AES Fall Online 2021 convention showcases electronic instrument design, sound reinforcement, broadcast and DIY at opening week events


– AES 151st The sessions of the International Convention start on Monday, October 11 and run throughout October –

New York, New York State – The Audio Engineering Society will open its AES Fall Online 2021 convention to a global audience of attendees on October 11, with live and on-demand events continuing throughout the month, all included in a single entry. In its expanded online format, the Convention will feature several thematic events, starting the opening week with Electronic Instruments and Design Day (October 11), Sound Reinforcement Day (October 12) and Broadcast Day. and online delivery (October 13), followed by the Audio Builders Workshop weekend events (October 16 to 17). The session schedule, presenters, special events and more are available at

Electronic Instrument Design and Applications Day
With electronic instruments playing a ubiquitous role in much of today’s music production, AES will present the Electronic Instrument Design and Applications Day on Monday, October 11, with a series of varied sessions being held. by track co-chair Michael Bierylo (Berklee College of Music). Events begin with the “Dead Tech: Is Anything Ever Really Obsolete?” Session. »Explore how artists and engineers have been able to reexamine the usefulness of certain technologies that might be considered obsolete. Shifting to Current and Future Technologies, “MIDI 2.0: What’s New and How It Will Affect the Way We Work” will include a discussion with Rick Cohen (Antares Audio Technologies), Mike Kent (MK2 Audio) and the legendary instrument designer and AES member Dave Smith (Sequential), moderated by track co-chair Jennifer Hruska (Berklee College of Music), discussing the implications of the uses of MIDI 2.0. In the next session, Smith will join Dan Clarke (Focusrite Group US) and Chris Rudzinski (InMusic) for “User Experience Design in Electronic Instruments”, also facilitated by Hruska, to explore new approaches in UIX (User Interface XML) designs. and whether improving this web application development can lead to wider penetration of the consumer market.

At today’s Keynote event, designer and music technology pioneer Marcus Ryle (co-founder of WRiiG and Line 6) will join Bierylo and Smith for the discussion “The Soul Machine: Do electronic instruments have a personality ? Where the two will explore some of the reasons behind the enduring appeal of electronic instruments from their own unique perspectives. The day ends with the session “Prototyping new instrument designs with open source microprocessor platforms” with Corry Banks (Modbap Modular), Andrew Ikenberry (Qu-Bit Electronix), Kris Kaiser (Noise Engineering), Stephen McCaul (Noise Engineering) and moderator Bierylo examine open source platforms designed specifically for instrument design and how they can lower the barrier allowing independent designers and manufacturers to easily bring new designs to market.

Sound reinforcement day
On Tuesday, October 12, the AES Fall Online 2021 convention will host a pair of All-Star Sound Reinforcement track events hosted by track co-chairs Henry Cohen and Ian Corbett, starting with Bob McCarthy (Meyer Sound) leading the “Sound System Optimization: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly “where it offers tips and ideas on system optimization best practices, whether you have two days, two hours, or two minutes. In the second session,” Find the path: knowledge, learning and professional curiosity in audio “, Michael Lawrence (ProSoundWeb) will host a panel discussion with guest engineers Ryan O. John, Dave Rat, Grace Royse and Robert Scovill. Another session,” RF: Regulatory Considerations & Alternative Spectrum ”starring Joe Ciaudelli (Sennhesier), Jackie Green (Nexonic Designs) and Prakash Moorut (Shure Inc.), hosted by James Stoffo (Radio Active Designs), will take place in Oct. 20 as part of the pr technical program of the Convention.

Online broadcast and delivery day
The AES convention continues on Wednesday with online broadcast and delivery sessions, covering a wide range of topics in this ever-evolving field. Attendees will start the day with ‘Maintenance and Troubleshooting’, where Barry Mishkind (The Broadcasters’ Desktop Resource), Tracy Teagarden (Audacy) and Gary Kline (Kline Consulting) will discuss issues ranging from AoIP hardware and systems to broadcast issues, transmitters and more. A discussion of “Spatial Audio in Podcasting” follows, examining the creative and logistical considerations, as well as the possibilities offered by spatial audio, with guests Bob Kellough, Sandra Yee Ling (Q Coda Media) and Matt Yocum, moderated by Rob Byers (MPR). A “Using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)” session follows, which will discuss how SNMP works, what MIBs and OIDS are, and how you can use them to monitor and control multiple devices from a single manager with broadcast and online delivery president David Bialik, Tony Peterle (Worldcast Systems) and Jeff Walton (Nautel).

The day continues with the “Benefits of Using Metadata” session with Bialik and guest John Kean (Cavell & Mertz) preceding the biggest roundtable of the day “Mission Complete! Radio Kingston’s five-year design / build program raises the bar for the design of broadcast radio facilities. This panel will bring together Matt Ballos (WSDG), Jimmy Buff (Radio Kingston Corp.), Peter Buffett (NoVo Foundation), Kale Kaposhilin (WKNY) and Kirsten Thorne (WKNY) for an overview of the recent construction of Radio Kingston, moderated by Joshua Morris (WSDG) and WSDG co-founder and award-winning studio designer John Storyk. An additional online broadcast and delivery session, “Guidelines for Stream Loudness,” featuring Bialik and Kean discussing the recently released AES Tech Council document “TD1008: Recommendations for Loudness of Internet Audio Streaming and On-Demand Distribution,” will take place on October 21. within the framework of the technical program of the Convention.

Additionally, AES Fall Online 2021 convention attendees will be offered a Tech Tour of the Power Plant Virtual Studio at BerkleeNYC, which will take place on Monday, October 11 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, with additional tours from The Hideout Recording Studio. and Worre Studios which will take place during the Congress Technical Program, coming October 20-23.

Visit the AES Fall 2021 Online Convention website for full program details and register now to join AES for other convention activities throughout the month, including Audio Builders workshop days (October 16 to 17), convention conferences, special events, technical tours and Thematic Technical Program (October 20 to 23), Immersive Audio Days (October 26 to 27) and Audio Education Days (October 30 – 31).

Sponsors of the AES Fall Online 2021 convention: Dell Technologies, Fraunhofer, Genelec, IMES (Iron Mountain Entertainment Services), L-Acoustics, New Audio Technology, NTP Technology and The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing.

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