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Meeting Report: Nov 2020 – Fabio Marraccini on Online Jamming

On Monday November 9th, the Melbourne Section of the AES held a Zoom call for our regular bi-monthly meeting, with a strong attendance of more than twenty members and visitors.

Vice-Chair Paolo Menolotto introduced Fabio Marraccini to talk on the topic of online music jamming and rehearsals.

Fabio started his presentation with an explanation of the difference between online jams – where playing together using low latency connections is emphasised for spontaneity – and remote collaboration – where the recording quality and synchronization are paramount, so it’s often individuals playing alone to a reference or click-track.

Fabio describing online jamming technology – Screenshot courtesy of Rod Staples
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Planning for 2021 Meeting Calendar



Following a successful transition to online meetings during the 2020 lockdown, your Committee is well progressed in the planning for 2021.

We expect some restrictions to continue into 2021, so the online Zoom format will continue for now.

When in-person gatherings of our type are again permitted we will revert some of our meetings to our traditional format.
We have found the online format does have some benefits, so in the future we are planning to offer a mix of both in-person and online meetings.

Stay tuned for details on our next event – planned for February.

Meeting Notice: November 2020 – Online Music Jams

The next online meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be on Monday 9th November at 7:30pm.

Fabio Marraccini of AudioGeek11.com will present on the topic:

Online music jams and rehearsals

Overcoming isolation – the show must go on

Meeting via Zoom – Bookings are required (see below)

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Meeting Report: Sept 2020 – Andy Stewart on Recording in a Pandemic

On Monday September 14th, Twenty-five members and visitors joined the Melbourne Section of the AES in a Zoom call for our regular bi-monthly meeting.

The evening started with the Section’s AGM, which is reported separately here.

Following the AGM, re-elected Chairman Graeme Huon introduced Andy Stewart from The Mill Studio on Victoria’s rural Bass Coast to talk on the topic of recording in a pandemic.

Andy explained that he was calling in from the local Country Fire Authority (CFA) station, where he was taking advantage of their better Internet speed, as well as it being a quiet spot away from his young family. He is a Lieutenant in the local Brigade.

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Next Meeting: November date to be set

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section is expected to be in early November.

The date and topic to be announced shortly.