AES Press Release: AES Amsterdam 2008

"New Horizons In Audio" Theme Marks AES 124th Convention

For Release: April 25, 2008

Geoff Emerick To Present Making-Of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Film

AMSTERDAM: Marking the 60th Anniversary of the Audio Engineering Society, the annual AES European Pro Audio Expo and Convention will be held in the Amsterdam RAI International Exhibition and Congress Center May 17-20. Executive Director Roger Furness reports that “a broad technical program and exhibits will be presented under the banner theme, ‘New Horizons In Audio.”

Audio Engineering Society Celebrates 60th Anniversary Expanded Technical Program

The technical program developed by the 124th AES Committee represents the multiplicity of occupations, fields of interest and concerns in today’s pro audio community. Live sound, recording, broadcast and post-production audio engineers, as well as equipment designers and enthusiasts will find the events, papers and workshops filled with topics of great relevance

Live Sound Focus

In keeping with increased demand for high-quality sound reinforcement reflected by new opportunities in the live sound, touring and corporate markets, expanded events and workshops are focused on this sector. Presentations will range from microphones and loudspeaker systems through mixing consoles and increasingly important digital networks. Held in their own hall at the RAI, Live Sound workshops will be led by such industry leaders as: Eberhard Müller (Neumann & Müller), Jürgen Wilhelm (Yamaha), Gregor Zielinsky (Sennheiser) and Ralf Zuleeg (d & b).

European Broadcast Spotlight:

The 124th AES Committee has dedicated a significant portion of the technical program to Broadcast Audio. Workshops such as Spatial Audio and Sound Design In Sports and Loudness A Change of Paradigms will explore new practices in audio for HDTV and broadcast audio levels. Papers and tutorials will cover standards and innovations that impact broadcast audio professionals.

Geoff Emerick Making-Of Sgt. Pepper’s Presentation:

Multi-Platinum recording engineer Geoff Emerick will present a special Making-Of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band film commissioned by the BBC to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its first release. “It is a unique coincidence that the AES was twenty years old the year Sgt. Pepper was released” Roger Furness remarked. This historic event is certain to be an unforgettable highlight of the 124th Convention.”

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Now celebrating its 60th anniversary, the Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. With over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East, the AES serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit

The 124th AES Convention Committee: L-T-R. Bert Kraaijpoel, Tin Jonker and Roland Bolz, Student Sessions; Peter Swarte, Chairman; Frits Vroom, AV Facilities; Alex Balster, Historical Events; Michiel van Eeden, AV Facilities; Steven van Raalte, Advisor R&D Target Group; Diemer de Vries, Papers & Posters; Ben Kok Workshops & Tutorials, Rinus Boone, Papers & Posters; Roger Furness, Executive Director; Gisele Clark, Marketing Support; Han Tendeloo, General Support: Menno van der Veen, Technical Tours and Thierry Bergmans, Exhibition & Registration. Not pictured are: Florian Camerer, Broadcast Sessions; Martin Wöhr, Advisor R&D Target Group; Stan Tempelaars, Historical Events; Stefani Renner, Communications & PR and Jan Romijn, Special Events.

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