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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 (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.

Posted on February 10, 2021 at 12:00:00 PM EST

First-Ever AES Immersive Audio Academy to Explore Emerging Technologies

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.

Posted on February 3, 2021 at 12:00:00 PM EST

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

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.

Posted on January 20, 2021 at 12:00:00 PM EST

The Audio Engineering Society Welcomes Jonathan Wyner as President

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."

Posted on January 19, 2021 at 12:00:00 PM 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

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).

Posted on January 13, 2021 at 12:00:00 PM EST

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

Posted on January 6, 2021 at 12:00:00 PM EST

AES Show 2020 Sound Reinforcement Track Offers In-Depth Look at Industry Issues and Technologies

The world of live events has been hammered this year by dramatic changes and challenges. Even with that backdrop, the ongoing importance of sound reinforcement in communications and entertainment is nowhere more evidenced than in the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Sound Reinforcement Track sessions. Taking place October 27 — 30 in this year's exclusively online format, the AES Show Technical Program will highlight the latest advancements in sound reinforcement tech and practice, as well as pandemic-driven issues including optimizing health and safety standards for live sound technicians and their audiences. The Technical Program On Demand content will be available beginning October 26, with parallel scheduled streams featuring live Q&A sessions taking place October 27 — 30. AES Show All Access registrants can attend all Sound Reinforcement Track sessions along with the rest of the comprehensive Technical Program Special Events, including everything else the AES Show has to offer.

Posted on December 7, 2020 at 12:00:00 PM EST

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

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

Posted on December 7, 2020 at 12:00:00 PM EST

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

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.

Posted on November 23, 2020 at 12:00:00 PM EST

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

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 through November 30.

Posted on November 10, 2020 at 12:00:00 PM EST

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