Meeting Topic: Experiences at the 143rd AES Convention in New York City
Speaker Name: Pascal Pahl, Co-President IU AES; Melanie Montgomery, Co-President IU AES; Evan Berg, Secretary IU AES
Meeting Location: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center - New York City, NY
AES143 in New York was a phenomenal experience! I attended
AES141 in Los Angeles, which was a great week of everything audio, but this 2017 convention was different; I was definitely more comfortable and confident about connecting with whomever in the Audio Engineering Society community. The panels and discussions were very informative and engaging: everything from Mix with the Masters to Pensado's Place Live, even to the Exhibition Floor!
I volunteered on Thursday at the Live Sound Expo Stage and even though I was on shift, I still got to listen to some great discussions.
An important part of my AES week was having the opportunity to submit my mix in the Student Recording Competition. The Student Delegate Assembly is propelling the younger audio engineer generation forward and I hope to become more and more involved each year, along with our AES student chapter at Indiana University.
I appreciate the feedback I received and the connections I made over the course of week through not only the Student Recording Competition, but the random conversations with fellow audio engineers.
I will definitely be attending the convention next year as well! -Pascal Pahl
I really enjoyed my experience at the AES convention in New York. In
addition to seeing all the cool new technology on the exhibition floor, I went to a several panels where I was able to learn a lot. A couple that stuck out to me included the multiple panels on sound for Broadway, where I learned about things like theatrical miking, sound design and speaker placement for the theater, and RF technology updates. I also went to a panel about classical music production, where I spoke to some of the top engineers for the genre. In addition, I volunteered in one of the presentation rooms on Friday, and attended the Student Party, which was a great chance to meet other students interested in the same things as me. Overall, it was a great experience, and I cannot wait to go back next year! -Melanie Montgomery
Going to the AES convention this year was such a blast. I attended several panel discussions on topics such as mix with the masters, foley for film and tv, production sound, wireless for live sound situations, immersive audio studio design, and various loudspeaker demos where I learned a lot. I also got to see all of the sweet new audio consoles, microphones, monitors, plugins, and a bunch of other cool gear! On top of those things, I met a ton of other AES students from across the country at various professional studio parties during the course of the convention. I volunteered one of the days, and that helped me attend the convention for free, and only ended up paying for housing, food and transportation, I definitely recommend volunteering. Aside from the convention, AES led me to get closer with my classmates, and explore the beautiful New York City! Overall it was a great experience and I cannot wait until next year! -Evan Berg
Written By: Evan Berg