“A Career in Audio”: Heyser Lecture by Dr. Gilbert Soulodre at AES 2022

With just a week to go, as excitement for the AES New York 2022 Convention ramps up the Audio Engineering Society has announced that this year’s Heyser Lecture will be given by AES Fellow Dr. Gilbert Soulodre on Thursday, October 20, at 6:00pm.

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Heyser Lecture – The Twists and Turns of a Career in Audio” will take an inspiring look at Soulodre’s winding path of converging audio opportunities and breakthrough moments that have helped his career and contributions to the collective audio community.

“Audio engineering is truly a multi-disciplinary field that combines aspects of room acoustics, psychoacoustics, spatial perception, analog and digital signal processing, mathematics, electromagnetics, computer modeling, psychology, musicality and artistry,” shares Dr. Soulodre. “Working in audio allows you to try your hand in completely different areas while still moving toward the same goal. For me, the AES has always served as the primary crossroads between these various fields and is the unique place where diverse viewpoints from all disciplines can come together.”

“In this talk, I will discuss some of the research and product development work that I have done over the years, including a look at subjective listening test methods, spatial perception and immersion, loudness perception and metering, and sound source separation. During the unexpected winding path that my career has taken, I have had the great privilege of meeting and working with some of the ‘big names’ in the world of audio and acoustics. I will share anecdotes about some of these encounters and how they influenced my path forward, including a notable encounter with Richard Heyser early on in my career.”

Established in 1999 by the AES Technical Council and the Board of Governors, in conjunction with the Richard Heyser Scholarship fund, the Heyser Lecture series, featured at each AES Convention, brings eminent individuals in audio engineering and related fields to speak on a relevant topic of choice.

The Heyser Lecture is part of the AES New York 2022 Convention Special Event Series open to all registered Exhibits+ and All Access attendees.

The AES in-person Convention returns on October 19–20, with additional trining opportunities on October 18 and Tech Tours and Networking events on October 21. Then, on October 26–27, an online event will bring its own separately curated program of workshops and papers to a world-wide audience.

The Convention Schedule-at-a-Glance, full Tech Program listings and registration options are available at AESShow.com.