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Meeting Report: October 2021 – From Stradivarius to Speaker – Joe Hayes

On Monday October 11th the AES Melbourne Section mounted another Zoom online meeting, due to Victoria’s continuing and now world record-breaking pandemic lockdown situation.

Over thirty members and guests joined the meeting to hear Inventor and Vastigo Ltd CTO, Joe Hayes speak on his DaS AuReality loudspeaker technology in a presentation entitled:

From Stradivarius to Speakertechnology for improvements in sound delivery and room acoustics treatment”

The DaS AuReality system claims to reduce the impact of room acoustics for the listening experience and produce a listening experience free of sweet spot limitations by using an algorithm to create Diffusion at the Source (DaS))

Joe Hayes describes the benefits of DaS AuReality (Screenshot -Rod Staples)
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October 2021 Meeting Notice: Joe Hayes – DaS AuReality

The next online meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be on Monday 11th October 2021 at 7:30pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time UTC+11).

Joe Hayes, Inventor and CTO of Vastigo Ltd will describe his DaS AuReality technology in a talk titled:

From Stradivarius to Speaker

technology for improvements in sound delivery and room acoustics treatment.

We are familiar with a well-designed concert hall having clarity of performance without hard echoes and a balanced enveloping sound field.
We seek to capture this in our recording and listening experiences but we often must put up with less-than-ideal acoustic environments.

What if the enveloping experience could be recreated directly from the loudspeaker without the need for the concert hall? And what if the recreated sound field did not detract from the initially arriving direct sound but could actually mask and improve the inevitable echoes and reflections of the typical less than the ideal listening environment?

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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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February Meeting Notice: ABC Radio Studio Tour

Meeting Notice

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be on Monday 18th February
(Bookings required – see form below).

It will be a tour of

ABC Radio Studios – Southbank, Melbourne

Hosted by Paul Penton (Ops Manager) and Richard Girvan (Senior Audio Operator)

ABC Radio’s Southbank studio complex forms a key node in the public broadcaster’s multiple radio networks for both national and local audiences. This tour will cover the radio service’s on-air and production studios.
It will be an opportunity to check out the SSL consoles in the production areas, as well as the Stagetec digital on-air consoles and Netia computertized playout system.

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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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