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AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium Announces Education Program

Monday, August 21st, 2017

NAMM_hdrTo be held concurrently with The 2018 NAMM Show from January 25-28 in Anaheim, CA, the inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio is an education and training program being presented by the Audio Engineering Society. The four-day symposium comprises a unique, high-end education and training program targeted at professionals working in live sound, recording and audio for the performing arts. AES@NAMM will be held in the NAMM Education Campus located inside the Anaheim Hilton Hotel, and adjacent to a brand-new exhibit space showcasing pro audio’s leading brands.

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Recording Engineer & Producer Leslie Ann Jones to Deliver Heyser Lecture at AES New York Convention

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
Leslie Ann Jones

Leslie Ann Jones

The AES has announced that the award-winning and highly renowned recording engineer and producer Leslie Ann Jones of Skywalker Sound will deliver the Heyser Memorial Lecture at the upcoming AES New York Convention, taking place Oct. 18-21, 2017 at the Jacob Javits Center.

“Almost any superlatives applied to Jones and her decades of work would be understatement,” says Francis Rumsey, AES Technical Council Chair. “Her lecture, fittingly titled ‘Paying Attention,’ promises to take attendees on a fascinating, educational, and inspirational retrospective of the sessions leading to her vast discography and filmography, including those moments when focusing on the right detail has both sustained and enriched her storied career.” The Heyser Memorial lecture will take place on the opening evening of the convention – Oct. 18, from 6-7:30 p.m. Jones will also be featured during the 143rd International AES Convention in the special event presentation “Bearing Witness: The Music of Star Wars – Archiving Art and Technology,” on day two.

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Badge Registration Open for The NAMM Show 2018

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

NAMM_hdrBadge registration is currently open for the 2018 edition of The NAMM Show, running Jan. 25-28, 2018 in Anaheim, CA. This edition is sure to be NAMM’s biggest yet as the show looks to significantly increase the pro audio, lighting, and staging industry presence thanks to a newly-expanded convention centre, partnerships with AES, ESTA, and The Parnelli Awards, and more.

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CCBE 66th Career Development Conference Taking Shape

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

logoThe Asssociation of Central Canada Broadcast Engineers, Technologists & Engineers (CCBE) will hold its 66th annual Career Development Conference from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, 2017 at the Kingbridge Conference Centre in King City, ON.

The conference offers four days of technical papers, workshops and training sessions conducted by design engineers, industry professionals, and their representatives. There is teh opportunity to attend CCBE’s SBE industry training and certification, and a selection of technical papers covering a wide range of topics. Attendees will learn about radio and TV systems, HD and 4k production and post-production, compression technologies, web distribution, and terrestrial digital transmission for fixed or mobile reception. They can mingle with the other attendees and celebrate the awards presented to members of the engineering community.

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Kinesys & Drifter Rigging to Host Demo Day in Toronto

Friday, June 30th, 2017

KinesysAutomation specialist Kinesys is staging its first product awareness demonstration in Canada on July 8th, 2017. The goal is to make people aware that Kinesys products have “officially landed” in Canada and are available through Toronto’s Drifter Rigging.

The Demo Day is a collaboration between David Bond, who runs Kinesys’ North American operation, and Mark “Drifter” Desloges from Drifter Rigging, a new rental operation recently established in Toronto with a selection of Kinesys equipment. It will be held in a warehouse facility at 100 Carson St., Unit A, in Etobicoke.

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InfoComm Show Experiences 14% Attendance Increase

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

InfoComm, North America’s largest audiovisual trade show, welcomed more than 40,000 visitors for the first time in its history.

“It’s a watershed year for InfoComm,” says Jason McGraw, senior VP of expositions for InfoComm International. “The technology on display was amazing again, and we’re thrilled with the tremendous response, but we’re especially excited that guest after guest told us this InfoComm offered new and different experiences for our growing, innovative audience.”

By the time the doors closed for the week, InfoComm 2017 had logged 44,077 registered attendees, 13 per cent more than the last time it was held in Orlando, FL, in 2015, and 14 per cent more than InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas.

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100,000 People Descend on Musikmesse & Prolight+Sound Trade Fairs

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
[Photo: Jean-Luc Valentin]

[Photo: Jean-Luc Valentin]

The organizers of the Musikmesse and Prolight+Sound say around 100,000 people from 144 countries attended this year’s trade fairs in Frankfurt, Germany, while 20,000 people took in live music as part of the Musikmesse Festival in early April.

“Against the background of significant concentration in the musical instrument sector and a continuous process of development in the event-technology field, we give the course of business at the international trade-fair duo a positive rating. As the partner of the sectors, it is our responsibility to provide a future-oriented marketing platform with target-group specific formats and events. We take this very seriously and, accordingly, we will once again enter into an intensive dialogue with exhibitors and associations with a view to 2018,” said Detlef Braun, member of the executive board of Messe Frankfurt.

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Wohler Names Chris Shaw as Regional Sales Manager for North America

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Chris Shaw_Regional Sales Manager_North AmericaWohler Technologies has named Chris Shaw as regional sales manager for North America. Shaw is a familiar face to the company having spent seven years as director of sales for Wohler from 1999 to 2006.

Shaw will spearhead a variety of company initiatives, including introducing Wohler’s new product lines, dealer and systems integrator training, as well as relaying customer feedback to the engineering department. Shaw will also work closely with the sales and marketing departments and other members of the Wohler team in continuing to expand the company’s customer base in North America.

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Rode Microphones Reaches Golden Jubilee

Thursday, February 9th, 2017
Peter Freedman with his Order of Australia media

Peter Freedman with his Order of Australia media

Throughout 2017, Freedman Electronics, the parent company of Rode Microphones, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Over the course of five decades, the company has seen its ups and downs as it transitioned from a small pro audio shop and PA installer founded by Henry and Astrid Freedman, who emigrated from Sweden, into one of Australia’s most successful manufacturers and exporters.

“[I’m] obviously incredibly proud. Half a century, having a business last that long, is pretty special as most businesses fail. But there have been so many things, the ups and downs, and there is so much luck of being in the right place at the right time,” says Peter Freedman, who took over the company from his father in 1987. “But when people say, ‘If you had one piece of advice, what would you say?’ it’s, ‘Never give up.’”

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Educational Schedule Released for Expo-Scène 2017

Friday, January 27th, 2017

04 Expo-SceneCITT/ICTS is preparing to welcome more than 60 exhibitors and over 1,200 visitors to Montreal for the third annual Expo-Scène trade show and conference, which is returning to the Palais des congrès de Montréal from April 12-13, 2017. Expo-Scène is currently the only major Canadian event dedicated to professionals in the pro audio, sound, lighting, audiovisual, video, and multimedia technology markets.

For this year, educational seminars in French and English are scheduled for the afternoon on both days of the show, spread across four studio spaces. Topics for these classes include live sound production, cargo transportation and customs, what you need to know about drones, real-word beamforming, integration, and more.

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