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129th AES Convention to Consider Innovations in 21st Century Teaching/earning Experience

SAN FRANCISCO: Preparing next-generation pro-audio practitioners for successful careers has never been more challenging. The introduction of new methods for creating, producing, formatting, distributing and using audio, have challenged established professionals to dramatically retool their business models and work environments. A nation-wide building program has seen schools commit substantial investments in facilities capable of preparing students to thrive in this digital/downloading/wirelessly-streaming environment.

AES Convention Committee Co-Chairs Valerie Tyler and Jim McTigue report that, in an effort to explore the many factors inherent in developing 21st Century teaching/learning facilities; 129th AES Convention Education Committee Chair Alex Case will chair the AES Convention Education Forum Panel on Teaching/Learning Environments. more

129th AES Convention Debuts Product Design Track

Workshops, Tutorials & Master Classes Explore Design Tips & Challenges– From iPhone Strategies to DSP For Dummy’sbob-moses-_8927.jpg

SAN FRANCISCO: Supporting the axiom that creativity is one part inspiration, 99 parts perspiration, 129th AES Convention Committee Product Design Track Chair Bob Moses has assembled nearly two dozen Workshops, Tutorials and Master Classes into the first dedicated Product Design Track. Set for SF’s Moscone Center November 4 – 7, the AES Convention is a magnet for audio professionals from every quarter of the industry: broadcast, live sound, game audio, recording, mixing, mastering and education. more

Robert Margouleff Keynote Speaker for 129th AES Convention

robert-margouleff-0128web.jpgSAN FRANCISCO: The 129th AES Convention will open with a bang on Thursday, Nov. 4, when veteran engineer/producer and studio owner Robert Margouleff presents the event’s Keynote Address at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Margouleff will bring his unique perspective of more than 40 years working in pro audio in an address titled “What The Hell Happened?” He plans to examine the influence of fast-paced technological developments on creativity – both for better and for worse – and the creative artist’s needs in a technological world.

“Yes, we’ve had a digital revolution in music and film, shifting power away from a few big companies and toward greater access,” says Margouleff. “But we must not forget the importance of collaboration among talented artists, engineers and business people that built an entertainment industry that changed the world.” more

AES 129th Preliminary Convention Events Calendar Goes Live

Registration Information & Exhibitors List Now Online

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SAN FRANCISCO: As preparations for the 129th AES Convention enter the final weeks of a full year of planning, Convention Co-Chairs Valerie Tyler and Jim McTigue have announced that the Preliminary Calendar of Events is now live at http://www.aes.org/events/129/calendar/calendar.cfm The convention is set for Nov. 4-7 at SF’s Moscone Center. more

129th AES Convention Broadcast and Streaming Sseeions Soar

Expanded Focus On New Loudness Initiatives, Stream Formats & Facility Design

SAN FRANCISCO: “In his 22nd consecutive turn as AES Convention Broadcast & Streaming Sessions Chair, David Bialik continues to develop significant, timely, and informative events. He sets the content bar higher and consistently exceeds his own standards,” states AES Executive Director Roger Furness. “Convention Co-Chairs Valerie Tyler, Jim McTigue and I are confident that our Broadcast and Streaming event attendees will find eminently useful information at each of these sessions,” Furness adds.

“In support of our commitment to widen our focus on vital issues the 129th Convention will link three panels in a dedicated Streaming Track,” Bialik says. “In just the past 12 months since our last convention we have witnessed the rapid, almost universal embrace of Streaming. The resolution of issues such as Stream Formats are becoming increasingly urgent. The AES Convention represents an ideal forum for these discussions,” Bialik concludes. more

Sonnox Introduces Broadcast and Post Plug-in Bundles

Sonnox Broadcast & Post Collections Available At sonnox-broadcast_300.jpg30% Discount thru Oct. 31

OXFORD, UK: UK-based plug-in developer Sonnox is introducing two unique Oxford plug-in collections geared towards the broadcast and post-production sectors.

Company Sales & Marketing Manager Nathan Eames reports Sonnox Broadcast is a collection of world-class plug-ins specifically selected to provide broadcasters with a set of high-quality precision tools for processing audio. “We have bundled our popular Oxford EQ and Dynamics plug-ins along with the Limiter and it’s comprehensive metering; the Inflator to maximize loudness and the Oxford SuprEsser for correcting problematic frequencies. These proven plug-in tools will enable broadcast engineers to dramatically improve the quality of virtually any program segment.” Sonnox Broadcast is offered at a 30% introductory discount through Oct. 31, 2010. During this period the TDM format price is $1,342. and Native is $685. more

129th AES Convention Tech Tours Tap Into SF’s Audio Diversity

Innovative “Double Header” Tour Concept Will Offer Three 2-4-1 Packages

SAN FRANCISCO: World-renown for its beauty, hospitality and fine dining, San Francisco also boasts an exceedingly diverse pro audio community. 129th AES Convention Technical Tour Co-Chairs Jessica Livingston and Jeff McKnight have mined this rich vein of audio assets to coordinate a unique series of behind-the-scenes visits to well and little-known gems. While times and dates yet to be finalized, an advance look at of some of these extraordinary options is sure to pique Convention visitor interest.

Convention Co-Chair Valerie Tyler reports that “SF’s extensive Tech Tour opportunities, coupled with the coincidentally close proximity of six sites inspired Livingston and McKnight to provide visitors with a pair of two for one opportunities. To the best of our knowledge this is the first time we have been able to offer package tours,” Tyler says.

The initial 129th AES Convention Tech Tour Schedule includes: more

Jimi Hendrix Legacy: AES NY Section Hosts Electric Lady Studios 40th Anniversary Salute

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NEW YORK: Jimi Hendrix celebrated the opening of his Electric Lady Recording Studios at 52 West 8th Street in NY’s Greenwich Village on August 26, 1970. On Sept. 18th that year the iconic 27-year-old guitarist passed away. In addition to his lasting musical legacy, Hendrix left a studio which continues to this day to produce hits for artists ranging from Dylan, Bowie, Coldplay and The Stones to Patti Smith, U2, Sheryl Crow, The Strokes, Jay-Z and Beyonce.

On August 24th the NY Section of the Audio Engineering Society will host a 40th Anniversary Salute to Electric Lady and the Hendrix legacy. The panel will include: Jimi’s sister, Janie Hendrix, CEO/President, Experience Hendrix; Eddie Kramer, engineer of all Hendrix’s recording sessions; studio architect/acoustician John Storyk who began his career with Electric Lady, and who’s international Walters-Storyk Design Group has created over 3,000 studios around the globe; long time Electric Lady engineer Tony Platt (AC/DC, Foreigner), and Grammy-winning engineer Bob Margouleff (Stevie Wonder) Other guests, TBA, will include artists who have recorded at Electric Lady throughout its 40-year history. more

Sonnox Ignites Summer Madness! Huge Savings in August

35% Discount On All Oxford Plugins and Bundles

elite_image_150dpi-1.jpgOXFORD, UK: Sonnox has announced its best promotion yet. During the month of August, a 35% discount is being applied to the purchase of all new Oxford Plug-ins and bundles.

From the Sonnox Elite Collection – the ultimate collection of Oxford plug-ins, including EQ, Dynamics, Inflator, Transient Modulator, Reverb, Limiter and SuprEsser – to the entire range of already discounted custom bundle options, Sonnox has carved an additional 35% off all prices. more

AES 129th Convention Committee Builds Bridge to Pro Audio Future

dsc_8938.jpgSF-Based November 4-7 Event Looms As Blockbuster

New Dedicated Product Design Track

SAN FRANCISCO: Pulling out all the stops, AES 129th Convention Co-Chairs Valerie Tyler and Jim McTigue and an ace team of Committee Chairs are deep in the process of developing an exemplary event. Scheduled for November 4-7 at SF’s famed Moscone Center, the 2010 Convention has been christened Your Bridge to the Future. In addition to the popular Workshop, Broadcast, Live Sound, Master Class, Papers, Educational and Historical programs, a new dedicated track on Product Design, a series of unique Tech Tours and Special Events are being prepared to highlight this annual pro audio world gathering. more

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