The 138th Audio Engineering Society Convention is set to begin tomorrow (7 May), running through to Sunday 10 May at the Sofitel Victoria Hotel in Warsaw, Poland, with a wealth of sessions on offer.
The show will feature a comprehensive Technical Program specifically assembled for the AES138 Convention – the AES’s first dedicated event in Poland.
The Papers and Engineering Briefs sessions will showcase the work of over 100 researchers on topics ranging from 22.2 multichannel to accelerometer-based motional feedback. There will be workshops bringing together panels of experts to discuss a range of provocative and practical topics, including music production for film, live sound and automotive sound. Tutorials will provide an overview of important audio fundamentals for both seasoned professionals and begineers, while Special Events will offer both entertaining and thought-provoking, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to hear from industry icons, the organiser says.
Paper sessions will focus on a range of issues at the forefront of digital audio, some of which combine more than one area of concern, such as subjective loudness of impending 22.2 multichannel-format programs, and the use of convolutional neural networks for spatial audio classification. Workshops will be held focusing on areas of cinema sound, such as the panel of film-sound mixers featuring Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasinski and Filip Krzemian – three of Poland's leading cinema sound mixers – who will discuss their craft for professionals currently doing sound for picture, as well as students considering cinema sound as a career path.
Other workshops will look into audio for games, recent developments in sound field synthesis, and offer a discussion about new cinema audio standards under consideration and development. Tutorials across the four days of the event will touch on topics including audio forensics, mastering the home/personal studio environment and object-based audio for broadcast applications.
Attendees will also be able to participate in a number of Technical Tours, including visits to the Teatr Wielki Polish National Opera House, a tour of Polish National Public Radio, leading film sound post production facility Dreamsound, and the World Hearing Center.