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Automotive Audio Workflows

May 25, 2022
9:00 AM Pacific (12:00 PM Eastern)


In the run-up to the AES 2022 International Conference on Automotive Audio the Audio Product Education Institute (APEI) presents a special webinar event focused on the future of automotive audio workflows. In this session, Roger Shively will lead a discussion with John Whitecar (DSP Concepts), Evan Bunner (Tymphany), and Matt Marchese (Tymphany) on the evolution of automotive audio systems, technology, and implementations. 
Directly from Tymphany labs in San Rafael, the webinar features the Tymphany Automotive Audio Development Environment (AADE). Powered by DSP Concepts’ Audio Weaver, the AADE is a unique SUV-sized audio development tool used for creating new acoustic solutions, layouts, and proof of concepts. 
Industry veteran John Whitecar will detail how automotive audio systems continue to grow in complexity with an ever growing set of use cases. System architects must now consider not only playback processing, but also telephony, voice control, safety sounds, individual sound zones, and even road noise cancellation. John will cover the requirements in computing resources, audio processing, and the latest platform possibilities.
During the session, the presenters will compare past vs. contemporary workflows and workshop through two workflow scenarios using the Tymphany AADE. Evan Bunner and Matt Marchese will guide the audience through  system simulation and implementation examples, detailing voice recognition from multiple sources, telephony, sound zones, microphone performance, array studies, and object-based audio (OBA).
Following an opportunity for questions from participants, Roger Shively (JJR Acoustics), AES/APEI Automotive Audio pillar chair and Conference Chairman for the AES 2022 International Conference on Automotive Audio will discuss the extensive program already in place for the June in-person event in Detroit, including the sessions and workshops already confirmed for the Audio Product Education Institute sessions, during the three days of the event.
Evan Bunner

Engineering Services Leader, Tymphany
San Rafael, California, USA

A proven Automotive Design Engineer, experienced in Product Development and Vehicle Engineering, Evan has been developing automotive components since the beginning of his career in 2013. He started by developing composite structures for motorsport and OEM vehicle programs including IndyCar, IMSA and Daytona Prototype racing programs. Simultaneously he supported NVH research activities for Honda chassis components. Before moving to Tymphany he collected extensive experience developing automotive wheels and chassis components at Maxion Wheels. Now he develops complete and innovative audio systems at Tymphany.

Matt Marchese

Automotive Business Unit Leader, Tymphany
San Francisco, California, USA

Expert in Partnerships/Business Development, Product Planning, and Product Ideation, Matt began his career in automotive with “in-vehicle electronics” product planning and business development while at Ford/Visteon. In the following years, Matt became the Director of Marketing at The CARLAB, an automotive product planning consulting firm, which has served nearly every global OEM with product design and planning research. He also was head of sales for THX, supporting audio/video certification and licensing. Today, Matt is Tymphany’s Automotive Business Unit leader for the newly formed vertical within the company.
John Whitecar

VP of Product Management, Automotive, DSP Concepts
Stanford, California, USA

John Whitecar is a world-class automotive audio technology expert with c-suite and VP level engineering experience at Tesla Motors, Ford, Visteon, and Texas Instruments. John Whitecar’s experience in automotive infotainment architecture, system design, vehicle acoustics, digital receiver, and digital signal processing spans over 40 years and has impacted the audio experience in millions of products. He holds 35 patents covering audio, acoustic, and receiver signal processing technologies and received the Hen­ry Ford Technology Award from Ford Motor Company for his work in custom mixed signal DSP-based automotive radio receiver ICs. Before joining DSP Concepts in 2017, John was Senior Manager Wireless Engineering, Principal Engineer at Tesla.

Roger Shively

JJR Acoustics, LLC
Seattle, Washington, USA

Roger is a Co-founder and Principal of JJR Acoustics. He has over 34 years of experience in engineering research and development, with significant experience in product realization and in launching new products at OEM manufacturers around the world. Before co-founding JJR Acoustics in 2011, Roger worked as Chief Engineer of Acoustic Systems as well as functional manager for North American and Asian engineering product development teams in the Automotive Division of Harman International Industries Inc; a journey that began in 1986.
Roger received his degree in Acoustical Engineering from Purdue University in 1983, and finished post-graduate work in the field of finite element analysis. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society, Acoustical Society of America, and Society of Automotive Engineering. He has published numerous research papers and articles in the areas of transducers, automotive audio, psychoacoustics, and computer modeling. Roger also holds US and International Patents related to the design of advanced acoustic systems and applications particularly in the field of automotive audio. Roger is Co-Chair of the AES Automotive Audio Technical Committee.