For Release: October 29, 2014
137th Audio Engineering Society Convention Continues to Garner Accolades — Largest West Coast Convention in Over a Decade
— AES137 marks a triumphant return to L.A. and proves that “If It’s About Audio, It’s At AES” —
• 15,403 registered attendees and 307 exhibitors/sponsors packed AES137 for all four days
• 350 presentations from an astounding 731 leading researchers and practitioners in the field provide AES attendees an unprecedented program
• AES137 attendance hits a west coast 10-year record high
The 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention
, which took place Thursday, October 9, 2014, through Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California,
continues to receive praises from exhibitors, sponsors and collaborative organizations alike.
With over 300 exhibitors and sponsors and a 10-year record west coast registered attendance of over 15,000, AES137 displayed sure signs of a burgeoning industry steeped in historical, artistic and technological breakthroughs that are playing a very crucial role in the development of audio across all corners of the industry and our daily lives.
Along with an astounding array of over 350 presentations over the four-day event, all focused on diverse aspects of audio production and technology, Convention Co-Chairs Michael MacDonald and Valerie Tyler helped amass an array of exhibitors and sponsor support, which filled exhibition floor aisles with the latest products, technology and services offered in the pro audio industry.
AES Executive Director Bob Moses stated, "The AES137 convention exceeded our hopes in many ways, and it was a thrill to see every one of our new ideas unfold successfully. The Live Sound Expo leveraged the success we've enjoyed with the Project Studio Expo and brought professional training to the Sound Reinforcement community. The new ‘Raw Tracks’ events, with a rare glimpse behind the glass at some of the classic recording sessions, were standing-room-only. High Resolution Audio sessions in the HRA breakout room emphasized a convergence of the consumer electronics music business with the musical production community, and the conversations are still buzzing along toward New York next year. And this list goes on and on – wow, that was awesome. We'll be back in L.A. in 2016, and I suspect we'll take it to yet another level."
“The annual U.S. AES convention is always an important event on our calendar,” stated Maureen Droney, The Recording Academy® Producers and Engineers Wing® Managing Director. “But the 137th show hit a high in attendance, content, energy, and, from what I could tell, positive reviews. The only thing that could have been better would have been to have more time to take advantage of the wealth of offerings. Congratulations to Bob Moses, Michael MacDonald, Valerie Tyler and everyone on the organizing committee for one of the best shows ever.”
Piers Plaskitt, CEO, Solid State Logic, Inc. shared, ”In anticipation of the excitement that would surround the return of AES to Los Angeles, Solid State Logic chose this show to launch two new products: The XL-Desk, our revolutionary twist on the classic analogue studio console, and a new addition to our Live Console portfolio, the powerful-yet-compact L300. We were thrilled with the response that both products received, and thanks to a stunning level of attendance, we anticipate an excellent return on the investment of us participating in the convention.“
“The AES convention once again proved to be a vital industry event, offering exhibitors, presenters, and attendees valuable opportunities to discuss technology and techniques at the forefront of audio engineering,” said Barbara Lange, Executive Director at SMPTE. “The sessions presented by SMPTE members in partnership with the AES drew strong attendance and provided unique insight into the newest developments in cinema standards, as well as a lively discussion of audio in today’s live television broadcasts.”
"We were really pleased to have the AES Convention back in Los Angeles this year," stated Doug Swan, Audio-Technica National Director of Sales & Marketing, Professional Markets. "Attendance exceeded expectations, and we got to see professionals from all corners of L.A.' s busy audio industry – record-making, TV/film, gaming, live sound, the tech sector, system installation and more. Signifying a reinvigorated industry, AES continues its upswing, and we are looking forward to the show next year."
AES137 Convention sponsors included Audionamix, Audinate, Audio Precision, Auro Technologies, Avid, DiGiCo, EAW, Focusrite/Novation, L-Acoustics, Lectrosonics, Location Sound Corp, MOTU, Sennheiser/Neumann, Shure, TC Electronic, TC Applied Technologies, THAT Corp, Universal Audio, and Yamaha.
For additional information on the Audio Engineering Society and its conventions, conferences and technological outreach, visit http://www.aes.org
The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 and now counts over 14,000 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.