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Enthusiastic Exhibitors & Attendees Applaud 129th AES

Tech, Talks, Tweets and Turnout Testify to AES’s Unique Pro Audio Audience

SAN FRANCISCO: A full year of preparation, augmented by hopeful rays of economic sunshine and a spirit-boosting World Series sweep by the SF Giants, provided 129th AES Convention exhibitors and attendees with an enthusiastic platform for previewing the industry’s latest hardware and software advances, re-establishing relationships and, updating business and technical expertise.

Over 14,000 attendees and more than 300 exhibitors crowded the Exhibition Hall, Workshops, Tech Tours, Panels, Platinum, Live Sound and Special Events.

“AES continues to represent the interests of the most serious, most influential and most advanced audience for professional audio gear and technology.” AES executive director Roger Furness says. “The growing appreciation for the quality of our technical programs, coupled with a palpable sense of community and an improving business climate continues to make the AES Convention a bellwether for more

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NYPA ANNOUNCES 2010-2011 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

NEW YORK: The New York Production Alliance

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introduced its 2010-2011 Board of Directors, Officers and Committee Chairs at a member meeting October 19, hosted by Panavision New York.

“For some time, our primary focus has been advocating for the renewal of the film production tax credits. To continue that work, NYPA has now established a co-chair leadership structure representing industry and labor, to enhance the effectiveness of NYPA as the only non partisan coalition collaborating on solutions for continued growth of New York jobs in production,? said John Johnston, NYPA Executive Director. “While employment of New Yorkers continues to be NYPA’s top priority, the organization can now direct more resources to its educational initiatives, including the encouragement of sustainable green practices in production. Our committees are reorganized to support this implementation.? Johnston added.

Morty Dubin, Founder more

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FX LOUIE SERIES PREPPING & POSTING AT NY’S MEGA PLAYGROUND

2nd Season Shooting With RED

NEW YORK: Recently renewed for it’s second season on FX, Louie has also returned to NY’s Mega Playground. In an industry that measures long-term relationships by the nanosecond, writer-director-star, Louis C. K., exec. producer Blair Breard and (by proxy) NY’s Mega Playground make a funny exception to the cliché. Back in 1999, C.K. was writing and directing Pootie Tang, his debut feature. Blair Breard was on board as unit production manager/co-producer. And, Mega Playground founder Eitan Hakami had recently opened his Broadway & 49th Street Avid editorial/telecine company, where he gladly welcomed the irreverent film as an early client. Fast forward to 2010, C.K. and Breard are once again, comfortably ensconced at ‘The Playground,’ only this time in production offices and editorial suites at Hakami’s sprawling 40,000 sq. ft. West Village complex.

“Louis and I have maintained our working relationship more

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AES Announces 129TH Convention Student Technical Paper Awards

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SAN FRANCISCO: Two outstanding presentations will be recognized with Student Technical Paper Awards at the 129th AES Convention at SF’s Moscone Center Nov. 4-7. Convention Papers Co-Chairs Veronique Larcher, and Rob Maher, who also serves as Student Technical Paper Award Coordinator, have announced that the co-recipients are: Tejaswi Nanjundaswamy, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Tobias Ritter, Technical University of Denmark. The award certificates will be presented to the winners during the Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, Nov. 4, 1:00PM to 2:30PM. more

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AES 129th Convention Master Class & Tutorial Programs: Increasingly Timely And Relevant

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Hi Res Computer Audio, Hybrid Mixing, iPhone Sound Design & iPod Audio Artifacts

SAN FRANCISCO: “In the chain of events which comprise the 129th AES Convention, Master Class and Tutorial sessions are two of the most significant links,” declares Convention Co-Chair, Jim McTigue. “Tutorials provide introductory-level insights into topics with a broad appeal. Master Classes engage senior industry members in discussions on significant technical issues. Master Class/Tutorial Co-Chairs Conrad Cooke and Vene Garcia have coordinated a particularly relevant program for this year’s event.” more

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129TH AES Convention Presents Trio Of Lunchtime Keynotes

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Dave Rat On Touring; Adam Levinson on “Hollywood & Games;? Ian Moore on dBs vs Blue LEDs

SAN FRANCISCO: In a continuation of a popular program inaugurated in 2007, The 129th AES Convention will offer attendees a series of three informative, timely and entertaining Lunchtime Keynote Presentations. Convention Co-Chair Valerie Tyler reports that, “Lunchtime Keynotes provide an opportunity for attendees to take a break from the hectic Exhibition Hall and concentration-intensive Workshops, Master Classes, Platinum and Educational programs and relax as acknowledged industry leaders provide the benefit of their years of experience in a quiet and informal environment. Last year’s Lunchtime Keynote’s benefited from extremely positive word of mouth, and we’re confident that this year’s program will draw appreciative audiences.? more

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LIVE SOUND ROCKS ON AT 129th AES CONVENTION

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Green Touring, Economics, Wireless Mics & Gigging In The ’70′S

SAN FRANCISCO: To keep pace with the myriad changes impacting today’s pro audio industry, Live Sound practitioners are adapting to seismic shifts in technology and economics. 129th AES Convention Live Sound Co-Chairs, Jonathan Novick and Michael Knowles have developed a far-ranging program to bring attendees up-to-speed on issues and developments which may have direct impact on their livelihoods. more

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WORKSHOPS DEFINE 129th AES CONVENTION “BRIDGE TO FUTURE? MISSION

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Rethinking the Digital Audio Workstation – Wireless Audio Streaming – BluRay Audio

SAN FRANCISCO: Crystallizing the 129th AES Convention Bridge To The Future theme, the Nov. 4-7 program at SF’s Moscone Center will offer twenty diverse Workshop presentations. Featuring stellar names from the pro audio community hierarchy, the groundbreaking agenda will address issues directly impacting on work techniques and livelihoods. “Workshop Co-Chairs, David Bowles and Mike Wells have developed a content-heavy curriculum designed to inform and inspire both seasoned and aspiring professionals,” remarked Convention Committee Co-Chair, Jim McTigue. “The time and energy they devoted to this lineup are evident in every event.” more

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129th AES CONVENTION PLATINUM PANELS GLEAM

Artists, Producers & Mastering Engineers To Expound On Precious Metal-Earning Techniques

SAN FRANCISCO: “Interest in precious metal never seems to flag,” says 129th AES Convention Platinum Panel Chair Paul Verna. “Our sessions have earned high marks for their healthy mix of candor and technical insight. The intriguing stories behind the hits resonate with all our attendees. This year we are fortunate to have a number of established panelists back on board. And, we have augmented our line-up with some significant first-timers.” Co-author of The Encyclopedia of Record Producers, and a senior entertainment analyst with eMarketer, Verna is a former journalist who has written extensively for Billboard and Mix Magazine. more

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129th AES CONVENTION TO CONSIDER INNOVATIONS IN 21ST CENTURY TEACHING/LEARNING EXPERIENCE

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SAN FRANCISCO: Preparing next-generation pro-audio practitioners for successful careers has never been more challenging. The introduction of new methods for creating, producing, formatting, distributing and using audio, have challenged established professionals to dramatically retool their business models and work environments. A nation-wide building program has seen schools commit substantial investments in facilities capable of preparing students to thrive in this digital/downloading/wirelessly-streaming environment. more

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