137th AES expands Broadcast and Streaming Track sessions
WORLD: The Audio Engineering Society has announced plans to expand its focus on Broadcast and Streaming Track at the 137th AES convention taking place in October. It will do this through a series of 15 separate sessions covering a range of timely topics, from loudness issues and CALM Act compliance to facility design, codecs and signal routing.
Broadcast and Streaming Track chairman, David Bialik, has identified key trends in these spheres and assembled a series of panels that will explore and discuss these topics. The list of presentations includes: Loudness for Streaming and Radio; Audio Issues for 4k and 8k Television; Facility Design; Audio Issues and HTML5; Routing Audio in a Broadcast Facility; Listener Fatigue and Retention; Hear Now/Sound Effects; SBE/Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Equipment; Troubleshooting Software; Compliance with CALM Act/PLOUD; The Streaming Experience; Telephony and IP Codecs: How to Choose What Is Best for You; Understanding Audi0 Processing—How to Use the Audio Processor; MPEG-DASH—What about Audio?
The presentations are stated to go into considerable depth. For example, the Loudness for Streaming and Radio panel will look at key questions, such as ‘Is the loudness war in radio over?’ ‘Has it moved over to Internet streaming?’ ‘How can we control level without disrupting the audience?’ These will be examined by a panel consisting of John Kean, NPR Labs; Thomas Lund, TC Electronics; Robert Orban, Orban; Frank Foti, Telos Alliance; Tom Box, DTS;
Commenting on the programme David Bialik stated, ‘The AES tracks, sessions and workshops are about learning “Technology and Technique” while the sales presentations stay on the exhibition floor. I believe this is the reason that the attendance for the “Broadcast and Streaming” sessions only increases year after year.’
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