Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022, 2:00
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 Societys (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
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 Saturdays, 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.
SpcMics 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. www.spcmic.com