November 2022

Note that the last TWO ZOOM meetings, are posted on our YouTube channel here:

November 2022

Online Meeting Notice

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022, 2:00 PM

Place: ZOOM On-line

Guests: Alvin Foster, Secretary & Nick Noiseux, President of the Boston Audio Society

Topic: Reports on the 2022, 153rd AES Convention in NYC

The Audio Engineering Society’s (AES) New York 2022 Convention was held at the Jacob Javits Center. It ran for about a week: October 19-27. The open and free exhibit days were 19-20. Nick Noiseux and Alvin Foster traveled to the Convention to interview many exhibitors connected to our audio-video hobby.

The Convention Hall includes multiple rooms for seminars, research, and presentations. The exhibit floor space is about the size of a football field. On display are equipment and software to enhance professional audio-video users. The NAB show was held at the same time in the other half of the hall.

Alvin and Nick conducted several interviews with manufacturers whose products match our BAS interests. The interviews included virtual reality (VR) and compatible microphones. This Saturday’s, 45-minute video-interview was with Svein Berge, CEO of Harpex Audio and the maker of the brand new, 84-capsule SpcMic. The near ping pong shaped paddle includes 84-MEMS capsules.

What is a MEMS microphone? A MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) mic is a pressure-sensitive diaphragm etched into a silicon wafer via MEMS processing. MEMS mics are largely based on electret capsules and the SpcMic has onboard preamps and analog-to-digital converters. MEMS mics are also known as mic chips or silicon mics.

SpcMic’s almost triangular shaped paddle is flat, defying the typical spherical form adopted by others seeking higher order Ambisonics. During our interview, Svein made the case for the unusual structure and size of his $2400.00 High order Ambisonic microphone.

Join the Zoom Meeting !

Ken Schwarz is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Time: Saturday, November 19, 2022, ~ 2:00 PM Eastern until 4:00 PM

Meeting ID: 894 1478 6087

Passcode: 989644

IF you are viewing this on a phone or tablet, you can and should download the ZOOM APP.

You can ALSO click on this link and simply DIAL IN to participate:

If you are using a computer and this is your first time with Zoom, please give yourself at least 15-20 minutes prior to the meeting to set things up: click on the link in the Zoom instructions below and you will be guided to download the Zoom software, HERE:

You can use your computer’s audio if you have a headset attached, or you can dial-in for audio. If you have a smart phone or tablet and a good internet connection, then you should install the Zoom app for your device and connect using it.


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updated 11/17/22