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Special Events to Be Highlighted at the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention

— The GRAMMY SoundTables® event, the Platinum Producers Panel, the economics of record production, reality-TV sound, the Project Studio Expo, keynotes and presentations from Jimmy Jam, Bruce Swedien,
Young Guru and more are in store —

New York, NY, October 11, 2013 — The schedule of special events is full at the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 17, through Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City). Attendees at the show will be treated to a wide range of events featuring leaders from every category of pro audio.

• Keynotes begin on Thursday, Oct. 17, with opening remarks and welcomes from AES Executive Director Bob Moses, AES President Frank Wells and AES Convention Chair Jim Anderson and a presentation, “Understanding Audition via Sound Synthesis,” from noted researcher Josh McDermott, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT. The next day, five-time GRAMMY® Award winner Jimmy Jam will address “The Current and Future Direction of the Recording Process from an Artist, Engineer, and Producer’s Perspective.” On Saturday, five-time GRAMMY winner and 13-time GRAMMY nominee Bruce Swedien will hold a candid talk, “I Have No Secrets.”

• The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® will present its annual GRAMMY SoundTables® event on Saturday, October 19, from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm in Room 1E15/16. This year’s presentation is titled “What Would Ramone Do?” Hosted by BJ Ramone and Elliot Scheiner, this educational and inspirational career retrospective will delve into the music, creativity, and vision of legendary 14-time GRAMMY Award winning producer/engineer/technologist Phil Ramone. Presenters include Jimmy Jam, Bob Ludwig, Al Schmitt, Frank Filipetti, Leslie Ann Jones, Jim Boyer, Jill Dell’Abate & Rob Mathes, Peter Chaikin and Mark Ethier.

• The musical continuum, and its role in music production, comes into focus at this year’s Platinum Producers Panel, Saturday, October 19, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm (Room 1E15/16). How does an understanding of music’s past, present, and future serve the producer in their quest to fully realize the artist’s vision? We’ll go deep with this elite panel of Jeff Jones (Eric Clapton, Wynton Marsalis, Norah Jones), ROBOPOP (Gym Class Heroes, Maroon 5, Lana Del Ray), and Dave Tozer (John Legend, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake), and moderated by David Weiss (Founder/Editor of SonicScoop). Their collective experience spans decades and has produced hit singles and albums in rock, R&B, hip-hop, pop, jazz, and beyond. From their application of classic techniques to late-breaking revelations, this trio of hit makers will provide inside information on tracking, mixing, mastering, and getting the very best out of artists in the studio.

• This year’s Platinum Engineers Panel, which takes places on Friday, October 18, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm (Room 1E15/16), will be moderated by Justin Colletti (SonicScoop). The panel will feature four of the industry’s leading engineers and mixers, who will examine their own works and offer insights into how great records are created. The lineup is scheduled to include: Chris Coady (The Yeah Yeahs Yeahs, TV on the Radio); Patrick Dillett (David Byrne and St. Vincent, Fatboy Slim, Mariah Carey, Notorious B.I.G.); Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen); and Manny Marroquin (Bruno Mars, Kanye West, John Mayer).

• On Sunday, October 20, from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm in Room 1E15/16, Young Guru will present “Era of the Engineer.” Revered as “The Sound of New York,” Young Guru possesses over a decade of experience in sound engineering and production for the acclaimed Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. Through his lecture and demo series, Guru examines the recent emergence of a new generation of do-it-yourself engineers, analyzing and demonstrating what it means for the culture at large.

• “Producing Across Generations: New Challenges, New Solutions—Making Records for Next to Nothing in the 21st Century” will bring studio veterans Nick Sansano, Frank Filipetti, Jesse Lauter, Carter Matschullat, Bob Power and Hank Shocklee together to open the discussion about artist empowerment and shaping one’s destiny.

• “The State of Mastering” gets its due via a panel consisting of some the category’s biggest names, including Moderator Bob Ludwig, Sterling Sound’s Greg Calbi, Darcy Proper from Wisseloord Studios, Doug Sax of The Mastering Lab and Tim Young from Metropolis Mastering, who will discuss how mastering now encompasses prepping music for streaming, special “Mastered for iTunes” downloads, and high-resolution files for vinyl disk cutting, HDtracks, and Pure Audio Blu-ray masters.

• Find out what’s happening on the broadcast audio front when the DTV Audio Group Forum gets together to focus on the shifting landscape in TV audio brought about by the transition to multi-platform mobile and fixed streaming content delivery. You can also sit in as the Broadcast & Streaming Media Track presents “Sound for Deadliest Catch—Reality Is Hard Work.”

• Don’t have a million-dollar multiroom recording facility? The AES Show has you covered: presented in conjunction with Sound On Sound magazine, the second annual Project Studio Expo will bring together the top people, tools, and techniques for the DIY recordist.

“Those coming to this year’s AES Convention will be very pleasantly surprised by the breadth and depth of the special events we’ve planned around the show,” says AES Executive Director Bob Moses. “There’s something for everyone, and a wide range of pro audio aspects are reflected in these special-event sessions. You’re going to like what you see, hear and experience.”

A complete list of the very special events at the upcoming AES Convention can be found here. For further information on the 135th AES International Convention, and to register for your free Exhibits-Plus badge or the premium All-Access badge, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/.

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The Platinum Engineers and Platinum Producers Panels at the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention Offer Conversations with the Leading Lights Behind the Boards

— Hosted by SonicScoop, these panels brings together engineers Chris Coady, Patrick Dillett, Tom Elmhirst and Manny Marroquin; and producers Jeff Jones, ROBOPOP and Dave Toser —

New York, NY, October 11, 2013 — The Platinum Engineers Panel and Platinum Producers Panel have long been staples of AES Convention special event programs and will continue to be a huge draw at this year’s 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 17, through Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City).

This year’s Platinum Engineers Panel, which takes places on Friday, October 18, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm (Room 1E15/16), will be moderated by Justin Colletti of leading online pro audio publication SonicScoop. The panel will feature four of the industry’s leading engineers and mixers, who will examine their own works and offer insights into how great records are created. The lineup is scheduled to include:

Chris Coady (The Yeah Yeahs Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Grizzly Bear, Blonde Redhead, Beach House, Delorean, Gang Gang Dance, Zola Jesus, and …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of the Dead)
Patrick Dillett (David Byrne and St. Vincent, Julia Stone, They Might Be Giants, Fatboy Slim, Bebel Gilberto, Plácido Domingo, The B-52s, Danny Elfman, Santana, Nile Rodgers, KRS-One, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, and Notorious B.I.G.)
Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, The Black Keys, Dido, Mark Ronson, Cee Lo Green, Lana Del Ray, The Civil Wars, Jónsi, Michael Bublé, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Quincy Jones)
Manny Marroquin (Bruno Mars, Kanye West, John Mayer, Shakira, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Pink, Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Justin Bieber, The Rolling Stones and John Legend)

The Platinum Producers Panel will be moderated by SonicScoop’s Founder/Editor David Weiss and will take place Saturday, October 19, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm (Room 1E15/16). The panelists’ collective experience spans decades and has produced hit singles and albums in rock, R&B, hip-hop, pop, jazz, and beyond. From their application of classic techniques to late-breaking revelations, this trio of hit makers will provide inside information on tracking, mixing, mastering, songwriting and getting the very best out of artists in the studio. Scheduled to participate are the following:

Jeff Jones (Eric Clapton, Wynton Marsalis, Norah Jones)
ROBOPOP (Gym Class Heroes, Maroon 5, Lana Del Ray)
Dave Tozer (John Legend, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake)

The Platinum Engineers Panel and Platinum Producers Panel create reference points at each successive AES Convention that provide the industry with a year-to-year transparent look inside the complex process of music production. “It’s a kind of living history that takes us inside not only the studio but also the artists’ minds, as they collaborate with those who are the interlocutors between art and technology,” observes Bob Moses, Executive Director of the Audio Engineering Society. “These are always great panels.”

For more information on the Platinum Engineers Panel, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/specialevents/?ID=3689. For more information on the Platinum Producers panel, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/specialevents/?ID=3704. For further information on the 135th AES International Convention, and to register for your free Exhibits-Plus badge or the premium All-Access badge, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/.

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Opening Keynote of the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention to Focus on the Science of Hearing

— Josh McDermott, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT, to present “Understanding Audition via Sound Synthesis” —

New York, NY, October 10, 2013 — The opening ceremonies of the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 17, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, in Room 1E15/16 at the Javits Center in New York City) will feature a keynote address by Josh McDermott, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT. The presentation will be titled “Understanding Audition via Sound Synthesis.”

Josh McDermott is a perceptual scientist studying sound, hearing and music. His research addresses human and machine audition using tools from experimental psychology, engineering, and neuroscience. He is particularly interested in using the gap between human and machine competence to both better understand biological hearing and design better algorithms for analyzing sound. McDermott obtained a BA in Brain and Cognitive Science from Harvard, an MPhil in Computational Neuroscience from University College London, a PhD in Brain and Cognitive Science from MIT, and postdoctoral training in psychoacoustics at the University of Minnesota and in Computational Neuroscience at NYU. He is the recipient of a Marshall Scholarship, a National Defense Science and Engineering fellowship, and a James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar Award. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT.

The opening ceremonies will also feature the presentation of awards and remarks from Bob Moses, AES Executive Director, Frank Wells, AES President, and Jim Anderson, Chair of the 135th AES Convention.

“We are very much looking forward to this year’s convention, and the opening ceremonies will be a fitting kickoff to the biggest audio event of the year,” stated Anderson. “Josh McDermott is an expert on the science of human hearing; his research has far-reaching implications for other researchers, manufacturers and technological innovators, and it will serve the convention well to place the weekend’s proceedings in this context.”

For further information on the 135th AES International Convention, and to register for your free Exhibits-Plus badge or the premium All-Access badge, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/.

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Special Series of FX Tutorials and Workshops Will Kick-Off Each Day of the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention

— Professor Alex U. Case will lead a tutorial explaining technical foundations and demonstrating creative strategies for an effect family (compression, equalization, distortion and reverb), followed by a workshop panel offering added insight from the designers of some of the most important hardware and software available for the effect. Downbeat is 9:00 a.m., each morning —

New York, NY, October 10, 2013 — At the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 17, through Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City), Alex U. Case, the well-known Associate Professor of Sound Recording Technology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, will kick off four straight days of tutorials demonstrating audio processing technologies and techniques. Each day’s sessions will then continue with other presenters’ seminars.

Prof. Case, an active member of the Audio Engineering Society and a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America with degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Music, and Acoustics, is an engineer, educator and author who speaks frequently on audio and acoustics across the United States and worldwide. At this year’s AES Show, he’s overseeing a jam-packed series of seminars that cover key issues in audio, starting at 9 a.m. each morning with tutorials on specific subjects – Compression, Equalization, Distortion and Reverb – followed by intensive workshops on the same topics, intended to reinforce that new knowledge in a highly practical manner.

Case, who has been a major draw in other types of presentations at previous AES Shows, is packaging his vast knowledge and educational skill in an immersive presentation format that will let attendees leave with a new sense of understanding and confidence in their abilities. “I chose topics that I thought I would have been most interested in early in my career,” explains Case, who says the content of the tutorials are based largely on chapters of his book Sound FX. “But we wanted to take it a step further, so I added the workshops to the tutorials to create a more complete experience.”

Alex U. Case-led Tutorial sessions include:
Seminars:
Compression: http://www.aes.org/events/135/tutorials/?ID=3651
Equalization: http://www.aes.org/events/135/tutorials/?ID=3673
Distortion: http://www.aes.org/events/135/tutorials/?ID=3703
Reverb: http://www.aes.org/events/135/tutorials/?ID=3723

Workshops:
Compression: http://www.aes.org/events/135/workshops/?ID=3652
Equalization: http://www.aes.org/events/135/workshops/?ID=3674
Distortion: http://www.aes.org/events/135/workshops/?ID=3702
Reverb: http://www.aes.org/events/135/workshops/?ID=3722

For more information on these and the entire tutorial schedule, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/tutorials/. For further information on the 135th AES International Convention, and to register for your free Exhibits-Plus badge or the premium All-Access badge, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/.

Photo Caption: Professor Alex U. Case

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Audio-Technica to Hold “Ask Me Anything” Sessions at 135th AES Convention

— Featuring industry insiders and friends of A-T, these AMA sessions are set to be informative and revelatory for an audience of in-person AES convention attendees as well as a worldwide online audience —

STOW, OH, October 10, 2013 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, announces that, for the first time, it will be hosting several “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) question-and-answer sessions at its exhibition booth (2723) at the 135th AES Convention in New York, NY. Sessions are scheduled for two days of the convention: Friday, October 18, and Saturday, October 19. The session schedule is listed below, and additional details are available at the Audio-Technica booth or www.audio-technica.com/aes2013. (Note: this schedule is subject to change; updates will be made on this link).

Friday, October 18, 2013 (all times EDT):
1:00-1:30 — Joel Singer, GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer/mixer, co-founder and chief engineer of Music Mix Mobile.
2:00-2:30 — Jackie Green, VP R&D/Engineering at Audio-Technica.
3:00-3:30 — Frank Filipetti, GRAMMY® Award-winning music producer, engineer and mixer.
4:00-4:30 — Richie Castellano, musician and YouTube sensation.

Saturday, October 19, 2013 (all times EDT):
1:00-1:30 — Richard Chycki, mixer, engineer and producer.
2:00-2:30 — Carl Tatz, TEC Award-nominated recording studio designer.
3:00-3:30 — Frank Wells, President of AES.
4:00-4:30 — Jimmy Douglass, GRAMMY® Award-winning recording engineer/record producer.

“Ask Me Anything” questions are fed to the presenters through a moderator during a 30-minute Q&A session. Questions can be submitted by individuals present at AES booth 2723; online at www.livestream.com (free registration); and by Twitter #ATliveAES.

In addition, individuals may watch during and after the event at www.audio-technica.com/aes2013 (also accessible from A-T’s website or Facebook page).

“We are very much looking forward to the AMA sessions at the AES Convention,” stated Gary Boss, Audio-Technica Marketing Director. “This will be a wonderful opportunity to hear comments on a wide variety of topics from some of the leaders in their fields in an informal, no-holds-barred setting. And with the online presence, people who could not make the convention in person can get a taste of what the show has to offer and interact with these experts. We hope that this series of events will truly enhance the AES Convention experience for all who participate, and be the beginning a great tradition moving forward.”

Full details are available at www.audio-technica.com/aes2013.

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Producer, Engineer, Inventor and Entrepreneur George Massenburg Will Deliver the Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture at the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention

— His lecture, entitled “4-44 & Me – Stagnation to Transformation: The Real Future of Music,” will address the tremendous opportunities that new technologies offer artists, producers and recordists, as well as the prospects for producing high-quality music again —

— Massenburg’s credits include participation in the recording of over 400 records in a five-decade career, earning him four GRAMMY® Awards as well as numerous other accolades —

New York, NY, October 8, 2013 — The 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 17, through Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City) will again feature the Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture, an event held at AES Conventions since 1999. This year the lecture will be presented by George Massenburg, on Thursday, October 17, at 7:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in room 1E 15/16. Massenburg has moved fluidly between different sectors of professional audio, with time spent as a record producer (Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Lyle Lovett, Toto, Little Feat), recording engineer (Earth, Wind & Fire and many others), studio designer and builder (including the ITI Studios in Huntsville, Maryland, and The Complex in Los Angeles) and entrepreneurial inventor (his GML brand of audio processors is ubiquitous throughout the world). Massenburg is currently an Associate Professor of Sound Recording at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; and a Visiting Lecturer at both the Berklee College Of Music (at campuses in Boston and Valencia, Spain) and the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee.

In his Heyser Lecture, entitled “4-44 & Me – Stagnation to Transformation: The Real Future of Music,” Massenburg will address a number of critical areas, including the responsibility of pro audio educators to provide students with a truly comprehensive educational experience that addresses, as he puts it, “the head, the heart and the guts” of producing recorded music. Massenburg will also touch on recent trends towards improved sonic quality, such as legislation and technology that takes on Loudness Normalization. Massenburg will also tackle how new technology is empowering new recording artists and producers, and how they will lead the vanguard of higher-quality sound. “The supposedly ‘impossible’ is happening all around us, as many ‘unsigned’ artists top the sales charts of the digital music stores and sell millions of units of music,” Massenburg asserts. “It’s a great time to be in music. And, as many examples have demonstrated, people will pay if you give them a high-quality offering. ‘Good enough’ is no longer good enough. The job is to transform ourselves. Never before in history has there been an opportunity as we now have before us.”

The Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture series was established in May 1999 by the AES Technical Council, the Board of Governors and the Richard Heyser Scholarship Fund to honor the extensive contribution to the Society by Heyser, widely known for his ability to communicate new and complex technical ideas with great clarity and patience. The Heyser Series is an endowment for lectures that bring to AES conventions eminent individuals in audio engineering and related fields. Like George Massenburg, many previous lecturers were also exceptional across creative, technical and entrepreneurial roles, including Ray Dolby, Ray Kurzweil, Walter Murch and Phil Ramone.

For more information on this year’s Heyser lecture, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/specialevents/?ID=3789. For further information on the 135th AES International Convention, and to register for your free Exhibits-Plus badge or the premium All-Access badge, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/.

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History Gets Its Due at the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention

— Presentations for the Historical Events series at the convention remind us of the audio problems and solutions reached by history’s greatest audio minds —

— The Historical Events series also highlights a separate Special Presentation: Ioan Allen will cover highlights fromthe career of the late Ray Dolby, who passed away this year at the age of 80, and recallwhat it was like to work with this iconic figure for over four decades —

New York, NY, October 7, 2013 — At the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 17, through Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City), the annual Historical Events lecture series will help illuminate the past, present and future of the craft of audio engineering. AES Convention Historical Events Chair, Harry Hirsch, a veteran of 50-plus years as musician, engineer, producer, studio owner and studio designer, has assembled a winning collection of presentations. These range from “The Art of Recording The Big Band, Revisited” to a look deep into the restoration and remastering of the classic Peggy Lee and Nelson Riddle LP Jump for Joy and more.

Hirsch, who has guided the AES Convention’s Historical Events series numerous times in the past, worked closely with AES Historical Committee Co-Chair Bill Wray and Technical Advisor John Chester on these new presentations, just as he has collaborated with them for years on the highly successful “AES Oral History Project.” Each presentation will reveal intricacies and nuances of key events and technologies from pro audio’s past, and in one case will offer a chance to see a decades-old riddle finally solved: as part of “Restoring Peggy Lee’s Capitol Records Album Jump for Joy,” presenter Alan Silverman of Arf! Mastering and the NYU Steinhardt Dept. of Music Technology will examine the answer to a mystery uncovered during the restoration and remaster of the 1959 release, which was one of the first records released by Capitol as a stereo LP.

Additionally, one particular presentation will honor the recently departed. On Friday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m., Ioan Allen, an Academy Award-winning cinema sound pioneer and 44-year veteran at Dolby Laboratories, will present “A Tribute to Ray Dolby.” Allen will review the singular achievements of Dolby, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 80, as well as his recollections of working closely with Dolby during his lengthy career at the company.

135th AES Convention Historical Events
Friday, October 18
Friday, October 18, 5:00 pm — 6:30 pm
The Art of Recording the Big Band, Revisited

Saturday, October 19
Saturday, October 19, 12:15 pm — 1:15 pm
Restoring Peggy Lee’s Capitol Records Album “Jump for Joy”

Saturday, October 19, 5:00 pm — 7:00 pm
The 35mm Album Master Fad

Sunday, October 20
Sunday, October 20, 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
A Contribution to the History of Field Tape Recording, 1939-1940

Friday, October 18, 1:00 pm — 1:45 pm
A Tribute to Ray Dolby

“The historical presentations at the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention will continue the organization’s long-time mission of keeping alive the story of how audio technology and techniques have evolved,” observes AES Historical Committee Co-Chair Bill Wray. “Harry Hirsch has done what he has always done: assembled a diverse and interesting array of presentations that cover many aspects of audio production in history. We are also extremely fortunate to have on hand Ioan Allen, who has received the Samuel L. Warner Award for contributions to motion picture sound, among other awards. Audio history has always been an intrinsic element of AES Convention programs, and the lessons of the past remain integral components of pro audio’s ongoing evolution.”

For a full roster of AES “Historical Events” presentation series, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/historical/. For further information on the 135th AES International Convention, and to register for your free Exhibits-Plus badge or the premium All-Access badge, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/.

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The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Pays Tribute to the Legendary Phil Ramone with GRAMMY SoundTables® Event at the 135th AES Convention

Santa Monica, Calif. (October 7, 2013) — The GRAMMY SoundTables®, presented by The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® at this year’s 135th AES Convention, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. at the Javits Center (Room 1E 15/16) in New York. This year’s event has special significance, as it pays tribute to the late, legendary Phil Ramone – a 14-time GRAMMY®-winning producer, engineer and technologist – with a series of presentations collectively called “What Would Ramone Do?”

Hosted by Ramone’s son BJ Ramone and GRAMMY-winning engineer Elliot Scheiner, this year’s SoundTables event will delve into how Ramone influenced and touched the careers and lives of everyone he interacted with – continually offering advice and real-world experience, making everyone a better person in the process. The session will be broken into short segments, using video pieces and live conversation to illustrate specific lessons from Phil’s life and career. Participants are scheduled to include Jim Boyer, Jill Dell’Abate & Rob Mathes, Mark Ethier, Frank Filipetti, Bob Ludwig, Al Schmitt, Peter Chaikin, Jimmy Jam and Leslie Ann Jones.

Maureen Droney, Senior Executive Director of the P&E Wing, stated, “Over the last few months we’ve all been reflecting on what made Phil so great on so many different levels. We decided that the focus of this year’s GRAMMY SoundTables event should delve into the many different aspects of his personality and career that made him who he was, and to share with our AES friends some of the things that made him such an influential and beloved individual. This session is guaranteed to be insightful and thought-provoking.”

From Marilyn Monroe’s performance/rendition of “Happy Birthday” for JFK, Getz/Gilberto’s “Girl From Ipanema,” Billy Joel’s “Just The Way You Are,” Paul Simon’s “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover,” Frank Sinatra’s Duets album and Luciano Pavarotti’s live concerts in Italy, to overseeing groundbreaking sound evolutions for the GRAMMY Awards Telecast, Ramone’s career spanned more than 50 years of artistic and technical innovation.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Recording Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Instagram, Foursquare, GetGlue, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.

Currently more than 6,000 professionals comprise The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and technical professionals in the recording field. This organized voice for the recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, including the development and implementation of new technologies, technical guidelines and recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives. For more information, please visit www.producersandengineers.com.

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Audio Engineering Society Announces Berlin as Location for 136th AES International Convention, April 2014

— Berlin convention to take place Saturday, April 26, through Tuesday, April 29, 2014 —

New York, NY, October 4, 2013 — The Audio Engineering Society (AES) has announced the dates and location for its upcoming 136th International Convention: Saturday, April 26, through Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Berlin, Germany. The Convention’s “Call for Papers” will be available in the coming months, and AES will be accepting proposals for abstract-precis-reviewed and peer-reviewed papers.

The 136th Convention will bring together audio engineers from around the world to share the latest knowledge in audio research, development and applications. More details will follow shortly, but meanwhile save the date and keep an eye on the convention website for the latest updates.

“We are excited to return to Berlin for the 136th Convention,” stated Bob Moses, Audio Engineering Society Executive Director. “Berlin is a hub of technology and industry, with a vital and rich history in audio innovation. In addition, Germany is an extremely important marketplace for our business partners and sponsors to engage with pro audio customers. It is a more-than-fitting site for our next European convention.”

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Jimmy Jam to Present Friday Keynote at Upcoming 135th AES Convention

— Five-time GRAMMY® Award-winner to address the intersection of technology and creativity with a keynote address titled “The Current And Future Direction Of The Recording Process from an Artist,
Engineer and Producer’s Perspective” —

New York, NY, October 4, 2013 — On Friday, October 18, 2013, the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention at the Javits Center in New York City will feature a keynote address by Jimmy Jam, a five-time GRAMMY® Award winner and a renowned songwriter, record producer, musician, entrepreneur and half of the most influential and successful writing/producing duo in modern music history. Taking place at 11:00 a.m., the presentation will be entitled “The Current And Future Direction Of The Recording Process from an Artist, Engineer and Producer’s Perspective.”

Since forming their company Flyte Tyme Productions in 1982, Jam and partner Terry Lewis have collaborated with such diverse and legendary artists as Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani, Michael Jackson, Robert Palmer, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Rod Stewart, Yolanda Adams, Sting, Heather Headley, Usher, Celine Dion, Kanye West, Chaka Khan and Trey Songz, among others. Jimmy and Terry have written and/or produced over 100 albums and singles that have reached gold, platinum, multi-platinum, or diamond status, including 26 No. 1 R&B and 16 No. 1 pop hits, giving the pair more Billboard No. 1′s than any other duo in chart history.

Jimmy Jam’s AES Keynote address will focus on the current and future direction of the recording process from various perspectives. As a songwriter, artist, producer and engineer, Jimmy is uniquely qualified to give a bird’s-eye view of how each of these “personalities” interact and contribute to the overall final product, and along the way, how technology has evolved and what it has meant to his craft.

“Of course it all starts with a great song, but then, it’s important to consider how and what technology should be used to capture that creativity,” stated Jam. “It’s that intersection between the technology and creativity that I have always looked at every day throughout my career. Ultimately, it’s my job as a artist/producer to have those two elements meet and not crash – And that’s when you’re using the available technology to capture the artist in their purest form.”

For further information on the 135th AES International Convention, and to register for your free Exhibits-Plus badge or the premium All-Access badge, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/.

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