The Audio Engineering Society has released the detailed Technical Program and Events calendar for the upcoming 140th AES International Convention at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France, June 4 through June 7. Available both online and through the AES Events mobile app, the 140th AES Convention calendar offers complete details on Papers, Engineering Briefs, Workshops and Tutorials, Special Events, Student and Career activities, and more. In addition, information on the growing list of companies displaying the latest gear and technologies on the AES Exhibition Floor have been posted – in fact the exhibition floor space itself is almost sold out. Early registration pricing on All Access credentials and free Exhibits-Plus badges are available up until May 19. More »
The Audio Engineering Society has begun to set the stage for the highly-anticipated 141st International Convention which will return to the Los Angeles Convention Center, Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 2, 2016, with the Exhibition running Thursday, September 29 – Saturday, October 1. Additionally, Convention co-chairs Michael MacDonald and Valerie Tyler have announced committee members for the content-focused Tracks and other popular aspects of AES Conventions, including Tech Tours, Student Events, and more, for the 141st Convention. The AES’s previous L.A. Convention brought attendees both an extensive Tech Program and Exhibition area, setting West Coast attendance records and drawing acclaim from attendees, exhibitors and presenters, alike. More »
Zenon Schoepe, the founder and Editorial Director of international pro audio magazine Resolution, passed away on 10 April. He was 56 years old.
Audio Engineering Society Executive Director, Bob Moses, stated, “Zen was one of the most vocal critics of AES when I became ED. He opened my eyes to how we can do better as an organization. He became a good friend and a member of the AES European team, producing the successful AES Project Studio in Warsaw last year and was organizing the upcoming PSE in Paris this year. We are sad to lose him as a team member. I’m sad to lose him as a friend and confidante. My heartfelt condolences to his family and his team at Resolution Magazine.” More »
Antelope Audio‘s new Goliath Interface boasts 36 analog inputs, 32 analog outputs, 16 Class-A microphone preamplifiers and Antelope clocking technology in a 2U rack space unit featuring Thunderbolt, MADI and USB connectivity. Goliath offers two MADI ports with a total of 128 MADI channels or 64 channels per port. The Goliath also features custom built-in DSP effects and several modern and vintage hardware EQ and compressor models. More »
The Astonishing, the thirteenth studio album from American progressive metal band Dream Theater, was released on earlier this year on the Roadrunner Records label. This new recording is a 34-song, double CD rock opera opus that tips its hat to classics like The Who’s Tommy, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar, and Pink Floyd’s The Wall. With a story that centers around a band of rebels trying to defy an oppressive empire—with music playing a central role— The Astonishing has received critical acclaim. More »
BAE Audio, manufacturer of audio equipment built to vintage design specifications, has introduced two new 500 series equalizers. The new1066DL and 1023L units take the “vintage” sound and feature sets of BAE Audio’s 1066D and 1023 preamplifiers and make them available for 500 series modular format. Said by BAE to maintain the same hand-wired circuitry and premium components of their 19-inch cousins, the new products add to BAE Audio’s growing portfolio of 500 series compatible signal processing. More »
The AES UK Section recently held the fourth installment of its highly-successful ‘Up Your Output!’ event, which took place on March 12 – 14, 2016. For the first time in the event’s history the event, targeting audio students and recent graduates, was hosted outside of London and moved ‘UP! North’ to the University of York’s Department of Music, drawing a large crowd of local, national and international attendees for a weekend full of learning, sharing of knowledge and making of meaningful personal and professional connections in the industry. Click below for a full report on technical program, social activities, tech tours and more at this year’s Up Your Output!
This year’s Real Industry Live! student and early-career professional event is taking place in Mountain View, CA, this Thursday, April 14. Real Industry: Live! offers two events in one: A mentor-led workshop for top students and early-career professionals to immerse themselves into the media technology industry; and a professional networking meetup with leaders in media technology and related industries. Participants in these mentor-led workshops are teamed up with top audio and video professionals to explore career opportunities and gain first-hand insight into the inner workings of the industry. AES President John Krivit will serve as one such mentor during the evening’s event, alongside other top media tech personnel from companies such as Dolby, Apple, Jaunt VR, Google, Universal Audio, Sennheiser, Amazon, and more.
“For students, this is unique opportunity to try out what’s its actually like to work in the media tech industry,” says Jay LeBoeuf, Real Industry Executive Director. “In our workshop, you’ll work shoulder to shoulder with leaders from Dolby, Apple, Jaunt VR, Google, Universal Audio, Sennheiser, Amazon on a small group, real-world case study.” More »
Eventide has announced Ensemble, a plug-in subscription bundle that contains a complete collection of all of its current plug-ins. Ensemble is said to provide an alternative to those wishing to use Eventide effects without having to purchase them first. Subscriptions can be paused and restarted at any time, to accommodate special projects or touring use.
“As the process of creating music becomes more distributed we wanted to make sure that everyone has access to the quality of sound and inspiration we’re known for,” said Nalia Sanchez, Director of Marketing Communications for Eventide. “A subscription bundle provides flexibility for our customers who may only need to use our plug-ins occasionally.”
Ensemble is available in two basic subscription options. Both options include every Eventide plug-in plus Eventide customer support.
Ensemble Monthly Subscription:
Pay by the month; start and stop your subscription at any time.
Ensemble Annual Subscription:
All the flexibility of a plugin subscription with a two-month discount.
Additionally, Eventide plug-in owners are eligible for a free month of the entire Ensemble subscription for each plug-in they already own (up to 6 months). Monthly subscription will automatically begin once the free months have been used.
Ensemble Bundle Plug-ins:
2016 Stereo Room
H3000 Band Delays
Precision Time Align
New Eventide plug-in to be Announced
Eventide Ensemble subscriptions are managed by Gobbler; all billing, notification of plug-in updates and additions, and plug-in downloads, will occur through the Gobbler app. Support will be provided by Eventide through its website and forums.
Eventide will continue to sell permanent licenses to its plug=ins as well as provide free, fully-functioning 30 day demos.
For more information, visit: https://www.eventideaudio.com/ensemble
Ensemble is available for AU, VST and AAX for Mac and PC. No iLok dongle is required.
GRAMMY nominated jazz guitarist, composer and producer Doc Powell recently added a Prism Sound Atlas audio interface to his studio set up and is using it to record This Is Soul, his 12th solo project and his first full album project in six years. Complementing Prism’s existing Orpheus, Lyra and Titan interfaces, Atlas offers the same “no-compromise design, clocking expertise and acclaimed converter performance that users have long come to expect from Prism Sound’s high quality audio products,” according to the company.
The Atlas offers “high quality” digitally-controlled preamplifiers, eight analog inputs, eight analog outputs and S/PDIF and TOSLINK optical digital I/O ports. The optical ports can also be used for ADAT, giving a single Atlas unit a maximum capability of 18 concurrent input and output channels plus dual stereo headphones. More »