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The March AES-LA meeting will be held Tuesday, March 29 at 8:00 PM, at the Sportsmen’s Lodge Events Center, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604 (at Coldwater Canyon). Parking is free behind the convention center building; enter from Coldwater Canyon. Meetings are free and open to everyone, including students, non-members and guests.

The topic this month is: The Art of Sample Libraries, featuring Douglas Morton and Q Up Arts.

The sample libraries driving today’s digital instruments have become infinitely more vibrant, realistic, and complex over the last 20 years, with developments in technology, storage media and techniques for recording and building these libraries.

Douglas Morton of Q Up Arts will highlight the evolution of sample library development and walk us through the current best-practices for capturing the instruments, editing the sounds, and programming the samples for playback on keyboards and electronic drums through a series of case studies.

Case studies will include:

Fazioli grand piano (capturing the actual piano used by an A-list jazz artist)
Vintage electric pianos and organs (capturing and programming a private collection of the outstanding instruments that are no longer available for sale)
Acoustic drums (a broad collection of classic and modern kits)


Douglas Morton’s mission is to help people make music. He is an innovative and creative sound designer with a proven ability to create and manage sound libraries from inception to implementation into leading music products. Douglas founded Q Up Arts in 1993 and pioneered the use of digital audio samples in music, film, and game production. He has produced or co-produced over 300 sample and loop collections. Douglas' work can be heard one recordings and productions around the globe including U2, Steve Winwood, Prince, The Cure, Mark Isham, Yes and in musical scores for Portlandia, The Patriot, the Sheltering Sky, the X-files, and Pirates of Silicon Valley. Douglas has also won numerous sound design and composition awards.

Please visit www.aesla.org for more information and Section activities.
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The optional pre-meeting dinner will be served at 7:00 PM.
This month’s menu is:

• Sportsmen’s Salad with Thousand Island dressing
• Chicken Wellington*
• Yukon Mashed Potatoes
• Rolls and butter
• Coffee, hot tea, and iced tea
• Chocolate Blackout Cake with Berry Coulis

*A vegetarian option is always available. If desired, please indicate this in your Dinner Reservation email.

Dinner prices:

With reservation
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AES Student Members $30.00
All other AES members $35.00
Non-members $40.00

Without reservation
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AES Student Members $35.00
All other AES members $40.00
Non-members $45.00
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The next AES-LA monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, April 26 at 8:00 PM, at the Sportsmen’s Lodge Events Center, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604 (at Coldwater Canyon). Parking behind the events center building is free; enter from Coldwater Canyon.
 
The topic this month is “The Acoustical and Mechanical Technology of the Piano”. Stephen Schell, a member of the Piano Technicians Guild from Long Beach, will present a talk on pianos, including their mechanics and structures, why they sound the way they do, and their evolution over the past few centuries. Included will be a discussion of more recent developments in how concert pianos have been made to cover larger audiences, and how that brings attendant benefits and drawbacks. Please visit our website at www.aesla.org for details.
 
Meetings are free and are open to everyone, including students, non-members and guests.
 
 
The optional pre-meeting dinner is at 7:00 PM. For reservations, please send an email message with the subject AES-LA DINNER RESERVATION to Richard Wollrich (treasurer@aesla.org), at least 48 hours in advance.
 
This month’s menu is:
 
Sportsmen’s Salad with organic greens, Point Reyes Bleu Cheese, candied pecans, and baby tomatoes
 
Sliced tri-tip with mushroom sauce (or vegetarian option*)
 
Garlic mashed potatoes
 
Rolls and butter
 
Coffee and hot or iced tea
 
Trio of sorbet with fresh berries
 
 
*A vegetarian option is always available. If desired, please note this in your Dinner Reservation email.
 
Dinner prices (with / without reservation):
 
AES Student members            $30 / $35
All other AES members          $35 / $40
Non-members                         $40 / $45
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The first AES-LA monthly meeting of 2016 will be a joint meeting with Hollywood SMPTE, on Tuesday, January 26th at 8:00 PM, at the Sportsmen’s Lodge Events Center, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604 (at Coldwater Canyon). Parking is free behind the convention center building; enter from Coldwater Canyon.
 
The topic this month is: 
The Mix: The Challenges of Creating a Multi-Channel, Multi-Platform Product

This meeting will look at how to create a mix that works everywhere (from cinema to home theater to tablets with headphones), from the vantage point of the creators and through the various crafts. We'll review the available formats and workflow solutions and discuss what decisions need to be made with respect to creating immersive, object-based and/or multichannel sound that is deliverable over a wide variety of distribution channels.

Our panelists include:

Michael Karagosian, a leader in the development, marketing, and protection of new entertainment technologies, specializing in the theatrical exhibition (cinema), special venue, and theme park markets. Michael is a member of the AES, the ASC Technology Committee, and is an SMPTE Fellow.

Greg P. Russell, an award-winning sound re-recording mixer at Technicolor. Greg has mixed more than 190 feature films, including "Spider-Man", "Armageddon", "The Mask of Zorro", and the four "Transformers" offerings, and has been nominated for 16 Academy Awards, 11 Cinema Audio Society awards, two BAFTA and two Emmys, with one Emmy win.

Jim DeFilippis is one of the world’s foremost authorities on advanced broadcast media technologies and at the forefront of the newest developments in emerging media technologies such as immersive 3D audio, UHDTV, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and High Frame Rate (HFR). Jim has worked the delivery of video and audio content to home viewers as well as mobile and OTT delivery of content.

Additional panelists may be announced at a later date.

Meetings are free and are open to everyone, including students, non-members and guests. 


The optional pre-meeting dinner is at 7:00 PM. For reservations, please send an email, with the subject AES-LA DINNER RESERVATION, to section Treasurer Richard Wollrich <treasurer@aesla.org> at least 48 hrs in advance. 

This month’s menu: 
Classic Caesar salad
Shrimp Scampi, with capers, lemon, garlic parsley, and sun-dried tomatoes, in white wine butter sauce*
Rice
Rolls and butter
Coffee, tea, and iced tea
Chocolate sundae 

* A vegetarian option is always available. If you desire a vegetarian meal, please indicate this in your dinner reservation email.

Dinner costs:
AES Student Members: $35 ($30 with reservations)
All other AES members: $40 ($35 with reservations)
Non-members: $45 ($40 with reservations)


Please see our website at www.aesla.org for additional Section information and activities.
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Our Audio for Virtual Reality event is TOMORROW evening at 6:30. Don't miss out! RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aes-la-audio-for-virtual-reality-tickets-19103574305
For its upcoming November 17 monthly meeting, the AES Los Angeles Section is throwing a creative focus on the immersive surround-sound capabilities of today’s Virtual Reality for gaming and other consumer playback, in addition to hosting a unique Career Networking gathering for audio professionals and students to meet with prospective employers and colleagues to discuss employment opportunities. The meeting will be held at Harman International, N...
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REMINDER: The AES-LA October meeting—Dolby Atmos/Christie Vive demo—is tomorrow night at 8:00 PM, at the Krikorian Buena Park Metroplex 18, 8290 La Palma Ave., Buena Park, 90620. 
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SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, 17 November… for an exciting event. Watch this space for details.
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AES MEMBERS: Last chance to get 25 free E-Library downloads—offer ends tomorrow.
There's never been a better time to become an AES member and explore the E-Library, while also enjoying other exclusive AES membership benefits including access to the AES video collection, discounts on Convention and Conference registration, the AES Job Board, exclusive online forums, ...
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The May AES-LA meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 8:00 PM at the Sportsmen’s Lodge Events Center, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604 (at the southeast corner of Ventura Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon Ave.). Parking behind the convention center building is free—enter from Coldwater Canyon.

AES-LA will be holding elections for Section officers and the Executive Committee at this meeting.

The topic this month is "The Future of Audio for Television".
Surround Sound for broadcast television has been a reality since 1996, when the first digital signal with digital sound and high-definition picture was sent over the air—yes, it has been 20 years since this new broadcast standard was adopted in the United States—and now the industry is once again reinventing the delivery of picture and sound.

Dolby Laboratories’ AC-3 surround codec was chosen by the ATSC, and approved by the FCC, as the broadcast audio standard in 1996. Since then, technologies that allow for improved sound and picture—with such advanced features as immersive sound support and user-configurable audio presentation—has evolved.

The presentation will discuss new audio systems offered by Dolby Laboratories and other manufacturers, and how the industry sees new options offered by the audio codecs, in terms of implementation and with regard to ingest, backhaul, editing, etc.

We will hear valuable information on these and other related topics from the following panelists:

Steve Silva—VP of Technology & Strategy, Fox Broadcast.

Jeffrey Riedmiller—VP of Technology, Sound Group, Dolby.

Mike Babbitt —Director of Broadcast Support, Dolby.

Manuel Briand—Principal Audio Scientist, AT&T / DIRECTV. (tentative)


The optional pre-meeting dinner will be held at 7:00 PM.

For more information, please visit www.aesla.org.
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The next AES-LA monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, February 23 at 8:00 PM, at the Sportsmen’s Lodge Events Center, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604 (at Coldwater Canyon). Parking behind the events center building is free; enter from Coldwater Canyon. 

The topic this month is "Score Mixing for Film and Television” 

With the transition from silent films to the “talkies,” Hollywood quickly utilized the new technology of sync sound to add not only dialogue and sound effects but also musical scores to better convey mood and emotion in storytelling. After all, even the silent movies were often “performed” with live musical accompaniment. The February meeting will take a look at the art of score mixing - recording, engineering and mixing the music that will accompany the moving pictures of a film of television program. The unique opportunity to blend a variety of musical genres, utilizing live orchestra, synths, sound effects, vocals and even full choirs to help tell a story is in many ways the dream job for a recording engineer. The AES-LA will host a panel of spectacular award-winning mixers who get to do exactly that everyday. We’ll be joined by panelists Bobby Fernandez, James T. Hill, Jason LaRocca and Alan Meyerson to discuss how they got started in this unique niche of the industry, the challenges they’ve overcome to be successful, and what the future holds for film and TV scores moving forward. 
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Please visit www.aesla.org for more information and Section activities.

Meetings are free and open to everyone, including students, non-members and guests.
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The optional pre-meeting dinner will be served at 7:00 PM. 
This month’s menu is: 

• Wedge Salad with crumbled bleu cheese, chives, crisp bacon, and tomatoes
• Boneless short ribs braised in red wine*
• Roasted rosemary potatoes
• Rolls and butter
• Coffee, hot tea, and iced tea
• Triple chocolate mousse
 
*A vegetarian option is always available. If desired, please indicate this in your Dinner Reservation email.

Dinner prices:

With reservation
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AES Student Members  $30.00 
All other AES members $35.00
Non-members                 $40.00 

Without reservation
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AES Student Members  $35.00 
All other AES members $40.00
Non-members                 $45.00
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In what has become an ongoing holiday tradition, the AES-LA section will again be hosting a pre-release screening of an upcoming major motion picture. The screening will be held at:

Folino Theater
Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Chapman University
283 N. Cypress St.
Orange, CA  92866

Will Smith stars in Concussion, a thriller based on the true story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known.  Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world. Written and directed by Peter Landesman.

RSVP REQUIRED https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aes-la-holiday-screening-tickets-19817722341

PLEASE NOTE: security measures will be enforced. The Folino Theater has 500 seats, and it will be full. This feature is rated PG-13. NO CHILDREN WILL BE ADMITTED.

Paid parking is available in the Folino Theater lot. Please be sure to pay in the unmanned kiosk. There is also free parking in the city lot behind the theater, and of course there is free street parking.

Doors open at 6:30PM.  Showtime is 7:30PM.  Running time: 123 minutes.
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For its upcoming November 17 monthly meeting, the AES Los Angeles Section is throwing a creative focus on the immersive surround-sound capabilities of today’s Virtual Reality for gaming and other consumer playback, in addition to hosting a unique Career Networking gathering for audio professionals and students to meet with prospective employers and colleagues to discuss employment opportunities. The meeting will be held at Harman International, Northridge, starting at 6:30 PM for the Career Networking portion of the evening and 8:00 PM for the VR presentations, and will be limited to 150 attendees on a first-come basis. Event sponsors include Harman and Source Sound.

Please RSVP for the event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aes-la-audio-for-virtual-reality-tickets-19103574305 

**Important Parking Info** 
Please use the Employee Parking Entrance, located just south of the main entrance, at 8370 Balboa Blvd. 

Organized and coordinated by Linda A. Gedemer, Adjunct Professor at LMU-School of Film and Television’s Recording Arts Department, “Virtual Reality for Consumer Media” will be presented by Tim Gedemer, President/CEO of Source Sound and Charles Deenen, Director of Source Sound Digital, a Los Angeles-based sound design and mixing group that specializes in immersive, VR-specific audio services. Other presenters include Joel Susal, Director of Virtual and Augmented Reality at Dolby Laboratories and Adam Somers, Senior Software Engineer at Jaunt VR. Joel Susal is responsible for leveraging Dolby's immersive surround-sound technologies, while Adam Somers is responsible for audio technology and Mac/PC application development for Jaunt, in addition to working on web and mobile applications. 

The Career Networking segment of the AES-LA Section’s November meeting, to be held prior to the presentation from the Source Sound/Dolby/Jaunt team, will enable working professionals from various areas of audio to meet and learn about possible new areas of interest, as well as providing students with the opportunity to discover potential internships and jobs, plus meet with potential mentors. Attendees will also have the ability to explore other areas outside of their current audio activities, and share knowledge with students and professionals.

Please visit www.aesla.org for more information. 
November Meeting: Audio for Virtual Reality
Tue, November 17, 2015, 6:30 PM PST
Harman

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The next AES-LA monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, October 20 at 8:00 PM, in Auditorium 8 of the Krikorian Buena Park Metroplex 18, 8290 La Palma Ave., Buena Park, 90620. Upon arrival, tell the theatre staff that you are there for the AES-LA meeting, and you will be directed to Auditorium 8.

The evening will feature presentations from Christie Digital Systems and Dolby Laboratories, as well as a demonstration of Dolby Atmos played back over a Christie Vive cinema audio system. 

Following the presentations and demonstration, there will be a 10:00 PM screening of "The Martian" in the same auditorium. You are welcome to stay for this screening, but you will need to purchase a ticket for the show at the box office.

Dolby Atmos is an immersive sound format utilizing both 9.1-channel beds and real-time rendering of audio objects in 3-D space.  

The Vive speaker systems were designed specifically for cinemas, using ribbon driver technology in a line-array design rather than the usual cone-and-horn combination speaker system. The Vive speaker system has a wide frequency response (reaching 20 kHz with ease across all channels, including surround speakers), low distortion, very fast transient response without the traditional power compression, and an extended high frequency compared to cone drivers. All of this translates to an extremely even coverage, high RMS peak SPLs, articulate voice intelligibility and a controlled dispersion pattern.  

Representatives from Dolby Laboratories will be on hand to explain more about the Dolby Atmos cinema sound format. Representatives from Christie will be on hand to explain the differences between the Vive speaker system and other cinema sound systems currently available.

The presenters for this event are:

Mr. Patrick Artiaga
Director, Business Development, Audio Solutions
Christie Digital Systems

Mr. Mark Brown
Product Architect
Christie Digital Systems

Mr. Andrew Poulain
Director, Cinema Audio Solutions
Dolby Laboratories


Meetings are free and are open to everyone including students, non-members and guests. More information at www.aesla.org
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Introduction
Now in its sixth decade, the Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Its membership of leading engineers, scientists, and other authorities has increased dramatically throughout the world, greatly boosting the society's stature and that of its members in a truly symbiotic relationship.

The AES serves its members, the industry, and the public by stimulating and facilitating advances in the constantly changing field of audio. It encourages and disseminates new developments through annual technical meetings and exhibitions of professional equipment, and through the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, the professional archival publication in the audio industry.

The Los Angeles Section is the largest AES section in the world, with over 1000 members. It is also the most active, hosting 10-11 monthly meetings and 1-2 workshops each year. Section meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every month except December. Section meetings are free and open to everyone, including students, non-members, and guests.