Meeting Report: Tour Of The Indiana University Auditorium & Production Facilities

At this, the first of our meetings scheduled for the year which was held on January 23, 2012 at 6:30pm, we were privileged to be led on a tour of the  Indiana University Auditorium.

Gene Frazier and John DeLong led the section on a tour on the critically acclaimed facility which was originally built as a Federal Works Agency Project under the Roosevelt Presidency but which has recently undergone significant upgrades to its audio system.

Members assembling backstage before the meeting. Click for more pictures

A key focus of the tour was the recently installed L-Acoustics KUDO system, as well as an Avid Profile and a wiring project, all undertaken amidst a busy summer production schedule.

Hearing the constraints of the project and the quality of sound within the auditorium, all members were very impressed with the work accomplished by the house staff, outside vendors, and Robert Scoville who served as a consultant.

We’d like to thank the several dozen members who made the drive to attend. As always, those with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact us. To stay up to date on section activities, be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Tour Of The Indiana University Auditorium & Production Facilities

The Central Indiana Section of the Audio Engineering Society is pleased to announce its January 2012 meeting, a venue tour of the Indiana University Auditorium & Production Facilities.

At this event held on the campus of IU Bloomington, Audio-Visual Technician Gene Frazier will lead the section on a tour on the audio production workflows utilized by the critically acclaimed facility, originally built as a Federal Works Agency Project under the Roosevelt Presidency!

This unique event is a must-attend for anyone who involved in live event production, so plan accordingly!

The meeting will be held January 23, 2012 at 6:30pm. Unfortunately we are unable to offer a live stream of this event given the mobile nature of tours, so please plan to attend. Also, to ensure an accurate count for the meeting, please RSVP below.

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Meeting Information

Date: Monday, January 23, 2012 at 6:30pm
Location: 1211 East 7th Street. Bloomington, IN 47408 (map)

Directions:
Coming from the North (heading South) on IN 37

Take either the Walnut St.-College Ave. exit (about 2 miles north of town) OR the IN 46 exit.

When you get to the new, larger intersection (Denny’s, ACE Rent-a-Car) of IN 46 and Walnut-College, turn RIGHT (southbound) on College Avenue and continue two blocks south of the Courthouse.

Turn LEFT on 3rd Street.  Continue eastbound – 3rd Street automatically leads into Atwater (one-way eastbound).  Continue on Atwater to Jordan Avenue.

Turn LEFT (northbound) on Jordan Avenue and go about a 1/4 mile where there’s a small circle.  Turn RIGHT, up a short hill and then the 1st LEFT into the upper level of the parking garage.  (This is a pay garage).

Walk northbound on Jordan to 7th Street. Turn LEFT on 7th and continue until you see the outdoor statue of Hoagy Carmichael and the grand piano.  Turn left and enter via the Stage Door.

Phone numbers should you need a local contact:  Barrie  812-322-8852, Kyle  330-340-1981

To stay up to date on section activities, be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, and feel free to contact any member of the executive board to let us know your thoughts about the section.

Meeting Report: November 2011 – IU Musical Arts Center Audio Recording & Video Production Workflows

At this, the sixth of the Central Indiana AES’ meetings scheduled for the year which was held on November 10th, 2011 at 6pm, we were privileged to get a behind the scenes look at the audio recording and video production workflows utilized by the critically acclaimed Jacobs School Musical Arts Center.

The meeting was made made possible by Fallon Stillman, Coordinator of Audio Production as well as by IU’s Chair of the Department of Recording Arts, Konrad Strauss, and several wonderfully enthusiastic students from the recording crew and IU AES Student Section, all of whom the Section would like to thank for such a wonderful meeting!

The students walked the Section through their typical duties as members of the recording crew, and then provided a detailed presentation of the setup they are currently using or the opera La Bohème.

Konrad Strauss discussing video workflow. Click for more pictures

Following the comprehensive presentation, students led groups of the Section on tours of the performance hall prior to La Bohème’s first run-out, providing members the opportunity to view microphone positions as well as the video and audio production booths.

Members were provided the opportunity to watch the first act of La Bohème from the hall or the video / audio booths which allowed for ample time to ask questions of production staff.

Those interested are encouraged to view the live stream of La Bohème, November 11 & 12, 2011, at 8pm EDT.

We’d like to thank the several dozen members who made the drive to attend. As always, those with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact us. To stay up to date on section activities, be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Lecture & Tour Of IU Musical Arts Center Audio Recording & Video Production Workflows

The Central Indiana Section of the Audio Engineering Society is pleased to announce its November meeting, an event planned in partnership with the IU Student Section.

At this event held on the campus of IU Bloomington, staff from the Jacobs School Musical Arts Center will demonstrate the audio recording and video production workflows utilized by the critically acclaimed facility.

At this meeting members of the Central Indiana and IU Student sections will have an opportunity to network while touring the production facilities during a dress rehearsal for the upcoming opera La Bohème.

This unique event is a must-attend for anyone who involved in live recording or live event production, so plan accordingly!

The meeting will be held November 10, 2011 at 6:00pm in the Room 427 of Indiana University’s Musical Arts Center. Unfortunately we are unable to offer a live stream of this event given the mobile nature of tours, so please plan to attend. Also, to ensure an accurate count for the meeting, please RSVP below, and consider helping promote this event by posting an event poster (pdf) or two!

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Meeting Information

Date: November 10, 2011 at 6:00pm
Location: Indiana University Musical Arts Center
101 North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47406.
Room 427 – The Parsifal Room (map).

Note: Visitors are advised to park in the garage across from the MAC and approach the building from the rear left corner entrance (Southwest corner). From there, ride the elevator to the 4th floor and take an immediate left off of the elevator – the Parsifal Room is right next to the elevator. Parking is available in a parking garage on Jordan Avenue between 3rd Street and 7th Street.

To stay up to date on section activities, be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, and feel free to contact any member of the executive board to let us know your thoughts about the section.

Meeting Report: Rick DiGiallonardo On Recording & Intellectual Property

At this, the fifth of our meetings scheduled for the year which was held on September 15th, 2011 at 7pm, we were privileged to have Rick DiGiallonardo, Director of Ball State University’s Music Media Production & Industry program address a Central Indiana record crowd on the topic of what engineers and industry professionals need to understand about intellectual property.

In his presentation entitled “Are You Ready For The Music Industry?”, DiGiallonardo discussed the history of the music industry and its relation to the recording industry.

DiGiallonardo taking questions one-on-one after the meeting. Click for more pictures

He also explained how the recording industry began and how it has changed through the years from small special interest studios to mega studios which have now essentially regressed to boutique recording studio.

Additionally, he discussed the changes in the music business caused by digital downloads and the way the industry has reacted it.

He also discussed a variety of intellectual property issues which are pertinent to everyday engineers, specifically what engineers need to be mindful of in contracts as well as “fair use”, the making of demos, and so much more

The meeting was once again brought to us courtesy of ESCO Communications. Our thanks go out to them for being such gracious hosts.

With this meeting we’ve continued our initiative of live streaming events to allow for participation from members unable to travel. We’re pleased so many members afar took advantage of this option.

Click to download.
(coming soon)

Unfortunately, archival video will not be available for this meeting due to a technical issue, however Rick has provided us with his PowerPoint in PDF so all can enjoy the presentation (coming soon).

Finally, we’d like to thank all who were in attendance. As always, those with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact us. To stay up to date on section activities, be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Announcing The First Annual Central Indiana Audio Student Workshop

The Central Indiana Audio Student Workshop 2012 was a great success but is now over. 
View information on CIASW 2013 here!

The Central Indiana Section of the Audio Engineering Society is pleased to announce the First Annual Central Indiana Audio Student Workshop. To be held March 10, 2012 on the campus of Ball State University in the Music Media Production and Industry studios, the Workshop aims to provide audio students and working professionals within the state the opportunity to meet, hang out, and improve their skills. Held initially on the campus of Ball State University, our goal is to rotate event hosts in the coming years.

For the most up to date information, please visit the
Central Indiana Audio Student Workshop Website.

Like other regional events, this event is modeled like a mini-convention. Our goal is provide an intimate learning environment where all students get plenty of face time with instructors on a range of audio topics. We absolutely feel that you should attend both the AES convention and other regional events –  just think of this as another way to further your education by getting involved locally.

We hope you will attend the First Annual Central Indiana Audio Student Workshop and we hope you will spread the word to everyone you know in the audio community, be they students, educators, industry professionals, and AES members and non-members alike.

Interested in helping out? There are any number of things you can do

  • Announce this event to your classes, student sections, and co-workers. Pass it along to other members of your AES chapter. Download the event poster in color (pdf) or B/W (pdf) and post it at your school or place of business.
  • Be sure to talk the event up on social networks! The official Twitter hashtag is #CIASW2012 – see what people are saying! There’s also an official Facebook event which we’d love for you to share.
  • Would you like to present a tutorial or workshop or moderate a panel? Please email us with your ideas by November 30, 2011 because we’d love to have you as a part of our event.
  • Are you an area student or industry professional who would like to get involved? Please email us because we’re always looking for volunteers.
  • Do you work for an organization that would like help make the First Annual Central Indiana Audio Student Workshop a reality through sponsorship? Please email us for more information because every little bit helps, including donations of goods.

As the workshop date approaches, more information will be available including event schedules and pricing. For the most up to date information on the First Annual Central Indiana Audio Student Workshop, be certain to visit the event page.

We look forward to seeing you in March!

Kyle P. Snyder
Central Indiana Section Chair
Central Indiana Audio Student Workshop Host

Jeffrey Seitz
Central Indiana Audio Student Workshop Assistant Host

Rick DiGiallonardo to Speak on Recording & Intellectual Property

The Central Indiana Section of the Audio Engineering Society is pleased to announce that Rick DiGiallonardo, Director of Ball State University’s program of Music Media Production & Industry, will speak on what engineers and industry professionals need to understand about intellectual property at our September 2011 meeting.

This meeting is a must-attend for anyone who records – from the seasoned engineer to the budding student and everyone in-between. DiGiallonardo is actively involved in the industry and is in constant demand as a keyboardist and producer. He currently teaches courses at Ball State University in Songwriting, the wildly popular Survey of the Music Industry, and directs the Music Media Production program. With his extensive experience we are excited to have him share his wealth of knowledge with the section.

Live Stream Information
The live feed can be accessed approximately 10 minutes prior to event
start and throughout the meeting by clicking the icon below and entering the required password. Please note that to participate in the
realtime chat you will need to log in with either a UStream, Facebook,
Google, Yahoo, or OpenID account. For questions, please contact us.

Password: aeslivestream

As the kickoff meeting for our 2011-2012 educational year all students from the region are encouraged to come out and see what excitement the section has planned for the coming year.

Help Promote This Meeting!
Download The Event Poster (pdf)

The meeting will be held September 15, 2011 at 7:00pm in the conference room of ESCO Communications’ Indianapolis office. We also plan to offer a live web stream of the event, however, those able are encouraged to attend. To ensure an accurate count for the meeting, please RSVP below.

Meeting Information
Date: September 15, 2011 at 7:00pm
Location: ESCO Communications Conference Room
8940 Vincennes Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46268 (map).

To stay up to date on section activities, be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, and feel free to contact any member of the executive board to let us know your thoughts about the section.

Meeting Report – August 2011 – Symphony On The Prairie Tour & Concert

At this, the fourth of our meetings scheduled for the year which was held on August 6th, 2011 at 6pm, we were privileged to have Alan Alford speak to us about the makeup of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s sound reinforcement needs at Conner Prairie.

Alford discussed with the amply sized crowd the numerous challenges of the job, including the difficulties of respecting the neighboring living history museum while providing quality sound for the symphony.

Alan Alford speaking to members of the Central Indiana AES. Click for more pictures.

Additionally, Alan shared with us his off-season duties, tricks he utilizes throughout a typical concert, and also gave the section a tour of the concert setup.

The meeting was once again brought to us courtesy of Conner Prairie and The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Our thanks go out to them for being such gracious hosts.

With this meeting we’ve continued our initiative of recording events for archival purposes and to allow for participation from members unable to travel.

Click to view.

However, being an outdoor lecture and tour, the video’s audio quality suffered severely which we do apologize. But, if you’d like to see the tour first hand, the video at left is still a great resource.

Finally, we’d like to thank all who were in attendance. As always, those with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact us. To stay up to date on section activities, be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Symphony On The Prairie Meeting & Concert

The Central Indiana Section of the Audio Engineering Society is pleased to announce a much anticipated event, our August 6, 2011 meeting, which features a concert systems tour of Conner Prairie with P. Alan Alford followed by an optional concert featuring the Music of Billy Joel and Elton John. All members are encouraged to attend and bring guests!

Because this is such a popular event we ask that you please RSVP whether you intend to attend the talk and the concert, or just the talk.

Also, because Conner Prairie is a popular historical site there are several important details worth mentioning.

Click above for a map of Connor Prairie (pdf)

  • If you are interested in attending only the talk with Alan Alford no tickets are required and the parking area will be open. However, please RSVP. Simply tell anyone who asks that you’re meeting Alan Alford.

For those interested in staying for the concert as well…

  • “Blanket” seating will be available. This means bring blankets and/or folding-style lawn chairs. At this date table seating is sold out.
  • Bring your own food, beverages, etc.  Boy Scouts will be there to help carry heavy items.  Food is also available on-site, if desired.
  • Gates open and food is available beginning at 6:00pm.
  • Despite the 3 hours between the conclusion of the talk and the time the concert starts (8pm), it is not advisable to leave and return due to traffic.
  • Group tickets are available to us at $17/person.  The tickets will be available at the will call window beginning around 5:45pm.
  • General parking is free. Premier parking is $20 per carload and is accessible via the other gate.

To purchase tickets, call the main box office box office (317-639-4300) or Jeff Johnson (317-231-6788) who is the I.S.O. representative that deals in group sales. Simply give them the code 9690 which is set up to sell the tickets at $17 each. If anyone wishes to attend the concert but requires alternate payment or pickup arrangements, please call our Section Vice Chair Barrie Zimmerman (812-876-1133).

Meeting Information In Brief
Date: August 6, 2011
Time of Talk: 4:00pm
Time of Concert: 8:00pm
Location: Conner Prairie
13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038 (map)
Meeting Place: The lawn & table seating area in front of the pavilion. Please see the map above.

To stay up to date on section activities, be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, and feel free to contact any member of the executive board to let us know your thoughts about the section.

Meeting Report: Dr. Uwe J. Hansen on Phase Considerations in Signal Processing

At this, the third of our meetings scheduled for the year which was held on May 12th, 2011 at 7pm, we were privileged to have Dr. Uwe J. Hansen speak on Phase Considerations in Signal Processing.

Dr. Hansen is Professor Emeritus of Physics at Indiana State University and a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, among numerous other distinctions.

The meeting was held in the conference room of ESCO Communications Indianapolis office, where Dr. Hansen spoke before an enthusiastic crowd.

Dr. Hansen speaking to members of the Central Indiana AES. Click for more pictures.

In his presentation, Dr. Hansen discussed how phase comparison can be a powerful tool with countless real-world applications. The three specific applications of phase related signal processing techniques discussed were phase sensitive detection, optical holography, and modal analysis.

Dr. Hansen explained that the elements essential to describing a monochromatic wave are amplitude, frequency, wavelength, speed of propagation, polarization and phase.

Additionally, it was explained that phase identifies the location of a point along the propagating waves and that absolute phase measurements are not only difficult but generally not of interest.

Click to view.

The meeting was once again brought to us courtesy of ESCO Communications. Our thanks go out to them for the continued use of their facilities.

With this meeting we’ve continued our initiative of recording events for archival purposes and to allow for participation from members unable to travel. The video from this meeting is available at left for playback.

Finally, we’d like to thank all who were in attendance. As always, those with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact us. To stay up to date on section activities, be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter.