— Plans are underway for a virtualization of the Convention Technical Program —
New York, NY, March 30, 2020 — With the health and safety of our attendees, membership, exhibitors, and staff being of utmost concern during the global COVID-19 pandemic, and following weeks of discussions with the host Austria Center Vienna, the Audio Engineering Society has officially canceled the live, in-person components of the AES Vienna 2020 Convention scheduled for May.
AES leadership, the Convention organizing committee and headquarters staff members are working diligently to organize the logistics of a virtualization of the Convention technical program into an engaging, compelling, educational and productive online experience.
Details on the virtual Convention, which are being developed to include video presentations of Papers, Workshops, Tutorials, Tech Tours and other technical program content along with live- and forum-based dialog with presenters, will be shared as they become available. We appreciate your patience and understanding as the myriad of options and details are finalized.
The annual SVG Summit this week continued a trend of growing attendance, as broadcast sports undergoes an inflective round of changes, from 4K to immersive audio, and the term broadcast itself hints of incipient antiquity as streaming becomes the basis for a growing percentage of content distribution. More
— Technical Presentations, Career Development, Expert Presenters and Hands-On Training Come together for four days of events during AES Academy at The NAMM Show 2020 in Anaheim, CA — New York, NY, December 4, 2019 — The upcoming AES Academy 2020 at the NAMM Show, taking place January 16 – 19, in Anaheim, CA, offers […] More
In a couple of weeks, DTV Audio Group Forum will be hosting a session titled “Audio for a New Television Landscape” at AES New York 2019 on Oct. 17 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Executives from numerous organizations will take part in this discussion to provide insights and opinions on the topic. More
This question was asked on Quara, and answered by Laurence Shanet, Director of TV, Films, Commercials, on Quora. https://www.quora.com/Why-do-so-many-current-TV-shows-have-background-music-so-loud-it-drowns-out-the-dialogue More
Five years ago, when Fox Sports announced that its golf coverage was going to put a microphone in the cup on each hole, many wondered if it was an innovation worthy a second year. Five years later, it is an example of a technical innovation whose evolution has proved its worth and also overcome a […] More
2018 will be looked back on as a pivotal year: IP production techniques and technology became more firmly and deeply embedded in broadcast audio, and immersive sound moved from novelty to reality. More
When it comes to audio, 2017 was an eventful year. For starters, it saw the end of the largest reallocation of RF spectrum yet, as the 600 MHz range, already made denser by an earlier eviction of wireless microphones from the 700 MHz bands, was summarily overtaken by wireless-mobile interests. Stage 4 of the FCC’s […] More
Operating as AIMS, the Joint Organization Can Support IP Interoperability Standards Across a Larger Cross Section of the Media and Entertainment Industry BOTHELL, Wash. — Dec. 14, 2017 — The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today announced that it is merging with the Media Networking Alliance (MNA) to form a single trade association for […] More
By Steve Harvey The Federal Communications Commission published its Order on Reconsideration and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on July 14, 2017, revising and clarifying technical and operational considerations for wireless microphones in response to petitions from Audio-Technica, Sennheiser, Lectrosonics, and Shure. The revisions come in the wake of the FCC’s Incentive Auction, in which […] More
The inaugural Advanced Audio Symposium, presented by the DTV Audio Group and SVG and held in Detroit, Michigan, on July 13, 2017, was a resounding success, attracting attendees and presenters from across North America and Europe. The one-day event presented an opportunity for sports mixers, sound designers, and production engineers to familiarize themselves with emerging […] More
TVNewsCheck.com reports that by now, most broadcasters should be quite familiar with the FCC’s 10 phases for repacking television spectrum. Karl Voss, chief engineer of KAET Phoenix, says they better get up to speed fast on what he calls “Phase Zero” — any channel in 600 MHz or above that is not protected. Many TV […] More