AES Academy at NAMM 2022
The Audio Engineering Society (AES), in collaboration with The NAMM Show, presents the AES Academy. This exclusive, three-day international education and training program is targeted at working professionals in recording and performance audio. The AES Academy comprises of a series of workshops provided by a dedicated team of topical specialists and experts to create a unique, new learning format that will appeal to career veterans and aspiring audio professionals. Workshops and Panels include; Immersive Audio, Raw Tracks, Room Acoustics, Modern Music Production and New Audio Technologies & Practices.
|Immersive Audio 101||10:00 AM to 11:30 AM||202B||Introduction to and overview of immersive audio with Brian "BT" Gibbs and Michael Romanowski.||Rafa Sardina, Leslie Gaston Bird, Mason Liberman|
|'Immersive and Inclusive' Initiative (Training for Women and Minorities)||11:30 AM to 12:30 PM||202B||Immersive audio is a burgeoning industry where new and exciting career opportunities exist for audio engineers, sound designers, and musicians. However, the representation of women and minorities in this industry is low, perhaps even lower than that of the industry at large. Leslie Gaston-Bird (CAS, MPSE, AMPS) is a doctoral student at the University of Surrey in England, and shares her research to date along with some important findings||Leslie Gaston-Bird|
|Raw Tracks Mix Breakdown, With Paul 'Willie Green' Womack||1:00 PM to 2:00 PM||202B||Producer/engineer Paul “Willie Green” Womack will provide a detailed inside look at his mixing process, with a step-by-step breakdown of records from his catalog.||Paul Womack|
|'Born in the USA' Raw Tracks Interview With Toby Scott||2:00 PM to 3:00 PM||202B||Toby Scott—longtime engineer and jack-of-all-trades for Bruce Springsteen—will be giving a presentation on the recording of the song "Born in the USA." With pictures and information on the Power Station studio, set up and the original multitrack mix tape (transferred to Protools) for playback, he will provide insight into the recording and later album work. At the end of the presentation, he will be available for questions.||Toby Scott, John Krivit|
|Studio design, acoustics and monitoring for today’s music production||3:00 PM to 5:30 PM||202B||Creating ultimate studios for hip-hop, urban and pop production||David Malekpour hosts with Young Guru, Jose “Hyde” Cotto, IRKO (Maurizio Sera), Rafa Sardina, ECHO (Paul Frederick Irizarry Suau), Luis Valdez (JOCAVI Acoustics)|
|Immersive Audio 202||10:00 AM to 11:30 AM||202B||We dig deeper into immersive audio with Brian "BT" Gibbs and Michael Romanowski.||Steve Barton, Eva Reistadt, Steve Genewick|
|Modern Music Production Panel With Warren Huart||11:30 AM to 12:30 PM||202B||Warren Huart and his special guest will talk us through their music production techniques.||Warren Huart|
|Trends in Acoustical Design of Critical Listening Spaces—Studios, Concert Halls, Theaters, Video Conference Centers, Worship Spaces and More||1:00 PM to 3:00 PM||202B||Today, successful acoustical design requires a design team to marry architecture and an understanding of both acoustical measurement and human perception. Modern audiences come to all types of venues with high expectations for intelligible speech and both impactful and tonally balanced music. The designers of modern venues of all types are challenged to meet these expectations.|
With evermore complex and (hopefully) accurate predictive and measurement systems, and an extremely wide range of "acoustical" products on the market, acoustical designers have more tools available than ever before. Yet, designers remain challenged to use these tools in a way that provides a coherent and successful acoustical design. Using real-world examples, we will explore the design of several venues and production facilities, and discuss how a coherent understanding of architecture, acoustical measurements and perception have influenced the designs of these facilities.
|Sam Berkow, Christian Carvin|
|Be prepared: How new technology give us superpowers||3:00 PM to 4:15 PM||202B||The cadence of announcements of new audio processing tools that deploy new processing technologies is ever increasing, but what do these new technologies offer? What sort of problems do they actually help us solve?|
In this session we’ll unpack a few new technologies and look at examples where they offer new approaches to existing audio challenges and offer capabilities that we had never considered before. The audio engineer and music producer of the future will be using these tools. In keeping with the scouts’ motto, we should 'be prepared'!
|Studio design, acoustics and monitoring - Exploring the Top Dawg Entertainment studio project||4:15 PM to 5:30 PM||202B||Studio design, acoustics and monitoring - Exploring the Top Dawg Entertainment studio project||David Malekpour hosts with Keaton Smith, Summer Walker, Yuriy Sogomonov, Michael Bashkhangy and Luis Valdez|
|Immersive Audio 303||10:00 AM to 11:30 AM||202B||Techniques, technology and advice in immersive audio with Brian "BT" Gibbs and Michael Romanowski.||George Massenburg Eric Shilling, Michael Romanowski, Tom Ammermann|
|A unified ecosystem for music creation and production||11:30 PM to 12:30 PM||202B||Soundwide is the newly formed group uniting the award-winning technologies of iZotope, Native Instruments and Brainworx around a collective vision to inspire and empower creators and producers to reimagine the future of sound. Join us to explore the audio processing, machine learning and user interface technologies that enable this powerful ecosystem - from instruments and effects to mixing and mastering solutions, in the DAW and in the cloud.||Jean-Marc Jot, VP of Research and Chief Scientist, iZotope|
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