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Special Events to Complement the Technical Sessions, Workshops and Exhibitions

New York, July 11, 2002—Planning for the 113th AES Convention taking place October 5 – 8 at the Los Angeles Convention Center is underway under the direction of convention chair Floyd Toole and the dedicated team of volunteers who are pooling their resources together to develop a dynamic program.

A major attraction at the 113th Convention will be a series of special events that will complement the traditional technical sessions, workshops and exhibition that form the core program of the Society’s twice-yearly gatherings. One of the highlights of this year’s convention will be the Line Array Symposium, a 2- session workshop being presented in conjunction with Live Sound International Magazine.

A presentation hosted by Jim Brown, of Audio Systems Group, will focus on the history on theory behind loudspeaker line array systems. A second workshop, moderated by Live Sound technical editor, John Murray, will feature the latest information on practice and applications of line arrays. This will be the first time in the history of the AES that manufacturers will debate their differing designs in a public forum and is an event that is not to be missed.

Additional events developed with a focus on practical applications are the “Stereo and Surround Mic Techniques” and “Mixing and Mastering” workshops which will be presented as part of the educational program.

This year’s Platinum Producers Series will be presented in two parts. Panel I, “Producer, Engineer, Studio Technician—Blurring of Roles,” will feature discussions between leading music producers and will be moderated by Jimmy Douglass, producer/engineer who has worked with the likes of Missy Elliot, Lenny Kravitz and Snoop Dog. The second panel, “Past, Present and Future of Recording,” will be moderated by Howard Massey and include leading music producers and recording engineers. Massey will also be moderating the 14th Annual Grammy® Recording Soundtable. The Soundtable will be presented by NARAS and feature some of the industry’s most respected engineers and producers, who will discuss the relevant issues and concerns facing the recording community today.

“An Afternoon with ... Tom Holman,” whose distinguished career in audio, video and film spans over three decades will be moderated by George Petersen, editorial director of “Mix” Magazine. President of TMH Corporation and Professor of Film Sound at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television, Tom Holman’s influence has been felt by both the creators and consumers of motion pictures in production facilities, commercial movie theaters, and in homes worldwide.

A series of informal mixer sessions will be held each evening in the South Lobby entrance to the Los Angeles Convention Center and enable convention attendees to meet in a social atmosphere after the day's activities. Musical accompaniment will be coordinated by Claudia Koal, with a cash bar and snacks.

An old time radio re-creation of “The Jazz Singer,” will be staged on the exact 75th Anniversary of the film’s premier on October 9, 1927, and will comprise a re-telling of a special radio program produced in 1947.

Papers Programming will feature wide range of topics
Papers chairmen Eric Benjamin and John Strawn report that to date, more than 90 papers have been accepted into the program. A wide range of topics will be presented, and a focus on cutting edge technologies including low bit-rate audio coding, watermarking and networking will be featured. Signal processing also continues to be a highly popular topic and will be represented in an extensive number of papers, as well as 12 papers contributed in the area of psychoacoustics. 

Additonal information on the 113th Convention, including program details, and registration and hotel information will be available shortly. Please visit for the latest updates or contact the AES Headquarters via e-mail or telephone 212.661.8528.


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