NY AES Gets Into Codecs

NY AES Gets Into Codecs
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The next meeting of the New York Chapter of the Audio Engineering Society is Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. The main topic is data compression codecs for audio. Art Constantine, Vice President for Business Development of CCS/MUSICAM USA, will discuss old and new compression algorithms, as well as and where the technology is headed.
Eric Somers will discuss ways recordists, producers, musicians and sound designers can take advantage of compression technologies to showcase their work. Somers is Professor of Design and Communication at Dutchess Community College of the State University of New York. He is chairman of the New York section of AES.
Questions to be discussed include: "Which codec should I use," "Doesn't compression ruin good audio?", "What is structured audio?," How does MPEG-4 differ from MPEG-1 and MPEG-2?, and "What is this I hear about MPEG-7?"
For more info, go to:www.aes.org/sections/ny.


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