New York, NY (July 2, 2015)—Program details for the AES 59th International Conference, with an emphasis on Sound Reinforcement Engineering and Technology have been announced. The event, taking place July 15-17, 2015, at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, is the first AES International Conference in more than 25 years dedicated to Large Scale Sound Reinforcement, Public Address, and Live Sound.
An all-star lineup of presenters is coming from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and will offer a variety of perspectives on the most current information on Sound Reinforcement technology and practice. Through the many tutorials, workshops, demonstrations and paper presentations, it is certain that all those attending will be highly satisfied with the program content.
The full program for the three days of the conference can be found here: http://www.aes.org/conferences/59/program/
Additionally, a special presentation hosted by Fraunhofer IDMT has recently been added. Taking place July 16 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm EDT, the event is called “Spatial Sound Reinforcement: Hands on!” High-quality acoustics that enhance performances and support localization of audio sources are a key factor for classical concerts, operas or theater performances. Sound reinforcement systems designed for such events should aim not only to achieve an excellent sound amplification, but also to recreate the most similar spatial and acoustical impression. Under this premise, Fraunhofer IDMT has developed its “SpatialSound Wave” 3D audio system based on their ten years of experience collaborating with different opera festivals, and the long time development of Wave Field Synthesis. Join this demo as audience or bring your own WAV files and become the spatial tonmeister for one session.
Richard King of McGill University, workshops co-chair for the conference, states, “The latest addition to this jam-packed program is an interactive 3D experience, for which attendees are encouraged to bring in their own multi-track files for a truly unique ‘spatial mixing’ session.”
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