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AES Announces E-Library Now a Member Benefit; New Benefits Plan Includes E-Library, Discounts and More

August 18th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

Audio Engineering Society members now have full access to the AES E-Library as a membership benefit. “AES has been the driving force behind most, if not all, audio innovation over the past six decades,” notes Bob Moses, AES Executive Director, “From the early days of pro audio in the 50’s, to present developments in networked and spatial audio, virtual and augmented reality, streaming, signal processing, the Society has been at the forefront of development in both science and practice across the full range of professional audio disciplines. The AES E-Library documents this incredible legacy in one searchable, online database, with every paper, AES Standard, and Electronic Brief ever published – it’s not just the papers, but the papers that led to the papers. It’s an incredible asset, and we are opening it up to all AES Members as we strive to provide high value in our membership package.” Full access to the E-Library is free to all membership types – Members, Associate Members and Student Members.

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AES Los Angeles Convention Calendar of Events Goes Live

August 18th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

The Audio Engineering Society has unveiled the detailed calendar of events for the highly-anticipated 141st AES International Convention in Los Angeles, taking place Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 2, 2016. With a full range of events and presentations spanning all segments of the audio industry, the AES Los Angeles Convention offers four full days of information and inspiration, led by industry leaders in science and practice, with attendance packages suited for every level of audio professional, student or enthusiast. From the latest research and technology presentations to the largest pro audio gear exhibition and showcase of the year, with many of the greatest ears in audio in attendance, the AES Los Angeles Convention is the place to truly immerse yourself in audio. Best of all, many events, including the gear exhibition, are FREE to attend with an Exhibits-Plus badge, or attendees may choose to maximize their experience with an All Access badge for admission to the complete technical program. The preliminary calendar is available at http://www.aes.org/events/141/program/. Early-bird pricing ends August 30; register now for the very best deals on the convention program and on accommodations while in Los Angeles.

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Exhibiting at the AES 141st International Convention in Los Angeles ?

August 18th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

The AES returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center this Fall for the largest pro audio event of the year. Companies looking to exhibit at the upcoming AES Los Angeles Convention, taking place this September 29 – October 2, are encouraged to book now for priority placement.

To reserve your booth follow the link below or contact Graham Kirk at graham.kirk@aes.org to discuss package options including sponsorships, advertising (including emails and newsletters) and special event session participation. http://www.aes.org/events/141/exhibitors/

Synthesizer Design Pioneer and “Father of MIDI” Dave Smith to Give AES Heyser Lecture at Upcoming AES Los Angeles Convention

August 18th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

The AES 141st International Convention in Los Angeles, taking place Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 2, 2016, has announced that legendary instrument designer and “Father of MIDI” Dave Smith will give the convention’s Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture on September 29 at 6PM at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The presentation, titled “Synthesizers: From Analog to Digital to Software to Analog,” will explore the ongoing evolution of instrument design and synthesis and the 50-year history of the synthesizer and its impact on music and audio. First established in 1999 by the AES Technical Council and the Board of Governors in conjunction with the Richard Heyser Scholarship fund, the Heyser Lecture series, featured at each AES Convention, brings eminent individuals in audio engineering and related fields to speak on a relevant topic of choice. The Heyser Lecture is part of the Special Events schedule, open to all convention attendees.

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Audio Engineering Society Opens Early Registration and Housing Options for AES Los Angeles, September 29 – October 2

August 18th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

The Audio Engineering Society has announced that Early Registration is now open for the largest pro audio event of the year – the 141st Audio Engineering Society International Convention, which returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center, Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 2, 2016. Attendees should sign-up now to take advantage of Early Registration pricing on multiple premium All Access options, which include the full Tech Program. Exhibits-Plus registration is FREE with advance registration, by using the promo code AES141NOW at checkout. Exhibits-Plus access includes the gear exhibition (September 29 – October 1), as well as the Project Studio Expo, Live Sound Expo and more. Additionally, the first AES Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality, will be co-located with the Convention on September 30 and October 1. Student and AES Member discounts are available for the AVAR conference, as are packages that combine event registrations. Exclusive priority housing rates are also available for attendees of either event through the aesshow.com website.

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For Colin Hay, Manley Products are Never “Overkill”

August 18th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

Having earned fame as the cofounder and front man of ’80s Australian pop band Men at Work (“Down Under,” “Overkill,” “Who Can it Be Now?”), singer/songwriter Colin Hay went on to craft a career as a solo artist, with twelve solo albums to date. Men at Work evolved out of an acoustic duo, and Hay’s passion for recording great vocal and acoustic guitar sounds is claimed to have made him a candidate for Manley’s high-end preamplifiers and processors.

While he says getting great sounds is the primary reason he uses Manley products, he adds that ease of use is also important. “I put a studio together in the 1990s and became a bit of a gear addict,” he relates. “I have engineers who work with me but I do a lot myself, and I taught myself how to engineer. So I have to feel comfortable with a piece of gear and not get frustrated figuring out how to plug things in and get good sounds.” More »

A-Designs’ Mix Factory “Takes Summing to a New Level”

August 18th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

A-Designs Audio, Inc. has announced the worldwide debut of its Mix Factory, which the company calls “a totally new concept and approach to “out-of-the-box” summing for musicians and engineers looking to get more from their current sound and workflow.”

“Our new Mix Factory isn’t just any old summing unit,” says A-Designs Audio’s Peter Montessi. “It delivers analog warmth with the depth and imaging needed to make your mixes truly stand out from the crowd.”

Based on a concept developed by producer/engineer/mixer Tony Shepperd and brought to life by celebrated designer Paul Wolff, A-Designs’ new Mix Factory accommodates up to 16 audio channels, which come into the device on two D-sub inputs and sum to stereo XLR outputs. All 16 channels have a continuous FDR (gain) knob, pan pot with center detent, and cut (mute) switch that acts as a signal indicator with an audio sensitive LED, which glows when signal is passing into the channel and intensifies when the signal is stronger. That same cut button illuminates red when used as a mute, and green when signal is passing through the channel. More »

Bose Professional Offers New Line of PowerShare Adaptable Amplifiers

August 18th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

Bose is now shipping its new PowerShare adaptable power amplifier line, consisting of three 1U models: 2- and 4- channel fixed-install models (PS602 and PS604) and one 2-channel portable amplifier (PS602P). Each model delivers 600 watts of power that can be shared across all output channels. With support for both low- and high-impedance loads up to 100V, PowerShare amplifiers are said capable of adapting to a wide range of applications. Onboard configurable loudspeaker processing and direct access to zone controllers can eliminate the need for an additional signal processor in many installations, while audio performance and reliability are related to patented technologies inherited from the PowerMatch line. This unique set of features and technologies makes PowerShare one of the most versatile high-performance amplifiers available today.
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AES Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality Program Details Revealed

July 7th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

The inaugural International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality has unveiled a packed program of technical papers, workshops and tutorials for the two-day event to be held on September 30 and October 1, 2016, co-located with the 141st AES Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center’s West Hall. The AVAR Conference is focused on the AR/VR creative process, applications workflow and product development. The conference and manufacturer’s Expo will spotlight research institutions, developers and vendors that are providing immersive spatial audio for virtual-reality and augmented-reality media, demonstrably one the fastest-growing segments of the entertainment-audio industry.

Targeting content developers, researchers, manufacturers, consultants and students looking to expand their knowledge of sound production for VR and AR, a total of 27 technical papers will be offered during the two-day program, in addition to multiple practical workshops and tutorial sessions. The companion Expo will feature displays from leading-edge manufacturers and service providers. More »

Act Now for Exclusive Deals on AES Los Angeles Convention Housing

July 7th, 2016 | Posted in News, newsletter

Housing Registration for the upcoming 141st AES International Convention in Los Angeles, September 29 to October 2, is now online. Many members have been solicited by unaffiliated booking services; exclusive AES negotiated hotel deals are available ONLY through the official AES link. Save time and money by booking your accommodations now for the world’s largest pro audio event of the year.

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