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Iconic Electronic Music Pioneer and Technologist Thomas Dolby to Keynote AES New York Convention

With the title "The Conscious Sound Byte," Thomas Dolby's AES Keynote address will focus on next-generation sound technologies, in particular adaptive/non-linear music and audio for games, VR/AR, "hearables" and other new media platforms. "A big difference between 'real' and 'electronic' sounds is that electronic sounds have zero awareness of each other," shares Prof. Dolby. "Sound bytes blindly follow orders, and fire off (usually) as instructed by a human. Yet musicians playing 'real' instruments listen, resonate, and respond to the music, the room, and to each other, in a matter of microseconds."

Posted on August 15, 2018 at 8:00:00 AM EDT

AES New York 2018 Exhibition Floor Events Offer Practical Training

Alongside its flagship technical program, the 145th International AES Convention offers all attendees three days of gear exhibition and pro audio presentations covering live sound, recording, broadcast and beyond

Audio Engineering Society conventions connect audio engineers, producers, artists, and enthusiasts with the latest research and information, while also providing the premier showcase for the latest audio gear and technologies from the industry's most relevant brands. The AES New York 2018 Convention, taking place October 17 — 20 at the Jacob Javits Center, will offer not only the AES flagship Technical Program, but also the year's largest dedicated professional audio showcase and exhibition, taking place the first three days of the show (October 17 -- 19), featuring the largest-ever offering of free-to-attend workshops and tutorials on the exhibition floor and throughout the convention's demo room areas. These events are free to all attendees, and complimentary Exhibits-Plus badges are available to AES Members or with a VIP promo code.

Posted on August 1, 2018 at 12:00:00 PM EDT

The Audio Engineering Society Announces Organizing Committee for 2018 AES New York Convention

The organizing committee of the 145th AES International Convention in New York City has been announced, as plans get underway for the largest Audio Engineering Society event of the year. Taking place at the Jacob Javits Center, October 17-20, this year's AES New York Convention will build upon the record-setting attendance and unparalleled Technical Program content that characterized AES New York 2017 — one of the most memorable conventions in AES history. Once again being co-located with the NAB New York Show, which more than doubled the content creation professionals attending both events' exhibitions, the Convention will be led by Co-Chairs Paul Gallo, Valerie Tyler and Jonathan Wyner. This year's Convention will also celebrate 70 years of the Audio Engineering Society's contributions to the art and science of audio engineering and the growth of the Society throughout some of the most innovative years in audio technology development, including the burgeoning fields of audio for gaming, audio for virtual and augmented reality and spatial audio. Registration is currently open, with deep discounts for AES Members and Student Members, at

Posted on June 4, 2018 at 12:00:00 PM EDT

AES Milan Convention Opening Ceremonies Resound With "The Power of Sound"

Day one of the AES Milan Convention opens with awards and keynote, as the AES celebrates its 70th year

The AES Milan 144th International Convention set the stage for four days of all things audio with the Opening Ceremonies on Wednesday, 23 May. Exemplifying this year's theme of "The Power of Sound," the AES Milan Convention, taking place 23—26 May in Milan, Italy, brings together audio industry professionals, students, educators and top brands and audio service providers from around the world for the purpose of advancing the art and science of audio engineering.

Posted on May 24, 2018 at 12:00:00 PM EDT

AES Milan Convention Announces Best Paper Awards, to Be Presented During Opening Ceremonies

Best Student Paper Award and Best Peer-Reviewed Paper Award highlight top research and advancements in the field of audio engineering

The AES Milan Convention has announced the winners of the "Best Student Paper Award" and "Best Peer-Reviewed Paper Award," to be presented during the Opening Ceremonies on 23 May at 13:00. These distinctions, which honor outstanding achievement in academic papers being presented at the convention, will be presented by AES Milan Papers co-chairs Ville Pulkki and Sascha Spors, and Dr. Rob Maher, AES Student Technical Paper Award Coordinator.

Posted on May 9, 2018 at 1:00:00 PM EDT

Italian Professional Audio Manufacturers Embrace AES Milan Convention

Renowned Italian brands and distributors to exhibit, sponsor and present during the 144th AES Convention

As the professional audio community prepares to gather at AES Milan — Europe's premier professional audio technology and networking event, taking place 23-26 May at the NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre in Milan, Italy — Italian manufacturers and distributors are also preparing to exhibit and share audio technology insights at the event. "Numerous respected professional audio brands throughout Italy are built upon a historical and globally-known heritage of invention, construction, manufacturing and global export, inspiring the 'Power of Sound' theme for the 144th AES International Convention," notes AES President David Scheirman. The most prominent city in Northern Italy, Milan is a technology and manufacturing stronghold in the heart of a nation characterized by old-world charm and world-renowned as an incubator of innovation, with a thinker-craftsman-inventor culture built upon the historical legacy of icons like Leonardo da Vinci and the father of radio, Guglielmo Marconi.

Posted on May 9, 2018 at 12:00:00 PM EDT

The Power of Sound Reinforcement Takes the Stage at the AES Milan Convention

Loudspeakers, networking and unique listening experiences are among the Sound Reinforcement presentations taking place at AES Milan

Whether presenting a live performance, playback of recorded audio, or other audible signal to an immediate audience, sound reinforcement plays a key role in the efficiency and perception in which the sound is received. The upcoming AES Milan Convention, taking place 23-26 May at the NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre in Milan, Italy, will offer an inside look and the opportunity to listen to some of the most talked-about topics in the industry while presenting the latest in research and innovations in sound reinforcement technology. With less than a month until the convention, now is the time to register and receive the advance registration rate through 1 May.

Posted on May 3, 2018 at 10:00:00 AM EDT

AES Membership Month Extends AES Milan Registration, Opens NY 2018 Housing, Updates Refer-a-Friend

Best pricing availability on All Access and Exhibits-Plus badges, including substantial member discounts, extended for the largest European AES event of the year

The month of May is Membership Month for the Audio Engineering Society, with early opening of housing availability for AES New York 2018; AES Milan 2018 Advance Registration with its deep discounts for members extended; and a revamp of the Society's Refer-a-Friend program.

Posted on May 2, 2018 at 12:00:00 PM EDT

AES Milan Convention Recording and Production Events Program Announced

Dedicated presentations and events represent the latest in recording technology and research

The AES has always been at the center of the audio recording community, bringing the top engineers together to share techniques and promote new ideas. Next month's AES Milan Convention will offer the year's most comprehensive program of Recording and Production workshops, tutorials and demonstrations, along with chances to get your ears on the latest gear from top industry brands. Taking place 23-26 May at the NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre in Milan, Italy, AES Milan will present an immersive look at many topics of note in the recording and production industry.

Posted on April 20, 2018 at 10:00:00 AM EDT

Anderson/Schwarz Surround and Immersive Recordings Sessions Present Unique Listening Experiences at AES Milan Convention

Hi-res recordings from around the world offer state-of-the-art multichannel listening experiences

Exemplifying the Audio Engineering Society's theme of "Listen, Learn, Connect," AES Conventions present a wide array of exclusive listening experiences and events to attendees in virtually every format available. From headphones and in-ear monitoring, to studio monitors and sound reinforcement, the AES Milan Convention 2018 offers opportunities for first-hand demonstrations and in-depth listening experiences, with insight from renowned engineers and producers working with the latest emerging technologies. A highlight event of the AES Milan Convention will be the "New Surround and Immersive Recordings" sessions, presented by 2-time GRAMMY®-winning Jim Anderson (Anderson Audio; Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, New York University; Past President and Governor, AES) and Tonmeister Ulrike Schwarz (Anderson Audio NY), recipient of multiple European awards including the Diamant d'Opera, Diapason d'Or, and Echo Klassik, as well as accolades for his work on many GRAMMY nominated projects, in association with the AES Technical Committee on Recording Technology and Practices, the AES Technical Committee on Spatial Audio and the AES Technical Committee on High Resolution Audio.

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 12:00:00 PM EDT

Latest Audio Research and Technologies to Be Highlighted at AES Milan Convention

Research Papers, Poster Sessions and Engineering Briefs will showcase the work of over 100 researchers on a variety of audio engineering topics

As the cornerstone of the Audio Engineering Society's mission to promote the science and practice of audio, each AES convention features a wide array of presentations on research topics presented by leading engineers, scientists and students in the field of audio engineering, and the AES Milan convention, coming up 23-26 May at the NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre in Milan, Italy, is no exception. Brought together by AES Milan Papers co-chairs Ville Pulkki and Sascha Spors, the Convention's Technical Program will feature research Papers, Engineering Briefs and Poster sessions by over 100 authors.

Posted on April 16, 2018 at 12:00:00 PM EDT

AES Milan Brims with Student and Career Development Events and Opportunities

The AES Milan Convention, taking place 23—26 May at the NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre in Milan, Italy, will offer more ways to listen, learn and connect than ever before with its schedule of Student and Career development events. With significant savings on student All Access registration, attendees can affordably enjoy four full days of educational and career advancement events, a technical program featuring a host of presentations on a variety of audio engineering disciplines, special events such as the opening ceremonies and keynote speaker, and exhibition floor showcases and events from leading audio companies from around the world. Additional student activities include recording critiques, an Education and Career Fair, and newly expanded student design and recording competitions.

Posted on April 6, 2018 at 12:00:00 PM EDT

Malcolm Hawksford to Give AES Milan Heyser Memorial Lecture - "Understanding High Quality Audio - A Personal Journey"

The AES Milan Convention, being held 23—26 May at the NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre in Milan, Italy, will feature Malcolm Hawksford -- Emeritus Professor within the School of Computing Science and Electronic Engineering at Essex University, Colchester, and a recent AES Gold Medal Winner — as presenter of the 38th Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture, speaking on the topic "Understanding High Quality Audio -- A Personal Journey." Taking place on Thursday, 24 May at 6:30pm.

Posted on March 26, 2018 at 10:00:00 AM EDT

Spatial Audio and Audio for VR to Be Explored in AES Milan Immersive Presentations and Experiences

New dimensions in audio production and playback technologies bring about new topics and experiences at AES Milan Convention

Audio industry leaders in new markets and media are slated to take on the multi-faceted topics of Spatial Audio and Audio for Virtual Reality at the AES Milan 144th International Convention, taking place at the NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre in Milan, Italy, May 23—26. Offering an in-depth look into these rapidly advancing and game-changing technologies, AES Milan will offer cutting-edge research presentations, tutorials, workshops and ears-on demonstrations highlighting spatial audio production in a variety of applications and settings. Advance registration pricing on All Access badges is available until May 1.

Posted on March 21, 2018 at 12:00:00 PM EDT

AES Milan 2018 Convention Advance Registration Now Open

For a limited time, Advance Registration pricing is available for the 144th Audio Engineering Society Convention

Register now for Europe's premier pro audio education and networking event of the year — the 144th AES International Convention, taking place at the NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre in Milan, Italy, May 23--26, 2018. Built on the theme, "The Power of Sound," AES Milan offers the latest scientific research, technologies and professional insights on a host of audio engineering topics. The event brings together audio professionals, students, enthusiasts, manufacturers and advanced audio technologies from around the world for four days of audio immersion, experiences and networking. Register now at for special Advance Registration rates, including additional discounted pricing for AES Member and students.

Posted on March 16, 2018 at 9:00:00 AM EDT

Dr. Marina Bosi to Give Keynote Address on Perceptual Audio Encoding at AES Milan Convention

The 144th International Audio Engineering Society Convention address will explore current audio coding technologies and advancements

The Audio Engineering Society will take a deep look at the impact of digital audio coding during the upcoming AES Milan Convention keynote address, "How Perceptual Audio Coding Has Shaped Our Lives," to be given by Dr. Marina Bosi, AES Past-President and Consulting Professor, Stanford University. Dr. Bosi's speech, taking place on May 23, 2018, during the Opening Ceremonies of the 144th International AES Convention, will review the history, as well as look to the future, of coding technologies and practices, from both production and consumer standpoints.

Posted on March 7, 2018 at 9:00:00 AM EST

Audio Engineering Society Explores "The Power of Sound" at AES Milan 2018 - Organizing Committee Announced

The Audio Engineering Society has announced the distinguished membership of the organizing committee for the 144th International AES Convention and Exposition, taking place in Milan, Italy, May 23—26 at the NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre. Embracing this year's theme -- "The Power of Sound" — the convention will be co-chaired by Alberto Pinto (Professor — CESMA, NUCT University, Stanford University) and Nadja Wallaszkovits (Chief Audio Engineer -- Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences and AES President-Elect), who have assembled a team of leading audio professionals to organize the events and presentations for Europe's largest professional audio education, networking and gear exhibition of the year.

Posted on February 15, 2018 at 12:00:00 PM EST

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