The audio industry recently celebrated all things audio at the Audio Engineering Society 140th International Convention, held June 4 through June 7 at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France. With a 61% increase in attendee preregistration and a doubling of the exhibiting brands, AES Paris was 2016’s largest professional audio event. More »
Taking place from 18–20 July at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, the AES International Conference on Sound Field Control breaks new ground in the understanding of the active management of audio delivered within an acoustical environment. Over 30 papers will be presented on topics ranging from sound zones through higher-order ambisonics, mode matching and psychoacoustics, to sound field control theories, microphone arrays and transducer arrays. Sponsors of the conference so far include Comhear, Harman, mh acoustics and Hyundai. More »
The AES returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center this Fall for the largest pro audio event of the year. Companies looking to exhibit at the upcoming AES Los Angeles Convention, taking place this September 29 – October 2, are encouraged to book now before final spaces are allocated.
Representatives from Universal Music Group, The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing and Sony Electronics joined together on June 1 to underscore the variety of marketing and educational programs that are currently underway to promote hi-res audio devices, content and services to a broader audience. More »
While producer Tom Biller has worked out of nearly all of the big studios around Los Angeles in his career as both a producer and engineer, lately many of the sounds he is creating are coming out of his home studio in Echo Park. “I’m only really running 8 channels of input in the home studio, so it forces me to keep things simple,” Biller says. “You can do a lot with the right mics and the right signal chain without a high channel count.” Biller has recently incorporated BAE Audio preamplifiers in the signal chain that helped define the sound of the latest tracking sessions for his own psych-rock band EFG. EFG’s new EP is due out in late June on Bodan Kuma records. More »
Recording Unhinged: Creative and Unconventional Music Recording Techniques, says publisher Hal Leonard, “dares you to ‘unlearn’ safe record-making, to get out from behind the windshield, stick your head out the sunroof, and put the pedal to the metal!” More »
Troye Lilley Mastering, a custom designed mastering studio in Cape Town, South Africa, has upgraded its monitoring system to incorporate a pair of PMC IB1S speakers. Based around a high-end analog-digital hybrid setup, the facility was established in 2005 by mastering engineer Troye Lilley. Formerly a DJ, producer and engineer, he had previously owned a recording studio but moved into mastering after discovering a passion for it. More »
Playing host to expanded Technical Program and a doubling in professional audio gear and technology exhibitors to over 130 leading brands, the AES Paris Convention has announced an all-time record for pre-registration for an AES Europe convention. Taking place at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France, June 4 through June 7, the convention showcases the latest in audio technology and practice, along with new programs like the all-new Professional Sound Expo (PSE) training presentations and the “Audio Projections” multi-format listening experience series. Online and on-site registration will remain open throughout all four days, so there is still time to join in on the largest European pro audio event of the year.
Genelec announces the 8430A SAM Studio Monitor, enabling direct monitoring of audio-over-IP stream content – the first studio monitor on the market supporting AES67 and RAVENNA standards. Based on RAVENNA technology for audio transport over IP networks, and fully AES67-compatible, the 8430 is the culmination of many years of intense research that included feedback from leading engineers and producers in the recording and broadcast sectors. In recent years, much has happened in the world of audio-over-IP, including the publication of the AES67 interoperability standard in 2013. AES67 is now fast gaining acceptance as an industry standard and is rapidly establishing audio-over-IP in the mainstream. More »
Audio Precision, the recognized standard in audio test, announced today the introduction of the APx1701 Transducer Test Interface. The system integrates instrument-grade amplifiers and microphone power supplies for designers and production test engineers seeking clear insight into the behavior of their electro-acoustic devices. More »