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AES Announces Convention Sponsors of 134th Convention in Rome

May 1st, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

Rome, Italy — “The AES has always been the place for the audio industry to promote innovation, education, and best practices,” states Executive Director Bob Moses. “In the past, the exhibition provided a platform for companies to showcase the latest and most advanced technologies for recording, live sound, broadcast and related audio fields. But during the past decade, e-commerce, social networking, mobile platforms, economic struggles, and the increasingly rapid pace in which we work, have coalesced into a total game changer.  We’re exploring a number of new ways AES can serve businesses at the convention and beyond. These initiatives are part of our new convention sponsorship program.”

Moses underscores the growing need for companies to cut through the ubiquitous online chatter to reach key customers and decision makers.  “Many companies want to deliver the message that their brands stand for quality and innovation.  And they realize that our industry is driven by advancing technology — innovation fuels growth. AES is the ideal place to promote a healthy audio ecosystem.  Sponsored on-site training sessions and focused demos are two examples of this AES/business partnership.” Our evolving role is to nurture a vigorous community for audio professionals who demand high quality audio equipment and keep the bar high for the audio profession across the board.  More »

ImmersAV Jazz Concert – A Very Special 134th AES Convention Event in Rome

May 1st, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

Rome, Italy — At 20:00 hours on Monday evening, May 6, the 134th AES Convention will host a very Special Event.  The ImmersAV Jazz Concert featuring The Greg Burk Trio will be performed at the Saint Louis College of Music   As a unique aspect of the concert, Robert Schulein, President and owner of RBS Consultants, an international acoustical consulting firm will be making a combined Binaural and HD video recording for downloading from the AES web site following the convention.

The audio/video recordings will be formatted for both headphone and loudspeaker listening (via cross talk cancellation), for subsequent viewing by AES members. This will allow attendees an opportunity to attend the event live and to recreate the experience later by means of a surround audio with video recording process compatible with today’s consumer viewer/listening technology. More »

CharterOak President Michael Deming to Conduct Two Technical Workshops at AES Rome this Coming Week

May 1st, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

Enfield, CT — AES Rome begins this week and CO President Michael Deming will be there to conduct two technical workshops on Saturday and Sunday.

The first workshop is on Saturday May 4 (5:30pm), Intelligent Compression in the Analog Domain. Deming has presented this workshop multiple times to standing room only around the world. The second workshop is on Sunday May 5, Wide Bandwidth Equalization in the Analog Domain. Both sessions enable AES visitors the unique opportunity to learn directly from the creator of the brand, who’s twenty-something years of experience in the studio makes for an exciting conversation.

“Being able to provide product workshops and demo sessions in person and meet our end users directly, allows us to get direct feedback on how our products are being used every day,” commented Deming. More »

Audio Precision Welcomes Two New Sales Directors

May 1st, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

Beaverton, OR — Audio Precision, the recognized standard in audio test, announces the appointment of Dan Foley and Kris Jackson as Sales Directors for Europe and Asia, respectively. Dan and Kris join James Kelly, Director of Audio Precision UK, providing responsive customer service throughout Europe and Asia. They will be working closely with partners and customers in their respective regions to expand opportunities into new areas of audio test and to develop new relationships with key industries, in parallel with AP’s increasing technological capabilities in acoustic measurements, Bluetooth audio and Dolby Compliance testing.

Dan Foley is well known to AP customers as a regional sales engineer since the start of 2011. Dan’s background includes 12 years as a sales engineer and U.S. Manager of the Environmental Noise Group for Brüel & Kjær, 6 years as VP of Sales at Listen, Inc. and 5 years at Bose Corporation. He is an expert in the field of acoustics, and sits on the Bluetooth SIG’s Audio Study Group. More »

Trinnov Audio CEO to Present Brief on TimeCode Aware Loudness Monitoring at AES Rome

May 1st, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

Paris, France — Arnaud Laborie, the s CEO of Trinnov Audio, will give an engineering brief poster on Saturday, May, 4, from 11 to 12:30 AM in the Foyer during the 134th AES Convention in Rome. The brief is entitled, “Timecode-Aware Loudness Monitoring: Accelerate Engineers’ Everyday.”

Abstract;

“While EBU R-128 loudness normalization is in the process of being adopted by a majority of European countries, most real-time loudness meters aren’t still completely adapted to mixing engineers’ workflows, as continuous project measurements are always required to keep consistent loudness values. By slaving the loudness measurement to an incoming time code, every loudness and true peak values are constantly recorded and time stamped, allowing their calculation at any time. Engineers no longer need to manually pause, resume, or even start a measurement over to keep a relevant loudness monitoring.” More »

Former President of Fox Music Robert Kraft Joins Berklee in Valencia

May 1st, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

Valencia, Spain — Berklee College of Music announces that composer/producer Robert Kraft has joined the team at Berklee College of Music. The former president and executive director of Fox Music Inc. (1994-2012) is the new artistic advisor for the film scoring department at the College’s new international campus in Valencia. His appointment will bring the master’s students closer to the Hollywood music industry.

Kraft is working with the students in the college’s first master’s program in scoring for film, TV, and video games. Through a series of clinics and master classes, he will share his knowledge and experience with these degree students, who are studying the role that music plays on the big screen and the art and craft of composing, orchestrating, editing, and producing music for films.

As part of the one year film-scoring program, the master’s students will also be visiting Los Angeles to meet renowned Hollywood musicians and composers. This experience is designed to give the students direct contact with the music scoring industry, enabling them to gain a better understanding of its synergies and workings. They will also have the opportunity to record some of their own compositions in a Hollywood studio. More »

RCF Rocks Suhr Guitar Event

May 1st, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

Edison, NJ — When Suhr Guitars decided to demonstrate their high-end guitars to customer and dealers during a live, two-day event, it was important that the sound system be perfect.

Suhr guitars are built with the highest quality standards possible and with incredible attention to detail. The end result is an instrument of unparalleled tone crafted from the finest materials available. Top guitar players and support were brought in to showcase the guitars and amps. Notable from the talent pool were Andy Wood, Pete Thorne, Al Estrada, and Doug Aldrich, to name a few. Fortunately, the RCF line array system utilized for the showcase was more than commensurate with the talent it reproduced.
Tom Evans, independent touring FOH engineer, was onsite during the showcase to ensure that the sound for the event was flawless. Recently back from being on the road with Grouplove, he was not familiar with RCF line arrays.
“A warehouse is not normally the ideal space for a high-end live listening session, but with the RCF system it sounded terrific,” Evans explains. “I had not used RCF before and was incredibly impressed with the sound quality and the even coverage throughout the room.” More »

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