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L-Acoustics is Platinum Sponsor of January 2024 AES International in Le Mans France L-Acoustics is Platinum Sponsor of January 2024 AES International in Le Mans Fra...

Arica Rust co-chairs this conference that will foster the next generation of audio innovations and innovators

LE MANS, France – December 2023 — L-Acoustics is proud 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 organizing 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 the 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 in a unique way. At the crossroads of music, design, contemporary art, and research, Le Mans Sonore is an echo of the acoustic expertise of Le Mans and 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, which will take 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. 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,” stated Arica Rust. “The event left quite an impression on me at the time, and I’m excited to pay that feeling forward to the students coming to attend this conference. At L-Acoustics, we are proud to support the conference in Le Mans to bring together the brightest minds of the current and the next generation of science and technology to help shape the future of sound.”

For more information and to sign up for AES International in Le Mans, France. 

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