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Wednesday, October 27, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Julia Morgan Ballroom, Merchants Exchange Building, 465 California Street
Time schedule
Frederick J. Ampel – Technology Visions, Overland Park, KS
David Claringbold, Sydney Opera House, Australia
Kurt Graffy, Arup Acoustics
Dave Haydon, Outboard Electronics
Randy Hoffner, ABC Television
Mark Hood, Echo Park Studios, Bloomington, IN
Jonathan Laney, Talaske, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park
Michael Leahy, EGR Software
Riccardo Mazza, School of High Musical Specialization, Saluzzo, Italy
SURROUND LIVE II - MORE SURROUND is the second iteration of the most comprehensive event devoted exclusively to the creation, production and reproduction of live performance audio in multi-channel surround.
Following on the highly successful event held in NYC in 2003, SURROUND LIVE II - MORE SURROUND, will again be offered as a one-day interactive workshop.
Surround Live will bring together working professionals from the Performance Audio, Broadway Theater, Broadcast, Environmental Audio, Fine Arts and other industry segments as well as the recording technology areas, to discuss the issues and technological challenges created by presenting music, drama, and theater, art and cultural exhibitions 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 multichannel work done in a post-production environment.
A full 5.1+ channel large scale tour sound system will be in place courtesy of Meyer Sound Labs, along with a DIGICO console, and electronic reverberation technology from Lexicon, Inc.. Shure, Inc. will be supply 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 improve the experience for both audience members and performers.

Registration Fees
: AES Members: USD 125 advance, USD 150 on site; Non-members USD 150 advance, USD 175 on site. This fee includes coffee breaks and lunch and access to all four days of the 117th AES Convention Exhibits at the Moscone Convention Center. There are price reductions available to students or if you combine this Symposium with the Full Program registration for the 117th AES Convention.
You are encouraged to register in advance, as there is a limit to the number that can be admitted to this symposium. The ability to register on site is unlikely.


Thursday, October 28, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
    Roger Furness - Executive Director
    Ron Streicher - President
    John Strawn - Convention Chair
    by Ron Fair, President of A&M Records

    Thursday, October 28, 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
    Come experience the best of game audio today. If you haven't truly listened to video games in awhile, now's your chance! This is not your old Commodore 64. Featuring the latest and greatest game consoles, you're invited to kick back and hear what all the fuss is about. Where else can you hear and play games and call it "industry research?" Sponsors to date include: Dolby, Genelec, Microsoft, Nintendo and Spherex. More to come...

    Thursday, October 28, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
    John Casey - Radio World
    Andy Butler - PBS
    David Layer - NAB
    Tony Masiello - XM
    Glynn Walden - Viacom/Infinity
    David Wilson - CE
    This event will discuss job opportunities and the training needed for the audio professional in today’s “Digital Broadcast World.” What are the Employers looking for, and what jobs are out there for the audio professional…how your skills can be utilized.

    Thursday, October 28, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    The Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy® presents GAME ON! Videogames: The Future of Music & Entertainment
    Dave Adelson - Hits Magazine and Producer/Music Correspondent for E! News Live
    Buzz Burrowes - Director of Tools, Technology and Services, Sony Computer Entertainment America
    Niles Rodgers - Legendary Multiple GRAMMY®-Nominated Songwriter and Producer
    Brian Schmidt - Program Manager for Xbox Audio, Media and Voice Technologies
    Tommy Tallarico - President of Tommy Tallarico Studios, Inc. and Founder of Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.)
    The 16th Annual GRAMMY Recording SoundTable is presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. (NARAS) and hosted by AES. Please join top music makers, experts and creators of videogames as they relay experiences and knowledge about getting in - and winning - in this exciting and thriving multimedia industry.

    Thursday, October 28, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    A mixer party will be held on Thursday evening to enable convention attendees and exhibitors to meet in a social atmosphere after the opening day’s activities to catch up with friends and colleagues from the industry. There will be a cash bar and snacks.

    Thursday, October 28, 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    Busses will depart from the Moscone Center at 7:45 pm and will return to Moscone and the AES Hotels after the performance.
    Grace Cathedral
    1100 California Street (at Taylor Street)
    San Francisco
    Organist: Graham Blyth

    NOTE: In conjunction with the recital, AES President Ron Streicher will present a tutorial (T7) at the cathedral starting at 6:00 pm. For details see Tutorials.

    The Alexander Memorial Organ in Grace Cathedral is one of the most famous organs in North America. It was built in 1934 by the Aeolian Skinner Company of Boston, Mass, under the direction of G. Donald Harrison and comprises 125 ranks of pipes spread over seven divisions, a total of 7,347 pipes.

    Graham Blyth's program features Louis Vierne's 1st Organ Symphony and Cesar Franck's Chorale No.2 together with works by Buxtehude, Cocker, Elgar, Guilmant & Mulet.

    Graham Blyth
    received his early musical training as a Junior Exhibitioner at Trinity College of Music in London, England. Subsequently at Bristol University, he took up conducting, performing Bach’s St. Matthew Passion before he was 21. He holds diplomas in Organ Performance from the Royal College of Organists, The Royal College of Music, and the Trinity College of Music. In the late 1980s he renewed his studies with Sulemita Aronowsky for piano and with Robert Munns for organ. Mr. Blyth made his international debut with an organ recital at St. Thomas Church, New York, in 1993, and since then has presented concerts on some of the finest organs in those cities visited by the AES, including San Francisco (Grace Cathedral), Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Munich, Paris (Madeleine Church) and Berlin. He gives numerous concerts each year, principally as an organist and a pianist, but also as a conductor and a harpsichord player. Mr. Blyth is founder and technical director of Soundcraft. He divides his time between his main career as a designer of professional audio equipment and music-related activities. He has lived in Wantage, Oxfordshire, U.K., since 1984, where he is currently artistic director of Wantage Chamber Concerts and director of the Wantage Festival of Arts. He is also founder and conductor of the Challow Chamber Singers & Players. He is involved with Musicom Ltd., a British company at the leading edge of pipe organ control system and digital pipe synthesis design and has recently formed the Veritas Organ Company to address the aspirational end of the Church Organ market.


    Friday, October 29, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
    AUDIO PROFESIONAL EN LATINOAMERICA (Professional Audio in Latin America)
    Elmar Leal - Technical Director, Taller de Arte Sonoro, Caracas, Venezuela
    Paul Lima - Brasil
    Horacio Malvicino -
    Andres Mayo -
    Mercedes Onorato -
    AES Vice President, Latin American Region
    George Petersen -
    Mix Magazine
    David Rodriguez -
    Jorge Urbano -
    Editor, Sound Check Magazine, Mexico
    A successful series of events from 1992 to 1997 comes back to unite the Latin America audio community again. A panel of specialists in different areas of the Audio Industry in Latin America will discuss important issues such as audio education, career opportunities, musical production trends, music business, industrial audio products, technical advances in pre-mastering and restoration and distribution of technical information in Spanish. This event also includes an international panel, which will focus on the continuing exchanges between all AES sections in reference to education, seminars and convention organization, in order to share material and achievements and to continue the task of expanding this promising region. Ample time will be reserved for audience participation. This event will be conducted primarily in the Spanish language.

    Friday, October 29, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
    David Bialik - Consultant
    David Layer - NAB NRSC
    Michael Lyons - Ibiquity
    Tony Masiello - XM
    Geir R. Skaaden -
    Neural Audio
    Mike Starling -
    Tomorrow Radio
    Fred von Lohmann - Electronic Frontier Foundation
    David Wilson -
    Fourteen years ago the AES had the first forum in NY. Digital Radio has now gone from theory to reality. We will discuss Eureka, IBOC (HD Radio), Satellite Radio, Tomorrow Radio, proposed Broadcast Flag, and the listening environments. This is a chance to become familiar with the newest radio technology that has been successfully adopted in the U.S.

    Friday, October 29, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Come experience the best of game audio today. If you haven't truly listened to video games in awhile, now's your chance! This is not your old Commodore 64. Featuring the latest and greatest game consoles, you're invited to kick back and hear what all the fuss is about. Where else can you hear and play games and call it "industry research?" Sponsors to date include: Dolby, Genelec, Microsoft, Nintendo and Spherex. More to come...

    Friday, October 29, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Ron Fair – President of A&M Records (Biography)
    Howard Benson - Producer and A&R, Warner Bros; credits include Hoobastank, My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach, POD
    Jack Joseph Puig - Grammy® Award-Winning Producer; credits include John Mayer, Green Day, No Doubt
    Phil Ramone - Multi-Grammy® Award-Winning Producer; credits include Elton John, Peter Cincotti, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Ray Charles Duets
    Chink Santana – Producer; credits include Fat Joe f/Ashanti, Wuts Luv, Irv Gotti, Ja Rule
    Mark Wright - Producer, Executive VP A&R, Sony Records; credits include Brooks & Dunn, Gretchen Wilson, Gary Allen, Susan Haynes
    A panel of renowned and highly successful producers will eloquently address the continually evolving technical and creative issues with which they are faced today.

    Friday, October 29, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    PLATINUM ENGINEERS - The All-Star Mix Engineers Panel
    Jack Joseph Puig – Engineer/Producer; credits include John Mayer, Green Day, No Doubt (to mention a few). Known for his ability to merge the sounds of the past three decades to create something that is thoroughly modern, Jack Joseph Puig has produced and mixed hits for John Mayer and Green Day among many others. Calling L.A.'s Ocean Way studios home, Puig has spent time both as an engineer and as a producer and sees the duality as a plus when dealing with today's Top 40 rock acts who often ask him to mix their albums.
    Bob Clearmountain - Mixer/Producer; credits include The Finn Brothers, The Rolling Stones, Bryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, Joe Cocker, Shawn Colvin, INXS
    Chris Lord-Alge - Mixer; credits include Green Day, Hoobastank, Michelle Branch
    Tom Lord-Alge - Mixer; credits include Avril Lavigne, blink 182, Dave Matthews
    Today’s music is being recorded in not only commercial facilities but in unconventional places such as warehouses, garages and bedrooms on a multitude of different mediums making the mix engineers role more important than ever before. This panel of world renown mix engineers will discuss the challenges and techniques of taking an album with multiple mediums, producers and recording engineers and making it sonically consistent and radio ready.


    Saturday, October 30, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Emil Torick
    Frank Foti - Telos Omnia
    Rocky Graham - Dolby Labs
    Alan Kraemer
    - SRS Labs
    Michael Lyons -
    Tony Masiello
    - XM
    Robert Orban
    - Orban
    Mike Pappas
    - KUVO
    Robert Reams
    - Neural Audio
    Radio is evolving past the barriers of stereo and is introducing Surround Sound. We will discuss the various systems and how they work within the various broadcast and bandwidth restraints.

    Saturday, October 30, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Come experience the best of game audio today. If you haven't truly listened to video games in awhile, now's your chance! This is not your old Commodore 64. Featuring the latest and greatest game consoles, you're invited to kick back and hear what all the fuss is about. Where else can you hear and play games and call it "industry research?" Sponsors to date include: Dolby, Genelec, Microsoft, Nintendo and Spherex. More to come...

    Saturday, October 30, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
    Nathaniel Kunkel - Independent Grammy®-Nominated, Emmy Award-Winning
    Producer/Engineer; credits include James Taylor, Lyle Lovett, Graham Nash, Insane Clown Posse, Sheila Nicholls, and Sting
    Peter Chaikin - Director of Marketing for Recording and Broadcast - JBL Professional; credits include Product Development for Yamaha and Alesis, Grammy®-Nominated Engineer and several Platinum Albums.
    Geoff Emerick - Grammy® Award-Winning Engineer/Producer; credits include The Beatles (Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band, White Album, Abbey Road), Elvis Costello, and Nellie McKay. In 2003 the Recording Academy® presented Mr. Emerick with the Technical GRAMMY® Award.
    Robin Hurley - Senior Vice-President of A&R for Warner Strategic Marketing (WSM).
    WSM is the catalog division for the Warner Music Group, and includes the leading catalog label, Rhino; credits include overseeing the A&R and development of all CD and music DVD projects, including the release of Surround Sound catalog projects as DVD-Audio.
    Jeff Levison - Audio Disc Producer – DTS Entertainment; credits include "In Absentia" - Porcupine Tree, "Shangri-La, The Wraith" - Insane Clown Posse, "Legion of Boom" - The Crystal Method. Re-recording Mixer for the documentary "Bush's Brain" (currently in theaters).
    George Massenburg - One of the most respected figures in the industry, Grammy® Award-Winning producer/engineer, professor, audio renaissance man, inventor and surround innovator; credits include Linda Ronstadt (forthcoming surround project for
    Verve/Universal), Mary Chapin-Carpenter, & Donny Osmond.
    Rodney Orpheus
    - European Business Development Manager at DTS Entertainment; credits include currently remixing LTJ Bukem, K-Scope, and various other drum & bass artists for a forthcoming DTS-E Surround album. Produced "Wetware" by The Cassandra Complex. Professional producer and musician for over 20 years.
    Jim Pace
    - President – AID
    AID is the largest equipment supplier servicing the major film studios and multi-channel setups.
    Ronald Prent - Residential Engineer at Galaxy Studios in Belgium
    Some recent projects in Surround:
    • Guano Apes/Don't Give Me Names: SACD/BMG Germany (New Album)
      First ever SACD in crossover rock. Still used by many as a benchmark in progressive surround mixing.
    • Herbert Gronemeijer: SACD/EMI Germany
      Won Echo award in Germany.
    • Kane/So Glad You Made It: SACD/BMG Netherlands
      Won Surround 2003 Award for "Best Purposely made New Album for Surround."
    • Simple Minds/2 DVD-A/DTS: EMI London
      Once upon a Time & New Gold Dream.
    • Indochine (French Cult Band from the 80's/Best of...): BMG France
    Surround Sound - when will stereo become like mono and all there will be, will be surround music? For the last 5 years surround sound has made huge inroads into studios, personal listening places, cars, homes...and the technology continues to evolve as well as become more friendly and cost effective. CES/CEA is keenly interested in this format as DVD-Video sales are skyrocketing and DVD-Audio and SA-CD sales are still lagging. The producers, engineers, labels and manufacturers are working better together than ever before to perfect these formats. Last year at AES, the Grammy's showcased their panel in surround-only and it was the highest attendance they had in recent years. There is still an immense amount of thirst/knowledge for the format from the listener’s perspective as well as the producer’s, engineer’s and label’s, who still have not gotten into this provocative format. The panel will discuss how the surround sound-only formats can be used to become the consumer audio format of choice.
    Nathaniel Kunkel's bio:
    With surround and stereo credits like, James Taylor, Lyle Lovett, Graham Nash, Insane Clown Posse, Sheila Nicholls, The Crystal Method and Sting as well as a few Emmy and Grammy nominations on his shelf, Nathaniel Kunkel is arguably an authority on engineering in Surround Sound. His portable Studio Without Walls has mixed in more unconventional settings and produced more hits than most seasoned recording facilities. From the technical to the creative Nathaniel's cutting edge approach to Surround Sound is one of the ultimate authorities in this format. As George Massenburg recently stated at the Grammy® Surround Music Alliance Tour; "The Crystal Method's 5.1 single mixed by Nathaniel Kunkel is the best representation of what Surround Sound should sound like.

    Saturday, October 30, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
    Craig Anderton, Editor at Large, EQ Magazine
    In 1964, Bob Moog showed his first electronic music modules to the AES Convention in New York. Now, forty years later after changing the world of audio forever, Bob returns to the AES for an informal, interactive discussion with the audience. From building the synthesis equipment for the best-selling classical album of all time (Switched-On Bach), to his current efforts in pushing the musical state of the art in expressive synthesis, Bob Moog remains an entertaining, engaging personality who continues to play a vital role in the audio community.
    For biographies of both Bob Moog and Craig Anderton, click here.

    Saturday, October 30, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    Paul Gallo, Executive Director - SPARS
    Capitol Studios, Los Angeles
    Crawford Audio Services, Atlanta
    Emerald, Nashville
    Larrabee Studios, Los Angeles
    Masterdisk, NY
    Remote Recording, NY
    Skywalker Sound, San Francisco
    Tiki Recording, Glen Cove, NY
    Village Recorder, Los Angeles
    The Society of Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS) is a twenty-five-year-old professional organization dedicated to sharing practical, hands-on business information about audio facility ownership, management, and operations. This event, which is co-hosted by the AES, features an elite group of studio owners/managers, and recording industry professionals who will explore strategies for adapting your business to changing times. Mentors will be available for one on one or group sessions to mentor and discuss innovative ways to handle unique challenges facing the successful operation of an audio production facility.

    Saturday, October 30, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    by Walter Murch
    This event features a presentation of Edison's first sound film from 1894, thought to be lost for many years. Patrick Loughney at the Library of Congress recently re-discovered and repaired the long-lost cylinder, and sent it to Walter Murch to resync with the nitrate picture. Mr. Murch will give an explanation of how this was done, despite the fact that there was no start mark, no standard frame rate for film, nor rpm for cylinder. Then, using Edison as a springboard, he will examine the hypothetical question: what would have happened to cinema if film+sound had been invented 100 years earlier? Would we have known what to do with it, or were certain other 19th century cultural developments - dynamism in music (Beethoven) and realism in literature (Flaubert) - needed to prepare the way for film to catalyze cinema's true strengths: the dynamic representation of closely-observed reality. Further information can be found here.

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    Sunday, October 31, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
    Busses will depart from the Moscone Center at 8:45 am and will return after the performance.
    Jeremy Cooperstock & Wieslaw Woszczyk - Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    The AES Technical Committee on Network Audio Systems will demonstrate streaming of six channels of DSD audio (the 2.8 MHz sampling system used for SACD), transmitting a live jazz performance at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, in real time, to the University of California San Francisco's Genentech Hall. The audience will experience the performance with the latest in audio technology, accompanied by an SDI digital video projection, transmitted using the McGill UltraVideoconferencing system. Technical issues and implications to future recording and performance applications will be discussed. A multi-site Hallowe’en performance is also planned.

    Sunday, October 31, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Come experience the best of game audio today. If you haven't truly listened to video games in awhile, now's your chance! This is not your old Commodore 64. Featuring the latest and greatest game consoles, you're invited to kick back and hear what all the fuss is about. Where else can you hear and play games and call it "industry research?" Sponsors to date include: Dolby, Genelec, Microsoft, Nintendo and Spherex. More to come...

    Sunday, October 31, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
    Clive Young
    Howard Page
    Dave Shadoan

    This freewheeling panel of touring professionals will cover the latest trends, techniques and tools that shape modern sound reinforcement. The all-star panel will careen through subject matter ranging from gear to gossip, in what promises to be an entertaining and educational 90 minutes--with the engineers on the business side of the microphone, saying something besides "testing" and "check" for a change!
    Clive Young
    is the senior editor of Pro Sound News, having covered live sound there for the last decade. He is also the author of "CRANK IT UP: Live Sound Secrets of the Top Tour Engineers." Published in May by Backbeat Books, CRANK IT UP has received rave reviews from Billboard, Hit Parader and Book News, and has been made required reading for NYU's live audio curriculum. Additionally, he has written for MTV, American Songwriter, Music Business International and Gig and others, and has lectured along the east coast on the history of rock concerts.
    Howard Page is the director of engineering for Showco, a division of Clair Brothers Audio. Having spent decades in the live pro audio business, Page has mixed tours for acts as varied as Van Halen and Sade, but his biggest impact arguably may be his conception and development of Showco's Showconsole, one of the first digitally controlled analog live mixing desks--the sixth console he has designed and built over his career. A native of Australia, Page spent 17 years as a partner in Jans Concert Productions, before coming to America in 1989, where he has worked for Showco ever since.
    Dave Shadoan is the longtime president of Sound Image (San Marcos, CA), one of the country's highest profile sound reinforcement companies. In business for over 33 years, Sound Image provides sound for acts such as Jimmy Buffett (a 30-year client), Eric Clapton, Brian Wilson and Toby Keith. The company has also made a number of technological breakthroughs, working with manufactuturers over the years. In addition to his work as company president, Shadoan is a respected monitor engineer who has provided audio for many of his clients, including Boz Scaggs.

    Sunday, October 31, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    with introduction by Multi-Grammy® Award-Winning Producer Phil Ramone
    This 90-minute documentary profiles the life and work of legendary producer/recording engineer Tom Dowd. A former Atlantic Records engineer, Dowd was responsible for some of the most important R&B, rock, and jazz records ever made. Interviews with recording industry icons tell the story of this humble genius, while historical footage, photographs and classic music tracks capture the magic of the recording studio. It's here that Dowd, the unaffected master, recounts the recording sessions and technical achievements that altered the course of contemporary music. The film includes powerful interviews, photos and film clips — both historical and contemporary — of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, Otis Redding, the Allman Brothers, Les Paul, Phil Ramone, Joe Bonamassa, Ahmet Ertegun and many more musical giants.
    This special viewing has been made possible by Dana Dowd. Dana Dowd's expertise in marketing, event coordination, media buying and logistics has landed her pivotal roles in events for OpSail, Microsoft and Playboy, among others. In 2003, she began a company named Silver Fox Productions in honor of her late father, Tom Dowd. Since its inception, Silver Fox Productions has become a vital part of preserving her father's legacy by promoting and marketing his music and photography, as well as the film ‘Tom Dowd & The Language of Music’. Dowd also works closely with her mother Cheryl Dowd, President of Tom Dowd Productions, to continue the preservation of her father's work in engineering and producing.

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