Meeting Report — October 14, 2008

Date: October 14, 2008 7:00 PM
Topic: Roundtable Discussion of Recent FCC Wireless Microphone Regulations
Business: Discussion regarding possible future meeting topics.
Place: ESCO Communications, 8940 Vincennes Circle – Indianapolis, IN

This was a roundtable discussion by various members of the AES and the SBE regarding the current status of the change to Digital Broadcasting in February 2009 and its expected effect on the use of wireless microphones.

Meeting Report — November 7, 2007

Date: November 7, 2007 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Place: ESCO Communications, 8940 Vincennes Circle – Indianapolis, IN

Don Keele has worked in the sound industry since his first engineering job, starting with Electro-Voice:1972, Klipsch: 1977, JBL:1978-1984, Crown International: 1985-1991, Audio Magazine: 1990-2000, and Harman since 2000. Keele has two BS degrees in EE and Physics, and graduated from Brigham Young Unversity with an MSEE with a minor in acoustics.

He worked on EV’s line of large-format constant directivity horns the HR9040, HR6040, and HR4020, JBL’s first series of Bi-Radial horns the 2360, 2365, and 2366, and JBL’s 4430 and 4435 Bi-Radial Studio Monitors, the 2404 tweeter, and the 4660 defined-coverage loudspeaker system. In 2005 he joined the Harman corporate R&D group working under Floyd Toole after working for four years at the Harman/Becker Automotive Systems division in the advanced technology development group. Currently he is back at Harman/Becker working in the “Simulation and Virtual Acoustics” group. He holds three patents and has five pending.

Don is a fellow of the AES and also got to kiss Charlize Theron in 2002 when he received a Scientific and Engineering Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for work he did on JBL’s Cinema constant directivity loudspeakers.

Meeting Report — October 25, 2006

Date: October 25, 2006 Time: 7pm
Topic: Theatre Sound Design by David Budries, Chair of Sound Design Program, Yale University. (sponsored by the BSU student section)
Tour: See the Ball State University Music Technology studios.
Place: Ball State University, Music Instruction Building. 1809 W. Riverside Ave. Muncie IN. Room: 216 (on the second floor, go through the glass double doors adjacent to room 213~follow the signs to room 216.)

David Budries (Sound Designer) has New York design credits that include Ah, Wilderness; A Long Day’s Journey into Night; Our Country’s Good; Other People’s Money; Measure for Measure; And A Nightingale Sang; From the Mississippi Delta; Search and Destroy; End of the Day; Playland; and Marisol. His regional designs include productions at Center Stage, McCarter Theatre Center, Dallas Theater Center, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, Trinity Repertory Company, Alliance Theatre Company, Portland Stage Company, Westport Country Playhouse, and other regional theatres. Mr. Budries chairs the sound design program for the Yale School of Drama and is a freelance radio and music producer.

Meeting Report — May 10, 2006

Date: May 10, 2006 7:00 P.M.
Topic: Aviom Personal Monitor System, Pro 64 Audio Networking and Digital Snake, Jay Dill of McFadden Sales.
Business: A look into the future of audio distribution and our AES section business
Place: ESCO Communications Training Room Indianapolis, IN
8940 Vincennes Circle. Indianapolis, IN 46268

Jay Dill of McFadden Sales and Gary Lee of Aviom presented an informative program regarding the Aviom Personal Monitor System as well as information regarding the Aviom Pro 64 Audio Networking and Digital Snake product line.

Aviom has been a leader in the development of network audio distribution and their personal monitor mixing systems have been used by numerous touring events and other large scale productions. This should be an interesting and informative program.

Meeting Report — November 28, 2005

Date: November 28th at 7:00 pm
Topic: Shure UHF-R series UHF wireless microphone system, Jay Dill of McFadden Sales.
Host: Gerry Inks – Hub Operations Manager WISH-TV
Place: WISH-TV / WNDY Indianapolis. 1950 N. Meridian St.

Jay demonstrated the Shure UHF-R wireless microphone system. This is Shure’s premier wireless technology and was just released at the October AES convention in New York. Shure UHF-R™ Wireless Systems master the high pressure and extreme conditions of any large-scale touring or installation environment, while delivering unparalleled Shure sound. Rock-solid engineering, the latest technology and unparalled RF performance provide sound professionals with all the features and flexibility they need to tightly control up to 108 systems for the most elaborate productions. Jay also demonstrated the software RF analysis and setup software shipped with the system.

Afterword, Gerry Inks led the group on a tour of the WISH-TV news room, studios and LIN Television Master control.

Meeting Report — October 25, 2005

Date: October 25, 2005, 7 pm
Topic: Hearing Conservation presented by L. Dawn Flinn, MS CCC-A
Section Business: Planning for upcoming election of officers and a discussion of future meeting plans.
Place: ESCO Communications Training Room Indianapolis, IN
8940 Vincennes Circle. Indianapolis, IN 46268

L.Dawn Flinn, MS CCC-A.

Dawn is a statelicensed and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certified audiologist specializing in hearing conservation. With a Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University and an Audiology from Northeastern University in Boston -her skills have given her a strong foundation in audiology expertise while promoting the importance of hearing healthcare.

Dawn began her presentation with explaining hearing physiology. She highlighted areas affected by natural processes like disease and age and those affected by exposure to environmental conditions like loud music and noise. Dawn explained how hearing is tested and charted by audiologists. Those in the audience with acousitical backgrounds paid particular attention to the fact that audiologists and acoustical engineers chart sound pressure changes in different ways. Dawn concluded her talk by presenting hearing protection solutions ranging from custom ear devices to off-the-shelf devices.

Meeting Report — September 20, 2005

Date: September 20, 2005, 12 pm (noon)
Topic: Discussion of the Electro-Voice Line Array Roadshow
Place: Murat Theater Indianapolis, IN

Why not come to the afternoon session of the Electro-Voice traveling Line Array Roadshow and then join your colleagues for a short meeting of the Central Indiana Section of the AES afterward. We expect the meeting to start around 3:30 to 4:00 PM. It will be held in the theater while the friendly folks from Electro-Voice are striking their demo equipment. I suspect it will be a very interesting demonstration that should spark some good discussion among our members. We hope to see you at the meeting to help us make plans for the future of our organization.

Michael Hayes, Secretary

Meeting Report — May 18, 2005

Date: May 18, 2005, 5:00 PM
Topic: Tour of Scottish Rite Cathedral
Place: Scottish Rite Catherdral , Indianapolis,
650 N. Meridian St. – Indianapolis, IN 46204
Parking in rear off Illinois St.

The section had a tour of the Scottish Rite Cathedral. The tour included the first floor meeting rooms, second floor ballroom and the beautiful auditorium with its new Martin sound system. The upcoming Election of Officers was discussed and will take place during the June meeting.