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AES NASHVILLE PRESENTS THE NASHVILLE RECORDING WORKSHOP + EXPO 2012

“Helping Creative People Make Better Recordings”

Immerse yourself in the art and technology of music recording – March 2-3, 2012.

NASHVILLE: The AES Nashville Section has developed a compelling two-day recording workshop and gear exposition focused on getting the most from your personal studio recording environment. AES Nashville, in conjunction with Audio Engineering Society, Inc. in New York is offering this two-day program on March 2 & 3, 2012 at a new location, the Rocketown event center at 601 4th Ave. South. Whether you are a recording musician, a songwriter laying down demos, or a professional engineer working in a personal production space, the Nashville Recording Workshop and Expo will provide essential insight and information geared to boost your career and elevate creativity.

Affordable and more powerful technology has made for a burgeoning market in recording equipment as songwriters, musicians and engineers create their own personal production spaces. Nashville has long been touted to have more personal studios per capita than anywhere in the country, and never has this been truer than in today’s DAW-centric recording environment. NRW+E presents a unique opportunity for personal studio owners to learn from the pros who put the Music in Music City, to check out the latest tools of the trade in the exhibition space and to “network” with their peers.

NRW+E presenters will include leading producers, engineers, acousticians, songwriters, and musicians sharing their professional techniques and knowledge in the areas of vocal and instrument miking, songwriters production of demos, arrangements and recording for better mixes, adding rhythm and spice with virtual tracks, collaboration across time and space, work environments that enhance creativity, practical acoustic and room treatment, and technical essentials.

Cosette Collier, Chairman of the Nashville Section of AES states, “We are thrilled to be able to offer the Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo once again. For two days, NRW brings musicians, songwriters, small studio owners, audio production students and home recording enthusiasts together with professional recording engineers and music industry professionals, not for the typical ‘How I Do It’ kind of sessions, but instead, ‘How YOU Can Do It.’ Inspiration is part of the experience, but “take away” information is key.”

Nashville Recording Workshop +Expo featured events and demos will appear in a live, on-stage setting on a regular schedule throughout both days, while exhibitor booths and displays complete AES Nashville’s own convention-type setting, featuring manufacturers representing all aspects of professional audio gear and services.

Collier continues, “Some of the best engineering and production talent will share practical techniques for producing great recordings and enhancing one’s creative production space, as well as how to get your music heard. Along with the workshops and demonstrations, the exhibits area lets attendees check out the latest in audio production hardware and software and explore new ways to enhance the creative process. The 2012 Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo continues to extend the focused content and involvement for all levels of audio production.”

“Early Bird” registration for AES members and members of participating professional songwriter, performance, musician and engineering organizations is $79, non-members is $99, student members is $39, and non-member students is $59. Early registration is open through February 3, 2012. For the full program listings, information on registering or to book an exhibition space visit: www.nashvillerecordingworkshop.com.

Now in its 7th decade, the Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. With over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East, the AES serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org

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Sonnox Announces Compatibility With Avid’s New Pro Tools HDX System

Sonnox Announces Compatibility With Avid’s New Pro Tools HDX System

OXFORD, UK: Over the past four years, software developer Sonnox has consistently produced innovative plug-ins to meet the needs of music producers, engineers, TV/radio broadcast and feature film soundmixers. This year, the Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec (developed in collaboration with the original mp3 inventor) was introduced. Designed to provide real-time auditioning of audio codecs within a DAW environment, the Pro-Codec is considered by many engineers to be a truly game-changing plug-in.

Sonnox has now revealed yet another important advance – compatibility of Oxford plug-ins with Avid’s new Pro Tools|HDX system launched at the AES Show this week. In making the announcement Sonnox Managing Director Rod Densham remarked, “We’re extremely pleased to be an early adopter of the Pro Tools|HDX platform. The new AAX format will undoubtedly become an established plug-in standard, just as TDM has been. In recent months we have doubled the size of our development team to meet increased demand, and we are working overtime to complete the transition to AAX as soon as possible.”

Avid’s new AAX (Avid Audio eXtension) advanced plug-in format, offers improved workflows and sound parity when sharing sessions between DSP-accelerated and native-based Pro Tools systems. The format comes in two versions: AAX DSP plug-ins compatible exclusively with Pro Tools|HDX (TDM is not supported in Pro Tools|HDX); And, AAX Native plug-ins, compatible with any system running Pro Tools/Pro Tools HD 10 software.

“Sonnox consistently sets the pace for superior-sounding, innovative processing for Pro Tools, and we are thrilled to see their portfolio coming to AAX,” comments Ed Gray, Director, Partnering Programs at Avid. “Sonnox plug-ins running on a Pro Tools|HDX system will provide a winning combination for the next generation of audio professionals. We can’t wait to see what Sonnox brings to our users next.”

The highly acclaimed Oxford EQ and Oxford Inflator are the first in a line of many AAX plug-ins from Sonnox. They will be available when Pro Tools|HDX ships.

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For detailed information on Sonnox Oxford Plug-ins please visit: www.sonnox.com

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131st AES Convention Rocks New York

310 Exhibitors; 15,926 Attendees; Ben Folds, Judy Collins & Perfect Weather

NEW YORK: With the successful completion of the 131st AES Convention on Sunday, Oct. 23rd, one of the most positive, pages has been writ in the annals of AES history. As 310 Exhibitors and 15,926 attendees thronged to NY’s Jacob Javits Center for the “World Series of Pro Audio,” flawless fall weather and rampant enthusiasm coalesced in a textbook example of planning and execution. “Soon after the curtains fell on last year’s event, our 2011 Committee began the first of over a dozen intensive planning meetings,” reports Convention Chair Jim Anderson. Each Chair brought an extraordinary degree of commitment, enthusiasm and professionalism to the table. The results of their labors registered rave reviews and high praise from attendees and exhibitors alike.”

“I was taken by surprise when the first day of the show ended. The number of qualified customers and end-users who passed through our booth was overwhelming,” remarked Mick Olesh, Waves executive vice president.

“Right up until the last 5 minutes of the show, the intensity of the good, qualified traffic was far beyond our expectations. This year’s AES Convention had the feeling and pace of the glory days…” said Genelec marketing director, Will Eggleston.

“As first time exhibitors, we were delighted with numbers and quality of visitors to our booth,” reports Moog Music Inc., sr. marketing & brand manager Emmy Parker. “Their level of interest in our new products and our legacy was particularly gratifying. We are already thinking about the 133rd Convention in SF next year.”

“It’s always wonderful to be at the AES convention, where you can re-connect with old friends and make new ones. The mood was upbeat this year, we had good traffic at The Recording Academy booth, and I heard other exhibitors were also having a good show. The aisles were full of people and the energy was great,” P&E Wing Senior Executive Director, Maureen Droney

Special appearances by iconic recording artists Judy Collins and Ben Folds; and perennial AES Convention crowd pleasers such as Platinum Producer, Engineer and Mastering Panels; Technical Tours; Live Sound, Educational and Historical Presentations and Lunchtime Keynotes provided over 70 cumulative hours of invaluable information, and precipitated a positive buzz which permeated the entire 4-day event.

“Broadcast & Streaming Events Chair, David Bialik; Education Chair John Krivit; Facilities Chair, Michael McCoy; Games Track Chair, Steve Martz; Historical Chair, Harry Hirsch; Live Sound Co-Chairs Henry Cohen and Mac Kerr; Master Class Chair, Alan Silverman; Papers Co-Chairs Veronique Larcher and Agnieszka Roginska; Platinum Co-Chairs, Janice Brown, Bob Ludwig and David Weiss; Product Design Track Co-Chairs, Bob Moses and Jonathan Novick; Technical Tours Chair, Lou Manno; Volunteers Chair, Doron Schacter and Workshops/Tutorials Chair Natanya Ford all performed above and beyond the call of duty” Anderson said.
“Beyond coordinating Historical events, Harry Hirsch took advantage of the proximity of a number of pivotal contributors to advances in the art and science of pro audio, to produce additions to the on-going AES Oral History Project. Interviews conducted by industry ombudsman Paul Gallo include multi-platinum producer/engineer Tony Visconti; studio entrepreneur Howie Schwartz and AES doyen Irv Joel.

“Lastly, Executive Director Roger Furness remained an indomitable source of organizational and motivational direction throughout the year-long process,” Anderson concludes. “His invaluable experience in coordinating these enormously complex programs; his ability to deal with disparate issues ranging from logistics, budgets, venue wrinkles, last minute program changes and the myriad details, enormous and miniscule which need to interface, provided the Committee with a reassuring comfort level of professionalism. At the end of the day, when questions arose, Roger Furness was the man we turned to for decisions.”

The 132nd European Audio Engineering Convention will be held in Hungary’s Budapest Congress & World Trade Center, April 26-29, 2012. The 133rd AES Convention is scheduled for October 26-29 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

Photos: 131st AES Convention Opening Day

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The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. The AES counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org

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BROADWAY’S LONGEST RUN… MASQUE SOUND CELEBRATES DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY

75 Years Of Hits – From South Pacific to Book Of Mormon

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ: Celebrating its 75th anniversary with a client roster that includes: Jersey Boys, Billy Elliott, Mary Poppins, Memphis and, The Book of Mormon,
Masque Sound, has been a fixture on The Great White Way since 1936 when three stagehands pooled their resources to create a new firm. An immediate success, Masque has provided flawless audio for the original Broadway productions of Oklahoma, South Pacific, Grease, Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miserables, Cats, Mama Mia, Lion King and countless others.

Under the guidance of 3rd generation-owner Geoff Shearing, this leading sound reinforcement, design and installation company has steadily expanded the size and scope of its services. Their 2004 move to a 70,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters in East Rutherford, NJ was preceded by the 2002 purchase of Professional Wireless Systems. Florida-based leaders in the development and implementation of wireless technology, PWS counts over a dozen Super Bowl broadcasts to their credit, along with assignments for the NHL, wireless upgrades for NBC TV and many other complex broadcast, entertainment, corporate and government projects.

In 2007, Masque Sound added a highly successful permanent systems installation division to their growing services. Projects include Le Poisson Rouge, the celebrated Greenwich Village club whose eclectic on-stage talent, extraordinary acoustics and state-of-the art sound system, draws music fans from around the world; as well as NYU’s James L. Dolan Recording/Teaching facility. Masque Sound has also installed the complex systems for NY’s new DiMenna Center for Classical Music; the sound system renovation for the classic New Victory Theater on West 42nd St.; and the critical acoustic sound system upgrade for NY’s historic St. Bartholomew’s Church on Park Ave.

In celebration of their Diamond Anniversary, company General Manager, Stephanie Hansen reached out to legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser for an update to the firm’s graphic image. “I’ve been a fan of Milton’s for a long time, and recently saw a documentary on his work,” Ms. Hansen remarked. “We were thrilled when he agreed to marry his talents with our existing brand.”

“A 75th Anniversary is a significant milestone,” remarks company principal Geoff Shearing. “We are grateful to our many long-term clients, and to a dedicated in-house team, some of whom have been with us over twenty years. My father remains active, and enthusiastically monitors our on-going success from his New Hampshire home, just as my grandfather took great pride in dad’s nurturing of our legacy.

“I grew up watching them make decisions about what new technology to invest in, and how to grow the business in the most logical way,” Shearing adds. “Their most important lesson was that customer service is the basis for all success. Our concerns for solving client technical challenges in the most creative, efficient and cost-effective way has continued to be a key element in our on-going success.

“We are privileged to work on blue ribbon projects that run the gamut from hit Broadway shows to network TV and world-class corporate events,” Shearing concludes. “I look forward to celebrating our 100th anniversary in 2036!”

Photo: Masque Sound General Manager Stephanie Hansen and company principal
Geoff Shearing.

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A leading theatrical sound reinforcement, installation and design company, Masque Sound specializes in live concert, TV Broadcast, corporate, industrial, theatrical, and sports events. Credits range from such Broadway hits as Billy Elliott, Jersey Boys, Lion King and Book of Mormon, to yearly Super Bowl broadcasts. Formed in 1936 by three Broadway stagehands, the firm’s 3rd generation owner Geoff Shearing also operates Florida-based Professional Wireless Systems, a leader in the development and implementation of wireless technology. The company’s 70,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters and main assembly facility is located at 21 East Union Ave., East Rutherford, NJ, twenty minutes from mid-town Manhattan. (201) 939 8666, www.MasqueSound.com

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A Half Century of FM Stereo – A Very Special Event

Broadcast Legends Gather To Celebrate Half-Century Milestone

NEW YORK: Radio’s first four decades were strictly monophonic. Despite some early experimentation by FM inventor Edwin Howard Armstrong, even “high-fidelity” FM remained mono until 1961, when the FCC chose among competing systems to declare a standard for FM stereo broadcasting. On Friday evening, Oct. 21 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, a panel of legendary FM Radio engineers will gather at the Clear Channel Studios in the PC Richards & Sons Theater 32 Avenue of the Americas in lower Manhattan to celebrate a half century of FM Stereo. The event is a highlight of the 131st AES Convention set for Oct. 20-23 at NY’s Jacob Javits Convention Center.

Developed by the New York Section of the AES and by AES Convention Broadcast/ Streaming Events Co-Chair David Bialik, the panel will be Co-chaired by
Bialik and Scott Fybush of Fybush.com / Inside Radio. Participants represent a gathering of iconic broadcast figures including: Richard Burden, an original member of the FM Stereo Committee; Frank Foti, Omnia Audio; Richard Mertz, Cavell and Mertz; Arno Meyer, Belar; Robert Orban, Orban; Skip Pizzi, NAB; Bill Sacks, Orban; Eric Small, Modulation Sciences; Jeff Smith, Clear Channel; and former WQXR Radio Chief Engineer, Herb Squire.

Topics to be addressed include: FM stereo’s birth; the merits of the competing systems that sought FCC approval; the initial technical challenges faced by the new medium; the development of high-density FM audio processing; and, the future of analog FM stereo in an increasingly digital world.

Seating is limited and tickets are available at the Tech Tour Desk in the Registration Area. Bus transportation to and from the event will be available from the Javits Center

The Audio Engineering Society thanks Clear Channel Communications for providing the theater for this event. For details on live streaming of this event please visit www.aes.org

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For details on AES Convention events visit: http://www.aes.org/events/131/calendar/calendar.cfm

The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. The AES counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org

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Stars Shine For AES – Special Appearance by Judy Collins

Discussion Will Focus On New “Bohemian” CD

NEW YORK: AES Convention Chair Jim Anderson has announced another major coup in attracting iconic artists to participate in the upcoming 131st Convention. On Friday, Oct. 21, from 10:30AM to11:30AM, internationally celebrated writer/performer Judy Collins will participate in a rare one-on-one interview with music journalist Jason King. The discussion will focus on “Bohemian,” Collins’ upcoming CD release.

It was once said that “If amethysts could sing, they would sound like Judy Collins.” Indeed, Collins has been a folk and pop music icon and a powerful influence on several generations of musicians and listeners. Her ethereal performances and top-selling recordings of songs like “Both Sides Now” and “Send in the Clowns” ultimately helped make songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, and Stephen Sondheim become household names.

Now in the fifth decade of her career, Collins is about to more

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Stars Shine For AES – Special Appearance by Judy Collins

Discussion Will Focus On New “Bohemian” CD

NEW YORK: AES Convention Chair Jim Anderson has announced another major coup in attracting iconic artists to participate in the upcoming 131st Convention. On Friday, Oct. 21, from 10:30AM to11:30AM, internationally celebrated writer/performer Judy Collins will participate in a rare one-on-one interview with music journalist Jason King. The discussion will focus on “Bohemian,” Collins’ upcoming CD release.

It was once said that “If amethysts could sing, they would sound like Judy Collins.” Indeed, Collins has been a folk and pop music icon and a powerful influence on several generations of musicians and listeners. Her ethereal performances and top-selling recordings of songs like “Both Sides Now” and “Send in the Clowns” ultimately helped make songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, and Stephen Sondheim become household names.

Now in the fifth decade of her career, Collins is about to more

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AES Posts iPhone & Android Apps To Cover Convention Events & Ongoing Timely News

NEW YORK: In an effort to provide 131st AES Convention attendees with up-to-the-minute details on Convention events, AES

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webmaster Steve Johnson has coordinated the development of a mobile app that will work on iOS devices, such as the iPhone and iPad, plus most Android devices. Available for free download at the Apple and Android stores or via links on the Audio Engineering Society website, the app is loaded with extensive information about the 131st AES Convention, set for Oct. 20-23 at NY’s Javits Convention Center. Additionally, it will be updated frequently to provide ongoing news and videos to keep it a vital year-round AES information source.

The AES “News” tab includes convention news and a full list of exhibitors, plus maps of the technical sessions and the exhibition floor can be more

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AES 131st Convention Heyser Lecture By John Atkinson

“Where Did The Negative Frequencies Go?”

NEW YORK: 131st AES Convention Chair Jim Anderson (and long time Stereophile reader), has announced that Stereophile Magazine

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editor and distinguished musician, recording engineer and audiophile John Atkinson, will present this year’s Richard C. Heyser Lecture. Entitled “Where Did The Negative Frequencies Go?” the lecture will be presented on Friday, October. 21,7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, at NY’s Javits Center.

The title of Mr. Atkinson’s lecture is a metaphor: All real numbers have two roots, yet we routinely discard the negative root on the grounds that it has no significance in reality. When it comes to understanding the perception of music, perhaps some of the things we discard as audio engineers merit further examination. This lecture will cover both audio recording and playback technologies; while it might not offer definitive answers, more

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AES Exclusive! Tony Bennett To Discuss New Duets II CD With Producer Phil Ramone and Engineer/Co-Producer Dae Bennett

NEW YORK: On Thursday, October 20, 2:30 – 4:00 pm, the 131st AES Convention will host an exclusive dialogue with iconic recording star, Tony Bennett. The conversation will include legendary producer/engineer Phil Ramone, and celebrated recording engineer/studio owner/co-producer, Dae Bennett. The subject matter for this rare discourse will be the trio’s recent collaboration on “Tony Bennett: Duets II.? The just released CD features Bennett performing 17 standards with such superstars as Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Andrea Boccelli and, Lady Gaga.

The event will highlight the first day of the 4-day Audio Engineering Society Convention at NY’ Javits Center.

A legendary star for over six decades, Tony Bennett has mined multiple gold records since the earliest days of his career. His ‘signature’ songs range from “Rags To Riches” to “I left My Heart In San Francisco.”

With 14 Grammy Awards and countless industry honors more

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