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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.

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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 –

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June 2016 Meeting Report: Technologies for Hearing and Listening

Meeting Report
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.

Alison King presents on  "From the Ear to the Brain"

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.