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Welcome to the AES Melbourne Section site.
Here you will find information about the section, useful audio-related articles and links and information about past and forthcoming meetings.

The aim is to provide useful information for students and professional audio practitioners alike.

We also have an announcements group and an audio discussion group on Google Groups which can be accessed via the web or email. You can sign in with any Google Account and request membership.

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…… then there’s Instagram for those more visually minded.

Contact the Section here.

February 2023 Meeting Notice: Restoration of Vintage Studer A80s – for a new life in a new century

Meeting Notice


The next online meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be held on Monday 13th February 2023 at 7:30pm – via Zoom.

Former Studios 301 Engineering Manager and local AES Section Committee Member David Hudson will present on the topic of:

Restoration of Vintage Studer A80s –

for a new life in a new century


Increasing interest in analogue tape recording and vinyl records is driving the demand for vintage tape recorders.

photo of two Studer A80s and one Studer A810
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February 2023 Prelim Meeting Notice

Our February meeting is planned for Mon 13th February.
Mark the date!

It will be a Zoom session, where David Hudson will regale us with tales of his adventures in restoring and format converting a couple of Studer A80 machines: a 1/2″ 4-Track MR MK II converted to 2-Track MK IV, and a 1-inch C-format video layback recorder converted to 8-Track MK IV.

I am sure it will be a most interesting evening, and of immense value to anyone who has an interest in keeping vintage analog hardware operating in these modern times.

Further details will be posted in the new year.

Meeting Report: December 2022 – John Kean on Loudness for Streaming Audio

On Monday 12th December, the Melbourne Section of the AES held our regular bi-monthly meeting.

We welcomed about 30 members and guests via Zoom.

Leading radio broadcast technologist and Chair of the AES Technical Group on Audio Loudness for Streaming, John Kean presented to us on the topic of

AES’ Development and Promotion of Audio Loudness Techniques

for new audio delivery platforms


Chairman Graeme Huon introduced John, who started his presentation with an explanation of the reality of inconsistent audio loudness across various streamed audio sources accessed on the same device – content such as music, podcasts, radio streams and virtual assistant responses. He explained how that issue was the catalyst for the development of the AES TD1008 Technical Document on this subject.

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December 2022 Meeting Notice – Audio Loudness for New Delivery Platforms

Meeting Notice

The next online meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be held on
Monday 12th December 2022 at 8:30pm – via Zoom. Note later time

Leading US broadcast technologist, and AES TD1008 Document Working Group Chair John Kean will present on the topic of:

AES Development and Promotion of Audio Loudness Techniques

for new audio delivery platforms

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