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June 27, 2017
Meetings are free &
Guests are welcome.
AES Los Angeles Section:
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AES Headquarters:
551 Fifth Ave., Suite 1225
New York, NY  10176 USA
AES Los Angeles Section Officers
Brian Seagrave
Kevin Salger
Richard Wollrich
John Svetlik
Greg Riggs
Joseph Schwartz
Frank Schnyder
Peter Doell
Karen Read
Lenise Bent
Juan de Dios Martin
Scott Esterson

Or Digging Through the Trash for the Treasure

Join us for our next meeting with Dr. Durand R. Begault, the director of the Audio Forensics Center in San Francisco, as he shares his insights into this slice of the audio world, its challenges, triumphs, techniques, and stories. Hear how forensic techniques are used to extract useable, intelligible audio from garbled and noisy recordings. These cleaned up tracks are used not only in court cases, but also in the restoration of rare, one-of-a-kind, recordings that otherwise would be lost to history — an activity known as forensic musicology. Voice authentication, identification and elimination, as well as audio technology patent claims also for part of this field. In short, it’s all about audio puzzle solving.

Dr. Begault has been associated with Charles M. Salter Associates, Inc. since 1996 as an acoustical consultant, a music technologist, a forensic audio-video-digital media analysist, and an expert witness on a variety of audio technology and forensic audio-related cases. He has worked in the area of forensic audio since 1987, and became Director of the Audio Forensic Center in 2001. He also holds a research position at NASAS Ames Research Center, and is an adjunct faculty member at McGill University. He has authored four US patents and over 80 books, conference papers, and journal publications, and has qualified as an expert in both Federal and State Courts.

Our June meeting will be moderated by Kevin Salger

MEETING DATE: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
PLACE: Sportsmen’s Lodge Event Center, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604  (at the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon).

TIME: Meeting at 8:00 PM. Pre-meeting dinner (optional) at 7:00 PM. Dinner cost is $30 for student members with reservations, $35 for student  members without reservations, $35 for members with reservations, $40 for members without reservations, $40 for non-members with reservations and $45 for non-members without reservations. Make a reservation at least 48 hours in advance with the Treasurer - Richard Wollrich at  Please put “AES-LA DINNER RESERVATION” in the email subject line.

MENU: Sportsmen’s Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette Dressing | Roasted Atlantic salmon with dill sauce | Saffron Rice | Rolls and butter | Coffee, Tea, and Iced Tea | Strawberry Shortcake.

An optional alternative vegetarian dinner is available upon request
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