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The 113th AES Convention promises to deliver a dynamic program of technical papers, workshops, special events and the most comprehensive exhibit of professional audio gear in the world. The theme of this year’s convention, “Science in the Service of Art,” is reflected throughout the convention program, and will be especially prevalent in the keynote address of Leonardo Chiariglione, the “father of MPEG.” Dr. Chiariglione will discuss how science can be a two-edged sword and that it is time that emergent technologies enable creative opportunities for the content world.

As live performances are at the core of musical entertainment, live sound reinforcement is at the core of the professional audio industry. We are pleased to be showcasing the latest in tour sound technology in papers and workshops and, as the icing on the cake, we present an exciting group of “road warriors”, live sound engineers, who share their thoughts and experiences in bringing the sound of the stars to large audiences.

The papers sessions will present a wide range of topics and focus on cutting edge technologies including low bit-rate audio coding, watermarking and networking. Signal processing also continues to be a highly popular topic and will be represented in an extensive number of papers, as well as several papers contributed in the area of psychoacoustics, the very core of the science of audio.

The goal of the 113th Convention is to provide you with a program that is not only educational, but interesting as well as thought provoking. We look forward to achieving this goal with you, when you come together with your esteemed colleagues for four days in Los Angeles.

Floyd Toole
113th AES Convention Chair

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