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AES EDM Academy Premieres March 11

The AES is set to premiere its first-ever EDM Academy event on March  11, 2021

— 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.  

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Posted on February 25, 2021 at 6:00:00 AM EST



Featured this week on the AES Job Board


Interfacio – Global recruitment for audio and media technology   

OTTO Engineering, Inc.

QSC, LLC  

 

See the full AES Job Board listings at aes.org/jobs

Posted on February 22, 2021 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES Audio Product Education Institute Webinar to Explore Computational Platforms for Automotive Audio

The second AES APEI Automotive Audio Webinar, Computational Platforms for Automotive Audio, will explore audio processing requirements and performance workloads in automotive audio, Tuesday, February 23, at 12:00pm 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 

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Posted on February 18, 2021 at 6:00:00 AM EST



Listen, Learn, and Connect with the AES Online - #AESorg

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.

 

Like, Share and Follow us on our official social media channels at aes.org/community

 

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Posted on February 18, 2021 at 6:00:00 AM EST



New this week on the AES Job Board

 

B&W Group Ltd.    Latest post: 2021-2-10

Interfacio – Global recruitment for audio and media technology    Latest post: 2021-2-10

Monitor Audio Ltd.    Latest post: 2021-2-10

 

See the full AES Job Board listings at aes.org/jobs

Posted on February 12, 2021 at 6:00:00 AM EST



Honoring Black History Month and the late Jay Henry: "African Americans in Audio"

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 6:00:00 AM EST



The Audio Engineering Society Welcomes Jonathan Wyner as President

Jonathan Wyner, 2021 President of the Audio Engineering Society

 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 6:00:00 AM EST



AES Members - The 2021 Call for Nominations for Officers of the Board of Governors and Board of Directors is Now Open

AES Members - The 2021 Call for Nominations for Officers of the Board of Governors and Board of Directors in Now Open

The AES Nominations Committee is at this time soliciting the names of members to be considered for possible inclusion in the 2021 ballot for election of officers to the Board of Directors and to the Board of Governors. To aid us in this task, please let us know if there is someone you would like us to consider for this election.

The Board of Directors (BoD) is the governing body of the Society, while the Board of Governors (BoG) is tasked by the AES bylaws with the management and support of the various AES Committees and of AES Members. The titled AES officers on the BoD and the voting members of the BoG are elected by AES Members by online ballot. The Nominations Committee is the standing committee of the AES charged with presenting a slate of candidates for election.

To be eligible for nomination, a candidate must be either a Member or Fellow of the AES. Associate, Student and Honorary Members may not nominate, hold office or vote. Associate Members can apply for free to upgrade to Member here secure.aes.org/membership/upgrade. Candidates must be willing and able to attend the Board of Governors meeting associated with an AES event in Q4 each year.
 

More information and submission links at https://www.aes.org/nominations/

 

 

 

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Posted on January 10, 2021 at 6:00:00 AM EST



New AES Immersive Audio Academy Event Explores Immersive Content Production on February 11

New AES Immersive Audio Academy Event Explores Immersive Content Production in February 11, Certification Event

— Technology and solutions in Immersive and Binaural Audio to be explored on February 11 in the first of AES’s Immersive Audio Academy event series —

 

Registration is now open for the Audio Engineering Society’s first-ever AES Immersive Audio Academy (taking place Thursday, February 11 from 12:00pm to 9:00pm ET), a one-day online event that launches a series focusing on the latest production and emerging technologies in immersive and binaural audio. The program’s Workshop and Master Class sessions will take on diverse applications of Immersive Audio production – from live events, to gaming, movies, and beyond – and participants will receive a certificate of achievement after completing the sessions. The event is sponsored by Genelec (Gold Partner), Dolby Atmos® (Silver Partner), and Bronze Partners, Fraunhofer, L-Acoustics, New Audio Technology and Sound Particles. Registration is just $49 for AES members ($99 non-member), with members also receiving access to on-demand playback of the Academy sessions. 

 

The Audio Engineering Society has been a driving force in the development of immersive audio technology and standards, serving as a hub for the exchange of information and ideas throughout continued development in the industry. The AES Immersive Audio Academy will open with “Introduction & Immersive Audio Past, Present & Future” with event co-chairs Steve Martz and Andres Mayo, followed by the Genelec partner session “Immersive Audio for Music: A practical session to develop from stereo to immersive.” “Immersive Audio for Live Events” follows, with insight to the challenges and opportunities in immersive sound reinforcement hosted by Etienne Corteel and Scott Sugden of L-Acoustics.

 

Further implementation of immersive audio practices will be discussed by Scott Selfon of Facebook Reality Labs in the session “Audio Futures: Technologies for Games,” a look at the immersive worlds of virtual, mixed, and augmented reality and their implications for current games, both screen- and head-mounted-display-based. The following session, “Immersive in Recording / Conversion to Dolby Atmos,” will take an in-depth look at the GRAMMY®-winning album Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? by Fantastic Negrito (Xavier Dphrepaulezz), who will take part in the discussion, along with the album’s engineer, Nahuel Bronzini, and mastering engineer Michael Romanowski, who handled the Atmos® mixing and mastering.

 

The AES Immersive Audio Academy’s featured Workshop and Masterclass session – “Producing High Quality Immersive Audio” – follows, presenting an intensive hands-on three-hour session unveiling secrets of 360 audio production, hosted by Andres Mayo (@360MusicLab) with Brian Glasscock (Sennheiser) and Achim Fell (Dear Reality). Attendees will learn to capture and mix 3D audio using object-oriented solutions and will be able to create immersive content suitable for a variety of applications, such as live concerts, studio recordings, advertising, gaming, VR, AR, e-sports, and more. Mayo will conduct a drawing for at the end of the Masterclass, giving registrants the opportunity to win an AVID ProTools license.

 

The afternoon concludes with a look at “Immersive in Movies,” with John Kellogg and Brian Slack of Xperi / DTS, who will demonstrate a system whereby an immersive audio mix can be acoustically encoded into a 5.1, then decoded back to an immersive environment, allowing for a single delivery of 5.1 audio suited for use in any sound field, including mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1, or immersive, as well as speaker and headphone virtualization.

 

Register now at aesshow.com/immersive, and make plans to join us for the first event in AES’s series dedicated to immersive audio and related technologies.

 

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Posted on January 8, 2021 at 6:00:00 AM EST



Audio Industry Connects Through AES Events and Activities in 2020, Looks Ahead to Expanded Events and Resources in 2021

The Audio Engineering Society helps the audio industry

— The Audio Engineering Society looks back on unprecedented events of 2020, while forging ahead in both new and traditional directions for 2021 —

 

The Audio Engineering Society brings the audio industry together to “Listen, Learn and Connect” with peers and pros around the world – a vital role through the past year’s industry changes, challenges and opportunities. Under the leadership of outgoing AES president Agnieszka Roginska and the AES’s Board of Directors and Board of Governors, with the assistance of the AES staff spearheaded by Executive Director Colleen Harper, scores of volunteers led and served on the committees and working groups that recreated AES services in the face of a global pandemic. Throughout 2020, the AES facilitated paths for advancement in the art and science of audio for audio professionals, students and enthusiasts, while looking ahead towards adding new, additional ways to provide the benefits of Audio Engineering Society membership in 2021. From numerous AES Section events to the AES Virtual Vienna and virtual AES Show Fall 2020 conventions, the addition of abundant new online resources and more, the Audio Engineering Society remains the definitive resource, year-round, for those looking to advance their audio knowledge and connection to the industry.

 

“AES faced many unprecedented and daunting challenges this past year,” Past-President Roginska reflected. “When I look back on what we accomplished in the face of chaos, fear, and uncertainty, I feel an immense sense of pride – none of these things would have been possible without the commitment of the amazing AES community.”

 

The AES began 2020 with the sold-out AES Academy in January, a featured four-day event held in conjunction with The NAMM Show 2020 in Anaheim, CA, which was followed in March by the AES Worship Sound Academy held in partnership with Belmont University in Nashville, TN – a first-of-its-kind AES event dedicated to training house-of-worship technical ministry staff and volunteers. These events bookended a victorious advancement for the Society’s AES67 standard with the announcement that the AES would be receiving a Technical & Engineering Emmy® Award for “Development of Synchronized multi-channel uncompressed audio transport over IP Networks.”

 

As the AES looked ahead to the first AES convention of the year, the Society agilely pivoted and adapted the planned AES Europe Convention into “AES Virtual Vienna,” presenting the AES’s first online-only convention. Through the hard work of dedicated leadership, organizers and volunteers, attendees from 59 countries were able to take part in the Convention, featuring more than 200 presentations in live-stream and on-demand formats, live Q&A sessions and virtual exhibition elements featuring top professional audio brands showcasing the latest gear and technologies. Highlights included Keynote addresses from Jamie Angus, Marisa Hoeschele and Franz Zotter, and the Heyser series presentation given by Francis Rumsey.

 

The AES also introduced a new initiative dedicated to audio product development, the new AES Audio Product Education Institute (APEI) and its dedicated events, including an Interactive Voice Con in July, a Product Development Symposium held during the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention in October, and the recent Supply Chain and Sourcing Webinar on December 15.

 

August saw the third in its series of AES AVAR Conferences on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality, which hosted virtual attendees for a three-day event focusing on spatial audio and technology for virtual, augmented and mixed reality, with a focus on technical solutions and recommended practices in the field. The AES Virtual Symposium on Applications of Machine Learning in Audio followed in September, exploring topics including automatic mixing, audio source separation, audio visualization and effect control, audio capture and recording, sourcing audio data, legal issues, and more.

Expounding on the theme, “Connect,” the AES Fall Show 2020 expanded into “Audio Engineering Month,” offering engaging new ways for attendees to experience more than 300 livestreamed and on-demand presentations, the Partner Showcase exhibition and online booths, virtual TechTours of top studios around the world and more. AES Show 2020 events began the first week of October and included an Audio-Over-IP Summit, exhibitor events and more leading up to the final week of Technical Program events, including featured presentations from FINNEAS, Jackson Browne & Friends, Imogen Heap and John Chowning, as well as workshops, tutorials, research paper presentations, and a host of other activities. 

 

The Audio Engineering Society was also hard at work on securing new assets and resources for members, on standards development and implementation, and on overall enhancement of AES Member benefits and initiatives for involvement in the Society. One of the year’s biggest debuts was the newly rebuilt AES Live: Videos portal, offering more than 365 videos curated from decades of AES Convention sessions, oral histories, topical workshop and tutorial presentations and more, with additional videos being added year-round. In addition, hundreds of new research papers and documents have been added to the AES E-Library, now featuring more than 20,000 searchable documents covering a variety of topics and technologies. Further, the AES has bolstered its social media and online presence to promote the plethora of AES Section events, partner promotions and discounts, and the latest news and announcements. Additionally, 2020 saw the launch of the re-branded AES Connect newsletter, an updated AES Member News monthly email, and the new AES The Loop weekly newsletter, highlighting upcoming AES Section events and opportunities offered only to AES Members.

 

2021 looks extremely bright for the Audio Engineering Society, so make plans to join the AES and take advantage of the latest member benefits and activities, and to join us at upcoming events including an AES APEI Supply Chain and Sourcing Webinar (January 6, 2021), the AES Audio Education Virtual Mini-Conference (February 7, 2021), the AES Immersive Audio Academy (February 11, 2021), an AES AoIP Summit (February 25, 2021), AES EDM Academy (March 11, 2021), the AES Show Spring 2021 Convention (June 1 – 4, 2021), the rescheduled AES Audio Education Conference (July 22 – 24, 2021), the 2021 AES International Conference on Automotive Audio (October 6 – 8, 2021), and the AES Show Fall 2021 Convention and Audio Engineering Month events (October 2021). Stay tuned to AES.org for the latest announcements and opportunities in the coming year.

 

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Posted on January 6, 2021 at 6:00:00 AM EST



Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Today we celebrate one of the most inspiring figures in our history. As a young person I remember hearing the voice and the messages of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was an essential and inspiring voice during a time in the US when we were holding our cultural attitudes and norms up to the light to see if they measured up to the values that we told ourselves we were living by. We discovered of course that they did not, that there was a lot of work to be done to achieve the goals of equality and equal opportunity. During the time of Dr. King’s prominence, I attended PS 192, a public school in West Harlem that was predominantly African American. It felt as if he was speaking to our community directly. Dr. King distilled a vision and an ideal that left a profound imprint on me and all those around me. It offered us a vision that still resonates and motivates us in our personal lives, as citizens and in our professional life. He offered a vision accompanied by the understanding that we had so much work to do, but it was a north star. A guiding light for our lives.

 

In recent times we have been repeatedly reminded once again just how much work there is to do. How we must keep re-committing to the work that would bring us closer to his vision. In a speech in 1963, Dr. King gave insights that remain applicable: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affected one directly, affects all indirectly.Here is Dr. King’s address at the Lincoln Memorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch/I47Y6VHc3Ms), where he said, “I say to you today my friends that even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.”

 

In spite of the challenges that we face together, and the incredible pain that is experienced by communities and groups of people who historically suffer the consequences of bias, oppression and violence, I am glad to be reminded of the vision. I am glad to be called to recommit to the work we have in common to inch closer to Dr. King’s vision.

 

The AES is committed to the work. It may take place in places obscured from view. Change may occur in tiny increments that we wish were leaps and bounds, but we are committed. We are committed by the mission statement of the AES to serve ALL our members and all those who are passionate about audio.

 

I look forward to continuing to work towards an AES that is ever more inclusive and welcome the support and participation of all.

 

Jonathan Wyner

President, Audio Engineering Society

 

Posted on January 5, 2021 at 6:00:00 AM EST



A Message from AES Directors

 

We welcome the change that will result in the renaming of the Gears***z audio forum/platform.  We applaud those who shone a light on a name that created friction and unintentionally broadcast a painful message of dis-inclusion to those who are hungry to have a community based on shared interest in audio and who want to learn by participating in that community. 

 

The Audio Engineering Society encourages collegiality and collaboration through membership, and hosts events and forums in the spirit of disseminating knowledge in a supportive, welcoming, and friendly environment. While the forum is not affiliated with the AES, we are encouraged that its leadership listened to those who sought to shine a spotlight on a problem and ultimately by responding with change for the betterment of all.

 

We support all in the industry who are working towards an environment of inclusivity and who are willing to examine the status quo and implement constructive change.

 

     – The AES Board of Directors

Posted on January 2, 2021 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES Audio Product Education Institute Explores Intellectual Property Issues Across the Production Chain in New Webinar, February 17, 2021

The AES Audio Product Education Institute will discuss securing your Intellectual Property and protecting your brand in its fifth online event addressing Supply Chain & Sourcing on Wednesday, February 17, at 12:00pm EST.

— AES initiative hosts online sessions with leading experts in IP protection, counterfeiting and authentication to discuss challenges and strategies in manufacturing audio products —

 

The AES Audio Product Education Institute (APEI), an initiative launched in January 2020 by the Audio Engineering Society to focus on promoting methodologies, practices and technologies involved in developing and bringing audio products to market, will host its fifth online event addressing Supply Chain & Sourcing on Wednesday, February 17 (12:00pm EST). This webinar will address the vital concerns of brand and Intellectual Property protection. The discussion will include advice on how brands can safeguard their reputation when sourcing and dealing with suppliers, how manufacturers can ensure their critical IP is protected all the way across the supply chain, and what intellectual property strategies should be implemented by inventors, entrepreneurs and emerging companies.

 

In this new webinar, part of a series presented by supply chain and sourcing experts David Lindberg (DB Enterprises) and Mike Klasco (Menlo Scientific), the focus will be on the pressing issues surrounding the protection of Intellectual Property while navigating the production chain and getting products to market. The webinar will feature three leading experts with unique perspectives on the topics of counterfeiting, authentication, and legal protection: Mark A. Rinehart (White Horse Laboratories) presenting on the topic “Protecting Your Business IP... and Reputation”; Alfons Futterer (NanoMatriX International), discussing “Advanced Anti-Counterfeiting Materials”; and David Postolski, Esq. (Gearhart Law), sharing his experience about “Securing your IP and Protecting your Brand.”

 

Mark A. Rinehart is the founder and managing director at White Horse Laboratories (https://whitehorselabs.com), a Hong Kong-based, USA-owned and operated, ISO-certified electronics service provider located at the epicenter of the global electronics industry. Founded in 2004 to fight the global proliferation of counterfeit electronics, White Horse has evolved to become a turnkey electronics service and solution provider. Rinehart will discuss the topic of counterfeiting and fraudulently represented product across the supply chain. 

 

Alfons Futterer is the Managing Director at NanoMatriX International Limited (https://www.nanomatrixsecure.com/), a global resource of anti-counterfeiting, brand protection, authentication and traceability technologies. The company is positioned as a trusted global security provider to Fortune 500 companies, governments, central banks, high security printers, and international brands. Futterer will share his experience on protecting the authenticity of ingredients used in production, and profiling a brand’s risk exposure to counterfeits, parallel trading and production overruns.

 

David Postolski, Esq., is a partner at Gearhart Law LLC (www.gearhartlaw.com), a firm offering professional legal services across the world from its offices in New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia. The firm provides expert advice and consultation services from leading patent lawyers, trademark lawyers, and copyright lawyers. As a frequent speaker and author on intellectual property issues surrounding emerging technologies and licensing, Postolski is in a unique position to explain the potential legal challenges faced by inventors, creators, artists, start-ups, entrepreneurs, early-stage companies and emerging companies.

 

The AES Audio Product Education Institute’s Supply Chain and Sourcing Webinar #5 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: https://audioproducteducationinstitute.org/ip-issues-across-the-production-chain/.

Posted on January 2, 2021 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES to Host "Believe in Music Week" Event Sessions, January 21 and 22

The Audio Engineering Society will host three sessions during this year's NAMM

— The AES will conduct a series of sessions this week with partners We Make Events North America, AudioNowCast, Carl Tatz Design, and The Recording Academy® Producers and Engineers Wing® —

In conjunction with this year’s NAMM “Believe in Music Week” events, the Audio Engineering Society will be hosting three independent sessions of relevance to audio professionals and enthusiasts. Free registration is available here. Once registered, and logged in, AES event details can be found here.

 

AES “Believe in Music Week” events include:

 

AES with We Make Events North America Pandemic: Panic or Pivot 

On Thursday, January 21, from 4:00pm to 4:45pm EST, We Make Events North America will present a panel of industry professionals who will discuss the organization and its successful September 1st event, RedAlertRESTART. Panelists will also provide insights into how they’ve successfully survived the industry close-down. Panelists include Ellen Lampert-Gréaux (creative director, LDI), Vickie Claiborne (training manager, Disguise), Tim “Quake” Mark (production manager and FOH engineer), Cosmo Wilson (lighting designer, AC/DC), Brandon Blackwell (production manager and FOH engineer) and Andrew Bongardt (monitor engineer, Clair Global).

 

AES with AudioNowCast and Carl Tatz: Secrets of Near-Field Monitoring

On Thursday, January 21, from 7:00pm to 7:45pm EST, this informative session will offer insight into the world of professional monitoring, looking at unique, infrequently-discussed solutions to real-world problems. Michael Rodriguez will moderate an in-depth conversation with award-winning studio designer and monitoring expert Carl Tatz.

 

AES and The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Present: Organizing Chaos – Top Engineers Discuss File Management

On Friday, January 22, from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, industry experts will explore best practices and systems for music file management. Panelists will be Jeff Balding (producer, mixer, engineer), Chris Dennis (engineer), Quentin Gilkey (mix engineer) and Ebonie Smith (producer, mix engineer, studio coordinator) with moderator Maureen Droney (Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing Sr. Managing Director). This session was originally presented as part of the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention.

 

Register now to join us for AES “Believe in Music Week” sessions and visit AESShow.com for additional upcoming Audio Engineering Society events. 

Posted on January 1, 2021 at 6:00:00 AM EST



The AES Audio Education Conference 2021 Call for Contributions is open for Paper submissions through February 1

The AES Audio Education Conference 2021 Call for Contributions is open for Paper submissions through February 1

The AES Audio Education Conference 2021 Call for Contributions is open for Paper submissions through February 1

 

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 about how you can be a part of this year's Audio Education Conference, taking place July 22 - 24: https://aesshow.com/educonference21-contributions/

 

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Posted on January 1, 2021 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES Audio Product Education Institute Automotive Audio Webinar "Direct Validation of Computational Acoustic Results for Automotive Cabin Simulations" to Take Place January 19, 2021

APEI Automotive Audio Webinar - Direct Validation of Computational Acoustic Results for Automotive Cabin Simulations, Tuesday, January 19, at 12:00pm EST.

— AES APEI initiative hosts online sessions on Automotive Audio, exploring practical approaches in designing and implementing automotive sound systems —

 

New York, NY, January 13, 2021 — The Audio Product Education Institute (APEI), an initiative of the Audio Engineering Society, will host the first of a series of webinars on Automotive Audio on Tuesday, January 19 (12:00pm EST). Titled “Direct Validation of Computational Acoustic Results for Automotive Cabin Simulations,” the webinar will explore automotive sound system implementation and design in a program presented by APEI's Automotive Pillar Chair Roger Shively (Co-founder and Principal, JJR Acoustics, Seattle, WA). Featured presentations will explore simulation, visualization, tuning and auralization of a car cabin by industry experts Mads Herring Jensen (technical product manager for the Acoustics Module of COMSOL) and Christof Faller (founder and managing director, Illusonic).

 

Jensen’s session, “Modeling Strategies and Techniques in Car Cabin Acoustics” will cover the important role that simulation and virtual models play in the integration of sound systems into the car cabin environment as well as their calibration. Various modeling approaches and techniques used when assessing these systems will be discussed. Jensen will explain how the low to mid frequency behavior of car cabins is captured with a full wave models, while the high frequency behavior is typically captured with ray acoustics techniques, along with the emergence of new numerical methods and improved hardware shifts the frequency at which ray techniques are applied. The presentation also discusses boundary conditions as well as source characterization.

 

Faller’s presentation, “Visualizing, Tuning, and Auralizing Car Cabin Simulation Results,” will discuss a useful method for visualizing the results from an FEA or Ray Tracing models, where impulse response information is taken directly from a simulation model or generated from amplitude and phase measurement and imported into an Illusonic tool for reviewing time and frequency data for each point in the measurement data file. In automotive applications, the number of data points could correspond with microphones set in an array for each listening position. The resulting data can be grouped for review and comparison to measured data for the purpose of model updates. The data can also be grouped and averaged for a virtual equalization as well as auralization. This process will be reviewed and demonstrated.

 

Opening remarks and a question-and-answer period following the two sessions will be led by Shively, guided by the perspective of his 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.

 

This AES Audio Product Education Institute’s 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. 

 

Mads Herring Jensen:

Mads Herring Jensen joined COMSOL in 2011 and is the technical product manager for the Acoustics Module. Before starting at COMSOL, he worked in the hearing aid industry for five years as an acoustic finite element expert. Mads has a PhD in computational fluid dynamics from the Technical University of Denmark.

 

Christof Faller:

Christof Faller received an M.S. (Ing.) degree in electrical engineering from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in 2000, and a Ph.D. degree for his work on parametric multichannel audio coding from EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2004. From 2000 to 2004 he worked in the Speech and Acoustics Research Department at Bell Labs Lucent and its spin-off Agere Systems, where he worked on audio coding for satellite radio, MP3 Surround, and the MPEG Surround international standard. He is currently managing director at Illusonic, a company he founded in 2006.

 

Webinar registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gAEHrM4rS8e6lCtx07qrmA

 

Posted on January 1, 2021 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES "NovMember" Membership Drive Promotion Winners Announced

The Audio Engineering Society has announced winners of its NovMember membership promotion giveaway

The Audio Engineering Society has announced the winners of its “NovMember” membership promotion, which offered new and renewing AES Members 15 months of AES membership for the annual fee. As part of the promotion, several key AES partners joined in to offer audio tools and swag to five lucky new and renewing members, selected in a random drawing. NovMember partner sponsors included Audio-Technica, Focusrite, Roswell Audio, Rupert Neve Designs and Shure.

AES “NovMember” 2020 membership promotion winners are:

Aaron Shannon (AES Upper Midwest Section, USA) – Winner of a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones

Bernat Llamazares (AES Spanish Section) – Winner of a Focusrite Clarett 4Pre USB Audio Interface

Sebastiaan de Kriek (AES Netherlands Section) – Winner of a Roswell Audio Mini 87 Microphone 

Franco Spataro (AES Italian Section) – Winner of the Rupert Neve Designs Swag Bag

Tristan Goodwin (AES Webster University Section, USA) – Winner of the Shure MV7 Podcast Microphone

Individuals interested in joining the AES can become a member with a 3-month membership for just $35 through the end of December 2020 ($15 for students). New members will gain instant access to the Society’s deep resources and benefits – online resources including the AES E-Library, the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, the AES Live: Videos portal, discounts on event registration, networking with the worldwide audio community, connecting locally through sections, and more. Learn more about AES membership and join online at aes.org/membership. 

Posted on December 21, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EST



Call for Contributions Now Open for AES Show Spring 2021 Convention

Call for Contributions Now Open for AES Show Spring 2021 Convention

The Call for Contributions is now open for the AES Show Spring 2021 Convention, which will take place online, June 1 – 4. Those wishing to submit proposals for technical sessions must complete the submission form in the AES 150th submission system to be considered by the convention committee for suitability and may be chosen for one of the convention tracks, or as a stand-alone event.

 

Find out more and submit your proposal here.

 

 

About the Audio Engineering Society

The Audio Engineering Society, celebrating over 70 years of audio excellence, now counts over 12,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. Currently, its members are affiliated with 90 AES professional sections and more than 120 AES student sections around the world. Section activities include guest speakers, technical tours, demonstrations and social functions. Through local AES section events members experience valuable opportunities for professional networking and personal growth. For additional information, visit AES.org.

 

Posted on December 16, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES Audio Product Education Institute Supply Chain Webinar #4 to Take Place January 6, 2021

The AES Audio Product Education Institute will host its fourth online event addressing Supply Chain & Sourcing on Wednesday, January 6, at 12:00pm EST.

— AES initiative hosts online sessions with leading audio industry manufacturing suppliers —

 

The Audio Product Education Institute (APEI), an initiative launched in January 2020 by the Audio Engineering Society (AES) to focus on promoting methodologies, practices and technologies involved in developing and bringing audio products to market, will host its fourth online event addressing Supply Chain & Sourcing on Wednesday, January 6 (12:00pm EST). The webinar continues the dialog with industry experts from major audio industry suppliers – Hansong Technology and Tristar Electronics will detail their organizations’ operations and offer valuable perspectives in this episode. The conversation will be hosted by Dave Lindberg (DB Enterprises) and Mike Klasco (Menlo Scientific), who are APEI’s chairs on Supply Chain & Sourcing, both with extensive experience and knowledge in supporting brands’ efforts to turn ideas into products and in manufacturing those products. The two companies will address key timely issues faced by the audio industry and will also answer questions from the hosts regarding key topics such as restrictions on travel, logistical challenges and the dynamics of global economics.

 

This fourth Supply Chain & Sourcing webinar is part of a series featuring key factory principals with deep experience in supplying top brands. In the session taking place January 6 at 12:00pm EST, registered attendees will be able to hear from Hansong Technology’s VO, Helge Kristensen, and Simon Gui, Sales Manager at Tristar Electronics, about the business, engineering, technological and operational challenges their companies face in bringing products to market in 2021. 

 

Hansong Technology is a privately owned company, established in 1998 as a manufacturer of high-performance, premium audio equipment, with assets in Asia and North America. Its headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Nanjing, China. Its state-of-the-art 51,000-square-meter vertically integrated manufacturing operation comprises assembly, SMT/SMD, injection molding, tooling, environmental, regulatory testing, and R&D teams. Hansong Technology has significantly expanded at a controlled pace to cover ODM and OEM manufacturing in multiple areas of consumer and commercial electronics. The company's experience includes products for markets such as Home Theater, Hi-Fi and AV systems, custom installation, professional audio, wireless technologies, and commercial audio. Hansong's workforce has kept pace with the company’s product expansion, growing to nearly 1000 full-time employees today. The engineering department is one of the company's strengths, with over 90 individuals in various disciplines from Industrial Design, Mechanical, Electrical and Software Engineering to Project Management. http://www.hansongtechnology.com/

 

Founded in May 2000, Tristar has remained an innovative company with a strong focus on continuous improvement and maintaining a high level of competitive advantage in an ever-increasing number of industries. The company is highly integrated in the value chain within the consumer electronics industry and has built long-lasting strategic relationships with its clients, suppliers and industry technology partners. Tristar’s sole goal is to be the best one-stop service for its world-renowned Hi-Fi and consumer electronics clients.

 

The AES Audio Product Education Institute’s Supply Chain Webinar #4 is part of an ongoing and multi-faceted event series that underscores the AES commitment to providing its membership and the industry at large with timely real-world information. 

 

Webinar registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Pe7KlK-9RHWXfWLWCQMuGg

 

About the Audio Product Education Institute (APEI)

The Audio Product Education Institute (APEI) was launched in January 2020, as an initiative of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), to focus on promoting methodologies, practices and technologies involved in developing and bringing audio products to market. The Institute roadmap intends to focus on six educational pillars: Interactive Voice Con; Supply Chain and Sourcing; Modeling and Measurement; Product Management; The Legal World; and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. For more information, visit https://audioproducteducationinstitute.org

 

Posted on December 15, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES Show Partner Showcase and Pre-Convention Event Series Access Continues Through December 18

AES Show Fall 2020 Convention virtual Partner Showcase, AoIP Summit, Zoom and Podcast Webinar and TechTours events available online through December 18

— AES Show Fall 2020 Convention virtual Partner Showcase, AoIP Summit, Zoom and Podcast Webinar and TechTours events bring new and innovative ways to explore products and technologies to a worldwide audience —

AES Show Fall 2020 Convention attendees have the opportunity to take-in this year’s Partner Showcase virtual booths and exhibitions in a new, online format, as well as several on-demand pre-convention events, including the AES Show AoIP Summit, Zoom and Podcast Webinar and TechTours sessions. Taking place over the Audio Engineering Month of October, with extended access available through December 18, the 149th International Audio Engineering Society Convention has been visited by thousands of attendees from around the world for hundreds of livestreamed and on-demand events presented in a variety of formats. 

 

This year the Audio Engineering Society launched a new and innovative series of showcase and virtual trade show exhibition experiences in conjunction with the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention – the AES Show Partner Showcase, hosting on-demand events, presentations and an array of sessions featuring over 60 exhibitors. Partner Showcase exhibits from each brand include live sessions, on-demand videos, product launches, partner discounts, information downloads and collateral materials. AES Show featured Platinum Partners include Amazon Devices, Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Genelec, NTP Technology (DAD, Penta), and the Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing.

 

Focusing on areas of high importance to many audio professionals today, this year’s AES Show hosted several pre-Convention events, including the Podcast and Zoom Audio Webinar, available for on-demand replay, now, for AES Show attendees. Webinar topics covered an array of techniques and technologies aimed at improving users’ online audio communications and productions, with sessions hosted by Waves Audio, Focusrite, Cloud Microphones and Synthax RME/Digigram. 

 

Also available on-demand is this year’s highly-popular AoIP Summit – a full day of audio networking and AoIP technology-related presentations and panels led by industry experts, hosted by partners AIMS, Focusrite Pro, Synthax RME/Digigram, Audinate, L-Acoustics, and Sweetwater. Over nine hours of on-demand video cover AoIP protocols and standards, interoperability challenges and opportunities, educational usage, using networked audio in sound reinforcement studio applications, and more. The first in an ongoing series, the AES will host its next AoIP Summit on February 25, 2021, further delving into solutions available through the application of the latest AoIP technologies.

 

In another new hugely popular AES Show experience taking advantage of this year’s online format, AES Show TechTours went virtual, offering visits to “7 Audio Wonders of the World,” hosted in association with Amazon Devices. These AES Show exclusive tours offer attendees guided, behind-the-scenes highlights of some of the most storied recording studios in the world and insightful dialog with studio personnel, including 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). 

 

*Note – Abbey Road AESShow TechTour no longer available

 

 

 

AES Show Fall 2020 Convention attendees can access the Partner Showcase, AoIP Summit, Zoom and Podcast Webinar and TechTours events through December 18 at AESShow.com

Posted on December 8, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EST



The AES congratulates our 2021 GRAMMY-Award nominated members!

 The AES congratulates our members whose work has been recognized with a 2021 Grammy Awards nomination: Paul Blakemore, Michael Graves, Emily Lazar, Bob Ludwig and Laura Sisk.

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Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
An Engineer's Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses.)

EXPECTATIONS
Gary Paczosa & Mike Robinson, engineers; Paul Blakemore, mastering engineer (Katie Pruitt)

 

BLACK HOLE RAINBOW
Shawn Everett & Ivan Wayman, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Devon Gilfillian)

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Best Historical Album

IT'S SUCH A GOOD FEELING: THE BEST OF MISTER ROGERS
Lee Lodyga & Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Mister Rogers)

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Album Of The Year
Award to Artist(s) and to Featured Artist(s), Songwriter(s) of new material, Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s), Mixer(s) and Mastering Engineer(s) credited with at least 33% playing time of the album, if other than Artist.

EVERYDAY LIFE
Coldplay
Daniel Green, Bill Rahko & Rik Simpson, producers; Mark “Spike” Stent, engineer/mixer; Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters; Emily Lazar, mastering engineer
  

DJESSE VOL.3
Jacob Collier
Jacob Collier, producer; Ben Bloomberg & Jacob Collier, engineers/mixers; Jacob Collier, songwriter; Chris Allgood & Emily Lazar, mastering engineers

WOMEN IN MUSIC PT. III
HAIM
Rostam Batmanglij, Danielle Haim & Ariel Rechtshaid, producers; Rostam Batmanglij, Jasmine Chen, John DeBold, Matt DiMona, Tom Elmhirst, Joey Messina-Doerning & Ariel Rechtshaid, engineers/mixers; Rostam Batmanglij, Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim & Ariel Rechtshaid, songwriters; Emily Lazar, mastering engineer

FOLKLORE
Taylor Swift
Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, producers; Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Jonathan Low & Laura Sisk, engineers/mixers; Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer

 

Posted on December 7, 2020 at 6:00:00 AM EST



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.

 

Register Now at AESShow.com

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.

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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 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.

 

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

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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


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