Recording studio that spans a continent

September 20, 2000

Recording Engineers in Los Angeles will mix 12 high quality audio channels streamed live over the Internet from Montreal.

On Saturday September 23, a jazz group will perform in a concert hall at McGill University in Montreal and the recording engineers mixing the 12 channels of audio during the performance will not be in a booth at the back of the hall, but rather in a theatre at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Time and Place:
Note that the time in Los Angeles is 3 hours earlier than in Montreal.
Montreal - Saturday, September 23, 9:30 p.m.(EDT)
Redpath Hall, McGill University
Los Angeles - 6:30 p.m.(PDT)
Norris Theatre, School of Cinema and Television, University of Southern California

The demonstration will be part of the 109th Audio Engineering Society Convention in Los Angeles http://www.aes.org/events/109. The techniques that will be used to stream high quality multichannel audio over the internet are being developed by a McGill University research project (http://www.mcgill.ca/icc/ca narie) that is funded primarily by Canarie Inc. (http://www.canarie.ca) and Cisco Systems (http://www.cisco.com).

World renowned recording engineers Bob Margoulef and Brant Biles will mix the 12 audio channels for an audience in the Norris Theatre at the USC School of Cinema and Television. The audience will see the McGill Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Gordon Foote, projected on a large screen. The high quality video is transmitted over the same Internet link as the audio. The demo will be using the new high speed internet networks CA*net3 in Canada and Internet2 in the U.S. Technical details are available at: http://www.cim.mcg ill.ca/~jer/projects/aes

McGill networking staff: Jeremy Cooperstock, Stephen Spackman and Quan Nguyen. Music staff: Wieslaw Woszczyk, Bruce Pennycook, Geoff Martin, Jason Corey, Michael Fleming and Andrew Brouse. Video staff: John Roston, Daniel Schwob and Stewart McCombie.

University of Southern California staff: Chris Kyriakakis, Christos Papadopoulos and Chris Cain.

Hardware is being supplied by Data Conversion Systems Ltd. (Duncan McLeod and Mike Story) (http://www.dcsltd.co.uk), Mytek Inc. (Michael Jurewicz) (http://www.mytekdigital.com) and RME (http://www.rme-audio.com).

Software is being supplied by Fraunhofer IIS-A (http://www.iis.fhg.de/amm) and the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture project (http://www.alsa-project.org) .
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Contacts:

Wieslaw Woszczyk
Chair, AES Technical Council
109th AES Convention
LA Convention Center
or Hotel Figueroa 213-627-8971

John Roston
Director
Instructional Communications Centre
McGill University
688 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1600
Montreal, Canada H3A 3R1
E-mail: john.roston@mcgill.ca
514-398-7200 ext 2725

McGill University

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