Moving Audio: Pro-Audio Networking and Transfer

The next wave in audio technology is already here. The performance of digital equipment now makes possible operations and organisations that were inconceivable even a few years ago.

For most of us, digital tape and hard disk have replaced analogue recording. The future will be determined by the way that we use networks to transmit streams of digital audio and to exchange digital files. Networks have demonstrated their flexibility, convenience and practical utility in a wide range of non-audio applications over two decades. The capacity and speed of the latest generation of networks and storage media will bring similar benefits, and changes, to the business of professional audio.

Fast LANs will change the way that studios are installed and managed; wide-area networks (WANs) will interconnect once-isolated studios; standard interfaces and protocols will allow fast access to and from archive systems.

What are the opportunities; where are the pitfalls? What will this mean for you?

There will be many new issues to consider when audio is transmitted over a network. How fast is fast enough? What does real-time really mean? What errors can be tolerated? Of the competing technologies, how do the benefits compare? Could a single technology handle all audio needs? Can a network always beat physical interchange?

These issues and more will be discussed at the forthcoming AES London Conference:

8-9 May 2000
Church House, Westminster
London, UK

This conference will interest technical managers as well as the operators and technicians responsible for developing and using new audio systems for radio, TV and music recording.

For more information please follow a link below

For more details fax Heather Lane on 01628 667002 or email

The proceedings of all AES UK conferences are available from AES Special Publications