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Education – updated Schools and Courses list available from Rod Staples

Committee Member Dr Rod Staples has updated the very useful Schools and Courses listing in his Audio Skills Survey documents to reflect the 2020 situation. This can be checked out at

Rod welcomes feedback on his data at his email address shown at the foot of his Skills Survey main page

Thanks to Rod for the time and effort he puts into this undertaking to keep the Industry and prospective entrants informed on the choices available.

Meeting Report: February 2020 Collarts Tour

About twenty members and guests assembled in the auditorium of the Collarts Wellington St Collingwood campus for a presentation on their audio education activities and a tour of their audio facilities.

Chairman Graeme Huon welcomed all to the meeting and introduced Collarts Head of Audio Production, Jason Torrens, who was to give the presentation and host the tour.
Jason was informally supported in the presentation by Dr Paul Doornbush (Associate Dean) and Dylan Mitrovich (Coordinator of Audio Production).

Chairman Graeme introduces Collarts’ Jason Torrens
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March 2020 Meeting Notice


This meeting has been cancelled due to presenter unavailability – explanatory post to follow

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be held on Monday 16th March 2020 at 7:30pm at The SAE Institute – Lecture Theatre, 235 Normanby Rd South Melbourne (Enter via Woodgate St – directions below).

Alex Schloesser CEO of AS Audio (Singapore) will present on the topic:

3D Audio

In Recording Production & Reproduction

Alex will provide an introduction into 3D Audio Recording, Production and Reproduction possibilities. Attendees will get an understanding of which recording options are available and how they impact the result of their work

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2020 Meeting Calendar

The Section Committee is working assiduously on the meeting calendar for the 2020 year.

The first meeting of 2020 is expected to be in February, and will probably be a facility tour, as usual.

Expect more news on this early in the new year.

December 2019 Meeting Report – Sound and Emotion

Graeme Huon introduced our speaker Neil McLachlan, Associate Professor of the Melbourne University School of Psychological Sciences who was to present to us on Sound and Emotion.

Graeme outlined Neil’s wide range of experience as a researcher in the Departments of Engineering, Architecture, Psychology and Music, as well as working professionally as a performer, instrument designer, and acoustic consultant.

Section Chair Graeme Huon introduces Neil McLachlan to the meeting

Neil started by introducing the idea of an “auditory brain”, and understanding sound from a psychological perspective. He gave us a quick summary of his work on the Federation Bells project, explaining how one dimensional vibration systems (i.e. voices and most instruments) naturally produce harmonic series, but bells, gongs, and other percussions instruments vibrate in two or three dimensions, so they don’t produce harmonic series. Up to that point nobody had been able to produce bells with harmonic series. He then briefly described how he arrived at the bell shapes necessary to produce bells with perfect pitch.
He went on to describe his experiences with the Gamelan Indonesian percussion orchestras and their use of dissonance as a musical element.

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