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AES Readies Broadcast and Streaming Track

This year’s Broadcast and Streaming Track at the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention will focus on the ways in which both broadcast and streaming audio platforms are evolving and converging. The 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA from October 9 to 12, 2014. Registration is open for free Exhibits-Plus badges and All-Access badges

Los Angeles, CA (October 2, 2014)—This year’s Broadcast and Streaming Track at the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention will focus on the ways in which both broadcast and streaming audio platforms are evolving and converging. The 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA from October 9 to 12, 2014. Registration is open for free Exhibits-Plus badges and All-Access badges (http://www.aes.org/events/137/registration).

Broadcast and Streaming Track Chairman David Bialik has identified key trends in these spheres and assembled a series of cutting-edge panels that will explore and discuss these topics.

The list of presentations is comprehensive, including:

• Loudness for Streaming and Radio
• Audio Issues for 4K and 8K Television
• Facility Design
• Audio Issues and HTML5
• Routing Audio in a Broadcast Facility
• Listener Fatigue and Retention
• Hear Now/Sound Effects
• SBE/Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Equipment
• Troubleshooting Software
• Compliance with CALM Act/PLOUD
• The Streaming Experience
• Telephony and IP Codecs: How to Choose What Is Best for You
• Understanding Audi0 Processing—How to Use the Audio Processor
• MPEG-DASH—What about Audio?

These panels and presentations will go into considerable depth under the guidance of thought leaders in their categories. For instance, the Loudness for Streaming and Radio panel will look at key questions, such as “Is the ‘loudness war’ in radio over?” “Has it moved over to Internet streaming?” “How can we control level without disrupting the audience?” These will be examined by a panel consisting of John Kean, NPR Labs; Thomas Lund, TC Electronics; Robert Orban, Orban; Frank Foti, Telos Alliance; Tom Box, DTS; and Scott Norcross, Dolby.

Attendees at the Broadcast and Streaming Track sessions will also experience a rare look at facility design through the eyes of two audio legends. Eddie Kramer, acclaimed engineer/producer for such legendary acts as Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Kiss; and the Walters-Storyk Design Group’s John Storyk, designer of Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios as well as hundreds of other iconic recording and broadcast facilities, will both be there to discuss how two leading FM music stations, KEPX in Seattle and KPFK in Los Angeles, are creating professional-level recording studio/broadcast/performance venues.

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