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John Krivit Becomes New President of the Audio Engineering Society

December 17th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

As anyone who attended the recent 139th Audio Engineering Society International Convention (October 29 – November 1, 2015 in New York) can attest, the AES is moving forward in exciting and significant new directions – including the appointment of new president John Krivit. The AES is pleased to welcome Krivit as he takes over the leadership role from Andres Mayo. Previously Krivit served as chair of the AES Education Committee and is currently an Associate Professor teaching at Emerson College and Bay State College in Boston.

Krivit was voted President-Elect of the AES in 2014 and has served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors over the last year. Beyond his experience in the studio and classroom, Krivit is known as a tireless connector of the professional audio and education worlds. He is the founder of the Boston Area Definitive Audio Student Summit and of Hey Audio Student, a public Facebook group with more than 8,000 members that chronicles the events, resources and opportunities available to audio students at all levels. Now in his 20th year of teaching, his students have gone on to do award-winning work in all facets of the audio and broadcast industries. More »

Read John Krivit’s AES President’s Message on the Audio Engineering Society Website

December 17th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

“When the Department Chair at the college I was teaching at singled me out and told me that I had been designated to serve as the AES Faculty Advisor to our new AES student chapter, I really didn’t know what to think. I was a little scared believing that maybe I didn’t know enough to be in this position. At that time, I had never opened an AES Journal. I had never visited a convention. I had never even been to a local professional section meeting. I was fully unacquainted with the AES, and who was I really in this grand world of audio?…”


Convention Committee Announced for Audio Engineering Society 140th International Convention in Paris, France

December 17th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

Following closely on the heals of the highly successful 139th International Audio Engineering Society Convention in New York, the AES has announced the official Convention Committee for the 140th International AES Convention, set to take place June 4 to 7, 2016, at the Palais des Congrès de Paris in Paris, France. Co-chaired by Michael Williams and Umberto Zanghieri, the 140th Convention is set to once again be the largest European pro audio event of the year.

Once again offering four full days of in-depth programs and presentations, facility tours, and a three-day manufacturer exhibition, the 140th Convention will be headed up by an international collective of individuals dedicated to providing a valuable and informative program to all attendees. More »

The AES Returns to Paris in June 2016 for Its 140th International Convention – Stands and Demonstration Rooms are Now Available to Book.

December 17th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

Follow the link below to book your stand now or contact Graham Kirk at graham.kirk@aes.org to discuss some fantastic package options including sponsorships, advertising (including emails and newsletters) and special event session participation. https://secure.aes.org/events/140/exhibitors/

Support the AES and Stay Involved in the New Year!

December 17th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter


We want You as an AES member in the new year! Now is a great time to renew your membership or sign-up to join us, starting off the new year with access to the Audio Engineering Society’s vast resources and materials including a subscription to the AES Journal, videos, tutorials, discounts on Conferences and Conventions around the world, involvement with local Section meetings and workshops, discussion forums, and more. AES membership is a must-have asset for anyone serious about audio engineering.



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Audio Engineering Society Educational Foundation Establishes Audio Precision Sponsored Scholarship Honoring the Legacy of Tom Kite

December 1st, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

 The Audio Engineering Society Educational Foundation has announced the establishment of “Advancing Audio – The Tom Kite Scholarship.” The scholarship honors Kite’s legacy of dedication to engineering excellence in audio and audio measurement, as well as his achievements within the AES and as Vice President of Engineering of Audio Precision, the scholarship’s sponsor.

Tom Kite, Ph.D., was an active AES member and contributor, as well as a highly respected and much-loved member of the Audio Precision team for sixteen years. His career with AP began in 1999, joining the organization as DSP engineer and eventually becoming Vice President of Engineering from 2008 until late 2015. Kite oversaw all aspects of AP’s engineering efforts, maintaining his responsibilities as system architect, product planner and DSP coder. More »

Lawo supports successful AES67 Interoperability Demo during AES Convention in New York

December 1st, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

At the 139th Audio Engineering Society Convention in New York City, the recently formed Media Networking Alliance (MNA) held its first public display of audio networking based on the new AES67 interoperability standard. The demonstration showed interconnectivity between 22 currently available products from 18 different companies, all streaming live audio over the same network via AES67.

AES67 specific extensions to the different network platforms utilized by each manufacturer provided for the common interchange of digital audio between an array of products. Lawo provided its RAVENNA-based equipment including its sapphire compact broadcast mixing console, JADE Studio software application, and the new A__mic8 analog-to-IP interface. More »

PMC Create Unique Speaker For Wu-Tang Clan Album Owner

December 1st, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

British loudspeaker manufacturer PMC Speakers has produced a unique pair of its MB2-XBD studio monitors that are allowing the new owner of a one-off musical work of art created by the Wu-Tang Clan to experience the audio exactly as its producers intended.

The album, entitled Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, was recorded and mixed on an identical pair of PMC speakers. It was made exclusively available in a private sale to one single collector – there is no physical or digital duplicate in existence.

A retrospective soundscape that threads 31 songs, skits, and stories into a 128-minute-long aural screenplay, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin is the last album to include contributions by the entire surviving Wu-Tang Clan and represents the apotheosis of the group’s three-decade career. As a one-off album envisioned from execution through distribution as both a work of art and an audio artefact, the piece is a sonic sculpture presented in a unique hand-carved nickel-silver box. It is accompanied by a 174-page manuscript containing lyrics, credits and anecdotes on the production of each song, printed on gilded Fedrigoni Marina parchment and encased in leather by a master bookbinder. The conditions of sale stipulated that the buyer agreed not to release any of the album content or artwork to the public for a period of 88 years. More »

Merging Provides Upgrade For BBC Studios And Post Production

December 1st, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ was first aired in 2004 from BBC Television Centre and Merging’s Pyramix was used for those early productions and on the successive series. The current series is transmitted from the George Lucas studio used by BBC Studios and Post Production. The demands of complex entertainment shows suggested that merely updating the Mykerinos based Pyramix was not going to be sufficient. It made sense to replace it completely with a new Pyramix MassCore 256 Music Pack with new hardware, including a Horus Networked Audio Interface. With the need to post-produce some of the shows, a VCube Essentials pack was also part of the package.

Sound Supervisor, Andy Tapley, was responsible for the decision to continue with a Merging rig as the recording tool to complement BBC S&PP’s new Studer Vista X. Apart from the fact that the team was familiar with the Pyramix platform, the key point was the ability to handle high track counts, with the long recording times that are now the norm. The requirement to record all of the rehearsals and the shows over two days and to refine the mix, and produce stems, for post production, means that there is often the need to record as many as 152 tracks. This is easily achieved with MassCore 256 and the 128 channels of MADI plus 24 AES/EBU I/O connectivity between the Vista X and the Horus. emerging, the UK distributor for Merging Technologies supplied all the hardware including a new 4u computer chassis with a RAID 0 array of 3 x 1TB media drives so that many hours of continuous recording can be stored safely. More »

Medellin’s Clap Studios Applauds WSDG 7.1 Dolby Approved Dubbing Theater

December 1st, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

Medellin, the second largest city in Colombia, is rapidly establishing itself as a leader in that country’s film, TV and audio production/post production industry. In 2011 two of the industry’s most successful sound recording /mixing experts joined together to create Clap Studios, a multi-faceted audio recording/mixing service. In 2014 they decided to expand their facility with a state-of-the-art Dolby® Certified Dubbing Theater. To meet their client’s highest-level acoustic and aesthetic requirements, Clap partners Gabriel Jaime Perez, Daniel Vasquez and Daniel Jaramillo, engaged the services of WSDG Latin.

Situated within the Medellin Audiovisual Center, Clap Studios is equipped with JBL 7.1 Cinema loudspeakers, Pro Tools HD, and a Dolby® Digital Film Processing Unit. The installation was fully supervised, evaluated, and certified by Dolby representatives from Mexico and Los Angeles. The complex includes a 5.1 Surround mixing studio for TV, a Foley studio, an ADR/VO dubbing room, editing suites, and a full range of sound design, mixing recording and support services. A Dolby Atmos® system is projected for future installation. More »

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