On Monday 24th April, the Melbourne Section of the AES held our regular bi-monthly meeting.
It was a return to an in-person event at Collarts Wellington St (Collingwood) campus, that was also live-streamed on YouTube.
We welcomed about a dozen members and guests in the Collarts Critical Listening Room and another 7 who watched the live stream to the end.
Audio Engineer and Educator/Musician Scott Stickland presented on the topic of:
Collaborative Online Audio Mixing in the Box:
Presenting a case for the DAW Collaboration Framework
Chairman Graeme Huon introduced Scott with a brief description Scott’s work on the DAW Collaboration Framework (DCF).
Scott started by acknowledging and describing the chronology of earlier online audio collaboration technology, starting with ResRocketSurfer (1996)/Rocket Network (1999), JACK/JACKTrip, Source-Connect, Steinberg’s VST Connect Pro and VST Transit/Transit Join/Transit Go, Splice Studio, and then the push for direct streaming into the DaaAW with products like Soundwhale, Sessionwire, ConnectionOpen and Listento and the growth in web-based DAW collaboration platforms, where he commented that web audio is not at the stage of development where they can be used for professional applications.
On Monday 13th February, the Melbourne Section of the AES held our regular bi-monthly meeting.
We welcomed about 30 members and guests via Zoom.
Former Studios 301 Engineering Manager and local AES Section Committee Member David Hudson presented on the topic of:
Restoration of Vintage Studer A80s –
for a new life in a new century
Chairman Graeme Huon introduced David with a brief description of his background and history in audio recording in Canada and Australia.
David Hudson describes his career path that led to the Studer A80s (photo Rod Staples)
Following an Acknowledgement of Country (David was presenting from Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula – home of the Bunurong First Nations people), David described his early experiences with audio recording in Canada. He recounted that his first example as a pre-teen in 1961 was a Voice of Music VM-700 “Tape-o-Matic” machine his elementary principal father frequently brought home from his school. David also mentioned his early electronic experience in designing a photocell relay for a school Science Fair which saw him go all the way to the national competition, and he also mentioned his amateur radio interests at age 15. He then went on to recount his time in the 1970’s as a musical performer with the group “Hudson Carr Poole”/”Marilyn Hudson Carr & Poole”.
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