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Scott Bradford, Technical Director of Fellowship Church Knoxville, Chooses to Use Waves MultiRack SoundGrid® Running Waves Plugins

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, June 11, 2014 — Scott Bradford, Technical Director of the Fellowship Church Knoxville (Knoxville, Tennessee), is part of a growing trend of audio professionals choosing to use plugins from Waves Audio in house-of-worship environments.

Bradford has a long history as a Waves user. He recalls, “I started using Waves when I was in college. I was in a telecommunications program and was also working at Guitar Center. I noticed pretty early on a clear sonic difference between Waves plugins and other brands. There is an immediacy and a noticeable quality difference with any Waves plugins I have used over the years.”

Working in the Fellowship Church, Bradford has made Waves plugins an essential part of the signal chain. He remarks, “We are currently running two Waves-enabled DiGiCo SD8 consoles – one for FOH and one for monitors. Both are equipped with a Waves SoundGrid® Server One using Waves plugins. We also have a recording desk with Waves plugins and three workstations for production staff working on videos and audio. In addition, our two student rooms have been upgraded with Behringer X32 digital mixers, and we are looking to incorporate Waves MultiRack and Waves plugins on those consoles as well.”

On his go-to Waves plugins, Bradford notes, “Here at the Fellowship Church and at the many churches I do training for, I work with volunteers of varying abilities, talents and preferences, so I am always looking for technical tools that are fairly easy to get around – but I also want them to be sonically appealing and very powerful under the hood. Many Waves plugins have been our go-to plugins for exactly these reasons. The volunteers are able to engage their ears and eyes together as they learn to EQ, and the plugins also help them deal with early feedback detection. The Waves SSL 4000 Collection gives our mix the vibe and depth we have always wanted on drums, electric guitars and especially vocals. The Waves CLA Classic Compressors give us that color palette which most vanilla digital consoles cannot offer, and they are extremely easy to get a great sound out of. The Waves C4 Multiband Compressor has been amazing for things like bass, acoustic guitars and vocals. Its presets are fantastic, and its solo and bypass features help me teach my trainees what compression is and what it does.”

All in all, Waves has helped Bradford achieve the goals he has set out for the church’s technical team. He concludes, “Our motto for the technical community at Fellowship is to minimize distractions in the pursuit of technical excellence. Waves has given my team and I the ability to go deeper into training, help our volunteers grasp the main concepts of audio, and achieve a much more pleasing and engaging sonic experience with a lot more ease. We love knowing that we have such powerful tools at our fingertips – tools that help us achieve our technical goals more fully and more easily than ever.”

Visit http://www.waveslive.com for more information.

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Listen Technologies Offers Hearing Loop Training Sessions Before InfoComm Convention

BLUFFDALE, UT, June 10, 2014 — Listen Technologies Corporation (InfoComm booth C10339), a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of assistive listening products, will be holding a day-long training session, “Integration & Commissioning of Hearing Loop Systems (Level 2),” on June 17, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada – the day before the exhibitor floor opens at the InfoComm convention. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel, 3400 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169.

This eight-hour training session will take participants through the steps required to properly install a Hearing Loop system. The course will introduce loop system principles and give greater understanding in the specification and design considerations of different kinds of loops systems, including basic, advanced, and phased-array. All attendees will gain both theory and hands-on practical experience of installing, setting up, testing, and certifying a hearing loop system. They will learn how to effectively set up and measure the system to meet standards, as well as how to certify the system to those standards.

Participants will gain a working knowledge of the different types of test equipment and methods for proper use, as well as the requirements of the International performance standard, IEC60118-4. From good wiring practices to product placement, participants will also learn how to troubleshoot the various real-world challenges they may come across and how to minimize their impact on a system’s performance and utility. For effective specification and installation of all types of loop systems, a thorough site survey is critical. Methods for performing such surveys will be covered. At the successful completion of this session and test, the participants will be certified as a Hearing Loop integrator, capable of meeting the performance standard IEC60118-4.

Four RU of InfoComm CTS Renewal Credits are available upon completion of this one-day Hearing Loop class and passing the final exam. If you are interested in becoming a (Level 2) Listen Hearing Loop Integration Partner, please contact sales@listentech.com for more information, or register for this one-day event at www.listentech.com/loop-training or by calling 800-330-0891. The cost for this session is $495.00 per person. Lunch is provided for attendees.

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Pensado Awards Unveils Megaphone Statuette

New awards show previews the award trophy in advance of June 28 ceremony

LOS ANGELES, CA, June 10, 2014 — Pensado Awards, an upcoming award show acknowledging today’s emerging brand of music professional and “recognizing the faces behind the sound,” has unveiled its award statuette – custom-designed as a gold-plated megaphone. Created by the producers of the acclaimed online video series Pensado’s Place, the Pensado Awards are set to take place June 28, 2014, at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica, California, and broadcast online globally one week later. Co-hosting will be singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb along with producer-engineers Chris Lord-Alge (Muse, Pink, Foo Fighters, Avril Lavigne, Green Day, Daughtry, Paramore, Black Eyed Peas), Marcella Araica (Britney Spears, Madonna, Pink, Duran Duran, Keri Hilson) and Young Guru (Jay Z, Beyonce, Mariah Carey).

Herb Trawick, the Co-host/Executive Producer and Creator of Pensado’s Place, as well as Manager and Advisor to Co-host Dave Pensado, stated, “When we were trying to decide on a trophy design, we wanted to create something unique and memorable that encompassed audio in general and captured the spirit and lightheartedness of Pensado’s Place. Then one night it came to me: A megaphone – a tool for public address, or ‘P.A.’ – struck me as the perfect symbol for these awards, as most audio is made for the public in one way or another. Also, I have been calling the Pensado Awards ‘P.A.’ since day one, so it ties in very nicely across our whole concept.”

Dave Pensado (Co-host of Pensado’s Place, GRAMMY®-winning mix engineer, Teacher) added: “We wanted our awards statuette to be something that both pros and non-pros could relate to, and I think the megaphone is iconic to everybody in some way. We look forward to distributing these handsome trophies to our award winners on June 28.”

In recent years, developments in music and technology have changed the landscape for producers, songwriters, engineers and musicians, encouraging artists and composers of all types to hone their craft. The Pensado Awards acknowledges these talented individuals and their work, with unique categories including OMG! Mix of the Year; Game Changer Producers Award; Songwriters Break Thru Award; Unique Project Studio (Global); Break Thru Mixer Award; Best Non-English Song (Global); Best Tracking Engineer; Outstanding Achievement in Sound for Film, Television & Gaming; Pensado Giant Award (industry legend); Master of Mastering; Live/FOH Award; AIR Award (Best Assistant, Intern or Runner); Outstanding Brand; Spin Doctor DJ Award; Dave Pensado Educators Award; and Herb Trawick Visionary Award.

About Pensado’s Place
The hour-long weekly web series Pensado’s Place was created nearly four years ago. Co-hosted by legendary mix engineer Dave Pensado (Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson and more) and show creator Herb Trawick, Pensado’s Place includes interviews with top music industry artists, engineers, producers, mixers, and record executives, as well as in-depth tutorials in production, engineering and mixing. Pensado’s Place has positioned itself as “the most influential show for audio engineers,” mixers and producers (Forbes Magazine) in just three years. Pensado’s Place is more than just a show, as it highlights the very best in the industry of music, gaming, sound identity on film, and audio equipment, with a presence in live events. As a leading educational resource, Pensado’s Place is helping build the next generation of audio greats.

Opportunities are still available to join the over 100 leading music makers and manufacturers, representatives from 75 countries and over 100 schools who are already active supporters of and participants in the inaugural Pensado Awards. Three sponsorship packages are available. To support the Awards, please visit http://pensadoawards.com/sponsorship_info.html.

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Bose Integrates Configuration for Dante™ Devices in New Version of ControlSpace® Designer™ Software

Framingham, MA, June 10, 2014 – Bose® Professional Systems has made it even easier to connect its ControlSpace® processors and PowerMatch® amplifiers using Dante™ digital audio networking. Version 4.1 of Bose ControlSpace Designer™ software adds new capabilities that allow users to discover, route and control Dante channels all from within the application.

ControlSpace Designer software can now manage key elements in an audio network, greatly simplifying audio system setup for installers. “With Designer software version 4.1, we continue to expand the capabilities of our processors and amplifiers without sacrificing ease of use,” says Darryl Bryans, Bose DSP Product Line Manager. “By integrating Dante’s automatic device discovery and configuration tools into our ControlSpace Designer software, Bose has taken yet another step toward making it easier for system integrators to create and configure distributed audio systems quickly.”

In addition to integrating the core functionality found in Dante™ Controller software, ControlSpace Designer 4.1 goes one step further by bridging Dante audio routing together with Bose end-user controls. Pre-programmed Dante audio routing can be recalled from any of the convenient Bose user controls – or via a connected third-party control system – allowing everything from basic source selection to the remapping of entire systems to be activated by end-users. For installers, time spent using ControlSpace Designer software is kept short with intuitive drag-and-drop steps enabling easy programming and simulated operation.

Dante accessory expansion cards are available for the ControlSpace ESP-00 II engineered sound processor, ControlSpace ESP-880/1240/4120 engineered sound processors, and for the line of PowerMatch configurable professional power amplifiers; in total, 12 devices are Dante-capable. These cards all feature 48 kHz / 24-bit digital audio with 16×16 channels for ControlSpace processors and 8×8 channels for PowerMatch amplifiers.

ControlSpace Designer software version 4.1 will be available September 2, 2014, as a free download from http://pro.Bose.com.

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GUITAR CENTER OPENS NEW STORE AND LESSONS STUDIO IN NW TUCSON, ARIZONA

NW Tucson location features on-site lessons, new repair services, and vast inventory selection

ANNOUNCEMENT HIGHLIGHTS:

Guitar Center has opened its 260th store location in the U.S.
GC Garage service will provide a range of musical instrument repair services
GC Studios, a lessons facility supporting the local music scene, is at the store, located at 3830 W. River RD. Suite 110, Tucson, AZ 85741

(Los Angeles, CA) – Guitar Center, the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ and lighting equipment, opened its 260th location, in NW Tucson, Arizona, on June 5, 2014. The store, located at 3830 W. River RD. Suite 110, Tucson, AZ 85741, is also part of a new wave of Guitar Center retail stores that feature lesson spaces, which allows GC to offer additional music lessons, special programs and expanded opportunities for local musicians. This store is the second GC location to serve the Tucson area.

NW TUCSON STORE LOCATION BACKGROUNDER:

Vast Product Selection and Low Prices – Guitar Center NW Tucson brings an unprecedented selection of products to the area, all backed by Guitar Center’s guarantee and available at attractive prices. The store features the latest in guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards, as well as live sound, DJ, lighting and recording equipment.
Guitar Center Studios – Deeply vested in expanding and enhancing the local music scene, Guitar Center NW Tucson also brings Guitar Center Studios to the new location. The fully-equipped, in-house lesson space is giving area residents of all ages and skill levels access to affordable music lessons. Sourcing locally trained store employees as certified instructors, courses will be offered on guitar, bass, keys and drums, as well as vocals and recording techniques using Pro Tools, Logic Pro and GarageBand.
Guitar Center Garage – Guitar Center NW Tucson includes GC Garage, the store’s on-site guitar repair service, offering a host of services, including electronics repair, hardware customization, fretwork, structural repairs, cosmetic enhancements, setup and maintenances.

Guitar Center NW Tucson: Additional In-Store Programs and Opportunities Include:

Guitar Center’s “Endless Aisle” – Tucson customers can now shop from Guitar Center’s new multi-channel “endless aisle,” which extends the in-store inventory to over $400 million in new and used products from across the nation. Shoppers will be able to purchase in-store, online and via phone, with the option to have products shipped to their home or to the store for convenient pick up.
At: Guitar Center Programs – Throughout the calendar year, Guitar Center NW Tucson will host an array of free events, such as artist workshops, lessons, product launches and performances, as a part of the company’s ongoing commitment to educating and assisting unsigned artists. These programs aim to provide musicians with the opportunities and exposure essential to achieving their music goals.
Recording Made Easy – Available at all Guitar Center locations, the Recording Made Easy program is a four-week, user-friendly series of weekly classes occurring Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

In addition to special programs at the new NW Tucson store, Guitar Center offers year-round programs designed to spearhead creativity and highlight promising undiscovered talent. Programs have included Your Next Record, Guitar Center On-Stage, Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter, and Guitar Center’s Drum-Off.

Guitar Center NW Tucson Store and Studio Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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Classic Rock Revue “Raiding the Rock Vault” to Take Place Thursday, June 19, at the LVH Theater

Be a guest of Bose at the LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Theater, adjacent to the convention center, and hear this live performance through a Bose RoomMatch® system; the show is Free and open to all

Framingham, MA, June 6, 2014 – At the upcoming InfoComm show in Las Vegas, Bose® Professional Systems will be showcasing its acclaimed RoomMatch® system at a Free concert on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at the LVH Theater – directly adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center, the site of InfoComm exhibitions. The show will include the noted musical revue Raiding The Rock Vault, which features a supergroup of rock royalty: Howard Leese on Guitar (Heart, Bad Company); Doug Aldrich on Guitar (Whitesnake); Robin McAuley on Lead Vocals (MSG, Survivor); Paul Shortino on Lead Vocals (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot); Andrew Freeman on Lead Vocals and Guitars (Lynch Mob, The Offspring); Jay Schellen on drums (Badfinger, Asia); Michael T. Ross on keyboard (Lita Ford Band); and Mark Boals on vocals (Yngwie Malmsteen). The setlist will include classic anthems from such legends as The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Eagles, Queen, AC/DC, Deep Purple, Van Halen, Journey, Free, Aerosmith and more.

Doors open at 5:00, immediately after the exhibition floor closes, and the concert will start at 5:30. The concert is open to all, and a cash bar will be available. Come join Bose and hear what a RoomMatch system can do with the rock and roll classics!

About Raiding The Rock Vault:
Raiding the Rock Vault is The Story of Classic Rock, performed by members of some of the greatest rock bands in history – a two-hour classic rock concert experience that transports the audience from the 1960s to the 1980s with classic anthems from rock’s top acts. This fully live concert experience features a stunning light show, video screens, actors, DJ Narrator, and high quality concert sound production. Voted Best of Las Vegas 2014 in the Review-Journal’s Reader’s Poll and “A fantasy football team in the form of a rock band” by Hollywood Underdog.

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Listen Technologies Positions for Growth and Expansion

— Company continues to expand and posture itself for the next phase of rapid growth —

BLUFFDALE, UT, June 6, 2014 — Listen Technologies Corporation, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of personal listening products for over 15 years, is positioning for its next phase of rapid growth and expansion by making key executive level changes. The company has begun to unveil a comprehensive business plan involving new product introductions, brand positioning, sales channels, marketing and customer service. Two key management appointments are being announced by Russell Gentner, CEO of Listen Technologies, that further emphasize the company’s commitment to ongoing expansion while ensuring the growth of Listen Technologies in the coming years.

Cory Schaeffer, former Vice President of Sales, has been appointed to the newly created position of Vice President of Business Development. In her new role, Cory will focus on business development by strengthening Listen’s relationships within the existing channel while expanding the company’s reach and penetration into new markets. Cory’s long-term relationships that she has developed over the years with representatives, consultants, integrators and distributors in the audio-visual industry, along with her true passion for the technologies and solutions offered by this market sector, make her an ideal fit for this new position.

Tim Schaeffer, formerly the Vice President of Strategic Development, has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Sales, Worldwide. With a rich history in sales and marketing management within the professional audio and system integration market sectors, during his tenure at Listen, Tim has been instrumental in the growth of the company and identifying new sales opportunities. In his new position, Tim will continue to capitalize on his unique skill set and guide the company with increased sales and market initiatives.

“We are extremely fortunate to have such deep experience in our management team that we are able to make the changes needed to take our company into the next phase of growth,” stated Russell Gentner. “Cory is an expert in pioneering new relationships, products and markets, which makes her perfect for spearheading new Business Development, while Tim is masterful at identifying and developing successful sales channels while maintaining strong customer relationships. I am thrilled to have both of them in these key positions.”

Photo Caption: Pictured L-R: Cory Schaeffer, Listen Technologies Vice President of Business Development; Tim Schaeffer, Listen Technologies Vice President of Sales, Worldwide; and Russell Gentner, Listen Technologies CEO.

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GUITAR CENTER ANNOUNCES JIMMY PAGE “NUMBER TWO” GIBSON LES PAUL CHARITY AUCTIONS

Proceeds from the auction of these highly sought-after guitars will benefit Little Kids Rock and USO charities

ANNOUNCEMENT HIGHLIGHTS:

Two rare limited-edition guitars, both individually numbered, signed and played by Jimmy Page, to be offered in GC’s first-ever online charity auctions
Auctions to take place Thursday, June 19, 2014, 4PM PDT, through Sunday, June 29, 2014, 4PM PDT
Proceeds from the auctions will benefit the Little Kids Rock and USO charities

Los Angeles, CA (June 3, 2014): Guitar Center, the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ and lighting equipment, announces its first-ever online charity auctions, of two custom Jimmy Page “Number Two” Gibson Les Paul guitars. Proceeds from the auctions will benefit the Little Kids Rock and USO charities. The auctions will take place on eBay (www.ebay.com/jimmypagelespaul) starting Thursday, June 19, 2014, 4PM PDT, through Sunday, June 29, 2014, 4PM PDT. The minimum bid is $20,000 for each guitar, and each comes with a certificate of authenticity.

“Number Two” is a 1959 Les Paul, one of Jimmy Page’s prized guitars, obtained in the early 1970s and used consistently by Page ever since. He had the electronics altered to get the widest possible range of sounds from two humbucker pickups, and had the neck shaved to match his “Number One” Les Paul. Four years ago, Gibson Custom painstakingly recreated “Number Two” in an extremely limited run. These guitars were built to Page’s exact specifications, faithfully replicating the iconic aged flame maple top, faded “Page Burst 2” finish, and even the dings, dents and wear marks. Only 25 of these Aged and Signed guitars were released worldwide, and all 25 of them were individually played, signed and numbered by Jimmy Page. Jimmy kept #1 for himself and the remaining 24 guitars instantly became highly valued collector’s items. After half a decade, Guitar Center is opening the vault and offering #2 and #5 in this special charity auction.

THE STORY AND GUITAR FEATURES
The Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul was recreated with intense, millimeter-by-millimeter examination of Page’s original guitar, inside and out. The process of getting it right involved the production of a number of hand-built prototypes, each of which was checked and critiqued in detail by Page himself. Approval of the final iteration was only offered after the legendary artist had intricately examined and extensively played this last prototype in his London home—after which it was given the thumbs-up, worthy of being the template for the Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul. Only 325 examples were produced in total: 100 aged by vintage-reproduction master Tom Murphy; 25 more aged by Tom Murphy and signed by Jimmy Page; and 200 finished to Gibson’s VOS specs.

Body
Crafted from a uniquely figured two-piece Eastern maple top attached to a one-piece, solid, lightweight, genuine mahogany back, the Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul follows the body lines and dimensions of the original ’59 Les Paul Standard.

Neck and Headstock
The neck of the Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul is constructed from one piece, quarter-sawn, lightweight mahogany for improved strength and resonance. The luthiers in Gibson’s Custom Shop carefully match the grains and weights of these guitars’ bodies and necks to optimize tone and sustain.

Hardware
The Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul is equipped with top of the line hardware. From the Grover tuners to the stopbar tailpiece to the period-correct “antique bell” truss rod cover, it retains and replicates every bit of its predecessor’s strength.

Electronics
On this Les Paul, each of the controls’ potentiometers has been replaced with a push-pull pot for individual pickup switching functions, while two miniature push-pull DPDT switches have been mounted under the pickguard to provide additional universal switching functions. Note: due to trademark issues and per Jimmy’s directive, the bobbins on the Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul reissue are black instead of crème.

Photo Caption 1: Jimmy Page (photo by Ross Halfin).

Photo Caption 2: Two Jimmy Page “Number Two” Gibson Les Paul Guitars, being auctioned by Guitar Center to benefit Little Kids Rock and USO.

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Listen Technologies Introduces iDSP Products

— Company introduces next-generation assistive listening products, based on direct input from consultants, system integrators, venue owners and end users —

BLUFFDALE, UTAH, June 3, 2014 — Listen Technologies Corporation, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of assistive listening products for over 15 years, is pleased to introduce its iDSP (Intelligent Digital Signal Processing) products. In creating the iDSP solutions, Listen Technologies considered all aspects of how the product would be used, focusing on the user experience and ease of dispensing, inventory management and battery management at the venue – all based on input from consultants, system integrators, venue owners and end users. The result is a significantly improved listening experience, including an integrated neck loop/lanyard; streamlined dispensing, collecting and care; and environmentally friendly advanced battery technology – in the smallest, lightest device of its kind.

The iDSP 72MHz receiver revolutionizes how an RF system works, offering precise clarity with 20 dB less hiss than other RF receivers. The new integrated neck loop improves the experience for people who have hearing aids and cochlear implants with telecoils. Sleek and small (smaller than an iPhone), the iDSP receiver has a field-replaceable, non-proprietary rechargeable lithium-ion battery, making obsolete the use of alkaline and NiMH batteries. Battery life is eight hours, with a 2.5-hour charge time. Two versions of the receiver are available: LR-4200-072 Intelligent DSP RF Receiver (72 MHz) and LR-5200-072 Advanced Intelligent DSP RF Receiver (72 MHz). The LR-5200 Advanced Receiver features the ability for end users to select multiple channels for applications such as language interpretation.

System components include the charging tray, which can be mounted in several ways; charging case; optional cable management system; earphones (foamless, solving certain sanitary issues); log book; setup/inventory software; and signage.

LR-4200 and LR-5200 Receiver features:

Small size
Display for inventory unit number, battery level, channel
Integrated neck loop/lanyard incorporating an advanced DSP loop driver
Advanced lithium-ion battery and battery management
Programmable channel names
Customization using setup with iDSP software
Venue inventory management with iDSP software
Two headphone jacks accommodate neck loop/lanyard or two sets of headphones (could be shared if needed)
Convenient USB port, making it easy to set up software and apply updates

Russell Gentner, CEO of Listen Technologies, states, “Our goal with iDSP was to deliver a product that truly provides an exceptional listening experience, for places that provide assistive listening, as well as their customers. We intently listened to their needs and then delivered products that meet those needs. I’m really proud of our team and their ability to develop, produce, announce, and ship such an outstanding product. iDSP is a game-changer.”

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AES 54th International Conference to Feature Focus on Audio Forensics – Techniques, Technologies and Practice

New York, NY, June 4, 2014 — The AES 54th International Conference on Audio Forensics is set to take place June 12-14, 2014, at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in London. Dedicated to exploring techniques, technologies and advancements in the field of Audio Forensics, the conference will provide a platform for sharing research related to the forensic application of speech/signal processing, acoustical analyses, audio authentication and the examination of methodologies and best practices. Chairpersons for this conference are Mark Huckvale and Jeff M. Smith.

The AES 54th Conference – the fifth AES event devoted to the technical developments and practical approaches developing in the field of Audio Forensics – will act as a hub for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas and foster new approaches to address challenges that are evolving every day in the industry. Opening ceremonies will feature a special keynote speech entitled “Cognitive Bias in the Interpretation of Forensic Evidence” given by esteemed cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Itiel Dror.

Three full days of sessions include Tutorials and Papers on a host of related subjects covering a variety of Audio Forensic topics. Tutorials will include “Automatic Speaker Recognition with Degraded and Enhanced Speech,” “Dereverberation Algorithms in a Nutshell – a signal processing introduction,” “Digital Audio Authenticity” and “Speech Intelligibility.” Each day will also include multiple paper presentation sessions on topics including Forensic Speaker Comparison, Reverberation and Room Acoustics, Audio Authenticity, Speech Enhancement and Intelligibility, Forensic Musicology and Gunshot Analysis.

AES Executive Director Bob Moses stated, ”We are really pleased with the growth and development of our Audio Forensics-related programs and events over the past decade. For the audio engineering community, these forensic specialists continue to push the boundaries of our understanding of sound in our everyday lives. Some of the most important recordings are ones that were never intended to be captured or that take place under unimaginable circumstances. The AES and its sponsors are dedicated to promoting the science and technologies that make audio forensics work so valuable to us all.”

Supporters of the AES 54th International Conference include Platinum Sponsor CEDAR Audio, along with Conference Sponsors AGNITiO, iZotope, Oxford Wave Research, Salient Sciences and Voxalys.

For complete program details and registration information, visit http://www.aes.org/conferences/54/.

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