G*Connect Webinar: Getting started with Aural ID

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G*Connect Webinar: Getting started with Aural ID


Our new Aural ID plug-in gives audio professionals the ability to confidently use and trust headphones for monitoring purposes. In this exclusive webinar, you'll learn about the technology behind Aural ID and how you can get the best possible results from its setup and usage.

Our R&D Director, Aki Mäkivirta, will explain to you how listeners usually locate audio sources and why it's so challenging to recreate this phenomenon with headphones. Using Aural ID starts with the process of measuring your unique bodily form; the shape of your ears, upper torso and head. Those shapes determine how you, as an individual, locate and evaluate sound. Aki will talk about our unique approach to generating your HRTF, which is a data profile that stores your unique features as a listener, he'll show a video from our Aural ID Creator app, and then he'll explain the process of fine-tuning Aural ID's virtual sound sources and other advanced options for user adaption in the plug-in.

Our Senior Technologist, Thomas Lund, will follow this by giving you a closer look at the differences between in-room listening and headphone listening, how we perceive room spaces in the room and through recordings, and how panning works with loudspeaker systems compared to headphones. Finally, the focus will shift to levels, imaging, sound color and listener envelopment. Thomas will show you how an ultra-nearfield monitoring system can be used to precisely adjust the Aural ID plug-in's virtual sound sources and sound colour in order to get the best possible results for your personal calibration. You will also learn more about yourself as a listener.

The webinar will end with a Q&A session where Aki and Thomas will happily answer your questions.

Register here: GoToWebinar

Thursday, April 28th, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EEST

Meet the presenters

Aki Mäkivirta

Genelec's R&D Director since 2013, Aki Mäkivirta joined us in 1995, bringing valuable expertise in digital signal processing from his previous role at the Nokia Research Centre. Having skillfully demonstrated the replacement of the analogue filters in our iconic 1031A monitor with entirely digital processing, Aki joined our R&D team to pioneer the creation of the 8200 range, which were the very first Smart Active Monitors. Aki is recognised throughout the audio industry as a multi-talented technology leader, a published researcher and a knowledgeable lecturer, and he has greatly contributed to our global success and many technical innovations in his field.

Thomas Lund

Genelec's Senior Technologist, Thomas Lund, is a pioneering contributor to the loudness and peak-level measurement standards used widely in music production, streaming, broadcasting and OTT. Listening perception has been at the centre of his career, working first as a physician and then in professional audio research. Thomas has written several papers in his field and is the convenor of an EU group of experts tasked with the prevention of recreational hearing loss.

And hosting the webinar

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Genelec's Senior Customer Experience Specialist since 2021, Marcel Schechter, joined us after a seven-year stint as our German distributor Audio Pro's Product Specialist. Before that, he worked for ten years as a sound engineer, including a period at Bauer Studios in Ludwigsburg where he specialised in sound design, documentary film mixing, and music production. Marcel uses his practical experience to advise customers on choosing, optimising and calibrating loudspeaker systems, and he regularly hosts workshops on the principles of room acoustics. He describes himself as an audio enthusiast, and music has been important to him since his early childhood.

Thursday, April 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EEST Register here: