AES 57th International Conference

The Audio Engineering Society‘s 57th International Conference will take place in Hollywood, California from March 6th – 8th 2015.

The venue is the TCL Chinese 6 Theatre, with hotel accommodation at the nearby Roosevelt Hotel.

Featuring participation from industry partner SMPTE (Society of Motion and Television Engineers) and following on from the successful Sound for Picture program at the recent AES137 International Convention in LA, the 57th Conference will offer a direct focus on the future of audio entertainment technology in regards to cinema, television, online content and more.

The event will bring together a number of expert researchers, acousticians and engineers to address several current and future audio topics relevant to the above sectors.

Visitors will also get to see the results of a SMPTE report entitled B-Chain Frequency and Temporal Response Analysis of Theatres and Dubbing Stages in regards to current standards and practices regarding B-chain electroacoustic response and calibration. The paper was produced with the help of AES members and will serve as a foundation for further necessary advancements in Sound for Picture audio technology.

"This is the first international conference of its kind focused solely on audio applications, technology and research related to sound in cinema, television and multi-media," said AES past president and 57th Conference co-chair Dr. Sean Olive. "It’s exciting to be hosting this event in the entertainment capital of the world, where many audio-visual content creators, scientists and engineers live and are able to participate in this historic event."

Barbara Lange, SMPTE executive director, added: “SMPTE has been involved heavily in examining and exploring ways in which standards work can help to enhance the production, delivery and presentation of audio for moving images. We partnered with the AES at the AES137 International Convention to deliver compelling sessions addressing the future of audio engineering in both the cinema and television sectors. The Conference gives us another chance to work closely with the AES to offer industry members a fresh look at critical issues and advances in the realm of audio and visual entertainment technology.”