AES L.A. Section Next Meet to Focus on All-Digital Consoles

The AES LA Section's August 26 Meeting will focus on the genesis and evolution of the heart of each all-digital assignable console: the digital processing core that runs the application-specific al 8/14/2003 8:00 AM Eastern

The AES L.A. Section's August 26 meeting will focus on the genesisand evolution of the heart of the all-digital assignable consoles: thedigital processing core that runs the application-specific algorithmsand control software to provide the myriad mixing, processing andsignal-manipulation functions that define a full-feature recording,broadcast or post-production mixer.

Martin Kloiber, VP of technology at Euphonix, will provide atechnical overview of the key parameters involved in digital consoledesigns, and determine the key operational functions that we can expectfrom large-format offerings. Co-presenter Conrad Cooke, Euphonix DSParchitect, will provide an in-depth overview of the technical nature ofSHARC DSP engines. The presentation will address: use of dedicated DSPengines in digital mixing consoles, with special reference to AnalogDevices' SHARC processor; a proprietary Open Communication Protocolbetween DSP engine and console surface; and development of a hybriddigital audio system comprising console surface, DSP engine andDAW.

Following the presentation will be a Q&A session. The meetingwill be held at the Sportsmen's Lodge, 12825 Ventura Blvd. at ColdwaterCanyon in Studio City. The social begins at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:00p.m. and the meeting to begin at 8:00 p.m. Dinner cost is $20 or $15 ifyou make a reservation at least 48 hours in advance with sectiontreasurer, Kahne L. Krause, at Kahne.L.Krause@disney.comor 818/754-4753.

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