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AES L.A. Convention Advance Registration Ends Sunday — Act Now for Free Exhibits-Plus or Discounted Pricing on All Access Badges

Ven, 23/09/2016 - 07:00
— The AES invites the world audio community to join in on the largest pro audio event of the year —   With less than one week until the opening of the 141st Audio Engineering Society Convention in Los Angeles, now is your final chance to take advantage of Advance Registration pricing on your premium All Access badge or to register online for a FREE Exhibits-Plus badge (apply promo code AES141NOW at checkout). Online advance registration ends Sunday, September 25 at 11:59 PM Eastern. With this year’s new timetable of exhibits starting on day one of the convention, we encourage attendees to save valuable time during the first day influx of registrants by registering online now. AES Los Angeles will take place Thursday, September 29 through Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. With a full range of events and presentations spanning all segments of the audio industry, the convention offers four full days of audio information and inspiration, presented by industry leaders in science and practice. All Access registration nets you the full convention experience. The gear exposition and special events are available to all attendees, including those registering for a FREE Exhibits-Plus badge option (apply promo code AES141NOW at checkout).   This year’s AES Convention also offers more options than ever to attend – whether opting for a 1 or 2-day All Access badge, or going for the complete 4 days of Tech Program and other events, or choosing the Free Exhibits-Plus badge. Exhibits-Plus badges offer a wide variety events during the convention, including the expansive exhibition floor featuring over 250 audio brands on display, the popular Project Studio Expo and Live Sound Expo series of practical and informative presentations, our premier Special Events, including opening ceremonies, keynote speakers, GRAMMY SoundTables, Platinum Panels, and more, featuring some of the biggest names from all areas of the industry. All Access badges, offer all of this, plus giving full access to Tech Program offerings including Workshops, Tutorials, Paper Presentations, and more, some 200 sessions in all!  

Time is running out - Register now to receive a FREE Exhibit-Plus badge (apply promo code AES141NOW at checkout) or purchase a premium All Access badge for the AES Los Angeles Convention at aesshow.com

NAB Show New York and Audio Engineering Society to Co-Locate Conventions in 2017

Lun, 12/09/2016 - 07:00

The Audio Engineering Society (AES) East Coast convention in 2017 will be co-located with NAB Show New York at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, event organizers announced today. The AES annual fall USA Convention will be held October 18-21, 2017 and NAB Show New York will be held October 18-19, 2017. The adjacent location of these events creates the most comprehensive and largest media and entertainment event held on the East Coast with over 600 exhibitors. 

“Audio is the expertise of the AES, and NAB Show New York highlights expertise in video and content distribution. For today’s media professionals, it makes perfect sense for these two events to take place side-by-side, complementing each other’s missions, benefiting each other’s memberships and increasing the opportunities for all attendees,” said Bob Moses, Executive Director, Audio Engineering Society.

NAB Show New York showcases the best in next-generation technology for media, entertainment and telecom professionals, with conferences and workshops focused on television, film, satellite, online video, live events, corporate A/V, production and post. In 2015, the event hosted more than 7,200 attendees and 300 exhibitors. Traditionally held in early November, NAB Show New York is moving to October in 2017.

The Audio Engineering Society is a member organization of audio professionals and students with more than 12,000 members from across the globe. The society’s annual conventions are the largest gatherings of audio professionals in the world and include workshops, tutorials and technical papers. The 2015 AES Convention in New York had nearly 18,500 registrants and 300 audio-centric exhibitors.

“The co-location of NAB Show New York with the AES New York convention will create a powerful, exciting and more comprehensive fall opportunity for media professionals,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Conventions and Business Operations Chris Brown. “Given the co-dependence of audio and video, we see this as absolutely the right thing to better serve the industry overall. We expect it to drive an enhanced experience for all involved.”

New "AES Portal" in Process of Being Rolled Out

Mar, 30/08/2016 - 07:00
The Audio Engineering Society is migrating many of our member services to a new tool called "MemberSuite", but we prefer to call it the "AES Portal". This is where we've begun to handle event registrations (such as for the upcoming Los Angeles convention) plus it has options for paying dues, storing a credit card, downloading AES Standards, and much more.   For security reasons your username and password from the AES website could not be transferred into the new system, which means you'll need to setup a new Login. By default we have setup your Login ID as your primary email address, which you should type into the "forgot password/reset password" form here:   http://www.aes.org/portal/setup   You should then wait for an email to arrive with a subject of "Reset Audio Engineering Society Password" - it will be from this email address: "Audio Engineering Society <messages@app.production.membersuite.com>". Be sure to look in your spam or junk mail folder if doesn't arrive within 5 minutes.   You should then click on the link in that email to reset your password since your old password was not loaded into the new system.   After you've setup your new password you can login here and check that all your information looks correct:   http://www.aes.org/portal   If you have any problems please contact AES Member Services for help.   Please note that during this interim period you'll continue to have your old login for the main AES website and also this new login for the AES Portal. Later this year we'll complete the migration and then you'll be able to use this new Login ID everywhere, including on the main AES website.  

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AES Membership Pricing Increase This Thursday, September 1 &mdash; Join or Renew Now for Best Pricing!

Sab, 27/08/2016 - 07:00

There’s never been a better time to join the Audio Engineering Society, with new Member Benefits including full access to the AES E-Library, exclusive discounts and services, and the status of membership in the world’s premier professional audio organization. Join or Renew membership with the AES before September 1 to take advantage of current pricing while gaining instant access to the world’s largest collective of audio industry resources, as well as significant savings on attending the upcoming AES Los Angeles Convention, taking place Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 2, 2016, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

As the driving force behind many groundbreaking audio innovations over the past six decades, the Audio Engineering Society remains at the forefront of science and practice across the full range of professional audio disciplines. From the pioneering days of pro audio in the 1950’s, to present developments in networked and spatial audio, virtual and augmented reality, streaming, signal processing, and the latest recording and production technologies and techniques, the AES offers an incredible legacy of information in its E-Library. This online, searchable repository contains every paper, AES Standard, and Electronic Brief ever published, and is free to all membership types – Members, Associate Members and Student Members. Combined with deep discounts on AES events, access to the growing library of streaming videos featuring industry leaders on a variety of topics, eligibility for AES awards, and full participation in the global community of audio professionals, AES Membership is a no-nonsense way to invest in yourself and the industry like never before. 

A modest increase in membership dues – which have remained the same for over a decade – will begin September 1, 2016. New members can sign up, and existing members can renew, at the current rates for the month of August. Multiple years of membership, up to five, can be purchased now at the lower rate. 

To join or renew an Audio Engineering Society membership, visit http://www.aes.org/join/.

As of September 1, 2016, annual dues for AES Members/Associate Members will be $125. Annual dues for AES Student Members will be $50. 

Join or Renew and Register Now for the greatest savings on attending the upcoming AES Los Angeles Convention – additional Early Registration pricing is available for All Access badges through August 31, or attendees may register to receive a FREE Exhibit-Plus badge (promo code AES141WEB) to come check out for themselves what the AES has to offer. Visit aesshow.com now to register.

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AES Los Angeles Convention Calendar of Events Goes Live

Mar, 16/08/2016 - 07:00

 The Audio Engineering Society has unveiled the detailed calendar of events for the highly-anticipated 141st AES International Convention in Los Angeles, taking place Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 2, 2016. With a full range of events and presentations spanning all segments of the audio industry, the AES Los Angeles Convention offers four full days of information and inspiration, led by industry leaders in science and practice, with attendance packages suited for every level of audio professional, student or enthusiast. From the latest research and technology presentations to the largest pro audio gear exhibition and showcase of the year, with many of the greatest ears in audio in attendance, the AES Los Angeles Convention is the place to truly immerse yourself in audio. Best of all, many events, including the gear exhibition, are FREE to attend with an Exhibits-Plus badge, or attendees may choose to maximize their experience with an All Access badge for admission to the complete technical program. The preliminary calendar is available at http://www.aes.org/events/141/program/. Early-bird pricing ends August 30; register now for the very best deals on the convention program and on accommodations while in Los Angeles.

  The AES Los Angeles Technical Program and Events calendar, both online and in the free AES Events app, provides the clearest overview of the wide array of events covering Broadcast and Streaming Media, Recording and Production, Game Audio, Live Sound, Networked Audio, Product Design, Sound for Picture and much more. Sessions are laid out according to areas of interest, with varied program material featuring Tutorials, Workshops, Research Paper Presentations and Engineering Briefs, as well as a host of special guest speakers, expert panel presentations and face-to-face networking opportunities. Additional Student and Career events, Historical sessions, Tech Tours, Standards meetings and other standard AES Convention programs will also take place.   “The AES L.A. technical program is amazing in its range and depth,” stated AES Executive Director Bob Moses. “The AES 141 Convention committee has kept up the tradition of luring the best minds in the industry to share the latest in research, product development and practical applications – with sessions suited for every level of experience and expertise, across the wide span of audio disciplines. Browse the calendar and start planning ahead. While member, student and partner discounts make many events free, to get the most out of attending the Convention, register for an All Access pass – and for the best value, act now before prices go up at the end of the month!”
Early Registration pricing is now available for All Access badges, or attendees may register to receive a FREE Exhibit-Plus badge (promo code AES141WEB) for the AES Los Angeles Convention: aesshow.com. Exclusive convention housing options with partner hotels are also still available. 

New AES Membership Benefits Plan Including Exclusive E-Library Content, Discounts and More

Gio, 11/08/2016 - 07:00

Audio Engineering Society members now have full access to the AES E-Library as a membership benefit. “AES has been the driving force behind most, if not all, audio innovation over the past six decades,” notes Bob Moses, AES Executive Director, “From the early days of pro audio in the 50’s, to present developments in networked and spatial audio, virtual and augmented reality, streaming, signal processing, the Society has been at the forefront of development in both science and practice across the full range of professional audio disciplines. The AES E-Library documents this incredible legacy in one searchable, online database, with every paper, AES Standard, and Electronic Brief ever published – it’s not just the papers, but the papers that led to the papers. It’s an incredible asset, and we are opening it up to all AES Members as we strive to provide high value in our membership package.” Full access to the E-Library is free to all membership types – Members, Associate Members and Student Members.   

A modest increase in membership dues – which have remained the same for over a decade – will begin September 1, 2016. New members can sign up, and existing members can renew, at the current rates for the month of August. Multiple years of membership, up to five, can be purchased now at the lower rate.

“The E-Library joins other AES Member benefits such as deep discounts on AES events, access to our growing library of streaming videos featuring industry leaders on a variety of topics, eligibility for awards, and full participation in our global community of audio professionals,” says Alex Case, AES President-Elect and Membership Committee co-chair. “The value of membership has increased well beyond the new dues rates, particularly when compared to the former cost of membership and an E-Library subscription combined. Now is the time to take advantage of these benefits at the old rates.” Membership dues provide the most significant funding of AES’s mission to promote and disseminate advances in the audio sciences and its practical application.

To join or renew an Audio Engineering Society membership, visit http://www.aes.org/join/

As of September 1, 2016, annual dues for AES Members/Associate Members will be $125. Annual dues for AES Student Members will be $50.

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New "AES Portal" in Process of Being Rolled Out

Gio, 28/07/2016 - 07:00
The Audio Engineering Society is migrating many of our member services to a new tool called "MemberSuite", but we prefer to call it the "AES Portal". This is where we've begun to handle event registrations (such as for the upcoming Los Angeles convention) plus it has options for paying dues, storing a credit card, downloading AES Standards, and much more.   For security reasons your username and password from the AES website could not be transferred into the new system, which means you'll need to setup a new Login. By default we have setup your Login ID as your primary email address, which you should type into the "forgot password/reset password" form here:   http://www.aes.org/portal/setup   You should then wait for an email to arrive with a subject of "Reset Audio Engineering Society Password" - it will be from this email address: "Audio Engineering Society   You should then click on the link in that email to reset your password since your old password was not loaded into the new system.   After you've setup your new password you can login here and check that all your information looks correct:   http://www.aes.org/portal   If you have any problems please contact AES Member Services for help.   Please note that during this interim period you'll continue to have your old login for the main AES website and also this new login for the AES Portal. Later this year we'll complete the migration and then you'll be able to use this new Login ID everywhere, including on the main AES website.  

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AES 2016 Election Results Announced

Mer, 20/07/2016 - 07:00
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The AES has released the list of winning candidates from the balloting in the 2016 Audio Engineering Society international elections. The newly elected officers will assume their roles in October, shortly after the end of the 141st International AES Convention in Los Angeles. Entering the office of President-Elect is David Scheirman, who will serve first on the AES Board of Governors and Executive Committee as President-Elect, assuming the Presidency in October, 2016 for a one-year term.

Newly elected Governors and new and re-elected Vice Presidents, all beginning two-year terms in October are: 

President-Elect: David Scheirman

Secretary: Valerie Tyler

Vice President Eastern Region, US & Canada: Anthony Schultz

Vice President Western Region, US & Canada: Leslie Gaston-Bird

Vice President Northern Region, Europe: Per Sjosten

Governor:

Jim Anderson

Masataka Nakahara

Agnieszka Roginska

 

Within the stipulations of the AES bylaws, the overall function and direction of the AES is established by the Society’s Board of Governors, which is elected by voting members of the Society. The Society’s Executive Director operates and manages the AES headquarters in New York City, NY, and reports to the Executive Committee, which consists of the Society’s corporate officers. In turn, the Executive Committee reports on its activities and on issues facing the Society to the full Board of Governors. The AES President serves as the CEO of the Society, under the supervision and direction of the Board of Governors.

The Board of Governors consists of:

(1) the Society’s corporate officers (President; President-Elect; Immediate Past-President; Secretary; and Treasurer)

(2) the Treasurer-Elect (when there is an incoming Treasurer)

(3) the eight Regional Vice-Presidents (Eastern USA/Canada; Central USA/Canada; Western USA/Canada; Northern Europe; Central Europe; Southern Europe; Latin America; International)

(4) and eight Governors-at-Large

The In between full meetings of the Board, the Society’s corporate officers (also known as the “Executive Committee”) are responsible for oversight of AES administrative affairs at the Society’s headquarters are managed by a full-time Executive Director appointed by the corporate officers. 

For more information on the AES and how to become involved visit aes.org.

AES Opens Early Registration & Housing Options for AES Los Angeles, September 29 &mdash; October 2

Mar, 12/07/2016 - 07:00

It's Official! - Audio Engineering Society Opens Early Registration and Housing Options for AES Los Angeles, September 29 — October 2

 

Use promo code AES141FB at checkout for FREE Exhibit-Plus badge to the year's largest pro audio event!

 

The Audio Engineering Society has announced that Early Registration is now open for the largest pro audio event of the year – the 141st Audio Engineering Society International Convention, which returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center, Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 2, 2016. Attendees should sign-up now to take advantage of Early Registration pricing on multiple premium All Access options, which include the full Tech Program. Exhibits-Plus registration is FREE with advance registration, by using the promo code AES141WEB at checkout. Exhibits-Plus access includes the gear exhibition (September 29 – October 1), as well as the Project Studio Expo, Live Sound Expo and more. Additionally, the first AES Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality, will be co-located with the Convention on September 30 and October 1. Student and AES Member discounts are available for the AVAR conference, as are packages that combine event registrations. Exclusive priority housing rates are also available for attendees of either event through the aesshow.com website.

 

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Research Finds Audible Differences with High-Resolution Audio

Lun, 11/07/2016 - 07:00

 Listeners can hear a difference between standard audio and better-than-CD quality, known as high-resolution audio, according to a new study published in the June issue of the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society (JAES) by Dr. Joshua Reiss of the Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

The meta-study compared data from 18 studies involving 450 participants listening to samples of music in different formats. In total, the studies involved over 12,000 different trials where participants were asked to discriminate between formats. Overall, listeners could distinguish between the formats, especially if they had been trained to hear a difference. This is the first time that formal meta-analysis techniques have been applied to audio engineering research.

In addition to training, the research suggested that careful selection of stimuli, including use of long duration samples, may play an important role in the ability to discriminate. Studies that did not show an ability to discriminate were generally more prone to biases or flaws in their design. Reiss concluded that “the perceived fidelity of an audio recording and playback chain is affected by operating at a resolution higher than the CD standard.”

“Audio purists and industry should welcome these findings,” said Reiss. “Our study finds high-resolution audio has a small but important advantage in its quality of reproduction over standard audio content. Trained listeners could distinguish between the two formats around sixty percent of the time.” Dr. Reiss explained, “One motivation for this research was that people in the audio community endlessly discuss whether the use of high-resolution formats and equipment really makes a difference. Conventional wisdom states that CD quality should be sufficient to capture everything we hear, yet anecdotes abound where individuals claim that hi-res content sounds crisper, or more intense. And people often cherry-pick their favorite study to support whichever side they’re on.” He continued, “We gathered 80 publications in the field, and analyzed all available data, even asking authors of earlier studies for their original reports from old filing cabinets. We subjected the data to many forms of analysis. The effect was clear, and there were some indicators as to what conditions demonstrate it most effectively. Hopefully, we can now move forward towards identifying how and why we perceive these differences, and better experimental design.”

When asked about the type of content for which high-resolution recording and playback most made a difference, Dr. Reiss responded, “The jury is still out. The studies that most showed an effect mainly used jazz and classical music, but this wasn’t exclusive. We looked at lots of factors like choice of content and equipment. Results suggested that listeners often needed to listen to each sample for more than 30 seconds, but possible factors were mostly overshadowed by training test subjects in critical listening skills specific to the test, and in general, good experimental design.”

The Journal of the Audio Engineering Society features peer-reviewed papers reporting research in the audio arts and sciences, along with Section and AES event coverage. Full JAES access is a member-benefit. As an Open Access document, Dr. Reiss’ research can be freely downloaded here: http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=18296

 

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2016 AES International Conference on Sound Field Control Begins July 18

Lun, 11/07/2016 - 07:00

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. 

Encouraging the world research community to attend the event, conference co-chair Filippo Fazi said, “The three-day conference program incorporates keynote lectures from renowned experts, research talks, themed workshop panel discussions, poster presentations and demonstrations. It will focus on the dissemination of technical solutions and recommended practices, which will stimulate new ideas for potential commercial applications of sound field control.”   Conference co-chair Philip Jackson explains, “We’ll have a keynote from Professor Philip Nelson giving a brief history of sound field control. Dr. Gary Elko is going to explain the remarkable properties of differential microphone arrays, and Professor Steven van de Par will go into the psychoacoustics of reverberation. There’s one of these excellent talks on each of the three days of the conference. We also have an exciting invited talk by Bruce Drinkwater titled ‘Ultrasonic manipulation – tweezers and tractor beams.’”   Phil Coleman and Jordan Cheer have put together a fascinating program of workshops and demonstrations. A workshop on the first day goes into creative applications of sound field control, while another on the third day deals with linking sound field capture to sound field reproduction. Demonstrations include personal sound zones, 3D audio capture, adaptive object-based stereo reproduction and ultrasonic levitation, among other engaging listening opportunities.   Guildford is just 35 minutes by train from London. It’s close to Heathrow and Gatwick international airports and right by the main A3 road from London to Portsmouth. Accommodation is available at a reasonable price in campus rooms, subject to availability, or there are good off-site hotels.   The first Sound Field Control conference, held three years ago, was a roaring success, with delegates from around the world discovering the latest trends in active sound field management. The 2016 event promises to build on that, in order to offer a valuable learning experience for those attending. Above all the conference will be an important networking opportunity for anyone who works, studies or teaches in this fast-growing field.   For further information and to register: http://www.aes.org/conferences/2016/sfc/  

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Let Your Voice Be Heard: 2016 AES Elections

Mer, 15/06/2016 - 07:00

Let Your Voice Be Heard: 2016 AES Elections 

It’s YOUR AES; get involved. AES voting members determine the future direction of the Society by electing its leadership. Members are reminded to cast their ballots in the 2016 election for members of the Board of Governors before the election closes at 5:00 PM (EST) on Friday, July 8, 2016.

On this year’s ballot are:

- President-Elect

- Secretary

- Vice President Eastern Region US and Canada

- Vice President Western Region US and Canada

- Vice President Northern Region, Europe

- Governor (3 at-large positions)

- Bylaw Amendment

 

View Member Profiles of the Candidates

All voting members should have received an email on or around May 27 from “Election Services Solutions for AES,” with a message from Christopher V. Freitag, Chair, Tellers Committee, notifying them of the vote. In that email is a Unique PIN which you can use along with your membership number to cast your ballot online. 

If you did not receive your ballot, call Election Services during normal business hours at +1-800.864.1263 or at 1-516-243-7728.

Associate Members and Student Members are not eligible to vote. We encourage Associate Members to apply to upgrade to Member Status.

Read about Membership Types

Apply for Full Member Status

All members are encouraged to study the profiles, give the candidates thoughtful consideration and responsibly cast their ballots.

AES AVAR Conference Workshop and Tutorial Proposal Deadline Extended to June 19

Lun, 13/06/2016 - 07:00

The submission deadline for Tutorial and Workshop proposals for the inaugural AES International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality has been extended to June 19, 2016. “We are pleased with how the planning for the AVAR conference is progressing – the program is going to be amazing,” says conference co-chair Andres Mayo. “We’ve had requests for a bit more time to submit proposals. The extension will ensure that we are able to consider additional options as we finalize the Conference content.”

The inaugural AES AVAR conference will be held on September 30 and October 1, 2016. The Conference is an independent event, co-located with the 141st AES Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center’s West Hall. The two-day program of technical papers, workshops, tutorials and a manufacturer’s expo will throw a unique spotlight on the creative and technical challenges of providing immersive spatial audio to accompany virtual-reality and augmented-reality media, which is demonstrably the fastest-growing section of the entertainment-audio markets.

For further information on the 2016 International Conference Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality, including links for workshop and tutorial submissions, visit http://www.aes.org/conferences/2016/avar/. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. For more about the 141st Audio Engineering Society International Convention in Los Angeles, visit http://www.aes.org/events/141/. Find out more about the Audio Engineering Society at aes.org.

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