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AES Convention Offers Expanded Broadcast, Streaming Media Sessions

AES 133rd Convention Broadcast/Streaming Chair David Bialik

AES Convention Offers Expanded Broadcast, Streaming Media Sessions The Audio Engineering Society has announced Broadcast and Streaming Media Sessions for the 133rd AES Convention, which takes place October 26 to 29, 2012, in San Francisco at the Moscone Convention Center.

“Back for his 26th consecutive turn as Broadcast/Streaming Chair, David Bialik [pictured] consistently develops meaningful sessions which literally pack the halls,” says Committee Co-Chair, Jim McTigue. “We count on David to deliver high-level, entertaining and informative presentations that keep attendees coming back year after year.”

“Our goal is to provide meaningful information in the most accessible format,” Bialik says. “We make a special effort to develop mini-tracks focused on topic-related issues. For example, attendees will find groupings of events on Troubleshooting, and Audio for TV, Radio and Streaming, which are virtually crash courses on these issues. And we stress the point that these events are discussions of technologies and techniques—not sales presentations. The AES Convention continues to serve as an essential destination for the serious audio professional.”

Broadcast and Streaming Media Sessions include What Happens to Your Production When Played Back On Diverse Media? (Chair, David Bialik, CBS; Frank Foti, Omnia; Greg Ogonowski, Orban; Karlheinz Brandenburg, Fraunhofer; Steve Greenberg, S-Curve; Robert Orban, Orban; and George Massenburg, McGill University): Loudness and Metadata: Living With the Commercial Advertising Loudness Mitigation Act (Chair, Joel Spector, independent broadcast consultant; Andrew Mason, BBC; Robert Murch, Fox Television; Lon Neumann and Tim Carrol, Linear Acoustic; Jim Starzinsinki, NBC/Universal; Robert Seidel, CBS; and Robert Murch, Fox); Facility Design: A User’s Evaluation of Integral Acoustic Products and Materials (Chair, John Storyk); Stream Distribution: IP in the Mobile Environment (Moderator David Layer, NAB; Samuel Sousa, Triton Digital; Mike Daskalopoulos, Dolby; and other participants to be announced); Audio for Mobile Television (Dave Wilson, CEA; Jim Starzinsinki, NBC/Universal; Robert Murch, Fox Television; Geir Skaaden, DTS; and other participants to be announced); Broadcast Audio Networking Techniques (Dan Braverman, Radio Systems; Greg Shay, Telos Alliance; and Tag Borland, Logitek Ravena); and Sound Design: How Does That ‘Thing’ Go Bump in the Night? (Co-Moderators Sue Zizza and David Shinn of SueMedia Productions).

The Broadcast/Streaming Track includes Understanding Codecs (Chair, Barry Mishkind, Broadcasters Desktop Resource; Kirk Harnack, Telos; Chris Tobin, Musicam USA; JJ Johnston, consultant; and Jeff Riedmiller, Dolby); The Streaming Experience (Samuel Sousa, Triton Digital; participants to be announced); and Audio Encoding for Streaming (Samuel Sousa, Triton Digital; JT, Limelight; Casey Cambra, Dolby; Robert Reams, Streaming Appliances/DSP Concepts; with other participants and panel chair to be announced).

Additional Broadcast/Streaming Events include Working with HTML5 (Chair, Valerie Tyler; Greg Ogonowski, Orban; and other participants to be announced); Audio Processing Basics (JJ Johnston; Frank Foti, Omnia; Bob Orban, Orban; and other participants to be announced); Listener Fatigue (Chair, Dave Wilson; Craig Kasper, audiologist; Sean Olive, JBL; and Robert Reams, Streaming Appliances/DSP Concepts); Lip Sync Experiment (Chair, Jonathan Abrams, Nutmeg Post, with panel participants to be announced); Troubleshooting Software Issues (Chair, Jonathan Abrams, Nutmeg Post, with panel participants to be announced); Maintenance, Repair and Troubleshooting (Chair, Kirk Harnack; Bill Sacks and Kim Sacks, Optimod Refurbishing; and Bob Moore, Mooretronix); and “Poe A Life In Sound,” a live performance starring Phil Proctor of Firesign Theater, who is also a voice-over artist for Disney animated films; produced and directed by Sue Zizza of SueMedia with sound design by David Shinn.

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