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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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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”.
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

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.

October Meeting: Peter Freedman of RØDE Microphones

October Meeting Notice

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be on 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

 Microphone Manufacturing in Australia.

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” »