’s 100th year —

With the recent, vast increase in online and broadcast delivery of a near limitless array of information, entertainment, and social information, the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention’s Broadcast and Online Delivery Track will examine key technologies and applications while taking a look back at broadcast history and a look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead. 

Of utmost importance in professional broadcast applications is the embrace of current and emerging productivity-enhancing standards and developing a working knowledge of their inner workings for the best possible performance and interoperability within the global broadcast realm. The session “Practical Tips for Using Digital Audio in a 2110 Facility” will offer in-depth expertise on IP Architecture and the SMPTE ST 2110 media networking protocol, of which the Audio Engineering Society’s AES3 and AES67 standards are key components, as well as related technologies and workflows. In this featured Broadcast and Online Delivery Track event, moderator Andy Butler (PBS) will host Wesley D. Simpson (Telecom Product Consulting), Robert Welch (Technical Solutions Lead, Arista Networks) and Peter Wharton (Principal Consultant, Happy Robotz, Inc.) to share their tips for media networking success and respond to your toughest questions in the follow-up Q&A.

Track sessions of historical importance include “Pass the Mic,” which will celebrate this year’s 100th anniversary of radio broadcasting and its innovations with host John Holt, and “A Century of Radio: What You May Not Know About the History of Broadcasting,” in which presenters Donna Halper (Associate Professor of Communication & Media Studies at Lesley University, Cambridge MA) and Barry Mishkind (Editor/Publisher of the Broadcasters’ Desktop Resource) will share surprising facts about broadcast history and dispel some of the myths perpetuated throughout the industry.

Microphone hygiene and podcast production are timely topics to be closely examined in the presentations: “Stay Safe: Disinfecting Microphones in the time of Covid-19” with presenter David Prentice and “Podcasts: Telling Stories with Sound” with Rob Byers of American Public Media. Byers will host panelists from Revel: sound designer/composers Jim Briggs and Fernando Arruda, as well as podcast series reporter/producers Laura Starecheski and Ike Sriskandarajah. In addition, two compelling virtual tours will be conducted in the sessions “A Virtual Tour and Discussion: BBC Broadcasting House Studio” led by Jamie Laundon and “A Virtual Tour and Discussion: BBC Wales - Cardiff Central Square IP-based Broadcast Facility” with Adrian Wisbey.

“Even though we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of broadcasting, everything is new,” states AES Show Broadcast and Online Delivery Track chair David Bialik, now in his 36th year of capably curating the Convention’s perennially popular Broadcast Track and events. “The pandemic has added new parameters to getting broadcasts out. With all information out there on the ST-2110 media networking standard being adopted by broadcasters, I find it amazing that there’s so much for so many to learn. The AES Show 2020 Broadcast and Online Delivery Track will explore today’s critical issues, visit showcase facilities and recall the history of how we got to where we are through a deep and diverse list of sessions that promise to educate and fascinate.”
 

Visit AESShow.com to find out more about additional Broadcast and Online Delivery Track sessions, Special Events, our Partner Showcase, and much more happening during Audio Engineering Month. Free AES Show 2020 Showcase registration is open to all who register before October 1. Showcase registration will remain free for AES Members, while non-members can register for just $25, or for free with a VIP promo code from one of the AES Show Partners. For everything AES Show 2020 has to offer, including the comprehensive Technical Program, All Access Registration starts at just $149. 

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Posted on September 28, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



The Audio Engineering Society Elects Brecht De Man Director of the AES

Brecht De Man will assume the role of AES Director beginning January 1, 2021.

The Audio Engineering Society’s Board of Governors (BoG) has elected Brecht De Man to assume the role of AES Director beginning January 1, 2021. Currently serving as a Governor of the AES, De Man has held various roles within the Society and continues to work as a sound engineer, educator, and member of the AES Education Committee. De Man will replace Alex Case (Past President and Membership Committee Chair) as one of two BoG-elected Directors and will serve on the Board of Directors through December 31, 2022.

 

AES President Agnieszka Roginska stated “Dr. Brecht De Man's contributions to AES leadership on the Board of Governors and within its committees have been noteworthy and appreciated, evidenced by his election as Director by the Board of Governors. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we welcome Brecht and look forward to working even closer with him! Brecht is taking over the position on the Board of Directors held by Prof. Alex Case, whose term is coming to an end. We are truly grateful to Prof. Case for his leadership, wisdom, and humor.”

 

“The AES has been a huge part of my audio life, from student to professional,” states De Man.  “My involvement at the section level through to my current position as an AES Governor has been a way to give back to the organization that has given me so much. I am honored to have been elected by the Board of Governors as a Director. I look forward to helping ensure the Society's viability going into the post-pandemic future and to aid in refining and expanding its service to our diverse membership.”

 

De Man holds a PhD in Audio Engineering from Queen Mary University of London's Centre for Digital Music (supported in part by the AES Educational Foundation), and an MSc and BSc in Electronic Engineering from the University of Ghent, Belgium. He has published, presented and patented research on the perception of recording and mixing engineering, intelligent audio effects, and the analysis of music production practices at AES conventions and conferences, as well as the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society. De Man first took an active role in the AES as Chair of the then-dormant London UK Student Section, helping its membership to increase tenfold. He also (vice) chaired several editions of the flagship student event 'Up Your Output!' and was Student Representative on the British Section's Executive Committee. As elected Chair of the AES Student Delegate Assembly (SDA) he organized the student track at four conventions and represented the 4,000+ AES Student Members across the globe. Since concluding his term, he has been Vice Chair of the AES Education Committee, overseeing the SDA and introducing a system of institutional memory, a remix competition, and a MATLAB plugin design competition. Most recently, he was instrumental in the revival of the Belgian Section as Chair. De Man also sits on a number of Technical Committees and has organized and participated in several AES convention workshops, as well as continuing his work for the company which he founded, Semantic Audio Labs. 

 

Find out more about the current AES officers and committees at aes.org/about/leadership.

Posted on September 24, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES's Audio Product Education Institute Hosts Product Development Symposium During AES Show Fall 2020

The Audio Product Education Institute will host product development sessions across three days of the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention's Audio Engineering Month in October.

The newly formed Audio Product Education Institute (APEI), an initiative of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), will host a three-day Product Development Symposium as part of the online events of AES Show Fall 2020. Moving the AES Show online has unbound time and place restrictions, allowing the expansion across all of October, now dubbed Audio Engineering Month. This has further made it possible for the traditional Convention Product Development Track to expand into a full AES Symposium format prior to the Convention’s Technical Program. The sessions are scheduled for October 14, 15 and 16. All Access registration for AES Show Fall 2020 is required to attend the Product Development Symposium, available now at AESShow.com

Across the three days, multiple sessions will expand from the AES Product Development Track, as the Audio Product Education Institute will promote and illuminate the methodologies, practices and technologies involved in developing and bringing audio products to market, spanning the APEI’s six educational pillars: Interactive Voice and DSP; Supply Chain and Sourcing; Modeling and Measurement; Product Management; Automotive Audio; and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

The Symposium’s sessions will be chaired and presented by experienced audio product professionals who are experts in each field, and are recommended for those seeking to increase their skills and understanding of what it takes to launch successful audio products. Acoustics, electronics, DSP, software engineering, and product and marketing management will all be addressed through a real-world perspective. A detailed schedule will be available on the APEI and AESShow.com websites soon.

APEI will be offering sponsorship opportunities that provide access to a large audience of product development professionals. There are multiple media and content inclusions in the program available based on the sponsorship level. Please contact j.martins@aes.org for details.

APEI is continuously looking for presenters for future events. If you would like to participate, please contact scott.leslie@aes.org to learn more. For more information, please visit audioproducteducationinstitute.org. 

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Posted on September 22, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



Audio Engineering Society Debuts New "AES Live: Videos" Streaming Media Portal

The Audio Engineering Society has updated and expanded its AES Live: Videos streaming media library

— Leading the world in audio engineering science and education, the AES has re-launched its updated AES Live: Videos site, upgraded for maximum searchability and user experience —

 

 

The Audio Engineering Society has announced an exciting update to its AES Live: Videos portal. Extending the content and functionality of the extensive library of video and streaming media presentations gathered from years of AES conventions and conferences, oral history projects, the AES Legends video series, and more – with new videos being produced and uploaded year-round – the new AES Live: Videos portal offers AES members over 365 videos of exclusive content in over 30 browsable categories, in a newly redesigned format designed around the user. The AES’s home for exclusive streamable media, AES Live: Videos delivers rich, quality content from the leading thinkers and practitioners in audio. Links and search options guide viewers easily to videos on their topics of interest and let them explore and discover tantalizing content across the breadth of the audio arts and sciences.

 

Access to the AES Live: Videos portal is a benefit that is shared by all AES Members, offering deep insights experiences on topics of interest to the audio engineering community and beyond. Painstakingly categorized and tagged, the videos in the library, which span back over 30 years, capture candid stories from many pioneers in the audio industry, as well as topical, timely and timeless educational sessions including workshops, tutorials, and more.

 

“With 32 topical categories including Recording and Production, Live Sound, Immersive and Spatial Audio, Game Audio and XR, Acoustics and Psychoacoustics, Archiving and Restoration, Audio for Cinema and Theater and Audio Networking, this rich member resource truly has something for everyone,” stated AES Director and Membership Committee Chair Alex Case. “The new AES Live: Videos library contains enough videos to offer a new way to connect with the Audio Engineering Society every day of the year – and that’s just the start. We are reviewing new videos and materials on a regular basis to upload to the site and will continue to enhance the portal in support of the AES’s mission to promote advances in audio and disseminate new knowledge and research in a format with great appeal to the YouTube generation. We invite each one of you to join us and spend some time clicking around. You’ll find familiar faces, captivating stories and amazing insights inside AES Live: Videos.” 

 

The AES Live: Videos library can be easily accessed through the AES.org home page. Non-members can freely explore the portal and sample portions of each video. along with an abundance of audio resources and ways to be a part of the AES community and events. Access is available now for AES Members, and current non-members can join for as little as $125 ($50 for currently enrolled students).

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Posted on September 17, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



Audio Engineering Month Events to Feature AES's APEI Product Development Symposium October 14 — 16

Audio Engineering Month events will feature AES's APEI Product Development Symposium, October 14 — 16

— Join the AES for our next-in-series Audio Product Education Institute event designed for those seeking to increase their skills and understanding of what it takes to launch successful audio products —

 

New York, NY, October 13, 2020 — From initial concept to realized production and end-user utilization, product design and manufacture underline the continued technological advances and application in the pro audio industry. The AES Show Fall 2020 Convention will closely examine all aspects of these disciplines with AES’s Audio Product Education Institute (AEPI) Product Development Symposium, October 14 – 16, taking place as part of the AES Audio Engineering Month event series. Sponsored by APEI Symposium Partners COMSOL, DSP Concepts, JJR Acoustics, Menlo Scientific, and Sequent, each multi-session day will promote and illuminate the methodologies, practices and technologies involved in developing and bringing audio products to market, spanning the APEI’s six educational pillars: Interactive Voice and DSP; Supply Chain and Sourcing; Modeling and Measurement; Product Management; Automotive Audio; and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. The AES Show APEI Symposium is free for AES Show All Access registrants.

 

The Symposium begins with “Product Management: What It Is and Why You Can’t Live Without It,” an overview of product management, its value, and the role of the product manager, presented by JJ Rorie of Sequent Learning Networks. Scott Leslie, Audio Product Education Institute (APEI) Chair, will present a workshop targeted to current and future product managers, engineering managers, development engineers, manufacturing engineers, and supply chain personal titled “Product Management Modeling.” Further sessions on day one cover topics in the field of Modeling and Measurement, along with two sessions dedicated to product development in the Automotive Audio realm.

 

Day two takes a closer look at Supply Chain Sourcing with the sessions “Exploring and Expanding Options for Audio Sourcing,” presented by Mike Klasco of Menlo Scientific, and “Understanding Your Supply Chain – A Global Perspective” with Dave Lindberg from DB Enterprises. Modeling and Measurement, along with Automotive Audio topics, again take the spotlight for a series of sessions including “Audio Test and Measurement Tips and Tricks – What You Won’t Find in a Book” and “Testing Voice-Controlled & Smartphone Integrated Infotainment Systems.” The afternoon concludes with a lesson in Interactive Voice and DSP technologies in “Everything You Wanted to Know About Wake Words,” presented by Jeff Rogers, Co-Founder of Sensory. 

 

Real-world stories of product successes and failures open up day three in the session “Product Management – Do’s and Don’ts (Separating the Best From the Rest),” presented by Steven Haines of Sequent Learning Networks, followed by two sessions focusing again on Interactive Voice and DSP: “Demystifying Beamformers” and “Intelligent Sensing with Piezoelectric Microphones.” Further sessions to close out the day include “Reinventing Speaker Manufacturing in the U.S.” and a final two sessions focusing on AI and Machine Learning: “Commercializing AI-driven Audio Products” and “Delivering Scalable AI-based Processing for Dolby.io.”

 

Find out more about the AES Show APEI Symposium schedule of events, presenter bios, and more, as well as the full slate of AES Show Fall 2020 Audio Engineering Month events, including the Partner and Exhibitor Showcase, Student and Career events and the world-renowned AES Show Technical Program at AESShow.com. Free AES Show 2020 Showcase registration is open to all AES Members as a member benefit, or complimentary for others with a VIP promo code from one of the AES Show Partners. All Access Registration is just $149 for AES Members ($99 for AES Student Members) and $274 for non-members – the latter including one year of AES membership and benefits.

 

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Posted on September 13, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



Featured Events Take Shape for AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Technical Program

AES Recording and Production Track co-chair Peter Doell will host the sessions

— Industry leaders and luminaries bring timely and technical insights to AES Show attendees —

 

With the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention coming up in October, newly announced Technical Program details showcase a variety of sessions covering both audio science and research, as well as topical discussions of key issues in the audio industry. Now in its expanded, virtual format, as Audio Engineering Month the AES Show 2020 offers attendees their own in-house convention, hosting the big names, brands, and networking that attendees have enjoyed in our in-person conventions, with additional new and innovative presentation formats offering a unique experience.

 

Several recently added sessions have been announced to the AES Show Technical Program. GRAMMY®-winning producer, engineer and mixer Vance Powell will detail some of his most successful mixing and recording techniques with the session “Behind the Mix,” hosted by AES Recording and Production Track co-chair Peter Doell. Powell is a familiar face and popular presenter at AES conventions and is due to offer an insightful and entertaining look at some of the techniques he uses in the studio. Doell further delves into the recording workflows taking place in these uncertain times with the session “Post-COVID Recording Challenges” with guest Warren Huart. While many in the industry have found mounting challenges with online interaction, live streaming, apps, and other technologies, this session aims to examine these issues, while also taking into account the success of those who have found the pandemic has helped streamline their process.  

 

The AES Show will also look into the complexities and opportunities facing much of our industry and beyond, through several topical and current events-related offerings. “Unlocking the Control Room: Equity Achievements in Audio” will take a look a recent international survey, taken in partnership with AES, which showed that women who work in recording studios experience more microaggressions than those who work in STEM academia. In this session, panelists Amandine Pras, Grace Brooks, Kat Young, Daniel Fox, Mary Mazurek, and Eliot Bates will host an open dialog based on the achievements of AES members who have applied their expertise to prompt actions towards equity in the industry. Examining other current disruptions to ideal industry and educational output, the workshop “The Day School Came Home” will host educators Jim Anderson, Alex Case, Agnieszka Roginska and Alex Ruthmann for a hands-on report on how their concepts of teaching audio theory, mixing, music performance, critical listening, and immersive audio changed to an online university approach within days in March 2020. 

 

Shifting to the importance of audio in video productions and services, “Are We in Sync? Audio for Video in Classical Music Production” brings together Alex Kosiorek, Benjamin Maas, Roberto Toledo, David Frost, Mark Schubin and John Kerswell to discuss how audio engineers are often performing dual roles in audio and video production, having to understand the importance of artistic temperament while addressing technical considerations for a successful event. “Music Technology in Live Performance” further looks at some of the ways that music technology is incorporated into a live context, assessing the various aspects of using hardware and software to plan and deliver performance from the studio to stage.

 

AES Show Fall 2020 Convention registration, including four full weeks of live and streaming tech program content, live Q&A’s, networking, and more, is just $149 for AES Members and $274 for non-members – the latter including one year of AES membership and benefits – through the end of August. AES Student Members receive a further discount, taking registration down to only $99 for the entire month of programming. Visit AESShow.com to find out more and Register Now! 

 

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Posted on September 9, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES Educational Foundation Announces Scholarships for 2020; Jim Anderson Takes on Role as Foundation President

Jim Anderson, AES Educational Foundation president

— Annual grants and scholarships help fund educational path of promising students in the audio engineering field —

 

The Audio Engineering Society Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the AES Educational Grants for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Audio Engineering for 2020. The announcement was made by the new AES Educational Foundation president, Jim Anderson, who took office earlier this year. The Board of the Audio Engineering Society Educational Foundation is pleased to name the scholarship awardees for the academic year 2020/2021:

 

Audio Precision Tom Kite Advancing Audio Scholarship – Hyunjoung Yang, attending University of Miami, Frost School of Music, Coral Gables, FL, USA

 

Dolby Institute Scholarship – Jacob Melchi, attending University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA

 

Genelec’s Ilpo Martikainen Audio Visionary Scholarship – Braden Carei, attending Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

 

L-Acoustics’ Dr. Christian Heil Future of Sound Scholarship – Dora Filipovic, attending University of Surrey, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Surrey, England

 

PMC Sound for the Future Scholarship – Ausma Lace, attending McGill University Schulich School of Music, Montreal, Canada

 

Emil Torick Award – Andrew Bohman, attending the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

John Eargle Award – Matthew Cheshire, attending Birmingham City University, Birmingham, England

 

Bruce Swedien Scholarship – Mie Hirschfield, attending McGill University Schulich School of Music, Montreal, Canada

 

Larry Estrin Scholarship – Anthony Hunt, attending University of York, York, England

 

Mary Lea Simpson Memorial Scholarship – Téa Mottolese, attending Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

AES Educational Foundation Scholarship – Bartlomiej Chojnacki, attending AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland

 

AES Educational Foundation Scholarship – Alexander Dobson, attending McGill University Schulich School of Music, Montreal, Canada

 

AES Educational Foundation Scholarship – Ayla Favati, attending New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York, New York, USA

 

AES Educational Foundation Scholarship – Claudia Nader Jaime, attending University of York, York, England

 

AES Educational Foundation Scholarship – Julian Neri, attending McGill University Schulich School of Music, Montreal, Canada

 

AES Educational Foundation Scholarship – Ben Payne, attending University of Plymouth, School of Humanities and Performing Arts, Plymouth, England

 

AES Educational Foundation Scholarship – Daniela Pardo Quintana, attending Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Columbia

 

AES Educational Foundation Scholarship – Kathleen Zhang, attending McGill University Schulich School of Music, Montreal, Canada

 

The AES Educational Foundation receives support from individual benefactors and companies that support education in audio, including in-memoriam contributions. Application forms and additional information are available from the Audio Engineering Society, 551 Fifth Ave., Suite 1225, New York, NY 10176, USA, or on its web site: www.aes.org/education/foundation/.

  

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Posted on September 8, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES Show AoIP Summit Summit Event Set for Tuesday, October 13

AES AoIP Summit Partners

There’s still time to register for the AES Show AoIP Summit, coming up on Tuesday, October 13 as part of our Audio Engineering Month events series. This summit will highlight applications and solutions provided by increasingly adopted AoIP technologies, including the latest information on industry standards and trends. Add-on registration for the AoIP Summit starts at $25 for AES Members already registered for the AES Show. Special thanks to our AES Show AoIP Summit partners AIMS, Audinate/Dante, Digigram RME, Focusrite Pro, L-Acoustics, NTP Technology, OCA Alliance, Ravenna, and Sweetwater. More information and registration available here.

 

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Posted on September 1, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES Show Special Performance: Phantom Power: A Brief History Of The Ghost In Our Machines

 8:00pm EDT tonight, October 29
 Halloween 2020 is only a few days away from this AES Show performance: Phantom Power: A Brief History Of The Ghost In Our Machines – a story of the morning show team at radio station WDMB, who have been quarantining together at the studios while continuing to broadcast since March 2020. On this 100th Anniversary of Commercial Broadcasting, the 'ghosts' that live in the machines — that only Phantom Power can defeat — begin to 'appear'.
Produced and directed by Sue Zizza of SueMedia Productions /
Radio Waves Studios
(suemediaproductions.com) and the
HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction and Arts Festival
(hearnowfestival.org), Phantom Power features members of Soundbooth Theater who will be performing live over the internet from each of their studios.
 
Join us for this AES Show Special Presentation:

Posted on August 29, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



Platinum Mastering Panel Special Event Takes Center Stage at the AES Show on Wednesday, October 28

AES Show Platinum Mastering Panel

— Moderator Jonathan Wyner and panelists Eric Boulanger, Bob Ludwig, and Herb Powers to discuss the state-of-the-art and the future of Mastering at 5:00pm EDT —

The AES Show Fall 2020 Convention will again feature the popular Platinum Mastering Panel, this year featuring special guests Eric Boulanger (The Bakery), Bob Ludwig (Gateway Mastering) and Herb Powers in a discussion moderated by AES Show Co-chair / AES President-Elect Jonathan Wyner (iZotope / Berklee College of Music). Panelists will be addressing the state-of-the-art in and the future of Mastering technology and techniques, with a special focus on artist relationships, communication and collaboration. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 28 at 5:00pm EDT and is open to all AES Show All Access registrants. 

 

Visit AESShow.com to find out more about additional the AES Show Platinum Panel Events, Partner Showcase, Technical Program and much more happening during Audio Engineering Month. Showcase registration is free for AES Members, while non-members can register for just $25, or for free with a VIP promo code from one of the AES Show Partners (special thanks to AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Platinum Partners Amazon Devices, Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Genelec, NTP Technology (DAD, Penta), and The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing). For everything AES Show 2020 has to offer, including the Platinum series and the rest of the comprehensive Technical Program, All Access Registration starts at just $149 for AES Members and $99 for AES Student Members.

 

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Posted on August 27, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



Suzanne Ciani to Livestream Quadraphonic Modular Synthesis at AES Show Fall 2020 Convention

Suzanne Ciani will present a livestreamed quadraphonic modular synthesis performance at the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention on Wednesday, October 28 at 8:00 PM EDT

— Electronic music pioneer and neo-classical recording artist Suzanne Ciani will offer a unique, immersive live listening experience for AES Show attendees —

The AES Show Fall 2020 Convention will feature a quadraphonic livestream performance by recording artist and electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani on Wednesday, October 28 at 8:00 PM EDT. The event will be livestreamed from Envelop in San Francisco and will feature Ciani performing a solo Buchla modular synthesizer concert rendered as a binaural stream to be experienced by listeners utilizing standard headphones.

Throughout her career, Ciani has worked to bridge the gap between art and technology, and in her electronic performances, she has pioneered the use of quadraphonic sound to create immersive spatial experiences, with sound moving through space at the core of her performance aesthetic. For this performance, Ciani comes full circle from a live Buchla 200 quadraphonic performance at the Audio Engineering Society in New York on December 2, 1975. 

While current circumstances prevent a live performance, Envelop in San Francisco is partnering with the AES to present an event using the Envelop Stream platform, an online collective listening space that shares live-streamed spatial audio events. Using Envelop’s spatial audio technology with regular headphones, Envelop Stream creates a 3D experience of sound that transcends any location. 

Ciani is a five-time GRAMMY® award-nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist who has released over 20 solo albums including Seven Waves, and The Velocity of Love, along with a landmark quad LP LIVE Quadraphonic, which restarted her Buchla modular performances. Her work has been featured in films, games, and countless commercials as well. 

Registration for the event can be found here. AES Show Fall 2020 Convention All Access attendees can watch the livestream for free using the promo code to be provided in the October 28 Daily-ish Convention newsletter.

Visit AESShow.com to find out more about AES Show Special Events, Partner Showcase, Technical Program and much more happening during Audio Engineering Month. Showcase registration is free for AES Members, while non-members can register for just $25, or for free with a VIP promo code from one of the AES Show Partners (special thanks to AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Platinum Partners Amazon Devices, Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Genelec, NTP Technology (DAD, Penta), and The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing). For everything AES Show 2020 has to offer, including this week’s comprehensive Technical Program, All Access Registration starts at just $149 for AES Members and $99 for AES Student Members.

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Posted on August 27, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



Audio Inspiration On Demand - Audio Engineering Society Debuts New "AES Live: Videos" Portal for Vast Online Streaming Media Collection

Audio Inspiration On Demand - Audio Engineering Society Debuts New

The Audio Engineering Society has announced exciting content and user experience updates to its extensive library of video and streaming media presentations. Gathered from years of AES conventions and conferences along with oral history projects and the AES Legends video series, the destination site is brimming with a wealth of information and inspiration. Yet more new videos are in production and will be uploaded, year-round. The new AES Live: Videos portal offers AES members over 365 videos of exclusive content in over 30 browsable categories, in a format designed around the user. Access is available now for AES Members, and current non-members can join for as little as $125 ($50 for currently enrolled students).

 

Check out the new AES Live: Videos collection and let us know what you think - https://aes.digitellinc.com/aes/ 

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Posted on August 26, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EDT


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