On May 21, 2021, the AES 2021 election will begin for the next group of officers and governors to contribute to leadership of the Society. Two proposed AES Bylaws amendments will also be on the ballot. Voting will be online only, beginning Friday, May 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM EDT and ending Friday, July 2, 2021 at 5:00 PM EDT.
Candidate AES Profiles, a PDF of all candidate biographies and explanations and details of the proposed Bylaws amendments are linked from www.aes.org/elections/2021_Election_Info.cfm
Only Members in good standing may vote in the election; associates and students are not eligible to vote. Members whose membership has lapsed or Associate Members who wish to upgrade their status to Member in order to vote must renew or upgrade no later than 5:00 PM EDT, June 25, 2021. Memberships may be renewed through the AES member portal at http://portal.aes.org/ and Associate Members may apply for upgrade to Member status at secure.aes.org/membership/upgrade/. There is no cost for upgrades; upgrade applications can take up to 48 hours to process.
A third-party service, Global Election Service, is used to ensure security of the election process. On Friday, May 21, 2021, all Members in good standing will be emailed voting instructions from Global Election Service, sending as email@example.com. Please unblock this address or check your junk mail/spam filter to insure receipt of election materials. During the voting period, you may also go directly to the voting site at aes.gesvote.com/ and log in with your AES Member information.
AES Members are encouraged to exercise their voting right and responsibility as a Member by participating in the election.
Posted on May 12, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
— Start planning your AES Show experience and get ready to celebrate “Global Resonance” at the milestone AES 150th International Convention —
As excitement builds for the upcoming AES Show Spring 2021 Convention, the Audio Engineering Society has released Technical Program details and the calendar of events open to attendees, May 25 – 28. Exemplifying the Convention’s theme of “Global Resonance,” this year’s sessions have been curated to offer insights on audio engineering technologies and techniques from a diverse array of presenters from around the world. Dell Technologies, Genelec, Harman and IMES (Iron Mountain Entertainment Services) are AES Show Spring Convention 2021 Platinum Partners, joined by Bronze Partners Comsol and New Audio Technology. Information and registration are available now at AESEurope.com.
The AES Show will once again provide top-tier educational events, workshops and tutorials, panel discussions, networking opportunities and more, designed to bring together audio engineers, students, researchers, educators and other industry luminaries ready to engage in all things audio. Taking advantage of proven interactive and streaming technologies, the AES Show Spring Convention will offer three channels of content streamcast in Central European Summer Time, with additional sessions available on-demand. Streamcast sessions will join the on-demand library within 24 hours following their scheduled presentation to assure attendees a chance of catching nearly every event that the AES Show has to offer.
“The finest traditions of AES Convention Technical Programs are being realized in this 150th AES International Convention,” says Bert Kraaijpoel, Convention Co-Chair. “The content will span the full scope of professional audio.”
Convention Co-Chair Ruud Kaltofen adds, “The latest in audio research, technology and application will be presented by the best minds in the industry. And, as the Technical Program is available to anyone with an internet connection, without travel expense or risk, and affordably priced, the opportunity to learn is simply outstanding.”
Session topics to be covered include Acoustics & Psychoacoustics, Archiving & Restoration, Automotive Audio, Broadcast & Online Delivery, Education, Electronic Dance Music, Electronic Instrument Design & Applications, Game Audio/Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality/Spatial Audio, Historical Events and Innovations, Networked Audio, Product Development, Recording & Production, Student & Career Development, Sound Reinforcement, Special Events, and more. “The 150th Convention will build on the Society’s growing expertise in creating successful online events, continuing to improve the participant experience,” says Rafael Kassier, AES Show Spring 2021 Workshops & Tutorials Chair. “Along with outstanding content, we’ve worked diligently to include increased networking opportunities for attendees as well as interaction between attendees and presenters – the community aspect of AES Conventions that’s been so missed in a year of isolation.”
AES members can register now at a special discounted rate of just $139 ($99 for AES Student Members) with the cost for non-AES members of $264 including one year of full Audio Engineering Society Membership and benefits. View the complete AES Show Spring 2021 Convention Tech Program details and register now at AESEurope.com.
Posted on May 7, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
— AES Convention signature events highlight innovators in audio science and technology —
The AES has announced new Keynote and Heyser Lecture presentation details for the upcoming AES Show Spring 2021 Convention special events series, streamcast online, May 25 – 28. Keynote speakers will include audio innovators Lenise Bent, Marina Bosi and Eelco Grimm, with this Convention’s Heyser Memorial Lecture being given by hearing and psychoacoustics pioneer Diana Deutsch. Registration and preliminary program information highlighting other AES Show events and interactive opportunities is available at AESShow.com/Spring2021.
Offering a variety of ways for attendees to “Listen, Learn and Connect” with the global audio community, this milestone AES convention will bring a diverse array of expertise on important and enlightening topics. Of note is this year’s Heyser Memorial Lecture – a traditional part of each AES Convention – which will be given by AES Gold Medal award-winner Diana Deutsch on “Two Perceptual Puzzles: Audio Illusions and Perfect Pitch.” Deutsch will discuss her lifelong research into the understanding of the human hearing mechanism and the science of psychoacoustics, while showcasing demonstrable examples of common but misunderstood auditory phenomena that play a part in a listener’s perception and utilization of sound. The presentation will be followed by a live Q&A session with attendees.
Additionally, topics have been announced for the AES Show’s three keynote presentations: Engineer/Producer Lenise Bent will give the keynote “Creative and Alternate Audio Adventurers”; AES Fellow, Past President and current Treasurer-Elect Marina Bosi will give the keynote “A Peek Under the Hood of Perceptual Audio Coding: A Review of the History and a Look into the Future”; and high-end gear developer, audio researcher and educator Eelco Grimm will deliver the keynote “Loudness Normalization, a Personal History.”
Further AES Show Spring 2021 Convention details and registration are now online, outlining a variety of sessions on topics including Acoustics & Psychoacoustics, Archiving & Restoration, Automotive Audio, Broadcast & Online Delivery, Education, Electronic Dance Music, Electronic Instrument Design & Applications, Game Audio/Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality/Spatial Audio, Historical Events and Innovations, Networked Audio, Product Development, Recording & Production, Student & Career Development, Sound Reinforcement, Special Events, and more.
AES members can register now at a special discounted rate of just $139 ($99 for AES Student Members). Cost for non-AES members is $264 and includes one year of full Audio Engineering Society Membership and benefits. Find out more about the AES Show Spring 2021 Convention and other Audio Engineering Society events going on year-round at AESShow.com.
Register Now at AESShow.org/Spring2021
Posted on April 30, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
The third in the series will feature Bill Whitlock discussing issues in the analog interface work being done by SC-05-05.The fourth webinar will be hosted by Anthony Kuzub, chair of SC-05-02, who will present its work on sending analog and AES-3 audio over quad twisted pair cabling.
Visit the AES Standards Blog for updates - https://www.aes.org/standards/blog/
Posted on April 30, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
Join us, July 22-24, for three days of workshops, papers and events focused on audio education, including curricular resources, teaching strategies and professional development for—and from—industry trainers, faculty and staff who are active instructors at the high-school, undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.
The pace of industrial, technical and social change has only accelerated since MTSU hosted the first AES Education Conference in the summer of 2013. Distance and online learning are no longer niche practices. Machine learning and intelligent automation influence many aspects of media production. The economics and underlying technologies for entertainment and communication continue to evolve rapidly, affecting our students and their career prospects. In this environment, there's a lot for us to discuss and learn from each other.
The 2020 workshop and paper program was very strong when we made the decision to reschedule the conference. Inevitably, there will be changes to the details of contributors and events next year, but we are certainly not starting over from scratch.
Find out more and register now at AESShow.com/EduConference21
Posted on April 25, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
Posted on April 23, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
In an isolated world, it’s more important than ever to stay on top of technology and in contact with colleagues. Whether you are an end user, researcher, educator or student, whether your interests include Studio Recording, Live Sound, Networked Audio, Broadcast & Streaming, Music Production, Post Production, Game Audio, Spatial Sound, Audio for AR/VR/XR and Product Development, the comprehensive Technical Program of the AES Show Spring 2021 International Convention is a single source solution to staying informed and staying in touch, available where you live and work.
Register Now at AESShow.com/Spring2021 and save on your All Access registration through April 26!
Posted on April 22, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
The AES is hosting a new virtual event series which will allow AES Members to ask questions directly to authors of the AES Journal which will be answered during dedicated streamcast events, with the first occuring April 22 at 11:00am EDT. AES Members can sibmit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Posted on April 15, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
— AES organizers are gearing up to celebrate “Global Resonance” with all attendees during this milestone Convention —
With the Audio Engineering Society’s 150th International Convention rapidly approaching, a team of audio professionals assembled by Convention co-chairs Ruud Kaltofen and Bert Kraaijpoel is hard at work on delivering a deep and comprehensive AES Show Spring 2021 Audio Engineering Convention Technical Program to a global audience of attendees. Under the theme “Global Resonance,” the AES Show Spring 2021 is set to take place online, May 25 – 28, and streamcast in Central European time. The Convention will offer numerous ways to listen, learn and connect with peers and pros from around the world in a variety of interactive and on-demand formats that build on AES’s growing online event prowess. AES Show Spring 2021 registration is now open with discounted Early Bird pricing available through April 26. Preliminary program information has just been released online and, along with registration details, can be found at https://aesshow.com/spring2021/.
The AES Show 150th Convention Committee, composed of some of the top names in audio engineering and related fields, are assembling a program that will cover a broad range of timely and relevant topics and events to educate and inform the worldwide community of audio engineers, students, educators and enthusiasts. Joining Kaltofen and Kraaijpoel on the Committee are Papers Co-Chairs Jamie Angus and Remy Wenmaekers; Workshops & Tutorials Chair Rafael Kassier; Diversity and Inclusion Chair Leslie Gaston-Bird; Education Chair Gabe Herman; Student Recording Competition Chair Miles Fulwider; Student Delegate Assembly Chair Kamila Pietrusinska; Tech Tours Co-Chairs Antal van Nie and Sander van der Heide; and AES Events Coordination Committee Vice Chair, Conventions, Cesar Lamschtein.
AES members can register now at a special discounted rate of just $89 ($49 for AES student members) through April 26. Find out more about the AES Show Spring 2021 Convention and register now at AESShow.com/Spring2021.
Posted on April 14, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
— AES initiative hosts online session with two Silicon Valley product development firms to discuss their role and contributions in bringing new audio products to market —
The AES Audio Product Education Institute (APEI) will host the webinar “Working with Product Development and Design Houses to Bring Audio Products to Market,” APEI’s seventh online event addressing Supply Chain & Sourcing, on Wednesday, April 21 (12:00pm EDT). In this new webinar, moderated by supply chain and sourcing experts David Lindberg (DB Enterprises) and Mike Klasco (Menlo Scientific), the focus will be on the decision to hire an experienced product development and design team to ensure that a concept turns into a robust, market-ready project. Addressing this topic and sharing their experience working with some of the most cutting-edge technology companies will be Tom Keegan (Program Manager, Tact Product Development), Chris Fruhauf (Partner, Alloy Product Development) and Kaethe Henning (Director of Business Development, Alloy Product Development).
The session will discuss the role of product development and design houses as a resource to the audio industry and manufacturers, and how these leading companies’ expertise helps support both SMEs or large corporations in “filling in the gaps” that are missing internally in their product development resources. For many companies, the essential component for market success is working with an experienced company to optimize product design, share engineering and manufacturing expertise, manage quality, reduce cost and address time-to-market challenges. The product development consultants in this session will address the specificities of their business and how to bring products to market in 2021, as well as share their experiences in launching new products at scale.
The two companies presenting in this webinar – Tact Product Development and Alloy Product Development – are located in the heart of Silicon Valley, and both work with some of the largest consumer electronics and technology corporations while also helping to support exciting and innovative startups. Both firms have worked on some of the most cutting-edge, high-volume audio products recently launched in the market and fully understand the requirements of today's product definition and architecture development. Both companies also provide worldwide supply chain management and manufacturing operations consulting.
Tom Keegan is program manager at Tact (www.tactpd.com), a product development, engineering and manufacturing firm based in Palo Alto, CA. An experienced industrial designer with extensive experience gained in product development for the consumer electronics industry, Tom joined Tact in 2017. For the past two decades, his company has worked with the finest industrial design firms, creative start-ups and leading corporations to develop a broad range of innovative products from consumer electronics to highly stylized commercial products. The products Tact worked on have won over a hundred design and innovation awards for their clients and have been the flagships for many successful companies.
Chris Fruhauf is a partner of Alloy Product Development (www.alloypd.com), an engineering consultancy company he co-founded in 2008 with long-time collaborator Arturo Meuniot. Alloy has brought the vision of numerous clients to life by applying creativity, experience, and sound engineering principles to solve difficult problems. Focusing on product engineering, Alloy offers mechanical concepts, electrical engineering, firmware development, detailed design for manufacturing, industrial design integration, mathematical analysis and computer simulations, prototyping, testing and vendor liaison.
Kaethe Henning is director of business development at Alloy. A consummate program management professional, with experience working with startups, small businesses, and new product initiatives within larger organizations, she joined Alloy in 2021 and brings extensive knowledge of new product introductions and high-volume manufacturing to support the development efforts of clients in the consumer electronic and related industries. During her tenure as Program Director for hardware startup accelerator Highway1, she supported over 85 venture-funded early- and mid-stage startup companies developing hardware products in the electrical and electronic manufacturing industry.
The AES Audio Product Education Institute’s Supply Chain and Sourcing Webinar #7 is part of an ongoing and multi-faceted event series that underscores the AES’s commitment to providing its membership and the industry at large with timely real-world information. Guest presentations will be followed by Q&A discussion time with attendees.
Webinar registration: audioproducteducationinstitute.org/working-with-product-development-houses-to-bring-audio-...
Posted on April 7, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
The Audio Engineering Society, celebrating over 70 years of audio excellence, has announced plans for its 150th International Convention, taking place online May 25 – 28, 2021 (previously June 1-4, 2021), to be streamcast in Central European time. Centered around the theme of “Global Resonance,” the AES Show Spring 2021 Convention will celebrate the Society’s rich history and diverse global membership, which continues to shape audio innovations and standards worldwide. Convention co-chairs Ruud Kaltofen and Bert Kraaijpoel have begun planning with the pan-European committee of industry luminaries, and the Technical Program Call for Proposals is open through March 15 for those who wish to present Papers, Workshops and Tutorials during the Convention. AES member early registration and information available at AESShow.com/spring2021.
For the end user, researcher, educator or student, the comprehensive AES Show Technical Program is a single-source solution for staying informed and in touch with the professional audio community, available where you live and work. With enhanced networking and interactive tools afforded by the convention’s online presentation and communications formats, attendees will have various opportunities to “Listen, Learn and Connect” with breaking technologies and industry experts in all things audio, including Studio Recording, Live Sound, Networked Audio, Broadcast & Streaming, Music Production, Post-Production, Game Audio, Spatial Sound, Audio for AR/VR/XR, Product Development and more.
AES members can register now at a special discounted rate of just $89 ($49 for AES student members). Find out more about the AES Show Spring 2021 Convention and other Audio Engineering Society events going on year-round at AESShow.com.
Posted on March 30, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
— New initiative from the AES Standards Committee shines a light on Audio Standards development, while seeking input and experience from the global audio community —
The Audio Engineering Society has announced a series of webinars hosted by the AES Standards Committee that will illuminate the inner workings of the often complex, yet necessary, set of rules by which engineers and equipment manufacturers abide and the increasingly important role of the AES and its work to establish audio standards and practices that ensure interoperability worldwide. AES members may register for the Zoom webinar for live interaction with the presenters, while non-members may watch a live stream of the event on the AES YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/AESorg. The webinar will also provide opportunities for individuals to become involved in the ongoing proposal and establishment of working audio protocols.
“Across decades, AES Standards have fostered gear interoperability, improved workflows, streamlined the adoption of new technologies and quantified and improved performance of hardware and software tools,” said AES Standards Committee Chair Bruce Olson. “This series of webinars will help demystify the AES Standards development process. As so much of standards work is conducted online in a pandemic world, the opportunity for involvement is now practical for a wider number of the Society’s members and other interested parties with experience, perspectives, and insights to share on Standards work in progress. We invite everyone interested to join us for these webinars as an open door into active participation in AES Standards creation and refinement.”
The first three webinars in the AES Standards series have been announced, each outlining a different AES standard currently in development. The first event will take place on March 29 at 12:00 noon, ET, and will discuss the current development of a procedure for loudspeaker test and measurement using a music simulation test signal called M-Noise. Presenters Merlijn Van Veen and Roger Schwenke, co-chairs of the SC-04-03-A Task Group, will briefly explore the background and impetus for this project. The AES Standards procedure will be explained and demonstrated, including challenges faced by the SC-04-03-A Task Group and how the Group’s activities have inspired development within other standard bodies. The session will close with a description of the remaining development steps and how interested individuals can get involved.
In the second event, taking place May 17, Nicolas Sturmel will discuss using AES67 over wide area networks – the focus of the SC-02-12-M Task Group. On July 26 Bill Whitlock will discuss ongoing initiatives on analog system interconnection standards in the SC-05-05 Working Group. In the fourth webinar on September 20, Anthony Kuzub will discuss the new AES72 standard from SC-05-02 for transporting either analog or digital audio over quad twisted pair cable, including documentation of RJ45 connector pin-outs.
What are Audio Standards?
Standards are universal “rules” by which technology and its operators can ensure interoperability across compliant devices, platforms, and workflows. In audio, this means, for example, that analog signals employing XLR connectors will maintain absolute polarity with all XLR-equipped devices (AES14), that your Dante-enabled device can seamlessly share audio with a Ravenna, Q-SYS, LiveWire, or other digital audio networks that implement the AES67 standard, and that a digital audio file will transfer accurately within networks (AES31, AES47) with accompanying audio data description and control metadata (AES41). These are just a few of the standards developed and overseen by the Audio Engineering Society Standards Committee, composed of over 1200 members across 11 working groups in the fields of Digital Audio, Acoustics, Interconnections and Metadata for Audio. To learn more about participating in the development of AES Standards visit www.aes.org/standards/development/. AES Standards documents are available in the AES Standards Store and are free for download for AES members.
Visit the AES Standards Blog for Standards news, Working Group status reports, the schedule of upcoming events, webinar registration and more.
Posted on March 22, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
Interfacio – Global recruitment for audio and media technology
KEF Audio (UK) Limited, Celestion, GP Acoustics
See the full AES Job Board listings at aes.org/jobs
Posted on March 22, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
The Audio Engineering Society is honoring the memory of Herman Wilms, a driving force in developments in the early European AES and throughout the industry.
During his 40-plus year career, Wilms was awarded the AES Fellowship Award (1976), the AES Board of Governors Award (1981), the AES Bronze Medal Award (1997) and an AES Distinguished Service Medal Award (2007), among other accolades.
Wilms authored several papers available in the AES E-Library, and is also featured in this AES Legends video interview: https://aes.digitellinc.com/aes/sessions/1056/view.
The funeral takes place this Friday, March 18 at 10 CET time, and will be stramed online https://www.uitvaartstream.be/hermanwilms (video will also remain online for 30 days).
Posted on March 18, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
— First-ever AES EDM event brings expert industry educators, producers and artists to the spotlight, along with giveaway opportunities to win limited edition Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBB headphones —
The AES EDM Academy, taking place March 11, is set to guide attendees through the artistry and techniques used by today’s hottest EDM artists and producers. As the first event of its kind hosted by the Audio Engineering Society, this day-long event brings together a variety of industry professionals on topical sessions designed to help attendees achieve maximum impact with their productions. Registration is just $20 for AES Members / $40 non-members, and all attendees will be entered for a chance to win limited-edition ATH-M50xBB Blue/Black headphones from AES EDM Academy event sponsor Audio-Technica.
“We are very excited to host the very first AES event dedicated to EDM music and culture,” said AES EDM Academy co-chair Alex Bartles. “Co-chair Rick Snoman and I have put together a program that will offer both practical and artistic value for our attendees and will showcase our artists, engineers and educators to the industry.”
AES EDM Academy Sessions:
10:00am EST – “The Most Important Tool in your Arsenal,” presented by Alex Bartles
11:00am EST – “Education to Industry as an Artist,” presented by the Funk Cartel brothers, Rory and Cam Cochrane
12:00 noon EST – “An Insight into Roska and the UK Funky Genre,” presented by Roska
1:00 pm EST – “Studio Monitoring 101,” presented by Stephan Mauer, head of product at ADAM Audio
2:00pm EST – “Do Your Kicks Punch?” presented by Dr. Rick Snoman
3:00pm EST - Encore Presentation: "Eurorack Applications in Electronic Dance Music Productions” - Originally streamed with live Q&A in the AES Show Fall 2020 online Convention
Alex Bartles studied Electronic Music production under Rick Snoman, award-winning remixer and author of the Dance Music Manual, and over several years trained as a mix engineer, producer and trainer. During 2019, she contributed articles and a chapter to the latest edition of Rick’s book, alongside holding a number of talks at universities and colleges across the UK, training younger EDM producers. A qualified audiologist with 15+ years’ experience, she has worked with professional artists and musicians, specializing in tinnitus retraining therapy for music industry professionals. After taking an interest in the music production side of the industry, her career became more and more specialized toward engineering and technology, and specifically electronic music production.
The “Funk Cartel” is a duo consisting of brothers “Blame Rory” and “Kimono Cam,” known for their rave-ready flavors, bringing life and soul to the underground sound. Closer than their relationship as brothers is their relationship with the dance floor, way beyond their years in production skills, attributed to a close upbringing surrounded by good House music. The brothers believe that House has an ability to bring people together like no other style, and that their purpose is to share this message. They have a clear understanding of what works for the crowds, and this perfectly translates into their music and style. Their unique weave of deep rolling basslines, intricate keys, and clever energy-fueled percussion leaves a lasting impression on all who hear it and is a true breath of fresh air for the scene. Their sets are frequently stacked with their own distinctive productions and edits. A relentless work ethic in the studio helps forge their sound, which cannot be genre-labeled, as their music pushes forward in many directions. The formation of their own label THUNDR has not only showcased their own music but brought fresh talent to the forefront of the scene.
Working across UK Funky, House and various mutated strains of bass-heavy club music, Roska has earmarked himself as one of the UK’s most accomplished underground exponents, continuing his journey as a pioneer of the Funky House sound via his Roska Kicks & Snares (RKS) imprint. Presiding over 100 releases, RKS has welcomed the likes of MA1, Champion, Murder He Wrote and DJ POLO to the label since its inception in 2010 and has spent the last two years developing and mentoring later artists also including DJ MOTU and more in the fold. A renowned DJ to boot, Roska also helms the “Roska Presents” brand, which has seen him curate lineups across the UK for the last 6 years. He has been shifting to a worldwide DJ from being European-based for many years, playing over 20 different cities across the world, frequently touring Asia, Australasia and Americas. After a few years off radio, Roska returns to the airwaves (and online) with Reprezent every fourth Wednesday of each month, bringing guests from his label.
Stephan Mauer lives and works at the junction of music, audio technology and the professional audio market, with a focus on acoustics. He received his Engineering Diploma at Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany, having worked on Flat Panel loudspeakers for his thesis. He works as an independent live and studio sound mixer, and since 2018, Mauer has also served as Product Manager for Studio Monitoring at ADAM Audio.
Dr. Rick Snoman
Rick Snoman is an award-winning producer, remixer, engineer and author. He runs Altar Recording Studios in the UK, the first and only boutique studio dedicated to electronic dance producers, regularly engineering music for a variety of electronic dance music labels including Sony BMG, Warner, Polydor and many others. Rick's ghost production work has earned millions of views on YouTube, and his work has accredited him as an iTunes-certified mastering engineer and an EMTAS certified tutor. With 30 years’ experience working in both private and commercial studios worldwide, he specializes in electronic dance music production. He has remixed for some of the biggest names in the industry, including Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue and Justin Timberlake, and has produced music under various monikers, including Phiadra, Aeon Soul and Red 5.
Visit AESShow.com/edm for AES EDM Academy registration, preliminary session information, presenter bios and more.
Posted on March 1, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EST
AES Community - Sharing a Common Passion
The AES is comprised of individuals from around the world united by a passion for audio. From seasoned professionals to novices and students, from researchers to practitioners, from local sections to international conferences and conventions, the AES is the way to Listen, Learn and Connect with the global audio community.
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Posted on February 18, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EST
— One-day online event will focus on technology, tools and techniques to enhance EDM sessions and performances —
The AES has announced details of the upcoming premiere of the AES EDM Academy, taking place online, March 11, from 10:00am to 5:00pm ET, and offering a full day of sessions covering the latest trends in technology, tools and techniques for EDM production and performance. Registration is just $20 for AES members ($40 for non-members) and includes access to on-demand replay of the event for an additional two months for AES members (two weeks for nonmembers). Additionally, attendees will receive a certificate of achievement for participating in the AES EDM Academy sessions.
In this first-ever AES EDM Academy event, industry pros will guide attendees through a host of topical sessions covering both the artistry and techniques used by today’s hottest EDM artists and producers. Slated sessions include:
“The Most Important Tool in your Arsenal” – AES EDM Academy co-chair Alexandra Bartles takes a fresh look at the most important tool in any studio: human hearing. Bartles will share critical knowledge about how hearing works and how to protect it.
“Education to Industry as an Artist” – In this session, the Funk Cartel brothers, Rory and Cam Cochrane, discuss their self-driven artist development strategies, the importance of understanding the audio engineering aspect of music production, and how they continue to carve out their place in the music industry.
“Do Your Kicks Punch?” – Dr. Rick Snoman gives insight on how to tighten up the most important element in an electronic dance track: the kick drum. Snoman will look at the different methods used to synthesize kick drums, alongside the various ways to use processing to ensure that kicks punch through the track and translate properly to the dance floor.
“An Insight into Roska and the UK Funky Genre” – Continuing his journey as a pioneer of the Funky House sound via his more than 100 releases on the Roska Kicks & Snares (RKS) imprint, Roska has welcomed the likes of MA1, Champion, Murder He Wrote, DJ POLO and DJ MOTU to the label since its inception in 2010.
“Studio Monitoring 101” – A comprehensive session on the correct set-up, placement and types of studio monitoring for EDM production presented by Stephan Mauer, head of product at ADAM Audio since 2018.
Visit AESShow.com/edm for AES EDM Academy registration, preliminary session information, presenter bios and more.
Posted on February 17, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EST
In honor of Black History Month and in loving memory of educator and AES Member Jay Henry, AES is publicly sharing the video "African Americans in Audio from our AES Live: Videos collection, recorded at the 147th AES Convention in New York City in 2019.
Watch this extraordinary gathering of renowned engineers, performers, and educators for a discussion on how African Americans have been blazing trails behind the scenes in the recording industry and how we can best engage and welcome them to access the social and scholarly networks that have benefited us all.
View the video on the AES YouTube channel at youtu.be/nT_M_DO4TrM
Posted on February 11, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EST
Jonathan Wyner has started his term as President of the Audio Engineering Society beginning January 1, 2021. “Jonathan has proven his leadership and vision during his year on the AES Board of Directors as President-Elect,” comments outgoing AES President Agnieszka Roginska. “The AES is in excellent hands for the coming year.”
President Wyner’s experience includes 30-plus years as both an active AES member and as an audio technologist. Wyner’s professional industry involvement currently includes his roles as Chief Engineer at M Works Mastering, Education Director for iZotope in Cambridge, MA, and Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Wyner’s longstanding commitment to the AES has been demonstrated by his multiple roles in the Society, including serving on the Board of Directors, the Board of Governors, and as a member of multiple committees including Broadcast and Online Delivery and the Recording Technology and Practices Technical Committee and the Diversity & Inclusion committees. He chaired a Symposium focused on Machine Learning Application in Audio during the fall of 2020. Wyner was presented with AES Board of Governors Awards in recognition of co-chairing the 145th and 147th AES Conventions in New York in 2018 and 2019 and the online 149th AES Convention in 2020.
“The AES is the most varied international assemblage of experts, thought leaders, researchers, manufacturers and practitioners of audio in the world,” states Wyner. “During our recent fall event we had attendees from 82 countries. Each of us has our individual interests and goals for our work, but a passion for audio ties us together. There are so many interesting and exciting developments taking place in the world of audio. The pillars I am energized to stand up can be summed up in three words: Equity, Sustainability and Innovation.”
Wyner, in addition to being an accomplished musician and performer, has mastered and produced thousands of recordings. Credits include James Taylor, David Bowie, Aerosmith, Kiri Te Kanawa, the London Symphony, Miles Davis, Semisonic, Thelonius Monk, Pink Floyd, and Nirvana. Additional accolades include production of the GRAMMY®-nominated soundtrack for PBS special Invention and Alchemy (Deborah Henson-Conant, 2005), the mastering of the first recording of a full-length opera (Madame Butterfly 1912, BBC), and the first interactive CD game (Play it By Ear, Rykodisc). In 2012 he authored Audio Mastering: Essential Practices, published by Hal Leonard/Berklee Press, and has also authored undergraduate and graduate course materials for Berklee Music Online. Wyner is the recipient of a TEC award, presented for iZotope’s Pro Audio Essentials game-based platform developed to help music producers practice and improve their audio skills.
Read Jonathan Wyner’s AES President’s Message here and learn more about the Audio Engineering Society and membership at AES.org.
Posted on January 19, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EST
— AES APEI initiative welcomes top industry experts on February 23, 2021 to discuss audio processing requirements and performance workloads in automotive audio —
The Audio Product Education Institute (APEI), an initiative of the Audio Engineering Society, will host the second in a series of webinars on Automotive Audio on Tuesday, February 23 (12:00pm EST): Computational Platforms for Automotive Audio. As auto manufacturers continue to push the limits of existing processing platforms to meet the increasing complexities of automotive systems, this online session will discuss the features that are common to all kinds of processing, and the ones that are unique to audio, identifying the distinctive characteristics for automotive audio applications.
Providing software and hardware perspectives, the webinar will explore the need for deterministic processing and how to manage that key requirement against standard computer hardware techniques, such as caching and virtual memory.
While car manufacturers are building features like fully autonomous driving, they are simultaneously innovating on the in-cabin experience, a huge component of which is audio and voice. Immersive sound and personal audio zones, automotive active and road noise cancellation (ANC/RNC), voice-based user-interfaces and in-car communications, engine sound synthesis (ESS) and electric vehicle warning sound systems (EVWSS/AVAS) are just some of the current areas of focus for automotive audio developers.
Digital signal processing (DSP) core technologies need to deliver on deterministic goals with very low processing latency and best-in-class MIPS/mW performance. Some processors feature hardware accelerators to offload common digital signal processing algorithms from the core, making them the ideal choice for real-time audio applications. Considerations with complex peripherals such as Ethernet and USB bring another level of demands.
This event will be presented by Roger Shively (JJR Acoustics, LLC), APEI's Automotive Pillar Chair, bringing 34 years of experience in engineering research and development, which includes significant experience in product realization and in launching new products at OEM manufacturers around the world. Following opening remarks, the event will feature presentations from Paul Beckmann (CTO, DSP Concepts) and John Redford (DSP Architect, Analog Devices), offering a valuable perspective on automotive audio computational platforms.
In the first presentation, Paul Beckmann will discuss “Mapping Automotive Audio Workloads to the Appropriate Processors,” where he will provide an understanding of the primary automotive audio workloads and detail the strengths and weaknesses of different processors to meet the demands of those applications, with predictions for the next five to 10 years.
The second session, by John Redford, will explore “Distinctive Features of Audio Processing” and the needs to steadily increase performance and reduce the cost of related hardware and software components. The presentation will detail how to deal with audio memory and programming needs in a deterministic environment.
This AES Audio Product Education Institute Automotive Audio webinar is part of an ongoing event series that underscores the AES’s commitment to providing its membership and the industry at large with practical knowledge in designing and implementing real-world applications and innovative sound systems.
AES APEI Computational Platforms for Automotive Audio Webinar registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7vCbUAbeSGC9HbCvaVtXoA
Posted on January 18, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EST
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