145th AES CONVENTION Press Release: Build Your Live and Installed Sound Knowledge with AES New York 2018's Sound Reinforcement Track

For Release: September 12, 2018

Build Your Live and Installed Sound Knowledge with AES New York 2018’s Sound Reinforcement Track

Build Your Live and Installed Sound Knowledge with  AES New York 2018’s Sound Reinforcement Track

— Wide-ranging presentations at the 145th Audio Engineering Society International Convention will cover the changing RF landscape, live sound for TV and Broadway, wireless intercom system design and more — 

Sound reinforcement is one of the highest-profile segments of the audio industry, and the 145th Audio Engineering Society International Convention’s Sound Reinforcement Track will offer cutting-edge insights into live and installed sound including sound system optimization, corporate sound, live sound production for TV, the impact of the continuing reallocation of the RF spectrum, best practices in designing wireless intercom systems and more. AES New York 2018 is being held October 17 – 20 at the Jacob Javits Center.

“Sound Reinforcement is continually evolving due to new technologies and possibilities, and audience expectations. In 2018 sound reinforcement faces continuing regulatory, financial and market challenges,” said Henry Cohen, AES New York 2018 Sound Reinforcement Track co-chair. “With these challenges come opportunities, and the AES New York Convention presents the next chapter in audio engineering evolution.” The Sound Reinforcement Track, co-chaired by Cohen and Mac Kerr, is part of the Convention’s comprehensive technical program, open exclusively to All Access badge holders.

AES New York’s “RF Super Session" will address attendees’ concerns about the new RF landscape, identify specific issues and offer real-world solutions. Moderated by James Stoffo of Radio Active Designs, the panel will feature RF engineers and technicians, manufacturer’s product specialists and government relations experts. A second Super Session, moderated by Peter Erskine of Best Audio, on wireless intercom systems will investigate and compare the major technologies in use today, including associated control platforms. 

In the “Live Production in A TV World” seminar, Jenny Montgomery, the lead A2 (audio assist) on the recent live broadcast production of Jesus Christ Superstar, and other members of the production team will discuss handling the challenges of a one-off live event where there’s no option but to get it right the first time. Getting it right every night is the challenge on Broadway, as will be illustrated in the session “Designing for Broadway: ‘The Band’s Visit,’” where sound designer Kai Harada and his crew will provide insights into Tony Award-winning sound design.

Core technologies will be covered in sessions such as “Understanding Line Source Behavior for Better Optimization” and “A Cookbook Approach to Sound System Optimization with Bob McCarthy.” “Audio Production for Corporate Events” will feature a panel of experts addressing topics ranging from fitting the sound system to the venue to RF coordination and music and band support.

AES New York Convention Sound Reinforcement Track events, available with All Access registration, are listed at aes.org/events/145/livesound. The track runs in complement to exhibit floor and demo room events including the Broadcast Audio Expo, Broadway Sound Expo and Live Production Stage, and the AoIP Technology Pavilion.

AES New York 2018 Convention will feature four full days of Technical Program research presentations, workshops and tutorials (October 17-20) and three days of Exhibition Floor showcases and demos (October 17-19) from leading names in professional audio manufacturing and services, along with the popular Project Studio Expo, Live Sound Expo, and other specialized events. Additionally, AES Student and Career activities will include recording and design competitions, a new MATLAB plugin design competition, the annual education and career fair and other ways to network with students and professionals from around the world. If it’s about audio, it’s at AES – the ultimate opportunity for audio professionals of all specialties, and future audio pros, to listen, learn and connect! 

Advance registration is open now at aesshow.com, offering the best possible pricing and options. All Access registration is the ticket to everything the Convention has to offer. AES Members, including student members, enjoy substantial discounts on All Access registration. Registration at any level for AES New York 2018 includes access to the NAB Show New York exhibition.