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October 17th, 2014

AES137 OpeningThe 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention, which was held Oct. 9-12, 2014, saw 15,403 registered attendees and 307 exhibitors/sponsors fill the Los Angeles Convention Center in California. AES137 far surpassed any West Coast AES Convention in the last 10 years or more. At show close, AES reported a 28 per cent increase in registration since the last time the convention was on the West Coast (133rd AES Convention in San Francisco in 2012).

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October 16th, 2014

Rich ChyckiSolid State Logic and HHB Communications Canada have announced that they are hosting an Anatomy of a Mix seminar with famed producer and mix engineer Richard Chycki. The event is happening on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at The Farm Studios in Vancouver. The companies say it will be an interactive and informative evening of mixing tips and techniques from one of Canada’s most accomplished studio pros.

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October 10th, 2014

The 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention is now underway at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Professional Sound is on the show floor and rolling! Just 45 minutes in and the show floor is filling up quick…

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October 1st, 2014

AES137LAConventionCenternightWebFor the first time in AES history, there will be a panel officially held in Spanish at an International AES Convention. The panel, titled “Grandes Productores de América Latina” (“Great producers from Latin America”) will bring together 10 of the most influential Latin producers and engineers of all time. The presenters are each multiple Grammy-Award winners who will present their most recent work and best-selling productions – ranging from Celine Dion and Elvis Costello to the biggest names in Latin music, such as Bajofondo and Calle 13 – and discuss the state of the music industry in Latin America.

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September 30th, 2014

AES137LAConventionCenternightWebThe Audio Engineering Society (AES) has announced the deadline for the FREE Exhibits-Plus badge and discounted All-Access badges has been extended to Friday, Oct. 3 for the 137th AES Convention . The AES137 Convention is taking place Oct. 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and will serve as the world’s largest gathering of audio professionals for three days of exhibits and four days of workshops, technical papers, and program content tailored to the current audio and communications landscape. The convention is experiencing a surge of buzz and growth, and organizers say it promises to be the biggest AES event on the West Coast in over five years. The list of exhibitors and sponsors is growing, with over 300 professional audio manufacturers, associations, and technology leaders currently registered for booths on the exhibition floor and sponsorship support.

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September 25th, 2014

Rich ChyckiRich Chycki has produced, mixed, and engineered some of the greatest vocalists in the world, including Geddy Lee, Steven Tyler, and Mick Jagger. With that in mind, PS asked Chycki about his fundamentals for getting a great vocal sound. Here’s what he said…

Microphone Selection

Picking microphones for your artist is something you’ll have to do strictly from experience. What I have found is helpful is to line up and audition some different styles of microphones.

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September 12th, 2014

aeslogo6_smallThe Toronto chapter of the Audio Engineering Society will be kicking off its new season of meetings/presentations on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at Ryerson University.

 

Presentation

“Ferrofluids for Loudspeakers”

By Barry Moskowitz, Ferrotec

Time & Location

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

7:00 PM

Ryerson University

RCC 361, Rogers Communications Building

80 Gould Street, Toronto, ON

Pre-Meeting “Dutch Treat” dinner 5:00 pm at the Pickle Barrel (corner of Edward and Yonge, just north of Dundas, in the Atrium)

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September 11th, 2014

The Audio Engineering Society (AES) has issued the following notice regarding accommodations for its upcoming conference in Los Angeles, CA, which takes place Oct. 9-12, 2014 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The AES writes:

“It has come to our attention that some housing agencies representing themselves as AES’s hotel booking agent have been contacting attendees and exhibitors to make hotel reservations on their behalf. CMR (Convention Management Resources) is the Official Housing Provider for the 137th AES Convention. No other housing company or travel agency is authorized to make hotel reservations on behalf of the AES or its sponsors. These companies have not entered into agreements with Los Angeles Hotels and are not able to guarantee rates and accommodations during the conference dates.”

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September 9th, 2014

5409e69e15910-ERIKSONENTRYPGErikson Audio has launched its new Home Recording Sweepstakes contest with a prize pack worth over $1,000.

The prize pack includes:

  • – AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • – ATH-M50X Professional Monitor Headphones
  • – 2 x RP5-G3 Studio Monitors
  • – AudioBox-USB Recording System
  • – LaunchKey49 MIDI Keyboard Controller

For more information and/or to enter, go Erikson Audio’s Facebook page HERE.

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September 3rd, 2014

TO_hoverAt the upcoming IMSTA FESTA show on Sept. 6 in Toronto, Canadian Musician Publisher Jim Norris will be giving a free seminar that will show you how to promote your band, your business, or your career. Learn insider, no B.S. tips that you can put into practice the next day.

At Self Promotion 101, you will learn:

– How to develop a product, service or act that everybody wants
– How to price yourself and be competitive
– Where to locate your business, your band or yourself and how to discover new markets
– How to use all the best tools available to get the word out
– How to prevail and outlast all your competition

Saturday, September 6, 4:00 PM at IMSTA FESTA, Ryerson School of Media, Toronto

Details at: http://www.imsta.org/imsta_festa_2014_TO.php

Register for IMSTA FESTA at: http://imsta.org/imsta_festa_2014_TO.php

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