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Meetings are FREE and open to all.

The July meeting of the AES L.A. Section will feature a presentation from Avid on their strategy and current offerings for Avid Everywhere for Pro Audio 2015. Please join us as we gather to hear from members of Avid's product management, product specialist, and marketing teams, who will be covering several Avid topics including:

• Pro Tools 12 licensing and improvements
• The Avid Artist Community, Marketplace and App Store
• Coming Avid Cloud Collaboration functionality
• Dolby Atmos workflows
• Pro Tools | S6 and S3 control surfaces
• The new iOS Control app 


Attendees will have an opportunity for hands-on demonstrations of the Pro Tools | S6 and S3. Following the presentation, there will be ample time for audience questions.

An optional dinner will be served at 7:00 PM. Save $5/person by making a reservation at least 48 hours in advance; send an email message, with “AES-LA DINNER RESERVATION” in the subject field, to Section Treasurer Richard Wollrich <staunch@earthlink.net>.

Dinner costs, per person:
• AES Members: $40 ($35 w/reservation)
• AES Student Members: $35 ($30 w/reservation)
• Non-members: $45 ($40 w/reservation)

This month's dinner menu:
• Sportsmen’s Salad with thousand island dressing
• Pan-roasted chicken with Marsala sauce
• Yukon Gold mashed potatoes
• Rolls and butter
• Coffee and (hot and iced) tea
• Tiramisu cheesecake

*A vegetarian option is always available. If desired, please state your preference in your dinner reservation email.

More info at www.aesla.org.
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AES-LA May meeting is TONIGHT at 8:00 PM, at the Sportsmen's Lodge Events Center, 12833 Ventura Blvd at Coldwater Canyon.

This month's topic is "Trends in Studio Equipment and Workflow".

Free and open to all. Details at www.aesla.org
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Tuesday, 26 May 2015 • 8:00 PM
Sportsmen's Lodge Events Center
12833 Ventura Blvd. (at Coldwater Canyon Ave.)
Studio City, CA 91604

Meetings are FREE and open to all.

The AES-LA May meeting will center on a panel discussion about “Trends in Studio Equipment and Workflow.” Our panelists will explore a variety of modern factors influencing how music is made, including:

• Macro changes in musical genres and music creation
• Trends in facilities
• A technical review of equipment, software, and workflow trends in the       audio signal path.


Our panel members are extremely active in all facets of modern recording, including: needs assessment, facility and system design, facility ownership, artist/musician, producing engineering, and managing projects across multiple facilities. Our panelists include:

• Brian Overton, Senior Technical Sales, GC Pro
• Jeff Ehrenberg, West Coast Sales Manager, Vintage King Audio
• Jim McGorman, Musician, Producer/Studio Owner


An optional dinner will be served at 7:00 PM.
Save $5/person by making a reservation at least 48 hours in advance; send an email message, with “AES-LA DINNER RESERVATION” in the subject field, to Section Treasurer Richard Wollrich <staunch@earthlink.net>.

Dinner costs, per person:
• AES Members:  $40 ($35 w/reservation)
• AES Student Members:  $35 ($30 w/reservation)
• Non-AES members:  $45 ($40 w/reservation)


This month's dinner menu:
• Sportsmen’s Salad with ranch dressing
• Vegetable lasagna roll wth sautéed spinach and fresh marinara sauce
• Roasted rosemary potatoes
• Rolls and butter
• Coffee and (hot and iced) tea
• Chocolate ice cream
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Come join us for a unique insight into the processes required to prepare a motion picture soundtrack, including how the various sound elements are secured, edited and mixed to picture, plus the types of hardware used in editorial suites and dubbing stages. Our multi-member panel of editors and mixers worked on several of the films recently nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Academy Awards in the categories of Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.

The panel will comprise production mixer Thomas Curley
and re-recording mixer Craig Mann, who both worked on
"Whiplash", winners of an Oscar for Sound Mixing, plus Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro, supervising sound editors for Oscar®-nominated "Unbroken", with the possible inclusion of Gregg Rudloff, who re-recorded Oscar-nominated "American Sniper", and Gregg Landaker, who worked on Oscar-nominated "Interstellar". Additional participants may be added closer to the meeting date.

We also plan to show selected clips from the various films that received Oscar nominations in the Sound Editing and Film Mixing categories, so the panelists can describe what they were aiming to achieve during sound design and subsequent re-recording.

Meetings are free and are open to all.

An optional pre-meeting dinner will be served at 7:00 PM. For reservations, send an email to Section Treasurer Richard Wollrich <staunch@earthlink.net>, with “AES-LA DINNER RESERVATION” in the subject line, at least 48 hours in advance.

Dinner costs:
AES Student Members:    $30 with reservation, $35 without
All other AES Members:   $35 with reservation, $40 without
Non-Members:                   $40 with reservation, $45 without


Dinner Menu:
Sportsmen’s Salad with Thousand Island dressing
Chicken Wellington, mushroom duxelle, prosciutto, puff pastry, red wine sauce*
Yukon mashed potatoes
Rolls and butter
Coffee, tea, and iced tea
Chocolate blackout cake with berry coulis

*A vegetarian option is always available. Please state your preference in your reservation email.


For more information, go to www.aesla.org
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The next AES-LA monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, 27 January at 8:00 PM, at the Sportsmen’s Lodge Events Center, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604 (at the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon). Parking behind the convention center building is free, enter off of Coldwater Canyon.

The topic this month is "Live Sound: Concert Sound and Corporate Events".

AES-LA is honored to host an evening with Harold Blumberg, Jason Alt and Jon Monson to share their insights into the art and science of large-format live sound.  We will be covering the similarities and differences between Concert Sound and Corporate Events. On the surface these events appear to be worlds apart, but at the production and system levels there are a lot of similarities and common skills required.  We will review the skills, challenges and gear required for these productions and the impact technology has on the end result.

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

Please visit www.aesla.org for more information.

The optional pre-meeting dinner is at 7:00 PM. For dinner reservations, please send an email message with the subject "AES-LA DINNER RESERVATION" to section Treasurer Richard Wollrich [staunch@earthlink.net], 48 hrs in advance. This month’s menu is: 

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

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

Dinner costs:
AES Student Members: $30 with reservation, $35 without
AES Members: $35 with reservation, $40 without
Non-members: $40 with reservation, $45 without
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The next AES-LA meeting will be Tuesday, October 28, at the Church Keyboard Center, 2295 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena.

Come hear and learn about the most advanced digital music technology platform available in a digital organ today. The SSC (Sound System on a Chip) platform, powered by Roland’s proprietary music processor chip, can be found at the core of Roland digital pianos, drums, accordions, and now the Roland Classic, Roland Atelier and Rodgers organs.

You will hear first-hand what the SSC technology does in the Rodgers Infinity, a three-manual digital classical organ. Dr. Christoph Bull, organist at First Congregational Church Los Angeles, will perform several works that show off the vast range of what the Infinity can do. Although the proprietary nature of the SSC chip precludes a detailed technical discussion, Corey Fournier, Market Development Manager for Roland US, will talk in general terms about the musical architecture and goals of the SSC platform. And Nelson Dodge, President of Church Keyboard Center and host of this event, will do a live demonstration of the powerful real-time voicing capabilities enabled by the SSC technology.

There will be two sessions for this meeting/demo, at 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Seating is limited, so an RSVP is required. To RSVP, please email Section Secretary Daniel Schulz [daniel.schulz@datasat.com], indicating which session you wish to attend.

Meetings are free and are open to everyone, including students, non-members, and guests.
AES-LA October Meeting
Tue, October 28, 2014, 5:00 PM PDT
2295 E Foothill Blvd

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Meetings are FREE and open to all.

Our speakers for the June 30 AES LA Section Meeting will be Dr. Alexander Voishvillo, Senior Manager of Transducer Engineering and Acoustic Research, and Charles Sprinkle, Senior Systems Engineer at JBL Professional, who will describe the initial technology and its evolution into new smaller transducers that form the heart of JBL’s new 7 Series Studio Monitor series.

Alex and Charles will be joined by Peter Chaikin, Director of Recording and Broadcast Marketing with JBL Professional, who will describe how these new technologies are being leveraged to respond to market conditions and needs.


An optional dinner will be served at 7:00 PM. Save $5/person by making a reservation at least 48 hours in advance; send an email message, with “AES-LA DINNER RESERVATION” in the subject field, to Section Treasurer Richard Wollrich <staunch@earthlink.net>.

Dinner costs, per person:
• AES Members: $40 ($35 w/reservation)
• AES Student Members: $35 ($30 w/reservation)
• Non-AES members: $45 ($40 w/reservation)

This month's dinner menu:
• Sportsmen’s Salad with champagne vinaigrette dressing
• Atlantic salmon with dill sauce
• Rice
• Rolls and butter
• Coffee and (hot and iced) tea
• Chocolate sundae

More info at www.aesla.org
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RIP Bruce Lundvall, former president of the Columbia, CBS, EMI-Manhattan, and Blue Note labels.
Mr. Lundvall, who led Blue Note for 25 years, added some of the greatest jazz musicians of the age to the label while expanding its success into other genres with artists like Willie Nelson, Al Green and Norah Jones.
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An Evening With Oscar® Sound Nominees - TONIGHT at 8:00 PM, Sportsmen’s Lodge Events Center, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City (at Ventura & Coldwater Canyon). Free parking behind the convention center building; enter off of Coldwater Canyon.

Free and open to all. More info at www.aesla.org
Whiplash, written and directed by Damien Chazelle, was re-recorded on Technicolor at Paramount's Stage 4 by dialog and music mixer Craig Mann and sound-effects mixer Ben Wilkins, using tracks secured on location by production mixer Thomas Curley; Mann and Wilkins also served as supervising sound ...
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The next AES-LA monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at 8:00 PM at the Sportsmen’s Lodge Event Center, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604 (at the SE corner of Ventura Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon). Parking behind the convention center building is free; enter from Coldwater Canyon.

The topic this month is: Immersive Sound Standards for the Next Generation of Home Entertainment
 
The February meeting for the AES-LA will be a joint meeting with the Hollywood chapter of SMPTE (the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers). Please join us for a special presentation about the possible sound formats for the next generation of broadcast HDTV, ATSC 3.0 Each of the companies submitting a proposal for ATSC 3.0 will be presenting their technology; the presentations will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Steven Silva of 20th Century Fox.
 
For 20 years the standard soundtrack for home entertainment, whether broadcast HDTV, DVD, Blu Ray, digital cable or OTT (Over-The-Top internet streaming) has been 5.1 channels of digital surround sound. The Advanced Television Standards Committee has submitted a call for proposals for a sound format for the proposed ATSC 3.0 standard for broadcast HDTV. That call has been met by proposals from Dolby Laboratories, DTS, Inc. and Fraunhofer. Each of these companies will be presenting their proposed formats to the combined membership of the AES-LA and SMPTE Hollywood.
 
We hope you can join us for what is sure to be a fascinating evening as we take a look at the future of sound for home entertainment.

Meetings are free and are open to everyone, including students, non-members, and guests.
 
Please see our website at www.aesla.org for additional meeting details.

The optional pre-meeting dinner is at 7:00 PM.  For dinner reservations, please email the section Treasurer Richard Wollrich 48 hrs in advance:  staunch@earthlink.net. Please enter "AES-LA DINNER RESERVATION" in the email subject line.  This month’s menu is: 

Wedge salad (crumbled blue 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 lacto-ovo vegetarian option is always available.  Please indicate your preference in your Dinner Reservation email.

Dinner rates:
    With reservations
        Student Member/Member/Non-member: $30/35/40
    Without reservations
        Student Member/Member/Non-member: $35/40/45
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Please note: 
The November 2014 AES-LA monthly meeting will be held one week early, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

The next AES-LA monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 8:00 PM, at the Sportsmen’s Lodge Events Center, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604 (at the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon). Parking behind the convention center building is free, enter off of Coldwater Canyon.
 
The topic this month is "Live Sound: Practical Science and Best Practices".
 
Greg Riggs, current AES-LA Vice Chairman, will present a simple overview of common physics, acoustics, and audio principles underlying sound system design and operation and discuss practical examples of these principles at work. A short list of topics includes: the Decibel, PAG/NAG, Inverse Square Law, Ohms Law, and Objective vs Subjective Equalization.  Greg will also discuss a number of best practices for using these principles when planning and running a show.  Can you….Trace every system input to every system output? Name two minute mic placement adjustments for reducing feedback?  Explain the benefits of subtractive EQ (especially for in-ear monitor mixing)? Explain the difference between Line check vs Sound Check?  Why do sound guys/gals only count to 2?

Greg Riggs has been operating live sound systems for 20 years with an emphasis on church sound and mixing in sub-optimal spaces with suboptimal equipment. Mixing highlights include Willow Creek Church in South Barrington, IL (leading worship innovator), Living Waters of the San Fernando Valley (portable church), and currently mixing non-traditional services at Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks.  Educational highlights include attending one of the last sessions of Synergetic Audio Concepts at the “Farm” in Indiana taught by the legendary Don Davis. Career highlights include 10 years with Shure Incorporated including extensive field research with live sound engineers, and a church sound instructor with the market development team. Greg currently manages Private Brands for Guitar Center, Inc.

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 dinner reservations, please send an email message with the subject "AES-LA DINNER RESERVATION" to section Treasurer Richard Wollrich [staunch@earthlink.net], 48 hrs in advance. This month’s menu is: 

Oriental Salad with soy Sherry dressing
Sliced tri-tip with mushroom sauce*
Roasted rosemary potatoes
Rolls and butter
Coffee, tea, and iced tea
New York cheesecake

*A vegetarian option is always available. If desired, please state this in your dinner reservation email.

Dinner costs, effective February 2014:
AES Student Members: $30 with reservation, $35 without
AES Members: $35 with reservation, $40 without
Non-members: $40 with reservation, $45 without
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REMINDER: The AES-LA October meeting is tomorrow night, at Church Keyboard Center in Pasadena. There will be two sessions for this meeting/demo, at 5pm and 7pm. Seating is limited, so RSVPs are required. Please RSVP via email to the Section Secretary, daniel.schulz@datasat.com.

For more info, go to www.aesla.org.
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One of the world's largest and most active AES Sections
Introduction
The L.A. Section of the AES is one of the largest in the world, with nearly 1000 members. It is also the most active, hosting 10-11 monthly meetings and 1-2 workshops each year.

The Audio Engineering Society, now in its sixth decade, 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.

Section meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every month except December. Meetings are free and open to everyone, including students, non-members, and guests.