David Scheirman Takes Office as President of the Audio Engineering Society

AES President David Scheirman

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 active member of the AES, where he’s served three terms on the Board of Governors, along with numerous roles and chair positions at AES conventions and within the AES committee system.

“David has played a leading role in the past year as Chair of the President’s strategic planning team,” said Alex Case, as he ends his own one-year presidential term. “David was instrumental in our development of new events and collaborations. With his broad and deep industry experience, he is uniquely prepared to lead these AES initiatives in the coming year.” Case will continue to serve on the AES Executive Committee as Past President, while also chairing the Membership and Nominations Committees.

Scheirman, an AES member since 1975, has been directly involved with PA rental companies, an installed system integrator, an electro-acoustical measurement laboratory, a computer-control system developer, a networking technology R&D firm and leading loudspeaker system manufacturers, with previous recent experience notably including his work with HARMAN Professional and JBL. Currently, he holds the position of Director, Global Concert & Rental Business at Bose Professional.

Past AES duties include three terms on the AES Board of Governors; Past Chair, AES Pacific NW section; Executive Committee, Los Angeles Section; Facilities Chair, 137th and 139th Conventions; Session Chair, AES International Conference on Sound Reinforcement; and Co-Chair, AES international Conference on Computer Controlled Sound Systems. Further, Scheirman is a member of the AES Standards Committee’s Standards Task Force, and has served on or chaired additional AES committees, including Executive Committee, Board of Governors, Conference Policy, Convention Policy, Laws & Resolutions, Membership, Nominations, Regions & Sections, 143rd Convention and AES@NAMM. His professional development background includes executive education programs with California Institute of Technology (Accelerating Product Development), Stanford University (Market Strategy for Technology-Based Companies), M.I.T. (Managing Complex Product Development Processes), and University of Washington (Finance for Non-Financial Managers).

“I’m honored to have been elected President of the AES by our membership,” said Scheirman, “and the timing takes place as our Society moves forward with so many promising initiatives like our collaborative events and our membership growth activities in China and elsewhere across the globe. Equally promising is our ongoing investment in the future through service to our growing student membership, and, as evidenced by our creation of the new Diversity and Inclusion committee, in proactively promoting opportunity both within the AES and the audio industry at large. I look forward to helping facilitate further progress.”

Read David Scheirman’s AES Presidents Message here and learn more about how you can be a part of the AES at aes.org.

Source: AES News

AES to Host Membership Drive at LDI Show November 17-19

The Audio Engineering Society continues its mission of educating and connecting the professional audio industry this week as it hosts an AES Membership Drive at the Live Design International (LDI) show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, November 17 – 19. AES Members can register for a free badge to attend the LDI show (details below) and all attendees are invited to visit the AES booth (#3042, C3 platform in the Audio Pavilion) to join or renew their membership, meet and greet with AES President David Scheirman and Leslie Gaston-Bird, Vice President, Western Region (US and Canada), as well as other attendees. Attendees who join or renew their AES membership at the show will receive an AES logoed t-shirt or cap for doing so. Members can take advantage of the Society’s "Refer A Friend" Program, which offers the valuable incentive of AES online store credits – which can be used for any online purchase, including event registrations and membership discounts – when they bring in new members using their name or AES membership number.

Additionally, the AES will kick-off the event with a meet-and-greet for AES members and all interested audio professionals at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) campus recording studio (Building H Room H127) at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, N. Las Vegas 89030 on Thursday, November 16 from 6:30 – 8:30.

“Join the AES membership drive at the LDI Show and share your latest AES experiences or find out more about becoming a member,” said Gaston-Bird. ”The AES provides a great industry platform for networking, hosting workshops, and welcoming new students to the industry and we look to further share our presence with the active Las Vegas professional audio community.

“I hope that you can visit us at the show as well as at the meet-and-greet at the recording studios on the campus of the College of Southern Nevada. I’ll be there and I’d love to see you and learn more from you about the audio community in Las Vegas”.

To register for LDI, AES members can visit: https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/AttendeeRegLoginServlet?evt_uid=821 and use code LDIDM3.

Source: AES News

The Latest AES Journal is Now Online

The most recent AES Journal is now online with the latest news, call for contributions, events and updates, and research papers. This edition includes the Open Access paper – "A High Resolution and Full-Spherical Head-Related Transfer Function Database for Different Head-Above-Torso Orientations"
 
Other Features Include:
 
2018 Spatial Reproduction Conference, Call for Contributions, Tokyo

2018 Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality Conference, Call for Contributions, Redmond

Sound Reinforcement Conference Report, Struer

AES@NAMM Preview, Anaheim

Audio forensics bene ts greatly from the research reported at a recent conference, and work continues on improving the reliability and ease of use of ENF data gathering and analysis. There’s also considerable effort going in to the authentication of recordings made on mobile devices such as iOS systems. A novel approach to recording authentication was reported based on reverberation analysis.

2018 Audio Archiving, Preservation, and Restoration Conference, Call for Contributions, Culpeper
 
Review of Society’s Sustaining Members
 
New Officers 2017/2018
 
…and much more!
 
 

 

View the AES Journal now at http://www.aes.org/journal/ 

 

Source: AES News

AES New York 2017 Attendees Experience Maximum Audio in the Big Apple

– Hundreds of tech sessions and exhibitors provided myriad opportunity for throngs of attendees to Listen, Learn and Connect –
 
Declared a rousing success by attendees, exhibitors, presenters and sponsors alike, the AES New York 2017 Convention once again hosted the year’s largest annual contingent of pro audio professionals, students, and enthusiasts at the Jacob Javits Center, October 18 – 21. Convention co-chairs Agnieszka Roginska and Paul Gallo, along with numerous convention organizers and volunteers, provided the programming and events spanning the four days of audio presentations, discussion panels, and three-day gear exhibition. Additionally, co-location at the Javits Center with the NAB New York show created an additional edge, bringing in an even more diverse attendee base to the premier professional audio education and networking event of the year.
 
Total registration for the 143rd International Convention eclipsed that of last year’s Los Angeles Convention. With 15,590 registrants, AES New York 2017 registrations were 24% higher than final registration for AES LA 2016 (where 12,540 registrations were tallied, including those for the parallel AVAR Conference).  The quality of the technical program in New York drew over 40% more All Access attendees than in Los Angeles last year, setting a new milestone.
 
“I’ve never been so proud of our team and of an AES Convention as I am after the amazingly successful AES New York 2017,” said AES Executive Director Bob Moses. “Words don’t come close to conveying the admiration I have for every member of the Convention committee and every member of the AES staff and our volunteers. Attendees and the Convention exhibitors and sponsors offered unsolicited praise for the entire convention experience, from the technical program to the exhibition hall. Our co-location experience with The NAB Show New York proved that working with collaborative partners can be mutually beneficial and still allow each organization to retain its unique and independent identity.”
 
With the theme of Maximum Audio, AES New York brought a diverse array of special events and prominent industry names and technologies into the spotlight. In addition to the opening Diversity Town Hall meeting and Keynote Speech by Prof. Edgar Choueiri, the Heyser Lecture given by renowned, award-winning engineer and producer Leslie Ann Jones, and numerous other featured events, AES New York offered well over 200 technology presentations including 700 presenters and a half-dozen offsite Tech Tours, as well as 260-plus brands exhibiting the latest gear and services on the AES Exhibition floor. Further exhibition floor events featured the return of the Project Studio Expo and Live Sound Expo, as well as the addition of the new Broadway Sound Expo, Broadcast Audio Expo, Software@AES presentations, and three days of AES Mix with the Masters workshops.
 
AES New York Convention research papers and E-briefs can be found online in the AES E-Library, and recordings of the convention presentations and proceedings will soon be online as part of the AES Live: Videos collection. Full E-Library access is a benefit enjoyed by all AES members. Additional photos and convention news will be posted to the aesshow.com site, as well as other AES social media channels.
 
“At the close of the exhibition on Friday,” added Moses, “the hall was still packed when the lights were dimmed. Attendance in the technical program sessions continued unabated on the final day of the Convention, which included another first: the Immersive Audio Super Saturday event, offering binaural and 9.1 experiences throughout the day. As we continue to develop content that spans all of the audio disciplines, and offers pioneering insights into emerging technologies, we hope that you will join us, as a member and as an attendee, at our events throughout the coming year.”
 

Next up, the Audio Engineering Society returns to the west coast for the AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium, Live and Studio, to be held in NAMM’s education campus, adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center, during The 2018 NAMM Show, which runs January 25 – 28, 2018 (aesatnamm.com). This first-of-its-kind education and training event is a collaboration with NAMM, bringing AES expertise to AES@NAMM attendees while offering registrants access to the NAMM exhibition. The AES celebrates its 70th Anniversary as the Society returns to the Javits Center in New York for AES New York 2018, the 145th AES International Convention, taking place October 17 – 20, 2018, co-located once again with The NAB Show New York. Visit aes.org/events for AES event updates throughout the year. 

Source: AES News

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

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 participation by an audio archivist from an emerging nation in the 2018 AES International Conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation and Restoration. The conference will take place June 28 to 30, 2018, at the United States Library of Congress’ National Audio Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC) in Culpeper, Virginia, USA.
 
“This event presents a remarkable opportunity to bring researchers and practitioners together for three days to discuss critical preservation issues and to focus on strategies that will support and encourage collaboration and interoperability between industry and the preservation, restoration and archiving communities,” said Conference Chair John Krivit. “To serve the mission of UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, we want to make it possible for a deserving audio archivist to gain knowledge they can bring home to aid the preservation of the audio artifacts of a language and culture.”
 
With a theme of “Discover, Remember and Share,” UNESCO’s (United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization) World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is a commemoration of the adoption, in 1980 by the 21st General Conference, of the Recommendation for the Safeguarding and Preservation of Moving Images. The vision for the event also encapsulates the motivation behind AES’s technical Conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation and Restoration. “Audiovisual archives tell us stories about people’s lives and cultures from all over the world,” states the event website. “They represent a priceless heritage which is an affirmation of our collective memory and a valuable source of knowledge since they reflect the cultural, social and linguistic diversity of our communities. They help us grow and comprehend the world we all share. Conserving this heritage and ensuring it remains accessible to the public and future generations is a vital goal for all memory institutions as well as the public at large.”
 
Topics for the AES’s Conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation and Restoration will include object-based preservation & material science, handling and storage of audio carriers, new developments in material research, preservation by digitization, mechanical vs. optical transfer, restoration of obsolete disc formats, preservation issues for emerging high-end audio formats, preserving legacy professional formats (including multitrack tapes and obsolete digital formats), storage and access technology, current status and future development of digital archives, metadata, aesthetic considerations in digital restoration of historical audio, public/private collaboration for preservation and access, and considerations for archiving in preserving commercial audio. The conference program will include a tour of the NAVCC.
 
For more information about the 2018 AES Conference on Audio Archiving, Conservation and Restoration, and the call for contributions, visit http://www.aes.org/conferences/2018/archiving/. Guidelines for applying for the scholarship will be posted at that site on November 1, 2017.
 

For more information on UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, visit https://en.unesco.org/wdah2017 

Source: AES News

Interesting article about musicians making money vs selling out

You don’t here much about musicians “selling out” anymore and thats probably just a reality of the business there days. What once was called “selling out” is just what artists need to do these days to make a living.

More.

Music may help patients with Alzheimer’s disease

From the article.

Music listening therapy may relieve stress, reduce anxiety, and lessen agitation in people with Alzheimer’s disease. Furthermore, music could boost mood, stimulate positive interactions, facilitate cognitive function, and help coordinate motor movements.

That all sounds about right to me.