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Thursday, January 16
 

10:00am PST

Audio Science Academy (Spanish): ITB mixing
Presented in Spanish: Music mixing is sometimes seen more as a technical hurdle at the end of a project rather than the creative process it is. In this session, producer and engineer Juan de Dios Martín will share his approach to ITB mixing, focusing on ideas and strategies for both audio engineers and musicians that work on their own productions.

(Mezclar música se puede ver a veces más como una dificultad técnica al final de un proyecto que como el proceso creativo que es. En esta sesión, el productor e ingeniero Juan de Dios Martín compartirá su enfoque sobre la mezcla ITB, centrándose en ideas y estrategias tanto para ingenieros como para músicos que trabajan en sus propias producciones.)

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avatar for Juan de Dios Martin

Juan de Dios Martin

Independent
He started his career as a recording and touring multi-instrumentalist musician for several Spanish bands. In early 2000s, he decided to expand his creative talents behind the glass and began producing artists. Shortly after, he opened his recording studio in Madrid, where he made... Read More →

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Audio Engineering Society

The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide... Read More →


Thursday January 16, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
C1 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

10:00am PST

Live Console Training - Yamaha RIVAGE PM Series Digital Mixing Console Operational Overview
Console Layout, System Navigation and Q&A.
Yamaha technical specialists Chip Allen and Chris Hinson provide a brief overview of the RIVAGE PM10 Digital Mixing Console. Learn about the features and functions of the console including system design and configuration as well as software and surface operation.

Separate Registration is required - Click Here!

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avatar for Chip Allen

Chip Allen

Training Manager, Yamaha Corporation of America
Chip Allen is the Training Manager for the Pro Audio Division of Yamaha. His current duties also include 24/7 Tech support as well as digital console training. Chip has 20+ years of professional experience with live sound, studio recording and DAW software as well as an additional... Read More →
avatar for Chris Hinson

Chris Hinson

Technical Marketing Specialist, Yamaha Corporation of America
Chris Hinson is a Technical Marketing Specialist for the Yamaha Professional Audio Division of Yamaha Corporation of America. His duties include field-based marketing and support of digital mixers, digital audio networks, DSP based systems, and sales department and dealer system design... Read More →

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Thursday January 16, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
C4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

10:00am PST

Measurement & Optimization: Subwoofer Alignment with Full-Range Speakers
Signal alignment between subwoofers and full-range speakers can be problematic. This is particularly the case for ground-stacked subwoofers and flown full-range speakers, or centered mono subwoofers and split stereo full-range speakers. Proper selection of measurement type is of great importance if optimum results are to be obtained. Various scenarios and solutions will be discussed.

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avatar for Charlie Hughes

Charlie Hughes

AFMG - Berlin, Germany, Excelsior Audio
Charlie Hughes is the principal consultant at Excelsior Audio, providing consultation, design, and measurement services primarily to loudspeaker manufacturers since 2004. Charlie received a B.S. in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1988 and has worked as a loudspeaker... Read More →

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AFMG

In cooperation with our partner company SDA Software Design Ahnert GmbH we develop and distribute software forElectro-acoustic and room-acoustic modelingElectronic and acoustic measurementsRF and infrared simulationEvent technologyApplications in engineering and physicsSoftware development... Read More →


Thursday January 16, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
C6 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

10:00am PST

Control Room Academy: Masterclass with John Storyk, Eddie Kramer & Elliot Scheiner
Over the past fifty years Recording Studio Control Room Design has been on one of the wildest rides one could imagine. Have these C.R. designs been driven by extraordinary technological advances? Have they evolved as a function of changes in the way music is delivered? Have they been driven by individuals constantly pushing the boundaries of esthetics and vibe while simultaneously demanding extraordinary excellence for internal room acoustics?
Architect/Acoustician John Storyk will trace the past 50 years of C.R. design evolution, which coincidently mirrors the length of his career, and also take a peek into what the next 50 years might have in store for us. From Electric Lady Studios (1969) to Jungle City Studios (2011) and beyond, this ride is certain to get even wilder and more exciting.
John Storyk has guided WSDG through nearly 3500 studio designs around the globe. He is a visiting professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and co-author/principal professor of Berklee’s new Masters On Line Course in Architectural Acoustics for Studios.

Presenters
avatar for John Storyk

John Storyk

Co-Founder, WSDG Walters-Storyk Design Group
Since graduating from Princeton in 1968, John Storyk has designed close to 4000 recording studios, corporate conference rooms, broadcast complexes and audio‑for‑video suites around the world. His first commission was for Jimi Hendrix. That studio, Electric Lady, continues to churn... Read More →

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avatar for Eddie Kramer

Eddie Kramer

Rock Music Icon
Any producer is only as good as the sounds and sights he helps create. By this standard, Eddie Kramer must be regarded as a rock icon. For over five decades Kramer has painted the rock landscape with his aural and visual brush working with some of music history’s biggest names... Read More →
avatar for Elliot Scheiner

Elliot Scheiner

Producer / Engineer / Mixer
When you think of legendary pop engineers who are simply the absolute best at what they do, the list is a very short one. A single handful at best.The inhabitants who populate that list not only take great pride in their work; they define what magnificent recordings should sound like... Read More →

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WSDG

WSDG’s objective is to engineer architectural and technical solutions that ensure excellent acoustical and media technology performance. We solve problems by designing innovative solutions and ergonomic aesthetics, which combine the latest audio and video technology within a comfortable... Read More →


Thursday January 16, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
C5 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

10:00am PST

Live Console Training - Allen & Heath dLive Certification Course
This dLive Certification Course will provide students with a greater knowledge of engineering and mixing a live event or broadcast, signal routing concepts, IP connectivity and system networking. Earn CTS International Renewal Unit (RU) credit and connect with top industry veteran engineers and professionals. Presented by industry veteran Michael Bangs (Katy Perry, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith).

Separate Registration is required - Click Here!

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avatar for Mike Bangs

Mike Bangs

Live Sound/Touring Manager, Allen & Heath USA
With over 20 years of concert production experience, Mike Bangs has spent most of his career as a Touring Monitor Engineer and Production Manager. Touring with acts such as Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Katy Perry, Tom Petty, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Nick Jonas, Bangs has developed... Read More →

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Thursday January 16, 2020 10:00am - 1:00pm PST
C2 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

10:00am PST

Main Stage: Live - fixintogetmixin: Putting Together a Great Live Mix
There are many factors involved with putting together a great live mix. From the basics of input gain, eq, compression, plugins and routing, to the source, the audience and the artist. It’s technical, but done with creativity and passion. Whether you are just thinking about mixing or are a seasoned veteran, there is something for everyone. I will discuss and demonstrate the process which has worked for me whether I’m mixing artists like Garbage or Enrique Iglesias.

Presenters
avatar for Brad Divens

Brad Divens

Sound Engineer
In addition to Brad’s current gig with Enrique Iglesias, Brad has engineered for Linkin Park, Garbage, Cyndi Lauper, HIM, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, Motley Crue, Jane's Addiction and countless others. He’s often been asked, "How did you end up being a sound engineer... Read More →

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avatar for Tom Der

Tom Der

US Brand Manager, Soundcraft, Live Sound Product Specialist
Tom received his BFA in Commercial Music/Recording Engineering from Memphis State and started his career as a Staff and Independent Recording engineer in Nashville where he worked on a wide range of major label Country, Rock, Bluegrass, and Contemporary Christian albums including... Read More →

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Thursday January 16, 2020 10:00am - 1:00pm PST
C7 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

11:00am PST

Audio Careers: SoundGirls - Mentoring in Post, Film & TV
If you have questions about how to navigate your career in live event production, this session is for you. Come ask the questions you need answers to from industry veterans. This one-hour session will help you navigate the waters and get solid advice. This is a casual mentoring session in a small and safe environment. It is not a panel.

The benefits of mentoring are myriad. For individuals, studies show that good mentoring can lead to greater career success, including promotions, raises, and increased opportunities. Mentors Subject to Change.


Presenters
avatar for Leslie Gaston-Bird

Leslie Gaston-Bird

Audio Engineering Society - London, UK, Mix Messiah Productions - Brighton, UK
Leslie Gaston-Bird is the author of “Women in Audio” which will be published by Focal Press (a division of Routledge) in December, 2019. She currently serves as AES Governor-at-Large and Chair of the AES Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Leslie is proud to be from Dayton, Ohio... Read More →

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avatar for April Tucker

April Tucker

Re-recording Mixer, Sound Editor, Independent
April Tucker is a Los Angeles-based re-recording mixer and sound editor who works in television, film and new media. April is a SoundGirls Representative to EIMPA and blogs at her website Pro Audio Girl.

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Thursday January 16, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
B4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

11:00am PST

Audio Science Academy: Parametric EQ, Monitor & Control
As parametric EQ is an effective equalizer for studio applications, adding dynamic control to parametric bands expands its spectral shaping palette. We show the architecture of dynamic parametric EQ as well as specific monitor and control features that allow detailed sculpting of audio components, featuring the processor Quartet DynPEQ.

Presenters
avatar for Duane Wise

Duane Wise

Founder and President, Wholegrain Digital Systems LLC
Duane Wise has developed software for scientific and signal processing applications for over thirty-five years. He earned a BA at the University of Colorado in 1982 and an MS at Johns Hopkins University in 1990. He is currently researching algorithms for digital audio signal processing... Read More →

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avatar for JASON LAROCCA

JASON LAROCCA

Singer/Guitarist & Producer/Engineer
Jason LaRocca is the singer/guitarist of acclaimed punk band The Briggs. Since the age of eighteen, the Los Angeles native has also become a full-fledged producer and recording engineer in the music and motion picture industries.He has recorded and mixed music for movies such as “Aquaman... Read More →

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Thursday January 16, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
C1 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

11:00am PST

Measurement & Optimization: Delay Fill Alignment with Main Systems
The proper set up of delayed fill speakers, in terms of frequency response, level, timing and the resulting precedence, or Haas effect, requires careful adjustment and attuned evaluation skills. Attendees will be walked through the proper procedure to optimize delayed fill speakers.

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avatar for Bruce  Olson

Bruce Olson

AFMG Services North America, LLC, Olson Sound Design, LLC
Bruce C. Olson is the founding member of OLSON SOUND DESIGN LLC, a consulting firm specializing in acoustical and technical systems design for music and theatre facilities. As the Chairman of the AES Standards Committee, and having served as the Chairman of AES SC-05-05, Vice-Chairman... Read More →

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avatar for AFMG

AFMG

In cooperation with our partner company SDA Software Design Ahnert GmbH we develop and distribute software forElectro-acoustic and room-acoustic modelingElectronic and acoustic measurementsRF and infrared simulationEvent technologyApplications in engineering and physicsSoftware development... Read More →


Thursday January 16, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
C6 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

11:00am PST

Live Console Training - Yamaha - Analog Sound in a Digital World: RIVAGE PM10 Digital Mixing Console
Explore the Hybrid Mic Preamplifiers, Processors, and Plugins of the RIVAGE PM10
Join Yamaha technical specialists as we delve into the sound of the RIVAGE PM10 Digital Mixing Console. Explore the sound and technology behind the Rupert Neve Silk circuit as well as all of the plug-ins and the patented Yamaha Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) which is used to create most of the on-board plug-ins.

Separate Registration is required - Click Here!

Speakers
avatar for Chip Allen

Chip Allen

Training Manager, Yamaha Corporation of America
Chip Allen is the Training Manager for the Pro Audio Division of Yamaha. His current duties also include 24/7 Tech support as well as digital console training. Chip has 20+ years of professional experience with live sound, studio recording and DAW software as well as an additional... Read More →
avatar for Chris Hinson

Chris Hinson

Technical Marketing Specialist, Yamaha Corporation of America
Chris Hinson is a Technical Marketing Specialist for the Yamaha Professional Audio Division of Yamaha Corporation of America. His duties include field-based marketing and support of digital mixers, digital audio networks, DSP based systems, and sales department and dealer system design... Read More →

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Thursday January 16, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm PST
C4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

12:00pm PST

Audio Careers: SoundGirls - Mentoring in Live Sound & Event Production
If you have questions about how to navigate your career in live event production, this session is for you. Come ask the questions you need answers to from industry veterans. This one-hour session will help you navigate the waters and get solid advice. This is a casual mentoring session in a small and safe environment. It is not a panel.

The benefits of mentoring are myriad. For individuals, studies show that good mentoring can lead to greater career success, including promotions, raises, and increased opportunities. Mentors Subject to Change.

Presenters
avatar for Meegan Holmes

Meegan Holmes

Global Sales Manager, Eighth Day Sound Los Angeles
Meegan graduated from California Institute of The Arts from their Technical Theater program in 1993; she entered the live production industry before graduation as a local stagehand with LA Stagecall in Los Angeles. In 1997, she began her 18-year audio career with Delicate Productions... Read More →

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avatar for Mary Broadbent

Mary Broadbent

Tour Manager | Stage Manager | Backline-Guitar Tech, Clairo | Magic Giant | Plain White Ts | The Mowglis
Mary is currently on tour as the Tour Manager for Clairo on their US Immunity Tour run and will continue on this winter for the UK Immunity Tour. She has also worked with Loote, Magic Giant, Plain White T's, Tegan and Sara, and Chris Isaak. In 2020 Mary will join the Soundgirls Team... Read More →
avatar for Whitney Olpin

Whitney Olpin

Monitor Engineer and Stage Manager, Independent
Whitney Olpin has been working in Live Sound for the last eight years, working as an Independent monitor engineer and stage manager. She has spent the last year touring with Fitz and the Tantrums. Based in Los Angeles, when she is not on the road she picks up local work through Live... Read More →
avatar for Claire Murphy

Claire Murphy

Guitar Tech, Manager, Independent, Trash Tours
Claire has toured as a backline/guitar tech and has recently finished teching with Vance Joy as support to Pink on her stadium tour across Europe. She has also toured with Raveonettes, Therapy, Dum Dum Girls, and The Answer. Claire runs Trash Tours that provide the live music industry... Read More →
avatar for Tiffany Hendren

Tiffany Hendren

FOH and Monitor Engineer, Co-Director, Delmar Hall in St. Louis, MO, SoundGirls.org
Tiffany Hendren is a full time FOH engineer and tour manager, and the Co-Director of SoundGirls. When she's not on the road, she's the head engineer at Delmar Hall in St. Louis, MO.
avatar for Jeri Palumbo

Jeri Palumbo

Broadcast Engineer, Audio Mixer and RF Tech, Independent
Jeri is a broadcast engineer, audio mixer and RF (radio frequency) tech who, for the past 25 years, has specialized in working on high-profile sports shows. Jeri is a technical whiz and a regular on the front lines of events like the Super Bowl, NBA, NHL playoffs and most recently... Read More →

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Thursday January 16, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
B4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

12:00pm PST

Audio Science Academy: Distributed Mode Loudspeakers (DMLs)
The Distributed Mode Loudspeaker – A New Class of Radiator for Sound Reinforcement

Distributed Mode Loudspeakers (DMLs) utilize bending wave modal physics to propagate wide directivity, predominantly diffuse acoustic energy into a given space. Unlike traditional loudspeaker systems, the net effect is a single, large drive unit that radiates audio over almost eight octaves in a very wide and diffuse manner. In this talk, Tectonic Audio Labs VP of Engineering Tim Whitwell will explain how a DML works, what the radiaton from a DML looks like, and the benefits this brings to sound reinforcement applications.

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avatar for Tim Whitwell

Tim Whitwell

Vice President of Engineering, Tectonic Audio Labs
Tim Whitwell is a physicist and acoustic engineer with over 20 years’ experience in loudspeaker research & development, transducer and system design. He specializes in electro-acoustic design, simulation and measurement, electromagnetic and Multi-Physics finite element analysis... Read More →

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avatar for Tectonic Audio Labs

Tectonic Audio Labs

Since the invention of the moving coil speaker, the cone diaphragm has dominated the way speakers produce sound.Tectonic Audio Labs uses bending wave modes to produce sound vibrations through its patented Distributed Mode Loudspeaker (DML) and Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) product... Read More →


Thursday January 16, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
C1 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

12:00pm PST

Control Room Academy: Modern Control Room Acoustics
Join Steve Greenberg and Alex Otto for a complete survey of modern approaches to Control Room Acoustics for both professional and home studio environments. This session will provide a primer on the behavior of sound in rooms and cover proven design and treatment strategies. This session will include tutorials on room measurement, understanding the data , how to optimize speaker placement and advanced DSP techniques all in real time where you can hear the results as we go.

Presenters
avatar for Alex Otto

Alex Otto

Principal Designer, System Architect, OSW Audio, Tempe AZ
Alex Otto is a studio designer, builder and audio consultant based in the Southwest. He spent 10 years as an educator at The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. Also a musician and electrician, his broad skill set allows him to approach every project with a thorough understanding... Read More →

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avatar for Steve Greenberg

Steve Greenberg

President/Principal Architect, Thin Client Computing
Steve Greenberg is a musician, composer, studio owner and an expert in Information Technologies. He has combined decades of experience in music performance/production with technology to develop practical methods for optimizing sound reproduction in small rooms. He applies software... Read More →

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Audio Engineering Society

The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide... Read More →


Thursday January 16, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm PST
C5 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

12:00pm PST

Measurement & Optimization: Introduction to FFT
Software based analyzers like Rational Acoustics Smaart™ are powerful tools to help audio engineers view the response of sound systems. Armed with system measurement data, engineers can examine sound systems in great detail. This session focuses on the basic concepts of audio system measurement, providing an introduction to the types of measurements we can create, and discusses how and why we use them.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Tsanjoures

Chris Tsanjoures

Product Manager and Smaart® Instructor, Rational Acoustics
Chris is a Product Manager and a Smaart Instructor for Rational Acoustics. He has been working and teaching in the field of sound system engineering for the past 10 years, and holds a BA in Music Production & Technology from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford... Read More →

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Rational Acoustics

Welcome to Rational Acoustics, where the people are Rational and the products are Smaart.We are the owners and developers of the world renowned Smaart® Acoustic Test and Measurement Software.Smaart is the most straightforward and widely used software for real-time sound system measurement... Read More →


Thursday January 16, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm PST
C6 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

1:00pm PST

Audio Careers: SoundGirls - Mentoring in Recording Arts
If you have questions about how to navigate your career in recording arts, this session is for you. Come ask the questions you need answers to from industry veterans. This one-hour session will help you navigate the waters and get solid advice. This is a casual mentoring session in a small and safe environment. It is not a panel.

The benefits of mentoring are myriad. For individuals, studies show that good mentoring can lead to greater career success, including promotions, raises, and increased opportunities. Mentors Subject to Change.


Presenters
avatar for Jett Galindo

Jett Galindo

Mastering Engineer, Bakery Mastering
Jett Galindo is a Los Angeles-based mastering engineer who works alongside Eric Boulanger at The Bakery. With engineering credits spanning different genres and artists (Nile Rodgers, Green Day, Barbra Streisand, Selena Gomez, and Colbie Caillat, to name a few), Jett Galindo carries... Read More →

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avatar for Leslie Ann Jones

Leslie Ann Jones

Recording Engineer and Producer, Director of Music Recording and Scoring, Skywalker Sound
Leslie Ann Jones has been a recording and mixing engineer for over 40 years. Starting her career at ABC Recording Studios in Los Angeles in 1975, she moved to San Francisco in 1978 to accept a staff position at the legendary Automatt Recording Studios. From 1987 to 1997 she was a... Read More →
avatar for Fela Davis

Fela Davis

Sound Engineer and Owner, 23dB Productions
Fela Davis is co-owner of 23dB Productions and One of One Productions Studio based out of Ft. Lee, NJ. Their mobile recording clients include Atlantic records, Live Nation, SiriusXM Radio and more! She’s a graduate of Full Sail University with nearly 20 years of experience in audio... Read More →
avatar for Catharine Wood

Catharine Wood

Recording – Mix Engineer – Owner, Planetwood Studios
Catharine Wood is an established Los Angeles-based composer/producer and studio owner. She launched her versatile career engineering on high profile commercials – including the first Apple iPhone spot. As a mix/mastering engineer, she has delivered over 500 (both original and client... Read More →
avatar for Lenise Bent

Lenise Bent

Producer/Engineer, Independent
Lenise is a groundbreaker. She has worked as a recording engineer working on many iconic records including “Aja” by Steely Dan, “Breakfast in America” by Supertramp and “Tusk” by Fleetwood Mac. She was also the first woman to receive a platinum album for engineering on... Read More →

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Thursday January 16, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
B4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

1:00pm PST

Audio Science Academy: Correct AC Grounding Eliminates Hums and Buzzes
Speakers
avatar for Bill Whitlock

Bill Whitlock

Owner, Whitlock Consulting
Bill began designing analog electronics for console maker Quad Eight in 1972 and subsequently held chief engineer positions at Laserium and Capitol Records/EMI prior to becoming owner of Jensen Transformers in 1989. He’s become a widely recognized expert on power, grounding, and... Read More →

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avatar for Audio Engineering Society

Audio Engineering Society

The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide... Read More →


Thursday January 16, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
C1 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

2:00pm PST

Audio Careers: SoundGirls - Mentoring in Manufacturing
If you have questions about how to navigate your career in live event production, this session is for you. Come ask the questions you need answers to from industry veterans. This one-hour session will help you navigate the waters and get solid advice. This is a casual mentoring session in a small and safe environment. It is not a panel.

The benefits of mentoring are myriad. For individuals, studies show that good mentoring can lead to greater career success, including promotions, raises, and increased opportunities. Mentors Subject to Change.


Presenters
avatar for Sara Elliot

Sara Elliot

COO and Co-Founder, VUE Audiotechnik
With more than 20 years of experience in professional audio, Sara has held strategic marketing and operational positions with numerous sound production companies including Burns Audio, A-1 Audio, and PRG.Sara also served as Director of Marketing and Sales for Live Sound International... Read More →

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avatar for Eveanna Manley

Eveanna Manley

Owner, Manley Laboratories, Inc.
EveAnna Manley began her career in audio manufacturing over 30 years ago when she was hired onto the assembly line building printed circuit boards and wiring up vacuum tube amplifiers. Fast-forward 30 years later, her own company Manley Laboratories, Inc. has dominated the high end... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Pink

Samantha Pink

Director of Business Operations, JAM Industries USA
Colleagues call me Samantha. Family and friends call me Sam. My personal favorite though is Mom. I’d say that I am a happy combination of all three. If I were able to meet my adolescent self, I would encourage her to pay attention to the wise advice of her grandmother, mother, and... Read More →
avatar for Becki Barabas

Becki Barabas

Manager Global Product & BD Tour and Recording, HARMAN Professional
At 20 years old, Becki turned her passion for music into a career in audio, with a job managing the office at Score One Recording. She has since worked in MI, Tour Sound, and with Integrators and Audio Rep firms, doing everything from Sales to Marketing. Becki has held many positions... Read More →
avatar for Erika Earl

Erika Earl

Audio Experience & Hardware Engineer, EVIL Technologies, inc
Erika Earl has held key positions in the audio industry and has performed quality control and repair for leading audio manufacturers including: AVID, Drawmer, Focusrite, Tube-Tech, Bock Audio, and Daking. Erika is now working on the new frontier of spatial, immersive and interactive... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Birr

Dawn Birr

Pro Audio, Channel Development and Business Analysis, Sennheiser
Dawn began her career in the audio industry in 2000, joining Sennheiser fresh out of college. She started as a temporary receptionist and began to learn her way around and through the company. Shortly afterward she moved into Customer Service and began learning how the customers and... Read More →

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Thursday January 16, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
B4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

2:00pm PST

Audio Science Academy: The Secret Life of Low Frequencies
In “The Secret Life of Low Frequencies”, Bruce Black explores what can occur in the all-important low frequency realm, and why it happens. Using more than a decade’s worth of data collected from the acoustic analyses of rooms ranging from large world class mix stages down to small home studios converted from spare bedrooms, he shares the surprising discoveries and obscure answers to sometimes baffling questions. The low frequency region, below 300 Hz. or so, is where the bulk of our perception of sonic quality takes place. It is also an unforgiving territory where there are many complications and pitfalls that can damage the sound in the critical acoustic spaces where we do our work - our mix rooms, control rooms, studios and the like. In designing a room’s acoustics, it’s easy to stumble and fail. Some of what he will present goes against the common wisdom, and some may be controversial. But he will give you plenty to think about.

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avatar for Bruce Black

Bruce Black

Director of Engineering, MediaRooms Technology LLC
Acoustical Designer Bruce Black spent his early career working in live and theatrical sound, broadcast sound, live recording, and hardware design and sales, including working with Deane Jensen of Jensen Transformers, and founding Black Audio Devices. He eventually spent 25 years in... Read More →

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avatar for Audio Engineering Society

Audio Engineering Society

The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide... Read More →


Thursday January 16, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
C1 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

2:00pm PST

Live Console Training - Yamaha RIVAGE PM Series Theatre Mode Overview
Console Layout, System Navigation and Q&A
Yamaha technical specialists Chip Allen and Chris Hinson provide an overview of Theatre Mode for RIVAGE PM10 Digital Mixing Console. Learn about the new features and functions that Theatre Mode brings to the console which is useful for plays, musicals and other theatrical productions.

Separate Registration is required - Click Here!

Speakers
avatar for Chip Allen

Chip Allen

Training Manager, Yamaha Corporation of America
Chip Allen is the Training Manager for the Pro Audio Division of Yamaha. His current duties also include 24/7 Tech support as well as digital console training. Chip has 20+ years of professional experience with live sound, studio recording and DAW software as well as an additional... Read More →
avatar for Chris Hinson

Chris Hinson

Technical Marketing Specialist, Yamaha Corporation of America
Chris Hinson is a Technical Marketing Specialist for the Yamaha Professional Audio Division of Yamaha Corporation of America. His duties include field-based marketing and support of digital mixers, digital audio networks, DSP based systems, and sales department and dealer system design... Read More →

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Thursday January 16, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
C4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

2:00pm PST

Measurement & Optimization: Phase Alignment Essentials
This session will focus on measuring the phase response of loudspeakers and its usefulness in time alignment of sound systems.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Anderson

Jamie Anderson

Rational Acoustics President and Principal Smaart® Instructor, Rational Acoustics LLC
Jamie Anderson is one of the co-founders of Rational Acoustics. He has been teaching and working in the field of sound system engineering, measurement and alignment for over 25 years. He has worked as a product manager for SIA Software and Eastern Acoustic Works, technical support... Read More →

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Rational Acoustics

Welcome to Rational Acoustics, where the people are Rational and the products are Smaart.We are the owners and developers of the world renowned Smaart® Acoustic Test and Measurement Software.Smaart is the most straightforward and widely used software for real-time sound system measurement... Read More →


Thursday January 16, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
C6 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

2:00pm PST

Control Room Academy: Acoustical Treatments & Blocking Sound
Acoustical treatments and blocking sound are much easier to implement with some clear, simple fundamentals, based on decades of acoustical consulting experience and teaching. This session will help you to improve acoustical design and listening environments, and to better navigate the oceans of information and propaganda about “acoustical” products and practices.

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avatar for Tony Hoover

Tony Hoover

Consultant, McKay Conant Hoover, Inc.
Tony Hoover has consulted on over 2,000 architectural acoustics projects, is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, and served many professional positions including President of the National Council of Acoustical Consultants. This session derives from his twenty years of teaching... Read More →

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Audio Engineering Society

The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide... Read More →


Thursday January 16, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm PST
C5 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

2:00pm PST

Live Console Training - Allen & Heath House of Worship Live Sound Masterclass
Focused on the unique needs of the church audio operator, the AES Academy House of Worship Live Sound Masterclass demonstrates general concepts as well as dLive-specific tips and tricks for improving worship mix intelligibility and balance. Whether you are mixing for a congregation of 50 or 5000, a single guitar and vocal or a full praise band and choir, this session will help to give you the skills to deliver an optimal audio experience.

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avatar for Mike Bangs

Mike Bangs

Live Sound/Touring Manager, Allen & Heath USA
With over 20 years of concert production experience, Mike Bangs has spent most of his career as a Touring Monitor Engineer and Production Manager. Touring with acts such as Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Katy Perry, Tom Petty, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Nick Jonas, Bangs has developed... Read More →

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Thursday January 16, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm PST
C2 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

2:00pm PST

Main Stage: Live - fixintogetmixin: Decontructing the Mix
Mixing is about listening to the music. With three different artists and three different styles of music, you will see how the process of putting it all together remains the same. I will deconstruct each element of the mix showing you the before and after. From the raw tracks to the final polished live mix and everything in between. Have a good show everybody!

Presenters
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Brad Divens

Sound Engineer
In addition to Brad’s current gig with Enrique Iglesias, Brad has engineered for Linkin Park, Garbage, Cyndi Lauper, HIM, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, Motley Crue, Jane's Addiction and countless others. He’s often been asked, "How did you end up being a sound engineer... Read More →

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Tom Der

US Brand Manager, Soundcraft, Live Sound Product Specialist
Tom received his BFA in Commercial Music/Recording Engineering from Memphis State and started his career as a Staff and Independent Recording engineer in Nashville where he worked on a wide range of major label Country, Rock, Bluegrass, and Contemporary Christian albums including... Read More →

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Thursday January 16, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST
C7 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

3:00pm PST

Audio Science Academy: Moving Microphone Measurements
A moving microphone technique will be introduced and evaluated for measurement of spatial average in small rooms. Consistency of measurements will be assessed including measurements made by multiple experimenters. Accuracy of this method will be investigated in comparison with spatial average calculated from a large number of static microphone positions. A survey of measurement techniques will be presented and compared to the same spatial average.

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avatar for Charles Sprinkle

Charles Sprinkle

Director of Acoustics, Kali Audio
Charles Sprinkle is Director of Acoustics at Kali Audio, a manufacturer of professional loudspeakers and audio products. Prior to starting at Kali, Charles was Principal Acoustic Systems Engineer at Harman Professional Solutions (JBL Pro) working on recording and broadcast monitors... Read More →

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Kali Audio

Kali Audio was started in January 2018 by some of the Professional Audio Industry’s most passionate individuals. With engineering at the forefront, Kali aims to make loudspeakers and related products that present the best possible value to our customers. By devoting time and resources... Read More →


Thursday January 16, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
C1 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

3:00pm PST

Measurement & Optimization: Multi Mic: Placement for Transfer
Where do I put my mic? This session breaks down that question and attempts to apply some real-world strategies for acquiring good and informative measurement data.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Tsanjoures

Chris Tsanjoures

Product Manager and Smaart® Instructor, Rational Acoustics
Chris is a Product Manager and a Smaart Instructor for Rational Acoustics. He has been working and teaching in the field of sound system engineering for the past 10 years, and holds a BA in Music Production & Technology from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford... Read More →

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Rational Acoustics

Welcome to Rational Acoustics, where the people are Rational and the products are Smaart.We are the owners and developers of the world renowned Smaart® Acoustic Test and Measurement Software.Smaart is the most straightforward and widely used software for real-time sound system measurement... Read More →


Thursday January 16, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
C6 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

3:00pm PST

Audio Careers: SoundGirls - Mentoring in Contracts & Negotiations
If you have questions about how to navigate your career in live event production, this session is for you. Come ask the questions you need answers to from industry veterans. This one-hour session will help you navigate the waters and get solid advice. This is a casual mentoring session in a small and safe environment. It is not a panel.

The benefits of mentoring are myriad. For individuals, studies show that good mentoring can lead to greater career success, including promotions, raises, and increased opportunities. Mentors Subject to Change.


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avatar for Piper Payne

Piper Payne

Mastering Engineer, Infrasonic Sound
Piper lives for quality and equality in audio. Piper Payne is a mastering engineer in Oakland, CA, where she works on albums for independent artists and major labels. Piper is the Owner and Chief Mastering Engineer of Neato Mastering. She recently finished her term as President of... Read More →

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avatar for Catherine Vericolli

Catherine Vericolli

Co-Director, Owner and Engineer, SoundGirls.org, Fivethirteen Recording
Catherine Vericolli is a recording and archival engineer, and an outspoken analog purist. She opened Fivethirteen Recording Studios in Phoenix, AZ in 2005, where for nearly fifteen years she’s dedicated herself to keeping the traditional analog recording process alive in the desert... Read More →
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Karrie Keyes

Executive Director and Co-Founder, Monitor Engineer, SoundGirls.org, Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder
Karrie has spent the last 25 plus years as the monitor engineer for Pearl Jam. Karrie started out doing sound for punk bands in Los Angeles in 1986 under the tutelage of Dave Rat of Rat Sound, where she spent twenty years helping to establish the company. She was able to gain an immense... Read More →

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Thursday January 16, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm PST
B4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

3:00pm PST

Live Console Training - Yamaha RIVAGE PM Series Digital Mixing Console: Lab
Open Q&A and Hands-On Session
This is your opportunity to get some hands-on mixing time with the RIVAGE PM10 Digital Mixing Console. During this open lab you will be able to hone your mixing skills on the flagship digital mixing console from Yamaha. Individual live audio tracks will play through the mic preamplifier inputs allowing you to experience the Rupert Neve Silk circuit as well as the numerous plug-ins and add-on effects. Yamaha technical specialists will be available to assist and answer any questions you may have.

Separate Registration is required - Click Here!

Speakers
avatar for Chip Allen

Chip Allen

Training Manager, Yamaha Corporation of America
Chip Allen is the Training Manager for the Pro Audio Division of Yamaha. His current duties also include 24/7 Tech support as well as digital console training. Chip has 20+ years of professional experience with live sound, studio recording and DAW software as well as an additional... Read More →
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Chris Hinson

Technical Marketing Specialist, Yamaha Corporation of America
Chris Hinson is a Technical Marketing Specialist for the Yamaha Professional Audio Division of Yamaha Corporation of America. His duties include field-based marketing and support of digital mixers, digital audio networks, DSP based systems, and sales department and dealer system design... Read More →

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Thursday January 16, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm PST
C4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

4:00pm PST

Audio Science Academy (Mandarin): Condenser Microphones
Presented in Mandarin. Condenser microphones are a staple in any recording studio. This lecture intends to look at them through various physical aspects to explain where their performance and characteristics derive from. Small diaphragm versus large diaphragm, center terminated capsule versus edge terminated capsule, polar pattern aggregation, pad, noise, and dynamic range are topics to be explored in this...

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avatar for Bing Lin

Bing Lin

Chairman, AES Guangzhou
A graduate of Clark University in Massachusetts, Bing started his career in audio studying with the great mixing engineer, Raymond Chu of Hong Kong. Bing currently works as a freelance engineer in Guangzhou, China. He is the founding chairman for the newly established AES Guangzhou... Read More →

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Audio Engineering Society

The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide... Read More →


Thursday January 16, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
C1 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

4:00pm PST

Control Room Academy: Secrets of Nearfield Montoring
Carl Tatz, inventor of the Phantom Focus System and Robb Wenner of Auralex explain and provide solutions that can make dramatic improvements to your monitoring system and solve common complaints, such as: “Why do I have such a hard time getting the low end right? My high end monitors go down to 30Hz yet when I make the bass and kick sound the way I really want them to, my mixes are way too bass heavy during the car test.” “My center image is really weak and panning placement is vague.” “I’ve added two powerful subwoofers and although it seems to have extended the low end, I still have a hard time figuring out the bass.” “I had my control room analyzed and spent quite a bit of money on acoustic treatment with bass traps but I’m still not confident about my mixes.”

Presenters
avatar for Robb Wenner

Robb Wenner

Owner and Lead Noiseologist at New Noise Music & Sound Design, Auralex Acoustics
Robb Wenner has worked in the Audio Production community for over 25 years as a sound designer, audio engineer, composer and educator.Born in Reading, PA and raised in Chappaqua, NY, Robb attended Berklee College of Music and received a B.A. in Education from Illinois Wesleyan University.In... Read More →

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Thursday January 16, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
C5 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

4:00pm PST

Live Console Training - Allen & Heath: Creating an effective live monitor mix
Presented by Michael Bangs (Katy Perry, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith monitor engineer), learn how to approach the all-important skill of creating an effective live monitor mix. Whether dealing with in-ear monitors or wedges or a combination of stage monitors, find out how a few key guiding principles can help to ensure success for the performers on stage and the best experience for the fans in the crowd.

Separate Registration is required - Click Here!

Speakers
avatar for Mike Bangs

Mike Bangs

Live Sound/Touring Manager, Allen & Heath USA
With over 20 years of concert production experience, Mike Bangs has spent most of his career as a Touring Monitor Engineer and Production Manager. Touring with acts such as Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Katy Perry, Tom Petty, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Nick Jonas, Bangs has developed... Read More →

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Thursday January 16, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
C2 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

4:00pm PST

Measurement & Optimization: Choosing the Right Measurement Mic
Measurement microphones are optimized for a flat frequency response over a frequency range of 10Hz to 20kHz but that is only a single aspect for making the right choice.

There are other microphone specifications of the same or even higher importance such as microphone distortion, dynamic range, maximum SPL, amongst others we have to look into.

Let’s assume, we’ve chosen the right (probably) state of the art measurement mic. Does the measurement chain fit? Can we get the measurement results we are supposed to get or are we measuring crap?

Presenters
avatar for Win Otto

Win Otto

President, iSEMcon LLC
Sales Executive with creative ideas for product applications and a solid history of International success. Over Twenty years in the sensor business of application and design and in the Acoustic Measurement Mics market. Extensive International and National travels and fluent in Ge... Read More →

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avatar for Wolfgang Frank

Wolfgang Frank

Founder and CEO, iSEMcon GmbH
Wolfgang Frank, founder and CEO of iSEMcon GmbH – Germany, has 30 years experience in measuring small capacitance changes of 10 Femtofarad and less. After graduating high school in Physics and Chemistry he received his BSc in Electrical Engineering from Mannheim University of Applied... Read More →

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iSEMcon

iSEMcon offers cutting edge technology in the Design, Manufacturing, Distribution and Marketing of High Quality Microphones and Accessories. Our strategy is to serve the acoustic measurement market using our competitive edge in innovative products to the customer’s advantage. Today’s... Read More →


Thursday January 16, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
C6 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

5:00pm PST

Audio Science Academy (Mandarin): Portable Surround Sound through HRTF
Presented in Mandarin. Video content with surround or immersive sound tends to rely heavily on large playback systems to create an accurate sound image. HRTF creates a possibility in which listeners with stereo headphones can enjoy surround or immersive content. This lecture intends to give a brief intro to HRTF, as well as to explore various potential problems in applying HRTF to surround content.

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avatar for Xiaowei Fan

Xiaowei Fan

lecturer on acoustics, Communication University of China, Nanjing College
Xiaowei started his teaching career as a lecturer at The Communication University of China Nanjing College after obtaining his graduate degree in recording arts. A live sound engineer by training, he teaches his craft to students who looks to enter the field of audio engineering... Read More →

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Audio Engineering Society

The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide... Read More →


Thursday January 16, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
C1 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

6:00pm PST

Diversity & Inclusion Mixer
The AES Diversity & Inclusion Committee has been set up to acknowledge, celebrate, and encourage diversity within the audio engineering community. This informal meet-and-greet is a fantastic opportunity to schmooze with our new President (Agnieszka Roginska), Chair of the D&I Committee (Leslie Gaston-Bird), other members of the committee, and to meet one another.

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Audio Engineering Society

The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide... Read More →


Thursday January 16, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Lounge on the 4th Floor of the Hilton
 
Friday, January 17
 

10:00am PST

In-Ear Monitoring: IEM Fundamentals
In-ear monitors provide many benefits, but there’s no guarantee they can save performers’ hearing. Dr. Michael Santucci and Mark Frink discuss the physiology of hearing and fundamentals of in-ear monitor engineering that can help with hearing conservation.

Presenters
avatar for Mark Frink

Mark Frink

AES Academy 2020 Program Manager, Program Coordinator/Stage Manager - Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Mark Frink earned his BA in Economics from UMass in 1982 while running a college sound company. The next decade was spent with Sun Sound Audio, founding the KF 850 User Network and touring with Crystal Gayle, Marshall Crenshaw, Suzanne Vega and 10,000 Maniacs, as well as countless... Read More →

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avatar for Dr. Michael  Santucci

Dr. Michael Santucci

Founder and President, Sensaphonics, Inc
Dr. Michael Santucci, Au.D., is a respected audiologist specializing in hearing loss prevention (HLP) for musicians. Winner of numerous awards for his ground-breaking work in hearing conservation, Santucci is founder and president of IEM manufacturer Sensaphonics, Inc., personal audiologist... Read More →

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Sensaphonics

KEEP DOING WHAT YOU LOVE. WE’LL HELP PROTECT YOUR EARS AND CONSERVE YOUR HEARING.For too long, hearing has been neglected. Some people don’t use hearing protection at all. Some people use earplugs that make music sound muffled, while others wear in-ear monitors that sound great... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
C5 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

10:00am PST

Live Console Training - Yamaha RIVAGE PM Series Digital Mixing Console Operational Overview
Console Layout, System Navigation and Q&A
Yamaha technical specialists Chip Allen and Chris Hinson provide a brief overview of the RIVAGE PM10 Digital Mixing Console. Learn about the features and functions of the console including system design and configuration as well as software and surface operation.

Separate Registration is required - Click Here!

Speakers
avatar for Chip Allen

Chip Allen

Training Manager, Yamaha Corporation of America
Chip Allen is the Training Manager for the Pro Audio Division of Yamaha. His current duties also include 24/7 Tech support as well as digital console training. Chip has 20+ years of professional experience with live sound, studio recording and DAW software as well as an additional... Read More →
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Chris Hinson

Technical Marketing Specialist, Yamaha Corporation of America
Chris Hinson is a Technical Marketing Specialist for the Yamaha Professional Audio Division of Yamaha Corporation of America. His duties include field-based marketing and support of digital mixers, digital audio networks, DSP based systems, and sales department and dealer system design... Read More →

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Friday January 17, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
C4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

10:00am PST

Measurement & Optimization: Subwoofer Arrays
Due to the long wavelengths involved, it's possible to very effectively steer low-frequency energy where desired by positioning subwoofer cabinets and inserting signal delay. Multiple array configurations and the resulting low-frequency directivity patterns will be explored.

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Hughes

Charlie Hughes

AFMG - Berlin, Germany, Excelsior Audio
Charlie Hughes is the principal consultant at Excelsior Audio, providing consultation, design, and measurement services primarily to loudspeaker manufacturers since 2004. Charlie received a B.S. in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1988 and has worked as a loudspeaker... Read More →

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AFMG

In cooperation with our partner company SDA Software Design Ahnert GmbH we develop and distribute software forElectro-acoustic and room-acoustic modelingElectronic and acoustic measurementsRF and infrared simulationEvent technologyApplications in engineering and physicsSoftware development... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
C6 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

10:00am PST

Audio Education Academy: Produce Like A Pro
Speakers
avatar for Warren Huart

Warren Huart

Owner, Produce Like a Pro
Warren Huart is an English record producer, musician, composer and recording engineer based in Los AngelesCalifornia who is most associated as a music producer and/or engineer in the recording industry as a multi-platinum producer for The FrayDaniel PowterMarc Brouss... Read More →
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SHELLY YAKUS

RECORDING ENGINEER . SOUND DESIGNER FOR AUDIO PRODUCTS & RECORDING STUDIOS
Shelly Yakus is a renowned audio engineer, mixer and expert in analog and digital recording. He is widely considered one of the best engineers, mixers, sound and studio designers in the music industry. He has engineered and mixed recordings for some of the world’s best known artists... Read More →
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Clay Blair

Owner, Boulevard Recording, Los Angeles
The studios is owned and run by Clay Blair. Originally from Asheville, North Carolina, Blair learned the ropes recording at studios in Asheville such as Echo Mountain Recording and Altamont recording. Recording artists such as Gary JulesDonovan Frankenreiter and producer Da... Read More →

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Friday January 17, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
C1 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

10:00am PST

Line Array Academy - L-Acoustics: Line Source Behaviour
Speakers
avatar for François Montignies

François Montignies

Training & Education Designer, L-Acoustics
As part of the Education & Scientific Outreach team at L-Acoustics, Francois Montignies is at the interface between the Application and R&D departments. He is mainly focused at improving the knowledge and the practice of the end-users. Since he integrated the company in 2011, two... Read More →

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Friday January 17, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
B4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

10:00am PST

Microphone Academy: Miking Piano, Choir and Orchestra
Miking Piano, Choir and Orchestra with Paul Andrews

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avatar for Paul Andrews

Paul Andrews

Global Sales Support & Business Development Manager, DPA Microphones
Paul started out as an intern at local recording studio in Denver while studying classical guitar at Denver University at 17.This would eventually take him to working in studios such as A&M Records, Capitol Studios, La Fabrique, West Viking, Gateway Mastering among others. I currently... Read More →

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AES Worship Sound Academy

The AES WORSHIP SOUND ACADEMY has been put together by a group of professionals, working in both professional audio and worship sound on behalf of the Audio Engineering Society, together with the AES Nashville Section and Belmont University.This inaugural event aims to provide all... Read More →
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DPA Microphones

More than half a century of audio masteryDesigning microphones with amazing sound, exceptional consistency and outstanding durability is no easy feat. DPA Microphones draws on more than six decades of world-class microphone design experience. This history starts back in the 1950s... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
C7 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

10:00am PST

Live Console Training - Allen & Heath dLive Certification Course
This dLive Certification Course will provide students with a greater knowledge of engineering and mixing a live event or broadcast, signal routing concepts, IP connectivity and system networking. Earn CTS International Renewal Unit (RU) credit and connect with top industry veteran engineers and professionals. Presented by industry veteran Michael Bangs (Katy Perry, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith).

Separate Registration is required - Click Here!

Speakers
avatar for Mike Bangs

Mike Bangs

Live Sound/Touring Manager, Allen & Heath USA
With over 20 years of concert production experience, Mike Bangs has spent most of his career as a Touring Monitor Engineer and Production Manager. Touring with acts such as Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Katy Perry, Tom Petty, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Nick Jonas, Bangs has developed... Read More →

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Friday January 17, 2020 10:00am - 1:00pm PST
C2 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

11:00am PST

In-Ear Monitoring: Wireless IEMs & Spectrum Update
Analog and digital wireless in-ear monitors each have different advantages. This discussion explores wireless choices and also looks at spectrum changes and product ranges.

Presenters
avatar for Mark Frink

Mark Frink

AES Academy 2020 Program Manager, Program Coordinator/Stage Manager - Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Mark Frink earned his BA in Economics from UMass in 1982 while running a college sound company. The next decade was spent with Sun Sound Audio, founding the KF 850 User Network and touring with Crystal Gayle, Marshall Crenshaw, Suzanne Vega and 10,000 Maniacs, as well as countless... Read More →

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Friday January 17, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
C5 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

11:00am PST

Measurement & Optimization: Setup Noise vs System Measurement
Are you always fighting a battle with getting the stage techs and lighting guys to be quiet for measurements? There are tools that can assist you and make this problem go away. This session will show you how to make good measurements quickly in noisy environments.

Presenters
avatar for Charlie Hughes

Charlie Hughes

AFMG - Berlin, Germany, Excelsior Audio
Charlie Hughes is the principal consultant at Excelsior Audio, providing consultation, design, and measurement services primarily to loudspeaker manufacturers since 2004. Charlie received a B.S. in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1988 and has worked as a loudspeaker... Read More →

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avatar for Bruce  Olson

Bruce Olson

AFMG Services North America, LLC, Olson Sound Design, LLC
Bruce C. Olson is the founding member of OLSON SOUND DESIGN LLC, a consulting firm specializing in acoustical and technical systems design for music and theatre facilities. As the Chairman of the AES Standards Committee, and having served as the Chairman of AES SC-05-05, Vice-Chairman... Read More →

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AFMG

In cooperation with our partner company SDA Software Design Ahnert GmbH we develop and distribute software forElectro-acoustic and room-acoustic modelingElectronic and acoustic measurementsRF and infrared simulationEvent technologyApplications in engineering and physicsSoftware development... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
C6 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

11:00am PST

Live Console Training - Yamaha RIVAGE PM Series: Plan for Productivity
Mold the RIVAGE PM10 Digital Mixing Console Workflows to Fit Your Needs
Join Yamaha technical specialists as we examine the flexibility of the RIVAGE PM10 Digital Mixing Console. We’ll discuss in depth how you can configure the console and its surface navigation to what works best for you in different applications.

Separate Registration is required - Click Here!

Speakers
avatar for Chip Allen

Chip Allen

Training Manager, Yamaha Corporation of America
Chip Allen is the Training Manager for the Pro Audio Division of Yamaha. His current duties also include 24/7 Tech support as well as digital console training. Chip has 20+ years of professional experience with live sound, studio recording and DAW software as well as an additional... Read More →
avatar for Chris Hinson

Chris Hinson

Technical Marketing Specialist, Yamaha Corporation of America
Chris Hinson is a Technical Marketing Specialist for the Yamaha Professional Audio Division of Yamaha Corporation of America. His duties include field-based marketing and support of digital mixers, digital audio networks, DSP based systems, and sales department and dealer system design... Read More →

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Friday January 17, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm PST
C4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

12:00pm PST

Audio Education Academy: Produce Like A Pro
Speakers
avatar for Warren Huart

Warren Huart

Owner, Produce Like a Pro
Warren Huart is an English record producer, musician, composer and recording engineer based in Los AngelesCalifornia who is most associated as a music producer and/or engineer in the recording industry as a multi-platinum producer for The FrayDaniel PowterMarc Brouss... Read More →
avatar for Reuben Cohen

Reuben Cohen

Mastering Engineer, Lurssen Mastering - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Reuben Cohen is an Award-winning mastering engineer. He has been with Lurssen Mastering since the company’s inception. He was awarded his Latin Grammy for his work on Diego Torres' album "Distinto," and he also received a 2014 TEC Award for his work on the single, "Happy," by Pharrell... Read More →
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Ron McMaster

Mastering Engineer, Capitol Records
Ron McMaster is one of Capitol’s legendary mastering engineers. His 38 year career spans generations of artists, technology and social change in America.  McMaster gives advice to the next generation while storytelling from behind the scenes in the basement mastering lab studios... Read More →
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Piper Payne

Mastering Engineer, Infrasonic Sound
Piper lives for quality and equality in audio. Piper Payne is a mastering engineer in Oakland, CA, where she works on albums for independent artists and major labels. Piper is the Owner and Chief Mastering Engineer of Neato Mastering. She recently finished her term as President of... Read More →
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Kim Rosen

Mastering Engineer, Knack Mastering
Kim Rosen is a GRAMMY® nominated mastering engineer who works out of her own “Knack Mastering” located in Ringwood, NJ, USA.Kim grew up in the western Massachusetts town of Northampton. Realizing early-on that music was a driving force in her life, Kim poured herself into the... Read More →

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Friday January 17, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm PST
C1 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

12:00pm PST

In-Ear Monitoring: Benefits of field maintenance of In Ear Monitors
In this sessions, Fir Audio founder Bogdan Belonozhko will explain the benefits of field maintenance of In Ear Monitors. Topics being covered are ranging from how to keep sound bores clear of wax to using portable frequency response microphones to monitor the performance of IEM’s over time. Learn the latest tricks on how to keep your monitors working in tip top shape.

Speakers
avatar for Bogdan Belonozhko

Bogdan Belonozhko

Founder, FIR Audio
As one of the founding members of a prolific in-ear monitor business started by the Belonozhko family, Bogdan has seen all the ins-and-outs of the in-ear monitor industry since 2010. Armed with years of assembly and R&D experience, Bogdan brings with him an extensive knowledge of... Read More →

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avatar for FIR AUDIO

FIR AUDIO

Founded in 2018 by longtime In-Ear Monitor pioneer Bogdan Belonozhko, Fir Audio exists to offer many necessary and unique accessories for all IEM owners. Fir Audio was born out of nearly a decade of experience in designing and manufacturing custom IEMs in the great Pacific Northwest. IEMs... Read More →



Friday January 17, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm PST
C5 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

12:00pm PST

Line Array Academy - L-Acoustics: Large-Scale Loudspeaker System Calibration
Speakers
avatar for Scott Sugden

Scott Sugden

Product & Technology Outreach Manager, L-Acoustics
Prior to joining L-ACOUSTICS, Sugden spent time as a systems engineer for Clearwing Productions, Masque Sound and PRG Audio, as well as on touring off-Broadway productions of The Producers, Spamalot and 700 Sundays.

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Friday January 17, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm PST
B4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

12:00pm PST

Measurement & Optimization: AFMG 'SysTune' optimization
This class is a review of AFMG’s “SysTune” measurement software package.

Speakers
avatar for Bruce  Olson

Bruce Olson

AFMG Services North America, LLC, Olson Sound Design, LLC
Bruce C. Olson is the founding member of OLSON SOUND DESIGN LLC, a consulting firm specializing in acoustical and technical systems design for music and theatre facilities. As the Chairman of the AES Standards Committee, and having served as the Chairman of AES SC-05-05, Vice-Chairman... Read More →

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avatar for AFMG

AFMG

In cooperation with our partner company SDA Software Design Ahnert GmbH we develop and distribute software forElectro-acoustic and room-acoustic modelingElectronic and acoustic measurementsRF and infrared simulationEvent technologyApplications in engineering and physicsSoftware development... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm PST
C6 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

12:00pm PST

Microphone Academy with Royer Labs: Ribbon Mics
Ribbon microphones hear sound more like the human ear than any other microphone type. Ribbons-101 explains how ribbon mics reproduce sound so naturally, with sound samples, photos and videos. Learn more about what ribbons do and get tips on how to how to use them effectively on many different studio and live instruments.

Speakers
avatar for John Jennings

John Jennings

VP Sales & Marketing, Royer Labs
John Jennings is a co-founder and partner in Royer Labs and serves as Royer’s VP Sales & Marketing. John was a performing musician, session guitarist and businessman, then met David Royer in 1995. David introduced John to his ribbon microphone ideas, and John has promoted David’s... Read More →

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Friday January 17, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm PST
C7 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

2:00pm PST

Live Console Training - Yamaha RIVAGE PM Series Theatre Mode Overview
Console Layout, System Navigation and Q&A
Yamaha technical specialists Chip Allen and Chris Hinson provide an overview of Theatre Mode for RIVAGE PM10 Digital Mixing Console. Learn about the new features and functions that Theatre Mode brings to the console which is useful for plays, musicals and other theatrical productions.

Speakers
avatar for Chip Allen

Chip Allen

Training Manager, Yamaha Corporation of America
Chip Allen is the Training Manager for the Pro Audio Division of Yamaha. His current duties also include 24/7 Tech support as well as digital console training. Chip has 20+ years of professional experience with live sound, studio recording and DAW software as well as an additional... Read More →
avatar for Chris Hinson

Chris Hinson

Technical Marketing Specialist, Yamaha Corporation of America
Chris Hinson is a Technical Marketing Specialist for the Yamaha Professional Audio Division of Yamaha Corporation of America. His duties include field-based marketing and support of digital mixers, digital audio networks, DSP based systems, and sales department and dealer system design... Read More →

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Friday January 17, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
C4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

2:00pm PST

Measurement & Optimization: Building a Measurement Rig
Choices, Choices. We’ll discuss the various bits n’bobs that comprise a measurement rig including Interface selection and form factor, and measurement microphone considerations.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Anderson

Jamie Anderson

Rational Acoustics President and Principal Smaart® Instructor, Rational Acoustics LLC
Jamie Anderson is one of the co-founders of Rational Acoustics. He has been teaching and working in the field of sound system engineering, measurement and alignment for over 25 years. He has worked as a product manager for SIA Software and Eastern Acoustic Works, technical support... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Rational Acoustics

Rational Acoustics

Welcome to Rational Acoustics, where the people are Rational and the products are Smaart.We are the owners and developers of the world renowned Smaart® Acoustic Test and Measurement Software.Smaart is the most straightforward and widely used software for real-time sound system measurement... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
C6 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

2:00pm PST

Audio Education Academy: Produce Like A Pro
Speakers
avatar for Warren Huart

Warren Huart

Owner, Produce Like a Pro
Warren Huart is an English record producer, musician, composer and recording engineer based in Los AngelesCalifornia who is most associated as a music producer and/or engineer in the recording industry as a multi-platinum producer for The FrayDaniel PowterMarc Brouss... Read More →

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Friday January 17, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm PST
C1 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

2:00pm PST

In-Ear Monitoring: Advantages & Personal Monitor Mixing
In-ear monitors are known to help improve the overall sound quality by dramatically reducing noise on stage. However, many musicians complain about poor audio, unfamiliar / isolated sound, even dizziness which can make the transition to IEMs frustrating. In this workshop, we will explain the dynamics of listening with IEMs, how a qualified personal monitoring system can help overcome these issues, by creating an individual mix using stereo effects and panning to re-create a three-dimensional, natural sound experience. Participants in the class will be able to create a 3D sound and compare for themselves.

At their best, personal monitor mixers make the worship music experience more enjoyable for both tech directors and musicians. We'll show how a musician-friendly, intuitive user interface for a personal mixer is key in avoiding tech-overload for musicians. Lastly, we will provide an overview on the importance of channel selection and what should be offered to musicians to keep them happy and in the flow so musicians can do what they are there to do—play music. A successful implementation of an IEM system should result in more playing enjoyment for the musician and more time for the tech engineer to concentrate on the FOH. If this isn’t the case, the IEM is not doing its job. This workshop will help you identify what you need to set up for success.

Speakers
avatar for Mathias von Heydekampf

Mathias von Heydekampf

Managing Director, myMix (Synthax USA)
Mathias von Heydekampf is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of audio experience. His past employment at Bose, Harman, Telex and Bosch have allowed him to see and experience every aspect of the audio industry. Currently, von Heydekampf is managing director of Synthax USA... Read More →

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Friday January 17, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm PST
C5 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

2:00pm PST

Line Array Academy - L-Acoustics: Scaling from Pre-Production to Live Performances
Speakers
avatar for Etienne Corteel

Etienne Corteel

Director of Scientific Outreach & Education, Global, L-Acoustics
Etienne Corteel has received a Ph. D. degree in acoustics and signal processing from Paris 6 University, France in 2004 that was completed at IRCAM between 2002 and 2004. He is working at L-Acoustics since 2017 as global director of Education & Scientific Outreach, building the bridge... Read More →

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Friday January 17, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm PST
B4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

2:00pm PST

Live Console Training - Allen & Heath Modern Front of House Mixing
Pop artist Billie Eilish’s sold-out global tour dates feature Allen & Heath dLive rigs at both FOH and monitor positions. Learn how Thornton approached the design of a compact traveling system to enable quick patching, line-checks and soundchecks as well as the challenges and benefits of mixing on the road in a large concert venue with limited space and sometimes even fewer faders. Thornton will also discuss general trends in the modern touring technology environment. Presented by 'Parnelli FOH Engineer of the Year' nominee Drew Thornton and industry veteran Michael Bangs (Katy Perry, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith).
Separate Registration is required - Click Here!

Presenters
avatar for Drew Thornton

Drew Thornton

Owner/ Chief Engineer, 11Audio LLC/ Billie Eilish
Spending over a decade freelancing and running sound for New York City’s famed Rockwood Music Hall, Drew Thornton most recently hit the road as FOH engineer for Billie Eilish’s first – and sold-out – global tour.  Eilish is arguably the hottest act of 2019, with two American... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mike Bangs

Mike Bangs

Live Sound/Touring Manager, Allen & Heath USA
With over 20 years of concert production experience, Mike Bangs has spent most of his career as a Touring Monitor Engineer and Production Manager. Touring with acts such as Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Katy Perry, Tom Petty, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Nick Jonas, Bangs has developed... Read More →

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Friday January 17, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm PST
C2 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

2:00pm PST

Microphone Academy: Modeling Microphones
Several manufacturers now offer modeling microphones, but understanding the distinctions between the different offerings is not always apparent. This workshop provides an overview of the various available systems and how they compare. A special focus will be on how to use the Townsend Labs Sphere L22 mic modeling system to achieve great results quickly, solve common recording problems, and developing new creative workflows that would be impossible with traditional microphones

Presenters
avatar for Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Co-Founder, Townsend Labs
Chris founded Townsend Labs, the developer of Sphere microphone modeling technology. Previously, Chris worked at Avid (parent company of Digidesign) for 13 years doing DSP programming for Pro Tools and related software plug-ins. He was also a key developer of the Eleven guitar amplifier... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Julian David

Julian David

Product Specialist, Townsend Labs
Julian David is an independent music producer, recording engineer, and microphone geek. A native German, he lived and worked in Los Angeles for several years cutting his teeth as a studio engineer and developing ribbon microphones. In 2014 he said goodbye to California to build his own studio... Read More →

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Friday January 17, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm PST
C7 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

3:00pm PST

Measurement & Optimization: SPL Measurement & Logging with Smaart
SPL data creation and logging is quickly becoming a priority for venues around the United States. This session discusses requirements for gathering this data and how it is viewed and managed within the Smaart platform.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Tsanjoures

Chris Tsanjoures

Product Manager and Smaart® Instructor, Rational Acoustics
Chris is a Product Manager and a Smaart Instructor for Rational Acoustics. He has been working and teaching in the field of sound system engineering for the past 10 years, and holds a BA in Music Production & Technology from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Rational Acoustics

Rational Acoustics

Welcome to Rational Acoustics, where the people are Rational and the products are Smaart.We are the owners and developers of the world renowned Smaart® Acoustic Test and Measurement Software.Smaart is the most straightforward and widely used software for real-time sound system measurement... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
C6 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

3:00pm PST

Live Console Training - Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 Digital Mixing Console: Lab
Open Q&A and Hands-On Session
This is your opportunity to get some hands-on mixing time with the RIVAGE PM10 Digital Mixing Console. During this open lab you will be able to hone your mixing skills on the flagship digital mixing console from Yamaha. Individual live audio tracks will play through the mic preamplifier inputs allowing you to experience the Rupert Neve Silk circuit as well as the numerous plug-ins and add-on effects. Yamaha technical specialists will be available to assist and answer any questions you may have.

Speakers
avatar for Chip Allen

Chip Allen

Training Manager, Yamaha Corporation of America
Chip Allen is the Training Manager for the Pro Audio Division of Yamaha. His current duties also include 24/7 Tech support as well as digital console training. Chip has 20+ years of professional experience with live sound, studio recording and DAW software as well as an additional... Read More →
avatar for Chris Hinson

Chris Hinson

Technical Marketing Specialist, Yamaha Corporation of America
Chris Hinson is a Technical Marketing Specialist for the Yamaha Professional Audio Division of Yamaha Corporation of America. His duties include field-based marketing and support of digital mixers, digital audio networks, DSP based systems, and sales department and dealer system design... Read More →

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Friday January 17, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm PST
C4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

4:00pm PST

In-Ear Monitoring: Workflows for Immersive Binaural IEM-Mixes
KLANG:fabrik is a groundbreaking binaural IEM processor, used by monitor engineers of top acts like System of a Down, Justin Bieber, Tori Amos and many more. As In-Ear Monitors (IEMs) are becoming a standard everywhere, houses of worship, recording studios and theaters benefit from the new personal 3D mixing technology. In this session, we will cover the basics of binaural hearing, it’s applications in IEMs and especially different use cases and real-life mixing workflows. All with the goal to create transparent and wide sounding mixes with lower levels preventing ear fatigue.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Kamp

Phil Kamp

Head of Sales, KLANG:technologies
After graduating in Keyboards and Music Production at Münster’s Conservatory in 2008, he started working for several recording studios and live productions. Phil has mainly been touring as a monitor engineer e.G. with Henning Wehland, "Voice of Germany" winner Ivy Quainoo and Persian... Read More →

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Friday January 17, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
C5 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

4:00pm PST

Audio Education Academy: Produce Like A Pro
Speakers
avatar for Warren Huart

Warren Huart

Owner, Produce Like a Pro
Warren Huart is an English record producer, musician, composer and recording engineer based in Los AngelesCalifornia who is most associated as a music producer and/or engineer in the recording industry as a multi-platinum producer for The FrayDaniel PowterMarc Brouss... Read More →

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Friday January 17, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
C1 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

4:00pm PST

Line Array Academy - L-Acoustics: Audio & Control Data
Speakers
avatar for Scott Sugden

Scott Sugden

Product & Technology Outreach Manager, L-Acoustics
Prior to joining L-ACOUSTICS, Sugden spent time as a systems engineer for Clearwing Productions, Masque Sound and PRG Audio, as well as on touring off-Broadway productions of The Producers, Spamalot and 700 Sundays.

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Friday January 17, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
B4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

4:00pm PST

Live Console Training ( in Spanish) - Allen & Heath introductory ‘dLive en Español' training session
For native Spanish speakers, this AES Academy introductory ‘dLive en Español' training session will further your knowledge on Allen & Heath dLive console operation, signal routing concepts and system configuration as well as offering ‘tips and tricks’ for quickly setting up a basic mix.
Presented by Eduardo Quintero, Allen & Heath Sales Manager

Separate Registration is required - Click Here!

Speakers
avatar for Eduardo Quintero

Eduardo Quintero

Sales Manager, Allen & Heath
avatar for Mike Bangs

Mike Bangs

Live Sound/Touring Manager, Allen & Heath USA
With over 20 years of concert production experience, Mike Bangs has spent most of his career as a Touring Monitor Engineer and Production Manager. Touring with acts such as Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Katy Perry, Tom Petty, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Nick Jonas, Bangs has developed... Read More →

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Friday January 17, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
C2 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

4:00pm PST

Measurement & Optimization: Choosing the Right Measurement Mic
Measurement microphones are optimized for a flat frequency response over a frequency range of 10Hz to 20kHz but that is only a single aspect for making the right choice.

There are other microphone specifications of the same or even higher importance such as microphone distortion, dynamic range, maximum SPL, amongst others we have to look into.

Let’s assume, we’ve chosen the right (probably) state of the art measurement mic. Does the measurement chain fit? Can we get the measurement results we are supposed to get or are we measuring crap?

Presenters
avatar for Win Otto

Win Otto

President, iSEMcon LLC
Sales Executive with creative ideas for product applications and a solid history of International success. Over Twenty years in the sensor business of application and design and in the Acoustic Measurement Mics market. Extensive International and National travels and fluent in Ge... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Wolfgang Frank

Wolfgang Frank

Founder and CEO, iSEMcon GmbH
Wolfgang Frank, founder and CEO of iSEMcon GmbH – Germany, has 30 years experience in measuring small capacitance changes of 10 Femtofarad and less. After graduating high school in Physics and Chemistry he received his BSc in Electrical Engineering from Mannheim University of Applied... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for iSEMcon

iSEMcon

iSEMcon offers cutting edge technology in the Design, Manufacturing, Distribution and Marketing of High Quality Microphones and Accessories. Our strategy is to serve the acoustic measurement market using our competitive edge in innovative products to the customer’s advantage. Today’s... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
C6 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

4:00pm PST

Microphone Academy: Audio Test Kitchen
Audio Test Kitchen is a free online resource aiming to change the way we audition microphones. They’ve partnered with top pro audio manufacturers to provide the most comprehensive gear comparison platform ever! At the core of what makes Audio Test Kitchen such a valuable resource is the elimination of the many, many variables in typical mic shootouts. You’re able to hear 225 different mics exactly as they are on a variety of different sound sources!

Presenters
avatar for Ian Hlatky

Ian Hlatky

Co-Founder, Audio Test Kitchen
Co-founder Ian Hlatky is a startup and venture capital attorney who has worked with hundreds of early-stage technology companies and venture capital funds throughout California and beyond. Prior to Audio Test Kitchen and his time in law, Ian began his career as a professional musician... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alex Oana

Alex Oana

Co-Founder, Audio Test Kitchen
Alex invented two groundbreaking audio industry products: The Raven multitouch digital audio workstation controller, and Audio Test Kitchen, the standard-bearer for audio product comparison.  My passion is to facilitate expression with sound and to enhance the experience of sound... Read More →

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Friday January 17, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
C7 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

5:00pm PST

In-Ear Monitoring: IEM's: Protecting hearing while giving a balanced, clear mix
In-Ear Monitors are meant to protect hearing while giving a balanced, clear mix. But for this to happen, the sound engineer, the artist, and the in-ear manufacturer all must be on the same page. The artist has to want to listen at a lower volume level & the engineer needs to know the SPL that the artist is getting in the mix.

Andrew Bellavia, Director of Market Development for Knowles Electronics, and Dr. Michael Santucci, a dedicated advocate for hearing health and president of Sensaphonics will discuss how recent technology advances help protect hearing while giving a balanced, clear mix.

This session will be hosted by Mike Dias, the Executive Director of the In-Ear Monitor International Trade Organization.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Michael  Santucci

Dr. Michael Santucci

Founder and President, Sensaphonics, Inc
Dr. Michael Santucci, Au.D., is a respected audiologist specializing in hearing loss prevention (HLP) for musicians. Winner of numerous awards for his ground-breaking work in hearing conservation, Santucci is founder and president of IEM manufacturer Sensaphonics, Inc., personal audiologist... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mike Dias

Mike Dias

Executive Director, In-Ear International Trade Organization
Mike Dias — known throughout the industry as an expert in in-ear monitors — has created an organization called IEMITO in an effort to bring together in-ear manufacturers, dealers, suppliers, sound engineers and end-users.The goal of the organization is to be a repository of unbiased... Read More →

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avatar for In-Ear Monitor International Trade Organization

In-Ear Monitor International Trade Organization

We are an international collective of  in-ear manufacturers, dealers, suppliers, engineers, employees, and enthusiasts. Our mission is to advance & promote the use, adoption, and enjoyment of in-ear monitors.‍We publish non-biased educational and informational articles about in-ear... Read More →



Friday January 17, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
C5 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

5:00pm PST

Educator's Reception (hosted by John Krivit)
Please join invited educators at an exclusive reception hosted by John Krivit and the AES Education Committee. Come have a drink, make new friends, and hear about an exciting year ahead. We will also toast the upcoming AES Conference on Audio Education to be held July 23-25, 2020 in Nashville!

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avatar for Audio Engineering Society

Audio Engineering Society

The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Marriott Platinum Patio

6:00pm PST

Student Mixer
All students are welcome to attend this informal meet-and-greet, hosted by Ian Corbett, AES Vice President of the Central Region (USA/Canada).

It's an excellent opportunity to meet other students, talk to AES leadership, and hear about all of the exciting things that AES provides to the student community. Pizza and drinks will be served!

Sponsors
avatar for Audio Engineering Society

Audio Engineering Society

The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Lounge on the 4th Floor of the Hilton
 
Saturday, January 18
 

10:00am PST

Live Console Training - Yamaha CL Series Digital Mixing Console Operational Overview
CL Console Layout, System Navigation and Q&A
This session focuses on the setup and operation of the CL Series Digital Mixing Consoles and the latest v5 software update features.

Separate Registration is required - Click Here!

Speakers
avatar for Chip Allen

Chip Allen

Training Manager, Yamaha Corporation of America
Chip Allen is the Training Manager for the Pro Audio Division of Yamaha. His current duties also include 24/7 Tech support as well as digital console training. Chip has 20+ years of professional experience with live sound, studio recording and DAW software as well as an additional... Read More →
avatar for Chris Hinson

Chris Hinson

Technical Marketing Specialist, Yamaha Corporation of America
Chris Hinson is a Technical Marketing Specialist for the Yamaha Professional Audio Division of Yamaha Corporation of America. His duties include field-based marketing and support of digital mixers, digital audio networks, DSP based systems, and sales department and dealer system design... Read More →

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Saturday January 18, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
C4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

10:00am PST

Measurement & Optimization: Phase Alignment Essentials
This session will focus on measuring the phase response of loudspeakers and its usefulness in time alignment of sound systems.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Anderson

Jamie Anderson

Rational Acoustics President and Principal Smaart® Instructor, Rational Acoustics LLC
Jamie Anderson is one of the co-founders of Rational Acoustics. He has been teaching and working in the field of sound system engineering, measurement and alignment for over 25 years. He has worked as a product manager for SIA Software and Eastern Acoustic Works, technical support... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Rational Acoustics

Rational Acoustics

Welcome to Rational Acoustics, where the people are Rational and the products are Smaart.We are the owners and developers of the world renowned Smaart® Acoustic Test and Measurement Software.Smaart is the most straightforward and widely used software for real-time sound system measurement... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
C6 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

10:00am PST

Wireless Academy: Wireless Spectrum Update 2020 Panel
A panel of leading experts discusses the loss of 600 MHz spectrum and changes that affect all UHF wireless in the core TV bands, as well as new and alternate spectrum. With the deadline for vacating most of the 600 MHz band coming in July, 2020, this information is more timely than ever.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Lappin

Jim Lappin

Product Manager, Wireless Microphones, Audio-Technica
avatar for Mark Brunner

Mark Brunner

Vice President, Corporate and Government Relations, Shure Incorporated - Niles, IL USA
Mark Brunner is Shure’s Vice President, Corporate and Government Relations. In over 27 years at the company, he has held management positions in various disciplines, including International Marketing, Product Management, Public Relations, and Government Affairs. He is a former President... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
C5 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

10:00am PST

Audio Education Academy: Modeling Microphone Applications
Microphone modeling systems are now available that offer the ability to change microphone type, polar pattern and other parameters even after recording which offers audio students greater ability to experiment and learn. And at a fraction of the cost, schools can provide access to a full range of industry-standard microphone types with even more hands-on time. This workshop takes a look at how the Townsend Labs Sphere L22 mic modeling system, in particular, can provide valuable benefits to recording education programs.

Speakers
avatar for Julian David

Julian David

Product Specialist, Townsend Labs
Julian David is an independent music producer, recording engineer, and microphone geek. A native German, he lived and worked in Los Angeles for several years cutting his teeth as a studio engineer and developing ribbon microphones. In 2014 he said goodbye to California to build his own studio... Read More →

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Saturday January 18, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
B4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

10:00am PST

Electronic Dance Music Academy Keynote: The Past, Present and Future of Electronic Dance Music Production
From humble beginning in Chicago, New York and Detroit, EDM has transformed the musical landscape and become an unstoppable power house whose influence can be felt across numerous genres. But how did it evolve and where is it heading?
In this keynote speech, Dr. Rick Snoman charts the history and evolution of Electronic Dance Music, from House to Techno to Drum & Bass, and reflects on where it is now and how technology plays such a significant role.

Presenters
avatar for Alex Bartles

Alex Bartles

Audiologist, Owner & Producer, Altar Recording Studios & Dance Music Production
Alex Bartles is a qualified Audiologist, with over 15 years experience in the field of audiology, she specialises in Tinnitus retraining for artists and producers in the music industry. Alex is Owner of Altar Recording Studios and regularly holds seminars and workshops on hearing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rick Snoman

Rick Snoman

Artist, producer and award-winning author, Altar Recording Studios
Rick Snoman is an artist, producer and award-winning author. With nearly 30 years specialising in electronic dance music production, he has remixed for top-ten artists and released under various monikers including Phiadra, RED 5 and more recently, Aeon Soul. He has ghost produced... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Altar Studios/Dance Music Productions

Altar Studios/Dance Music Productions

Life at the AltarAltar studios is a converted church designed to provide you with a creatively inspiring area to learn and work. We are a fully fledged working studio with both the facilities and experience to record and produce release quality music, as well as train upcoming producers... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
C1 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

10:00am PST

Main Stage: Studio - Intelligent Audio Tools
Machine learning and neural networks allow us to work more quickly and create new possibilities for achieving better results in restoration and signal processing by understanding complex relationships between audio signals. In this workshop we’ll look at a few examples of how this manifests in state of the art tools that are created for audio restoration, mixing and mastering and we’ll imagine what might be possible in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Wyner

Jonathan Wyner

M Works Mastering, M Works Studios/iZotope/Berklee College of Music - Boston, MA, USA
Education DIrector at iZotope Inc in Cambridge, MA and Professor of Music Production and Engineering at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. An educator in audio since 1983 and mastering engineer since 1985 Jonathan travels extensively lecturing about audio mastering, new technology... Read More →

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Saturday January 18, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
C7 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

10:00am PST

Live Console Training - Allen & Heath dLive Certification Course
This dLive Certification Course will provide students with a greater knowledge of engineering and mixing a live event or broadcast, signal routing concepts, IP connectivity and system networking. Earn CTS International Renewal Unit (RU) credit and connect with top industry veteran engineers and professionals. Presented by industry veteran Michael Bangs (Katy Perry, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith).

Separate Registration is required - Click Here!

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Mike Bangs

Live Sound/Touring Manager, Allen & Heath USA
With over 20 years of concert production experience, Mike Bangs has spent most of his career as a Touring Monitor Engineer and Production Manager. Touring with acts such as Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Katy Perry, Tom Petty, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Nick Jonas, Bangs has developed... Read More →

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Saturday January 18, 2020 10:00am - 1:00pm PST
C2 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

11:00am PST

Measurement & Optimization: SPL Measurements and Logging with Smaart
SPL data creation and logging is quickly becoming a priority for venues around the United States. This session discusses requirements for gathering this data and how it is viewed and managed within the Smaart platform.

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avatar for Chris Tsanjoures

Chris Tsanjoures

Product Manager and Smaart® Instructor, Rational Acoustics
Chris is a Product Manager and a Smaart Instructor for Rational Acoustics. He has been working and teaching in the field of sound system engineering for the past 10 years, and holds a BA in Music Production & Technology from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford... Read More →

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Rational Acoustics

Welcome to Rational Acoustics, where the people are Rational and the products are Smaart.We are the owners and developers of the world renowned Smaart® Acoustic Test and Measurement Software.Smaart is the most straightforward and widely used software for real-time sound system measurement... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
C6 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

11:00am PST

Live Console Training - Yamaha CL Series Digital Mixing Console - Friday to Sunday: Practicing Mixing Tips for Up and Coming Engineers - SOLD OUT
CL Series Digital Mixing Console Tips and Tricks for Engineers
Join Yamaha technical specialists as we discuss tips and tricks that pros use on a daily basis. It doesn’t matter if you’re mixing a rock band at a small club on a Friday night or mixing at a House of Worship on Sunday morning. The CL console can help you achieve a better and more consistent sound.

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avatar for Chip Allen

Chip Allen

Training Manager, Yamaha Corporation of America
Chip Allen is the Training Manager for the Pro Audio Division of Yamaha. His current duties also include 24/7 Tech support as well as digital console training. Chip has 20+ years of professional experience with live sound, studio recording and DAW software as well as an additional... Read More →
avatar for Chris Hinson

Chris Hinson

Technical Marketing Specialist, Yamaha Corporation of America
Chris Hinson is a Technical Marketing Specialist for the Yamaha Professional Audio Division of Yamaha Corporation of America. His duties include field-based marketing and support of digital mixers, digital audio networks, DSP based systems, and sales department and dealer system design... Read More →

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Saturday January 18, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm PST
C4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

11:00am PST

Wireless Academy with Lectrosonics: Common wireless mic problems
Lectrosonics' Karl Winkler will provide an interactive discussion on the tradeoffs between various technologies and the most common wireless mic problems and how to solve them. The latest products and solutions from Lectrosonics will be demonstrated and discussed, including the D Squared digital multi-channel system, the Duet digital IEM and Wireless Designer coordination and management software.

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AES New York 2020

AES New York 2020Javits Convention Center, NY21 - 24 October, 2020Want to discover more about all aspects of Professional Audio? Want to see and hear the latest audio technology breakthroughs, the newest gear releases and widest selection of audio topics you will find at ANY event?AES... Read More →
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AES Worship Sound Academy

The AES WORSHIP SOUND ACADEMY has been put together by a group of professionals, working in both professional audio and worship sound on behalf of the Audio Engineering Society, together with the AES Nashville Section and Belmont University.This inaugural event aims to provide all... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm PST
C5 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

12:00pm PST

Audio Education Academy: Sonarworks: Make Better Mixes by Calibrating Your Speakers and Headphones With Martins Popelis
For anyone mixing sound or music on studio monitors or headphones, it is very often difficult to make what you are hearing sound good when played back on other systems.  Frequency response and room interference can color your sound in ways you might not want and your mixes will suffer.  Until now, fixes to this were expensive and complicated.  Join Martins Popelis of Sonarworks as he unveils an extremely simple, effective and affordable solution to calibrate your headphones and loudspeakers

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avatar for Martins Popelis

Martins Popelis

Co-Founder, Sonarworks

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Saturday January 18, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm PST
B4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

12:00pm PST

Electronic Dance Music Academy: Ableton Live
In today's music it's no secret that samples are the cornerstone for producers in just about every genre. Samples can range from drums to melodies to vocals and everything in between. So this begs the question - What's the best Sampler? Well the good news is, if you're an Ableton Live user, you already have it. Join Ableton Certified Trainer and Instructor at Icon Collective and Warp Academy, BigJerr, as he shows you how to unlock the true potential of Ableton Live's Simpler and Sampler instruments. With his classic "easy to follow" approach to teaching, BigJerr will demystify Simpler/Sampler basics, overlooked and advanced functions while building an EDM Pop/Trap track featuring detailed examples using a wide variety of samples, including drums, loops, vocals, 808's and more...

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avatar for BigJerr (Jerry DiPhillippo)

BigJerr (Jerry DiPhillippo)

Professional Instructor, musician, engineer & performer, Ableton
Jerry “BigJerr” DiPhillippo is a musician, engineer, performer and professional instructor currently residing in Los Angeles. Jerry started his musical journey at the age of seven with classical training on the piano. After several years, his interest diversified and he became... Read More →

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Saturday January 18, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm PST
C1 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

12:00pm PST

Main Stage: Studio - Set up a Dolby Atmos Compliant Studio
Near-field Immersive Audio is surround-sound on steroids that has some different requirements from the past, and therefore needs a new approach. This presentation will look at the basics of Dolby Atmos technology, how to set up a studio that’s compliant with Dolby's standards, and its usage in production and mastering.

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avatar for Gary Epstein

Gary Epstein

Principal, Immersive Audio Consultancy
Gary has been involved in immersive audio since the days of Dolby Pro Logic. He spent almost 20 years working at Dolby Laboratories as the audio world transitioned from matrix encoded stereo, to 5.1-channel surround, to 7.1-channel, and then to full Dolby Atmos. He is a founding member... Read More →

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avatar for Lon Neumann

Lon Neumann

Principal, Immersive Audio Alliance
Lon’s passion for spatial audio was kicked into overdrive by his position as the Western Operations Manager for the Sony/Philips Super Audio Compact Disc(SACD) project. He is active in audio standards development at SMPTE, AES, and CTA. At the Immersive Audio Alliance, he is actively... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm PST
C7 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

12:00pm PST

Measurement & Optimization: Introduction to FFT
Software based analyzers like Rational Acoustics Smaart™ are powerful tools to help audio engineers view the response of sound systems. Armed with system measurement data, engineers can examine sound systems in great detail. This session focuses on the basic concepts of audio system measurement, providing an introduction to the types of measurements we can create, and discusses how and why we use them.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Tsanjoures

Chris Tsanjoures

Product Manager and Smaart® Instructor, Rational Acoustics
Chris is a Product Manager and a Smaart Instructor for Rational Acoustics. He has been working and teaching in the field of sound system engineering for the past 10 years, and holds a BA in Music Production & Technology from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford... Read More →

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Rational Acoustics

Welcome to Rational Acoustics, where the people are Rational and the products are Smaart.We are the owners and developers of the world renowned Smaart® Acoustic Test and Measurement Software.Smaart is the most straightforward and widely used software for real-time sound system measurement... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm PST
C6 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

1:00pm PST

Wireless Academy with Audio Technica: 3000 & 5000 Series Wireless
Dig Deep into Audio Technica's 3000 and 5000 Series wireless systems with software integration

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avatar for Mark Donovan

Mark Donovan

Applications Engineering Manager, Audio-Technica US, Inc
Mark Donovan (CTS-D, CTS-I) brings more than 25 years of A/V systems experience and more than 35 years of RF experience to the classroom. Beginning in the U.S. Navy as a missile guidance RADAR technician, Mr. Donovan entered the A/V industry after nine years of naval service, which... Read More →

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Saturday January 18, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
C5 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

2:00pm PST

Live Console Training - Yamaha - Another Round of Applause: Repeat. CL Series Digital Mixing Console
Virtual Sound Check and Advanced Workflows Help You Work Faster and Smarter
Join the Yamaha technical specialists as we discuss how to use virtual sound check in the CL Series Digital Mixing Console to make life easier for the sound engineer. We’ll address both FOH and Monitor applications as well as how the CL console seamlessly integrates with Steinberg Nuendo Live for recording and playback operations.

Separate Registration is required - Click Here!

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avatar for Chip Allen

Chip Allen

Training Manager, Yamaha Corporation of America
Chip Allen is the Training Manager for the Pro Audio Division of Yamaha. His current duties also include 24/7 Tech support as well as digital console training. Chip has 20+ years of professional experience with live sound, studio recording and DAW software as well as an additional... Read More →
avatar for Chris Hinson

Chris Hinson

Technical Marketing Specialist, Yamaha Corporation of America
Chris Hinson is a Technical Marketing Specialist for the Yamaha Professional Audio Division of Yamaha Corporation of America. His duties include field-based marketing and support of digital mixers, digital audio networks, DSP based systems, and sales department and dealer system design... Read More →

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Saturday January 18, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
C4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

2:00pm PST

Measurement & Optimization: Building a Measurement Rig
Choices, Choices. We’ll discuss the various bits n’bobs that comprise a measurement rig including Interface selection and form factor, and measurement microphone considerations.

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avatar for Jamie Anderson

Jamie Anderson

Rational Acoustics President and Principal Smaart® Instructor, Rational Acoustics LLC
Jamie Anderson is one of the co-founders of Rational Acoustics. He has been teaching and working in the field of sound system engineering, measurement and alignment for over 25 years. He has worked as a product manager for SIA Software and Eastern Acoustic Works, technical support... Read More →

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avatar for Rational Acoustics

Rational Acoustics

Welcome to Rational Acoustics, where the people are Rational and the products are Smaart.We are the owners and developers of the world renowned Smaart® Acoustic Test and Measurement Software.Smaart is the most straightforward and widely used software for real-time sound system measurement... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
C6 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

2:00pm PST

Wireless Academy: Professional Wireless Antenna Types
Ike Zimbel takes you through the range of antennas and antenna accessories made by industry leader, Professional Wireless Systems. Find out how upgrading your antenna system can up your wireless game!

Speakers
avatar for Ike Zimbel

Ike Zimbel

Owner/Operator, Zimbel Audio Productions
High channel count RF frequency coordination is my specialty and my passion, 30 to 200+ channels. I am committed to the idea that wireless mics etc. can work flawlessly on every event.I am a 35-plus year veteran of the audio industry. During that time I have worked extensively as... Read More →

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AES Worship Sound Academy

The AES WORSHIP SOUND ACADEMY has been put together by a group of professionals, working in both professional audio and worship sound on behalf of the Audio Engineering Society, together with the AES Nashville Section and Belmont University.This inaugural event aims to provide all... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
C5 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

2:00pm PST

Audio Education Academy: Unraveling Audio Networking
In today’s audio world, digital audio systems have surpassed people’s expectations and, dare we say, become the go-to systems over their more traditional counterparts. From their flexibility and ability to adapt according to the user’s needs (i.e., ranging from a personal home studio to major concert productions), these systems have proven to be reliable, functional and most importantly non-complicated to use. From minimizing set-up time to working with fewer cables, the biggest plus is you do not have to be an IT expert to use these systems. These technologies are so streamlined and ergonomic, no specialized knowledge is needed to work with them. On the contrary, as complex as these systems are, for the user they offer a high level of familiarity. This presentation will look into the advantages each system has to offer, what they are, where and how they are used, and answer any questions the participants have.

As an AVIXA Renewal Unit (RU) Provider, RME demonstrates its commitment to providing quality education and training for audiovisual professionals, including Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) holders and the specialized designations /CTS®-D (Design) and CTS®-I (Installation). RME submitted this course to the AVIXA independent Certification Renewal Committee for its approval to provide learning opportunities for CTS holders and others for their continued professional development. After completing this RU-approved course, you will receive a certificate from RME for 2 RU Credits.

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avatar for Derek Badala

Derek Badala

Director of Sales, Synthax inc.
Derek Badala is an industry veteran with 26 years of Pro Audio and MI experience. His past employment as chief audio engineer, business owner, product manager, sales manager, and sales director have given him insights to the Pro Audio Industry few have experienced. From Military and... Read More →

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Saturday January 18, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm PST
B4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

2:00pm PST

Electronic Dance Music Academy: Making Dance Music Using Ableton Push 2 with Paul Laski
Join Ableton Certified Trainer Paul Last (P-LASK) for an introduction to Ableton's amazing Push 2. We'll explore techniques for creating electronic dance music by employing nearly every function of the Push 2, including sequencing drum beats, creatively manipulating samples, writing in synth parts and arranging musical ideas in real-time.

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avatar for Paul Laski

Paul Laski

Certified Trainer, Ableton
Paul Laski (P-LASK) is a Los Angeles-based music producer, sound designer, Ableton Certified Trainer, and music production educator.Blending sounds from deep and tech house to garage to techno and beyond, his original productions take on a style of their own, and have been released... Read More →

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Saturday January 18, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm PST
C1 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

2:00pm PST

Live Console Training - Allen & Heath House of Worship Live Sound Masterclass
Focused on the unique needs of the church audio operator, the AES Academy House of Worship Live Sound Masterclass demonstrates general concepts as well as dLive-specific tips and tricks for improving worship mix intelligibility and balance. Whether you are mixing for a congregation of 50 or 5000, a single guitar and vocal or a full praise band and choir, this session will help to give you the skills to deliver an optimal audio experience.

Separate Registration is required - Click Here!

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avatar for Mike Bangs

Mike Bangs

Live Sound/Touring Manager, Allen & Heath USA
With over 20 years of concert production experience, Mike Bangs has spent most of his career as a Touring Monitor Engineer and Production Manager. Touring with acts such as Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Katy Perry, Tom Petty, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Nick Jonas, Bangs has developed... Read More →

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Saturday January 18, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm PST
C2 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

2:00pm PST

Main Stage: Studio - Streaming Music; 5 Steps to Make Money
The perception is that there’s very little money in streaming but that’s not the case. This presentation shows the artist, band and songwriter some of the insider secrets about making money from streaming that few people know.

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avatar for Bobby Owsinski

Bobby Owsinski

Author, Television and Music Producer, Mixing and Recording Engineer, Bobby Owsinski
A long-time music industry veteran, Bobby Owsinski started his career as a guitar and keyboard player, songwriter and arranger, eventually becoming an in-demand producer/engineer working not only with a variety of recording artists, but on commercials, television and motion pictures... Read More →

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Audio Engineering Society

The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm PST
C7 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

3:00pm PST

Measurement & Optimization: Multi Mic: Placement for Transfer
Where do I put my mic? This session breaks down that question and attempts to apply some real-world strategies for acquiring good and informative measurement data.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Tsanjoures

Chris Tsanjoures

Product Manager and Smaart® Instructor, Rational Acoustics
Chris is a Product Manager and a Smaart Instructor for Rational Acoustics. He has been working and teaching in the field of sound system engineering for the past 10 years, and holds a BA in Music Production & Technology from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford... Read More →

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Rational Acoustics

Welcome to Rational Acoustics, where the people are Rational and the products are Smaart.We are the owners and developers of the world renowned Smaart® Acoustic Test and Measurement Software.Smaart is the most straightforward and widely used software for real-time sound system measurement... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
C6 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

3:00pm PST

Wireless Academy: PWS IAS & RAD UV-1G Intro & Training
Professional Wireless Systems' Intermodulation Analysis System (IAS) is the industry's leading frequency coordination software that has been used on every major sporting and broadcast event since its inception. Frequency coordinator Ike Zimbel leads an interactive session.

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avatar for Ike Zimbel

Ike Zimbel

Owner/Operator, Zimbel Audio Productions
High channel count RF frequency coordination is my specialty and my passion, 30 to 200+ channels. I am committed to the idea that wireless mics etc. can work flawlessly on every event.I am a 35-plus year veteran of the audio industry. During that time I have worked extensively as... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
C5 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

3:00pm PST

Live Console Training - Yamaha CL Series Digital Mixing Console Lab
Open Q&A and Hands-On Session
If you’ve ever wanted some uninterrupted hands-on mixing time with the Yamaha CL Series of consoles, this is it! Individual audio tracks of a live band performance will be on each console allowing you to explore all of the capabilities that the CL consoles have to offer. Yamaha technical specialists will be available to assist and answer any questions you may have.

Separate Registration is required - Click Here!

Speakers
avatar for Chip Allen

Chip Allen

Training Manager, Yamaha Corporation of America
Chip Allen is the Training Manager for the Pro Audio Division of Yamaha. His current duties also include 24/7 Tech support as well as digital console training. Chip has 20+ years of professional experience with live sound, studio recording and DAW software as well as an additional... Read More →
avatar for Chris Hinson

Chris Hinson

Technical Marketing Specialist, Yamaha Corporation of America
Chris Hinson is a Technical Marketing Specialist for the Yamaha Professional Audio Division of Yamaha Corporation of America. His duties include field-based marketing and support of digital mixers, digital audio networks, DSP based systems, and sales department and dealer system design... Read More →

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Saturday January 18, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm PST
C4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

4:00pm PST

Audio Education Academy: Applications of EQ & Compression
Dynamics processing applied to a parametric EQ band allows for robust and efficient spectral control. Two controls applied to DPEQ allow a new and efficient four-step technique for audio component control. We demonstrate applications of dynamic parametric EQ, via the processor Quartet DynPEQ, in noise and wolf tone processing, microphone compensation, mix optimization, and more.

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avatar for Wes Maebe

Wes Maebe

Music Recording-Mixing-Mastering-FOH Engineer/Producer based in London.
Born and raised in Belgium, Award winning engineer Wes Maebe moved to London to study audio technology in 1998, returning to live here in 2003.  Initially dividing his time between being a visiting lecturer in Audio Technology at City of Westminster College and building a client... Read More →

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avatar for Duane Wise

Duane Wise

Founder and President, Wholegrain Digital Systems LLC
Duane Wise has developed software for scientific and signal processing applications for over thirty-five years. He earned a BA at the University of Colorado in 1982 and an MS at Johns Hopkins University in 1990. He is currently researching algorithms for digital audio signal processing... Read More →

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Saturday January 18, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
B4 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

4:00pm PST

Electronic Dance Music Academy - L-Acoustics
This presentation addresses the process of system design through content creation when scaling Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology for EDM in 360 degrees. From venues with several hundred people to tens of thousands of people at the largest festivals and concerts worldwide. We will explore loudspeaker system design, implementation and calibration. Spatial rendering including positioning, trajectories and effects.

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avatar for Scott Sugden

Scott Sugden

Product & Technology Outreach Manager, L-Acoustics
Prior to joining L-ACOUSTICS, Sugden spent time as a systems engineer for Clearwing Productions, Masque Sound and PRG Audio, as well as on touring off-Broadway productions of The Producers, Spamalot and 700 Sundays.

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Saturday January 18, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
C1 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

4:00pm PST

Live Console Training - Allen & Heath: Creating an effective live monitor mix
Presented by Michael Bangs (Katy Perry, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith monitor engineer), learn how to approach the all-important skill of creating an effective live monitor mix. Whether dealing with in-ear monitors or wedges or a combination of stage monitors, find out how a few key guiding principles can help to ensure success for the performers on stage and the best experience for the fans in the crowd.

Separate Registration is required - Click Here!

Speakers
avatar for Mike Bangs

Mike Bangs

Live Sound/Touring Manager, Allen & Heath USA
With over 20 years of concert production experience, Mike Bangs has spent most of his career as a Touring Monitor Engineer and Production Manager. Touring with acts such as Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Katy Perry, Tom Petty, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Nick Jonas, Bangs has developed... Read More →

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Saturday January 18, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
C2 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

4:00pm PST

Main Stage: Studio - Weird & Wonderul Microphones
Sylvia Massy has been on a quest to document the entire history of the microphone, and she’s dug up some examples from the past that most engineers aren’t remotely aware of. Take a journey with Sylvia as she shows these weird and wonderful devices from parts of the world you never imagined.

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avatar for Sylvia Massy

Sylvia Massy

Record producer, mixer and engineer, and author
Sylvia Massy is an American entrepreneur, music producer, mixer and engineer, writer and artist in the United States. Massy is perhaps best recognized for her work on 1993’s Undertow, the full-length double platinum-selling debut for Los Angeles rock band Tool and her works with... Read More →

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Audio Engineering Society

The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
C7 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

4:00pm PST

Measurement & Optimization: Choosing the Right Measurement Mic
Measurement microphones are optimized for a flat frequency response over a frequency range of 10Hz to 20kHz but that is only a single aspect for making the right choice.

There are other microphone specifications of the same or even higher importance such as microphone distortion, dynamic range, maximum SPL, amongst others we have to look into.

Let’s assume, we’ve chosen the right (probably) state of the art measurement mic. Does the measurement chain fit? Can we get the measurement results we are supposed to get or are we measuring crap?

Presenters
avatar for Win Otto

Win Otto

President, iSEMcon LLC
Sales Executive with creative ideas for product applications and a solid history of International success. Over Twenty years in the sensor business of application and design and in the Acoustic Measurement Mics market. Extensive International and National travels and fluent in Ge... Read More →

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avatar for Wolfgang Frank

Wolfgang Frank

Founder and CEO, iSEMcon GmbH
Wolfgang Frank, founder and CEO of iSEMcon GmbH – Germany, has 30 years experience in measuring small capacitance changes of 10 Femtofarad and less. After graduating high school in Physics and Chemistry he received his BSc in Electrical Engineering from Mannheim University of Applied... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
C6 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

4:00pm PST

Wireless Academy: Shure Axient Digital Intro & Wireless Workbench
Shure Axient Introduction and Wireless Workbench (WWB) Training with Tim Vear and Udi Neves

Presenters
avatar for Adi Neves

Adi Neves

Technical Trainer, Shure Microphones
For the past 25 years, Adi Neves has been active in the professional audio industry with a holistic approach to applications ranging from live sound to AV systems design. Adi has given lectures about a wide variety of professional audio applications at conventions like AES, NAB and... Read More →

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avatar for Tim Vear

Tim Vear

Senior Applications Engineer, Shure Microphones
Tim is a native of the south side of Chicago (Go White Sox!). A lifelong interest in both entertainment and science has led to the field of audio as his choice for combining these interests in a useful way. He holds a BS degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, with a... Read More →

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Saturday January 18, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
C5 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

5:30pm PST

AES Member Appreciation Reception
We love our members! AES would not exist without YOU.

Please come join us at the Member Appreciation Reception, where you'll be able to chat and network with other members from all around the world, talk to leaders who are serving on the AES Board of Directors and AES Board of Governors, and toast the exciting year ahead.

Note: this event is for AES members only.

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avatar for Audio Engineering Society

Audio Engineering Society

The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide... Read More →


Saturday January 18, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Lobby on the 2nd Floor of ACC North
 
Sunday, January 19
 

10:00am PST

Audio Science Academy: HD Audio Introduction: What You Need to Know to Have Your Music Ready for HD
HD Audio Introduction: What You Need to Know to Have Your Music Ready for HD With Cookie Marenco
HD Audio or HRA (High Resolution Audio).. We'll discuss portable devices, home DACs, sampling rates, FLAC, WAV and DSD files, downloads and streaming from the consumer's perspective. How to get your files ready for HD quickly.
Moderator: Cookie Marenco Gregory Carlsson Rob Darling

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avatar for Cookie Marenco

Cookie Marenco

Audio Engineer, Record Producer & Composer, OTR Studios & Blue Coast Records
Cookie Marenco is an audio engineerrecord producer, and composer. She is the founder of OTR Studios and Blue Coast Records and has engineered or produced five Grammy-nominated records and has several gold records. She served as sound engineer on an Academy Award-winning... Read More →

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Audio Engineering Society

The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide... Read More →
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Quboz

Qobuz: a mission statementWhen we formed Qobuz in 2008, our goal was to offer the digital world the aspects of music fandom that audiophiles, those who love music best, have always cherished. For us, this meant quality sound, quality editorial, and a freedom of choice that wholly... Read More →
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Roon Labs

The music player for music loversForget everything you know about music players. Music is an experience, and Roon reconnects you with it.Roon is architected differently than most audio systems out there.Roon consists of a single core and as many controls and outputs as you need. This... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
C5 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

10:00am PST

Audio Careers: Higher Education in Audio (Panel)
Quality audio education programs are in abundance, but what are the differences between them and how do you choose the right one? This session will feature a panel of Audio Educators discussing the considerations when seeking an education in the audio industry.

Speakers
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Anthony Schultz

Owner, Big T Productions
Tony Schultz has been an audio engineer, music producer and composer for over twenty-seven years as owner/operator of Big T Productions (est. in 1989). He has served three consecutive two-year terms as the Chair of the Boston Section of the Audio Engineering Society and is currently... Read More →
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Angela Piva

Manager Audio Recording & Production, Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, Brooklyn College CUNY
Angela Piva, music industry ace, highly skilled in all aspects of music/audio production, recording, mixing and mastering with over 28 years of professional audio engineering experience and accolades. Recognized by several Grammy award nominations from NARAS as well as RIAA multi-platinum... Read More →
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Rick Allen

Owner/ Sound Designer at RICK ALLEN CREATIVE SERVICES, INC., Instructor at CRAS, Creative Sound Designer & Instructor at The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Science, Rick Allen Creative Services, Inc.
Rick Allen’s sounds and music have been licensed by hundreds of production facilities internationally. His award-winning work in sound design has grabbed the attention of millions around the world.His credits include projects for Disney, Sony Pictures, HBO, American Express, Hulu... Read More →
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Ian Corbett

Coordinator and Professor of Audio Engineering, Kansas City Kansas Community College
Ian Corbett is the Coordinator and Professor of Audio Engineering at Kansas City Kansas Community College. He also owns and operates "off-beat-open-hats - recording and sound reinforcement”. Ian’s book “Mic It! – microphones, microphone techniques, and their impact on the... Read More →

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Audio Engineering Society

The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
C7 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

10:00am PST

Loudspeaker Technology Academy - Coda
Presenters
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Michael Creason

Technical Director, Coda Audio USA

Speakers
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Luke Jenks

Managing Director, Coda USA
The long-anticipated introduction of Germany's Coda Audio to the United States market is here. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Coda Audio International, Coda Audio USA, staffed by American industry veterans, will introduce itself officially during this year’s Orlando show. Coda Audio... Read More →

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Sunday January 19, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
C6 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

11:00am PST

Audio Science Academy: HD Audio Technical Specs Panel With Doug Fearn
HD Audio Technical Specs Panel With Doug Fearn
Prepping your HD Audio for Consumer Playback. Complications recording and mixing in higher sampling rates including DSD and PCM 192. What happens after mastering to prepare files for consumer delivery and playback.
Moderator: Doug Fearn George Hazelrigg Geoff Hazelrigg Andreas Koch Patrick O'Connor

Speakers
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Doug Fearn

President, Founder & Consultant, D W Fearn
In 1993, D.W. Fearn entered the professional audio market with the VT-1 microphone preamplifier which immediately set entirely new expectations of how a microphone preamp should perform. Since then, it has remained virtually unchallenged. This amplifier design, developed by now legendary... Read More →
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George Hazelrigg

Co-Owner, D W Fearn & Hazelrigg Industries
George and Geoff Hazelrigg—pianist and bassist, respectively—have been making music together for most of their lives, but it wasn’t until recently that the New Jersey-born siblings were certain that all of the elements they required were in place to cut an album of their own... Read More →
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Geoff Hazelrigg

Co-owner, D W Fearn & Hazelrigg Industries
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Andreas Koch

Owner, AKDesign
Andreas Koch got his start working for Studer ReVox in Switzerland back in 1982. It was his task to build the world’s first fully asynchronous digital audio sample rate converter, patent granted in 1984. Also, in 1984, he designed one of the first filter banks for digital audio... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm PST
C5 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

11:00am PST

Live Console Training - Allen & Heath dLive Certification Course
This dLive Certification Course will provide students with a greater knowledge of engineering and mixing a live event or broadcast, signal routing concepts, IP connectivity and system networking. Earn CTS International Renewal Unit (RU) credit and connect with top industry veteran engineers and professionals. Presented by industry veteran Michael Bangs (Katy Perry, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith).

Separate Registration is required - Click Here!

Speakers
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Mike Bangs

Live Sound/Touring Manager, Allen & Heath USA
With over 20 years of concert production experience, Mike Bangs has spent most of his career as a Touring Monitor Engineer and Production Manager. Touring with acts such as Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Katy Perry, Tom Petty, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Nick Jonas, Bangs has developed... Read More →

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Sunday January 19, 2020 11:00am - 2:00pm PST
C2 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

12:00pm PST

Audio Careers: Studio Careers Panel;What Veteran Studio Owners/Managers Look For When Hiring
Despite the growing number of home studios over the past decade, full-service recording facilities are still in existence and in need of interns and employees. This session will feature veteran studio owners/managers sharing what they look for when making hiring decisions.

Speakers
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Anthony Schultz

Owner, Big T Productions
Tony Schultz has been an audio engineer, music producer and composer for over twenty-seven years as owner/operator of Big T Productions (est. in 1989). He has served three consecutive two-year terms as the Chair of the Boston Section of the Audio Engineering Society and is currently... Read More →
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Alex Bartles

Audiologist, Owner & Producer, Altar Recording Studios & Dance Music Production
Alex Bartles is a qualified Audiologist, with over 15 years experience in the field of audiology, she specialises in Tinnitus retraining for artists and producers in the music industry. Alex is Owner of Altar Recording Studios and regularly holds seminars and workshops on hearing... Read More →
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Mehdi Hassine

Owner, Seahorse Recording in LA
A native of Tunisia, Mehdi Hassine moved from Paris to LA in 2000 to pursue his life-long Hollywood dream. He is an audio engineer and consultant with extensive industry experience in music production, live sound, visual production and post-production.He is an active sound supervisor... Read More →
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Keith Munson

Manager, East West Studios
Keith Munson is the Assistant Studio Manager for historic EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA. As a former session player, orchestra member, and jazz musician, he knows how to coordinate session logistics, motivate staff, and improvise under pressure so his clients can focus on what's... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm PST
C7 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

12:00pm PST

Loudspeaker Technology Academy - Coda
Presenters
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Michael Creason

Technical Director, Coda Audio USA

Speakers
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Luke Jenks

Managing Director, Coda USA
The long-anticipated introduction of Germany's Coda Audio to the United States market is here. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Coda Audio International, Coda Audio USA, staffed by American industry veterans, will introduce itself officially during this year’s Orlando show. Coda Audio... Read More →

Sponsors

Sunday January 19, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm PST
C6 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

1:00pm PST

Audio Science Academy: HD Audio Listening Brunch - What the Consumers Are Listening To
HD Audio Listening Brunch - What the Consumers Are Listening To... With Qobuz' David Solomon
General assembly for listening and asking questions. Headphone listening stations and speaker playback. An information discussion, questions answered, comparison listening. Welcome pros, students, musicians and all those interested in HD playback.
Moderator: David Solomon Cookie Marenco Dan Mackta Andreas Koch Patrick O'Connor

Speakers
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Dan Mackta

Managing Director, Qobuz USA
Mackta lives and breathes the music industry. A proven business developer with an extensive personal network across media and entertainment, he offers Qobuz wide-ranging experience in maximizing revenue by using data analytics and deep business knowledge. He has a knack for growing... Read More →
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David Solomon

Chief Hi-Res Music Evangelist, Qobuz USA
Solomon, whose career has spanned almost every facet of the audio industry and focused on educating the market, has joined the Qobuz USA team focusing on audiophile retailers and manufacturers.  Being an early advocate of streaming music, he was also a part of the team that launched... Read More →
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Andreas Koch

Owner, AKDesign
Andreas Koch got his start working for Studer ReVox in Switzerland back in 1982. It was his task to build the world’s first fully asynchronous digital audio sample rate converter, patent granted in 1984. Also, in 1984, he designed one of the first filter banks for digital audio... Read More →
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Cookie Marenco

Audio Engineer, Record Producer & Composer, OTR Studios & Blue Coast Records
Cookie Marenco is an audio engineerrecord producer, and composer. She is the founder of OTR Studios and Blue Coast Records and has engineered or produced five Grammy-nominated records and has several gold records. She served as sound engineer on an Academy Award-winning... Read More →


Sunday January 19, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
C5 AES ACADEMY 2020 , 4th Floor, Hilton Anaheim, At the NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA