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AES 143’s Product Development Track to Feature Advancements in Audio Technology & Methods

August 24th, 2017

AES139The 143rd AES International Convention’s Product Development Track will provide a detailed look at the latest innovations in audio product and software development, and the process of bringing those products to market.

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AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium Announces Education Program

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

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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Audiofile Engineering Under New Ownership

August 16th, 2017

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Angus Davidson Joins KV2 Audio as Technical Director for Asia Pacific & North America

August 14th, 2017
Angus Davidson

Angus Davidson

KV2 Audio has announce the appointment of Australian Sound Engineer, Angus Davidson as Technical Support Director for Asia Pacific and North America. Angus, who has mixed for major international acts including Supertramp and Crowded House, has had a long and diverse career within the audio industry.

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Suspicious Fire Further Wrecks Quebec’s Legendary ‘Le Studio’

August 11th, 2017

le studioThe legendary, but long closed, Quebec recording facility, Le Studio, has been the site of a suspicious fire, according to multiple news reports. The studio – which in its heyday hosted clients like Rush, Cat Stevens, David Bowie, and The Police – had been closed and the building unused since 2008 and had fallen into disrepair.

According to the CBC, the fire department received a call around 5:30 a.m. on Friday morning, Aug. 11. It’s also reported that the fire department believes the fire was purposely set and an investigation is now taking place.

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Map Released of the Expanded 2018 NAMM Show Campus

August 11th, 2017

NAMM_hdrThe 2018 NAMM Show will offer exhibitors and attendees the largest expanded campus in the show’s history when the doors open January 25-28, 2018 in Anaheim, CA. The Show, which annually gathers over 100,000 attendees from 139 countries and regions, will take on a new look in the form of communities across the show floor, including expanded event technology and pro audio areas; the addition of a new building, Anaheim Convention Center North (ACC North); as well as a new education and professional development campus, curated by a variety of industry leading experts in their respective fields.

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Adamson Adds House-of-Worship Specialists WAVE as Integration Partner

August 10th, 2017
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WAVE’s Armando Fullwood, Brad Bohannon & Chad Silvey

Boasting an award-winning design team and an extensive portfolio of major installations at worship facilities around the world, Harrisburg, NC-based AVLA design and integration firm WAVE has joined the Adamson network as an integration partner.

“Our goal is always to provide our clients with the best possible performance, service, and value in every single component we provide, and that’s what informed our decision to partner with Adamson moving forward,” comments WAVE Co-Founder and Executive Director Armando Fullwood. “The sound of the products, the expertise of their staff, and their overall marketing strategy are more than impressive, and we can confidently stand behind the brand in any and all future applications.”

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The Audio Engineering Society Announces 2017 Election Results

August 8th, 2017
AES incoming President-Elect Nadja Wallaszkovits

AES incoming President-Elect Nadja Wallaszkovits

The AES has released the list of winning candidates from the balloting in the 2017 Audio Engineering Society international elections. The newly elected officers will assume their roles in October 2017, shortly after the end of the 143rd International AES Convention in New York. Entering the office of President-Elect is Nadja Wallaszkovits, who will serve first on the AES Board of Governors and Executive Committee as President-Elect, fully assuming the Presidency in October 2018 for a one-year term. Joining the Board of Governors as Treasurer-Elect is Richard Wollrich, who will serve alongside Treasurer Garry Margolis for one year, then begin a two-year term as Treasurer. Also in October, current President Alex Case will remain on the Executive Committee as Past President for the 2017-2018 term, as current President-Elect David Scheirman advances into the Presidency.

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Badge Registration Open for The NAMM Show 2018

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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