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AES International Conference on Audio Forensics Finds “Signal in the Noise”

September 8th, 2017

The Audio Engineering Society (AES) recently held its sixth International Conference on Audio Forensics from June 15-17, in Arlington, VA, offering an intensive look into the science and art of the audio forensics field. Through a host of special guest speakers on a variety of related topics, as well as research paper presentations and workshops, the conference, hosted by co-chairs Daniel Rappaport of Precision Solutions and Jeff M. Smith of the National Center for Media Forensics, offered attendees intimate knowledge of research related to the forensic application of speech/signal processing, acoustical analyses, audio authentication, and the examination of methodologies and best practices.

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d&b Names Jan Biermann as Head of R&D; Frank Bothe Now CTO

August 31st, 2017
Jan Biermann (right) & Frank Bothe

Jan Biermann (right) & Frank Bothe

d&b audiotechnik is expanding its Research and Development department and has appointed a new member to its management team. With effect from Aug. 1st, Jan Biermann takes over from Frank Bothe as Head of Research and Development. Bothe will now focus on the company’s medium to long term technology roadmap in his role as Chief Technology Officer. As leader of the Research and Development team, Biermann will be responsible for implementing product development projects, reporting to d&b Managing Director Markus Strohmeier.

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TOA Canada Names Dharmesh Patel to Newly Created Position of National Inside Sales Support

August 29th, 2017
Dharmesh Patel

Dharmesh Patel

TOA Canada Corporation has announced the promotion of Dharmesh Patel to the newly created position of National Inside Sales Support. With this promotion comes the hiring of Sergio Abarca to Warehouse Coordinator. Joann Bettonvil is now performing the duties for the Customer Service position.

In the newly created position of National Inside Sales Support, Patel will be responsible for supporting TOA Canada’s national sales team, supporting its customers via phone support and education on new products among other tasks. Patel has a background in sales, customer service, and finance, which he will bring into this role. Joining the TOA team in March of 2015 as the warehouse coordinator, Patel developed an improved inventory system and displayed a customer focused work ethic in product shipments, according to the company.

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Meyer Sound Appoints GerrAudio as Exclusive Distributor for Canada

August 28th, 2017

GerrAudio1_May 2017Meyer Sound has announced that GerrAudio Distribution will resume responsibility for design, technical support, sales, and servicing of Meyer Sound products throughout Canada.

GerrAudio was previously the Canadian distributor for Meyer Sound for around 25 years until the manufacturer assumed distribution responsibilities in 2013.

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Executives From DraftKings & McAfee to Headline 2017 NAB Show New York Opening Session

August 25th, 2017

NAB NYThe opening event for the 2017 NAB Show New York will feature Paul Liberman, chief operating officer and co-founder of DraftKings, the sports-tech entertainment platform, and Gary Davis, chief consumer security evangelist at McAfee, a leading cybersecurity company. Produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and co-located with InfoComm Connections, NAB Show New York will take place from Oct. 18-19, 2017 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. With more than 6,800 attendees and 300 exhibitors, NAB Show New York showcases next-generation technology for media, entertainment and telecom professionals with conferences and workshops focused on television, film, satellite, online video, live events, corporate A/V, production, and post.

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NABA Director General Michael McEwen to Deliver Keynote Address at CCBE Conference

August 25th, 2017

logoThe Asssociation of Central Canada Broadcast Engineers, Technologists & Engineers (CCBE) will hold its 66th annual Career Development Conference from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, 2017 at the Kingbridge Conference Centre in King City, ON.

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AES 143’s Product Development Track to Feature Advancements in Audio Technology & Methods

August 24th, 2017

AES139The 143rd AES International Convention’s Product Development Track will provide a detailed look at the latest innovations in audio product and software development, and the process of bringing those products to market.

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Recording Engineer & Producer Leslie Ann Jones to Deliver Heyser Lecture at AES New York Convention

August 16th, 2017
Leslie Ann Jones

Leslie Ann Jones

The AES has announced that the award-winning and highly renowned recording engineer and producer Leslie Ann Jones of Skywalker Sound will deliver the Heyser Memorial Lecture at the upcoming AES New York Convention, taking place Oct. 18-21, 2017 at the Jacob Javits Center.

“Almost any superlatives applied to Jones and her decades of work would be understatement,” says Francis Rumsey, AES Technical Council Chair. “Her lecture, fittingly titled ‘Paying Attention,’ promises to take attendees on a fascinating, educational, and inspirational retrospective of the sessions leading to her vast discography and filmography, including those moments when focusing on the right detail has both sustained and enriched her storied career.” The Heyser Memorial lecture will take place on the opening evening of the convention – Oct. 18, from 6-7:30 p.m. Jones will also be featured during the 143rd International AES Convention in the special event presentation “Bearing Witness: The Music of Star Wars – Archiving Art and Technology,” on day two.

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Audiofile Engineering Under New Ownership

August 16th, 2017

https://static.wixstatic.com/media/36545d_0b62abb257754129bb95a6fb13ce8c36~mv2_d_1600_1600_s_2.jpg/v1/fill/w_861,h_861,al_c,q_90,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/36545d_0b62abb257754129bb95a6fb13ce8c36~mv2_d_1600_1600_s_2.jpgMusic technology company Audiofile Engineering has been acquired by Krekeltronics, a Minnesota-based product development firm. A new team will be resuming development on popular Audiofile products such as Fidelia, Vio, and Audiofile Calc, and has expanded contract product development services to assist with hardware, firmware, software, and integration, partnering with key audio technology and market leaders.

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Angus Davidson Joins KV2 Audio as Technical Director for Asia Pacific & North America

August 14th, 2017
Angus Davidson

Angus Davidson

KV2 Audio has announce the appointment of Australian Sound Engineer, Angus Davidson as Technical Support Director for Asia Pacific and North America. Angus, who has mixed for major international acts including Supertramp and Crowded House, has had a long and diverse career within the audio industry.

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