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Thursday February 11, 2021
Sessions from 9am – 6pm PT

Welcome to the first AES Immersive Audio Academy!
This one day online event focuses on the technology and solutions Immersive and Binaural Audio provides.
The AES Immersive Audio Academy will consist of 5 workshop sessions and 2 Partner sessions, followed by a 3-4 hour Masterclass. The event will be held in Pacific Time.
A certificate of achievement will be sent to all participants.

There will be a chance to win an AVID ProTools license to registered attendees - the winner will be drawn at the end of the Masterclass

Registration ends Thursday February 11 at 11:30am EST/ 9:30am PST!!

How To Participate

In three simple steps, you can participate in the AES Immersive Audio Academy.
Register, receive the secure access code to the sessions and log-in at the scheduled times.
  • 1.

    Register

    Follow this link to register for the AES Immersive Audio Academy

  • 2.

    Participate

    After registering, early in the week commencing February 8, 2021 you will receive an email from us with your secure access code to the AES Immersive Audio Academy. Use this to log in from the beginning, or for that specific session in the schedule.

  • 3.

    Enjoy

    Follow the emailed link and participate with questions and find solutions during the Academy.
    Please note that non-member registrants will have access to the recording for 2 weeks following the live event. Member registrants will have access to the recording for 2 months following the live event.

The AES Immersive Audio Academy Program Schedule

A link and participating instructions will be emailed to registrants at the beginning of the week commencing Monday February 8
Live with Co-Chairs Andres Mayo and Steve Martz

Panel discussion

GENELEC

Will Eggleston and Paul Stewart from Genelec’s US office will discuss some of the thinking that goes into making a purpose built or temporary immersive monitoring space. Having just created the stunning new Genelec USA Experience Center in Boston, Will and Paul will draw on this recent project as a practical example of modern immersive room design.
Among the topics covered will be making the transition from stereo to 5.1 to 3D immersive layouts, cabling and signal flow, monitor selection and mounting, listening distance vs. SPL, bass management and calibration. This is a great real-world insight into the practicalities of creating a high quality immersive studio.

Scott Sugden & Etienne Corteel
L-Acoustics

The live industry is living a transition from traditional left-right, mostly dual mono, to immersive systems. In this workshop, specific challenges of immersive audio for live are presented and addressed. These challenges are mostly related to the scale and diversity of audiences and performance spaces, from pre-production, to touring, to post-production. They can be overcome adopting a full system approach as proposed by the L-ISA technology within L-Acoustics ecosystem. This approach combines specific tools and guidelines for the design of the loudspeaker system, object oriented mixing tools and specific 3D audio algorithms for loudspeakers and headphones.
Presenters:
Scott Sugden: Product and Technology Outreach Manager, L-Acoustics, Westlake Village, CA
Etienne Corteel: Director of Education & Scientific Outreach, L-Acoustics, Marcoussis, France

Scott Selfon
Facebook Reality Labs Research

Where does research aiming to create virtual sounds that are indistinguishable from reality intersect with today’s cutting edge game audio technologies? Scott will discuss both some of the novel experiences Facebook Reality Labs Research is building today and their implications for current games, both screen- and head-mounted-display-based. We’ll also cover both nascent and evolving creative and technical best practices for audio storytelling in the immersive worlds of virtual, mixed, and augmented reality.
Presenter(s):
Scott Selfon, Audio Experiences Lead, Facebook Reality Labs Research

Michael Romanowski, Nahuel Bronzini & Xavier Dphrepaulezz

A conversation about the perspective and process of creating a new immersive release from a stereo album with the artist and immersive engineer. Featuring Fantastic Negrito and Michael Romanowski. We will be discussing how the Dolby Atmos version of the album “Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?” came to be, the thought process behind the re-envisioning and the inspiration for future projects.
Presenter(s):
Michael Romanowski
Nahuel Bronzini
Xavier Dphrepaulezz

1pm - 4:30pm PT (3 hr + Q&A & Prize Draw)

LIVE MASTERCLASS: Producing High Quality Immersive Audio

Host: Andres Mayo
Owner of @360MusicLab

Via link on Zoom and using AudioMovers.
Producing immersive content is, nowadays, more accessible than it ever was, thanks to new tools, which are available for free or at very low costs. But achieving great results, compatible with high quality standards, is still not an easy task. In this hands-on workshop we unveil the secrets of 360 audio production during 3 intensive hours. Attendees will learn to capture and mix 3D audio using object-oriented solutions and will be able to create immersive content suitable for a variety of applications, such as live concerts, studio recordings, advertising, gaming, VR, AR, e-sports, etc.
With:
Martin Muscatello (@360MusicLab)
Brian Glasscock (Sennheiser)
Achim Fell (Dear Reality)

Host: Andres Mayo (@360MusicLab)

Andres will announce the Prize Draw for an AVID ProTools License!

Dolby

At the leading edge of immersive audio, Karma Auger and Erich Gobel welcome guests into their state of the art mixing studio to share their creation theory and techniques for mixing in Dolby Atmos. Guests will learn about Studio 1 LA's Atmos education series, their work in anime sound design, and their tips for getting started in Dolby Atmos.
Speakers: Karma Auger & Erich Gobel – Studio 1 LA
Host: Ben Givarz – Dolby Laboratories

John Kellogg & Brian Slack

For nearly 30 years the predominant surround audio format for cinema, home video, streaming, marketing, and music has been 5.1. Workflows for content creation, delivery, streaming, and playback are common, robust, and well understood. Neural:X from DTS allows for a variety of immersive playback scenarios using a standard, codec-agnostic, 5.1 deliverable which provides a simple, economical solution to broadening the footprint for immersive audio. Using a similar concept to stereo-surround 4-2-4 workflows, we demonstrate a system whereby an immersive audio mix can be acoustically encoded into a 5.1, then decoded back to an immersive environment. This method allows for a single delivery of a 5.1 which has been created and monitored for use in any sound field, including mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1, immersive, as well as speaker and headphone virtualization.
Presenter(s):
John Kellogg, Vice President – Advanced Cinema, Production Services and Pro Audio Solutions, Xperi / DTS
Brian Slack, Sr. Manager, Professional Audio, Xperi / DTS

Eric Horstmann
Genelec

Eric Horstmann from Genelec’s European team is an immersive audio expert with many years of experience of both the technical and workflow aspects of immersive.

This session will cover the basic principles of immersive audio, the formats used, the creative process, how to set up a room, and the Genelec solutions that can help immersive audio professionals working with both in-room monitoring and headphones. If you’re looking for an accessible introduction to working with immersive, there’s no better place to start.
Presenter(s):
Eric Horstmann

Nuno Fonseca
Sound Particles

3D Audio and Immersive tools with Sound Particles.
Presenter(s):
Nuno Fonseca

Tom Ammermann
New Audio Technology

The venues in such applications becomes more and more complex what demands flexibly solutions to management versatile audio sources and formats. Another major issue is, how to create content for such applications in common audio production workflows? The presentation will offer a deeper insight in such applications and offer inspirations and strategies to deal quickly and individual with the related challenges.
Presenter(s):
Tom Ammermann

Fraunhofer

With MPEG-H content, producers can enable features that create an entirely new audio experience for consumers. This session explains how you, as a producer, can do that. MPEG-H Authoring Suite (MAS) is a set of applications that facilitates the easy, fast and intuitive production of MPEG-H Audio content. In this webinar bit, Yannik Grewe demonstrates the MAS tools for production, monitoring and quality control as well as their interoperability.

Pricing plans and options

The AES Immersive Audio Academy takes place on Thursday February 11.
Please choose from one of the registration options below. Partner contact share is included with this event.
Participation instructions will be sent after registration.
Non-Member pass
$99.00$125
Non-Member/ Per year
Registration Closed
Access to the AES Immersive Audio Academy February 2021
Access to On-Demand recording for two weeks
AES Member Pass
$49.00$250
AES Members only rate/ Per year
Registration Closed
Access to the AES Immersive Audio Academy February 2021
Access to On-Demand recording for two months

Become An AES Immersive Audio Academy Partner/Sponsor

The February event is now closed to new supporting partners.
Please contact us now to be a partner in the June, European scheduled online event.
Partners can also now apply to for the October AES Las Vegas in-person and online event.
Highly topical and focused, as a Partner/Sponsor you have the unique opportunity to reach this professional audience and engage

Partner/Sponsor Packages

Gold: $ 5,000 (limited to 2 only for program presentations)

What it includes:

  • Be a key sponsor of our AES Immersive Audio Academy which includes an opening video commercial at the beginning of the event and mention in the opening session. (30 seconds – 2 minutes long).
  • Exclusive 15 minute Gold Partner pre-recorded presentation, immediately after the introduction panel.
  • Exclusive 45 minute Gold Partner pre-recorded on-demand presentation, available on the website and AES YouTube.
  • 30 – 60 second video commercial to be inserted between sessions and available on AES YouTube.
  • Logo as Gold Partner included on slide between selected Academy sessions.
  • Your logo prominent on the AES Immersive Audio Academy website (front page) and the Sponsors page.
  • Company contact details with logo, and link to your website.
  • Custom Email blast to the AES 40,000 Subscribed list (worth $3,000 alone).
  • 4 x banner adverts in the Connect email Newsletter to over 45,000 subscribers (728×90 pixels).
  • 4 x access passes for the online Academy and on-demand sessions.

 

Silver: $ 3,000

What it includes:

  • 30 – 60 second video commercial to be inserted between sessions and available on YouTube.
  • 30 minute Silver Partner pre-recorded on-demand presentation, available on the website and AES YouTube.
  • Logo as Silver Partner included on slide between selected Academy sessions.
  • Your logo prominent on the AES Immersive Audio Academy website (front page) and the Sponsors page.
  • Company contact details with logo, and link to your website.
  • 2 x banner adverts in the Connect email Newsletter to over 45,000 subscribers (728×90 pixels).
  • 2 x access passes for the online Academy and on-demand sessions.

 

Bronze: $ 1,000

What it includes:

  • 30 second video commercial to be available on-demand via the website and on AES YouTube.
  • Logo as Bronze Partner included on slide between selected Academy sessions.
  • Your logo prominent on the AES Immersive Audio Academy website (front page) and the Sponsors page.
  • Company contact details with logo, and link to your website.
  • 1 x access passes for the online Academy and on-demand sessions.

 

                           Contact Graham Kirk to be a Key Partner of this event: graham.kirk@aes.org

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