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— Early Bird registration offers best pricing and options for this year’s AES New York Convention in October —
Online Early Bird registration is now open for the Audio Engineering Society’s 147th International Pro Audio Convention taking place October 16 – 19 at the Javits Center in New York City. This year’s convention will “inspire” attendees with a diverse gathering of top minds in the audio engineering industry, leading Technical Program presentations and events tailored to offer attendees the ultimate professional audio education and networking experience. The best housing options and registration pricing are available during Early Bird registration.
This year’s AES New York Convention is being organized by Convention Co-Chairs Agnieszka Roginska, Valerie Tyler and Jonathan Wyner, who have assembled an expert team of Convention Committee members to hone a program covering the most talked-about topics in the industry. The AES New York Technical Program topics and areas of study include Applications in Audio (chaired by Alex Case); Archiving and Restoration (chaired by Jessica Thompson); the Audio Builders Workshop (chaired by Owen Curtin); Audio for Cinema (chaired by John Whynot); Broadcast and Online Delivery (chaired David Bialik and assistant chair Fred Willard); Education (chaired by Magdalena Piotrowska); Game Audio & XR/Immersive & Spatial Audio (chaired by Steve Martz); Historical (chaired by Gary Gottlieb and Dan Mortensen); Networked Audio (chaired by Bob Lee); Papers (co-chaired by Areti Andreopoulou and Braxton Boren); Product Development (chaired by Scott Leslie); Recording and Production (co-chaired by Jim Kaiser, Michael Romanowski and Paul Womack); Sound Reinforcement (chaired by Henry Cohen); Student Events (chaired by Justin Chervony); and Convention Tech Tours (chaired by Jessica Livingston).
By popular request, this year’s AES New York Convention also introduces several new Technical Program Tracks, including Electronic Dance Music (co-chaired by Alexandra Bartles and Rick Snoman); Electronic Instrument Design & Applications (chaired by Michael Bierylo); and Hip-Hop and R&B (chaired by Paul Womack). Special Events co-chairs for AES New York 2019 are John Krivit and Lisa Roy.
Register now at aesshow.com and make plans to join us at the AES New York Convention – the largest dedicated professional audio event of the year!
— AES Members get exclusive online Early Bird registration and housing access now for this year’s AES New York Convention in October —
The Audio Engineering Society has announced a new member benefit for the 2019 AES New York Convention, now offering exclusive, Early Bird Registration and housing access for all AES Members in advance of the May 1 public registration opening. Taking place October 16 – 19 at the Javits Center in New York City, the 147th AES International Pro Audio Convention is being led by Convention Co-Chairs Agnieszka Roginska, Valerie Tyler and Jonathan Wyner, who have put together an outstanding team to build the program set to inspire audio professionals, students and enthusiasts alike. Multiple registration options are currently available for AES Members including the ultimate four-day All Access pass (as well as one- and two-day options) and the complimentary-for-members Exhibits-Plus pass, offering three days of AES New York exhibition hall access, demos, Project Studio Expo and Live Sound Expo presentations and much more. Visit aesshow.com now to register and receive best possible pricing and housing options, or to find out more about becoming an AES member.
Honoring the convention’s theme, “Inspire,” AES New York will offer the four-day comprehensive Technical Program’s presentations and events, three days of audio exhibition and demonstrations, social events and more, presenting programming to enhance the knowledge and capabilities of anyone involved with the audio industry.
Once again, the AES New York Convention will be co-located with the NAB Show New York, where AES New York registration will also grant attendees access to an adjacent exhibition hall where NAB Show exhibitors will be on-hand with the latest video and distribution hardware and related sessions.
Visit aesshow.com to register for the AES New York 2019 International Pro Audio Convention and reserve your housing with AES partner hotels or to find out more about AES membership and benefits.
— Annual scholarship and grant offerings encourage talented students to pursue a career in audio engineering —
Dedicated to encouraging the entry of talented students into the profession of audio engineering, the AES Educational Foundation announced that it is now accepting applications for the annual AESEF Graduate Studies Grants and Mary Lea Simpson Memorial Scholarship. Offering multiple opportunities for applicants to receive financial backing during their studies, the AESEF continues its mission to promote audio education for aspiring audio engineers. Included in the grant offerings are scholarships honoring Larry Estrin, Ilpo Martikainen, Tom Kite and Bruce Swedien, as well as grant awards in memory of John Eargle and Emil Torick, all valuable industry contributors. Since its establishment in 1984, the Foundation has awarded grants for graduate studies to hundreds of exceptional applicants, many of whom have gone on to prominent and successful careers in the audio engineering industry.
The Mary Lea Simpson Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship of full tuition for final year of studies, is being offered to an undergraduate student entering senior year at a North American college or university Audio Engineering/Recording Arts Program. The scholarship honors Mary Lea Simpson, who was a graduate of the Audio Production Program at New England Institute of Art when she died suddenly in 2013 in a tragic building collapse. Deadline for applications is June 1.
Graduate Studies Scholarships: Grants, including the named Scholarships, are awarded annually for exemplary students dedicated to the art and science of audio engineering. The AESEF Scholarship Committee selects the recipients of the memorial scholarships based on which student best meets the specification for each named scholarship. Application deadlines for AESEF grants is May 15. Current grants include:
The John Eargle Award
This award honors AES Past-President and Fellow, John Eargle, who authored several seminal textbooks on audio, as well as engineering more than 250 CD releases, and was posthumously awarded a Technical GRAMMY Award in 2008. This scholarship is given annually to a student who excels in both technology and music.
Larry Estrin AESEF Scholarship Fund This granthonors the legacy of Laurence H. “Larry” Estrin, a respected pro audio industry innovator who introduced numerous engineering advancements in wireless RF technology, broadcast production and live sound. This grant is offered to students with a demonstrated commitment to audio engineering in the broadcast Industry.
Genelec Dr. Ilpo Martikainen Audio Visionary Scholarship
Coinciding with its 40th anniversary in 2018, Genelec announced the creation of a scholarship honoring its innovative and entrepreneurial founder. The Genelec Dr. Ilpo Martikainen Audio Visionary Scholarship is offered annually to U.S. graduate students in the field of audio engineering who are members of the Audio Engineering Society and have a passion for advancing audio through innovation and technology development.
Advancing Audio – The Tom Kite Scholarship This scholarship honors Kite’s legacy of dedication to engineering excellence in audio and audio measurement, as well as his achievements within the AES and as Vice President of Engineering of Audio Precision, the scholarship’s sponsor. The scholarship is offered to students who have a passion for advancing audio through innovation and technology development.
Bruce Swedien Scholarship Fund This fund was established as a way to say “thank you” for Swedien’s many celebrated contributions to the industry and to help aid young recording engineers who believe in putting the “Music First!”, as is his mantra.
The Emil Torick Award This scholarship honors the former long term AES Foundation President and founding member, awarded annually to an outstanding student with exceptional career goals. Torick held 16 patents and authored more than 60 technical publications He served on the National Radio Systems Committee and was a member of the U.S. delegation to the International Radio Consultative Committee in Geneva.
— Four days of innovative presentations and events providing insights into the full range of professional audio topics and technologies filled the Audio Engineering Society’s first Dublin convention —
The Audio Engineering Society’s 146th International Pro Audio Convention in Dublin, Ireland drew to a close on March 23, wrapping up four days of audio science and education that drew attendees from 47 countries to Europe’s premier annual professional audio event. “It was a pleasure to bring the AES convention to Dublin for the very first time,” commented Convention Co-Chair and Dublin resident Enda Bates, “and an excellent way to kick off the formation of the new AES Ireland regional section in style. It was also great to see a more diverse range of presenters and topics, something which was specifically highlighted by many attendees as a welcome development.”
The Convention content was packed with options, notes Co-Chair Ben Kok, with 200 individual Workshops, Tutorials, Paper and Poster presentations and Special Events held in parallel across the four days of AES Dublin in seven auditoriums in the Dublin Convention Centre. Hosting top minds in audio from around the world, this year’s convention featured the AES Heyser Memorial lecture “Learning to Listen” by industry innovator and digital reverb pioneer David Griesinger and the keynote address – arranged by AES Dublin’s third co-chair, Mariana Lopez – “Inclusive Sonic Interactions” presented by Aalborg University Copenhagen Professor Stefania Serafin.
“For topics like cathedral acoustics and spatial electroacoustic music and education, there was a link between the technical program, off-site and special events,” Kok elaborates, “Overall, immersive/3D sound and spatial audio had a strong presence at the convention, covering both sonic capture as well as reproduction through loudspeakers or headphones.”
Playing a key role in the Convention’s immersive content, Co-Chair Lopez was actively involved in the program including having the “true honor” of chairing the panel “The Present and Future of Audio for Film and Television,” which brought together industry notables Howard Bargroff, Anna Bertmark, Emma Butt and Fiona Cruickshank.
The immersive audio emphasis was continued into AES Dublin’s innovative hands-on sessions, part of the Convention’s dedicated student programing including the bustling Education and Career fair and the student recording and design competitions. Student attendance was typically strong for AES Dublin, a harbinger of future Society leadership as evidenced by former Student Members who attended AES Dublin as professional Members and participated in paper presentations and workshops, along with AES Dublin planning.
The theme of diversity and inclusion was brought to the forefront of the Convention with Co-Chair Lopez’s AES Dublin Opening Ceremonies challenge for support and participation of the Society’s initiatives, and in the AES Diversity & Inclusion Committee’s Town Hall dialog, which she moderated. Questions about how the Society moves forward towards equality, noted Lopez, “are ultimately about who we are, and who we hope to be.”
As AES Dublin concluded, the site selection of Vienna, Austria, was announced for AES Europe in 2020 (May 25 – 28). Next on the AES Convention calendar is the upcoming AES New York International Pro Audio Convention (October 16 – 19, 2019).
Research Papers and Engineering Briefs presented at AES Dublin are available in the AES E-Library (a free benefit for AES members).
- Awards given for outstanding achievement in audio engineering, research and contributions to the Audio Engineering Society -
Exemplifying the best in audio engineering techniques and technologies, along with contributions to the Audio Engineering Society’s mission, the AES Dublin Convention Opening Ceremony proceedings included the presentation of a distinguished slate of awards. Presented by AES Awards Committee Chair Alex Case and AES President Nadja Wallaszkovits, the awards highlight outstanding achievements and contributions in audio engineering application, technology and to the Society, including the Board of Governors Award, Fellowship Award and Silver Medal award. Additional awards, presented by the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society Editor-in-Chief Bozena Kostek and Convention Papers Co-Chairs Roisin Loughran and Jamie A S Angus-Whiteoak, were given for the Best Paper, Best Peer-Reviewed Paper and Best Student Technical Paper presented during the convention.
The AES Board of Governors Award is given for outstanding contributions to the Audio Engineering Society. This year’s recipients, for Chairing recent AES Conventions and Conferences, include Paul Gallo (2 awards), Toru Kamekawa, John Krivit, Valerie Tyler, Christian Uhle and Yuko Watanabe.
AES Fellowship Awards were presented for contributions to the advancement in or dissemination of knowledge of audio engineering or in the promotion of its application in practice. This year’s recipients are Joel Brito, for advancing the audio industry in Brazil and Latin America through decades of broad contributions to the Society, and John Dawson, in recognition of his outstanding audio hardware design achievements and contributions to the AES over many years.
The prestigious AES Silver Medal was presented to AES Fellow Jamie A. S. Angus-Whiteoakfor a lifetime of important contributions to audio engineering and instruction, and for outstanding achievement in the field of audio engineering.
The recipients of awards for the top research papers presented at AES Dublin were:
Best Paper Award co-winners - Ramona Bomhardt, Isabel C. Patino Mejia, Andreas Zell, and Janina Fels for their paper “Required Measurement Accuracy of Head Dimensions for Modeling the Interaural Time Difference”.
Best Paper Award co-winners - Lode Vuegen, Peter Karsmakers, Bart Vanrumste, and Hugo Van Hamme for their paper “Acoustic Event Classification Using Low-Resolution Multi-Label Non-Negative Matrix Deconvolution”.
Best Peer-Reviewed Paper winners - Matteo Torcoli, Alex Freke-Morin, Jouni Poulus, Christian Simon, and Ben Shirley for their paper “Background Ducking to Produce Esthetically Pleasing Audio for TV with Clear Speech”.
Best Student Technical Paper winner- Shelley Ann McCarthy Buckingham Coauthor and co-author Malachy Ronan for the paper “Factors Contributing to Gender Imbalance in the Audio Industry”.
The 2019 AES International Conference on Immersive and Interactive Audio will take place in York, UK, March 27 - 29, exploring audio technologies that promote audio personalisation and heightened levels of immersion, including new developments in human-computer interaction, head and body motion tracking, artificial intelligence, and more.
Research Papers and Posters being presented at this sold out conference are available online in the AES E-Library:
— Final day for Advance Registration pricing for AES 146th International Pro Audio Convention —
Today is the final day to save up to 20% on All Access and Product Showcase badges for Europe’s premier professional audio event of the year, the AES Dublin International Pro Audio Convention. Attendees can save money and valuable time onsite in Dublin with online Advance Registration pricing on Product Showcase admission to the three-day Professional Sound Expo presentations, exhibitor displays and Convention Special Events. An upgrade to All Access registration adds the full four days of comprehensive Technical Program events.
“If it’s about audio, it’s at AES!” The complete schedule of events, presenter list, travel information and registration are all available at aeseurope.com.
Online registration ends when March 19 begins (GMT)
About AES Dublin
Dublin is the 2019 destination for Europe’s preeminent professional audio education and networking event – the 146th International Audio Engineering Society Convention, March 20 – 23 at the Dublin Convention Centre. Covering all things audio, including Studio Recording, Live Sound, Networked Audio, Broadcast & Streaming, Music Production, Post-Production, Game Audio, Spatial Sound, Audio for AR/VR/XR and Product Development, the AES Dublin Convention will offer attendees exclusive opportunities and interactions with the top names in audio engineering and technology. At AES Dublin, professional engineers, researchers, educators, students and audio enthusiasts can “Listen, Learn and Connect” to take their audio engineering knowledge to the next level. Registration is open now at aeseurope.com.
— Ranging from Keynote and Heyser lectures, to behind-the-scenes tours of area audio facilities, AES Dublin offers attendees access to exclusive convention presentations and events —
AES Dublin will be filled with the best in professional audio, from the convention’s main presentation hall to backstage insights into historic facilities in the Dublin area. Open to all badge holders, the AES Dublin Special Events series runs throughout the convention, kicking off with the Opening Ceremonies featuring AES Awards presentation and the Keynote address by sonic interactive design researcher Stefania Serafin. Further events include the AES Diversity and Inclusion Committee’s Town Hall panel and party, a Spatial Electroacoustic Music Concert featuring an octophonic loudspeaker array, the Heyser Lecture given by digital reverb pioneer David Griesinger, and for student member attendees, a student mixer.
Also intriguing for attendees are the AES Dublin off-site Technical Tours, taking place on Thursday and Friday of the show. Open to a limited number ticketholders, tours will include behind-the-scenes visits to the national theatre of Ireland – the Abbey Theatre, the 18th-century Chapel at Trinity College Dublin, including a talk on “Church Acoustics and Sonic Heritage”, and a visit to Dublin’s famed Windmill Lane Studios. Technical Tours are made available on a first come, first served basis to anyone with an All Access badge. Tickets can be purchased during normal registration hours at the convention center.
For further information on AES Dublin Special Events and Tech Tours, as well as the comprehensive AES Dublin Technical Program’s four days of intensive audio engineering presentations, listening experiences and social events, visit aeseurope.com. Advance Registration pricing offering significant savings is available through March 18.
— The 146th Audio Engineering Society International Convention’s slate of Papers, E-Briefs and Poster sessions reveal latest advances in audio research and science —
Tomorrow’s audio products can be previewed today at the AES Dublin International Pro Audio Convention. Promising to “Excite Your Ears,” the Convention will illuminate the audio research that will define future products and practices. The Papers, Engineering Brief and Poster sessions form the core of this year’s Technical Program, taking place March 20 – 23 at the Convention Centre in Dublin, Ireland.
Papers sessions will be broken down into topical categories, each featuring a themed set of presentations in areas of study such as Loudspeakers, Game Audio, Hearing and Perception, Machine Learning and more. Additional Poster sessions will further expound upon these and similar topics, in a two-hour open-format display-type setting taking place each day of the Convention. “New technologies and techniques that are brought to light at AES Conventions often pave the way for audio product and production innovations in the near future,” stated Jamie Angus-Whiteoak, AES Dublin Papers Co-chair. “The papers presented at AES Dublin will unveil the cutting-edge research across a range of audio fields of study such as machine learning, and acoustic simulation and practice, through to novel production methods, and game audio.”
Featured papers being presented at AES Dublin include titles such as “Background Ducking to Produce Esthetically Pleasing Audio for TV with Clear Speech”, “Audio Inpainting of Music by Means of Neural Networks”, “Segmentation of Listeners Based on Their Preferred Headphone Sound Quality Profiles” and “Quantitative Analysis of Streaming Protocols for Enabling Internet of Things (IoT) Audio Hardware.”
Engineering Briefs present the results of practical, experiment-driven research into cutting-edge topics. Featured topics are Spatial Audio and Acoustics, Microphones and Circuits, Loudspeaker and Assistive Technologies, and Production and Simulation. Additional E-Brief Poster Sessions will also bring to life further areas of study and implementation of professional audio technologies in practice.
Advance Registration pricing and options are available until March 18 on AES Dublin All Access badges, which offer attendees the most complete AES Convention experience. For more information about the AES Dublin Convention visit aeseurope.com.
AES Dublin Papers and EBriefs preprints are available now in the AES E-Library at aes.org/e-lib.