April 2023 Meeting Notice: Collaborative Online Audio Mixing in the Box

Meeting Notice

We are going in-person again!

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be an in-person event to be held on Monday 24th April 2023 at 7:30pm AEST (UTC +10) at the Collarts Collingwood campus.

It will also be live-streamed (technology permitting) on our YouTube channel

Audio Engineer and Educator/Musician Scott Stickland will present on the topic of:

Collaborative Online Audio Mixing in the Box:

Presenting a case for the DAW Collaboration Framework

The DAW Collaboration Framework (DCF) is the tangible output of doctoral research conducted over the past four years. The DCF comprises a web application and supporting network infrastructure that together create a secure online group of users, provide audio-visual and text-based lines of communication and, crucially, interface with existing desktop DAW applications to capture and distribute DAW-generated control data to all users. The DCF’s web application utilises WebRTC protocols for a real-time videoconferencing capability and concurrent data exchange conduits between users, and Web MIDI protocols to link with a DAW’s remote controller/control surface integration and external synchronisation mechanisms. Early prototypes have successfully interfaced with Steinberg’s Cubase and Nuendo, delivering synchronised mixer console operations, plugin parameter changes, transport functions and navigation. Current developmental work is targeting additional DAW platform integration, real-time cross-DAW interoperability and transitioning to a new cloud media server facility.

Mon 24th April 2023 at 7:30pm
Collarts Wellington Street Campus  – Critical Listening Room
208 Wellington St

About Scott Stickland:

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Dr Scott Stickland (PhD Music) is a recent graduate of the School of Creative Industries at The University of Newcastle, Australia. He has previously completed a Master of Music Technology (Newcastle) and a Bachelor of Education (Sec) – Music (Melbourne), and taught and coordinated music programs in Victorian secondary schools for 16 years. Scott has presented papers at the Australasian Computer Music Conference in 2018 and 2020, the International Web Audio Conference in 2019, and the Design Principles and Practices and Innovation in Music conferences in 2022. He has published in the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society (2021), Creative Industries Journal (2022), Chroma: The Journal of the Australasian Computer Music Association (2022) and has contributed a chapter to the upcoming edition of the Innovation in Music book series. Scott currently teaches audio and music production through his business, Monty Sound Production, plays keyboards in the Australian touring band, Cool Change – The Ultimate LRB Tribute, and recently established a startup company, DCIA Technologies Pty Ltd. He lives in Melbourne with his dog, Maggie.

Visitors and guests are welcome.

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