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Past Event: Audio Compression/Audio Entrepreneurs with Dave Derr and Dave Amels

Audio Compression/Audio Entrepreneurs with Dave Derr and Dave Amels

November 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Location: NYU Steinhardt, Music Tech Dept. 35 W. 4th Street 6th floor

Moderated by: Roey Shamir

Speaker(s): Dave Derr, Empirical Labs Inc; Dave Amels, Bomb Factory Digital

 Come hang with New York area audio professionals to hear from the creators of industry standard audio tools!

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Posted: Friday, November 8, 2019

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Past Event: How Perceptual Audio Coding Has Shaped Our Lives

October 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Location: NYU Steinhardt School. Room 609, 35 West 4th St, NYC.

Speaker(s): Marina Bosi, Stanford University

How Perceptual Audio Coding Has Shaped Our Lives

A review of the history and a look into the future

Did you ever wonder how your MP3 files squeeze so much sound into such a small size? Or what is the difference between MP3 and AAC? Or which multichannel audio coding format is best for your application?

The development of perceptual audio coding technologies allowed portable music devices to be launched and suddenly” these technologies became ubiquitous in our daily lives, residing within mobile devices, DVDs, broad/webcasting, electronic distribution of music, etc.. A natural question to ask is: what made all this possible and where is the technology going?

In her presentation, Dr. Bosi will examine major shifts in audio consumption and how they represented new challenges and opportunities in coding audio for entertainment, information, and other purposes. Based upon her deep experience with digital media coding research and standards, Dr. Bosi will offer unique insights into the widespread use of these technologies in applications ranging from production and distribution of sound to the broader consumer experience, providing the foundation for an informed view of the future of digital media. 



Marina Bosi, a pioneer in the field of digital audio coding, has enjoyed a distinguished career as a researcher, leader, and educator in the fields of digital media technology, digital rights management, and IP licensing. Marina was a member of the research team that created AC-3 (aka Dolby Digital) and was the leader of the MPEG-2 AAC (the core coding technology used in Apple's iTunes, etc.) development for which she received the ISO/IEC 1997 Project Editor award. She then devoted herself to sharing her hard-won knowledge with the next generation of audio engineers by launching the first North American university course on perceptual audio coding at Stanford University and by writing the acclaimedtextbook “Introduction to Digital Audio Coding and Standards” (Kluwer/Springer 2003) which has beentranslated into Chinese and Korean for sale in those overseas markets.

Marina was CTO of MPEG LA and, together with the head of MPEG Leonardo Chiariglione, cofounded the Digital Media Project, an organization promoting successful development, deployment of rights management and the use of digital media. She holds several patents, has written numerous publications, and is a past President and Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society. Marina co-chaired the first International Conference on High Quality Audio Coding and has received several awards including twice the AES Board of Governors Award for her contributions to the Society.

Posted: Monday, September 30, 2019

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Past Event: Audio Treasures Unearthed From the New York Philharmonic's Archives

Audio Treasures Unearthed From the  New York Philharmonic's Archives

June 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Location: NYU Steinhardt, Music Tech Dept. 35 West 4th St., 6th floor

Moderated by: Robert Auld

Speaker(s): Barbara Haws, New York Philharmonic; Seth B. Winner, Audio Engineer

 Barbara Haws has been the N.Y. Philharmonic’s archivist for the past 34 years. During her tenure, four historic broadcast sets of the orchestra were produced and issued; two of them were nominated for a Grammy award. In 2012 Barbara commissioned Seth Winner to preserve a further series of live historic broadcasts, in a project which was funded by the Grammy Foundation. The first batch was done in 2014 and a second go-round has just been completed. This evening Barbara and Seth will discuss the importance of this project, as well as the intrigue involved in locating the sources to these legendary recordings.  Selected examples from the broadcasts will be played for the audience.


Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018

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Past Event: State-of-the-art Binaural Audio: Fundamental Concepts and Recent Tools

State-of-the-art Binaural Audio: Fundamental Concepts and Recent Tools

March 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Location: 35 W. 4th St. 6th floor. NYU Steinhardt, Music Tech Dept.

Speaker(s): Prof. Edgar Choueiri, Princeton University

Prof. Edgar Choueiri, Chief Scientist and Director of Princeton University’s 3D Audio and Applied Acoustics Lab, and President of Theoretica Applied Physics, will give a hands-on workshop at NYU’s Dolan Recoding Studio on the latest tools for mixing and rendering binaural 3D audio for speakers and headphones for applications ranging from recording mix enhancement to AR/VR. Using Theoretica’s industry-leading BACCH-dSP 5.0 (, Prof. Choueiri will demonstrate the design and use of optimized crosstalk cancellation filters for rendering binaural  audio in true 3D over a regular stereo pair of monitors; 3D mixing and binaural content creation with complex 3D imaging using generic and individualized HRTFs; and up-to-fourth-order HOA-to-binaural rendering and 3D sound-field navigation using up to 20-speaker full dodecahedron virtual speaker system and individualized HRTFs, using a 4-th order 32-capsule HOA mic.


Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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Past Event: Pitch Shifting Tracks That Are Already In Tune

Alex U. Case

Alex U. Case

January 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Location: Studio 510 (5th floor) at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, 194 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012

Speaker(s): Alex U. Case, Past President, AES; University of Massachusetts Lowell

Pitch shifting as an audio effect is still maturing, even though the technology was there from the beginning.  Recording at one speed but playing back at another has been the pitch shifting modus operandi across all analog formats –  cylinders, disks and tape.  Digital audio continued these time-domain techniques, exploiting sample rate differences between record and playback.  Frequency-domain pitch shifting, offering new effects possibilities, became an important part of the pop engineer’s tool kit in the late 90s. 

But what are we to make of the aesthetic?  What is the creative potential of pitch shifting?  Alex U. Case looks at several iconic examples of pitch shifting effects in pop music.  He delivers a listening-guided analysis – integrating the disciplines of music, signal processing, and psychoacoustics – that defines the full range of the effect and how it might find a place in your next project. 


Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017

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Past Event: VR and Immersive Audio

November 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Location: YokeyPokey VR Arcade, 537 Atlantic Ave.‬ Brooklyn, NY 11217.

Moderated by: George R. Casseus Jr., Yokey Pokey Immersive VR

Speaker(s): Glenn Forsythe, G'Audio; Anthony Matanna, Hooke Audio

A special NY AES co-presentation with Brooklyn Immersive Media MeetUp!


This months meetup will be smothered in gravy and will sound sweet to our ears. Just in time for Thanksgiving. For those who are interested in how to mix Audio for Immersive media, this one is for you! 


please note the special place and time


YokeyPokey VR Arcade in BROOKLYN near the Barclays Center. 

 5:30pm to 8:00pm


Meet other VR / Immersive enthusiasts, and see demonstrations of the first binaural microphone/headphone combo made for social media as well as new technology by Theoretica Applied Physics called BACCH4Mac. A system that allows you to mix 3D audio over loudspeakers. NO Headphones needed. This technology can speed up your workflow and help you mix for VR by actually listening to the way we hear sound naturally.

Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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Past Event: How Power Cords Affect Audio Component Performance

How Power Cords Affect Audio Component Performance

October 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Location: Institute of Audio Research, 64 University Pl. btwn 10th & 11th.

Speaker(s): Michael D. Griffin, Essential Sound Products, Inc. - Rochester, MI, USA

 A widely held paradigm among many in the pro-audio community and beyond is that power cords cannot possibly affect audio component performance.  In this session we will review fundamentals of audio component power supply performance and various data that supports the conclusion, “how could changing the design of the power cord not affect audio component performance?”  Further, we’ll discuss our approach to power cable design to optimize audio component performance.


Posted: Thursday, October 5, 2017

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Past Event: Extending IP Audio Across WANs

Extending IP Audio Across WANs

September 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Location: NYU Clive Davis Institue, 194 Mercer St., Studio 510, NYC

Speaker(s): Lon Neumann, Wheatstone Corp.

 The IP model of audio transport (AoIP) provides a unique combination of features that are well suited for today’s emerging remote At-Home production model. Integrated routing, processing, mixing, and control spread across interconnected devices on an IP network can be used to build a venue-side matrix of audio and control that includes mic-ingest, local mixing, low latency IFB, and control-logic from local or remote inputs. The resultant audio streams can then be transmitted to a distant At-Home production facility via AES67 (AoIP) for synchronization with the accompanying video streams.

Come join NY AES as Lon Neumann from Wheatstone Corp. walks us through the new era of IP remote production.

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Posted: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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Past Event: Demystifying A/V Connections using Fiber Optics and Ethernet CAT 5 — CAT 8

Demystifying A/V Connections using Fiber Optics and Ethernet CAT 5 — CAT 8

May 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Location: The Institute of Audio Research Jack Douglas Music Hall, 2nd Floor 64 University Place

Moderated by: Ron Ajemian, Owl Fiber Optics

Speaker(s): David Kuklinski, Neutrik USA

 In today’s world of audio/video technology, engineers, technicians and studio operators are finding it a daunting task to decide what cables and connectors to deploy for high speed data intensive networks. This meeting will address the most current and popular A/V connections to deploy by updating past and present Fiber Optic connectors and cables with a brief overview at wired Ethernet Category CAT 5 – CAT 8 specifications.

As data rates and speeds keep increasing in the networks used for many applications in A/V and broadcast a need to better understand these connections for optimum performance has become necessary.

David Kuklinski will talk about the latest connectors from Neutrik’s product line of OpticalCon and EtherCon connectors.

Ron Ajemian will give a brief tutorial on Fiber Optic Connectors and Cables along with an overview of the new and upcoming standard for Category CAT 8 Ethernet connections.

Q and A will follow after the presentation. All students and members are welcome, but you must RSVP via the link below.


Posted: Thursday, May 4, 2017

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Past Event: Jobs in Audio

Jobs in Audio

April 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Location: NYU Steinhardt, 35 West 4th, 6th floor

Moderated by: Colin Pfund - NBC Universal

Speaker(s): Janice Cruz Brooks, SNL; Mark Corbin, Avid; Dave Amels, Bomb Factory; Howard Bowler, Hobo Audio; Chris Gehringer, Sterling Sound.

 The audio job market is vast and competitive. Let us break it down for you.

Join us at NYU's Steinhardt Recording Studios for an evening with some of the best audio employers in the NYC-area. Hosted by a diverse group of audio professionals, this panel discussion will cover the myriad of opportunities available to a graduating senior. With experience-based examples of career paths, panelists will provide expert advice for prospective employees and entrepreneurs. Students of all ages are highly encouraged to attend and pose questions to our panel. We will hold a lengthy Q&A session followed by open networking time. Bring your thoughts, bring your dreams!


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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

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