December 11 – 12, 2023
@ Belgrade Youth Center, Great Hall

The tenth Audio Forum is free to attend.

A decade of Audio Forum

Audio Forum is a unique annual conference in the field of audio production in Southeast Europe, aimed at professionals, enthusiasts and students in the field of audio production.

We are thrilled that the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, in cooperation with the Belgrade Youth Center, will enable Audio Forum to be held in a space that the organizers could only dream of for the past ten years: a legendary cultural institution in the very center of Belgrade. On the same day, the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade celebrates its jubilee – 75 years of existence!

For the first time since 2018, we’re taking a big step towards making Audio Forum the most sought-after pro-audio event out there. The Great Hall of the Belgrade Youth Center will elevate your Audio Forum experience you didn’t think possible and innovations in our programming will be the icing on the cake. Please check back for updates to the speaker lineup and schedule.

Besides the programming that you’re already used to, we’re planning a 3-hour metal music recording, by overdubbing, right at the stage and part of schedule dedicated to student films, made by students of the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade.

This is new to us too, so we truly hope you enjoy the new shape, form and contents of Audio Forum!

Application and Tickets

To celebrate ushering a new era of Audio Forum, the event will be free to attend! This will be a little “Thank you” for your continued love and support over the years. In order to attend, however, applications are mandatory. By clicking the “Apply!” button below, you will be taken to an external service that will accept your application data and issue tickets.

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Speaker lineup

Music editing for the biggest Hollywood productions

Though her origin is deeply rooted somewhere in the ex-Yugoslavia, Suzana has been living and working in New York for a long time. She has served as music editor on over 100 feature films, such as Barbie, The Pianist, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Silence of the Lambs. She received a Golden Reel Award for her work on Lord of the Rings in 2002 and again for her work on Jane in 2017.

Mixing for TV series

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Marc’s work encompasses a myriad of genres – comedies to action to dramas and genre bending series, drawing upon his experience in both features and broadcast. He is a Primetime Emmy Winner for Outstanding Sound Mixing in TV series. He has worked on highly successful TV shows such as “The Last Of Us“, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist“, “Little Fires Everywhere” and “Lovecraft Country“.

Workshop – Recording Metal Music Live on Stage

Narrowly specialized in the production of metal bands, Luka has more than 500 completed songs and over 100 albums under his belt. At Audio Forum 2023, he will run a 3-hour workshop (30-minute break included) recording a metal band in the Great Hall of the Belgrade Youth Center. Live on stage, Luka will provide full commentary in a typical metal band recording session.

Generative Audio in Music From a Legal Standpoint

A musician and lawyer focused on copyright work in the field of music; At a time when artificial intelligence is being talked about more than ever, Pavle decided to devote his time at SOKOJ to research and observing the opportunities and threats this technology brings. Pavle will talk about whether and how generative audio may be used in music and how the law reacts to its presence in a sound recording.

The State of the Audio Technology Industry

As a rare specimen of audio software developer in Serbia, Julijan is known worldwide for his renowned Youlean Loudness Meter (YLM). Julijan was already with us back in 2019. and now he’s here again to talk about the Youlean Loudness Meter 2, what’s new in the industry, especially with Dolby Atmos, and provide an in-depth look at the loudness metering parameters that we all rely upon ever so much.

Mythbusting with Sennheiser

If you’ve worked with a microphone at least once, you know that sometimes people treat it as a mystical creature. So, let’s talk some mic basics to dispel misconceptions! Condensers need to be treated with care? Dynamics don’t offer the best frequency response? The use of mics is more nuanced and less restrictive than a lot of audio engineers think. Lastly, what makes Sennheiser and Neumann a choice for your live sound applications?

Student Film Screening

In two separate sessions, during both days of Audio Forum, the Faculty of Dramatic Arts will show the most significant short film productions made by its students. The selection will be made according to achievements in sound design in these works, showcasing the abilities and skillset that the FDU students hone in the course of their studies.

Organizational challenges of the Belgrade Jazz Festival

Founded in 1971, this manifestation has been of special cultural interest for the City of Belgrade and a member of the Europe Jazz Network. It is held in the organization and executive production of the Belgrade Youth Center. Their production team will talk about challenges of organizing a major music event in the heart of Belgrade.

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Student film screenings

Student films are what brought many of us to the point where we can say “I am now an audio professional.” Supporting the efforts of young filmmakers is paramount to future developments of audio industry and professional skill-honing in young sound designers. We therefore invite you to a part of our program that directly involves the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, showcasing the fruitfulness of this 75-year old educational institution.

 

The films will be screened in this order:

December 11, 2023 from 21:00 to 22:00

Orao albino by Marko Marjanović Maričić
followed by 15-minute live commentary by the film Sound Designer

U krošnji, cvetaću by Savina Smederevac
followed by 15-minute live commentary by the film Sound Designer

 

December 12, 2023 from 10:00 to 12:00

Kao ti  by Neda Živanović
U ramenima  by Tara Gajović
Krotki  by Jovan Dimoski
Sve kako treba  by Nikola Stojanović
Mamut  by Đorđije Petrović

Final Schedule

December 11, 2023

Belgrade Youth Center

You may register on-site at any time between 12:00 and 19:00. We do ask you to have your tickets ready upon arrival at the venue.

Luka will showcase his music recording process and provide commentary on stage, in an exhaustive and challenging workshop.

This is an hour-long break, to relax before what’s coming afterwards.

A musician and lawyer will elaborate on the opportunities and threats in the field of artificial intelligence and generative audio.

Double Golden Reel Award winning music editor known for Barbie, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Pianist.

Screening the following films in order:

Orao albino by Marko Marjanović Maričić
followed by 15-minute live commentary by the film Sound Designer

U krošnji, cvetaću by Savina Smederevac
followed by 15-minute live commentary by the film Sound Designer

We’ll see you tomorrow – December 12th, starting 13:00!

December 12, 2023

Belgrade Youth Center

Screening the following films in order:

Kao ti  by Neda Živanović
U ramenima  by Tara Gajović
Krotki  by Jovan Dimoski
Sve kako treba  by Nikola Stojanović
Mamut  by Đorđije Petrović

You may register on-site at any time between 12:00 and 19:00. We do ask you to have your tickets ready upon arrival at the venue.

Microphone myth busting time! Are condensers to be treated with delicate care? Dynamics don’t offer good frequency response? We’ll also talk about how Sennheiser and Neumann products stand out in live applications.

About the challenges in organizing a major music event in the heart of Belgrade

Audio software developer from Serbia, known for Youlean Loudness Meter, talking about Youlean Loudness Meter 2, what’s new in the industry, Dolby Atmos, and loudness metering parameters.

We’ll take a short break and proceed with announcing the winners of the “Beatcooking Challenge”, followed by the Impact Soundworks product key prize raffle!

EMMY Award-winning music and dialog mixer for TV series, known for The Last of Us; nominated for EMMY, BAFTA and CAS awards

Thank you for taking part in the jubilant, tenth Audio Forum.

PRIZES AND COMPETITION

At Audio Forum 2023, you will have even two opportunities to win valuable prizes, gratitude of our partners. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Our friends at Impact Soundworks have secured several product keys for their neat sample libraries for the prize raffle winners. Keep your conference badges and chuck them into the raffle box when the time comes. If you were there in 2019, you know what this will look like!
  • Following up to the success of the Dragon Award For The Courage To Roar by Paula Fairfield back in 2021, we decided to give it another go at our community’s creativity. Beat Cooking Challenge is a beatmaking competition where candidates are be expected to make a musical excerpt. Anyone can submit their work as long as you adhere to these rules stated in the application form.

    Winners will be taking home some awesome pieces of tech, provided by our partners. Winners will be announced during Raffle and Awards.

Those we can't do without

We are honored that the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, in cooperation with the Belgrade Youth Center, will enable the event to be held in a space that the event truly deserves. The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia recognizes the importance of holding the Audio Forum this year too, and we are very grateful for their ten-year support!

Those that put up with us

Your favorite audio equipment brands will be there for you to test, play and simply stay up to date with developments in pro-audio technology. All this is possible thanks to the companies that have selflessly and continuously supported the Audio Forum since 2018!

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See you at Audio Forum 2023!

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