I have recently returned from the AES 145th convention. There were a number of interesting and inspiring talks. New dynamics audio effects for the android platform, further understanding as to the importance of phase in source separation – which is particularly important when looking at the state of the art in source separation, as it is primarily deep learning, which often suffers from inherent phase problems.
There was an interesting paper from BCU, entitled “Investigation into the Effects of Subjective Test Interface Choice on the Validity of Results” which promises to understand how a listening test interface and influence the results.
Overall, for me, the highlight was seeing the launch of the new source separation company AudioSourcere. They produce state of the art VST plugins for source separation, allowing vocal removal, harmonic percussive separation, and reverb removal all in one very cost effective package. Derry, the academic who founded the company, is one of the world leading experts in source separation, and his product does not disappoint.
More information can be found here https://www.audiosourcere.com/