Prism Sound Mic to Monitor Tour

Audio-engineering-SocietyOf interest to many SBE members is a presentation offered by the Audio Engineering Society Student Section at the University of Michigan. Here are the details:

On Tuesday, September 15th, Gik Acoustics will be holding a seminar that will deliver key insights into modern recording and mastering techniques as well as dispel popular myths surrounding these processes. Glenn Kuras, owner and president, will be conducting the presentation.

Whether you have a home theater, a listening room, a home recording studio, or a professional studio, every room’s acoustic issues must be treated. There are many variables that make a room unique — windows, columns, cathedral ceilings, doors, fireplaces —  this presentation will give insight on how to address these acoustic issues as well as how to set up a room correctly.

For more information, please see the attached poster.

When & Where:
University of Michigan
Watkins Lecture Hall Room 1350, E.V. Moore Building

School of Music, Theatre & Dance
1100 Baits Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM

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Certification exam dates for 2016

SBE Headquarters has announced local chapter certification exam dates and application deadlines through 2016. They are:

  • November 6-16, 2015 – Application deadline October 2, 2015
  • February 5-15, 2016 – Deadline December 31, 2015
  • June 3-13, 2016 – Deadline April 15, 2016
  • August 5-15, 2016 – Deadline June 3, 2016
  • November 4-20, 2016 – Deadline September 30, 2016

In addition, exams will be given at the AES Convention in New York City on November 1, 2015 (deadline October 2), and at the NAB Convention in Las Vegas on April 19, 2016 (deadline March 18).

For more information on certification, visit the SBE Certification webpage.

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Multi-Format Workflow Panel Discussion

The Detroit Section of SMPTE will have a panel discussion titled Production and Post-Production Workflow in a Multi-Format World at its April 21 meeting.

Gerry Matthews will host a panel of experts who will represent each step of the production and post process, and answer questions from attendees.

The event will be held at Ringside Creative (the former GTN space), 13320 Northend Avenue, Oak Park and begins at 7:30 pm. There is no admission charge and all are welcome to attend.

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ATSC Webinar

Dr. Richard Chernock, chief science officer at Triveni Digital, will present ATSC
3.0 on Thursday, February 19 at 2 p.m. ET. This SBE webinar will provide an overview
of the status of the ATSC 3.0 activity from a technical point of view as well as the anticipated time schedule.

ATSC 3.0 is a suite of new standards and practices for the next  generation of broadcast
television – a system that will provide even more services to viewers, but will also require a clean break from the  technologies of earlier-generation DTV systems. The system  requirements include a call for a flexible and more efficient physical layer, mobility, Ultra-High Definition (UHD) images, new solutions for audio, incorporation of new user technologies such as second screen, and incorporation of broadband connectivity. ATSC 3.0 represents a cooperative effort between all segments of the industry and many parts of the world.

Dr. Chernock is active in ATSC standards committees, particularly in the  areas of future DTV, monitoring, metadata and data broadcast. He is chairman of the ATSC Technology Group on ATSC 3.0 (TG3) and chairs the AHG on service delivery and synchronization for ATSC 3.0. He was previously chairman of the ATSC Technology and Standards Group (TG1). In his role with Triveni  Digital, Chernock is developing strategic directions for monitoring, content distribution and metadata management for emerging digital television systems and infrastructures.

Registration fee for the webinar is $49 for SBE members. The fee for non-members is $80. Register online or call the SBE national office at 317-846-9000. Completion of this webinar qualifies for one credit, identified under Category I of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications.

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