October 27, 2021
Digital Twins for Architecting & Designing Audio Devices – Session 2

The AES Audio Product Education Institute (APEI) presents the second webinar on the practice and benefits of simulation-driven audio architecture design by use of Digital Twins. In this series of Modeling and Measurement online events, experts from COMSOL, JJR Acoustic and Facebook, discuss the role of Digital Twins and how to influence fundamental design considerations, even before the first prototype is built to proof a concept. This session will describe and detail a real virtual architectural design story.

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October 2021
Audio Engineering Society Reconnect

Reconnect with the Audio Engineering Society... online! Following the cancelation of the planned AES Show in Las Vegas, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AES Fall Online 2021 program will proceed, with events taking place online between October 16 – 31, including a broadly focused technical program October 20 – 23, streamcasted to a worldwide audience. Register now and Reconnect.

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September 29, 2021
Dealing with Component Shortages and Supply Disruptions

The AES Audio Product Education Institute presents a new webinar in its Supply Chain & Sourcing education pillar, addressing current component shortages, logistics challenges and manufacturing and supply disruptions. David Lindberg (DB Enterprises) and Mike Klasco (Menlo Scientific) invited senior executives from Seltech International and Emporium Partners, two companies with extensive experience in supply chain services, to outline this dynamic global environment, and define mitigation strategies for the audio industry.

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September 22, 2021
Digital Twins for Architecting & Designing Audio Devices

The AES Audio Product Education Institute (APEI) presents a new webinar series on the practice and benefits of simulation-driven audio architecture design by use of Digital Twins. In a new series of Modeling and Measurement online events, experts from COMSOL, JJR Acoustic, Klippel and Facebook, will discuss the role of Digital Twins and how advanced experimental transducer identification can be used to influence fundamental design considerations, even before the first prototype is built to proof a concept.

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September 15, 2021
Immersive Audio in Automobiles

Expanding on a series of webinars to explore automotive audio design and applications, the Audio Product Education Institute (APEI) presents a session focused on Immersive Audio, exploring the different ways to translate actual immersive audio content and generate immersive experiences. To detail these topics and discuss the available technologies and solutions, Roger Shively, invited Mathias Johansson, the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Dirac Research, and Andreas Ehret, Director, Automotive at Dolby.

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September 1, 2021
Automotive Audio Supply Chain

The Audio Product Education Institute (APEI) promotes an online event discussing the challenges in the automotive supply chain, for those companies and professionals working in automotive audio and acoustics. The event will outline the evolution and growing product development requirements for this very complex market, from the perspective of its distinct education pillars, sharing real lessons learned from suppliers and actual cases.

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August 18, 2021
Edge of Today and Tomorrow The Vision of the AIoT

The AES Audio Product Education Institute presents a new webinar on its Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) education pillar, exploring the practical approach for smart audio product design and development - integrating AI & ML. For this August 18 event, pillar chair Steven Willenborg, invited XMOS, a company focused on embedded intelligence for edge-AI applications, now powering the artificial intelligence of things (AIoT), bringing AI, DSP, control and I/O together in a single device.

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August 11, 2021
Speakers and Microphones: Simulation and Testing

COMSOL, the multiphysics and acoustics simulation software company, and HEAD acoustics, a leading provider of integrated acoustic measurement, analysis, and optimization solutions, join the AES Audio Product Education Institute in a webinar focusing on exploring multiphysics simulation and testing of speakers and microphones. The ability to predict and understand spatial responses of speaker and microphones is important when developing modern consumer audio products. And because feedback and echo cancellation plays an important role in these products, the webinar will also explore echo and double talk testing.

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July 28, 2021
Production Test and Manufacturing Strategies to Build Better Audio Products

Audio test and measurement solutions supplier Audio Precision, and Instrumental, an AI-powered discovery, analysis and real-time monitoring manufacturing solutions provider, join the AES Audio Product Education Institute in a webinar that focuses on the factory floor and the very specific production line challenges. The two companies will detail cutting-edge solutions and strategies for detecting and solving problems and inefficiencies, focusing on audio product examples. Valuable perspectives from executives with extensive experience in this field.

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July 20, 2021
Modeling and Measurement
of True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Wearables

Audio consulting & engineering services company JJR Acoustics, and audio and electroacoustic test and measurement company Listen Inc, in partnership with COMSOL, join the Audio Product Education Institute in a webinar detailing the role of modeling, simulation and measurements in audio product development and the design process. Three sessions will focus on the fast-growing true wireless stereo (TWS) category, showcasing how these processes fit in the design cycle. The sessions will look at the subjective evaluation, acoustic measurement, and simulation of some typical TWS earbuds many of us use every day.

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June 23, 2021
Cross Functional Design Experience Adding Value to Audio Product Development

The always insightful series of Audio Product Education Institute webinars focusing on Supply Chain & Sourcing provide a unique opportunity to understand the full product cycle, from vision to market. In this new online event, David Lindberg (DB Enterprises) and Mike Klasco (Menlo Scientific) invite two well-established design houses to discuss their role and contributions as a critical option supporting brands in all critical stages. Phnam Bagley (Nonfiction Design), and David Waterman (Deep Blue Design) will offer two interesting perspectives and valuable insights into audio development, design and engineering.

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June 16, 2021
Achieving Loudspeaker Design Goals Using Multiphysics Simulation

Dolby Laboratories and COMSOL join the Audio Product Education Institute in a discussion on the role of modeling and measurements in the loudspeaker design process. The webinar shares speaker design project experiences, detailing how simulation, measurements, and experiments help in meeting the requirements. The use of simulation in audio system design and multiphysics modeling of loudspeakers is also addressed.

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June 9, 2021
Remote Sound Tuning in Automobiles

Continuing to explore automotive audio design and applications, the Audio Product Education Institute (APEI) is proud to present a new webinar addressing remote sound tuning of the in-vehicle acoustics and sound systems. Among other methods, this approach combines computer modeling, measurement and tuning parameters to compute a simulation of impulse responses, frequency responses and acoustic combinations, with possible virtualization. In this session, Roger Shively ((JJR Acoustics, LLC) APEI's Automotive Pillar Chair will welcome presentations and a panel discussion with four automotive industry experts, discussing their experiences with demonstrations of the methods used.

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June 2, 2021
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Voice Interfaces on the Edge

Expanding on its mission to improve the knowledge and skills of professionals involved in the development of audio products, from concept to delivery, APEI is proud to present a new series of webinars focusing on the technologies enabling smart audio products, intended to support this extremely fast growing area, were development teams are in great demand. The Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) education pillar will explore and explain the practical approach and development of all the products that are conceived, planned, designed and implemented in various smart audio market segments.

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April 27, 2021
Acoustic Vehicle Alert Systems (AVAS) and Automotive Sound Design

This new APEI Automotive Audio webinar will offer the first open discussion in the audio community of Acoustic Vehicle Alert Systems (AVAS) and external Sound Design of automobiles. This session will cover the legislation around silent vehicles, the regulations created both in Europe and the U.S. how they differ and how they could conflict with existing vehicle noise regulations. The creative tools for design and main features to consider in audio processing in automotive audio applications, the exterior sound design of vehicles and AVAS, and by extension interior sound enhancement, will be covered.

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April 21, 2021
Working With Product Development Houses to Bring Audio Products to Market

In another Audio Product Education Institute webinar in the Supply Chain & Sourcing series, our two supply chain and sourcing experts, David Lindberg (DB Enterprises) and Mike Klasco (Menlo Scientific) again invited two established design houses to discuss their role and contributions as a critical option supporting brands to bring new products to market. Hiring an experienced product development and design team can be critical to ensure that a concept turns into a robust project, ready for production. For many companies, working with an experienced company to optimize product design, engineering and manufacturing, managing quality, cost and time-to-market challenges, is...

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April 14, 2021
Multiphysics Simulation in Audio Product Design

The Audio Product Education Institute (APEI) presents a webinar on modeling and measurement, focusing on exploring multiphysics simulation as a tool for the audio engineer. Speakers from Tectonic Audio Labs, Veryst Engineering, and COMSOL will share their experiences in three separate sessions, followed by time for questions. This webinar will provide an overview of the use of simulation in audio product design, addressing virtual prototyping, testing, measurement, multiphysics simulation, and optimization.

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March 17, 2021
Working With Design Houses to Bring Audio Products to Market

In this new Audio Product Education Institute webinar in the Supply Chain & Sourcing series, our two supply chain and sourcing experts, David Lindberg (DB Enterprises) and Mike Klasco (Menlo Scientific) invited established design houses to discuss their role and contributions as a critical option supporting brands to bring new products to market. Hiring an experienced product development and design team can be critical to ensure that a concept turns into a robust project, ready for production. For many companies, working with an experienced company to optimize product design, engineering and manufacturing, managing quality, cost and time-to-market challenges, is an...

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Computational Platforms for Automotive Audio Deterministic Audio Processing for Predictive Control
February 23, 2021
Computational Platforms for Automotive Audio

The Audio Product Education Institute presents a new webinar on Automotive Audio. This session will discuss the features that are common to all kinds of processing, and ones that are unique to audio processing. Its most distinctive characteristic is its need for processing to be deterministic for predictive control. This becomes more difficult due to some standard computer hardware techniques, such as caching and virtual memory.

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APEI Supply Chain & Sourcing #05
February 17, 2021
IP Issues Across The Production Chain

In this Audio Product Education Institute series of webinars, our two supply chain and sourcing experts, David Lindberg (DB Enterprises) and Mike Klasco (Menlo Scientific) will address the pressing issues with protecting your Intellectual Property while navigating across the production chain. In this session we will hear from three experts with different perspectives on the topic: counterfeiting, authentication, and legal protection. During the session all experts will also address the specificities of their own business and the challenges in engineering, technology and operations during pandemic times, and how to bring products to market in 2021.

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January 19, 2021
Direct Validation of Computational Acoustic Results for Automotive Cabin Simulations

The Audio Product Education Institute is proud to present a new webinar series on Automotive Audio, exploring practical approaches in designing and implementing automotive sound systems. This event will be presented by Roger Shively (JJR Acoustics) APEI's Automotive Pillar Chair, with two presentations from Mads Herring Jensen (COMSOL), and Christof Faller (Illusonic), exploring simulation, visualization, tuning, and auralization of a car cabin.

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January 6, 2021
A Conversation with Key Audio Industry Suppliers

In this Audio Product Education Institute series of webinars, we will feature key factory principals with deep experience in supplying top brands. We discuss their business including the challenges in engineering, technology and operations while exploring how they manage tariffs, supply chain and the pandemic, to bring products to market in 2021.

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December 15, 2020
A Conversation with Key Audio Industry Suppliers

In this Audio Product Education Institute series of webinars, we will feature key factory principals with deep experience in supplying top brands. We discuss their business including the challenges in engineering, technology and operations while exploring how they manage tariffs, supply chain and the pandemic, to bring products to market in 2021.

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October 14, 15, 16, 2020
APEI Product Development Symposium @AES Show Fall 2020

The Audio Product Education Institute (APEI), an initiative of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), will host a three-day Product Development Symposium - October 14, 15 and 16 - as part of the online events of AES Show Fall 2020. Moving the AES Show online has unbound time and place restrictions, allowing the expansion across all of October, now dubbed Audio Engineering Month. This has further made it possible for the traditional Convention Product Development Track to expand into a full AES Symposium format prior to the Convention’s Technical Program. All Access registration for AES Show Fall 2020 is required to...

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August 26, 2020
Changes and Opportunities in Supply Chain and Sourcing

In this webinar, Mike Klasco and other highly experienced guests will address the challenges in the supply chain caused by the rising cost of goods from China, the tariff wars, the Hong Kong struggles, and the dynamics of the global pandemic. The emergence of new suppliers in Asia and what part of the audio business can brought back home will also be explored in detail.

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July 9, 2020
Successful Smart Speakers and Voice-Enabled Products​

Our two presenters will discuss a series of real-world challenges they have faced in developing sophisticated interactive smart speaker products. Topics addressed will cover the disciplines in voice integrated products, from acoustics to microphones, electronics, DSP and output transducers. Attendees will gain a keen understanding of how all these areas must work together in order for a product to succeed in attaining the goals set by the product manager. Attendees will learn how companies in the past were not equipped to make the best decisions or to integrate these disciplines to succeed with their end product.

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