Michael Silbergleid

Michael Silbergleid

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Blue Planet II edited on normal TV set to head off sound complaints

Producers of David Attenborough series say they checked sound quality after complaints about recent BBC shows The UK’s TheGuardian.com reports that the makers of Blue Planet II used a normal television while editing the soundtrack of the programme because of concerns that viewers would complain about the narration not being audible. The BBC team used a TV […]  More

How NAMM is improving sound levels on the 2018 show floor

The California show is stepping up to improve sound levels from booth to booth at the 2018 edition of the show PSNEurope.com reports that NAMM is taking extra steps this year to further improve sound control levels and enhance attendee and exhibitor experiences on the show floor. On its website, the NAMM organisers state: “We take […]  More

David Scheirman Takes Office as President of the Audio Engineering Society

New York, NY, November 14 2017 — The AES has announced that David Scheirman has taken office as the new President of the Audio Engineering Society. In continuing its role of promoting audio science and education, the AES welcomes Scheirman and his forty-plus years of experience and expertise in professional audio – and as a long-time […]  More

DTV Audio Group at SVG Summit

Audio Production and Distribution Workshop Digital, Mobile, and IP-Connected Audio 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 11, 2017   This year’s workshop continues to explore the impact of mobile consumption and IP-enabled production tools on audio creation workflows in live sports.  We will examine application of object audio for advanced surround and personalization in […]  More

Google unveils Resonance Audio, new spatial audio software development kit [video]

Google has released a new spatial audio software development kit (SDK) called Resonance Audio. The technology, based on Google’s VR Audio SDK, is designed to help bring sound into the 3D space for 360-degree video, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Resonance Audio will also work across both mobile and desktop platforms, is compatible […]  More

Could these old cassette tapes be my cash in the attic?

Tim Dowling of theguardian.com writes that About 20 years ago I wrote an article about the demise of the cassette tape. It was, I dimly recall, a fond farewell to the format, even though, at bottom, I didn’t care. I figured humanity would cope. Even then I only really listened to cassettes in our old car, […]  More

AES Celebrates UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, Friday, October 27, 2017, with Conference Scholarship

— Scholarship will fund the attendance of an audio archivist from an emerging nation at the 2018 AES International Conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation and Restoration — To celebrate UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (Friday, October 27, 2017), the Audio Engineering Society has established a scholarship to cover travel and registration costs to fund […]  More

Dolby Exec: Metadata Can Help Overcome Today’s TV Audio Challenges

MESalliance.org reports that metadata can be used to provide more consistent audio quality for video content amid the growing shift away from linear TV viewing on televisions to the viewing of TV content across many different mobile devices, according to Scott Norcross, senior manager-office of the CTO at Dolby Laboratories. Incorporating metadata into content provides […]  More

Fake-voice generator may bring actors’ voices back from the grave

The globeandmail.com reports that voices from beyond the grave might sound like an apt movie title at this time of year, but thanks to the work of Alexandre de Brébisson and his colleagues, it might well be the hook that gives their fledgling business a firm footing. In March, Mr. de Brébisson teamed with two other University […]  More