The AES Technical Council and workshops chair Alan Silverman have assembled a remarkably diverse program of 14 workshops, which will be led by of some of the world’s most respected engineers, designers, consultants and educators. AES executive director Roger Furness reports that, “Interest in these events is already running high.” The Convention, which has attracted over 400 exhibitors, and anticipates as many as 20,000 attendees, will be held at New York’s Jacob Javits Center, October 7–10, 2005.
Alan Silverman, a multiple Grammy-nominated engineer with credits such as Norah Jones, Chaka Khan and Cheap Trick, The Kinks and Bebo Valdes, selected workshop subjects designed to provide attendees with useful, real-world techniques and applications. To counterbalance this program, he included a variety of forward-looking topics. Workshops dates, times and focus are located below.
“Like all our volunteer committee chairs, Alan Silverman has devoted an enormous amount of his time to this year’s AES Convention program,” said convention chair Jim Anderson. “The workshops he has developed reflect this combination of knowledge and dedication, and we greatly appreciate his effort.”
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Friday, October 7
9 a.m. “Surround Sound: A Chance For Enhanced Creativity.” Led by Martha de Francisco of McGill University, this workshop will kick off the convention with studio panelists George Massenburg, Bob Ludwig, Richard King and Everett Porter.
3:30 p.m.: “Pre-Fab Acoustics for the Audio Production Environment.” John Storyk of Walters-Storyk Design Group has assembled an expert panel to discuss new developments and affordable innovations in this critical area of studio design. Panelists include Peter D’Antonio, (RPG Diffuser Systems), Chris Bowman, CHBO Construction, Jeff Szymanski (Auralex Acoustics) and Russ Berger (Russ Berger Design Group).
Saturday, October 8
2 p.m.: “Audio Networking Applications and Requirements,” led by Kevin Gross Cirrus Logic.
4:30 p.m.: “Hearing Meaning in Machine Listening,” led by Dan Ellis of Columbia University.
Sunday, October 9
2 p.m.: “Performance Issues in Digital Audio,” led by Dan Lavry of Lavry Engineering.
4:30 p.m.: “Beyond Clicks, Pops and Hiss”: New strategies for high-fidelity restoration, led by Jamie Howarth of Plangent Processes.
Monday, October 10
2:30 p.m.: Mixing With In-Ear Monitors: The Why’s, the How’s and How Much Is Too Much?” Bob Schulein RBS Consultants, Michael Santucci, Sensaphonics and Rachel Cruz of the House Ear Institute discuss maintaining happy and healthy ears, an issue of paramount concern to audio pros.
3:00 p.m.: “Academia Meets the Industry: The Future of Audio and Music Research.” Dr. John Strawn, co-founder of Yamaha Music Technologies USA and chairman of the 117th AES Convention will lead a discussion focused on the collaboration between the academic and real-world music communities.
Additional 119th AES Convention Workshops include “Switching Amplifiers for High-resolution Audio,” “What’s Shakin’ You: Auditory-Haptic Interaction, “Subjective Testing for Automotive Sound Systems,” “Measuring Room Acoustics: An Overview of Techniques” and “Relevance Synchronization Between Audio and Video.”