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Past Event: Studio of the Future: 2020—2050

John La Grou

John La Grou

April 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Location: NYU Clive Davis Institue, 194 Mercer Street Studio 510, NYC

Moderated by: Jim Anderson, NYU

Speaker(s): John La Grou, The POW-R Consortium, Millennia Media

A brief look at the evolution of audio electronics, a theory of innovation, and a sweeping vision for the next forty years of audio production technology. Informed by the growth theories of Moore, Cray, and Kurzweil, we project the next forty years of professional audio products, production techniques, and delivery formats.


John La Grou is founder and chair of POW-r Consortium, the world's leading digital-audio bit-length reduction algorithms, used annually on roughly 1/3 of all CDs and audio downloads (licensed by Apple, Avid, etc.). “If you listen to music, you listen to POW-r.”  He is founder and CEO of Millennia Media, a world leader in the design of audio electronics for critical acoustic music. Roughly half of all major Hollywood film scores are recorded via Millennia electronics. Over 50,000 Millennia channels are in use worldwide. Millennia has received 30+ major industry awards and was recently selected by the U.S. Library of Congress to design and manufacture a new generation of archiving electronics for converting the Library's collection of 3 million legacy audio recordings (of every conceivable historic format) onto high resolution digital storage.

Other Business: Come to the Meet and Greet at 6:30. Election results and new officers will be announced.


Posted: Friday, March 14, 2014

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