The Audio Engineering Society, now in its sixth decade, is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Its membership of leading engineers, scientists and other authorities has increased dramatically throughout the world, greatly boosting the society's stature and that of its members in a truly symbiotic relationship. For over 50 years, the AES annual convention has been the largest gathering of audio professionals and enthusiasts on the globe, attracting delegates from over 100 countries worldwide.
The pro-audio exhibition, technical sessions, exhibitor and application seminars are but a few of the assets that visitors and participants benefit from. AES is the one event that combines exhibits with high-profile technical sessions and user seminars. In doing so, bringing together the pro-audio scientific elite, the leading manufacturers, the decision-makers and users and enthusiasts from around the world.
Morten Lindberg from Lindberg Lyd was invited to contribute in two workshops at this year's convention in Amsterdam.
Monday, May 19, 16:30 — 18:00 WOW, THIS SOUNDS GREAT!
Chair: Christian Hugonnet, Independent Audio Consultant
Panelists: Morten Lindberg, 2L (Lindberg Lyd) George Massenburg, GML Inc. Eirik Solheim, NRK – Norwegian Broadcasting Helmut Voitl, Film Director
What parameters do we have and do/will our children have to say this in the age of MP3, Skype, and general data-reduction? Does high-quality audio have a future? Will new high-resolution music-only formats ever be a commercial success? Is generally the sensitivity for intricacies and detail, for dynamics and resolution deteriorating? Do social developments have an impact on this situation? What is the effect of increasing environmental acoustic pollution? What are our criteria for “quality”?
These and other questions will be discussed by a panel of experts with an acute sensitivity for those changes and a fascinating insight into this development.
Eirik Solheim, Morten Lindberg, George Massenburg, Helmut Voitl and Christian Hugonnet
Tuesday, May 20, 13:00 — 17:00 MIX YOUR OWN NEW YEAR’S CONCERT
Chair: Florian Camerer, ORF – Austrian TV
Panelists: Jean-Marie Geijsen, Polyhymnia Morten Lindberg, 2L (Lindberg Lyd) Ronald Prent, Galaxy Studios Josef Schütz, ORF Radio
A selection of experienced mixers with different backgrounds (classical music, pop, rock) have about 5-7 minutes to set up a 5-channel mix of the current New Year’s Concert with the original multitrack recording. The audience will be able to witness the individual approaches to that task. A second session (30 minutes later) will compare those mixes all aligned so that on-the-fly switching is possible. The different approaches and results will be discussed.