November Meeting Notice: Audio Digitization at NFSA

Meeting Notice

The next meeting of the Melbourne Section of the AES will be held on
Monday November 16th 2015 at 7:30pm at The SAE Institute – Lecture Theatre, 235 Normanby Rd South Melbourne (use Woodgate St entrance – see directions below)

Ross Garrett, Manager – Audio Services at the National Film and Sound Archive (Canberra) will present from his paper, first presented to “The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) 2015” annual conference in Paris in September.

Audio Digitization at NFSA
More for all – increasing capacity and capability.

Increasing capacity for digitisation is an important strategy to address the urgent need to digitise analogue audio holdings. The NFSA is introducing new workflows including CEDAR batch processing, multiple ingest and multi-track ingest to increase our capacity for audio digitisation.
Ross looks at the planning, purchasing and implementation of systems to support these new workflows, and the initial experience of their implementation. Issues considered include sustainability of multi-track playback, implementation of user driven batch presets for multiple files, and Quality Control in multiple ingest workflows.

The SAE Institute – Lecture Theatre
235 Normanby Road (use Woodgate St entrance)
South Melbourne

Directions: Entry to SAE is via the Students’ Entry, now located in Woodgate St (at rear of building).
Please report to the Supervisor’s Desk at this entry, and you will be directed to the Lecture Theatre (upstairs at the back of the building).

About Ross Garrett:

After studying music at Dickson College in Canberra, and starting his career in music in a record store and then a musical instrument store in Canberra, Ross Garrett completed a TAFE Diploma of Contemporary Music at the Canberra Institute of Technology. Ross was also a part-time teacher in the Media Department at the Canberra Institute of Technology until 2011. Ross joined the National Film and Sound Archive in 2011 as an “Audio Services Officer, Preservation and Technical Services”, and later as a “Video and Telecine Services Officer”. Moving to Melbourne, Ross took up positions as “Product Manager, Audio Technology”, and later “DJ Product Specialist” in musical instrument product distributors, where he acquired a deep understanding of a wide range of music technology as a product specialist. In 2002, Ross became a “Studio Engineer/Producer” at Mercury Switch Labs, and later “Label Manager” at Mercury Switch Lab Recordings in Canberra. In 2013, Ross returned to the National Film and Sound Archive as Manager, Audio Services where he is today.


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