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Meeting Report: Feb 2018 MCEC Tour

On Monday February 12th, eighteen members and guests of the AES Melbourne Section visited the Melbourne Convention Centre where Infrastructure and Equipment Manager Michael Walker gave us a tour of the complex.

Greeting us at the Convention Centre foyer, Michael gave us a short rundown of the history of the Centre, and an overview of the areas we would be visiting tonight.
We then moved on to the Master Control Room, where Michael gave us a run-through of the operation of this room in overseeing all technical operations.

Michael Walker describing the Master Control operation – photo Rod Staples

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Meeting Notice: Feb 2018 MCEC Tour

Meeting Notice

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be on Monday 12th February.

It will be a tour of

The Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Hosted by Michael Walker, Infrastructure and Equipment Manager, MCEC.

The Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre is a world class venue, with a range of spaces suited to conferences and exhibitions of all sizes.

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Meeting Report: Dec 2017 Dolby Immersive Audio From the Cinema to the Home

On Monday December 11th Nick Engel, Dolby’s Senior Director of Consumer Entertainment Technology  presented to the AES Melbourne Section on the topic “Dolby Atmos – Immersive Audio: From the Cinema to the Home”

Nick Engels immerses us in Dolby Atmos – photo Rod Staples

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick started with an overview of the history of Dolby’s last thirty years of cinema audio, encompassing Dolby Surround, Digital Surround Ex (5.1), and Dolby Surround 7.1. He then moved on from these channel-based systems to the object-based spatial audio description of Atmos – describing position, size and diffusion of individual objects. Continue reading “Meeting Report: Dec 2017 Dolby Immersive Audio From the Cinema to the Home” »

Meeting Report: Nov 2017 Peter Larsen LOUDSOFT

November 2017 Meeting Report

FINE Speaker Test & Design

On Monday November 13th Peter Larsen, President and founder of loudspeaker design and testing software company LOUDSOFT presented to the AES Melbourne Section on the topic “Loudspeaker Design & Test Methods”

Peter started by summarizing his career to date starting with his working for several Scandinavian loudspeaker companies, and JBL in the US, culminating in the founding of LOUDSOFT in 2001. Continue reading “Meeting Report: Nov 2017 Peter Larsen LOUDSOFT” »

December Meeting Notice: Immersive Audio from Dolby

December Meeting Notice

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be on Monday 11th December at 7:30pm at

The SAE Institute Lecture Theatre, 235 Normanby Rd South Melbourne.


Nick Engel of Dolby Labs will present on the topic

Immersive Audio

From the Cinema to the Home

Nick will discuss the evolution of channel based audio to immersive audio formats and how this shifts the paradigm of audio authoring, delivery and playback. He will describe immersive representations such as object based immersive (OBI), channel based immersive (CBI) and sound field formats and cover key concepts and relevant ITU-R and SMPTE standards.
He will also provide a technical overview of Dolby Atmos (a widely deployed commercially available immersive system) as it is used in the cinema, in the home, and on portable devices.
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