Audio Over IP – New Developments and Directions for AES67

What: Audio Engineering Society (AES) Meeting, Central Indiana
When: 7:00pm – 9:00pm, September 27, 2018
Where: Sensory Technologies, 6951 Corporate Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46278

Josh Arnold and Mike Sims, from Attero Tech in Fort Wayne, will present an update on new developments around the AES67 AoIP standard. There has been surprisingly rapid market acceptance and uptake of AES67, and a number of industry groups and manufacturers in the Pro AV space are using the standard. Many are using a variety of device discovery and audio connection management protocols to extend the utility of AES67 past basic AoIP bridging towards more comprehensive AoIP solutions. We’ll talk about these efforts, demonstrate AES67 interoperability on some real gear, and give a sneak peek at some of Attero Tech’s AES67 roadmap.

Josh Arnold is Attero Tech’s AV Product Manager. He’s responsible for defining Attero Tech’s new products and product family strategies. Before stepping into his current role at Attero Tech, Josh designed hardware and firmware for both Attero Tech and OEM products. Josh was a Sales Engineer at Sweetwater Sound prior to joining Attero Tech.

Mike Sims is the Director of Marketing and Sales, and one of the founders of Attero Tech. He worked as a hardware design engineer and manager for Biamp, Lectrosonics, and Cirrus Logic prior to his time at Attero Tech.

You can use our usual Eventbrite link here to RSVP. It is completely free – the link is just so we have a good way to keep track of attendance.

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June Meeting Announcement: Wood, Leather, Glue, and Metal: Ancient Techniques for Modern Pipes

What: Goulding & Wood Pipe Organ Builders factory tour and demo with Tom Nichols
Date:
  THURSDAY, August 23, 2018
Time & Places: 
 5:30 PM at Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Ave., Indy 46202 followed by move to nearby Goulding & Wood, 823 Massachusetts Ave., Indy 46204.
RSVP to: centralindianaaes@gmail.com

Join us for a rare opportunity to visit a modern pipe organ factory here in Indianapolis. Tom Nichols, organist, musician, and associate with Goulding & Wood, will be our host/guide.

At the Indiana Landmarks Center we will see the restored Grand Hall (a former Methodist church sanctuary) and hear a demonstration that organ by Tom Nichols. Organ restoration by Goulding & Wood.

The factory tour will feature a current project – a rebuild of the 1928 two-manual 29-rank Möller organ for Irvington Presbyterian Church, which includes a new console and a vintage Tuba stop new to that organ.

Tom Nichols is the Director of Music Ministry at St. Luke Catholic Church on the north side of Indianapolis, a position he began in July 2013, and a representative of Goulding & Wood pipe organ builders, where he works in customer service.  Previously he served for 17 years as the Director of Music & Liturgy and principal organist at historic St. John the Evangelist Church in downtown Indianapolis (home of a Goulding & Wood pipe organ built in 1989). He has served as the special events organist for various diocesan liturgies at SS. Peter & Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis for 10 years, and is a member of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and the 16-voice Archdiocesan Chamber Choir Vox Sacra.  He was a featured performer at the 2007 national conventions of the Organ Historical Society (OHS) and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM).

Tom also spent three years as Dean of the Indianapolis chapter of the American Guild of Organists.  He is also active in the Central Indiana Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society, where he has served twice as chapter president and has volunteered on the organ rebuilding and maintenance crew since 1995.  He also has a keen interest in tower bells and carillons. Tom was a certified passenger train conductor and locomotive engineer with the Indiana Transportation Museum Railroad from 2003-2016, which operated a former Nickel Plate Road line across Marion, Hamilton, and Tipton counties in Indiana.

He was a scholarship student at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree in Choral/General Music Teaching and Organ.  His organ teachers have been Christopher Young, Faythe Freese, Robert Rayfield, Dale Caldwell and Charles Gardner. He’s a fan of the Indianapolis Colts . . . except for when they play his beloved Green Bay Packers.

April Meeting Announcement

This unique meeting covering the future of voice is approaching fast!

On April 18th at 7pm, Ganesh Gandhieswaran, founder and President of ThickStat, and Gopinath Jaganmohan, co-founder and CTO will present a discussion of the human voice and how it meets and integrates with machine technology.

They will cover the current state of voice and natural language understanding, technologies for machine learning and artificial intelligence, barriers facing this technology (security, for example), and the future job landscape in this field as it applies to audio.

This is sure to be an interesting meeting and is a very relevant topic for those of us who are and will be using the new age voice controlled devices!

Parking information can be found on IU’s Website.

Please RSVP for free on our Eventbrite page (linked here).

April 18 at 7:00PM
IU Bloomington
Musical Arts Center (MAC), Room MC066
101 Jordan Ave
Bloomington, IN 47406

Meeting Announcement – Indy Acoustic Research – March 23, 2017

Our next Central Indiana Section meeting will be Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:00 PM, at the offices of Indy Acoustic Research, 6602 E. 75th Street, Indianapolis. Larry Marcus and his associates will host this meeting.

Indy Acoustic Research specializes in acoustic engineering consulting for leading manufacturers of cutting edge communications and consumer electronics products. IAR offers acoustic measurement, design, simulation, prototyping, competitive analysis, benchmarking, debugging, and tuning for “user interfaces” from VoIP telephones to Bluetooth satellite speakers to industrial ASR headsets to gaming headsets. IAR members trace their career beginnings to Bell Telephone Laboratories in Indianapolis (BTL-IN) which was co-located with Western Electric’s Indianapolis Works.  R&D Areas in which IAR members specialized include telephone receivers, microphones, operator headsets, telephone headsets, speakerphones, and interoperability compliance. BTL-IN officially closed in 1997, but the location and many employees continued essential R&D operations through AT&T, Lucent Technologies, MWM Acoustics and Harman International. IAR continues the BTL and MWM Acoustics traditions of excellence in acoustics and transducer design and laboratory test.

Details of the Meeting:

Meeting is at 7:00PM on 23 March 2017 at 6602 East 75th Street which is the westernmost of the three buildings at Heritage Park in Northeast Indy.  Enter via the south entrance (75thStreet side) and take the first right to the Conference Center where a short introductory presentation will start the meeting.  Afterward there will be a lab tour with demonstrations in the anechoic chamber and sound booth.  Meeting should last about one hour.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite:
Eventbrite - Indy Acoustic Research Meeting