AES LA Section Explores Virtual Reality

It seems like talk about immersive surround-sound is everywhere. With that in mind, the AES Los Angeles Section will devote its upcoming free monthly meeting to the topic, looking at the audio capabilities of today’s Virtual Reality for gaming and other consumer playback, in addition to hosting a unique Career Networking gathering for audio professionals and students to meet with prospective employers and colleagues to discuss employment opportunities.
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Tim Gedemer (left) and Charles Deenen will speak at the next AES LA Section meeting.
Los Angeles, CA (October 22, 2015)—It seems like talk about immersive surround-sound is everywhere. With that in mind, the AES Los Angeles Section will devote its upcoming free monthly meeting to the topic, looking at the audio capabilities of today’s Virtual Reality for gaming and other consumer playback, in addition to hosting a unique Career Networking gathering for audio professionals and students to meet with prospective employers and colleagues to discuss employment opportunities.

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The meeting will be held at Harman International, Northridge, starting at 6:30 PM on November 17 and will be limited to 150 attendees on a first-come basis. Event sponsors include Harman and Source Sound.

Organized and coordinated by Linda A. Gedemer, adjunct professor at LMU-School of Film and Television’s Recording Arts Department, “Virtual Reality for Consumer Media” will be presented by Tim Gedemer, president/CEO of Source Sound and Charles Deenen, director of Source Sound Digital, a Los Angeles-based sound design and mixing group that specializes in immersive, VR-specific audio services. Other presenters include Joel Susal, director of Virtual and Augmented Reality at Dolby Laboratories and Adam Somers, senior software engineer at Jaunt VR. Joel Susal is responsible for leveraging Dolby's immersive surround-sound technologies, while Adam Somers is responsible for audio technology and Mac/PC application development for Jaunt, in addition to working on web and mobile applications.

The Career Networking segment of the AES-LA Section’s November meeting, to be held prior to the presentation from the Source Sound/Dolby/Jaunt team, will enable working professionals from various areas of audio to meet and learn about possible new areas of interest, as well as providing students with the opportunity to discover potential internships and jobs, plus meet with potential mentors. “It will also offer a chance to begin building professional relationships and contacts across companies and sectors,” states Greg Riggs, chair of the section’s Executive Committee. Attendees will also have the ability to explore other areas outside of their current audio activities, and share knowledge with students and professionals. “They can compare notes on latest trends, technologies, applications, challenges and solutions,” Riggs adds, “and hence build professional relationships and contacts across companies and market sectors.”

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