The Audio Engineering Society brings audio engineering education and technology to the forefront in January with the announcement of Audio Science events taking place during the AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 2019. Being held concurrently with The NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, January 24 – 27, this series of AES@NAMM presentations offers practical audio technology knowledge and its scientific application in audio productions in the studio, on-air and streamed, on stage and beyond. Additionally, several presentations will be held in Mandarin and one presented in Spanish. These featured NAMM U Education Center sessions take place on the 4th floor of the Anaheim Hilton. Registration for AES@NAMM passes is independent of The NAMM Show badge registration – pre-registration discounts to attend both events are available.
On day one of the event, Thursday, January 24, the Audio Sciences series at AES@NAMM dives deep into key production topics ranging from editing and processing to amplification and sound reproduction methodologies. Recording and music production-related presentations include “Audio Source Separation and Spectral Editing – A Powerful & Creative Combo” with host and demonstrator Rick Silva, and “Creative ‘In The Box’ Mixing (Presented in Spanish: Mezcla Creativa ‘In The Box’)” with Juan de Dios Martin, both offering perspectives into how computer-based systems can algorithmically and creatively expand production possibilities. In the special panel presentation ”Dynamic EQ with Parametric Filters,” moderatorDuane Wise with Alan Meyerson & George Massenburg (via Skype) will use the Wholegrain Digital Systems Quartet DynPEQ to demonstrate that dynamics applied to parametric EQ bands is a powerful tool with many audio production applications. Further, room tuning and measurement is analyzed by Bruce Black in the session “The Ravages of Time: What Your Real-Time Analyzer Ignores.”
Audio Science live sound events take a look at topics such as taming extraneous loudspeaker coverage and achieving true stereo “spatiality” in two events hosted by Blair McNair. Presenter Skip Taylor will also host a session on Class-D audio amplifier design and circuitry workings in “Challenges and Options for Using GaN FETs in High-Performance Class-D Audio Amplifiers.” Along with sound reinforcement technologies and applications, the important topic of hearing health is addressed in “Striking the Balance Between On-Stage Performance and Hearing Protection” with presenters Scott Leslie and Melissa Heche.
The Audio Sciences program at AES@NAMM concludes on Sunday, January 27, with the first three sessions of the day being presented in Mandarin. These will cover a range of topical areas, offering “Condenser Microphones: An Anatomic Application Guide” with host Bing Lin, and “Portable Surround Sound Through HRTF” presented by Xiaowei Fan, as well as “Digital vs. Analog Level Control: A Discussion of Dynamic Range” led by Zhaoquan Fu.
The afternoon continues with a series of events covering additional core topics. Bruce Black returns to the stage with “Essential Elements for Creating High Performance Acoustical Spaces,” and Greg Riggs will review a number of acoustic and audio principles that serve as a technical foundation for any audio engineer’s skill set in “Audio 101: Practical Science and Applications for Aspiring Audio Engineers.” Audio Sciences events conclude with a revisit to the “Dynamic EQ With Parametric Filters” discussion with Duane Wise hosting panelists Wes Maebe & Tom Marks.
AES@NAMM Audio Sciences events are offered alongside an array of other opportunities to take your audio engineering to the next level, including Microphone Academy – Studio & Live events; the all new Digital Audio Networking Academy and Entertainment Wireless Academy; In-Ear Monitoring Academy; Control Room Academy; Main Stage – Studio and Main Stage – Live events; Sound System Measurement & Optimization presentations; Sound for Houses of Worship; and social events being held the first two nights of the show. Additionally, attendees are encouraged to attend the hands-on Line Array Loudspeaker System Academy and Live Mixing Console Academy available (separate registration required).
About AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio
While AES@NAMM attendees do not need a NAMM Show badge to participate in AES@NAMM or to access sessions onsite, our attendees, members and colleagues are invariably eager to also attend The NAMM Show. The Audio Engineering Society’s special arrangement with NAMM lets individuals obtain a separate NAMM Show Badge for the exclusive discounted price of only $25 through January 9, 2019. Visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/badges to register. Click “Register for an attendee badge” and enter promo code “AES@NAMM” at the top of the contact information page in your Attendee Profile.
AES@NAMM Access Passes do not include registration for The 2019 NAMM Showand vice versa; separate registration is required for each event.
To learn more about The NAMM Show and AES@NAMM sessions, please visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/events/education/aes and to register for AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio, go to AESatNAMM.com.