Category Archives: Past Events and Meetings

Meeting Report: June 2017 Wireless Mics – Current Technologies

Meeting Report

Wireless Microphones – Current Technologies and Where To From Here

On Monday June 6th AES Melbourne members and gathered in the SAE Institute Lecture Theatre to hear James Waldron and Jason Grbevski of Sennheiser Australia to speak on the topic “Wireless Microphones – and Where to From Here?”

James Waldron started with a brief overview of Sennheiser’s history and current operations, as well as the history of wireless microphones. Continue reading “Meeting Report: June 2017 Wireless Mics – Current Technologies” »

Meeting Report: April 2017 Sound Delivery… against the odds

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Sound delivery against the odds – the technical challenge

On Monday Feb 27th AES Melbourne members and gathered in the SAE Institute Lecture Theatre to hear Quests’ Frank Andrewartha speak on the topic “Sound delivery against the odds – the technical challenge

Frank started out by describing the mechanics of the human hearing “circuit”. Then he played a video which demonstrated the hearing process through detailed animations. Continue reading “Meeting Report: April 2017 Sound Delivery… against the odds” »

Meeting report: Feb 2017 Voice Intelligibility in Difficult Acoustic Environments

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What Did They Say?

Maintaining Voice Intelligibility in Difficult Acoustic Environments


On Monday February 27
th keen AES Melbourne members and guests travelled to the outer eastern suburbs to the Kilsyth South Baptist Church to see their installation of Quest amplifiers and speakers and to hear Quests’ Frank Andrewartha speak on the topic “Maintaining Voice Intelligibility in Difficult Acoustic Environments”

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Frank Andrewartha presenting… Photo: Rod Staples

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 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” »

Meeting Report: October 2016 RØDE Microphone Manufacturing in Australia

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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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