AES 2015: Technical programme details revealed

The upcoming 139th International AES Convention has revealed more information regarding its Technical Programme, including papers, tutorials, workshops and more.

The AES139 Convention will offer a diverse range of events providing access to the latest technologies and techniques in the fields of recording and production, live sound, broadcast and streaming, mixing and mastering, audio for gaming, system integration and other leading topics.

AES139 will also offer three full days of pro-audio manufacturer exhibition, as well as free specialised presentations on the convention’s Live Sound Expo (LSE) and Project Studio Expo (PSE) stages.

Papers, tutorials, and workshop presentations in the AES Convention Technical Programme represent the latest scientific and in-the-field research of audio concepts and applications.

Paper topics this year include timely subjects ranging from Audio Education and Forensic Audio, to Cinema Sound, Sound Reinforcement, Spatial Audio and more.

Tutorial topics are slated to include ‘Interactive Music: Past, Present and Future’, ‘Main Microphone Techniques for 2.0 and 5.1’, ‘Listening Tests – Understanding the Basic Concepts’, and other in-depth topics of interest.

Additional topics in the Workshop series will include ‘Low Frequency Behaviour in Small High Accuracy Listening Environments’, ‘Perceptual Evaluation of High Resolution Audio’, ‘AES67 Interoperability Testing’, ‘Hot Topics in Intellectual Property’ and more over the convention’s four days.

Many facets of the AES139 Technical Programme are directly linked to the series of specialised, topical Tracks, which offer direction to related events and presentations in a specific audio field. This year’s Tracks, representing several of the major areas of focus for attendees, include Archiving and Restoration, Broadcast and Streaming Media, Game Audio, Live Sound, Networked Audio, Product Development, and Recording and Mastering.

AES139 also offers opportunities to network with peers on the convention floor, as well as through the offsite tech tours and other events around New York City, hosted by exhibitors and sponsors. Opening Ceremonies and other special events, including keynote speakers, the annual Heyser Lecture, and a large student and career development exhibition area further add to the community aspect of the convention.

“This year’s AES Convention programme is set to be one of the largest and most in-depth in recent years,” remarked AES139 convention co-chair and technical programme committee chair, Jim Anderson. “The committee has put together a very timely and important set of presentations for our return to New York City, with the hope of reaching every attendee on a level that inspires and enlightens them. Once again, our Convention will serve as the hub of professional audio ideas and innovations for the international community.”

AES 139 will take place on 29 October – 1 November, 2015 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Advanced registration pricing is still available, as well as free Exhibits-Plus badges.