May 28th – Machine Learning – Automation – Artificial Intelligence

2024 Bulletin - May, Regular Meeting

In an era where technological advancements are revolutionizing every aspect of our lives, the field of audio engineering stands at the forefront of innovation. The Audio Engineering Society invites you to delve into the fascinating world where machine learning, automation, and artificial intelligence converge to shape the future of sound.

This meeting will be a dynamic exploration of the latest developments in applying machine learning algorithms, automation techniques, and AI models to audio engineering practices. From enhancing audio quality to optimizing production workflows, the potential applications are vast and transformative.

Join leading experts as they showcase cutting-edge research, innovative projects, and real-world applications at the intersection of audio engineering and AI. Discover how machine learning algorithms can analyze, process, and synthesize audio data with unprecedented accuracy and efficiency.

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May 28th – 2024

Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Where: 
University of Toronto
Edward Johnson Building
Room 330

About the Event

6:30 – 7:00 Food and networking.

7:15 – Presentation

9:30 – Building Closes

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PRESENTERS:

Noah Mintz

Noah Mintz

Senior Mastering Engineer

Noah Mintz is a Senior Mastering Engineer at Lacquer Channel Mastering. With over 25 years audio experience specifically and exclusively in professional mastering, Noah’s philosophy has always been “less is more.” with a strong emphasis on “vibe”.
From the time Noah bought his first four very diverse record albums; Talking Heads, Men Without Hats, Def Leopard and Lionel Ritchie, he’s been as much interested in how music sounds as in the songs themselves.

After the demise of the 90’s touring band hHead in which Noah was a co-founder and songwriter, Mastering was the natural progression. In 1998 Noah opened Toronto’s only boutique dedicated mastering studio, Grandmasters. In 2001, Noah moved Grandmasters into Lacquer Channel Mastering and within 5 years
became co-owner with Lacquer Channel’s other senior engineer Phil Demetro.

Since 1996 Noah has been championing that mastering is as much about how music makes you feel as it is how it sounds. He’s also been responsible for numerous published articles on mastering and sound as well as having developed a technique for embedding high quality MP3s on a CD called enhanced MP3.

Noah has mastered 1000’s of albums and his sonic signature has been left of some of Canada’s most accomplished musical releases including; Broken Social Scene, Hayden, Great Big Sea, Sarah Slean, Death From Above 1979 and Sarah Harmer.

Arthur Bastos

Arthur Bastos

Arthur Bastos is a Computer Engineering student at the University of Toronto, specializing in Digital Design Engineering, FPGAs, Verilog HDL, SystemVerilog, C/C++, Python, DSP, Analog Signal Processing, Hardware Development, and Analog Mixed Signal Circuits. He gained valuable experience as an FPGA Design Engineer at Evertz, designing FPGA circuits for DSP multimedia applications, collaborating with senior designers, and conducting rigorous testing and debugging. At NeurotechUofT, Arthur developed an EEG bio-signals acquisition board, earning third place in the NeuroTechX Student Clubs Fixed Challenge Competition 2020. His background includes roles at Ward-Beck Systems Inc. as an Assembly/Electronics Technician and at BoomBox Sound as an Audio Recordist/Music Composer. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer, Electronics, and Communications Engineering from the University of Toronto and an Honours Diploma in Recording Engineering from OIART. Arthur’s blend of academic knowledge and practical experience drives innovation in digital and analog signal processing.

Anthony P. Kuzub

Anthony P. Kuzub

Anthony Kuzub, a Sr. Systems Designer at CBC/Radio-Canada, has been a dedicated AES member since 2009, actively participating in numerous technical and standards committees. These include Network Audio Systems,  Analog and Digital Input/Output Interfacing, Audio File Transfer and Exchange, and many others. He has significantly contributed to the development of AES standards and protocols, particularly in networked audio and media control.

Anthony’s passion for audio engineering began early, studying Ward-Beck Systems console schematics while his father worked at CFQC-TV in Saskatoon. He maintains WBSps.ca, a Preservation Society focused on Toronto-manufactured broadcast equipment. After owning studios and producing music for 15 years, Anthony moved to Toronto in 2010 and served as Technical Supervisor at Revolution Recording. There, he commissioned a custom Ward-Beck Systems Mixing Console and worked with notable clients like Rush.

In 2016, Anthony earned an Honors Diploma in Communication Engineering from Seneca College. Post-graduation, he became the IP audio product manager at Ward-Beck Systems, designing networked audio systems for various applications. He notably contributed to the development of an AES70 commanded remote-controlled microphone pre-amp with AES67 transceivers.

Since 2020, Anthony has been with CBC/Radio-Canada, designing systems that implement AES standards. He leads projects focused on real-time and file transport of production audio for radio, television, and digital production. His expertise and contributions to the field have made him a key player in the audio engineering community.

Anthony has also shared his knowledge at industry events such as NAB, AES, IBC, and SMPTE meetings, focusing on networked audio using AES67 and ST2110-30. His extensive background in audio engineering, combined with his active involvement in AES, showcases his commitment to advancing the field of audio technology.

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