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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.



“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.

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

August 28th, 2014

biamp paperBiamp Systems announced the launch of its new white paper, “Huddle Spaces: Bridging the Gap Between Desktops and Large Conference Rooms.” Written by Frost & Sullivan in collaboration with Biamp and now available for download, the paper explores how organizations can expand the desktop into a conferencing space by pairing high-quality audio and video with traditional desktop services to enable state-of-the-art collaboration in huddle rooms — spaces for up to five people, connecting with their remote colleagues and working together on various projects.

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July 30th, 2014

MetalworksMetalworks Institute and Erikson Audio have teamed up to offer folks a chance to win a complete Digital Music Production Studio.

The prize package is valued at $1,750 and includes:

• Korg MicroKorg Limited Edition
• Ableton Live 9 Intro
• Novation Launchpad S
• Audio Technica AT2020
• 1 Pair KRK New Generation 3 RP5 Monitors
• 1 Scarlett 2i2 | Focusrite Interface

The final day for submissions is August 31, 2014. For more information and/or to enter, go to Metalworks’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MetalworksInstitute.

July 16th, 2014

Johanne interviewAndrew King, the Editor of Professional Lighting & Production sat down with Johanne Bélanger, the president of both InfoComm International and Freeman Audio Visual Canada, during the 2014 edition of the InfoComm Show.

Find out about current and upcoming initiatives from InfoComm, some trends the organization is identifying in the global AV industry, and a lot more. Click the link below to view the video or copy/paste the URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMgbsssDQuQ

Q & A with Johanne Bélanger, Pres. of InfoComm International & Freeman Audio Visual Canada


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