NEW YORK�The Audio Engineering Society announced that its library of exclusive videos�including panels, presentations, oral histories and interviews with leaders in the broadcast industry�is available for AES members to view and be inspired by.
The AES Live collection is designed to give members another tool for informing and educating on all things audio, said AES Executive Director Bob Moses.
�These AES Live videos represent some of the very best of what the Audio Engineering Society offers,� Moses said when the announcement was made, both for existing audiophiles and those hoping to get involved in the audio community. �Bringing these inspirational and educational experiences into the mobile and computing devices of our worldwide membership further enhances the benefit of being an AES member while offering up an engaging and enlightening experience for anyone involved, or wanting to be involved, in audio engineering,� he said.
The collection includes a series of feature-length �AES Live: Legends� videos, which contain formal interviews and insights from industry legends and innovators like Phil Ramone, Ray Dolby and Les Paul, among others. According to AES, the videos represent the rich history and significant sonic impact that these contributions have had on the AES industry, both from a technical and aesthetic perspective.
The series is geared towards anyone interested in the how and why of modern audio production, including the pioneering work and innovation that now defines the industry. The technologies covered in the series include audio aspects of live performance, recording, broadcast, product development, archiving and restoration.
�[These] videos offer intimate portraits that reveal the human aspect of these personalities, as well as their impact on the science and art of audio,� Moses said.
Other pieces of the collection include �AES Live: Expo� and �Tutorial� videos that give an insider�s look at AES conventions and events. Other topics touch on recording industry issues, product design and manufacturing, and live sound, among others. The videos are harvested from more than a dozen AES Conventions and Conferences videos; for example, the AES 137th Convention was fodder for full-length presentations such as the �Analog Tape in a Digital World� and �GRAMMY SoundTables: Songs That Move The Needle.�
The AES Live video series is companion to the society�s AES E-Library, which includes 50 years of archived content from the organization�s E-Library. AES plans to produce new content with each subsequent AES Convention and Conference.
�There�s nothing more fundamental to the society�s mission than sharing knowledge, and that includes preserving our heritage,� said AES President-Elect Alex Case, who is serving as producer of the AES Live content.
The video collection will be available for viewing on the AES website at www.aes.org/live.