San Francisco, CA (October 21, 2010)–TC Electronic staffers will participate in three panels on loudness and 5.1 audio at this year’s AES Convention.
Thomas Lund, HD Development Manager, will opine on loudness during two panel discussions at AES 2010. The first of these will be “Loudness Metadata, Concerns for DTV,” taking place Friday, November 5 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. As part of this discussion, Lund will be offering his personal take on current and future audio standards and how they factor into conventional audio workflows. A related seminar that Lund will be participating in is “Keep Turning it Down! Developing an Exit Strategy for the Loudness Wars,” also on Friday, November 5 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Here, Lund will present his thoughts on the progress towards ending the loudness war and returning dynamic range to audio engineers. The workshop will focus on mastering techniques, gain normalization algorithms and standards to help attain loudness control.
“With loudness being a hot topic for professionals in all areas of the audio and broadcast industry, I’m happy to be a part of these panels to help bring this issue to light and give those working in the trenches some practical solutions,” says Lund. “The issue of loudness is something I’m dealing with in my professional life every day and is a topic I’m very passionate about.”
Lund received practical knowledge in the field of audio originally as a musician and recording engineer. He has been with TC Electronic for more than 15 years and in his current position as HD Development Manager, has been responsible for the development of audio equipment such as the TC System 6000 Audio Mastering System, DB8 Loudness Radar Meter and LM5 Loudness Radar Meter Plug-in, and Reverb 4000 Stereo Reverb. In addition, he has published an estimated 30 different scientific papers on the topics of loudness, distortion in digital audio and spatialization for such professional organizations as AES, NAB, SMPTE, EBU, and BCA. He has also taken part in international audio standardization work within AES, ITU and EBU.
Steve Strassberg, Vice President of Sales, HD & Broadcast for TC Electronic, will also be presenting at the Surround Live Eight Symposium, a special event being held prior to AES on Wednesday November 3 at The Metreon, 101 Fourth St. in San Francisco. This symposium brings together authorities in surround sound for a candid and informative discussion with today’s audio professionals about issues relating to the capture, broadcast and monitoring of surround.
Strassberg will be presenting on issues associated with Upmixing and Downmixing 5.1 audio for broadcast as part of a technology showcase session entitled, “Upmix-Down Mix — The Current State Of The Art,” during the afternoon portion of Surround Live Eight from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. As part of the presentation, he will be showcasing TC Electronic’s System 6000 MKII Reverb and Signal Processor, and discussing how it can be used for post production and mastering of audio specifically for television and film.
An industry veteran, having worked with various broadcast and sales organizations as well as gaining real world experience in product application for broadcast, post production, and music recording, Strassberg is able to provide users with true insight to how this product can aid them in the field.
All of the monitors being used at the event will be Dynaudio Acoustics AIR, which will be supplied by TC Electronic.