137th AES Convention Offers Special Events

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137th AES Convention Offers Special Events

Sep 29, 2014 12:19 PM

NEW YORK � The 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention, held October 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, will include various special events open to all attendees, including free (with pre-registration) Exhibits-Plus badge-holders.

The annual opening ceremonies will be held October 9. This event will feature AES President Sean Olive and Executive Director Bob Moses, as well as the L.A. Convention Co-chairs Valerie Tyler and Michael MacDonald. A special keynote by engineer, musician and record producer Alan Parsons will be a highlight . The event will be rounded out by presentation of awards to industry leaders. Friday''s keynote will be given by Neil Portnow, president/CEO The Recording Academy, The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares.

Other event highlights include: � Hi-Res Audio Sessions: A six-hour program presented in association with the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), featuring panels and sessions addressing the current and future direction of hi-res audio with the top players in the music and consumer electronics business.� The Latin Panel: �Great Producers from Latin America� (in Spanish), top producers share their perspective on the hot music scene in Latin America. � DTV Audio Group Forum: The Implications of Streamed Content Delivery on the Evolution of Television Audio Services, leaders in the Broadcast Industry share insights on the future of television sound. � Platinum Engineers Panel: with guests Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick (co-hosts of popular weekly internet series Pensado''s Place), discussing studio technique and engineering as well as the pressures of creating online television. � Platinum Mastering Panel: moderated by mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, discussing hi-res audio from the perspective of those making the music.� Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture: presented by game audio director and composer Marty O'Donnell. He shares his experience working on the Halo series and the challenges of nonlinear media.� Chicks in the Mix: moderated by producer and mixer Chris Lord-Alge, featuring a panel of female professionals, including Lisa Loeb, Emily Lazar and others discussing the challenges faced by women.� GRAMMY SoundTables: �Songs That Move The Needle: Producers on Producing,� moderated by Ed Cherney, featuring Alex da Kid, Don Was, Niko Bolas, No I.D., and Rich Costey.� Sound Is the Conduit to the Artist Heart: presented by producer/engineer/technologist Jack Joseph Puig, a panel discussing the intersection of pro audio and mobile and the future of audio.

�We call them Special Events for a reason,� said AES Executive Director Bob Moses.

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