Category Archives: Past Events and Meetings

April 2019 Meeting Report: Active Acoustic Enhancement and Spatial Audio

Twenty one members and guests gathered in the Yamaha Premium Piano Centre (YPPC) in South Melbourne to hear Simon Tait explain the Yamaha AFC3 Active Field Control system and its use in acoustic enhancement and spatial audio applications.

Simon had recently installed an AFC3 system at this location and he was pleased to describe and demonstrate its features.

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Feb 2019 Meeting Report: ABC Radio tour

Twenty members and guests gathered in the foyer of the ABC Southbank studios for a tour of the ABC radio studios. The timing was fortuitous as, while we waited we had a panoramic viewing window into the ABC-TV News studio, where the 7:00 pm flagship bulletin was going live to air. That made for an entertaining wait.

Chairman Graeme Huon then welcomed all to the meeting and introduced ABC Radio Operations Manager Paul Penton and Senior Operator Richard Girvan, who were to be our hosts for the evening.

Splitting up into two groups and starting in Radio Master Control, operator Brett assisted Richard and Paul in describing the operation of MCR and the scheduling software, and localization, explaining that the majority of content is live with a little bit of replay off digital storage using Netia software. Richard commented that the localization elements are still running on the ABC-developed D-Cart system (dating from 1995 build). He explained that localization was the system whereby when a program is being fed to multiple centres, local promos and idents are triggered at each centre when the program cuts to a break. He also indicated that a small amount of voice tracking is done using the commercial RCS Zetta package.

Richard Girvan describes Radio MCR Operations – photo Rod Staples
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Meeting Report: December 2018 DSP Correction in Loudspeakers

Meeting Report – December 2018

Chairman Graeme Huon welcomed all to the meeting and introduced Steve Spurrier to present to us on the use of Digital Signal Processing in a range of Genelec monitoring loudspeakers, outlining Steve’s background and training in these specific Genelec models.

Steve Spurrier expounds on DSP in loudspeakers – photo Rod Staples

Steve started by highlighting the challenges of achieving monitoring loudspeaker accuracy in the crowded, acoustically challenged control rooms found in today’s diverse content creation environment.
He commented that modern monitoring loudspeakers from a range of manufacturers can be very accurate – to within +/- 2dB – when measured in an anechoic environment.

 

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Meeting Report: October 2018 Phil Georges Audio for Live TV Sport

Meeting Report – October 2018

Vice-Chairman Paolo Menolotto welcomed all to the meeting, and introduced Phil Georges to talk to us on his experiences and approach to audio mixing for major live television sporting events. Paolo outlined Phil’s pedigree in working with the major sporting codes and some of the biggest organizations in TV sport.

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Meeting Report: August 2018 Commercial Radio Networking with SCASat

Meeting Report – August 2018

On Monday August 13th, following a short Section AGM, Dan Jackson Head of Audio Operations at the major commercial radio network Southern Cross Austereo, (SCA) gave the Melbourne Section a presentation on SCA’s groundbreaking national networking system, SCASat.

Dan Jackson describes SCASat at the August meeting – photo Rod Staples

 

 

 

 

 

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