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The Audio Engineering Society Launches AES Live Online Video Collection

March 29th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

The Audio Engineering Society announces its AES Live video collection available for viewing on the aes.org website. Comprising a growing library of exclusive videos featuring interviews with past, present and future leaders of our industry, informative panels and presentations, oral histories and more, AES Live gives members yet another tool for educating and enlightening themselves with added insights on all things audio.

Harvested from over a dozen AES Conventions and Conferences, and continually being updated throughout the year, the current lineup of AES Live videos covers an array of topics including recording industry and home studios, live sound, product design and manufacturing, archiving and restoration, education and more. Videos include full-length presentations such as the “Analog Tape in a Digital World” and “GRAMMY SoundTables®: Songs That Move The Needle” from the AES 137th Convention, and “Theatrical Sound Design” and “Mix and Mastering Optimized for Streaming” from the 139th Convention. More »

AES Opens Early Registration and Discounted Pricing for 140th International Convention in Paris, June 4 – 7

March 29th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

The Audio Engineering Society has opened early registration for the 140th AES International Convention at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France, June 4 to 7. Co-chaired by Michael Williams and Umberto Zanghieri, the 140th Convention is set to be the most important European pro audio event of the year, offering a tight program of professional audio presentations with an emphasis on immersive sound, product exhibitions and special events. Attendees are encouraged to pre-register for their FREE “Exhibits-Plus” Badge or premium “All Access” Badge at http://www.aes.org/events/140/registration/ – AES Member and Student discounts apply.

During the AES’s return to Paris for the 140th Convention, attendees can meet and learn from the top designers, engineers and producers in the industry over four days of Technical Program presentations, workshops and tutorials, as well as three full days of gear exhibition and showcases from top manufacturers and service providers. Additionally, making its AES convention debut is the Professional Sound Expo (PSE) – part of the FREE Exhibits-Plus badge offerings designed to help educate attendees about what it takes to make it in the industry through special presentations from experts in the industry. This year’s convention will cover topics in every area of interest in the professional audio spectrum, including Music Recording, Broadcast, Live Sound, Audio Networking, Immersive Audio, Virtual Reality, Streaming and Media, Student and Career events, and much more. More »

Spatial Audio Expert Rozenn Nicol to Present Heyser Memorial Lecture at 140th Audio Engineering Society International Convention in Paris

March 29th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

The AES 140th International Convention Committee has announced that Spatial Audio expert Rozenn Nicol will deliver the Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture on Saturday, June 4, 2016, at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France. The lecture, titled “The Immersive Audio Revolution: From Labs to Mass-Market,” which will address the major developments in spatial audio in recent years, is the latest in the Heyser Lecture series, first established in May 1999 by the AES Technical Council and the Board of Governors in conjunction with the Richard Heyser Scholarship fund. At each convention, this lecture brings eminent individuals in audio engineering and related fields to speak on a relevant topic of choice.

Nicol’s lecture will help reinforce the Immersive Audio theme at the upcoming Paris convention, noting many of the changes and opportunities in the field. With the many developments in spatial audio over the past 25 years, and after more than 50 years of stereophony, new technologies such as Wave Field Synthesis, Higher Order Ambisonics and Vector-Base Amplitude Panning have been introduced, demonstrating promise of an enhanced 3D audio experience, where virtual sound sources can be accurately synthesized in any direction. With the development of various loudspeaker formats for multichannel audio reproduction, increasing channel counts and placement schemes, including height channels, offer improvements in sonic immersion and sound spatialization. In parallel, a burgeoning assortment of tools is available for the capture, editing, coding and reproduction of spatial audio. Because these developments require increasingly complex setups of loudspeakers, immersive audio faces the risk of being limited to movie theaters, amusement parks and other public spaces. Fortunately, a new step was recently reached with the binaural adaptation of any multichannel audio format to headphone listening. Pioneering experiments by radio and television organizations (BBC, Radio France, France Télévisions) show that immersive audio is very close to achieving mass market penetration. More »

iZotope Delivers Tools to Get Started with Audio Repair

March 29th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

iZotope, Inc., makers of award-winning tools for audio production, is announcing two new developments that support the creative community’s pursuit of better-sounding audio.

The first is the new RX Plug-in Pack, a kit of four essential audio repair plug-ins that clean up flawed recordings and transform them into usable material. This starter pack of repair tools includes De-click, De-hum, De-clip, and Dialogue De-noise—curated directly from RX 5 Audio Editor, iZotope’s industry standard and Emmy Award-winning software for audio repair and enhancement. The plug-ins can be used within audio or video editing software to rescue recordings from distracting clicks, crackles, hums, distortions and other noises.

The second is the new RX Audio Cookbook, a free online resource designed to help solve common audio problems. A valuable reference for users of both RX Audio Editor and the RX Plug-in Pack, the cookbook features dozens of searchable tutorials that provide step-by-step instructions, audio examples, and videos for rapid repair and enhancement. Musicians and post production professionals alike will appreciate the range of solutions targeted to their specific needs, with everything from “Reducing Hum and Buzz from a Guitar Track” to “Matching Room Tone and Ambience.” More »

Proshow Audiovisual Deployed Clear-Com Freespeak II at Canada’s 103rd Grey Cup Championship Game

March 29th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

Proshow Audiovisual of Vancouver BC, a provider of wireless communication equipment/services for live events and broadcast productions, deployed Clear-Com’s FreeSpeak II wireless intercom system at the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) 103rd Grey Cup Championship game. The Grey Cup was held November 29, 2015 at Winnipeg’s Investors Group Field.

Clear-Com’s exclusive Canadian distributor, GerrAudio, had installed a FreeSpeak II demo unit in a minimal configuration for testing purposes.  Proshow’s client opted to use the FreeSpeak II demo unit to produce the Grey Cup’s pre-game, half-time, and post-game live events instead. More »

Vintage King Equips Royal House Recording in Motor City

March 29th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

The new multi-million dollar Royal House Recording studio has been fully equipped with a treasure trove of gear from Vintage King Audio headquarters in Detroit. Located nearby in the suburb of Royal Oak, the new studio was built from the ground up by Detroit native Roger Goodman, who relocated to his hometown after 15 years as a prolific producer/engineer in Los Angeles.

During his productive tenure in Los Angeles, Goodman attended The Los Angeles Recording School and Full Sail University before embarking on his career as producer/engineer working out of top LA studios such as Record Plant, Larabee, and Paramount. Goodman produced and engineered a number of successful artists, including Lupe Fiasco, Lil Dicky, Dej Loaf, and Asher Roth, while garnering GRAMMY nominations. More »

AES70 Ratification and Beckhoff OCA Implementation Major themes for OCA Alliance

March 29th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

Exhibiting for the first time since ratification of Open Control Architecture (OCA) by the Audio Engineering Society as the AES70 standard, the OCA Alliance experienced its busiest ever trade show at ISE, reflecting a heightened interest among AV industry professionals in a common remote control standard. The alliance’s booth was effectively a walk-on rolling OCA seminar, hosting a live demonstration of OCA (AES70) control interoperability and continuous advanced technical discussions between OCA Alliance member company representatives and the AV industry at large.

In addition, OCA Alliance Technical Workgroup members Mike Sims, of Attero Tech, and chair Jeff Berryman, of Bosch Communications, presented an alliance white paper, The OCA MicroDemo:  An AES70 Implementation for Small Processors, in the ISE Audio Solutions Theatre. This described in detail how the Open Control Architecture is not only designed to be scaled up to the very largest applications, but that the architecture can simultaneously be implemented in compact and resource-constrained hardware like wall panels. More »

Binaural Listening Trends Tracked at 140th International Audio Engineering Society Convention

March 13th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

Experiencing Binaural Listening – recreating a 3D soundspace through headphones, which is an ever-expanding aspect of present-day audio – will be an integral component of the 140th AES Convention, coming to the Palais des Congrès in Paris June 4 to 7. France occupies a leading role in the research and the development of Binaural Listening (the BiLi project) due to both the remarkable research of Rozenn Nicol at Orange Labs (formerly France Telecom) and the growing demand for binaural listening in the Audio and Audio Visual market. Rozenn is also the author of a fascinating AES Monograph on Binaural Technology.

During the Technical Program at the 140th AES Convention, many of the groups participating in the BiLi project in France will be present (Orange Labs, France Televisions, CNSMDP – Conservatoire de Paris, IRCAM, Radio France, Arkamys, Trinnov, a-volute, CNRS-LIMSI). One of the workshop rooms will be completely equipped with headphones so attendees can hear a Binaural Listening experience first hand. Radio France, under the responsibility of Edwige Roncière and Hervé Desjardin, have also produced a remarkable amount of program material for both 5.1 Multichannel and Binaural Listening. This important research and development work will be presented in Workshops, and through special activities devoted to Audio Projection, in Multichannel and with Binaural Listening. More »

Exhibition Stands and Demonstration Rooms are Still Available to Book for the AES’s returns to Paris in June 2016 for Its 140th International Convention

March 13th, 2016 | 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/

Central Region AES Student Summit 2016 to Set for April 8-10, at Webster University

March 13th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

C.R.A.S.S. will be celebrating its tenth annual AES Central Region Audio Student Summit, April 8 – 10, at Webster University in Webster Groves, MO. making it the oldest and only student-ran AES Summit in the world. Program scheduling is in the works for feature presentations (including panels by Dr. Ian Corbett, Richard King, Jonathan Pines, and many more) and a keynote by AES President, John Krivit. There will also be a student mix critic panel along with a student mix competition judged by Dr. Corbett, Bill Schulenburg, and Josh Harris. The student mix competition includes preselected tracks that are to be mixed by high schools or undergraduates with a chance of winning prizes for the top three mixes. More information to come soon. For more information, check out the C.R.A.S.S. website at websteraes.org, or email mailto:aes.websteru@gmail.com.

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