The event will be hosted at and is being developed in partnership with Le Mans University
France - L-Acoustics is to be the platinum sponsor of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) International Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement Conference in Le Mans France from 23 to 26 January 2024.
Arica Rust, member of the Education & Scientific Outreach division at L-Acoustics is co-chairing the conference, whose objective is to bring together the minds of leading researchers and practitioners to discuss new ideas and to foster the next generation of industry innovators through the promotion of inclusivity and diversity.
The conference organising board consists of members of the AES Technical Committee on Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement, among others: Arica Rust, Manuel Melon, Adam Hill, Elena Shabalina, Marcel Kok, Hannah Goodine, Etienne Corteel, David Williams, Peter Mapp, Eddy Bøgh Brixen, and Pierrick Lotton.
The event will be hosted at and is being developed in partnership with Le Mans University, which is home to one of European Union’s largest acoustical labs.
Scott Sugden, director of product management at L-Acoustics will give the keynote presentation on the first day of the conference, offering attendees a deeper understanding of the intricate relationship between sound and audience engagement.
L-Acoustics will present five papers and three workshops on a wide array of topics that include: groove perception in large immersive installations; main/sub summation quality; resonance perception in Ambiance; Milan AVB benefits for end-users; and loudspeaker system radiation estimation.
Attendees of the AES International Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement Conference will also be able to enjoy the Le Mans Sonore festival. Curated by Radio France, Le Mans Sonore is a cultural event open to the public that combines science and culture.
Sonore will feature a 600-seat immersive auditorium with a 360° L-ISA immersive configuration of 12 Syva with 12 Syva Low, 13 X8 and four KS21 subwoofers, installed by L-Acoustics-certified partner, NT Event. AES attendees will be able to attend two different immersive audio workshops led by L-Acoustics and taking place in the immersive auditorium.
“This AES conference holds a special place in my heart. I first attended the same conference in 2017 in Denmark to elevate my own level of audio knowledge as a freelancer,” states Arica Rust. “It was there I met Etienne Corteel, who is now my manager, and my colleague François Montignies. I was able to exchange with some of the most top-level scientific minds of the industry.”

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