09.08.2007 08:56 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Broadcast Audio Conference added to AES New York

In response to broadcaster demand for audio technology updates relevant to the transition to HD and digital, the Audio Engineering Society (AES) has added a dedicated, four-day Broadcast Audio Conference as part of the 123rd AES Convention at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, Oct. 5-8. More than 2000 broadcast audio professionals are expected to attend.

The Broadcast Audio Conference was organized under the direction of David K. Bialik. An all-star cast of speakers has been confirmed, including Mike Babbitt of Dolby Labs; John Storyk of Walters-Storyk Design Group; Robert P. Siedel, VP of engineering and advanced technology for the CBS Television Network; and David Layer, director of advanced engineering in the NAB Science & Technology department. Sessions will include:

  • Loudness Workshop
  • Understanding RF, from Mics to Antennas
  • Audio for HDTV: The Lip Sync Issue
  • Considerations for Facility Design
  • Facility Wiring and Distribution Systems for TV and Radio
  • The Art of Sound Effects for TV and Radio
  • Discussion of Listener Fatigue and Listener Retention
  • Audio for HDTV: Dialnorm
  • How to Work with Telecom to Get the Job Done
  • Audio Processing for HD (Radio and TV)
  • Audio Playback and Automation for Radio
  • Innovations in Sports Broadcasting for Television
  • Audio Streaming - Audio Quality
  • Innovations in Digital Radio

Commenting on the expansion of the broadcast-specific programming at the convention, Bialik noted, "Both television and radio are both undergoing their own, unique digital revolutions and audio is an integral part of both of these dynamic media transitions. This conference will provide the most in-depth, expert technical information that audio professionals need to drive forward the next generation of broadcast technology."

For more information, visit www.aesbroadcast.com.

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