23rd UK Conference 2008

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Music Everywhere: audio technology enhancing choice, access and quality

Presentations will cover both the most recent research and the latest practical developments in the art of distributing and replaying sound.

Topics covered within the conference, which encompasses almost 20 papers, include: distribution of audio over IP both within broadcasting organisations and to listeners; application of DSP to counter room acoustic effects and to enhance audio quality from compact devices; the future of digital radio services; challenges facing high quality audio reproduction in-car; the latest headphone technologies, including the reproduction of surround sound via headphones; design of loudspeakers for gaming and other challenging applications; microchip audio solutions for hi-res audio media and Bluetooth; the ramifications of widening participation in music production; and music in the metaverse.

Companies giving papers include: APT, Audyssey, BridgeCo, CSR, Oxford Digital, Nine Tiles Networks, Sennheiser, Smyth Research, ST Microelectronics, THX and Understanding&Solutions. (Note: the conference programme is subject to confirmation.)

In addition to the paper presentations there will be four demonstration rooms in operation during the conference, demonstrating the following:

  • surround sound via headphones (Smyth Research)
  • DSP room correction applied to a surround sound system (Audyssey)
  • beam steering and other effects using a DSP controlled loudspeaker array (THX)
  • the application of DSP sound processing to small devices (Oxford Digital)

Who should attend

The Conference is a must for anyone who is involved in, or intends to be involved in, the delivery of audio within the broadcasting, professional or consumer electronics industries or the academic world. Application areas include: audio networks, internet audio, headphones, in-car audio, digital radio, DSP, gaming and the design of consumer replay equipment.

Conference information

As last year the Conference will be held at New Hall College, Cambridge, over two days: Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 April 2008.

Conference proceedings, lunch, refreshments and Wednesday evening’s dinner are included in the registration fee of £348 +VAT (£298 +VAT for AES Members). We are pleased to have been able to hold this price from last year and to offer enhanced value in the form of free wireless internet connection within the conference room and via wired ethernet in the optional on-site accommodation. Rooms in college are available at a very reasonable rate – see the booking form for details.

A special discounted rate is available for students. In addition, a limited number of bursaries, sponsored by companies in the audio industry, is available to bona-fide UK students. Full details of student rates and bursaries can be obtained from here.

The venue for the event is New Hall, the Cambridge college for women founded in 1954. The college buildings were constructed from 1964 onwards and are regarded as modern architectural masterpieces, arranged around the stunning Dome dining hall. The college is set in 11 acres of grounds with informal lawns and gardens.

Optional overnight accommodation for the conference has been organised within the college. This residential arrangement maximizes the opportunity to interact with other delegates and to experience the true ambience of a Cambridge college near the heart of this ancient, world-renowned seat of learning.

The AES 23rd UK Conference is an event not to be missed!

Further information:

  • Click here for a PDF of the conference flyer
  • Click here for more information on the venue, including directions
  • Click here for more information on the conference programme
  • Click here to register for the conference

Disclaimer: The organisers reserve the right to change the authors and topics without notice.

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