Detroit Section held a virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 27 at 8pm EST.

Topic: Signal Interfaces Debunked
Presenter: Bill Whitlock

The Zoom call and presentation was recorded and uploaded to our Facebook Group.

 

Greetings Detroit Section!
We’re happy to announce a virtual meeting Tuesday, April 27 at 8pm EST.

Topic: Signal Interfaces
Time: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 8:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Presenter: Bill Whitlock

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Meeting ID: 862 9391 0563
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Elections are coming! We’re looking for many hands to make light work.
The nature of our section meetings and the AES overall has changed during the pandemic, but one thing is clear, we need more new blood helping to refresh the committee and officers. Please consider volunteering for officer positions or committee. More details to come.

Detroit AES Social Media: For Richer, faster content and increased networking, connect at
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12130967/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/473654923046691

More details on the meeting…

Bill will review how signal interfaces work and how they reject (or not) noise from various sources. He'll de-bunk some widely-held myths about interfaces, including the right ways to drive a balanced input from an unbalanced source and vice-versa. These topics, and others, are currently being discussed in AES Standards working group SC-05-05.

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Detroit Section held a virtual meeting on Thursday, April 15 at 7pm EST.

Topic: Facebook Reality Labs - Towards Audio Presence in Mixed Realities
Presenter: Sebastià V. Amengual Garí

The Zoom call and presentation was recorded and uploaded to our Facebook Group.

Greetings Detroit Section!
We’re happy to announce a joint virtual meeting Thursday, April 15 at 7pm EST.

Topic: Facebook Reality Labs - Towards Audio Presence in Mixed Realities
Time: Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Presenter: Sebastià V. Amengual Garí

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Elections are coming! We’re looking for many hands to make light work.
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Detroit AES Social Media: For Richer, faster content and increased networking, connect at
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More details on the meeting…

“Towards Audio Presence in Mixed Realities”
True audio presence in Mixed Reality (XR) occurs when virtual sounds seamlessly blend with the rest of our environment, belonging to our space and being truly indistinguishable from real sources. The challenges of achieving audio presence in portable devices with limited compute lie in developing novel methods for fast, lightweight, dynamic, and yet perceptually accurate modelling of the entire binaural audio rendering chain. In this talk we will review some of the most recent research conducted within the Audio Team at Facebook Reality Labs Research (FRLR), including real-time room acoustics rendering, HRTF modelling, high fidelity 6 DoF research systems, and auditory perception.

Detroit Section had a virtual meeting via Zoom with the AES U of M student section on Thursday, March 18th at 7pm.

Rob Schlette from St. Louis presented:

Information Security for Media Producers, Low Cost Tactics to Protect Your Business

Abstract:

System continuity means business continuity. Keep your clients happy and your invoices rolling out by covering as many free and inexpensive information security controls as you can. Your high-value data is a ransomware target, but you can defend against the majority of attacks by taking advantage of the simple, low-cost resources presented in this workshop.

Bio:

Rob Schlette is owner and chief mastering engineer at Anthem Mastering, where he provides specialized audio mastering services to hundreds of independent musicians and record labels. In addition to his work in the studio, Rob has also taught extensively, including serving as chair of the music production department at McNally Smith College of Music until 2009. Rob's consulting work is focused on information security and secure cloud deployments for media production firms. Find out more at anthemmastering.com

The Zoom call and presentation was recorded and uploaded to our Facebook Group.

Greetings Detroit Section! We’re happy to announce a joint virtual meeting with the AES U of M student section on Thursday, March 18th at 7pm EST.

Rob Schlette from St. Louis will present:

Information Security for Media Producers, Low Cost Tactics to Protect Your Business (…details below)

Zoom link for event: https://umich.zoom.us/j/95392460076

Meeting ID: 953 9246 0076

After the presentation and Q&A, (approx. 7:50-8pm) we’ll have time for networking with the student section. If your company is still looking for summer interns or if you can promote your company in general, please plan on sticking around to answer any questions. Remember, these students are the future of audio! Please add your company name to your display name so attendees can reach out with further questions.
 

Elections are coming! We’re looking for many hands to make light work.

The nature of our section meetings and the AES overall has changed during the pandemic, but one thing is clear, we need more new blood helping to refresh the committee and officers. Please consider volunteering for officer positions or committee. More details to come.
 

Detroit AES Social Media: For Richer, faster content and increased networking, connect at

https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12130967/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/473654923046691
 

More details on the meeting…

Abstract:

System continuity means business continuity. Keep your clients happy and your invoices rolling out by covering as many free and inexpensive information security controls as you can. Your high-value data is a ransomware target, but you can defend against the majority of attacks by taking advantage of the simple, low-cost resources presented in this workshop.

Bio:

Rob Schlette is owner and chief mastering engineer at Anthem Mastering, where he provides specialized audio mastering services to hundreds of independent musicians and record labels. In addition to his work in the studio, Rob has also taught extensively, including serving as chair of the music production department at McNally Smith College of Music until 2009. Rob's consulting work is focused on information security and secure cloud deployments for media production firms. Find out more at anthemmastering.com

 

Additional pictures taken from our January 29th meeting on CBT Arrays featuring Don Keele, courtesy of Matt Ruhlen. 

 

Packed house at Bose, January 29, 2019 to hear Don Keele speak on CBT arrays. Thanks Don for making the trip and thanks Matt Ruhlen for setting it up!

Members, non-members, and students are welcome.

TOPIC:
Introduction to CBT Line Arrays - Presented by Don Keele

WHEN: Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 - 7:00pm



DESCRIPTION:
Come out and hear Don Keele talk about his loudspeaker line arrays based on CBT technology. He has been an ardent advocate and evangelist for the concepts for over twenty years and believes the CBT know-how can vastly improve the sound field uniformity of existing line arrays and conventional loudspeaker systems. Don will discuss the background and history of CBT arrays and will describe and discuss the measurement and simulation results of several CBT line arrays.

He will demonstrate a stereo pair of the Parts Express CBT24 (https://www.parts-express.com/epique-cbt24) high-end home loudspeaker which is sold both assembled (https://www.parts-express.com/epique-cbt24-line-array-speaker-system-pair--301-982) and in an inexpensive DIY kit form by Parts Express. (https://www.parts-express.com/epique-cbt24k-line-array-speaker-kit-pair--301-984).

For demonstration, Don will describe and play a special anechoic rock drum kit recording that was recorded at a local recording studio that when played over the CBT24’s (with subs) will essentially recreate the live sound of the drum kit in the listening room.

ABOUT DON KEELE:
D.B. (Don) Keele, Jr. has worked for several companies in the area of loudspeaker R&D and measurement technology including Electro-Voice, Klipsch, JBL, Crown, and Harman International. He holds eight patents with topics including "constant-directivity" loudspeaker horns, loudspeaker arrays, and signal processing. He is a fellow of AES. For ten years he wrote for Audio Magazine as a Senior Editor performing loudspeaker reviews.

More recently, he was VP of R&D for loudspeaker manufacturer Audio Artistry and later worked for Harman/Becker Automotive Systems in the advanced technology development group and was a member of the Harman corporate acoustics engineering group working under Floyd Toole. Currently he heads his own consulting company DBK Associates and Labs.

Mr. Keele holds two BS degrees in EE and Physics from California State Polytechnic University and an MSEE degree from Brigham Young University where he minored in acoustics. He has presented and published over 60 technical papers on loudspeaker design and measurement methods and other related topics, among them the paper for which he won the AES Publication Award, "Low-Frequency Loudspeaker Assessment by Nearfield Sound-Pressure Measurement".

His passion for the last twenty years has been to promote the use of CBT (Constant Beamwidth Transducer) loudspeaker technology in the loudspeaker industry. Since 2000, he has authored and presented 17 technical papers on CBT technology.

He is a frequent speaker at AES section meetings and workshops, has chaired several AES technical paper sessions, and is a past member of the AES review board. Mr. Keele is a past member of the AES Board of Governors and is past Vice President, Central Region USA/Canada of the AES. Mr. Keele received the TEF Richard C. Heyser Award in 2001. In 2002, he received a Scientific and Engineering Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for work he did on cinema constant-directivity loudspeakers. In 2011 he received the ALMA Beryllium Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to the loudspeaker industry.