AES Section Meeting Reports

Toronto - June 19, 2019

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The Toronto AES held a one day technology expo at the CBC Toronto Broadcast Centre appropriately called Toronto AES Expo 19.

The well attended event brought together various manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and designers to showcase and provide information on their services and products.

Some of the companies involved included:

Ward Beck
Erikson Audio
Acoustiguard Wilrep
Gerr Audio
Technic + Contact AMX Canada
SPAT Revolution
Yamaha Steinberg
AVL Media Group

Outlined below are some of the Expo 19 highlights.

Techni+Contact presented the Cambridge Sound Masking + Paging Systems; Beyerdynamic offered "UNITE": a multi-functional wireless audio system for presentations and guided tours; Lectrosonics Canada premiered the digital 24 bit 48 kHz DSQUARED DIGITAL wireless microphone system; Gerr Audio brought out the Meyer ULTRA-X40 point- source loudspeaker; Yamaha highlighted Steinberg's AXR4T Thunderbolt Audio Interface; Ward-Beck demoed its preMO-222/preMO-221 by Ward-Beck Systems (a dual mic preamp with dual listening outputs compliant with AES67/70 and SMPTE 2110 network protocols); Erikson Audio displayed Symetrix' Radius NX and T5-Touchscreen; and Sonotechnique presented new products from Sonifex.

The entire event ran from 12 noon to 8 in the evening.

At 2 pm James Oliver, Director Of Marketing and Sales at Adamson Systems, held a Job Fair in the Networking Lounge. This included video overview covering the company's background and operations, and a slide show covering the various manufacturing procedures. Adamson teams with local charities and hosts events. They're also active in encouraging and nurturing Canada's new generation of audio professionals. There was an opportunity for interested attendees to talk with Adamson's human resource representatives.

Professional Sound publishing held a Career Centre providing information and advice on current career opportunities in the pro audio field. Publisher, Jim Norris, was on hand to answer questions regarding opportunities, career search and planning.

At 4 pm, Toronto Vice-Chair Anthony Kuzub, hosted a live chat interviewing members of the Toronto AES.

Also in the networking lounge, the Toronto AES continuously ran video archives of past meetings including a retrospective of the Audio Research Group with John Vanderkooy and Stanley Lipshitz, and the Neil Muncy tribute. Interested guests had an opportunity to become members of the Toronto Section.

Presenters and attendees were very impressed with the entire event.

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