The 3rd AES International Conference On Sound Reinforcement will bring together recognized hands-on experienced practitioners, scientific experts, self-taught gurus, young technicians, and students in a creative environment. There will be workshops, demonstrations, and live experiments combined with paper presentations, engineering briefs, and tutorials.
Live performances will demonstrate the most advanced and up-to-date sound systems operated by renowned sound engineers on an outdoor stage. Technical papers and tutorials will be presented by recognized sound system designers and acoustics specialists. A one-track scheduling format is planned. However, it is expected that parallel tracks for various hands-on sessions and demonstrations as well as theoretical sessions can be organized to suit individual preferences.
According to the preliminary Conference Program already published - which will be finalized end of July 2017, will include a keynote speech by Niels Werner Adelman-Larsen of Flex Acoustics, which will introduce the conference by reflecting on the signal chain from source to ear of an amplified music event and how room acoustics form part of our usual listening environment - or not in the case of outdoor events.
Interesting paper sessions and conferences already confirmed include:
"Perception of Low Frequency Content of Amplified Music in Arenas and Open-air Music Festivals" - Jonathan Burton et. al.
"Practical Considerations for Subwoofer Arrays and Clusters in Live Sound Reinforcement - Adam J. Hill.
"Noise Prediction & Monitoring at Open-Air Events: Introduction" - d&b audiotechnik.
"Measurement: Then, Now, ... and Then?" - Jakup Knudsen, MAVT.
"Comparing Subwoofer Solutions & Performance: L-R stacks, ground-array and flown" - Peter J. Chapman, Harman (outdoors).
"Noise Prediction & Monitoring at Open-Air Events: Case Study & Validation" - d&b audiotechnik.
"Understanding Acoustical Simulations" - Mads Jensen, COMSOL.
"Noise Prediction & Monitoring at Open-Air Events: Measurement & Control" - Event Acoustics.
"Mistakes in System Design & Setup from a FOH Perspective," Jonathan Burton.
"A Loudness Function for Maintaining Spectral Balance with Changing Sound Pressure Levels" - Sofus Birkedal Nielsen.
"Back to the Future, a Technology Project Review: Outdoor Sound Reinforcement of Symphony & Opera for Extremely Large Audiences" - David Scheirman, AES president elect.
"State-of-the-Art Consumer Sound: BeoLab 90" - Geoff Martin, Bang & Olufsen
"Microphone Techniques: Drums" - Rune Slot, DPA (outdoors).
"An Adaptive, Data-Driven Sound Field Control Strategy for Outdoor Concerts" - Franz Heuchel et. al.
"Adjoint-Based Time Domain Sound Reinforcement" - Mathias Lempke et. al..
"Large Scale Open Air Sound Reinforcement in Extreme Atmospheric Conditions" - Etienne Corteel.
3rd AES International Conference On Sound Reinforcement — Open Air Venues
August 30 - September 2