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Early Registration Pricing for AES Paris Convention Extended to May 26 — Expanded Exhibits Hall and Tech Program Offerings for Free and Premium Badges

Boasting an expanded Technical Program and a doubling in professional audio gear and technology exhibitors to over 130 brands (necessitating an expanded exhibition floor), the AES Paris Convention has announced an extended deadline for Early Registration pricing and FREE Exhibits-Plus badges until Thursday, May 26. The 140th AES International Convention, taking place at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France, June 4 through June 7 will showcase the latest in audio technology and practice, with all the traditional, indispensable elements of an Audio Engineering Society show, along with several new programs – open to both Exhibits-Plus and All Access attendees – including the all-new Professional Sound Expo (PSE) training presentations and the “Audio Projections” multi-format listening experience series.
Detailed Technical Program and in-depth events calendar for the AES Paris Convention are  available both online and through the AES Events mobile app, with complete details on Papers, Engineering Briefs, Workshops and Tutorials, Special Events, Student and Career activities, and more. An exhibitor list and convention map are also available for maximizing your visit to the largest European professional audio gear exposition of the year, showing the latest in technologies from the top companies in the industry.
Complete AES Paris 140th International Convention information and online registration is available at and also via a free update to the AES Events mobile app (iOS and Android), which offers conventions maps, scheduling, social media interaction, and other helpful guides to making the most of your convention.


Early Registration pricing on All Access badges and free Exhibits-Plus badges are available through May 26 at Member and Student discounts apply. 



Exhibits-Plus badges are your FREE ticket to getting into the AES Exhibition, PLUS you can attend all of the following:

• Special Events 

• Professional Sound Expo 

Best of all, Exhibits-Plus badges are completely free! (If you register in advance)


All Access badges are available to anyone looking to take their knowledge and professional career to the next level. AES will once again be the meeting place for the top names in audio engineering to deliver a diverse program of workshops, tutorials, papers and more on the latest developments in professional audio. All Access badge-holders may attend all on-site AES events. (Tickets for tech tours cost extra and can be purchased on-site.)

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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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AES to Hold First International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality — Paper Proposal Deadline Extended to May 23rd

AES to Hold First International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality — Paper Proposal Deadline Extended to May 23rd


The inaugural AES International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality, to be held on September 30 and October 1, 2016, will be co-located with the 141st AES Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center’s West Hall. The two-day program of technical papers, workshops, tutorials and a manufacturer’s expo will throw a unique spotlight on the creative and technical challenges of providing immersive spatial audio to accompany virtual-reality and augmented-reality media, which is demonstrably the fastest-growing section of the entertainment-audio markets. The deadline for Paper proposals has been extended to May 23rd for those who still wish to participate in this first-ever AES event.  

The conference will attract content developers, researchers, manufacturers, consultants and students, in addition to audio engineers seeking to expand their knowledge about sound production for virtual and augmented reality. The companion Expo will feature displays from leading-edge manufacturers and service providers looking to secure industry metrics for this emerging field.

“Film director George Lucas once stated that sound represents 50% of the motion-picture experience,” considers co-chair Andres Mayo. “This conference will demonstrate that convincing VR and AR productions, using a variety of playback devices, require audio that follows the motions of the subject, and produce a realistic immersive experience. Our program will spotlight the work of leading proponents in this exciting field of endeavor, and how realistic spatial audio can be produced from existing game-console and DSP engines.”

The rich and varied conference program will provide an overview of the AR/VR creative process, applications workflow and product development, while creating an activity hub to focus attention on the expertise the Audio Engineering Society can offer these expanding creative communities. Costs range from $195 for a 1-Day Pass for AES members ($295 for a 2-Day Pass) and $125 for accredited students, to $280/$435 for non-members; early-bird discounts also are available.

Proposed topics include: Object-based Audio Mixing for VR/AR Applications; Immersive Audio in VR/AR Broadcast; Live VR Audio Production; Developing Audio Standards for VR/AR Applications; Cross Platform Audio Considerations in VR Applications; and Streaming Immersive Audio Content. 

This must-attend conference will be held within a recently-remodeled 300-seat theater and companion seminar room at the LA Convention Center. A unique entrance from the main convention lobby will offer a dedicated attendee registration check-in and related facilities. Conference registrants can also attend the 141st AES Convention’s companion exhibition and select educational sessions and special events free of charge with an Exhibits-Plus badge.

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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016

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AES Opens Early Registration and Discounted Pricing for 140th International Convention in Paris, June 4 — 7

AES Opens Early Registration and Discounted Pricing for 140th International Convention in Paris, June 4 — 7

The Audio Engineering Society has opened early registration for the 140th AES International Convention at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France, June 4 to 7. Co-chaired by Michael Williams and Umberto Zanghieri, the 140th Convention is set to be the most important European pro audio event of the year, offering a tight program of professional audio presentations with an emphasis on immersive sound, product exhibitions and special events. Attendees are encouraged to pre-register for their FREE “Exhibits-Plus” Badge or premium “All Access” Badge at – AES Member and Student discounts apply.

During the AES’s return to Paris for the 140th Convention, attendees can meet and learn from the top designers, engineers and producers in the industry over four days of Technical Program presentations, workshops and tutorials, as well as three full days of gear exhibition and showcases from top manufacturers and service providers. Additionally, making its AES convention debut is the Professional Sound Expo (PSE) – part of the FREE Exhibits-Plus badge offerings designed to help educate attendees about what it takes to make it in the industry through special presentations from experts in the industry. This year’s convention will cover topics in every area of interest in the professional audio spectrum, including Music Recording, Broadcast, Live Sound, Audio Networking, Immersive Audio, Virtual Reality, Streaming and Media, Student and Career events, and much more.

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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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The Audio Engineering Society Launches AES Live Online Video Collection

The Audio Engineering Society Launches AES Live Online Video Collection

The Audio Engineering Society announces its AES Live video collection available for viewing on the website. Comprising a growing library of exclusive videos featuring interviews with past, present and future leaders of our industry, informative panels and presentations, oral histories and more, AES Live gives members yet another tool for educating and enlightening themselves with added insights on all things audio.

Harvested from over a dozen AES Conventions and Conferences, and continually being updated throughout the year, the current lineup of AES Live videos covers an array of topics including recording industry and home studios, live sound, product design and manufacturing, archiving and restoration, education and more. Videos include full-length presentations such as the “Analog Tape in a Digital World” and “GRAMMY SoundTables®: Songs That Move The Needle” from the AES 137th Convention, and “Theatrical Sound Design” and “Mix and Mastering Optimized for Streaming” from the 139th Convention.

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Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016

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Binaural Listening Trends Tracked at 140th International Audio Engineering Society Convention

Binaural Listening Trends Tracked at 140th International Audio Engineering Society Convention

Experiencing Binaural Listening – recreating a 3D soundspace through headphones, which is an ever-expanding aspect of present-day audio – will be an integral component of the 140th AES Convention, coming to the Palais des Congrès in Paris June 4 to 7. France occupies a leading role in the research and the development of Binaural Listening (the BiLi project) due to both the remarkable research of Rozenn Nicol at Orange Labs (formerly France Telecom) and the growing demand for binaural listening in the Audio and Audio Visual market. Rozenn is also the author of a fascinating AES Monograph on Binaural Technology.

During the Technical Program at the 140th AES Convention, many of the groups participating in the BiLi project in France will be present (Orange Labs, France Televisions, CNSMDP – Conservatoire de Paris, IRCAM, Radio France, Arkamys, Trinnov, a-volute, CNRS-LIMSI). One of the workshop rooms will be completely equipped with headphones so attendees can hear a Binaural Listening experience first hand. Radio France, under the responsibility of Edwige Roncière and Hervé Desjardin, have also produced a remarkable amount of program material for both 5.1 Multichannel and Binaural Listening. This important research and development work will be presented in Workshops, and through special activities devoted to Audio Projection, in Multichannel and with Binaural Listening.

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Posted: Thursday, March 3, 2016

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Call for Board of Governors Nominations

The Nominations Committee is at this time soliciting the names of members to be considered for possible inclusion in the 2016 ballot for election of officers to the Board of Governors. To aid us in this task, please let us know if there is someone you would like us to consider for this election.

To be eligible for nomination, a candidate must be a voting member of the Society and belong to one of the following membership categories: honorary member, fellow, or member, and must be willing and able to attend the meeting of the Board of Governors each year.

Nominations must be received by February 15th, 2016 and can now be submitted online.

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Posted: Friday, December 11, 2015

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139th International Audio Engineering Society Convention Rocks NYC

139th International Audio Engineering Society Convention Rocks NYC

The 139th Audio Engineering Society Convention (held Thursday, October 29, through Sunday, November 1, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City) was the place to be for anyone involved with the audio industry. The exhibit floor, panels and technical sessions were packed all four days, and highlights included the Project Studio Expo, Live Sound Expo, GRAMMY SoundTables® panel, and the lighting of the Empire State Building in blue and white in AES’s honor. Registration was near 18,500, with All Access and Exhibits-Plus registrations at an all-time high.

“The 139th AES Convention was a success by every measure,” says Bob Moses, Executive Director of the AES. “From the amazing content and packed audiences of the technical and special events program, to an exhibits floor that was crowded with attendees, to the exhibitors and sponsors that participated, energy and excitement were everywhere. And the Empire State Building being lit in our colors – how awesome is that? The AES HQ staff and legions of volunteers – including leading professionals – poured their hearts into the Convention. Attendees of all types went home satisfied, and the AES itself benefits from their participation, ensuring the Society’s continued good health.”

The AES 139th Convention also saw a boom in social media involvement. A core team of five web-active AES members worked with three video crews and convention volunteers to ensure consistent posting on multiple platforms from all areas of the conference.  Results included increased engagement including more than 10 million impressions on Twitter utilizing #AES139, and a large number of added followers on Facebook and Twitter.  In addition to social media, Halloween night got social at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, as AES teamed up with Vintage King Audio to present Afterglow 7, the biggest ever after-party in the series.

Convention Committee Co-chair Jim Anderson and his team created a highly ambitious and comprehensive schedule of workshops, panels and technical programs with a staggering 400 sessions, including the popular Platinum series of panels made up of many of the best engineers and producers.Co-chair Paul Gallo worked closely with the AES marketing team to drive traffic on the convention floor, resulting in a wide representation of attendees from various sectors in the audio industry, including recording and production, broadcast and streaming, game audio, live sound, networked audio, post production, system integration and more.

“The 139th AES Convention in New York City has been nothing but a big success, gathering around 20,000 visitors in the three days it’s been on,” stated Lars-Olof Janflod, Genelec Oy Marketing and PR Director. “This is the biggest pro audio event in the world.”

Mick Olesh, Waves EVP of Sales & Marketing, comments, "AES was exceptionally strong this year, with a smooth operation and excellent attendance. It afforded us the opportunity to showcase our new products, and, together with Waves Artist presentations at our booth, to further enhance our relationship with our user base."

Steve Strassberg, Dale Pro Audio VP/ General Manager, noted, "Our decision to participate and have a booth at the AES show really paid off. The Convention being in our own back yard made the decision very easy. Our goals were to make some great new connections across all of the vertical markets that Dale serves, and to have quality face time with our existing customers. Our sales team also had the opportunity to strengthen relationships with our top vendors, so, on many levels, it was time well spent." 

“AES New York was amazing as always, as no other show draws such a diverse crowd of key decision leaders in music, post, broadcast and live sound,” stated Phil Wagner, President of Focusrite Novation Inc. “The energy was great, and the crowd was ever present. We appreciate being able to be a part of the AES New York community, and we look forward to a strong presence at AES Los Angeles next year.”

Across all sectors of the industry — recording & production, broadcast & streaming, game audio, live sound, networked audio, sound for picture, post-production or system integration — the 139th AES Convention had it all. With nearly 300 exhibitors, the convention also received support from industry sponsors and partners including: Audio Precision, Auro Technologies, AVID, Cadac, Clear-Com, Dolby, DiGiCo, DPA, DTV Audio Group, Focusrite Novation, EAW, Genelec, Optocore, THAT Corporation, L-Acoustics, Shure, The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®, NewBay Media, Lectrosonics, Universal Audio, Yamaha, Neumann, Meyer Sound, Prism Sound, Oculus, VUE Audiotechnik, Sennheiser, Sound On Sound, Guitar Center Professional, SPARS, Sweetwater, Triad-Orbit and Waves.  Additionally, attendees and exhibitors were excited about the upcoming AES activities including the AES 140th Convention, June 4-7, 2016 in Paris, France, and AES 141st Convention in Los Angeles, CA, September 29-October 1, 2016.

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The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 and now counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. Currently, its 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. Through local AES section events, members experience valuable opportunities for professional networking and personal growth. For additional information visit

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Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015

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The AES Celebrates Its E-Library Publications and Collections in September with FREE Offer for Members

— AES offers online access to archives and collections of papers curated by top industry professionals —

New York, NY, September 1, 2015 — The Audio Engineering Society has been the central organizing body at the forefront of professional audio engineering technology, techniques and standards for over 60 years, and in that time the world has come to know: If It’s About Audio, It’s At AES. One of the most valuable assets gathered through its work with top professionals and pioneers in the industry is the vast amount of information gathered through research, presentations, interviews, conventions, section meetings and more, which is kept in the AES E-Library. This collection comprises everything from individual research papers to curated Collections created by industry pros. The AES has chosen the month of September, 2015 to celebrate its mission to collect, share, and advance scientific knowledge in the field of audio engineering with an exclusive free offer and a discounted E-Library subscription for AES members.


During the month of September, members can experience the AES E-Library with 25 free technical paper downloads from the world’s foremost archive of audio engineering Convention and Conference Papers, Engineering Briefs, AES Journal issues, Open Access Papers and other resources. Additionally, annual subscriptions to the E-Library will be available for a members-only discounted rate of $130 – a 10% savings.


With what can be an overwhelming, yet searchable, amount of information and in-depth analysis, covering decades of audio research and development, the AES E-Library now offers curated Collections of articles and papers put together by leading industry figures. These include collections from: Dennis Bohn, CTO Co-owner of Rane Corporation; Alex U. Case, Audio Engineer and Educator, Acoustics Consultant, AES Incoming President-Elect; Rick Chinn, Media Production Professional; Sean Olive, Director of Acoustic Research Harman International, AES Past President; and David Scheirman – Sound Reinforcement Specialist, Vice President AES Western USA/Canada.


AES Executive Director Bob Moses stated, "The AES E-Library is the cauldron of knowledge in our industry, chronicling virtually every technological advance, from the origins of stereo recording to present day advances in spatial audio, signal processing, and audio networking.  Researchers routinely access it to conduct their work, and add hundreds of new papers every year via AES conventions and conferences. Practitioners also find it invaluable for learning about the science and craft in our field, and I'm especially excited about the new Collections we are commissioning from world experts to give people a solid grounding in key subject areas. The September promotion is our way to give all AES members an opportunity to experience this fantastic resource and draw from the wisdom of the thought leaders who drive our industry forward."


The AES E-Library – the world’s largest archive of audio development and design – is open for business at and invites visitors to take advantage of these offers during the month of September.


For the latest news and information on the Audio Engineering Society, the upcoming AES139 Convention in New York City, and more, visit

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Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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AES 2015 Election Results

Alex Case

Alex Case

Report of the 2015 - 2016 election

In accordance to the AES bylaws Article IX section 3 (vi), I herewith report the results of the election for the year 2015 – 2016.

President Elect: Alex Case

Treasurer Elect: Garry Margolis

Vice President Central Region, US & Canada: Jason Corey

Vice President Central Region, Europe: Thomas Sporer

Vice President Southern Region, Europe: Liz Teutsch

Vice President Latin America: Valeria Palomino

Vice President International: Toru Kamekawa

        Natanya Ford
        Jan Abildgaard Pedersen
        Magdalena Plewa

Christopher V. Freitag
Chair, Tellers Committee
Audio Engineering Society

Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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Time to Vote: 2015 AES Elections

Time to Vote: 2015 AES Elections

AES voting members are reminded to cast their ballots in the 2015 election for members of the Board of Governors. The deadline to cast your vote is 5:00 PM (EST) on Friday, July 10, 2015.

The positions open this year are:
• President-Elect
• Treasurer-Elect
• Vice President (5 positions)
• Governor (3 positions)

View Member Profiles of the Candidates

All voting members should have received an email from Christopher V. Freitag, Chair, Board of Tellers notifying them of the vote. In that email is a Unique PIN which you can use along with your membership number to cast your ballot online.

If you did not receive your ballot call Election Services during normal business hours at +1-800.864.1263.

Associate Members and Student Members are not eligible to vote. We encourage Associate Members to apply to upgrade to Member Status.

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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015

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