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AES 57th Conference, “The Future of Audio Entertainment Technology – Cinema, Television, and the Internet,” Set for March 6 – 8 in Hollywood

March 4th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

The Audio Engineering Society’s 57th International Conference is rapidly approaching. The conference, set for Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Hollywood, California, at the world famous TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, is titled “The Future of Audio Entertainment Technology – Cinema, Television, and the Internet.” The event will serve as the AES’s first Hollywood Conference to take an exclusive focus on audio creation, production, and distribution for cinema, low-frequency management, immersive and 3-D audio, object-based workflow and other topics of relevance for the sound for picture community. Co-chaired by Brian McCarty and Dr. Sean Olive, the 57th Conference will feature three days of papers, workshops, and presentations from the leaders in entertainment audio. The Conference will also feature a keynote speech by Avid Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer Louis Hernandez Jr. at 4:00PM on opening day (please note: this is a change from the previously-announced itinerary for Friday; the keynote has been rescheduled to accommodate L.A. traffic and other factors). More »

The AES Brings Audio Issues to Light at SXSW 2015

March 4th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

— Audio Engineering Society President Andres Mayo will present and chair panels on timely pro audio topics at the world’s largest Music, Film and Interactive Media festival — 

The Audio Engineering Society (AES) is pleased to announce its involvement in this year’s South by Southwest festival, which spans the world of music, film, and interactive media over 10 days, March 13-22, 2015, in Austin, TX. Of particular note are presentations and panel involvement by AES President Andres Mayo, who has been invited to host two English and Spanish-language panels, as well as participate as panel member of another. The AES continues to be the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology and serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. More »

Fairlight to Support Auro 3D Technology

March 4th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

Fairlight, the Australian pioneer in designing high-end live and post production systems for audio, video recorders, and cutting edge universal editing controllers, announced that they will implement native Auro-3D® mixing into their state of the art products.

The Auro-Codec® will be integrated in Fairlight’s newest platform for immersive and object-oriented 3D Sound Production, the 3D Audio Workspace (3DAW). 3DAW adds immersive sound capability to your existing digital audio workstation, whilst remaining fully compatible with your established workflow. More »

The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Annual GRAMMY® Week Event Honors Nile Rodgers and Music’s Creative Technical Wizards

March 4th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

Reprising once again what has become a highly anticipated celebration that marks the official start of GRAMMY® Week, The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®‘s eighth annual event was held Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Village Studios in West Los Angeles. The event is focused on the irreplaceable contributions made by recording, mixing and mastering engineers and record producers whose technical expertise and creative brilliance earn these professionals working behind the glass GRAMMY Awards and nominations of their own. The annual gathering was created specifically to honor individuals who strive for audio excellence and, as described by Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow, those who have “championed creative freedom” throughout their career, The event is, as expressed by Village Studios CEO Jeff Greenberg, “A celebration of those of us who show up every day in these studios and make the music.” Contributing to the festive environment of the evening, musical selections were provided by DJs Mr. Pauer and DJ Cassidy, who kept the evening’s dance theme on track with a high note. The event preceded the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which took place on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, and aired live on the CBS Television Network.

The signature event also featured the presentation of The Recording Academy President’s Merit Award. Previous honorees at this event have been Chris Blackwell; T Bone Burnett; Tom Dowd; Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun; Jimmy Iovine; Quincy Jones; Arif Mardin; Al Schmitt; Jerry Wexler; and Neil Young. This year’s honoree, Nile Rodgers, was presented with the award by Portnow in a special ceremony held in the ballroom of the Village Studios. Rodgers received the award to the applause of hundreds of Academy and P&E Wing members and guests.  More »

Landmark Manhattan Center Studios Upgrades To Dual Yamaha CL5 Digital Audio Consoles

March 4th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

Manhattan Center Studios, a staple in the New York City entertainment, corporate, and cultural event markets, recently upgraded from two Yamaha M7CL Digital Audio Consoles in the 1,200-seat Grand Ballroom to dual Yamaha CL5 Digital Audio Consoles along with two Rio-3224-D input/output boxes. The Rios are providing the CLs with an additional 72 inputs and 48 outputs.

“We’ve had our Yamaha M7CLs for a number of years now, and they’ve served us well; no down time at all, states Roy Clark, Head of Audio at the Manhattan Center. It was time to upgrade, and the CLs have a great reputation. We had worked on them as freelancers and had good experiences. And, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems as a Company is very helpful in not only support of their products but in training engineers on how to use them. There are also becoming more of a standard these days, appearing on rider requests.” More »

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