Intelligent Microphones

23rd February 2022 @ 15.00 - 16.30

How come an amateur with an iPhone can make a great video, but a professional sound engineer needs top-notch equipment to make a reasonable recording? 

Why is there no automatic audio enhancement and why can’t 2 adjacent microphones work together as a system to capture the best possible sound? The DSP exists, so why hasn’t it made it into products?

We have gathered some of the industry’s top experts to hear about the current state of microphone development, metadata in the audio stream and which new products are entering the market now.

Microphone: Fotocitizen / Pixabay

Form: webinar

Date: 23rd February 2022

Time: 15.00 – 16.30

Place: Online via Zoom

Price: free

Language: English

If you have questions about signing up, please contact Murielle De Smedt,

Participant profile:

  • Microphone Producers
  • Producers of professional and consumer audio equipment containing microphones
  • Audio engineers and users of microphones
  • DSP engineers
You will meet:



Our webinar will begin with 2 presentations from Eddy and Keith. Eddy will give us an introduction to microphones, what we really mean when we say “intelligent mic”, and we’re at with the development today. 

Keith will go into detail on the processing side of things as well as the long-term developments and trends in the industry. What is possible with the tiny components available today? Which new companies and applications are emerging, and in which areas do we need more rapid development?

After the presentations, we will invite our other panelists to join in the debate. 

Eddy Bøgh Brixen has been a consultant within acoustics and electroacoustics since 1975, when he employed by the Teknologisk Institut and then later DELTA. Since 2002 he has worked independently in his company EBB-consult. He also teaches at some of the larger educational institutes. He is an Audio Specialist at DPA Microphones, a lecturer at Den Danske Scenekunstskole and a professor at CESMA (Central European Studies on Music and Acoustics), Switzerland. 

J Keith McElveen works on enhancing the senses of both humans and machines using innovative applications of technology, engineering, and design, with a particular emphasis on speech, hearing, and source separation.

My involvement in a war crimes investigation at the end of the Cold War started a decades-long search for a robust, practical solution to the cocktail party problem of understanding speech in crowded, reverberant, distant situations. Having found and patented such a solution, am now focused on applying this breakthrough source separation method to various painful problems. 

J Keith McElveen, Research Lead, Spatial Hearing Wave Sciences

Joining our 2 speakers will be a panel of other industry experts.


Brian Johansen has been working with audio-related test equipment for almost 20 years. Mostly in R&D working with Ear Simulators, HATS and measurement microphones, but also to some extent in the area of machine fault classification based upon models of the human auditory system.

He is an active member of IEC TC29 working group (Electroacoustics).


Stefan Heise has been with Jabra for +14 years and has a strong track-record of global successful product and application launches, with over 20 years of innovation experience within the audio and video communication industry.

He is the Director of Future Concepts and Technologies and working with Trends, Customer insights, Innovation, New business and influences the direction for product and technology roadmaps.

Prior to this, he worked for Bruel & Kjær, Oticon and Sennheiser Communications.

Stefan Heise, Future Concepts and Technologies, GN Audio

When you participate in this event, your time will be used as co-financing for the Innovation Power Project, which is funded by the Danish Business Promotion Board and the Danish Agency for Education and Research at a standard rate. Read more about Innovationskraft  HERE

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