AES New York Convention to Offer Something for All Audio Pros

The Audio Engineering Society (AES) will be holding its 147th international convention at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from Oct. 16-19, 2019. Organizers say it will be an end-user-focused event, with conference sessions of interest to nearly all audio segments, from studio and home recording to music production, live sound, theatre sound, broadcast and streaming, networked audio, game audio, product development, and more.

During the convention, Louis D. Fielder, a leading researcher in the fields of psychoacoustics and audio coding, will deliver the Heyser Memorial Lecture on “Psychoacoustics Applied to Dynamic-Range and Nonlinear-Distortion Assessment” as part of the Special Events series.

Also announced as part of the conference program are four days of dedicated Archiving and Restoration sessions led by top practitioners in the industry, including sessions on “preserving hip-hop,” “restoring Hank Williams,” “archiving the ‘90s,” and more. There is also a new conference track dedicated to dance music production.

The Audio Builders Workshop track will offer attendees an expanded array of opportunities to learn about hardware construction and modification and try their hand at DIY projects. Session topics will include reviving esoteric gear, powering up custom builds, scaling DIY ideas into a business, and teaching DIY skills in the classroom. Additional hands-on demonstrations with kit makers and expert builders will take place.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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