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AES Los Angeles Convention Begins in Less Than 2 Weeks! Register Now for the Largest Pro Audio Gear Exhibition and Convention of the Year! FREE Exhibits-Plus Badges Still Available

Now’s the time to register for this year’s Audio Engineering Society Convention, returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center, Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 2, 2016. The AES Los Angeles Convention offers four full days of the latest in professional audio technologies and applications, a complete program of FREE events open to Exhibits-Plus attendees, and the most in-depth Tech Program and research presentations in the world. Find out more and register now at aesshow.com, using the promo code AES141TECH at checkout for a free Exhibits-Plus badge.

 


Composer Ron Jones To Deliver Keynote at the 141st International Audio Engineering Society Convention

As technological advancement continues to accelerate at an exponential rate, a key question looms ever closer: what about the human factor? Technology has enabled remarkable advances in audio with unexplored wonders yet to come – but what does this mean for listeners? At the 141st AES International Convention’s Thursday Opening Ceremony keynote speech on September 29 (12:30 – 2:00 pm), keynote speaker and composer Ron Jones will explore these considerations in his talk, “Remember the Human Receptor on the Road to the Future.”


“AES Members and Students – Save $$$ on Premium All Access Badges for the AES Los Angeles Convention

The AES has announced a new Membership Benefits plan including discounts to the AES Los Angeles Convention, full E-Library access, and more – Join or Renew TODAY to take advantage of these new benefits and receive best possible pricing on AES Los Angeles and other upcoming events.


Yamaha Dante Products to Support AES67 Audio Network Interoperability

Yamaha will successively update its Dante enabled products to support AES67, the AES audio-over-IP interoperability standard. This will allow Yamaha products equipped with Dante networking capability to communicate with Ravenna and other audio networks via AES67.

Beginning with the CL series digital mixing consoles introduced in 2012, Yamaha has included Audinate’s Dante audio networking solution in digital mixers, signal processors, power amplifiers, and other pro audio devices. As of September 2016, a total of 24 Yamaha products offer Dante networking capability.

In February of 2014 Audinate announced that Dante would be updated to support AES67. Yamaha plans to successively update Dante equipped products with device and Dante firmware updates that will add AES67 support, beginning with the CL/QL series digital mixing consoles and R series I/O racks later this year.

“Since the introduction of broadcast oriented features in CL/QL firmware V3, CL/QL consoles have been increasingly adopted by broadcast users and that has led to numerous requests for Ravenna network compatibility” says Yoshi Tsugawa, director of Yamaha’s pro audio business unit. “AES67 support will allow Dante and Ravenna devices to work together in broadcast systems that offer flexibility and efficiency.”

More Information:

www.yamahaproaudio.com

 

 


Hal Leonard Releases Mic Choices & Placement Online Video Tutorial from The Blackbird Academy Foundation Series

Hal Leonard has released a new installment of The Blackbird Foundation Series at Groove3: Mic Choices & Placement. Taught by The Blackbird Academy Co-Director and Instructor Kevin Becka, this new course was conceived to cover information needed to choose and place the right microphone to get a great sound at the source.

The course is broken up into 9 tutorials, each not longer than 5 minutes, for learning throughout the day or as time allows. Topics include:

  • Microphone features: phantom power, front and side address, on- and off-axis
  • Frequency Response & Directionality: polar patterns and how they affect the quality of a recording
  • Proximity Effect and why no two mics sound the same
  • Voicing, Roll-Off & Pad
  • Mono & Stereo Placement
  • Specialty mics

The publisher touts Becka as leading the tutorials at an easy-to-follow speed, accompanied by professional video and visuals from Blackbird Studios in the heart of music town Nashville, TN.

More Information:

www.groove3.com/Hal-Leonard-training-video-tutorials/Mic-Choices-and-Placement


Manila’s WildSound Studios Launch WSDG Designed Dolby Atmos Mixing Suite

Claiming a 12-year track record as one of the Philippines’ most creative sound and location recording company, WildSound Studios recently completed a Dolby Atmos audio mixing studio for their film and video production clients. Company owners (both recording engineers with multiple feature film and commercial credits), Mike Idioma and Tony Tuviera, found an space in Quezon City’s Sampaguita Pictures Compound, and reached out to WSDG – Walters-Storyk Design Group – to create a the mixing theater. More »


Vintage King Offers Historic Abbey Road Desk and Studer Recorders Used From “Meet The Beatles” to “Let It Be”

Vintage King Audio has a storied recording package available for the first time since Lenny Kravitz acquired it in the 1990s: the legendary Abbey Road Studios/EMI REDD.37 console paired with two vintage Studer tape machines.

In 1958, Abbey Road’s Record Engineering Development Department (REDD) team created the console, which features V72 mic preamps. The console was used during various Beatles sessions from “Meet The Beatles” through their final release, “Let It Be”. More »


AES to Hold First International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality

The inaugural AES International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality, to be held on September 30 and October 1, 2016, will be co-located with the 141st AES Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center’s West Hall. The two-day program of technical papers, workshops, tutorials and a manufacturer’s expo will throw a unique spotlight on the creative and technical challenges of providing immersive spatial audio to accompany virtual-reality and augmented-reality media, which is demonstrably the fastest-growing section of the entertainment-audio markets. More »


Register Now for the First International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality

Register now for the inaugural AES International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality, to be held on September 30 and October 1, 2016, anchored in the Los Angeles Convention Center’s West Hall Theater. The conference will attract content developers, researchers, manufacturers, consultants and students, in addition to audio engineers seeking to expand their knowledge about sound production for virtual and augmented reality. The companion Expo will feature displays from leading-edge manufacturers and service providers looking to secure industry metrics for this emerging field. Be a part of this AES first!


AVAR Conference Program Details Availble Online – Start Planning Your Conference Experience Now

The inaugural International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality has unveiled an expansive 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 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. Registration for this must-attend event is still open at www.aes.org/conferences/2016/avar/registration/. More »


Top Industry Experts Slated for AES Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality

The inaugural AES International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality, to be held on September 30 and October 1, 2016, will feature some of the most cutting edge content developers, researchers and manufacturers currently working in audio for VR/AR such as Magic Leap, BBC, Dolby, Sennheiser, Qualcomm, NASA, Fraunhofer, DTS, and many more. Presentations at the conference, co-located with the 141st AES Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center’s West Hall, will appeal to wide audience, from those who are currently involved in the audio for VR/AR industry to anyone who is interested in entering in this exciting field. The companion technology showcase will feature displays and demonstrations of the latest offerings from leading manufacturers in VR/AR audio. More »


AES Members – Save Big on 1-Day and 2-Day Badges for the First-Ever AES International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality

The AES has announced a new Membership Benefits plan including discounts to the AES Los Angeles Convention and the co-located AVAR Conference, full E-Library access, and more – Join or Renew TODAY to take advantage of these new benefits and save immediately on Los Angeles Convention and Conference registrations, including amazing student member rates.


AVAR Conference Preliminary Program Now Online

Access the preliminary conference program for the AVAR Conference with detailed information on presenters, abstracts, and more, from opening keynote to final paper presentation.


AES Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality Conference Map and Venue Information

Plan the course of your AVAR Conference agenda with our Los Angeles Convention Center map, attendee directions, information on the LA Entertainment district, a metro guide, and more.


AVAR Conference Draws Leading Industry Partners for First-Ever Event of its Kind

The AES International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality Committee is proud to host top names in the industry for our inaugural event. AVAR Conference sponsors include: Dolby; Oculus; GAUDIO; DTS; Dysonics; VisiSonics; AudioKinetic; Source Sound; Nokia; and Sennheiser.


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

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

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 ?

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

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

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”

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”

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

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

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

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.


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

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/


Audionamix Releases Version 3 ADX Upgrades

Audionamix has officially released a v3 upgrade to its full ADX product line. ADX TRAX Pro 3, ADX TRAX 3 and ADX Vocal Volume Control 3 are now available on the Audionamix website, and via all verified resellers and international distributors.

ADX TRAX Pro 3 and ADX TRAX 3 (used for separating and isolating melodic content within a mono or stereo mastered mix) boast faster separation processing speeds, new STEMS file format export, consonants annotation tool, and zoom-to-fit options. ADX TRAX Pro 3 also includes spectrogram enhancements, and a “first-of-its-kind” pan-specific editing feature to directly edit audio content in specific slices of the stereo field. More »


Tascam Intros iXR iOS I/O

Tascam has introduced its iXR USB Audio/MIDI interface with iOS connectivity, developed to work in conjunction with iPad and iPhone music and recording apps.

Designed to bring mobile devices “into the world of professional audio,” Tascam calls the interface a “full-featured ‘Made for iPad’” device; it’s also PC/Mac compatible via USB. The iXR features direct connectivity to iPhones and iPads via the standard iOS Lightning or 30-pin connector. More »


L-Acoustics Launches “Ultra-compact” Kiva II Line Array

L-Acoustics announces the launch of the Kiva II, a new “ultra-compact modular line source,” said to offer 6dB of additional max SPL versus its predecessor, “maximized amplifier density with 16 ohm impedance, and a new rugged enclosure material.”

Kiva II features L-Acoustics’ Wavefront Sculpture Technology (WST), claimed to provide a long throw capability and deliver even SPL from the front row to the back of the audience. “Its coplanar transducer arrangement and new K-shaped coplanar transducer configuration generates a symmetric horizontal coverage of 100 degrees without secondary lobes over the entire frequency range,” says L-Acoustics. More »


Wavesland Master Classes Kick Off with Chris Lord-Alge

Waves Audio is introducing Wavesland, a professional audio estate in Franklin, Tennessee, near Nashville, where noted professionals will offer small-group master classes on mixing, recording, production, and other aspects of music and sound.

Working musicians, producers and engineers will spend a weekend exploring music and sound with leading audio practitioners in a collaborative educational environment complete with a working studio equipped with recording and mixing gear. Each Wavesland master class is limited to thirteen participants. More »


Sennheiser Preps Wireless Mic User Support for Pending Spectrum Reallocation

The wireless spectrum reallocation — which is underway through a continuation of the process called the ‘incentive auction’ — will have a direct impact on thousands of wireless microphone users across the country. Wireless systems manufacturer, Sennheiser’s support for its customer base includes education, communication and new product development, the latter including the recently announced A1 range, a new frequency variant for the Sennheiser evolution wireless ew 100 G3 and ew 300 IEM G3 series.

To accommodate the increasing demand for mobile broadband services in North America, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Industry of Canada (IC) have agreed on a future reallocation of spectrum in the UHF band in order to accommodate demands for mobile broadband. The 600 MHz range, which is currently used for TV broadcast and wireless microphones, and possibly the upper range of the 500 MHz band, will be repurposed based on the results of a spectrum auction. For wireless microphone users, this means that many of the UHF TV channels used today may no longer be available for microphone usage in the future. More »


AES Paris Convention Celebrates All Things Audio; Sights Set on Berlin in 2017

The audio industry recently celebrated all things audio at the Audio Engineering Society 140th International Convention, held June 4 through June 7 at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France. With a 61% increase in attendee preregistration and a doubling of the exhibiting brands, AES Paris was 2016’s largest professional audio event. More »


AES Sound Field Control Conference to Break New Ground

Taking place from 18–20 July at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, the AES International Conference on Sound Field Control breaks new ground in the understanding of the active management of audio delivered within an acoustical environment. Over 30 papers will be presented on topics ranging from sound zones through higher-order ambisonics, mode matching and psychoacoustics, to sound field control theories, microphone arrays and transducer arrays. Sponsors of the conference so far include Comhear, Harman, mh acoustics and Hyundai. More »


Exhibiting at the 141st International Convention in Los Angeles this Fall?

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 before final spaces are allocated.
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Gathering Promotes Hi-Res Audio Across Consumer Electronics, Music, and Recording Industries

Representatives from Universal Music Group, The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing and Sony Electronics joined together on June 1 to underscore the variety of marketing and educational programs that are currently underway to promote hi-res audio devices, content and services to a broader audience. More »


Tom Biller Chooses BAE Audio 1073MPL and 312A preamps for New EP

While producer Tom Biller has worked out of nearly all of the big studios around Los Angeles in his career as both a producer and engineer, lately many of the sounds he is creating are coming out of his home studio in Echo Park. “I’m only really running 8 channels of input in the home studio, so it forces me to keep things simple,” Biller says. “You can do a lot with the right mics and the right signal chain without a high channel count.” Biller has recently incorporated BAE Audio preamplifiers in the signal chain that helped define the sound of the latest tracking sessions for his own psych-rock band EFG. EFG’s new EP is due out in late June on Bodan Kuma records. More »


Make Studio Mayhem with Inspiration from Sylvia Massy’s Recording Unhinged

Recording Unhinged: Creative and Unconventional Music Recording Techniques, says publisher Hal Leonard, “dares you to ‘unlearn’ safe record-making, to get out from behind the windshield, stick your head out the sunroof, and put the pedal to the metal!”  More »


Troye Lilley Mastering Upgrades Monitoring with PMC

Troye Lilley Mastering, a custom designed mastering studio in Cape Town, South Africa, has upgraded its monitoring system to incorporate a pair of PMC IB1S speakers. Based around a high-end analog-digital hybrid setup, the facility was established in 2005 by mastering engineer Troye Lilley. Formerly a DJ, producer and engineer, he had previously owned a recording studio but moved into mastering after discovering a passion for it. More »


AES Paris Convention Expands Exhibits and Tech Program Offerings

Playing host to expanded Technical Program and a doubling in professional audio gear and technology exhibitors to over 130 leading brands, the AES Paris Convention has announced an all-time record for pre-registration for an AES Europe convention. Taking place at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France, June 4 through June 7, the convention showcases the latest in audio technology and practice, along with new programs like the all-new Professional Sound Expo (PSE) training presentations and the “Audio Projections” multi-format listening experience series. Online and on-site registration will remain open throughout all four days, so there is still time to join in on the largest European pro audio event of the year.
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Genelec Offers 8430A Audio-over-IP SAM Studio Monitor

Genelec announces the 8430A SAM Studio Monitor, enabling direct monitoring of audio-over-IP stream content – the first studio monitor on the market supporting AES67 and RAVENNA standards. Based on RAVENNA technology for audio transport over IP networks, and fully AES67-compatible, the 8430 is the culmination of many years of intense research that included feedback from leading engineers and producers in the recording and broadcast sectors. In recent years, much has happened in the world of audio-over-IP, including the publication of the AES67 interoperability standard in 2013. AES67 is now fast gaining acceptance as an industry standard and is rapidly establishing audio-over-IP in the mainstream. More »


Audio Precision Raises the Performance Bar for Electro-Acoustic Test

Audio Precision, the recognized standard in audio test, announced today the introduction of the APx1701 Transducer Test Interface. The system integrates instrument-grade amplifiers and microphone power supplies for designers and production test engineers seeking clear insight into the behavior of their electro-acoustic devices. More »


Planning to Exhibit at the 141st International Convention in Los Angeles this Fall?

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 before spaces are allocated and to secure access to discounted housing.

To reserve your booth, follow the link 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.


Prism Sound’s Mic To Monitor 2016 Is Back On Tour

Prism Sound is extending the reach of its Mic to Monitor educational seminars by holding three of its forthcoming events in conjunction with the Abbey Road Institute, which now has training centres in Paris, Melbourne, Berlin and London.

The 2016 Mic to Monitor tour kicked off on April 11 at the new Abbey Road Institute in Berlin, before moving to Los Angeles, USA, for its second event on April 27th. It will ultimately take in over 10 cities around the world, including Paris in June and Amsterdam in October, where it will be held at Abbey Road Institute’s sixth centre, which is due to open later this year. More »


RecordingTheMasters is Launching a First Collaboration with Kerwax Studio

RecordingTheMasters is launching a program “The Factory” to develop new projects in the audio recording domain and re-activate the interest to combine the analog and digital worlds. The first collaboration will happen with Kerwax Studio to launch a high-end audio tube processor, developed and made in France. It’s the stereo replica of the custom tube mixer installed at Kerwax Studio, a unique mixing desk conceived in the pure tradition of the golden age studios to meet the requirements of house sound engineers and producers.
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‘Ask the Acoustics Experts’ Program Launched by PCB Piezotronics

PCB Piezotronics, Inc. announces the launch of the ‘Ask the Acoustic Experts’ program. This program connects people with acoustic measurement questions to PCB’s worldwide team of technical experts. “Ask the Acoustic Experts” is designed to assist both those who are new to acoustics as well as seasoned acoustic engineers. Questions can range from how to select the correct acoustic sensor to details and specifications on PCB’s innovative products. “We have a diverse and experienced team of acoustic resources to draw upon for answering questions,” says Mark Valentino, Acoustics Product Manager at PCB. “The team includes people with experience in the Test, Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Energy and Government sectors, and engineers that are on the ASA and IEC standards committees.” More »


Still Time to Register Online for AES Paris All Access and FREE Exhibitor-Plus Badges

Early Registration is over, but you can still register to attend the AES Paris Convention. Only able to attend for part of the convention? One and two day passes are available. Want to sample the full program or see a day of content that most matches your interests? Combine a free Exhibits-Plus registration with a one-day All-Access pass or customize your experience as needed. Speed up the onsite registration process by pre-registering online. Register Now!

The Exhibits-Plus registration is completely FREE when using the below link or by entering the VIP code “AESPARIS” during registration. Online registration is available through the end of the Convention.


Audio Engineering Society Hosts New Professional Sound Expo at AES Paris Convention

The Audio Engineering Society, in its continued mission to offer the exclusive technical programs and events for audio professionals and students of all levels, is introducing the new Professional Sound Expo (PSE), sponsored by Avid and Genelec, at the upcoming AES Paris Convention, taking place at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France, June 4 through 7, 2016. As part of the offerings included with an Exhibits-Plus badge, and also open to premium All Access attendees, the PSE will bring together industry leaders and manufacturers of the latest technologies to discuss a wide range of topics relevant to anyone working to maximize their professional skills and knowledge. With Exhibition bookings having doubled to over 130 exhibiting brands, and with pre-registration on pace to set a 21st century attendance record for the European AES Conventions, this convention-first PSE is not to be missed, as the AES continues its outreach to unite the international audio community with the industry leaders, manufacturers and innovators that shape the industry.

This first edition of the Professional Sound Expo focuses on revealing further insights on fundamental topics ranging from microphones and acoustic treatments, to measurement and audio quality control. Several presentations will focus on fundamentals of frequency, phase, and crosstalk issues, along with issues and solutions in sessions including “A High Quality Crosstalk Cancellation Loudspeaker,” “Active Velocity Acoustic Absorption for Low Frequencies,” and “The Importance of Controlling Phase and Damping Monitors.” A series of “Acoustic Room Treatment” sessions will also explore specific situations and tools for successfully outfitting a room for maximum listening efficiency. More »


AES Paris Convention Special Events Feature Key Industry Presentations and Programming

As the Audio Engineering Society gears up for its 140th International Convention, taking place at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France, from June 4 through 7, 2016, both exhibition and attendee registration are on-pace for century-high numbers, making for one of the most exciting AES Europe conventions in recent memory. As part of the AES’s continued growth, the AES Paris Convention will once again feature top presenters and technologies through its Special Events program, which presents many of the AES Convention mainstay highlights, as well as new features, and is open to Exhibits-Plus badge-holders, as well as premium All Access attendees.

The AES Paris convention will kick off, as is customary, with the Opening Ceremonies, which will feature remarks from AES President John Krivit, Executive Director Bob Moses, and AES Paris Convention Chair Michael Williams, as well as AES Special Awards presentations by Awards Committee Chair Sean Olive. Additionally, this year’s keynote speaker, Alex U. Case, President Elect of the AES, will set the tone for the Convention with a presentation entitled “Intuition, Rebellion, Courage, and Chance – Historic Moments of Creative Signal Processing That Resonate to This Day.” Day one Special Events also include the presentation “Podcasting – Telling Your Story with Sound,” presented by award-winning engineer Jim Anderson, and conclude with this year’s highly-anticipated Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture by distinguished researcher Rozenn Nicol, who will be presenting on “The 3D Audio Revolution from Labs to Mass Market.” More »


AES Announces Tutorial Presentations for Its 140th International Convention in Paris

The Audio Engineering Society (AES) has announced its Tutorials schedule for the upcoming 140th International Convention, to take place at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France, from June 4 through 7, 2016. As part of the convention’s Technical Program, more than 25 tutorials will offer in-depth seminars and training sessions on a broad range of topics including stereo and multichannel systems and immersive sound; studio design and acoustics; game, film and TV sound design; the latest developments in binaural recording and mixing and much more.

The Tutorials program will kick off on Saturday, June 4, with a session on main microphone techniques for 2.0 and 5.1 presented by SCHOEPS GmbH, followed by a presentation on binaural applications using Auro-3D over headphones. More »


AES Offers Wide Range of Technical Tours at Its 140th International Convention In Paris

The 140th AES International Convention will offer a host of Technical Tours, offering attendees exclusive visits to some of the most renowned audio-related locales in Paris – and the world. Available Technical Tours include the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, Ink Production, Ferber Studios, Opéra Bastille and other facilities. AES Technical Tours are available on a first come, first served basis to anyone with an All Access badge. Tickets can be purchased during normal registration hours at the 140th AES at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, June 4 through June 7.

The Technical Tour series of AES events invariably sell-out; the opportunity to visit prestigious locales in Convention host cities is of huge interest and fascination to Convention attendees. These guided tours focus on technology, acoustics, production and professional audio history. More »