AES Toronto Members to Showcase Their Own Inventions & Innovations

The Toronto chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) is holding its sixth annual Members Showcase on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Ryerson University's Eaton Theatre.

When: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Ryerson University,
Eaton Theatre, Room RCC204
80 Gould Street, Toronto, ON

AES members will be showcasing audio inventions, gear and software technology they have developed and created.

In the AES spirit of sharing knowledge, the group will be taking this opportunity to honour, appreciate and admire some of the work its members create professionally, as hobbyists, developers, and inventors.


Alan Clayton
Innovative Sound System Installations

A new speaker system for Rochester’s East High School Auditorium. | Update of four Sound reinforcement systems in Wellsville High School. | Design and Deployment of a divisible multipurpose room with conferencing and voice lift at the New Headquarters of Tompkins Bank and Trust.

Jim Cox
An Immersive Microphone Array: how it works

This patented array of 30 pairs of microphones in an open sphere offers a unique opportunity to present a 360 degree by 360 degree sound field. The digital signal processing will be designed to provide live and recorded audio in broadcast and theatrical output formats, and in custom formats.

Anthony Kuzub
Automated Audio Test and Measurement system

Testing an analog mixing console requires hours of patching and un-patching. To avoid these efforts, Anthony created a custom Automated Audio Test and Measurement System for mixing console testing.

This presentation will cover how to automate thousands of measurements across dozens of channels of a mixing console or device under test. Combining programable Signal Generators, Power Supplies, Impedance Matching Transformers, Matrixing Routers, Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzers, and Digital Multi Meters with a whole suite of custom made software; this system is a demonstration of how to test everything all at the same time.

To see the system in action watch the YouTube video HERE.

Ivan Popov
Humanizing non multi-sampled drums using Ableton Live tools

I will use Max For Live tools to employ multiple techniques based on analysis of multi-sampled drums. Those techniques should result in slight continuous variation of percussive sounds that can be used in mixing environment to give non-multi-sampled drum samples a bit of variation during playback.

Bob Snelgrove
Factors influencing the low noise design of the RH1 PreAmp
Noise reduction in analog audio circuit design.

Johnson Noise is a fact of life and influences everything analog. Two complimentary approaches to it’s optimization will be presented and a practical implementation will be shown in the form of a Hi-Fi preamp design/build.
Denis Tremblay & Blair Francey**
Custom Guitar/Amp Design and Build

We are presenting two items:

The first is a solid body electric guitar crafted from a slab of aged pine barn floor estimated to be about 200 years old. The instrument is entirely shop made, even the magnetics pickups.

The second item is a third generation guitar amplifier that incorporates distinctive design elements. The amplifier produces classic electric guitar tonalities and weighs but a fraction of the weight of competitive designs. Electrical efficiency of this design is remarkable in comparison to typical guitar amplifiers of similar capability.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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