Networked audio will take centre stage throughout the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention with a series of workshops, tutorials and sessions focussed on the latest developments in audio networking technology, standards and practices.
Taking place from 9 to 12 October at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, US, the convention will also present a dedicated 'Networked Audio Track' featuring presentations and professional opportunities dealing with "the latest developments and technologies in networked audio, as well as applications for system integration, broadcast, live sound, recording, contractors and more".
Chaired by Tim Shuttleworth, engineering manager at Renkus-Heinz (pictured), the 'Track' explores "the ever-broadening applications of digital audio on local and wider area networks", with sessions including 'Using AES67 Networking: Practical issues in AES67 Deployment'; 'Software Tools for Telematic Performances'; 'Large Scale AVB Networks/AVDECC Control'; 'Implementation of a Large Scale Ethernet AVB Audio Network at ESPN'; and 'Using Audio Content Over IP Technology in Public Radio'. AES137 will also play host to a telematic performance linking Los Angeles; Montreal, Canada; and Stanford University in California in a showcase featuring live, interconnected performances by musicians across time zones and in different geographical locations.
We have continued to grow the networked audio portion of the Convention this year, and expect really great participations from our presenters and attendees," comments Shuttleworth. "One of the popular topics at this convention will be the deployment and performance verification for AES67 standard-based layer 3 systems, as well as the implementation of Ethernet AVB in cars, recording and broadcast studios.
"Developments in standardised command and control protocols will also be highlighted, as well as a multi-site live performance [...] which will showcase the capabilities and limitations of a disseminated ensemble concert."