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Meeting Report: October 2022 – Angus Davidson on Immersive Music

On Monday 3rd October, the Melbourne Section of the AES held our regular bi-monthly meeting.

We welcomed about 30 members and guests via Zoom.

Angus Davidson from Red Road Immersive studio presented to us on the topic

Recording Music for Immersive Platforms 
– applying Dolby Atmos to music streaming

Chairman Graeme Huon introduced Angus who started his presentation with a brief run-through of his career to date.

Angus Davidson describing the Atmos recording process
Angus Davidson describing the Atmos recording process (Photo Rod Staples)

He then moved on to introduce the studio design decisions necessary for Dolby Atmos mixing, covering the appropriate room size for different applications (music, video, or film work) as well as the acoustic treatment, and choices of working with a physical console or mixing “in-the-box”.
He then spoke about equipment choices, emphasising the criticality of speaker choice.

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October 2022 Meeting Notice – Recording Music for Immersive Platforms

The next online meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be held on Monday 3rd October 2022 at 7:30pm – via Zoom.

Angus Davidson of Red Road Immersive will present on the topic of:

Recording Music for Immersive Platforms

applying Dolby Atmos to music streaming  

Dolby Atmos has transitioned from its recognised role in film sound, to a new and significantly different role as a dedicated platform for streaming music playback, on platforms like Apple Music, Tidal and Amazon +.

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Meeting Report: August 2022 – John Mulcahy; Room EQ Wizard (REW) software.

On Monday 8th August, the Melbourne Section of the AES held our regular bi-monthly meeting, which was preceded by our Annual General Meeting.

We welcomed about 60 members and guests via Zoom.

Following the AGM (see separate report at https://www.aesmelbourne.org.au/2022-agm/), Chairman Graeme Huon introduced John Mulcahy, the developer of the Room EQ Wizard (REW) software package.

John Mulcahy smiles
John presents via Zoom – Photo Rod Staples
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April 2022 Meeting Notice: Charlie Van Dongen – From loudspeakers to listeners – On-site Listening Session

We are finally meeting in person again!

The first in-person meeting of the AES Melbourne Section (in what seems like forever) will be held on
Monday 11th April 2022 at 7:30pm.

*Note – there will be NO live online element to this meeting.

Charlie Van Dongen, of Involve Audio will host us at his Mentone (Vic) manufacturing facility, revisiting his earlier presentation with a practical demonstration of:

From loudspeakers to listeners

the complete surround sound chain 
Part 2 – Listening

In the earlier session in February 2021 Charlie Van Dongen of Involve Audio, based in Melbourne, Australia described this end-to-end sound reproduction chain extending from the latest generation of loudspeaker transducers through amplifiers and render electronics that have been developed based on just how humans perceive sound.

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