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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 »

Upcoming Conferences: Reverberation/Dereverberation, Game Sound

January 18th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech

Leuven, Belgium, 3–5 February, 2016
The AES 60th International Conference will be held February 3–5, 2016 in Leuven, Belgium, at the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe. The conference will focus on Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech and aims to bring together and provide a forum for 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.

http://www.aes.org/conferences/60/

Audio for Games

London, UK, 10–12 February, 2016
The Audio Engineering Society is pleased to announce its fourth conference dedicated to audio for games, to be held on 10th-12th February 2016, London, UK. This conference focuses on the latest challenges and changes that the industry has faced in most recent years. The conference aims to reflect the needs and interests of all professionals working in or around the area of game audio, further the dialog between existing industry experts, create a forum for sharing techniques and technology, and help advance game audio on current and future platforms.

http://www.audioforgames.net/2016/

Connessioni Presents AudioForum@ISE2016 in Cooperation with AES

January 18th, 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 »

CDC Six Consoles Shipping Across Europe

January 18th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

CADAC’s Polish distributor, Tommex, has installed a CDC six console in the Miejskie Centrum Kultury (MCK) in Płońsk, as part of the modernization of the town’s cultural centre. This is the latest in a clutch of initial sales of CADAC’s revolutionary medium format live sound console across Europe, which has seen consoles ship to customers in Benelux, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the UK. Consoles have also been sold and shipped to several Asian territories, including China.

The Tommex installation – the first in Poland – is in Miejskie Centrum Kultury’s “Kalejdoskop Cinema”, a multipurpose hall. The MCK facility also features workshops, offices, a recording studio, conference room, dance studio and gallery. The CDC six and two MegaCOMMS connected CDC I/O 3216 stageboxes were chosen by the MCK Płońsk in a tender, providing a system configuration that met the venue’s objectives and exceeded the project’s technical design specification. The CADAC system provides a number of application possibilities for productions and events, required by both the centre’s own technical staff and visiting sound engineers. More »

Women’s Audio Mission Receives Art Works Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

January 18th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

Women’s Audio Mission (WAM), a San Francisco-based nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of women in media production and the recording arts, a field in which women are critically underrepresented (less than 5%), was awarded a competitive Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. WAM trains over 1,200 women and girls a year in the only professional recording studio in the world built and run by women. The grant will support WAM’s youth program, Girls on the Mic, a groundbreaking training program that serves over 800 San Francisco Bay Area girls ages 11-18 a year with free media production and recording arts training.

“The arts are part of our everyday lives – no matter who you are or where you live – they have the power to transform individuals, spark economic vibrancy in communities, and transcend the boundaries across diverse sectors of society,” says NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “Supporting projects like the one from Women’s Audio Mission offers more opportunities to engage in the arts every day.” More »

Neumann Captures The Peace That Deafens

January 18th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

Singer, songwriter and producer Ola Onabule has just released his eighth album, It’s The Peace That Deafens, which fuses African, jazz and soul influences into 12 songs that defy categorisation. An array of Neumann microphones was on hand in a challenging studio environment to capture every nuance of the sound.

The British-Nigerian artist was introduced to Neumann microphones over 20 years ago, at the start of his career, and has been a devotee ever since. “I remember recording my first ‘big studio’ vocal at Metropolis in London. A lot of time was spent A-B testing an array of carefully positioned mics in the quest to find the one that best suited my voice,” he says. “The U 87 i beat the rest hands down. I remember being knocked off my feet by its effortless reproduction of nuance and harmonics.” More »

Audio Engineering Society Celebrates Banner Year in 2015, Sets Sights on Continued Growth in the Coming Year

January 5th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

The Audio Engineering Society is celebrating a highly-successful 2015, having hosted two International Conventions, a host of Conferences, numerous regional events and more, while setting its sights on continued growth in the coming year. Serving as the central organization dedicated to the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the audio engineering industry, the AES continues its outreach in 2016 with emphasis on the involvement of its growing membership and supporters.

In May of 2015, the AES hosted the pioneering and well-received 138th International AES Convention, in Warsaw, Poland – the AES’s first convention in that country. October saw the return of the AES Convention to New York City for the highly-successful 139th International AES Convention, which once again saw rising attendance and expanded technical program and exhibitor/sponsor events. Additionally, four conferences were held in 2015: the 56th Conference on Audio for Games in London; the 57th Conference titled “The Future of Audio Entertainment Technology – Cinema, Television and the Internet,” in Hollywood, CA; the 58th Conference on Induced Hearing Disorders in Denmark; and the 59th Conference in Montreal on Sound Reinforcement Technology. These international events, along with numerous regional and sectional events, brought a wealth of networking and opportunities for attendees and for those who followed along via the various social media and informational outlets of the AES. More »

The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing Announces Ninth Annual GRAMMY Week Celebration, Honoring Rick Rubin

January 5th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® will celebrate its ninth annual GRAMMY® Week event by honoring multi-GRAMMY winner Rick Rubin for his commitment to creative and sonic excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music. The event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at The Village studios in West Los Angeles. GRAMMY Week culminates with the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, airing live on the CBS Television Network, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

“Rick Rubin has said he has one rule regarding his recording process, ‘The only rule is that it’s not done until it’s great,'” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “His contributions to music and to the artists he’s worked with prove that Rick is beyond simply great. He is remarkable. We look forward to celebrating this musical icon and his pioneering career, which continues to inspire and climb to new heights.” More »

NNU Installs NEXO GEO M6 in Swayne Auditorium

January 5th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) in Nampa, Idaho is a nonprofit Christian university offering over 60 areas of study for undergraduate and graduate students. The Brandt Center’s 1500-seat Swayne Auditorium is used primarily for University events, including multiple chapels per week, and university performing arts concerts (choir, orchestra, band, theater). The theater department produces multiple audition-based musicals per year. They also use the space for rentals that fit in line with the ideals of the university and the space. including Philharmonic performances, community forums, and other concerns.

NNU recently installed a NEXO GEO M6 speaker system in the Swayne Auditorium, thanks to the efforts of Production Services International (Boise, Salt Lake, Denver). “The initial design was developed several years back by one of our former employees who happened to be an alumni of NNU, states Noah Bard, Operations Manager, PSI International. During the long design/sales process, three different systems were demonstrated, and each one was considered, but due to budget constraints, none were installed. We have an outstanding partnership with NNU, and Yamaha worked with us over several years to ensure we could provide the university with the proper system. Finally, in 2015, funding came into place, and we demonstrated the GEO M6 installed at a nearby church. NNU was quite impressed, so we knew it was the right fit. The NEXO M6 decision was a combination of size, superior performance, and price.” More »

BAE Audio Announces Shipment of New 10DCF Compressor/Limiter

January 5th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

Premium analogue gear manufacturer BAE Audio announced that its new10DCF Compressor is shipping and is available at select authorized dealers following its unveiling at the 139th AES Convention, held in New York City last month. The 10DCF, which builds on the capabilities of BAE Audio’s10DC compressor/limiter, features Carnhill and Jensen transformers, all discrete circuitry while adding a brand new, inductor-based bypass filter.

The new bypass filter delivers increased flexibility while recording low frequency ranged instruments, and engages at 50, 80, 160 and 300 Hz — perfect for users who want to compress a broad frequency range while leaving lower frequencies uncompressed. The 10DCF units are also stereo linkable, making them the perfect complement for the output stage of a mixer. More »

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