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AES Berlin Convention Advance Registration Ends May 17 — Register Now for Free Exhibits-Plus Badge or to Get Best Pricing on All Access Admission

AES Berlin Convention Advance Registration Ends May 17 — Register Now for Free Exhibits-Plus Badge or to Get Best Pricing on All Access Admission

The AES Berlin Convention is rapidly approaching, and now is the time to take advantage of the final days of Advance Registration pricing, ending May 17, on All Access badges for the 142nd International AES Convention, being held in Berlin, Germany. Taking place May 20 through 23, 2017, at the Maritim Hotel Berlin, the AES Berlin Convention will offer three days of gear exhibits, demos and exhibit floor special-event expositions, as well as four days of presentations and workshops featuring the biggest names in audio engineering, production, product design and more. Additionally, free Exhibits-Plus registration (use code AES142NOW at checkout) is also available, online, offering a one-of-a-kind pro audio experience including all exhibit-floor activities, special events and more.

If your interests or career includes Broadcast and Streaming, Networked Audio, Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality, Live Sound, Studio Recording, Home Recording, Music Production, Game Audio, Sound for Picture, Product Development, or other aspects of audio production, the AES Berlin Convention has you covered in dedicated end-user-focused events. All Access registration is your gateway to the entire Convention program, including comprehensive papers, workshops and tutorials program. Exhibits-Plus access gains you entry to the exhibition floor and demo rooms, where leading manufacturers reveal and demonstrate the latest in audio hardware and software tools. The "Plus" includes the application-oriented sessions in the exhibit floor Expo theatres, along with other special events.

Invest in your future: make your plans to attend AES Berlin!

Register by May 17 for best Advance Registration pricing on All Access badges or to register for your free Exhibits-Plus badge (use code AES142NOW at checkout) for Europe’s premier pro audio education and networking event. Act now to save money and valuable time while in Berlin. Find out more at aeseurope.com.

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

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AES@NAMM: Audio Engineering Society to Offer Tech Sessions at The 2018 NAMM Show

With a vision to continue to strengthen the music and pro audio industries, The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and The Audio Engineering Society (AES) have announced a new collaborative alliance which will integrate pro audio educational training activities related to live sound, performance audio, recording technology and other topics into The 2018 NAMM Show, January 25-28 in Anaheim, California.

As part of the integration and affiliation, AES@NAMM will establish a unique new format for this part of the Society’s West Coast presence in 2018. The organization’s technical sessions, expert speaker presentations, hands-on workshops and tutorials, as well as networking events and social opportunities will join as a segment of The NAMM Show’s robust professional development offerings for music and pro audio professionals. 

“Audio is everywhere, and it’s a growing part of NAMM," offered the Audio Engineering Society's President, Alex Case. "And, when it comes to professional audio, attendees and exhibitors alike want to know more and sound better; they’re singing our song.  We are confident a growing number of attendees will want to experience exciting new AES educational opportunities, audition new audio products, and grow their professional networks to include some friendly audio pros through AES@NAMM.” 

“As a platform for business and learning, The NAMM Show unites the global music and sound ecosystem in its own unique way,” said Joe Lamond, NAMM President and CEO. “And through our collaboration with the passionate members and leaders of AES, we are now further united in a shared vision of showcasing exciting new products, technologies and educational offerings for the good of the entire industry.”

From live sound and studio recording, to musical instruments and entertainment technology, The NAMM Show has evolved from its original gathering of 52 piano dealers in 1901 to become the crossroads of the music products ecosystem. The show serves as a business platform for the global music, pro audio and entertainment technology products industry and its over 10,000 diverse professional member companies, hailing from 104 countries. In 2017, the show attracted nearly 107,000 registrants, 7,000 exhibiting brands, top-name artists, industry innovators and creative luminaries, and offered over 125 educational sessions and networking opportunities. The show is also host to the annual TEC Awards. Now in its 32nd year, this year’s awards honored Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and producer Jack Douglas, alongside a variety of top pro audio exhibitors, professionals and products. NAMM will also host the professional touring and production industry’s Parnelli Awards for the first time at The 2018 NAMM Show.

The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide by promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge and research. Currently, over 12,000 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.

Additional details on registration, technical paper sessions, workshops, and tutorials for the upcoming event, AES@NAMM, including registration, program topics and expert speakers along with other NAMM education and professional development opportunities will be available in the weeks to come. Until then, discover more about The 2018 NAMM Show by visiting www.namm.org. Follow the AES at www.aes.org.


About NAMM

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 10,300 members located in 104 countries and regions. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation's efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit www.namm.org, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.


About the Audio Engineering Society

The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 and now counts over 12,000 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 http://www.aes.org.

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Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

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AES Exclusive Student Member Benefits

Audio Engineering Society Student Members receive a number of freebies and exclusive deals from world renowned audio companies. Join the AES today, connect to the greatest professional and educational audio network and make use of the exciting benefits offered by our partners!

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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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Roginska and Gallo Co-Chairing AES 143rd International Convention Committee for October New York City Event

Roginska and Gallo Co-Chairing AES 143rd International Convention Committee for October New York City Event

In preparation for the largest professional audio education, networking and gear exhibition of the year, the Audio Engineering Society has announced that event co-chairs Agnieszka Roginska and Paul Gallo will be heading up the 143rd International AES Convention, taking place October 18 to 21, 2017, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, New York, co-located with the NAB Show New York. This fall’s AES Convention will offer a comprehensive and expansive professional media and entertainment production program, three full days of pro audio gear exhibitions and presentations, and a world-class series of events and experiences to take attendees to the next level of their audio expertise. 

Chosen for their longtime dedication to the art and science of professional audio, this year’s co-chairs and convention committee bring together years of experience in organizing and participating in key AES events.

Gallo, co-chairing an AES Convention for the second time, brings business acumen and deep relationships with industry business leaders to his role for AES NYC. His career spans decades, with those relationships extending into all aspects of professional audio, from studios to broadcasting, live sound, contracting, professional organizations and manufacturing. Gallo was the founding publisher of Pro Sound News and the AES Daily and has published numerous other pro audio, video and music industry trade magazines. He currently acts as Executive Director of the Sports Video Group – the developers of the DTV Audio Group initiative. Gallo is a longtime AES member and interviewer for the AES Oral History Project.

Gallo offers high praise for Dr. Roginska, who also served as Convention Chair in 2009. “Agnieszka has strong leadership skills and a deep knowledge of the industry, is active in advanced research on tomorrow’s technologies and has already demonstrated her experience and organizational skills within the Convention Committee. It’s a pleasure to work with her, as with all the professionals on the Committee.”

Dr. Roginska is Music Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Music Technology program at New York University, where her research focuses on spatial audio; auditory displays and the simulation and applications of immersive and 3D audio (including the capture, analysis and synthesis of auditory environments, auditory displays, and its applications in augmented acoustic sensing, and virtual reality). She received a B.Mus. from McGill University (1996), M.Mus. from New York University (1998), and a Ph.D. in Music Technology from Northwestern University (2004). She is the author of numerous publications in the areas of the acoustics and psychoacoustics of spatial sound, immersive audio and auditory displays. Her research is supported by grants from government agencies, foundations, and the industry. Dr. Roginska is a longtime AES Member and Fellow of the Society.

“I am delighted to be working with a stellar committee that is dedicated to the AES. The technical program will enlighten attendees and the industry with the most disruptive and game-changing advancements in audio,” states Roginska. “This year’s convention will showcase world-class producers and audio engineers, immersive audio, audio for games and VR, archiving and audio restoration, broadcast, live sound, recording and production, and advanced audio product development.”

Further committee members for the AES NY Convention are as follows:

Archiving and Restoration: Rebecca Yuri Feynberg, Chair

Broadcast and Streaming Media: David Bialik, Chair; Fred Willard, Assistant Chair

Education: Kyle P. Snyder, Chair

Facilities: Julia Caruso, Chair

Papers: Areti Andreopoulou and Braxton Boren, Co-Chairs

Product Development: Scott Leslie, Chair

Recording and Production: Jim Kaiser, Chair

Live Sound: Henry Cohen and Mac Kerr, Co-Chairs

Special Events: Paul Geluso, Chair

Tech Tours: Bill Siegmund, Chair

Workshops and Tutorials: Valerie Tyler and Jonathan Wyner, Co-Chairs

VR & Game Audio: Michael Kelly and Steve Martz, Co-Chairs

Offering four full days of in-depth programs and presentations, technical tours, and the three-day manufacturer exhibition of the top brands in pro audio, the AES New York Convention will once again act as the international hub for a global community of attendees. Make plans to attend the AES New York Convention, and find out why If it’s about Audio, it’s at AES! 


Look for AES New York updates and registration information to come at aesshow.com.

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Posted: Friday, April 7, 2017

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AES Berlin Convention Papers and eBriefs Available Online to Members in the AES E-Library

The AES Berlin Convention, which took place May 20 through 23, 2017, proved to be a highly-successful events for attendees, presenters, and posters alike. As part of the foundation of the AES's  research into the arts and sciences of audio technology and practice, complete Papers and eBriefs from the 142nd International AES Convention have been made available online. Visit the AES E-Library for more at http://www.aes.org/e-lib/online/search.cfm?type=preprint&title=&convnum=142

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Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

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AES Berlin Convention Advance Registration Online Now

AES Berlin Convention Advance Registration Online Now

The Audio Engineering Society has begun online Advance Registration for the premier European pro audio education and networking event of the year – the 142nd AES International Convention, which marks its return to Berlin, Germany, Saturday, May 20 – Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Now is the time to take advantage of the lowest registration pricing to be available on multiple premium All Access options, and to reserve your room at the host venue, the Hotel Maritim Berlin. Also available is a limited FREE Exhibits-Plus registration option, which includes the gear exhibition (May 20 – May 22) and activities at hosted event stages around the venue (use AES Berlin VIP code AES142NOW). The AES Berlin Convention will host an all-encompassing incubator for audio science and technology. If it’s about audio, it’s at AES, and you want to be there too!

Registration options for the AES Berlin Convention include special Member pricing offering up to an additional 50% off of Advance Registration rates. Options, including All Access, Single-Day, Student, and Exhibits-Plus badges, make it easy and affordable to choose the best registration package for your convention experience: 

Exhibits-Plus badges are your free ticket to the AES Exhibition, PLUS you can attend Special Events and the Professional Sound Expo. Use AES Berlin VIP code AES142NOW at checkout.

All Access badges are available to everyone looking to take their knowledge and career to the next level. The AES Convention will once again be the place to meet and network with the top names in audio engineering as they gather to cover the latest developments in professional audio through a diverse program of workshops, tutorials, papers and more. All Access badge-holders may attend all on-site AES events. (Tickets for Berlin-area tech tours cost extra and can be purchased on-site.) 

Make plans to attend, now! A preliminary list of topics for AES Berlin Papers Sessions, Workshops, Tutorials, Technical Tours, and Student Development Events can be found at http://www.aes.org/events/142/program/.

Online Registration: http://www.aes.org/events/142/registration

Hotel and Venue Information: http://www.aes.org/events/142/attendees/hotel/

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Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017

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AES Members Want to Learn From You at the AES NYC 2017 Convention

AES Members Want to Learn From You at the AES NYC 2017 Convention

• Give an Engineering Brief @ AES 143!

• Presenting and publishing your work is easier than you might think

There’s an easy way to put your applied audio engineering project in front of hundreds of colleagues from around the world during the 143rd Convention. Engineering Briefs (eBriefs) enable you to offer a short talk or poster presentation - casual, one-on-one or small group presentation of your work on a wide range of topics such as studio experience, equipment construction, new loudspeaker concepts, room acoustic measurements, analysis of audio equipment, and project studio startups, to name just a few.  

The New York Convention committee is eager to hear about your Engineering Brief ideas – act now to engage in an opportunity to:

- Reach an engaged and focused audience

– Share your work

– Educate and illuminate both peers and professionals

AES eBrief presentations are particularly suitable for practitioners and those doing applied work in studios, who might want to talk about a recent project or an area of operational practice. You don’t have to be an academic researcher, and you won’t need lots of references or scientific data. You’ll need to submit a proposal to www.aes.org/143rd_authors, in the form of a very short synopsis by August 9, and if it’s accepted you’ll need to submit a short article of up to 4 pages by September 6. Relaxed reviewing of submissions will consider mainly whether your eBrief is of interest to AES members and is not overly commercial. eBriefs will be available to all AES members for free download. If your proposal is accepted after review, you’ll be offered either a presentation slot or a poster opportunity. Note that presenters of eBriefs and Poster sessions must register for the full Technical Program of the convention in order to present their work.

Submit Engineering Briefs proposals at www.aes.org/143rd_authors

Posted: Monday, March 13, 2017

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AES President's Message from Alex Case

AES President's Message from Alex Case


Alex Case, President

2017 January/February, Vol 65 No. 1/2

I have several fond memories of my first AES convention, but one looms large. Let’s not bother with calculating how long ago it was.

Today—if you are working entirely in the box—double-clicking opens your session exactly as it was when you last worked on it. Not so, in the analog days of my first convention. Mixes could be recreated exactly as they were, but it was a labor of love. Assistant engineers would carefully document the position of every knob, switch, slider, and thing-a-ma-gig on the console, and on every piece of outboard gear used. The paper-based notes could then be used to recall that mix at a later date—two hours of work, not two clicks of a mouse.

At this particular AES convention, SSL was showing off Total Recall. Their innovation allowed software storage of the position of the analog controls on the console. With faders, EQ, compressors, expanders, aux sends, and more, each individual I/O strip had more than 100 controls demanding careful notation. 108, if memory serves. Total Recall saved the assistant considerable time as those consoles regularly had 64 or more such modules demanding documentation.

So how was Total Recall introduced to the attendees of the AES convention at the Javits Center that October? By recalling a mix naturally. Right there, on the floor, was an SSL 4000G with Total Recall, producer and engineer Tom Lord-Alge, with the multitrack playing Steve Winwood’s “Roll With It,” a song very much in rotation on the radio at the time. To this new student of audio, it was rather sensational. I’d not yet seen how elaborate the processing could be on a pop mix, but here was a studio’s worth of gear in action, meters dancing. I’d never worked with an engineer at that level, and here was Tom Lord-Alge happily chatting with the AES crowd he drew. On the AES convention floor, we were listening to a master multitrack tape, mixed before our very eyes. And there it was: the same mix that was on the radio, conjured before our very ears.

Thanks to AES, this story was only the beginning. My first AES Convention gave me a view of the top—invaluable for anyone interested in a career in music recording and mixing.

Within the year, I would start my first internship at a studio in Boston with an SSL (and Total Recall, thank goodness). The internship became a full-time job. I got to learn from the extraordinarily talented and generous engineers who worked there. And in about five years, I would be working at a studio in New York—SSL again—and I would have the pleasure of assisting Tom Lord-Alge. I’ve never stopped learning from him and other luminaries, on these and other consoles.

That is but one thread of many that defines my particular career. Local AES section meetings and future conventions would also help guide me on my way. There is very little I do professionally today that I can’t attribute to a personal connection, or educational experience, or moment of inspiration at an AES event.

For many, AES is synonymous with the AES international conventions—“I’m going to AES.” That is indeed a big part of what AES is. Look for it to grow, as we co-locate our convention this fall with the East Coast show of the National Association of Broadcasters. Audio meets, merges with, and adds value to all forms of broadcast media everyday. Our next convention embraces that: attend and your professional networking instantly grows to include that.

Of course, there is much more to AES than conventions, and we are working to increase and diversify your ways of interacting with the Society. There are more than 200 local professional and student sections, many of which run meetings monthly, covering every facet of audio science and practice. Sharply focused, topic-centered AES conferences occur several times a year, all over the world. The rich archives of the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, from the current issue to the very first, are available to all members through our Electronic Library. We’re investing in getting more multimedia resources online at aes.org in the form of podcasts and the AES Live set of videos recorded at conventions, conferences and other AES meetings. Keep coming to the conventions, of course. But look locally and online for ever-increasing value for your membership.

From wide-eyed student to, well, your AES president, I’ve relied on the AES all along the way. If you are new to AES, I hope you have already experienced memorable and career-defining moments. If you are a bit more vintage, I bet, like me, you have a First AES Convention memory or two. I’d love to hear them.

Alex Case

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Posted: Thursday, March 2, 2017

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Audio Engineering Society 142nd International Convention Committee Announced

Audio Engineering Society 142nd International Convention Committee Announced

 Following 2016’s two highly-successful AES Conventions in Paris and Los Angeles, the Audio Engineering Society is pleased to announce the distinguished membership of the committee charged with organizing the upcoming AES Berlin Convention, set to take place May 20 to 23, 2017, at the Maritim Hotel Berlin in Berlin, Germany. The Convention, being co-chaired by Sascha Spors (Professor at the University of Rostock and Chair, AES North German Section) and Nadja Wallaszkovits (Chief Audio Engineer, Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences and formerly AES VP, Central Europe Region), will once again be the largest European pro audio event and exhibition of the year, drawing professionals and students from around the world.

Offering four full days of in-depth programs and presentations, technical tours, and a three-day manufacturer exhibition of the top brands and services in pro audio, the AES Berlin Convention is being headed up by an international committee of individuals dedicated to providing a unique and informative program for all attendees. The committee reports that paper submissions are up 50 percent higher than typical. Multichannel, spatial and immersive audio will all be well represented in the technical program, as will acoustics, psychoacoustics, audio quality and perception, to name just a few topics that will be addressed during this industry-spanning event.

Berlin captivated attendees of the 135th AES International Convention in Berlin in 2014, making a repeat visit an attractive proposition. The 2017 AES Berlin Technical Tour Schedule illustrates the breadth of the importance of Berlin to the audio industry, as well as its cultural allure. The Tech Tours program will include several renowned Berlin recording studios, tours of market-leading Berlin-based audio manufacturers, broadcast and film sound production facilities and the Museum für Kommunikation (Museum of Communications).

“A full convention program could be built around just the combined knowledge of the committee for AES Berlin,” says Bob Moses, AES Executive Director. “When these accomplished individuals reach out to their colleagues, to the entire AES membership and beyond, the result is an amazingly multi-faceted and quality program. If you are serious about audio, you’ll join us in Berlin.”

Papers co-chairs for the 142nd convention are Jamie Angus (AES Fellow, University of Salford) and Thomas Sporer (Fraunhofer, AES VP, Central Europe Region), while Workshops will be overseen by co-chairs Sascha Disch (Fraunhofer) and Natanya Ford (AES Fellow, Buckinghamshire University). Jens Aherns (University of Technology Berlin) will serve as Facilities Co-Chair, and André Maletz (Mixing Ambulance) will Co-Chair the Technical Tours. Additional committee members will be announced soon.

Look for AES Berlin updates and registration information to come at aeseurope.com

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Posted: Thursday, March 2, 2017

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Now featured on the AES.org website: Pro Audio Reference: Concepts, Terminology, Standards, History, and Assorted Surprises.

AES President-Elect David Scheirman (right) with George Petersen (center), discuss the Manley VoxBox with EveAnna Manley, prior to awarding the tube mic channel a place in the TECnology Hall of Fame at the NAMM Show 2016. Scheirman will cohost the event again during The NAMM Show 2017.

AES President-Elect David Scheirman (right) with George Petersen (center), discuss the Manley VoxBox with EveAnna Manley, prior to awarding the tube mic channel a place in the TECnology Hall of Fame at the NAMM Show 2016. Scheirman will cohost the event again during The NAMM Show 2017.

Visit one of the premier resources for various terms commonly used by engineers in the pro audio field - an entertaining and informative reference for the industry:


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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017

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