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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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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?” »