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Early Registration Pricing for AES Paris Convention Extended to May 26 – Expanded Exhibits Hall and Tech Program Offerings for Free and Premium Badges

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

Boasting an expanded Technical Program and a doubling in professional audio gear and technology exhibitors to over 130 brands (necessitating an expanded exhibition floor), the AES Paris Convention has announced an extended deadline for Early Registration pricing and FREE Exhibits-Plus badges until Thursday, May 26. The 140th AES International Convention, taking place at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France, June 4 through June 7 will showcase the latest in audio technology and practice, with all the traditional, indispensable elements of an Audio Engineering Society show, along with several new programs – open to both Exhibits-Plus and All Access attendees – including the all-new Professional Sound Expo (PSE) training presentations and the “Audio Projections” multi-format listening experience series. More »

AES to Hold First International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

— Conference to focus on AR/VR creative process, applications workflow and product development —

The inaugural AES International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality, to be held on September 30 and October 1, 2016, will be co-located with the 141st AES Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center’s West Hall. The two-day program of technical papers, workshops, tutorials and a manufacturer’s expo will throw a unique spotlight on the creative and technical challenges of providing immersive spatial audio to accompany virtual-reality and augmented-reality media, which is demonstrably the fastest-growing section of the entertainment-audio markets.  More »

AES Paris Convention Brings New “Audio Projections” Listening Experiences to the Special Events Program

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

Once again offering innovative experiences for attendees, the Audio Engineering Society has announced a new series of “Audio Projections” listening experiences for the 140th International AES Convention in Paris, taking place June 4 to 7 at the Palais des Congrès, Porte Maillot. Comprising a unique set of on-site listening environments purpose-built to showcase the latest surround, multichannel, 3D audio and other immersive audio formats, twelve different Audio Projections sessions will be open to all attendees of the Paris Convention, including free Exhibits-Plus and premium All Access badgeholders, making early arrival for sessions highly recommended. These Audio Projections take place from 17:00 to 19:00 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Early Registration pricing and free Exhibits-Plus badges are available through Thursday, May 26.

With the current landscape of burgeoning multichannel and immersive audio formats being utilized in audio production, the AES Paris Convention will offer a first-hand experience in the different technologies, presented by specialists in the industry. The Audio Projections sessions on Saturday will kick-off with a headphone demo presentation entitled “Binaural Audio from Auro 3D,” presented by Wilfried Van Baelen and Bert Van Daele, and followed by sessions including “3D Audio Projections presented by Dan Shores from Sono Luminus, USA,” “Binaural Audio Projections from the BBC,” and wrapping up the day with the listening session “3D Audio Projections by Morten Lindberg from 2L.” More »

MULANN Launches New Brand RecordingTheMasters – Magnetic Tape Formulations SM900, SM911, SM468 and LPR35 are Now Branded RecordingTheMasters

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

MULANN Group, a major player in the global magnetic tape industry, has launched a new brand and identity for its AUDIO professional activities – RecordingTheMasters. Creating a new visual identity for the audio products with a new logo, reflects MULANN’s commitment to professional audio recording and strengthens its presence on the worldwide music, archive and instrumentation markets. RecordingTheMasters will exhibit June 4th-7th 2016 at AES Paris and will reveal new tapes references dedicated to audio recording and will open collaborations with partners who believe in both values of analog and digital. More »

Zoom’s New Seamless Audio Solution for Google’s Jump Offers Spatial Audio Recording to Content Creators Worldwide

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

Zoom Corporation has collaborated with Google on an update for the Zoom H2n Handy Recorder that gives content creators a streamlined and easy-to-use solution for recording and outputting spatial audio files for VR applications. The Zoom H2n is the only handheld recorder that captures four-channel surround sound audio, making it the perfect solution for creating spatial audio files for Google’s Jump platform.

Google’s Jump platform makes it possible for viewers to experience a place like they’re actually there, through VR videos and surround-sound audio. To help content creators make videos for the platform, Google has developed a specialized Jump camera rig consisting of 16 camera modules organized in a circular array. When deployed as part of the Jump camera rig, the Zoom H2n recorder sits in the center of the circular multi-camera array, making its compact size an essential feature. The Jump Assembler (using Google’s cloud) then uses advanced computing power to assemble 16 pieces of video into a stereoscopic VR video ready for YouTube. More »

RME Babyface Pro Keeps DiViNCi on the Cutting Edge

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

As a founding member and producer of the Orlando-based Hip Hop group Solillaquists of Sound, DiViNCi first gained notoriety by using drum machines and sequencers in ways the world had never seen before. The virtuosity in his frenetic performances and popular YouTube clips set inspiring precedents for the now popular “Controllerism” scene. His work – both on and off the stage – caught the attention of numerous music industry luminaries, including GRAMMY Award-winning icon Ms. Lauryn Hill, who tapped DiViNCi to join her band and studio team. Known for his top flight production skills, DiViNCi can choose any equipment he likes – and that’s precisely why his USB audio interface of choice is the RME Babyface Pro, distributed throughout the US by Synthax, Incorporated. More »

Engineer Kevin Madigan Trusts Neumann Monitors with Crosby, Stills and Nash On the Road and in the Studio

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

Kevin Madigan is an accomplished audio engineer and acoustics consultant, deftly straddling the worlds of live sound and studio recording. Having relocated to Los Angeles from his native Dublin, Ireland about ten years ago, he has amassed an impressive roster of clients including Crosby, Stills and Nash (CS&N), Smashing Pumpkins, David Gilmour and many others. Recently, he began using the Neumann KH 120, KH 310 monitors and KH 810 sub ­ both at FOH in his live work, and in the studio. More »

AES Unveils the Schedule of Topical Papers Presentations at the Upcoming Paris Convention

May 10th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

Paper Presentations, both as lectures and/or posters, for the upcoming Audio Engineering Society’s 140th International Convention at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France, June 4 through 7, have been announced. With topical paper sessions covering the latest research in immersive audio, audio equipment and delivery, audio signal processing, live sound issues, acoustics, and more, the Paris convention will offer four full days of research paper presentations representing the frontiers of research in the professional, scientific and educational communities. Sessions have been reviewed and evaluated by convention Papers Co-Chairs Thomas Goerne, Wolfgang Klippel, Bergame Periaux, Robin Reumers and Dejan Todorovic, assisted by a number of external expert reviewers from the AES audio community. More »

2016 AES International Conference on Sound Field Control

May 10th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

Taking place July 18-20 in Guildford, UK, the second AES International Conference on Sound Field Control, will gather researchers, engineers and users to explore and discuss arrays, algorithms, abstractions and applications for sound field control. The three-day conference program incorporates keynote and tutorial lectures, research talks, themed workshop panel discussions, poster presentations and demonstrations. focusing on the dissemination of technical solutions and recommended practices, which may stimulate new ideas for potential commercial applications of sound field control.


2016 AES International Conference on Headphone Technology

May 10th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

With more than 300 million pairs of headphones sold in 2015, the popularity of “smart and wearable” devices has driven developments in low-power processors and sensors that are enabling the augmentation of headphones with features more typically associated with hearing aids or smartphones. Running August 24-26 in Aalborg, Denmark, this conference will focus on technologies for headphones with a special emphasis on the emerging fields of Mobile Spatial Audio, Personal Assistive Listening, and Augmented Reality, assembling scientists, developers, and practitioners involved in all manner of head-worn hearing technology. The conference additionally will enable an interdisciplinary dialogue across the headphone and hearing aid industries.


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