The post-production sector and new broadcast loudness standards will be among the subjects under consideration at the TC Electronic-hosted audio seminar in Rome on 9/10 June.
The event will be staged at the Auditorium della Discoteca di Stato, a venue with celebrated acoustics that is located within easy walking distance of some of the city’s key tourist attractions.
Reflecting TC’s contribution to standards work, the Rome sessions will focus firmly on technology – not specific products. Post-production will be in the spotlight on day one, while the second day will concentrate on broadcasting and, in particular, the changes resulting from the new ITU and EBU standards, including ETU R128 and the recently-updated BS.1770.
There will also be consideration of the creativity-aiding effects of modern studio technology, as well as some of its more negative implications – including the excessive use of compression.
Speakers will include George Massenburg, Simone Corelli, Florian Camerer, Dino D’Ambrosio, Alessandro Travaglini, Richard van Everdingen, Bob Katz and Thomas Lund.
Lund – who is TC’s HD development manager – tells PSNE: “New international standards, primarily driven by EBU, are based entirely on open and transparent technology that enables music, film, broadcast and any quality audio reproduction system to shine.
“At the Rome Calling seminar we will provide plenty of examples – theoretical and listening – of the downward spiral audio faces unless the pro industry breaks free of peak level normalisation [and] data reduction, and turns to EBU R128.”
Registration for the event is now closed, and all applicants have been contacted individually.
Katz – a celebrated mastering engineer and founder of Digital Domain Mastering – will also be holding a separate seminar, ‘Bob Till You Drop’, at the same venue on 8 June. PSNE’s earlier coverage can be read here.