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Meeting Report: November 2016 Creating Audio for Interactive Environments

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Creating Audio for Interactive Environments

On Monday October 10th, AES Melbourne members and guests assembled in the SAE Melbourne Lecture Theatre to hear http://www.kenyadialogue.com/?selena=come-imparare-ad-investire-in-azioni-binarie&643=40 come imparare ad investire in azioni binarie Stephan Schutze talk to us on the topic “Creating Audio for Interactive Environments”
The evening was a most interesting journey through his thoughts and experiences in audio for gaming and virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR).

He recounted his recent trip to the AES Convention in LA, particularly the AR/VR section.
He mentioned that the challenge of gatherings like this is that so many people working in the field are subject to non-disclosure agreements; so many presentations are general in nature and from people without true in-depth knowledge of the technology. He also quoted a presenter exclaiming that “VR is currently like the Wild West where heroes were forged and legends made”. Stephen’s comment to this was “yes but there are also a whole bunch of snake-oil salesmen, and people wearing black hats”.
He went on to hypothesise that VR/AR is not a new format – it is a whole new medium (like going from photos to film). Continue reading “Meeting Report: November 2016 Creating Audio for Interactive Environments” »

November Meeting Notice: Stephan Schutze on Audio for Interactive

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The SAE Institute Lecture Theatre, 235 Normanby Rd, South Melbourne.

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Continue reading “November Meeting Notice: Stephan Schutze on Audio for Interactive” »

Meeting Report: October 2016 RØDE Microphone Manufacturing in Australia

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On Monday October 10th, AES Melbourne members and guests assembled in the SAE Melbourne Lecture Theatre to hear Peter Freedman, the founder and CEO of RØDE Microphones speak to us on الرسوم البيانية الحية المجانية بالفوركس Microphone Manufacturing in Australia

Peter started out by describing the company and touching on the acquisition of the Aphex and Event Electronics businesses, and teased us on an imminent but yet-to-be-announced acquisition.

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Peter Freedman at AES Melbourne Section

 

He then took us briefly through his family history – his father working in Sweden on Dynacord equipment, and mixing bands. The family came to Australia in 1966. Peter was 8 years old at the time and couldn’t speak English!

His father had acquired the distribution rights for Dynacord in Australia, which was the main reason for moving to Sydney, establishing Freedman Electronics- the predecessor of RØDE. He commented that next January marks the 50th anniversary of Freedman Electronics

 

Continue reading “Meeting Report: October 2016 RØDE Microphone Manufacturing in Australia” »

Prelim Meeting Notice: November 28th

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The SAE Institute Lecture Theatre, 235 Normanby Rd, South Melbourne.

Games Audio Designer Stephan Schutze, will present on the topic

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A detailed meeting notice will be posted in early November.

October Meeting: Peter Freedman of RØDE Microphones

October Meeting Notice

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be on  http://wilgenrijk.nl/?iters=trading-deposito-minimo-100&bf9=13 trading deposito minimo 100 Monday 10th October at 7:30pm at:
The SAE Institute Lecture Theatre, 235 Normanby Rd, South Melbourne.

Peter Freedman, founder of RØDE Microphones, will present on the topic

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RØDE Microphones, an Australian Pro Audio icon, is now also its most famous and commercially successful pro audio export brand selling into over 111 countries through 5000 dealers. Continue reading “October Meeting: Peter Freedman of RØDE Microphones” »

Meeting Report: August 29th Sound Level Management

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Sound Level Management – A Ground-Up Approach

– Dr Johannes Mulder (Murdoch University) –

On Monday August 29th, AES Melbourne members and guests assembled in the SAE Melbourne Lecture Theatre to hear Murdoch University’s Johannes Mulder present on “Sound Level Management – A Ground-Up Approach”

Jos started by introducing himself, describing his Master’s Thesis on Jazz at the gratis demokonto binÒ¤re optionen Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and his experiences with the challenges of live amplified performances in a classical music venue with a long reverb time.

He then described his experience as a Production Manager at Concertgebouw, where he was able to negotiate with the musicians to keep stage levels under control to maintain intelligibility. Continue reading “Meeting Report: August 29th Sound Level Management” »

Preliminary Meeting Notice: October 10th

Preliminary Meeting Notice – October

The next AES Melbourne Section meeting is planned for Mon Oct 10th.

Please keep the date free.

Peter Freedman from Rode Microphones will talk to us on microphones and local manufacturing.

More details as they come to hand…

 

August 8th Meeting Report: Peter Blamey on IHearYou(R) System

Meeting Report
IHearYou(R) – A Modern Tele-audiology System

Presented by Prof Peter Blamey

On Monday August 8th, 16 members and 4 guests assembled in the SAE Melbourne Lecture Theatre for the Annual General Meeting of the AES Melbourne Section, and to hear Peter Blamey present on his company’s IHearYou(R) Modern Tele-Audiology System

After the (mercifully short) AGM, Peter Blamey presented on the IHearYou® technology, its characteristics and benefits. This talk built on the foundation Peter had laid in his June 2016 presentation (see link below)

He started by examining how the hearing aid industry suffers from poor public acceptance, even amongst people who could enjoy real benefits from the technology, and covered the common excuses often heard, things like the bother of visiting an audiologist, hearing aids that don’t work well, and are expensive and hard to use. He outlined how he and his colleagues had worked to eliminate these objections by designing a system that works better, is significantly less expensive, and does not require an audiologist to set it up. Continue reading “August 8th Meeting Report: Peter Blamey on IHearYou(R) System” »

Annual General Meeting 2016 results: Some new faces…

On Monday August 8th, 16 members and 4 guests assembled in the SAE Melbourne Lecture Theatre for the Annual General Meeting of the AES Melbourne Section, and to hear Peter Blamey present on his company’s IHearYou(R) Modern Tele-Audiology System

Chairman Graeme Huon chaired the meeting, firstly presenting his Chairman’s Report
– available for reading here.
Then Treasurer Graham Haynes presented his Financial Report.
Then Graeme passed the meeting over to Jim Barbour to conduct the Election of Section Officers and Committee Members. Each nomination was presented, and elected unopposed. Continue reading “Annual General Meeting 2016 results: Some new faces…” »

August 29th: Sound Level Management – Johannes Mulder

Two AES Meetings in August!

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be on Monday 29th August at 7:30pm at:
The SAE Institute Lecture Theatre, 235 Normanby Rd, South Melbourne.

Johannes Mulder from Perth’s Murdoch University will present on the topic

Sound Level Management, a ground-up approach.

Live Music Concerts using electronic amplification can get loud; too loud – exceeding regulatory noise limits, and risking hearing damage.

Regulations that apply to music venues are often enforced through environmental governing bodies, where hearing risk tends to be only considered in terms of Occupational Health (i.e. applying to staff working in the venue, not to the patrons and musicians). Continue reading “August 29th: Sound Level Management – Johannes Mulder” »

August 2016 Meeting: AGM and Peter Blamey on IHearYou System

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be on Monday 8th August at 7:30pm at:
The SAE Institute Lecture Theatre, 235 Normanby Rd, South Melbourne.

The meeting will commence with our Annual General Meeting involving the presentation of Chairman’s and Treasurer’s reports, and the Committee election.

It is expected to last 15 – 20 mins and non-members are welcome to sit in, but arrival at 7:45 will allow you to avoid most of it.

The short AGM will be followed by the second of two presentations by Prof. Peter Blamey on the topic:

 IHearYou® – A Modern Tele-audiology System

Prof Blamey will describe the Australian developed tele-audiology system IHearYou® that enables people to take control of their own hearing.  This talk will describe the science behind it, how it works, and the benefits that it is bringing to individual listeners and the Australian economy. Continue reading “August 2016 Meeting: AGM and Peter Blamey on IHearYou System” »

CSIRAC computer as a Musical Instrument?

How Australia played the world’s first music on a computer

WE have just republished a most interesting article from The Conversation on this topic by Paul Doornbush.

It’s available from the Audio Legends menu tab (top of page) or directly at http://www.aesmelbourne.org.au/csirac-music-computer/

Graeme Huon has also contributed this summary on CSIRAC:

Building a Computer

The CSIR department of radiophysics was established in the grounds of the University of Sydney in 1939. Continue reading “CSIRAC computer as a Musical Instrument?” »

June 2016 Meeting Report: Technologies for Hearing and Listening

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Technologies for Hearing and Listening

Presented by Prof Peter Blamey

On Monday 6th June, Prof Peter Blamey  Executive Director of Blamey Saunders Hears  presented to us on the topic “Technologies for Hearing and Listening” covering the principles and technologies of modern hearing aids, and providing insight into the innovations developed by Prof Blamey and his team. Continue reading “June 2016 Meeting Report: Technologies for Hearing and Listening” »

June 2016 Meeting: Technologies for Hearing and Listening

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be on Monday 6th June at 7:30pm at:
The SAE Institute Lecture Theatre, 235 Normanby Rd, South Melbourne.

Prof Peter Blamey will present on the topic

 Technologies for Hearing and Listening.

Hearing aids have evolved over time from passive ear trumpets through electronic amplifiers to miniature low energy computers that implement intelligent sound processing algorithms and communicate wirelessly with other devices.  Continue reading “June 2016 Meeting: Technologies for Hearing and Listening” »

Meeting Report: April 11th: From the Ear to the Brain – Understanding Speech Perception and Hearing Loss

On Monday April 11th 30 members and guests heard Audiologist Alison King present on the topic

“From the Ear to the Brain – Understanding Speech Perception and Hearing Loss”

By way of introduction Alison described the role and activities of Australian Hearing – the practical clinical services, and the research division, National Acoustic Laboratories.

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Alison King presents on “From the Ear to the Brain”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She went on to describe the structure of the ear in detail, as well as the range of hearing loss mechanisms. Continue reading “Meeting Report: April 11th: From the Ear to the Brain – Understanding Speech Perception and Hearing Loss” »

Meeting Report: Feb 15th Hamer Hall Visit

Hamer Hall Tour

Behind the scenes with the technology

On Monday February 15th, 30 members and visitors assembled at the Stage Door of Hamer Hall to meet Nick Carroll, Manager of Sound and Vision for the Arts Centre.

Nick had generously agreed to conduct a tour of their concert venue, Hamer Hall.

After greeting us at the Stage Door, Nick took us to the Balcony where he sat us down and described in detail the acoustic improvements realized in the recent major renovation project. He spent some time on describing the function and operation of the motorized ceiling reflectors. Then he described the various speaker configurations used in the different use-cases for this multi-purpose venue.
He followed this by covering the functions of the D-MITRI speaker management system, and the Digico FOH console, outlining the benefits of a separate speaker management system, despite this function being available within the Digico console. One telling comment he made about the success of the refit was that hirers now seldom wanted to bring in their own equipment, where this had been more common in the past. Continue reading “Meeting Report: Feb 15th Hamer Hall Visit” »

April Meeting: Date and Prelim Notice

Preliminary April Meeting Notice

Audiologist Alison King

We have set the date of the next AES Melbourne Section Meeting for Mon April 11th
when professional audiologist Alison King will present on the basics of hearing.

This will be the first in a series on the topic of hearing.

Full details on this meeting to be posted in mid-March.

February 2016 Meeting Notice: Technical Tour of Hamer Hall

Meeting Notice:

A Technical Tour of Hamer Hall.

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be on Monday 15th February at 7:30pm, and will be A Technical Tour of Hamer Hall.

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Nick Carroll, the Arts Centre Manager, Sound & Vision, will host us for a look into the technical aspects of this landmark live venue. Continue reading “February 2016 Meeting Notice: Technical Tour of Hamer Hall” »

Prelim February Meeting Notice: potential Hamer Hall visit

Advance Notice

February 2016 Meeting

Planning is underway for the first meeting of 2016.

It will be a visit to Hamer Hall, and will be sometime in mid February.

More information will be available as things firm up.

 

Meeting Report: Nov 2015 Audio Digitisation at NFSA


Audio Digitisation at the NFSA

More for all – increasing capacity and capability.

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Section Chair Graeme Huon(R) introduces Ross Garrett(R)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Monday November 16th, 19 members and visitors gathered at the SAE Institute in South Melbourne to hear Ross Garrett of the National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra tell us about their major project of updating the systems used for digitisation of their sound assets. Continue reading “Meeting Report: Nov 2015 Audio Digitisation at NFSA” »

Meeting Report: Sept 2015 Anatomy of the Loudspeaker Driver

On Monday September 14th 25 members and visitors gathered at the SAE Institute in South Melbourne, and after a short AGM (see separate report) Michail Barabasz of Lorantz Audio gave a presentation on “The Anatomy of the Loudspeaker Driver”.

Michail started by mentioning that he often heard comments about a speaker’s inadequacies when the issue was, in fact the room. He then went into a brief explanation of room effects and ways to separate the speaker performance & room effects by the use of software like Room Eq Wizard, a free room analysis program.

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       Michail Barabasz tells us all about speaker drivers           – photo: Rod Staples

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continue reading “Meeting Report: Sept 2015 Anatomy of the Loudspeaker Driver” »

November Meeting Notice: Audio Digitization at NFSA

Meeting Notice

The next meeting of the Melbourne Section of the AES will be held on
Monday November 16th 2015 at 7:30pm at The SAE Institute – Lecture Theatre, 235 Normanby Rd South Melbourne (use Woodgate St entrance – see directions below)

Ross Garrett, Manager – Audio Services at the National Film and Sound Archive (Canberra) will present from his paper, first presented to “The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) 2015” annual conference in Paris in September.

Audio Digitization at NFSA
More for all – increasing capacity and capability. Continue reading “November Meeting Notice: Audio Digitization at NFSA” »

Annual General Meeting 2015 results: Musical Chairs…

On Monday September 14th, 15 members and 10 guests assembled in the SAE Melbourne Lecture Theatre for the Annual General Meeting of the AES Melbourne Section, and to hear Michail Barabasz speak on the topic Anatomy of a Loudspeaker Driver.

Secretary, Peter Smerdon welcomed everyone, and explained that both the Chairman (Mark Edwards) and Vice-Chair (Graeme Huon) were not able to be present due to overseas commitments, so he would be chairing the meeting.
Peter presented the Chairman’s Report, provided to him earlier by Mark.
Then Treasurer Graham Haynes presented his Financial Report.
Then Peter passed the meeting over to Jim Barbour to conduct the Election of Section Officers and Committee Members. Each nomination was presented, and elected unopposed.

The incoming Committee is:
Graeme Huon – Chairman
Paolo Menolotto – Vice-Chairman
Graham Haynes – Treasurer
Peter Smerdon – Secretary
Mark Edwards – Committee Member
Julian Driscoll – Committee Member
Rod Staples – Committee Member
Michail Barabasz – Committee Member

With the formalities of the AGM out of the way the incoming Vice-Chair, Paolo Menolotto took over the meeting and welcomed Michail who then presented to us on his topic “Anatomy of a Loudspeaker Driver”

The substance of Michail’s presentation will be the subject of a separate post here – available shortly.

Meeting Report: August 2015 Hugh Dean on Practical Amplifier Design

Designing Practical High End Audio Amplifiers

On Monday August 10th 14 members and visitors gathered at the SAE Institute in South Melbourne to hear Hugh Dean speak on the topic “Designing Practical High End Audio Amplifiers”

Section Vice-Chair Graeme Huon introduces Hugh Dean

Section Vice-Chair Graeme Huon introduces Hugh Dean. Photo – Rod Staples.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hugh presented a potted history of his efforts with his audiophile-grade Aksa designs, giving us an insight into some of his design techniques, and tradeoffs between stability and audio quality. Continue reading “Meeting Report: August 2015 Hugh Dean on Practical Amplifier Design” »

Meeting Notice: Sept 14th AGM plus Anatomy of a Loudspeaker Driver

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Melbourne Section of the AES will be held on
Monday September 14th 2015 at 7:30pm at The SAE Institute – Lecture Theatre, 235 Normanby Rd South Melbourne (directions below)

The short AGM will be followed by a presentation by Michail Barabasz on the topic

Anatomy of the Loudspeaker Driver

Michail’s wide-ranging talk will cover the full range of considerations affecting the successful design of loudspeaker systems. They will include topics like the listening room (and its effect on loudspeaker reproduction), loudspeaker component parts, post Plessey Rola (what has changed in the past 40 years), speaker testing (why measure, what should be measured, and QA testing), how pro-audio, monitor and HiFi speakers differ, and design software. Continue reading “Meeting Notice: Sept 14th AGM plus Anatomy of a Loudspeaker Driver” »

Vale Graeme Cohen: News from Adelaide

Vale: Graeme Cohen – Inventor, Engineer.

Many thanks to David Murphy, Adelaide Chair, for this sad news. Below is the notice he issued.

Members will be saddened to learn that Graeme recently passed away. We offer our condolences to his family and friends. His funeral will be at 11:00 am, Tuesday 4th August, 2015 White Lady Chapel, 491 North East Rd, Hillcrest SA 5086

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Continue reading “Vale Graeme Cohen: News from Adelaide” »

Meeting Notice: Mon 10th August … Designing Practical High End Audio Amplifiers

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be on Monday 10th August at 7:30pm
at The SAE Institute Lecture Theatre, 235 Normanby Rd South  Melbourne.

Hugh Dean of Aspen Amplifiers (http://www.aksaonline.com) will present on the topic

Designing Practical High End Audio Amplifiers

Hugh will describe the history of his AKSA amplifier design, giving detailed information and methodologies. He will also highlight the importance of establishing an appropriate distortion profile to provide a more realistic merit indicator than a simple THD% figure.

He will challenge the efficacy of the “Vanishingly-small THD Figure” specification approach, offering a different approach to the distortion issue for amplifiers designed to reproduce music.

This should be a most interesting, informative, and thought-provoking presentation.

Continue reading “Meeting Notice: Mon 10th August … Designing Practical High End Audio Amplifiers” »

Meeting Report: June 2015 Feedback and Distortion in Audio Amplifiers

On Wednesday June 3rd twenty-four AES members and visitors gathered at the SAE Institute Lecture Theatre in South Melbourne to hear renowned designer Ed Cherry present a talk on

“Feedback and Distortion in Audio Amplifiers”

Ed started his presentation by outlining the early years at Bell Labs, where Ed later worked, where the impetus to reducing distortion (particularly of the intermod variety) was to improve the audio-channel carrying capacity of their existing copper wire network (which comprised 50% of their capital assets) by multiplexing signals without the limitations of interference from intermodulation products. Continue reading “Meeting Report: June 2015 Feedback and Distortion in Audio Amplifiers” »

Prelim Meeting Notice: August

Preliminary Meeting Notice – August 2015

The next AES Melbourne Section meeting will be held on Mon August 10th.

 

Hugh Dean will present on the topic:

Practical Analogue Audio Amplifiers.

It will be at the usual venue – SAE Institute in South Melbourne.

Further details will be posted shortly.

 

Meeting Notice: Wed 3rd June Amplifier Design and Feedback Systems

This time it’s a Wednesday night!!

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be on Wednesday 3rd June at 7:30pm
at The SAE Institute Lecture Theatre, 235 Normanby Rd South  Melbourne.

 Amplifier Design and Feedback Systems

– Everything you need to know about feedback and distortion in audio amplifiers.

Continue reading “Meeting Notice: Wed 3rd June Amplifier Design and Feedback Systems” »

Meeting Report: April 2015 Digital Audio Networking with Dante

On Monday 20th April, 26 AES members and visitors gathered at the SAE Institute Lecture Theatre to hear Audinate founder and Chief Technology Officer Aidan Williams speak to us on the subject of

Digital Audio Networking with Dante.

He explained that the company Audinate is a technology startup spun off from National ICT Australia (NICTA) to commercialize a project which grew into the Dante audio networking solution.
He indicated that the company has offices in Sydney, Portland (USA), and Brighton (UK), with further expansion imminent.

He started his presentation with a comprehensive primer in “Networking 101 for Audio Professionals” Continue reading “Meeting Report: April 2015 Digital Audio Networking with Dante” »

April 2015 Meeting: Digital Audio Networking with Dante

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be on Monday 20th April at 7:30pm
at The SAE Institute Lecture Theatre, 235 Normanby Rd South  Melbourne.

Aidan Williams, founder and Chief Technology Officer of Audinate will present on:

 Digital Audio Networking with Dante

Dante has become the most ubiquitous system for the interconnection of uncompressed multi-channel low-latency digital audio over a standard Ethernet network in professional environments. Continue reading “April 2015 Meeting: Digital Audio Networking with Dante” »

Prelim Meeting Notice: April

Preliminary Meeting Notice – April 2015
Audio Networking with Dante

We can now confirm that the Australian company Audinate will present on their breakaway success audio networking system Dante – whose technology has now been licensed to 200 manufacturers.

The presenter will be their founder and CTO Aidan Williams

The date will be Mon 20th April

The venue will be the SAE Institute, South Melbourne.

Further details shortly…

 

Welcome!

Welcome to the AES Melbourne Section site. Here you will find information about the section, useful audio-related articles and links and information about past and forthcoming meetings.

The aim is to provide useful information for students and professional audio practitioners alike.

We also have an announcements group and an audio discussion group on Google Groups which can be accessed via the web or email. You can sign in with any Google Account and request membership.

Then there’s the Facebook page.
…..  and the Twitter feed for those who like their Section news and info in 140 characters or less.

Contact the Section here.

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A New Neville Thiele Paper Published on our Website

Power Limitations in High Quality Sound Reproduction
by AN Thiele

– now available at aesmelbourne.org.au –

Continue reading “A New Neville Thiele Paper Published on our Website” »

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Meeting Report: Feb 2015 Dolby Atmos at Soundfirm

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On Monday 9th February 32 AES members and guests visited the iconic Soundfirm audio post-production facility for a tour and explanation of the Dolby Atmos immersive audio system.

We were hosted by Sound Supervisor Chris Goodes, who firstly provided a short tour of the various mix rooms and mixing theatres which make up the facility.

 

Following the tour, we all reassembled in the main mixing theatre, Theatre 1 where Chris provided a very interesting presentation on cinema sound generally, and Dolby Atmos specifically.

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Chris explains Dolby Atmos to the group

Continue reading “Meeting Report: Feb 2015 Dolby Atmos at Soundfirm” »

February 2015 Meeting Notice: Soundfirm visit and Dolby Atmos

Meeting Notice:
Soundfirm visit – Dolby Atmos Mixing Theatre

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be on Monday 9th February at 7:30pm
at
Soundfirm Melbourne 23-31 Fennell St Port Melbourne.

(directions below). Continue reading “February 2015 Meeting Notice: Soundfirm visit and Dolby Atmos” »

Meeting Report: November 2014 From Continuous to Discrete and back again

On Monday 24h November Melbourne Section Chairman, Mark Edwards presented a talk entitled “From Continuous to Discrete… and back again…” at the Lecture Theatre of The SAE Institute in South Melbourne.

The topic covered the process of analogue-digital-analogue conversion in a largely non-mathematical manner. Mark provided insight into the practical implementation of A/Ds and DACs and the importance of Nyquist filtering. Continue reading “Meeting Report: November 2014 From Continuous to Discrete and back again” »

Prelim Meeting Notice: Feb 2015 Soundfirm and Dolby Atmos

Advance Notice –  Next Meeting in February

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section is scheduled to be held on Monday 9th February 2015.

It will be a visit to the acclaimed audio post production facility Soundfirm at their new Fennell Street location, particularly their recently completed Dolby Atmos room.

Further details will be provided closer to the date.

Meeting Notice: “From continuous to discrete and back again”

Meeting Notice:  

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section is on Monday 24th November at 7:30pm
at The SAE Institute Lecture Theatre, 235 Normanby Rd South Melbourne.
(directions below).
Mark Edwards will present on the topic:

“From continuous to discrete and back again”
Practical demonstrations of digital audio sampling theory.

This talk will build on last month’s introductory digital topic, with a presentation on the theory and practical aspects of the sampling process used in analogue-digital-analogue conversion. Continue reading “Meeting Notice: “From continuous to discrete and back again”” »

Meeting Report: October 2014… What’s All This Digital Stuff About Anyway?

What’s All This Digital Stuff About Anyway?

On Monday 13th October 25 members and guests met at the SAE Institute in South Melbourne to hear Dr Rod Staples speak on the topic “What’s This Digital Stuff About Anyway?”. Continue reading “Meeting Report: October 2014… What’s All This Digital Stuff About Anyway?” »

Meeting Notice: What’s all this Digital Stuff about anyway?

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section is on Monday 13th October at 7:30pm at:
The School of Audio Engineering (SAE) Lecture Theatre, 235 Normanby Rd South Melbourne (directions below).

Rod Staples will present on the topic:

 What’s all this Digital Stuff about anyway?

Continue reading “Meeting Notice: What’s all this Digital Stuff about anyway?” »

Preliminary Meeting Notice: Mon October 13th

A note for your diaries:

The next AES Melbourne Section meeting will be on Mon October 13th – at SAE in South Melbourne.

It will be a presentation on digital audio basics … further details will be posted here shortly.

Meeting Report: August 2014… High End Turntable Design with Mark Döhmann

High End Turntable Design with Mark Döhmann

On Monday August 11th, 16 members and 10 guests assembled in the SAE Melbourne Lecture Theatre for the Annual General Meeting of the AES Melbourne Section, and to hear Mark Döhmann speak on the topic High End Turntable Design.

For a report on the business of the AGM, and the Election of Officers and Committee see this earlier post

Continue reading “Meeting Report: August 2014… High End Turntable Design with Mark Döhmann” »

Annual General Meeting Results – round up the usual suspects.

On Monday August 11th, 16 members and 10 guests assembled in the SAE Melbourne Lecture Theatre for the Annual General Meeting of the AES Melbourne Section, and to hear Mark Doehmann speak on the topic High End Turntable Design.

Chairman Mark Edwards welcomed everyone, and presented his Chairman’s Report and then Treasurer Graham Haynes presented his Financial Report. Then Mark passed the meeting over to Greg Segal to conduct the Election of Section Officers and Committee Members. Each nomination was presented, and elected unopposed.
The incoming Committee comprises:
Chairman –      Mark Edwards
Vice-Chair –     Graeme Huon
Treasurer –      Graham Haynes
Secretary –      Peter Smerdon
Committee –    Rod Staples
Michail Barabasz
Paolo Menolotto
Julian Driscoll

With the formalities of the AGM out of the way Mark welcomed Mark Doehmann to enlighten us all on his topic of High-End Turntable Design

The report on Mark’s presentation will be posted on this website shortly.

Meeting Notice: AGM August 11th

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Melbourne Section of the AES will be held on Monday August 11th 2014 at 7:30pm at The School of Audio Engineering (SAE) Lecture Theatre, 235 Normanby Rd South Melbourne (directions below)

The Agenda can be found here.

The short AGM will be followed by a presentation by Mark Doehmann – Analog System Designer on the topic:

High End Turntable Design

This presentation will cover all the major topics relating to the playback of vinyl media – the design features employed, and how they contribute to the sonic performance. Continue reading “Meeting Notice: AGM August 11th” »

Meeting Report: June 2014… RMIT’s Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory

RMIT’s Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory

On Monday June 2nd Associate Professor Lawrence Harvey and AES stalwart & PhD candidate Jim Barbour hosted twenty Section members and guests at the SIAL Sound Studios at RMIT’s Design Hub in Carlton.

After a brief tour of the main performance space, we were ushered into the main experimental space, where two areas were available – The Equidome, a large area with overhead truss-work where 3-Dimensional speaker installations were installed, and The Pod, a sound booth with comprehensive surround speaker installation and multichannel audio composition and editing capabilities. Continue reading “Meeting Report: June 2014… RMIT’s Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory” »

Meeting Notice: June 2nd

Meeting Notice

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section is on Monday 2nd June at 7:30pm

at

The SIAL Sound Studios at RMIT Design Hub – cnr Victoria & Swanston St.

 RMIT Design Hub

 

 

 

 

Associate Professor Lawrence Harvey and Jim Barbour will host a tour of the SIAL Sound Studios : Continue reading “Meeting Notice: June 2nd” »

Prelim Meeting Notice: Date Changed Now June 3rd

Preliminary Meeting Notice – June 2015
Analog Audio Amplifier Theory – with Ed Cherry

We are pleased to confirm that Ed Cherry has agreed to present to the Melbourne Section on this topic.

*** Due to an issue with Ed Cherry’s schedule, the date of this meeting has been changed ***

The date will now be

Wed 3rd June

The venue will be the SAE Institute, South Melbourne.

Further details shortly…

Further Discussion on April Meeting Topic

Bohdan Raczynski has generously made himself available for further discussion on our Google Group
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/aes-melbourne-discussion ) about his presentation at the AES Melb meeting last week on:

A phase linear monitor loudspeaker system with flat axial response implemented using Ultimate Equaliser software

Meeting Report: April 2014… A Phase Linear Monitor Loudspeaker System with flat axial response, using Ultimate Equalizer software.

On Monday April 14th, 26 AES Melbourne Section members and guests gathered at the Australian College of the Arts in South Melbourne to hear Bohdan Raczynski of Bodzio Software describe the processes involved in implementing a phase linear monitor loudspeaker system with flat axial response using his company’s Ultimate Equalizer software. Continue reading “Meeting Report: April 2014… A Phase Linear Monitor Loudspeaker System with flat axial response, using Ultimate Equalizer software.” »

Meeting Notice: Mon April 14th.. Ultimate Equalizer Software & Speaker/Room Design

Meeting Notice 

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section is on Monday 14th April at 7:30pm 
at The Australian College of the Arts (Collarts) 55 Brady Street, South Melbourne.

Bohdan Raczynski of Bodzio Software will present on the topic: 

A phase linear monitor loudspeaker system with flat axial response implemented using Ultimate Equaliser software

Audio software developer Bohdan Raczynski, will demonstrate the advantages that DSP software Ultimate Equaliser offers to enhance the performance of loudspeaker reproduction. Continue reading “Meeting Notice: Mon April 14th.. Ultimate Equalizer Software & Speaker/Room Design” »

Meeting Report February 2014: Visit to Vic Police Forensic Audio Studio

On Mon Feb 10th 15 AES members squeezed into one of several forensic audio studios at Victoria Police’s McLeod Forensic Science Centre.

Forensic Officer Jason Ferridge welcomed the group & introduced his colleague Dean Catoggio.

He explained that the studios had been in place for almost 20 years, and then went on to describe the room’s acoustic design.

Jason and Dean then described the type of work handled by the Forensic Audio/Video section, explaining that it was exclusively speech with the goal to ultimately make the speech easily intelligible, for transcription by others, and playback in a courtroom environment.  Continue reading “Meeting Report February 2014: Visit to Vic Police Forensic Audio Studio” »

Graham Thirkell: A Legend of Audio

The first Optro1000 16Track goes into Bill Armstrong Studios

The Graham Thirkell tribute has now been published on this website.
It contains a wealth of information on this amazing electronic and acoustic designer including many photos from Graham’s own collection.

It can be accessed via the “Legends of Audio” menu item at the top of any page,
or by following this link

This is part of an ongoing project by the Section to document the history of Australian audio engineering, and celebrate the people who made it all happen.

If you have any comments or contributions on this subject, please contact us via our contact form

 

ASSG hears Billy Woodman

AES members report on ASSG Billy Woodman event.

Several members of the AES accepted the ASSG invitation and attended their recent Billy Woodman (ATC) presentation on his latest loudspeaker design work.

Here, courtesy of committee member Graeme Huon, is a report on this event.

Two old friends and pioneers of the world audio industry met in Melbourne on 21st January 2014. Billy Woodman, Australian, and founder of The UK. pro and hifi loudspeaker company ATC visiting Australia met Continue reading “ASSG hears Billy Woodman” »

Meeting Notice: Monday Feb 10th

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section is on Monday 10th February at 7:30pm
at
The Victorian Forensic Science Centre, McLeod 

Forensic Audio Section Tour and Presentation

It will be a tour of the Centre’s Forensic Audio section, by AES member and Vic. Police Forensic Officer Jason Ferridge.

Jason will be showing us the forensic audio rooms – their design and the equipment, as well as explaining the type of work done by the Forensic Audio Section drawing from examples of historical cases.

He will also explain the design considerations, and how their tasks and practices have changed, and are changing. Continue reading “Meeting Notice: Monday Feb 10th” »

Billy Woodman to demo speakers at ASSG event

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Screen Sound Guild has issued an invitation to AES Members and friends to this product demo event next Tuesday Jan 21st at 4pm.

ASSG-ATC demo

Meeting Report November 2013: An Intro to Noise Source Identification Techniques

The November meeting of the AES Melbourne Section included a presentation on the topic “Noise Source Identification Techniques” by Maurizio Demontis of Brüel & Kjær.

Maurizio first gave us a brief overview of Brüel & Kjær’s activities across noise and vibration measurement applications, as well as the other related activities of other companies within the parent company Spectris.

Then he moved into the specifics of Noise Source Identification – which he described as an engineering tool used to identify and rank noise sources in a range of environments. Continue reading “Meeting Report November 2013: An Intro to Noise Source Identification Techniques” »

November Meeting: Related Links

An introduction to Noise Source Identification (NSI) Techniques.

Mon November 11th.

The full meeting report for this meeting will be posted shortly.

In the meantime here are some related web links for those who attended, or who wonder what they missed.

Webtrak aircraft noise tracker – web-based Melbourne aircraft noise tracker: http://webtrak.bksv.com/mel

Brüel & Kjær Noise Source Identification webpage:
http://www.bksv.com/Applications/NoiseSourceIdentification.aspx

Brüel & Kjær YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/BruelKjaerVideo
All of the application segments from the video Maurizio played on the night – and much more.

 

Next Meeting – February 2014

 

Next AES Melb Section Meeting – Feb 2014

Planning is well underway for the February 2014 meeting.

It is hoped that this will be another interesting site tour, and we expect to have the details locked in shortly.

Preliminary details will be posted here as soon as they are finalized.

We look forward to seeing you all at our meetings next year.

 

Meeting Notice, 11th November 2013

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section is on Monday 11th November at 7:30pm
at Swinburne University – Lecture Theatre EN413.

It will introduce an interesting new application of microphone technology.

 An introduction to Noise Source Identification (NSI) Techniques.

 Beamforming and Acoustic Holography are relatively new microphone array based methods employed in the mapping of noise sources. Beamforming in particular offers the advantage of quick (one shot) measurements that can be performed with easy to use high precision fully integrated measurement systems. Continue reading “Meeting Notice, 11th November 2013” »

Meeting Report – October 2013 – Practical Studio Mic Applications

Practical Studio Mic Applications

Daniel Desiere

On 14th October, 20 members and 4 guests assembled in Daniel Desiere’s personal studio at Dex Audio in Kensington, for a practical demonstration of Studio Microphones Applications.

Daniel started first with an overview of his philosophy of microphone technique. Daniel, being a talented electronics designer, described how he modifies many classic condenser microphone electronics to improve their performance even further. He explained his use of techniques like significantly reducing the electrical load on the capsule by redesigning the electronics input circuitry, and increasing the voltage rails of the electronics to increase the clip point. Continue reading “Meeting Report – October 2013 – Practical Studio Mic Applications” »

Prelim November Meeting Notice

Preliminary Notice – November 2013 Meeting

Acoustic Holography
Maurizio Demontis – Brüel & Kjær Australia

Monday 11th November – 7:30pm at Swinburne Uni

Continue reading “Prelim November Meeting Notice” »

October Meeting Notice

Practical Studio Microphone Applications

Daniel Desiere – Dex Audio

Monday 14th October – 7:30pm

Following Rod Staples Introduction to Microphone Theory session in August, we are moving things up a notch with a practical session on using mics in a studio environment – with studio engineer and audio designer Daniel Desire. Continue reading “October Meeting Notice” »

Ray Dolby : 1933 – 2013

Dr Ray Dolby died on Thursday aged 80.

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Dr Dolby was one of those rare individuals in the audio industry whose name is well known to the general public – through his ground-breaking tape noise reduction technology, and all his cinema sound technologies.

Continue reading “Ray Dolby : 1933 – 2013” »

October Meeting

Preliminary Notice – October 2013 Meeting

Practical Microphone Applications
Daniel Desire – Dex Audio

Monday 14th October – 7:30pm

Continue reading “October Meeting” »

August 2013 Meeting Report – AGM + An Intro to Microphone Theory and Applications

The 2013 Annual General Meeting
+
An Introduction to Microphone Theory and Applications

The August meeting was the Annual General Meeting of the AES Melbourne Section, where the membership heard the Chairman’s and Treasurer’s reports, and elected the Committee for the next year. Continue reading “August 2013 Meeting Report – AGM + An Intro to Microphone Theory and Applications” »

Results of AGM 2013 Election

2013-14 Committee.

On Monday 5th August 2013 the Annual General Meeting of The AES Melbourne Section Inc. was held at Swinburne Uni.

A new Committee was elected. Continue reading “Results of AGM 2013 Election” »

August Meeting – AGM

The next Meeting of the Melbourne Section of the AES will be held on
Monday August 5th 2013 at 7:30pm at Swinburne University Lecture Theatre EN101 (directions below)

This is the occasion of the Annual General Meeting of the Section.
Further details on the AGM and Committee Election can be found here.

The brief AGM will be followed by a presentation on the topic:

Microphones 101 – An Introduction to Microphone Theory & Applications

by Dr Rod Staples Continue reading “August Meeting – AGM” »

Call for Nominations – Section Committee Elections August 5th

The new AES Melbourne Section Committee will be elected at the
Annual General Meeting to be held on Mon 5th August 2013.

Nominations are welcomed for all positions.

We would love to see some fresh faces and ideas at our Committee Meetings.
The workload is not particularly onerous, and can be as little as attending 3 or 4 Committee Meetings per year.
 

Continue reading “Call for Nominations – Section Committee Elections August 5th” »

Meeting Report June 2013 – Audio Interfaces for Computers

Meeting Report – Audio Interfaces for Computers

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On Mon June 3rd 18 members and guests met at Swinburne Uni  to hear Mark Edwards describe the principles and techniques for audio interfaces for computers.

 

 

Continue reading “Meeting Report June 2013 – Audio Interfaces for Computers” »

2013 AGM scheduled for August

***** Prelim August Meeting Notice *****

The next meeting will be in early August (date to be confirmed).

It will include the Annual General Meeting, with Election of Officers and Committee…
If you are interested in serving on the Committee (or are just curious about the functions of the Committee please refer to this page.

then –

Microphones 101

Continue reading “2013 AGM scheduled for August” »

Meeting Notice June 2013 … Computer Audio Interfaces

June Meeting Notice

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section is on Monday 3rd June 2013 at 7:30pm
in Lecture Theatre EN515 at Swinburne University.

Our Chairman Mark Edwards will speak on the topic

 Computer Interfaces for Audio

Continue reading “Meeting Notice June 2013 … Computer Audio Interfaces” »

Meeting Report April 9th Music&Effects tour

On Tuesday April 9th Doron Kipen hosted 22 members and guests at the Music & Effects Post Production Studios in South Yarra to see and hear the techniques used in producing modern film sound.

 

MUSIC and EFFECTS Studio Tour

Next Meeting is on *Tuesday* April 9th 

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section is on Tuesday 9th April 2013 and will be another exciting site tour.

MUSIC and EFFECTS Post Production Studio

Tuesday 9th April at 7:30pm
       at
1 Yarra St
South Yarra

MixTheatre

Music & Effects is an award winning sound post production studio. It is a Dolby Digital® licensed facility servicing feature films, television dramas/series, animation, documentaries and DVD productions in all formats. Continue reading “MUSIC and EFFECTS Studio Tour” »

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS – AES@SMPTE13

SMPTE13 banner

23rd – 26th  July 2013, Sydney Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia

The Australian Sections of the Audio Engineering Society have negotiated a programming partnership for the SMPTE13 Conference and Exhibition.  http://www.smpte.com.au/

The AES is calling for submissions for papers, tutorials, and workshops for this event. Information is available from  http://smpte.com.au/sydney/?page_id=325

To submit a proposal for the AES or SMPTE Conference, please submit an abstract limited to 100 words to  https://edas.info/papers.php?c=14039

Continue reading “CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS – AES@SMPTE13” »

April 2013 Meeting

Preliminary Meeting Notice

The next meeting is scheduled for Mon April 8th. Tuesday April 9th

It is planned to be a tour of M & E Post Production Studios in South Yarra.

Further details as they come to hand.
See meeting notice here

 

Meeting Report -18th Feb 2013 – Hamer Hall Renovations

On Monday 18th February the Australian Acoustical Society joined with AES Melbourne Section at Swinburne University to hear Peter Exton and John Alekna of Marshall Day Acoustics present on their work with the recent Hamer Hall renovations.

Peter was part of the team responsible for the acoustic design, and John was the lead sound reinforcement systems consultant.

An audio recording of the presentations and question time is available for listening or downloading here (duration 1hr36min).  Continue reading “Meeting Report -18th Feb 2013 – Hamer Hall Renovations” »

Meeting Notice – February 18th 2013

This month the Australian Acoustical Society joins with us to present the final in our Acoustics series

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Combined Meeting Notice

The next meeting of the Melbourne Section of the AES, and the Victorian Division of The Australian Acoustical Society will be a combined meeting to be held on Mon 18th February 2013 at 7:30pm in Lecture Theatre EN101 at Swinburne Uni, on the topic:

 Hamer Hall Renovations 

Acoustics and Sound System Design

Presented by Peter Exton and John Alenka of Marshall Day.

Continue reading “Meeting Notice – February 18th 2013” »

We’ve lost another pioneer

Stefan Kudelski dies.

Stefan Kudelski, the inventor of the Nagra series of audio tape recorders – unbiquitous in film sound and broadcast has died at age 84.

StefanKudelskiDetails at http://www.nagra.com/cms/Death-of-Mr-Stefan-Kudelski.html

 

Date Set for February 2013 meeting

Advance Meeting Notice
Hamer Hall Renovations

Mon February 18th 

Our first meeting for 2013 has been confirmed for Mon February 18th at 7:30pm at Swinburne Uni
(room number yet to be confirmed).

There will be two speakers from Marshall Day Acoustics:
Peter Exton will speak on the changes to the room acoustics.
-and-
John Alekna will speak on the new sound system.

Please keep this date clear in your diaries for another interesting AES session.

Visitors and Guests welcome.

Stay tuned for further info.

AES Committee stalwart wins award

Congratulations to AES Melbourne Section committee stalwart Greg Segal, who has won the award for Excellence in Technical/IT Services at the CBAA Conference.
(CBAA is the Community Broadcasting Association of Aust).

Apparently he got a standing ovation!
Well done Greg.

Award winners list here Continue reading “AES Committee stalwart wins award” »

Meeting Report November 2012 Peter Brown Studio Design and Acoustics

On Monday 12th November 2012, 23 members and 24 visitors gathered at Swinburne Uni to hear renowned architect and studio designer Peter Brown give a presentation on Studio Design and Acoustics.

Peter is a veteran in the field, having been designing music recording and radio studios since the late Seventies. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience to impart, and was most generous with his knowledge on the night. Continue reading “Meeting Report November 2012 Peter Brown Studio Design and Acoustics” »

Dr Albert Neville Thiele (4 December-1920 – 1 October-2012)

Neville Thiele, a former Vice President International of the AES, has died in Sydney, Australia, at the age of 91.

A Queenslander by birth, Neville was a friend to all who knew him, within the AES and outside, a great scholar, a fine engineer, a bushwalker and a man of peace.

“Born within the smell of the Castlemaine Four-X Brewery” as Neville cheerfully told everyone, he spent his childhood in the city of Brisbane, and its suburbs. His father, a qualified pharmacist, taught Neville and his brother Leonard core elements of confidence through his own passion for singing and poetry recital.
Document Copyright AES (Melbourne, Australia)  Continue reading “Dr Albert Neville Thiele (4 December-1920 – 1 October-2012)” »

Meeting Report … Intro to Architectural Acoustics … October 2012

On Mon Oct 8th AES Member Dr Rodney Staples presented to a group of twenty-six members and visitors on the topic “An Introduction to Architectural Acoustics.”

This was a non-mathematical, undergraduate-level presentation – designed to provide the listener with a basic overview of the topic.
The Section has two follow-up meetings planned on acoustics topics – studio design with designer Peter Brown in November, and concert hall renovation (Hamer Hall) with Peter Exton of Marshall Day Acoustics early next year.
This session was designed as a basic primer to provide a better understanding of the topic and add to the appreciation of the future presentations.
Continue reading “Meeting Report … Intro to Architectural Acoustics … October 2012” »

Meeting Notice – November 12th

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November Meeting Notice

*** venue confirmed – details below***

 Studio  Acoustics and Design

Presented by Peter Brown.

The next Meeting of the Melbourne Section of the AES will be held on Monday November 12th 2012 at 7:30pm at Swinburne University (room number to be advised shortly), and will feature renowned studio designer Peter Brown.

Following on from October’s presentation on the theories underpinning the practice of acoustic design, this month Peter Brown will take the conversation in a practical direction, with examples of his work – which will inevitably demonstrate the use of typical acoustic devices in real-world studios.

Architect and Studio Designer Peter Brown has been involved in studio acoustic and functional design for over thirty years, building and/or upgrading many of the foremost music studios in the country – such as Armstrong Studios, AAV, Metropolis, Alberts (Sydney), Soundfirm, Rhinoceros (Sydney),  Song Zu and Trackdown at Fox Studios (Sydney). His latest music studio project, recently completed is Ginger Studios in Cremorne Vic. Continue reading “Meeting Notice – November 12th” »

Vale: Neville Thiele

It is with regret that we must acknowledge the passing of AES Fellow Dr (Albert) Neville Thiele OAM in Sydney on Monday night.

The audio community has lost a champion and luminary.

A tribute will follow.

Intro to Architectural Acoustics

                      October Meeting Notice

Introduction to Architectural Acoustics

Presented by Dr Rodney Staples

The next Meeting of the Melbourne Section of the AES will be held on Monday October 8th 2012 at 7:30pm at Swinburne University Lecture Theatre EN102 (directions below), and will be an introductory acoustics topic.
Continue reading “Intro to Architectural Acoustics” »

Meeting Report – AGM + David Murphy on Loudspeaker Design

Rule Changes Approved and David Murphy Talks On Loudspeaker Design … The AGM.

The Melbourne Section held its Annual General Meeting on Mon August 13th at Swinburne Uni. Continue reading “Meeting Report – AGM + David Murphy on Loudspeaker Design” »

AGM Results

AGM sees Rule Changes pass vote and two new Committee Members elected.

The Annual General Meeting of the AES Melbourne Section Inc. was held on Mon 13th August 2012 at Swinburne Uni.

The meeting voted unanimously for the Rule Changes put forward (and circulated well before the meeting). The changes largely bring the Rules up to date by recognizing the role of email and other internet-based communications strategies, as well as referencing the current versions of the State Legislation and Regulations under which Incorporated Associations operate. There was also some cosmetic rearrangement of the Rules layout to bring related sections together for clarity.

The Committee Elections saw two existing Members not stand for re-election – Jim Barbour and Matt Topp.

Existing Committee Member Graeme Huon was elevated to the Vic-Chairman position vacated by Jim Barbour, and two new Committee Members were voted in, Michail Barabasz and Paolo Menolotto to keep the Committee strength constant.

The Committee now is:
Mark Edwards – Chairman
Graeme Huon – Vice-Chairman
Graham Haynes – Treasurer
Peter Smerdon – Secretary
Greg Segal – Committee Member
Rod Staples – Committee Member
Michail Barabasz – Committee Member
Paolo Menolotto – Committee Member

 

October Meeting – Acoustics 101

Preliminary Meeting Notice – October.

The next meeting will be on October 8th at 7:30pm

We will return to Swinburne Uni where we will hear Rodney Staples speak on the basics of acoustics.

Full details to follow shortly.

 

AGM 2012

The Annual General Meeting of the Melbourne Section of the AES will be held on Monday August 13th 2012 at 7:30pm at Swinburne University Lecture Theatre EN102 (directions below)

The Agenda can be viewed or downloaded here.

If you are a voting member (Member Grade or higher) please check the Agenda, and take particular note of the vote on the proposed changes to our Association Rules. Further details can be found here.

Nominations for any position on the Committee can be made on the form available for viewing or download here.

Nominations can be made prior to the meeting or from the floor of the meeting.

The short AGM will be followed by a presentation by David J Murphy of Krix Loudspeakers on the subject:

Design Techniques for Loudspeaker Systems

The presentation is a summary of the process used to develop a commercially successful Continue reading “AGM 2012” »

Meeting Report – Dex Audio, more photos

More photos – Dex Audio Vintage Equipment Display

Continue reading “Meeting Report – Dex Audio, more photos” »

Meeting Report – Dex Audio Tour – June 2012

On Mon 18th June a dozen or so hardy members and guests braved the cold wet conditions to gather at Dex Audio’s Kensington facility to tour the CD and DVD mastering and pressing plant as well as the impressively wide display of historic recording equipment.

Continue reading “Meeting Report – Dex Audio Tour – June 2012” »

Annual General Meeting – Mon August 13th

Advance Notice – Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on the evening of Monday August 13th at Swinburne Uni (Eng Building – room number yet to be determined).

As well as the usual Chairman’s and Treasurer’s reports and the election of the Committee, a series of changes to our Association Rules will be put to the vote. Voting Members (Member grade and higher) will receive an information packet in the mail well before then.
This material is also on the website here.

David Murphy (Krix Loudspeakers) will travel from Adelaide to present to us on the topic of Design Techniques for Loudspeaker Systems with a summary of the process used to develop a commercially successful range of loudspeaker systems for cinema screen applications.
The presentation will build on David’s December 2009 presentation to us – but will not rely on knowledge (or memory) of that talk.

 

Dex Audio facility tour

                        June Meeting Notice

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section is on Mon 18th June 2012 and will be another exciting site tour.

Dex Audio Tour – The Kensington Facility.

Continue reading “Dex Audio facility tour” »

Gearhouse – more photos

 

Additional photos – Gearhouse OB Van tour May 2012

Continue reading “Gearhouse – more photos” »

Meeting Report – May 21st Gearhouse Broadcast Van tour

HD-2 OB Van

On Mon 21st May 2012 Gearhouse Broadcast Audio Engineer Peter Craig hosted 17 AES members and guests on a tour of one of their Outside Broadcast vans utilized by both the Seven Network and Fox Footy for AFL, and by a range of clients for other sporting and special events broadcasts.

The van boasts an impressive range of latest technology audio, communications, video and recording equipment, including a Lawo MC56 digital production audio console, a Reidel digital intercom system, Sony Continue reading “Meeting Report – May 21st Gearhouse Broadcast Van tour” »

Next Meeting – Dex Audio tour June 18th

Advance Meeting Notice

 

The next AES meeting will be a tour of Dex Audio’s CD/DVD Mastering and Manufacturing facility.

The date will be Mon June 18th.

Please keep that date free.

Further details to come.

AES Melbourne Section May meeting

Gearhouse Broadcast Van Tour

The next AES Melbourne Section meeting will be a tour of one of the Gearhouse Broadcast OB Vans used for AFL coverage.

Audio Engineer Peter Craig will host the tour, and provide insights into the technology and practices involved in bringing the footy to your screens.

Details:
Continue reading “AES Melbourne Section May meeting” »

Preliminary Meeting Notice May 2012

April Meeting – deferred to May

Tour of Gearhouse OB Van

The Dex Audio visit planned for April has been delayed to June, due to a major equipment installation in progress.

Details are still being finalized, but the next meeting will be a tour of one of Gearhouse Broadcast’s big Outside Broadcast trucks, but it will now be deferred from April to May.

The date has now been confirmed to be Mon May 21st.

Numbers will need to be controlled, so online bookings will be available closer to the date.

 

Meeting Report – Feb 2012

Distortion Control in High Power Woofer Designs

On Monday Feb 13th Michail Barabasz of loudspeaker driver and enclosure manufacturer Lorantz Audio Services presented to the Melbourne Section on high power woofer design.

Continue reading “Meeting Report – Feb 2012” »

Preliminary Meeting Notice June 2012

*** This visit has been postponed to the June Meeting***
April meeting now to be tour of Gearhouse OB Van
see separate notice… 

Preliminary Notice

Visit to Dex Audio CD & DVD Plant 

The next meeting will be held on Mon April 9th, and June meeting will be a visit to Dex Audio’s Kensington CD and DVD fabrication plant and mastering facility.

Due to a limit on numbers,  bookings will be required.
Further details and a booking form will be published closer to the date.

 

February 2012 meeting

                        February Meeting Notice

The next meeting of the Melbourne Section of the AES will be held on Mon 13th February 2012 at 7:30pm in Lecture Theatre EN101 at Swinburne Uni, on the topic:

Distortion Control in High Power Woofer Designs

Presented by Michail Barabasz of Lorantz Audio.

 Michail will update us on his latest research on loudspeaker drivers and cone technology.
An AES Melbourne Section member, Michail is passionate about all aspects of loudspeaker design.

Continue reading “February 2012 meeting” »

Meeting Report: Vector Wave-Front Description and Demo

The November 21st meeting was held at Swinburne Univ of Technology and featured Graeme Huon providing us with an update and demonstration of his Vector Wave-Front scheme for more realistic localization of reproduced sounds within a sonic space.

A PDF copy of the presentation slides can be viewed here
An audio recording of the presentation can be played or downloaded here

A video of the slide-show plus audio is available below.

The mp4 video can also be viewed here
Note: video slide-show does not include audience participation or question & answers – refer to audio recording for these.

Graeme firstly provided a brief recap on the existing technologies and systems (5.1, 7.1, 22.2) and their shortcomings – fixed forward perspective and limited “sweet spot”.

Continue reading “Meeting Report: Vector Wave-Front Description and Demo” »

Next Meeting – February 2012

The next meeting will be held in February 2012 – anticipated date 13th Feb.

Topic is yet to be announced.

Please check in again in the new year.

 

November Meeting

Graeme Huon to demonstrate his Vector Wavefront scheme.
Mon November 21st, 7:30pm at Swinburne Uni
(Engineering Building Room EN313)

The topic of the next meeting of the Melbourne Section of the AES will be:

 Capture, editing, decoding and rendering for future audio imaging technologies
 – an update and demonstration.
by Graeme Huon.

Graeme’s Vector Wavefront audio format is a new technology that moves beyond surround sound to eliminate the sweet-spot, require less discrete channels, yet remain compatible with the present formats, and allow more flexible placement of loudspeakers.
This presentation will build on Graeme’s presentation to us in June 2010, outlining progress since that date and include audio demonstrations of the scheme’s capabilities.

Details:
Monday November 21st at 7:30pm
-at-
Lecture Theatre EN313
Level 3
Engineering Building
Swinburne University of Technology
John St
Hawthorn

All members, guests and visitors are welcome.

A report on Graeme’s previous presentation is available on the AES Melbourne website.

 

November meeting

Meeting Notice – November.

Our next meeting will be on Monday November 21st with Graeme Huon giving us an update on his Vector WaveFront system – a proposed future audio imaging technology.

Venue is:
Swinburne Uni, Hawthorn
Engineering Building
Room EN313
(Level 3 – up the escalators)

More details to follow soon…

Bill Armstrong to Talk at IEEE Melb

The IEEE Victorian Section’s Signal Processing Chapter has issued an invitation to AES Section members and visitors to attend a talk by recording pioneer Bill Armstrong on Wed 5th October at 6pm.
Registration is required.

Full details on the IEEE website

Meeting Report – Sept 2011

How the Ear Really Works?
Presented by Dr Rod Staples 

Dr Staples introduced the work of Jim Fulton, hearing researcher, describing how the inner ear converts sound into neural impulses.

After describing the basic arrangement of the components of the ear, the focus changed to concentrate on the physical and neurological construction of the inner ear – the Cochlea and associated neural connections.
Continue reading “Meeting Report – Sept 2011” »

Election Results – AGM.

The Annual General Meeting of The Audio Engineering Society Melbourne Section (Inc) was held on Mon 12th September 2011, where an election of Officers and Committee was held.

The results are as follows:

Chair – Mark Edwards
Secretary – Peter Smerdon
Treasurer – Graham Haynes
Vice Chair – Jim Barbour

Committee-persons:
Graeme Huon
Greg Segal
Rod Staples
Matt Topp

 

AGM Agenda

Agenda – Annual General Meeting

12th September 2011 – 7:30pm


  • Apologies

Continue reading “AGM Agenda” »

TV Loudness meeting report

On Thursday July 14th the AES Melb Section met at the JMC Academy auditorium, where Jean Paul Moerman of Salzbrenner Stagetec gave us an overview of the topic TV Loudness. This has always been a sensitive topic, but since the evolution of TV to digital systems the apparent problem has intensified.

Jean Paul described the new metering system developed by the European Broadcasting Union to better measure program “loudness” than the PPMs, QPPMs, and peak-reading meters now commonly used in Europe.
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Nagra Demo Event – Tuesday 26th July

Audio Engineering Society members are cordially invited by Nagra to attend an intimate gathering to help celebrate 60 years of NAGRA professional audio recorders on Tuesday 26th July.

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Annual General Meeting – Mon September 12th

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Melbourne Section of the AES will be held on Monday September 12th 2011 at 7:30pm at RMIT Room 056.05.085 (directions below)

The Agenda is available here.

The short AGM will be followed by a presentation by Dr Rodney Staples (AES member) on the topic

How the Ear Really Works!

This presentation will summarise the key observations from James Fulton’s meta-analysis of a
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Meeting Report: Technology, Techniques and Approach to Natural Soundscape Recording

Renowned international soundscape recordist Doug Quin spoke to the Melbourne Section on June 30th 2011 on the topic “Technology, Techniques and Approach to Natural Soundscape Recording” at Lecture Theatre EN101 at Swinburne Uni, Hawthorn campus.

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Meeting Notice – TV Program Loudness – 14th July 2011

Meeting Notice

Note: This AES Melbourne Section meeting is also on a Thursday night and at a different venue.

The next regular meeting of the Melbourne Section of the AES will be on

Thursday July 14th at 7:30pm at JMC Academy, South Melbourne.

TV Program Loudness
Be Ready for the Next Decade

Presented by Jean-Paul Moerman
International Projects and Applications Manager – Salzbrenner Stagetec, Germany.

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Two meetings coming up – both with international speakers

June/July  is going to be a busy time for AES meetings.
We have two meetings with respected international speakers, one of them just over a week away…..

Thursday 30th June at 7:30pm at Swinburne Uni  – Lecture Theatre EN101
Soundscape Recordist Doug Quin on Technology, Techniques and Approach to Natural Soundscape Recording.

Thursday 14th July at 7:30pm at JMC Academy, Bank St South Melbourne
EBU PLOUD Group Member Jean-Paul Moerman on TV Loudness – Get Ready for the Next Decade.

Details of these meetings can be found here

Meeting Report: Computer Games Audio Design with the FMOD Development Platform

Melbourne – June 6, 2011

Speaker Names: Brett Paterson, Firelight Technologies; Stephan Schulze, Games Sound Designer

Meeting Location: RMIT University, Carlton

Summary

Firelight Technologies is the Melbourne-based developer of the popular FMOD games audio development platform, which is in use in a range of popular games for the PC, Games Console, and mobile platforms.

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Meeting Report: Audio Mastering

Melbourne – April 11, 2011

Speaker Name: Martin Pullan, Edensound Mastering

Meeting Location: Edensound Mastering and Armstrongs Studios

Summary

Melbourne Section members gathered at the historic Armstrong Studios location to hear Martin Pullan of speak on the challenges of modern day audio mastering.

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Meeting Report: Digital Radio in Australia

Melbourne – November 29, 2010

Speaker Name: Greg Segal

Meeting Location: Lecture Hall 82, RMIT Carlton

Summary

Digital Radio Broadcasting has been on air in Australia for six months and is using the DAB+ standard (Eureka147 DAB using AACplus coding instead of MPEG1LII). The commercial and public sector broadcasters in five capital cities (incl Melbourne) are now on air, with community broadcasters to follow in the next few months.

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Meeting Report: Film Sound Recording

Melbourne – September 13, 2010

Speaker Name: Gary Wilkins

Meeting Location: Central City Studios, Melbourne Docklands

Summary

AES member and award-winning film and TV sound recordist, Gary Wilkins hosted the section with an entertaining exposition of the technology and techniques of the location film sound recording mixer, interspersed with anecdotes about his experiences on the many feature films and TV series he has worked on. This was followed by a tour of the massive sound stages of Central City Studios.

Meeting Report: Ribbon Microphones – Today, Yesterday, and Tomorrow

Melbourne – August 16, 2010

Speaker Name: Wes Dooley – Audio Engineering Associates

Meeting Location: RMIT Lecture Hall Rm82

Summary

More than thirty members and guests of the Melbourne Section recently gathered in a lecture hall at the RMIT University to hear visiting international speaker, Wes Dooley of Audio Engineering Associates (AEA) present on the topic “Ribbon Microphones — Today, Yesterday, and Tomorrow”.

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Meeting Report: Capture, edit, decoding and render for future audio imaging technologies

Melbourne – June 21, 2010

Speaker Name: Graeme Huon – Huonlabs

Meeting Location: Lecture Hall 82, RMIT University, Carlton

Audio recording of Graeme’s presentation can be played or downloaded here.

Summary

The presentation left no doubt that the surround sound “sweet spot” constraints— listener location restrictions and fixed forward perspectives; can now be eliminated.

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Meeting Report: MADI (AES10) – Theory & Applications

Melbourne – April 12, 2010

Speaker Name: Steve Lincoln—Smith and Leigh Spahic (Innovative Music Aust)

Meeting Location: RMIT University

Summary

Steve and Leigh presented a “potted history” of the MADI interface, and of the company they represent, RME, which manufactures a wide range of audio equipment utilizing the interface. The the presentation moved on to the physical interface, and the benefits of fibre-optic cable for interconnects – together with the types of connectors, and the way connector termination has advanced over the years to make it a more accessible technology.

They also showed examples of a wide range applications where MADI has been used, and typical equipment wit

Other business or activities at the meeting:
The Chair noted with sadness the recent passing of former AES member Graham Thirkell. Graham, through his earlier work at Byer Industries and later through his company Optro, had a pivotal role in tape recorder developments in the ’50’s thru to the ’70’s and in his later years became widely respected as an acoustican. He presented papers on this subject at local AES Conventions in the ’80’s.

Meeting Report: Radio Mics – Current Technology, & the Regulatory and Spectrum Environment

Date: Feb 8th 2010

Speaker Name: Tony Hambling, Murray Tregonning & Associates

Meeting Location: Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia

Tony’s talk covered a range of topics. He displayed a range of modern products from several major supliers, and discussed the practical application – from broadcast TV and radio, thru live entertainment and film recording to worship audio.

He also outlined the changes coming up in spectrum allocation for radio mics, and the effect this would have on frequencies. He then went on to demonstrate the kinds of efforts that local importers have to make in the local regulatory approval process. Tony also touched on the analog vs digital technologies, identifying some shortcomings of particularly spread-spectrum technology for robust operation.

He also elicited some interesting anecdotes on radio mic experiences from Gary Wilkins, a leading film recordist, big radio mic user, and AES member who was in attendance.

 

Melbourne Section back to life

Date: December 2009

The Melbourne Section has sprung back into life after being quiet for several years.

Earlier in the year, a new interim committee of four was formed, with the support of the previous committee, with a view to re-establishing Section activities.

Email and web communication was set up via Google Groups to facilitate dialog with members, and sufficient interest was identified to warrant further Section activities.

The committee firstly arranged a social evening for all members in July to reintroduce old friends, meet new ones, and discuss future Section activities. We were delighted to have thirteen members attend. Several others expressed support although unable to attend on the night.

Not only was it a very helpful brainstorming session in a relaxed environment, but it proved to be a fine evening of discussion on a wide range of audio topics.

We also added three new “volunteers” to the interim committee to spread the load.

 

The next meeting was arranged as a tour of the new Austereo radio studios in South Melbourne in September.

This is a new all-digital radio studio facility built with digital radio (DAB+) in mind and represents the state of the art in radio studio design.

A dozen or so members gathered and were welcomed by Matt Steadman, Technology Manager-Austereo Melbourne.

Matt gave an interesting and illuminating presentation on the practices and technology within a modern broadcasting plant, as well as a brief rundown on the recently launched Digital Radio services.

This was followed by a tour of the facilities which house on air, news, and production studios for two commercial FM stations (TripleM-FM and Fox-FM), as well as extra studios for generating content for additional DAB+ channels and webcasting events.

For the radio professionals in the group it was an opportunity to see a facility which ranks among the best in the country, and for the rest of the group it was an insight into the hardware (and software) which assembles the audio that comes from their radio’s speakers.

Finally, on December 7th we held an Annual General Meeting to formally elect a committee which could carry on the work started by the interim committee in a more formal manner. We had 16 members in attendance, and were delighted to have AES Governor David Murphy visit from Adelaide to officiate at the election, and provide an enlightening technical presentation on two loudspeaker design subjects — horn design and crossover design.

The election was successful, with every position filled.

David’s presentation was well received by all, and the number of questions from the floor attests to the universal interest in the topic of loudspeaker design.

 

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Meeting Report: November 2016 Creating Audio for Interactive Environments

Meeting Report

Creating Audio for Interactive Environments

On Monday October 10th, AES Melbourne members and guests assembled in the SAE Melbourne Lecture Theatre to hear Stephan Schutze talk to us on the topic “Creating Audio for Interactive Environments”
The evening was a most interesting journey through his thoughts and experiences in audio for gaming and virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR).

He recounted his recent trip to the AES Convention in LA, particularly the AR/VR section.
He mentioned that the challenge of gatherings like this is that so many people working in the field are subject to non-disclosure agreements; so many presentations are general in nature and from people without true in-depth knowledge of the technology. He also quoted a presenter exclaiming that “VR is currently like the Wild West where heroes were forged and legends made”. Stephen’s comment to this was “yes but there are also a whole bunch of snake-oil salesmen, and people wearing black hats”.
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November Meeting Notice: Stephan Schutze on Audio for Interactive

November Meeting Notice

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be on Monday 28th November at 7:30pm at:
The SAE Institute Lecture Theatre, 235 Normanby Rd, South Melbourne.

Stephan Schutze, will present on the topic

Creating Audio for Interactive Environments

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Meeting Report: October 2016 RØDE Microphone Manufacturing in Australia

Meeting Report

Microphone Manufacturing in Australia

On Monday October 10th, AES Melbourne members and guests assembled in the SAE Melbourne Lecture Theatre to hear Peter Freedman, the founder and CEO of RØDE Microphones speak to us on Microphone Manufacturing in Australia

Peter started out by describing the company and touching on the acquisition of the Aphex and Event Electronics businesses, and teased us on an imminent but yet-to-be-announced acquisition.

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Peter Freedman at AES Melbourne Section

 

He then took us briefly through his family history – his father working in Sweden on Dynacord equipment, and mixing bands. The family came to Australia in 1966. Peter was 8 years old at the time and couldn’t speak English!

His father had acquired the distribution rights for Dynacord in Australia, which was the main reason for moving to Sydney, establishing Freedman Electronics- the predecessor of RØDE. He commented that next January marks the 50th anniversary of Freedman Electronics

 

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Prelim Meeting Notice: November 28th

Preliminary Meeting Notice

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section is currently planned for Monday 28th November at 7:30pm at:
The SAE Institute Lecture Theatre, 235 Normanby Rd, South Melbourne.

Games Audio Designer Stephan Schutze, will present on the topic

Audio for Interactive Environments

A detailed meeting notice will be posted in early November.

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