About the AES 2021 International Automotive Audio Conference
Over the last 20 years, Automotive Audio has changed dramatically from being standard mono sound in one full range loudspeaker to a true multichannel playback system fully integrated and adjusted to the specific car. Today some of the most advanced sound technologies are being developed and applied in Automotive Audio. Recently the role of audio in the automotive industry has significantly changed. Sound systems are used to design the sound of cars, i.e. the sound of the car itself due to its motion and thus generation of sound (usually called noise). The impact of streaming, ride-share, autonomy, Battery Electric Vehicle’s (BEV’s), ownership models and car share could have a profound effect on the way we think about sound in and around vehicles and microphone challenges and use cases.
The conference will give an overview of the present state-of-the-art in some specific topics, and addresses many of the new scientific disciplines involved in this still-emerging field. Automotive Audio involves combinations of otherwise complementary scientific fields such as power electronics, bus systems, loudspeaker drive units, signal processing (DSP), acoustics & vibrations (NVH) and more.
Don't miss these fantastic Keynotes, part of the Automotive Audio Conference program
Dolby, Director Automotive
Andreas Ehret has been active as a technology leader in the audio industry for over two decades. He joined Dolby back in 2007 and since then served the company in various engineering and technology VP leadership roles, managing the teams that created solutions
scaling into billions of consumer devices.
Over the past couple of years his focus had been on the
market introduction of Dolby’s next generation audio codec AC-4, as well as contributions to bring the Atmos music experience to life. These days Andreas’ focus is on developing and expanding Dolby’s Automotive business – whereas lighting up Dolby Atmos in cars is a key strategic ingredient thereof.
Andreas is a strong believer in concepts such as use-case driven exploration, lean principles, rapid prototyping, collaboration with the industry, maintaining artistic intent, and validating consumer value.
ELAC, Vice President Engineering
Andrew Jones - His near lifelong passion for audio began in his early teens and quickly became focused on loudspeakers. This led him to study Physics with a special interest in acoustics for his undergrad, followed by six years of postgraduate research in the fields of
crossover design and active noise cancellation.
Subsequently he joined KEF, initially in the research
department looking into such things as measurement
techniques and improved prediction of performance from impedance measurements (with the help of Dr. Small). He subsequently became Chief Engineer and worked extensively with concentric driver technology. After 11 years he moved to the USA, at the invitation of Floyd Toole, to work for Infinity. Almost 4 years later he joined Pioneer and TAD where he remained for 17 years. For the last 4 years he has been the VP of Engineering at ELAC.
Universal Music Group, Executive Vice President, Content Strategy and Operations
Barak Moffitt is Executive Vice President of Content Strategy and Operations at Universal Music Group, where his responsibilities include creating, facilitating, and maximizing the value of Universal’s Audio and Audiovisual content across
artists and labels. Moffitt also oversees UMG Strategic
Operations, working across the company’s major label
groups and studios to maximize the value of core music and
audio assets. For many years, Moffitt also ran the legendary Capitol Studios in Hollywood where he spearheaded the revitalization of the studio’s iconic heritage with state-of-the-art capabilities.
Moffitt has a long history in both music and technology. Before joining UMG, Moffitt worked as a senior executive at EMI Music Group, where he led major strategic initiatives in rights management, metadata, studios and production, music publishing, and technology. He has held senior leadership positions in technology and media supporting large-scale production and digital media operations.
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The AES 2021 International Automotive Audio Conference takes place in Detroit, MI, October 6 - 8, 2021.
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AES Automotive Audio Resources
The Audio Engineering Society is fundamental to the evolving technology Automotive Audio. View our vast AES Automotive Audio resources and previous AES Automotive Audio Conferences to see the developments that lead to todays experiences.
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