Past meetings of the Society
September 2018

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Place: Boston University Photonics Center, 8 Saint Mary’s Street, Boston, MA 02215

Boston Branch: Audio Engineering Society (BAS Members are Invited to Participate)

Topic: A Day of Audio Events

DESCRIPTION of the All DAY Event

Boston University College of Engineering and the Boston section of the AES have collaborated to provide a day of unique audio events to be held at BU's Photonics Center. In addition to talks on some of the latest research in audio perception (did you know your ear acts as an "analog" DSP system?) and understanding why music even sounds like music and not fingernails on a chalkboard. We'll hear from one of the leaders in electromagnetic analysis of guitar pickups to peel back some of the mystery in guitar sound. Registration is required because many events require an accurate headcount. Coffee and Lunch are provided, and Donations to the BAES are optional on their website:

The afternoon will feature a DIY hands-on segment in the Photonics 105 lab. It has fully outfitted lab benches with scopes, power supplies, and signal generators for some hands-on activities, including the construction of an audio project.

A summary schedule follows. Please check the link below for updates, and to register in advance of September 22.

For a more detailed description of the all-day events go to:, and click on the green ‘Tickets’ to RSVP.

Morning Sessions: 8:30 AM Registration on-site, Events: 9 AM – 12 PM

Each session will include Q&A and open discussion after each one.
1. Temporal codes and musical tonality with Peter Criani, Senior Research Scientist

2. Guitar pickup circuit models informed by psychoacoustics and outrageous real-world anecdotes. Group led by Robert Kotiuga, Associate Professor ECE

3. The mechanisms of how we hear with Aleks Zosuls, Research Engineer & Lecturer ECE.

---- BAS members are likely interested most in the Morning Sessions, 9-12 PM ----

Lunch session 12 PM – 1:30 PM

We will have a light lunch available and the opportunity to speak with Boston University researchers in their respective audio fields.

Afternoon session 2PM - 3PM+ - Hands-on / DIY builds

This event will take place in the Photonics Center’s room 105. This event is aimed at providing hands-on experience to anyone that is interested in learning about the rapidly growing world of DIY audio electronics, and ‘how to solder’.

Transportation and parking

There is no Red Sox game the Saturday of the event. The Photonics Center is close to both the Comm Ave (B line) Green Line BU Central stop and the Beacon St (C line) Green Line St Mary’s stop. If driving, there are also some parking lots on the BU campus and on nearby streets.


The Boston Audio Society
PO BOX 260211
Boston MA 02126

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updated 9/11/18