Audio Engineering Society Adopts, Publishes New Standard for Measuring Speaker Sound Levels


The Audio Engineering Society has announced the adoption and publication of AES75-2022, “AES standard for acoustics – Measuring loudspeaker maximum linear sound levels using noise.” The new standard addresses the need for a practical and cohesive procedure for the prediction of loudspeaker performance. AES75 is the result of extensive work by the AES Standards Committee’s SC-04-03-A […]

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The Golden Year


Although you are reading this in February 2019, it was written in December of 2018 due to the weird schedules needed for online publishing. December of 2018 was a personally momentous month because it represented a major milestone — my 50th year as a member of the Audio Engineering Society and the professional audio community […]

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DiGiGrid Ships IOC Audio Interface


DiGiGrid has expanded its line of audio interfaces with DiGiGrid IOC, a control room I/O for SoundGrid systems. The DiGiGrid IOC audio interface offers a range of connectivity options, including two mic/line inputs with broadcast/studio-grade preamps, eight line inputs/outputs, 16 AES and ADAT inputs/outputs and two headphone outputs. With DiGiGrid IOC and a dedicated SoundGrid […]

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Mackie Intros New DL32R Digital Live Sound Mixer


Mackie just debuted its new DL32R 32-Channel Wireless Digital Mixer with iPad Control. The Mackie DL32R features a mix of professional I/O in an compact 3U rackmount design. Each of the 32 inputs (24 XLR, 8 XLR/TRS combo) feature Mackie’s all-new Onyx+ recallable mic preamps, with remote control over preamp gain and phantom power. Fully-assignable […]

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Plugfest Shows AES67 Is “Not Vaporware”


We know what you’re thinking: What’s AES67? AES67, a standard for audio over IP, promises interoperability between previously competing audio-over-IP systems and could solve network interoperation between systems. AES67 is a “Switzerland” of standards so the different IP based audio networking products currently fighting it out in the market, such as Dante, Livewire, Q-LAN and […]

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Want to See the First Audio Amplifier Ever?


The 135th AES Show last week in New York featured an historical museum component, including world’s first audio amplifiers. One, the Western Electric mechanical amplifier (pictured here), is the first known device for amplifying audio signals. Louis Manno, director of the Audio History Library, was excited to display these and other items from the library’s […]

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Neumann Introduces TLM 107 Microphone


At this year’s Audio Engineering Society convention, Neumann announced its newest studio microphone: the TLM 107 large diaphragm microphone. The TLM 107 features what Neumann calls a “surprisingly fresh design and a novel operating concept.” All of the microphone switch functions are controlled through a navigation switch. The contemporary, intuitive operating concept includes an illuminated […]

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InfoComm: InfoComm Teams With SMPTE, AES and ASA on Audio’s Holy Grail: Sound Standards for All Enclosed Spaces


This column was reprinted with permission from InfoComm and originally appeared here.  Until the 1980s, cinemas were an acoustical hodge-podge, with dimensions of varying sizes and speakers arrayed in ways that often blasted sound at those in front and challenged those in the rear to hear. Then, in 1977, came Star Wars, George Lucas’ paean to the sci-fi serials of the1930s and 1940s. Its […]

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Revolabs Announces Executive HD MaxSecure Wireless Microphone System with AES-256 Encryption


Today Revolabs announced a new addition to the company’s Executive HD product family in the form of the MaxSecure wireless microphone system, adding capability for the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES-256) as defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). With the addition of the Executive HD MaxSecure products, Revolabs supports an encryption standard […]

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