3D Audio – An Intro, From the Bottom Up

Genelec warmly invites the local Boston AES Chapter to an evening demonstrating and discussing 3D Audio.

By Will Eggleston

Tues. March 8th, 7pm

7 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760

7:00PM Pizza and Refreshments

7:30PM Demonstration and Discussion

Mr. Eggleston’s discussion will revolve around the changes and challenges in the delivery of multichannel audio and the future of 3D audio. A Dolby ATMOS 7.1.4 monitor setup will be available to audition including multiple subwoofers, the TEC Award winning 8351-Acoustically Coaxial Smart Active Monitors arranged in L, C, R and rears, with 8240s for side and 8330s for the overheads.  Control of the monitors will under the Genelec Loudspeaker Manager software giving easy access to individual monitor channels during playback.

About Will Eggleston

Will has been with Genelec for more than 20 years providing guidance to hundreds of end users in designing and calibrating surround systems in post production, broadcast and music studios.  Prior to working with Genelec Will was part of the product development team at Lexicon in the late 1980s bringing the world’s first digital Dolby Pro Logic decoder to market.

7:00PM Pizza and Refreshments

7:30PM Demonstrations and discussion

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“It’s About Time”

“It’s About Time”

By Eric Blackmer

Tues. February 16th, 7pm

Devlin Hall – Room 026

Boston College

“It’s About Time” is a presentation explaining David Blackmer’s model of human hearing, which includes the concept that human hearing employees a dual mechanism with significant acuity in the time domain. The principles behind this model are the basis of Earthworks product line.

Eric Blackmer has been involved in the audio industry for many years. His experience ranges from music to recording and live sound, to studio building and sales. He is currently employed at Earthworks Audio where he routinely engages in sales, education and translation.





FROM POINTS NORTH AND SOUTH: Take Interstate 95 (Route 128) to Exit 24 (Route 30). Proceed east on Route 30, also known as Commonwealth Avenue, and follow for about five miles to Boston College.

FROM POINTS WEST: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) to Exit 17. At the first set of lights after the exit ramp, take a right onto Centre Street. Follow Centre Street to the fourth set of lights, and turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Follow Commonwealth Avenue 1-1/2 miles to Boston College.

FROM DOWNTOWN BOSTON: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) to Exit 17. Take a left over the bridge after passing the Sheraton Tara Hotel. Take the first right onto Centre Street. Follow above directions from Centre Street.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The Boston College branch of the MBTA’s “Green Line” (B) ends at the Boston-Newton boundary on Commonwealth Avenue

Devlin Hall is located in the center of the Chestnut Hill Campus. Parking is available in the Commonwealth Ave Garage for a minimal price. The entrance for Room 026 is in the rear of Devlin hall. Parking on Commonwealth Ave is also FREE!

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Annual Boston AES Holiday Party

Futura Productions

Sponsored by:

Join the Boston Section of the Audio Engineering Society at our annual Holiday Party. The party is hosted by John Weston of Futura Productions. It is a great time to meet new people, listen to the projects Futura has been working on. Feel free to bring a project to share. Food and beverages will be provided.

When: Tue, Dec 15, 2015,  7:00 – 10:00 PM

Where: Futura Productions
4 Belgrade Ave, Roslindale, MA 02131


Featuring a state-of-the-art recording studio located in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, Futura Productions handles a variety of projects from all over the world.
Home to the most advanced recording facility in New England, Futura Productions features a spacious control room containing one of the nation’s largest ProTools systems, acoustics for stereo and 5.1 surround sound, mastering quality monitoring, a large format (128 input) moving fader mixing surface with automation and recall of every mix parameter, a dizzying array of outboard gear ranging from vintage analog to modern high end digital, a comprehensive mic collection, and analog or 24 bit digital multitrack and mixdown capability. Film/TV and video game scoring and mix-to-pix projects are displayed in high-definition on the 100″ screen.
Recording ensembles of up to 60 musicians or 100 vocalists is easily handled in the live room, which measures an enormous 60′ by 38′ with a 22′ arched ceiling. This former Masonic lodge is the largest studio recording space in New England. It features a great ambient room sound with concert hall acoustics, 2 isolation rooms, and a 9′ Steinway CD327 concert grand piano. This magnificent piano features the “Hamburg” action and is widely considered to be one of the finest recording pianos on the east coast.
All styles, from pop to rock, classical, jazz, acappella, folk, electronica, dance, hip-hop, world music and gospel are welcome here. Whether you want to record a new album, or music for a film, TV show, or video game, Futura Productions can handle it. We have worked with numerous platinum level producers and engineers such as Lou Giordano, Bob St. John, Anthony Resta, P Diddy, and Tom Bates.
John Weston, prior to starting Futura Productions, was a co-owner of one of New England’s most successful recording studios, Metropolis Recording Studio. John has recorded and produced many projects for both major and independent record labels, and has worked with numerous platinum level producers and engineers. In 2007, John was nominated for the Latin Grammy Record of the Year for his work with Beyonce and Shakira on the song “Beautiful Liar”.


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AES Networking Night Hosted at Universal Noise Storage

Tues. September 29th, 7-10p

Universal Noise Storage, 9 New Pasture Road 3, Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 465-5102


There will be a beer tent set up by Riverwalk Brewery http://www.riverwalkbrewing.com/


About the Studio and Owner

In 2010, after 16 years in two other studio spaces in Amesbury and Newburyport producing folk, roots and singer-songwriter projects of all descriptions, Tom Eaton built UNS as a permanent home for his equipment and his production projects with an emphasis on comfort, sight-lines and ease of tracking small ensembles live.

Shortly after UNS was "completed" (these things never seem to be complete) Tom began spending half his time working alongside Will Ackerman at Imaginary Road Studios in Windham County, Vermont, as Will's chief engineer and co-producer. As a former and closet synthesizer/electronic music nut it was an opportunity of a lifetime for Tom to return to the instrumental world that had brought him to music in the first place. To be able to work alongside Will who literally defined the instrumental "new age" music genre with his Windham Hill record label was simply too good to pass up.

All of the post work (editing, mixing and mastering) for Imaginary Road albums as well as Tom's own productions, and Tom's composition work, is now done at UNS.


Route 95 to exit 56, Scotland Road in Newbury, MA

East at the bottom of the ramp (right if Northbound, left if Southbound) on Scotland Road

2.9 miles to New Pasture Road on the left

UNS is in the last building on the left.


Directly adjacent to the building is limited, however (free) parking in the circle at the end of New Pasture Road is fine.

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“Hidden” hearing loss: The search for the origin of common hearing disorders

By: Susan Rogers

Tues. September 22, 7pm

Cadigan Alumni Center Atrium

Boston College (Brighton Campus)

Abstract: Hearing loss is measured in audiograms that plot responses to pure tones. Recent experiments with animals have uncovered a type of cochlear neuropathy that may explain the origin of hearing abnormalities such as tinnitus, hyperacusis, and difficulty perceiving speech in noise often experienced by persons with “normal” audiograms. These abnormalities may signal developmental stages of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) caused by cochlear neuropathy. Moderate and high stress levels are implicated in the vulnerability of the cochlea to auditory damage.

Susan Rogers holds a doctorate in Cognitive Psychology, program in Behavioral Neuroscience, from McGill University (2010).  Prior to her science career Susan was a multiplatinum-earning record producer, recording engineer and mixer.  She is currently an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music, Boston, where she teaches music cognition, psychoacoustics, record production, and audio engineering.


Cadigan Alumni Center Atrium

2121 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02135


Parking is FREE!


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August Network Night Hosted at Mortal Music Recording

Tuesday,August 25, 7-10pm

50 Terminal Street
Bldg 2, Suite 316
Charlestown, MA 02129


(617) 242-4344


50 Terminal Street is a pair of 8 story buildings called the Charlestown Commerce Center. Mortal is in Building 2, the one on the right with the big loading dock. Swing around to the right of the loading dock and you'll find plenty of parking, you will NOT need a parking pass. The entrance to the building is halfway down, look for the blue awning.

About the Studio

Mortal Music has been serving the local scene for about 25 years. Our focus has been on original music, singer-songwriter, rock, country, alt folk, experimental psycho-billy and jazz. Did I miss a genre? oh well.


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Annual Boston AES Family Cookout 2015

Help us hang out and make the AES proud!

How else can you do so much by doing so little?

Join us on Sun. August 9th from 1-5pm for the Annual Boston AES Family Cookout, hosted by Owen Curtin in Lexington, MA. No Rain Date.

Bring the kids and go for a swim. Owen lives next to “The Old Res”. It is a clean pond with life guards and a sandy beach.  $6 to get in for non-residents. There is also a swing set in his yard and toys available for young children.

We well be having a raffle for new members that sign up this summer. Winner will receive a DIY.RE beginner’s bundle: it includes the reamp, line-pad, and summing mixer kits. Drawing will be September 21st.

Food and Drink will be provided but you may bring anything you wish.

To get there:

Please RSVP at the following link and you will be emailed the address and directions: http://goo.gl/forms/pRBnie2IaZ

A big thanks to our sponsors!!


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July Network Night Hosted at iZotope

Tues. July 28th, 7-10p

60 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139



About iZotope Inc.

iZotope makes innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, iZotope has spent over a decade developing award-winning products and audio technologies for professionals and hobbyists alike. Used by millions of people in over 50 countries, iZotope products are a core component of GRAMMY-winning music studios, Oscar and Emmy-winning film and TV post production studios, and prominent radio studios, as well as basement and bedroom studios across the globe. . iZotope was recently honored with an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for its flagship audio repair suite, RX®.

For the event we will offer office tours including our recently opened studio.


We are located in-between Kendal and Central on Hampshire Street. There is quarter operated meters located on Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139 only .03 miles from the office.


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June Network Night Hosted at Soundscape Boston

Tues. June 30th, 7-10p

355 Congress Street, 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02210

A beautiful new studio for recording your music in Boston…..
Music industry veteran Michael Moss opens the doors to Soundscape Boston, a 14-room facility… from composing suites to a 1000 sq/ft area for tracking and mixing live ensembles…
Soundscape Boston blends the best of modern and vintage instruments and equipment…. From our superbly restored 1911 Steinway Model O…. to our 1997 56-imput Soundcraft Ghost….. an immaculate mic collection….
Bringing the producing and engineering talents of Moss (3 Grammy nominations with the Soundscape team, numerous other awards and honors working with Robin Williams, Liam Neeson, Viggo Mortensen) with those of Paula Gallitano (producing and writing with Chaka Khan, Lalah Hathaway, Meshell N’degocello, LL Cool J, composing for Discovery Channel, HBO) and Raziel Panic (Boston EDM veteran, leader of the band You Shriek, pioneer of live music videocasts via the web in 2nd life).
Soundscape Boston has the facilities and the personnel to bring your music wonderfully to life. From a fully staffed session to an “empty” room where your engineer takes the lead, we’ll help you shape your time at Soundscape Boston into your best recording experience ever….

A map is available at our website at soundscapeboston.com <http://soundscapeboston.com> .  our address- 355 Congress Street, 3rd floor, Boston, MA  Located in the Fort Point/Seaport district just down the street from the Boston Children’s Museum.

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Hearing the past: auralization for acoustical archaeology

Hearing the past: auralization for acoustical archaeology

By: Matthew Azevedo

Tues. June 9th, 7pm

Presented at: Acentech, Inc.

Synopsis: Archaeology has progressed from a study of the physical artifacts of the past to a study of how people lived, including the soundscapes of their lives. Auralization techniques commonly used to hear the acoustical details of a space before it is built can also be used to recreate the sounds of the past. This talk will explore the modeling and production techniques used in the Paul’s Cross Project, which recreated the full soundscape of John Donne’s 1622 Gunpowder Day sermon, which included the sermon, a crowd of 5000 listeners, wind, birds, dogs, and the other sounds of early modern London.

Matt Azevedo is an acoustician, musician, and educator based in Boston, MA whose work is focused on how sound is produced, transmitted, and perceived. His current work is centered around an active consulting practice in architectural acoustics and acoustical simulation and a composition and performance practice using custom-designed analog synthesizers and loudspeaker arrays.

Matt received a Bachelor of Music in Performance and Sound Recording Technology from UMass Lowell in 1999, and then spent the next eleven years as a staff engineer at M Works Mastering studios. In 2010, he left the studio to accept a research fellowship at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he earned a Masters in Acoustics. Currently Matt is a Consultant in Acoustics at Acentech, where he is involved in a wide range of projects, a professor at Berklee College of Music teaching acoustics, and continues his work as a mastering engineer and producer as a freelancer.


33 Moulton Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 499-8000

Directions to our Cambridge, MA Office

Subway:Take the red line to Alewife Station. Our office is a 10 minute walk from Alewife. Walk over the bridge, past the strip shopping malls to the Concord Avenue rotary. Turn right onto Concord Avenue and follow to the second traffic light, which is Moulton Street. Turn right on Moulton Street. Our office is 100 yards on the left side.

Bus:Take the #74 (Concord Avenue Route) or #78 bus from Harvard Square Station. After passing through the Concord Avenue rotary, exit the bus at Moulton Street, which is the second traffic light . Our office is 100 yards on the left side.


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