AES Previews Recording and Production Track
Sep 25, 2014 9:36 AM
NEW YORK� The 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention, Oct. 9- 12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center will again feature its Recording and Production Track. The sessions cover the practical side of music production, including recording vocals, mixing techniques and mastering.
Thursday''s keynote will be given by engineer/producer Alan Parsons, and Friday''s keynote will feature Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares.
The Platinum Events series includes the Platinum Engineers Panel, featuring Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick, of the weekly pro audio show Pensado''s Place. Attendees will get to see what happens when Pensado and Trawick are put on the other side of the interview. Another event will feature mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, along with mastering engineer and incoming AES President Andres A. Mayo and Bruce Botnick, Mark Donahue and Barak Moffitt, who will discuss the ramifications of the recent defining of �High Resolution Audio.� This presentation will include a guided tour of audio samples.
AES137 will also feature the Project Studio Expo is a series of events October 10-11 on the exhibition floor targeted to the market of project and home studio facilities. The PSE, included with admission to holders of the Free Exhibits-Plus badge, will feature presentations by Alex Case, Mike Senior, Stephen Webber, Larry Crane, Craig Anderton, Mick Guzauski, John Storyk, Paul White, Hugh Robjohns and others. Presenters will lead attendees through the basics, as well as more detailed discussions on how to optimize value when it comes to choosing and purchasing equipment, how to design a great project studio and how to get the most out of a digital audio workstation.
This year will also offer classes that deconstruct recordings from Fleetwood Mac, the Beach Boys, David Bowie and the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the �Raw Tracks� sessions. October 11, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., "An Afternoon With Geoff Emerick" will get attendees time with the Beatles engineer.
Additional track events include a �Mastering for Engineers� session, a presentation entitled �Inside the Mix� by David Reitzas, and a session titled �Master Mission: Spreading the Word On Mentoring, Formats and a Changing Industry.�
The Technical Tours will offer participants the chance to experience local L.A. facilities. This year''s stops include Sony Computer Entertainment America, Capitol Studios, 20th Century Fox facilities, Village Studios, the QSC factory, EastWest Studios, Dolby Theater, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Henson Recording Studio and The Dub Stage. Tickets are available during normal registration hours at the convention center.
The convention will also feature its first Spanish language panel � �Grandes Productores de Am�rica Latina� (�Great producers from Latin America�), which will bring together some big names from the region, all who are multiple GRAMMY Award winners.
The Audio Engineering Society members are affiliated with more than 75 AES professional sections and more than 95 AES student sections around the world. Section activities may include guest speakers, technical tours, demonstrations and social functions.