Open Control Standard for Pro-Audio Networks
Note: here AES refers to the Audio Engineering Society, not the Advanced Encryption Standard. The growing field of pro-audio networking has recently seen demand for movement away from proprietary technologies towards open standards. AES70 has emerged as a means to control audio devices over the network. This talk covers the motivations driving the standardization efforts and the basic details of the standard itself.
Over the past decade, the use of IP networks for pro-audio has seen significant growth. These networks incorporate many types of audio devices, from input amplifiers to full mixing desks. Recently, there has been interest in moving to an open standard to control these devices. This has resulted in the AES70 standard which addresses device control with a focus on audio specific controls.