Meeting Topic: New Techonologies for Connectivity and Software for Audio
Moderator Name: Salvatore Morello (vice-president)
Speaker Name: Umberto Zanghieri (ZP Engineering srl); Sandro Chinellato (Yamaha Italy); Claudio Allocchio (GARR), Nicola Buso and Carlo Drioli (Cons. Tartini Trieste); Stefano Daino (DSPQuattro); Thomas Serafini (Overloud)
Other business or activities at the meeting: Presentation of the newly formed CD to members and non-members that have joined the event
Meeting Location: Bologna, within the Music Italy Show
During the morning, audio networking was examined. After a brief introduction by Umberto Zanghieri on the needs and opportunities for audio networking, some existing commercial solutions for digital mixers have been presented by Sandro Chinellato, each suited to different usage cases. Yamaha plug-in card solutions
for Cobranet, Ethersound and Dante were shown.
Then, Claudio Allocchio et al. presented a report on field tests and developments dedicated to medium- and long-distance extranet IP audio connections, including remote interaction between classical-trained
In the afternoon, various aspects of software development for audio application were explored. Stefano Daino presented an overview of the various options available on the Apple Mac platform, including the various audio plug-in formats, for both native (software) and hardware platforms (i.e. ProTools).
Finally, Thomas Serafini presented an in-depth session dedicated to digital simulation of analog circuitry for musical purposes, focusing also on system aspects and usage considerations.
The full program is available (in italian) here: