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The Live Sound Symposium has sold out.

Thursday, October 9

10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom, 311 West 34th Street, New York, NY


Fred Ampel, Technology Visions
Vice Chairs:
Keith Clark, Live Sound International
Mark Herman, Live Sound International
Doug Jones, Columbia College, Chicago
Surround Live! Is the first ever, comprehensive event devoted exclusively to the creation, production and reproduction of live performance audio in multi-channel surround.
Offered as a one-day interactive workshop, on Thursday, October 9, 2003 in conjunction with the 115th Audio Engineering Society Convention in New York City, Surround Live! will take place at the Manhattan Center Studios complex’s Grand Ballroom.
Surround Live! will bring together working professionals from the Tour Sound, Broadway Theater, Broadcast and Recording Industries to discuss the issues and technological challenges created by presenting music, drama, and theater in full multichannel surround audio formats to an audience.
Combining formal presentations with an interactive workshop and live/pre-recorded performances, attendees will be able to experience the process of creating and presenting multi-channel audio for a variety of live applications, and how this differs from the processes associated with multi-channel work done in a post-production environment.
A full 5.1 channel large-scale tour sound system will be in place, along with a 56 input digital surround capable console, and an array of signal processing and reverberation technology. There will also be a wide range of wired and wireless microphones for use in the workshop. A live performance will be an integral part of the event.
Anyone who is involved in performance audio, multi-channel sound, or is interested in how the two combine, is invited to attend. One of the main themes of the event is how immersing the audience in the sound field and keeping them closer to the sound system can help reduce overall SPL and improve the experience for both audience members and performers.
9:00 am – 10:00 am Registration at Manhattan Center
10:00 am – 12:00 noon Formal presentations
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Lunch (included)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Formal presentations
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Live performance demo and workshop on surround mixing
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Panel discussion and conclusion
Registration Fees: AES Members: USD 80 advance, USD 100 on site; Non-members USD 100 advance, USD 120 on site. This fee includes coffee breaks and lunch and access to all four days of the 115th AES Convention Exhibits at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. There are price reductions available to students or if you combine this Symposium with the Full Program registration for the 115th AES Convention.
You are encouraged to register in advance, as there is a limit to the number that can be admitted to this symposium. You may register online, or print out a form here.

This event is in part sponsored and supported by Digico, Meyer Sound Labs, Shure and the TC Group.

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