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Open Control Architecture is standardized as AES70

February 3rd, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

Open Control Architecture (OCA) – an open control and monitoring standard for professional audio and AV media network devices – has been officially standardized on 4 January 2016 by the Audio Engineering Society Standards Committee (AESSC) in the newly published AES70-2015 standard for audio applications of networks – Open Control Architecture. With the ratification of OCA as AES70, it is now an official public open standard.

Originally proposed as a field-tested specification by the OCA Alliance – a not-for-profit association, of leading professional audio and AV industry manufacturers invested in audio networking, formed to secure the standardization of the OCA as a media networking system control standard for professional applications – the standard has already seen successful implementation in the field on commercially available products from alliance member companies. More »

Audio Engineering Society 140th International Convention Program Taking Form for Paris

February 3rd, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

Planning for the 140th AES Convention in Paris (4-7 June 2016) is now well under way and it promises to be an exciting and stimulating event for the whole of the audio industry. Michael Williams, Co-Chair of the Convention, says: “This is probably the most enjoyable part for the organizing team of the Convention as we bring together all the papers submissions, and Workshop and Tutorial proposals into the first draft of the Technical Program. We get a genuine feel about all the research and development that is going on throughout the world,” says Williams. “We can truly say that ‘if it’s about Audio, then it’s at AES’, and this time that’s even more so.”

Papers Co-Chairs Bergame Periaux, Thomas Goerne, Wolfgang Klippel, Robin Reumers and Dejan Todorovic are hard at work reviewing submissions for a series of sessions covering most of the principal areas of research into audio engineering and practice. We have also received at least twenty proposals for Workshops and Tutorials which are now under consideration by our Co-Chairs Natanya Ford and Rob Toulson – and proposals are still coming in. The closing date is 10th February so you still have time to get your ideas into the stream. More »

AES 60th International Conference

February 3rd, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

AES 60th International Conference
Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech
Leuven, Belgium – February 3–5, 2016

The AES 60th International Conference will be held February 3–5, 2016 in Leuven, Belgium. Chaired by Toon van Waterschoot, the conference theme is Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech and aims to bring together researchers working on the modeling, control, removal, and synthesis of acoustic reverberation. The interdisciplinary nature of the topic will cover disciplines such as room acoustics, psychoacoustics, and signal processing, hence the conference is targeted at researchers working in any of these disciplines.

AES 61st International Conference

February 3rd, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

AES 61st International Conference
Audio for games
London, UK – February 10–2, 2016

The AES is pleased to announce its fifth conference dedicated to audio for games, to be held in London, February 10–12, 2016. The conference explores how games can get the most from their audio DSP, tools and work ow on console, PC, and mobile

platforms. As new applications arise in serious gaming and VR-based gaming, this conference explores the challenges and the solutions.

Connessioni Presents AudioForum@ISE2016 in Cooperation with AES

February 3rd, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

AudioForum@ISE2016 is the educational project by Connessioni, in cooperation with AES – Audio Engineering Society – and supported by ISE, at its 9th edition. It will be held on the eve of the ISE show, Monday 8th February 2016, at RAI Amsterdam from 10:00 to 17:00, room G001-002. It is dedicated to consultants, sound designers, system integrators, installers, companies and others interested in knowing more about the latest audio technologies. Its aim is to gather professionals from the audio community and from the systems integration industry under the same roof to share views, discuss synergies, and building new business together.

The main topic of AudioForum@ISE2016 will be: Theories, technologies, legends and (true and false) myths about audio. AudioForum@ISE2016 presents an opportunity to put the record straight on misconceptions, but also to discuss, along with the speakers, experts and colleagues, some of the “hot topics” in audio. More »

Madonna Rebels With DiGiCo

February 3rd, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

Madonna, renowned for her elaborate complex productions, and exacting standards, has chosen a pair of DiGiCo SD7s to deliver equally exacting audio for her Rebel Heart Tour.

She achieves this perfect sound with the Rebel Heart Tour’s Front of House engineer Andy Meyer and monitor engineers Matt Napier and Sean Spuehler. On the tour, Meyer and Napier are both using SD7s with Napier’s console featuring an EX007 fader expansion where Spuehler mixes Madonna’s vocals and effects.

“Madonna likes her live sound to be as close as possible to the album,” says Napier. “To accomplish this, Sean focuses on mixing her vocal effects and delays, which are then bussed to the FOH console so – in theory, at least – the audience hears exactly the same vocal sound that she does.” More »

TASCAM Previews SD-20M Recorder

February 3rd, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

TASCAM has announced the SD-20M, a simple-to-use solid-state recorder at a breakthrough price. The 1U rackmount includes a pair of microphone preamps with phantom power for direct microphone recording. Both the mic inputs and line inputs can be recorded simultaneously in four-channel mode. The dual recording mode captures a copy of your audio at a lower level, as insurance against distorted takes.

The SD-20M includes a battery backup system – AA batteries can keep recording for hours in case of power loss. A wired remote or footswitch can be attached to control recording and playback. Variable speed playback allows the playback to be changed without affecting the pitch. More »

Audio-Technica Unveils New E-Series Professional In-Ear Monitor Headphones

February 3rd, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, has debuted its new E-Series Professional In-Ear Monitor (IEM) Headphones. Bringing the critically acclaimed sonic signature of the M-Series to an in-ear design, the three models in the E-Series have been designed to fully answer the needs of demanding sound professionals and musicians from the studio to the stage to the DJ Booth. E-Series headphones are compatible with A-T’s popular M2 and M3 in-ear monitor wireless systems – together offering a comprehensive in-ear monitoring solution from Audio-Technica. They offer a perfect solution for use in any application requiring the use of in-ear monitoring. More »

Synthax Debuts Ferrofish A32 Audio Format Converter

February 3rd, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

Synthax, Inc, distributors of world-class audio production tools for both studio and live applications, have debuted the new Ferrofish A32 Audio Format Converter. Based upon the success of the company’s A16 MKII converter, the new Ferrofish A32 employs a 400 MHz Sharc processor to handle all digital format conversion. The A32 provides support for 32 audio channels on both input and output and versatile options for handling digital audio—making this an invaluable tool for both studio and live applications involving a significant channel count.

The new Ferrofish A32 was designed for MADI (optical and coaxial), the multichannel audio digital interface most commonly used with large format production consoles. This makes the A32 the ideal audio format converter for use in audio production, post production, TV and film mixing, broadcast, and large format live applications. Of particular note, as many as 64 channels can be transferred using a pair of fiber or coaxial cables for a distance of up to 1.2 miles, making the A32 perfect for large, multi-room production facilities, use in mobile production trucks, or for high-end personal studios. More »

AES to Host Membership Drive at The NAMM Show 2016 – January 21-24

January 18th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

The Audio Engineering Society will be hosting a Membership booth at the Anaheim Convention Center during The NAMM Show 2016, Jan 21-24. Stop by space #159 (In the Lobby, outside of Hall B) to meet and greet AES members, get the latest information on AES events at the NAMM show and throughout the year, and take the time to renew your membership or become a member of the world’s largest organization dedicated to audio engineering, standards and education.

The AES Los Angeles section is supporting the membership drive and the Society’s NAMM presence. “With so many people onsite who actively work with professional sound and music, it’s a great opportunity to expose NAMM attendees to the benefits of membership in the AES,” said David Scheirman, AES VP, Western Region USA and Canada. More »

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