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Montreal To Host 59th AES Conference On Sound Reinforcement in July

01 MTLThe Audio Engineering Society (AES) will hold its 59th International Conference, focusing on Sound Reinforcement Engineering and Technology at McGill University in Montreal from July 15-17, 2015. This is the first AES International Conference to focus on sound reinforcement in over 25 years.

A select group of leading technologists, scientists, developers, and users in the sound reinforcement industry will gather to discuss the latest innovations in sound amplification and control systems for live performance, share their insight on current and advanced techniques and technologies, and present their visions for the future of the industry.

The program will include tutorials, papers, and workshops covering practical approaches to system design, case study analysis, and the measurement, optimization, installation, and testing of sound systems. Topics to be addressed include: sound reinforcement in arenas, stadiums, theatres, houses of worship, and auditoria; bass frequency control; active array techniques; measurement techniques and equipment; sound system optimization; audio control systems and networks; and more.

Attendees and participants will include: sound system designers, users, and installers; speech reinforcement and public address engineers; venue and touring systems technical staff and operators; sound system installation, testing, and verification engineers; sound systems equipment designers and manufacturers; audio network systems specialists and users; acousticians and theatre consultants; and students in associated areas such as theatre, music, technology, audio engineering, and electro-acoustics.

The event will be held in McGill University’s New Music Building, a modern addition to the Schulich School of Music. It houses a world-class sound studio, audio research labs, the Marvin Duchow Music Library, a 200-seat recital hall, and the Wirth Opera Rehearsal Room

“This is a great opportunity to experience much of the leading-edge technology in the field and to interact with the folks that make it work,” states acclaimed recording engineer and McGill professor George Massenburg, who is part of the 59th AES International Conference Organizing Committee. “And all of this happens in Montreal at the best time of the year!”

For more information, or to register for the Conference, go to www.aes.org/conferences/59/.

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