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127TH AES CONVENTION SCORES VIDEO GAME SWEEP

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Ten Dedicated Workshops Track Game Industry Audio

NEW YORK: In recognition of the massive Video Game contribution to audio production and post production, 127th AES Convention Workshop, Tutorials and Games Chair Alex Case has developed a dedicated, ten-event Game Audio Track. “The creative and economic impact of this sector is acknowledged throughout our industry,” Case said. “Studios, engineers, producers, technology developers, composers, sound designers and an enthusiastic, sophisticated audience are dedicated to the continued success of this unique creative sector. Our comprehensive program will provide invaluable technical and creative guidance. And,” Case adds, “extremely helpful networking opportunities.” more

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AES PLATINUM PANELS FEATURE ARTISTS ON BOTH SIDES NOW

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The Album As An Art Form – The Artist’s Perspective – Tips, Tricks & Tales

NEW YORK: Artists on both sides of the control room window will participate in the AES 127th Convention Platinum Panels. Set for Oct. 9-12 at NY’s Javits Center, the event will attract thousands of industry professionals. This year, in a departure from previous Platinum panel formats, Chair Paul Verna is adding a performers’ perspective to the mix. In addition, the Platinum Mastering panel will focus exclusively on landmark recordings. A former journalist for Billboard and Mix Magazine, Verna is co-author of The Encyclopedia of Record Producers, and a senior entertainment analyst with eMarketer. more

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WORKSHOPS & TUTORIALS DRIVE 127th AES CONVENTION

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Beyond MP3; Blu-Ray; Pimp Your Mix & Haydn’s Bicentenary

NEW YORK: In an atmosphere charged with new ideas and bristling with the introduction of revolutionary and evolutionary technologies, AES Convention Workshops and Tutorials cover an extremely broad agenda. “Balancing an advanced Workshops’ program with more fundamental Tutorial presentations is a demanding challenge,” remarks 127th AES Convention Committee Chair Agnieszka Roginska. “As an educator (U Mass. Lowell), author, engineer, and producer, Workshop & Tutorials Chair Alex Case has drawn from his vast reservoir of industry knowledge and sources to develop a singularly broad and ambitious program.”

Highlights of the twenty-two Workshop and seven Tutorial presentations include:

1080P and MP3: We Got the Picture. What Happened to the Sound? Chair, Michael Fremer and a panel that includes John Atkinson, Stereophile; Steve Berkowitz, Sony / BMG; Greg Calbi, Sterling Sound; Alan more

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127TH AES CONVENTION POSTS ECLECTIC TECHNICAL TOUR SCHEDULE

Showplace Recording, Education, Communication, Film & TV Production Facilities Plus a Rare Visit To NJ’s Historic Edison Labs

NEW YORK: Drawing from the NY area’s unparalleled variety of media-rich options, 127th AES Convention Technical Tours Chair Lou Manno has once again developed a stellar series of rare, behind-the-scenes visits. 127th Committee Chair, Agnieszka Roginska reports that this year’s program covers a particularly diverse field. “Lou Manno has a keen eye (and ear) for uncovering unique destinations guaranteed to be of great interest to AES attendees,” Roginska says. “We all benefit from his encyclopedic knowledge of New York’s pro audio community.”

The AES Technical Tour Program Includes:

Friday, Oct. 9:

11:30AM – 1:30PM
NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions: At 7500 + sq. ft. this recording studio/teaching complex currently under construction near Washington Sq. Park more

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AES ADDS APPLE ASSOCIATION MEMBER PURCHASE PROGRAM TO US MEMBER BENEFITS

NEW YORK: Because so many audio professionals use Apple products in their everyday work, the Audio Engineering Society has launched a pilot initiative in conjunction with the Apple Association Member Purchase Program. AES President Jim Anderson reports that an agreement has been reached to provide US AES members with special savings of up to 17% on the latest Apple products and accessories. “We are exploring the possibility of expanding the program to other territories as well,” Anderson said.

AES US Members visiting the Apple Store link at www.aes.org will find a number of exclusive options including:

* Special member pricing on Apple and third-party products
* Exclusive promotions
* Complimentary shipping on all orders over $50
* Free engraving on all new iPod models
* Mac customization
* Flexible business financing options

“The AES is continually seeking new ways to benefit our members,” Anderson more

127th AES CONVENTION MASTER CLASSES – DIVERSITY PERSONIFIED

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Mixing In The Box, Room Tuning, Mastering Motown, Writing With Sound & More

NEW YORK: In an atmosphere charged with high-level presentations by high-level industry professionals, the 127th AES Convention Master Class Program raises the bar once again with stand-out colloquiums by a gathering of iconic figures. “Master Class Chair Alan Silverman has never failed to develop a must-see program, and this year he has outdone himself,” reports Convention Chair Agnieszka Roginska. “We expect the credentials of the presenters coupled with the diversity of their subject matter will attract standing room only audiences.”

MASTER CLASS PRESENTATIONS INCLUDE:

Platinum Mixing In The Box: Kevin Killen – A legendary background in the analog domain capped by a successful transition to the digital environment has established Killen’s reputation as a world-class mixer (U2, Peter Gabriel, Sugarland). Addressing the potential for more

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THE INSTITUTE FOR THE MUSICAL ARTS HOSTS WSDG SITE VISIT

inst-mus-arts-group-_103.JPGNORTHAMPTON, MA: Rapidly approaching completion of their “dream studio complex,” founders of the Institute For Musical Arts (IMA) hosted Walters Storyk Design Group interior designer Beth Walters and architect/acoustician John Storyk at a recent site inspection.

In progress since 2004, IMA’s near million $ “Big Barn” conversion into a sophisticated teaching, performing and recording space represents the first world-class recording facility dedicated to training and supporting the work of female musicians and engineers. The 3000 + sq. ft. complex which includes a new 900 sq. ft. WSDG-designed control room/post-production suite (pictured) is on track to “go live” in October, 2009.

“We first met Beth and John in New York at an AES Convention,” June Millington recalls. When we described IMA’s mission they immediately wanted to get on board. The fact that we can provide our students and Rock ‘n Roll Camp for more

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HISTORY RESOUNDS AT 127TH AES CONVENTION

Bell Labs, Big Bands, Live Sound, Mercury Living Presence & RCA

NEW YORK: When someone tells Harry Hirsch “You’re history,” he takes it as a compliment. Back for his third turn as AES Convention Historical Committee Chair, Hirsch has collaborated with co-chairs and AES members to insure that history will reveal itself in a lively fashion at the 127th AES Convention at NY’s Javits Center October 9 – 12. Historical Events include:

The History of Live Sound: Presented by Toronto-based Sr. Engineer Thomas Shevlin, this session will feature a panel of pioneers of live touring and Broadway sound. Opening with a slideshow reaching back before the 1920′s origins of live sound systems, Shevlin and his panelists will discuss what originally drew them to the field, its progression during their careers, and their vision of the future. The session will conclude with a lively Q & A
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MATT PESKIE JOINS MASQUE SOUND

matt-peskie-masque-sound.JPGEAST RUTHERFORD, NJ: Matt Peskie, a multi-faceted audio industry professional with extensive technical, production and touring experience, has joined the Masque Sound sales team with a focus on installations and production.

In making the announcement, company co-principal Geoff Shearing said, “Matt Peskie brings a unique combination of skills to this new position. In addition to his hands-on knowledge of tour management, FOH and monitor mixing, he is detail-oriented and has strong communication and interpersonal skills. We expect him to play a meaningful role both in the trenches on installations, and in bringing the Masque Sound message to prospective clients.”

Peskie served as Monitor Engineer with Avril Lavigne’s Under My Skin tour, Production Manager for Jars of Clay, Monitor Engineer for Guster and as Tour Manager, FOH Engineer and Monitor Tech for many other notable artists.

“Masque Sound is on top more

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PWS INTRODUCES DB SERIES FILTERED RECEIVE MULTI-COUPLER

pws-db-16-front.JPGpws-db-16-back.JPGGround-Up Design Provides Breakthrough in Efficient Antenna Distribution

ORLANDO: Professional Wireless Systems’ new DB Series Filtered Receive Multi-coupler represents a breakthrough in high-quality antenna distribution. PWS General Manager Carl Cordes reports the DB-16 is designed to function as the backbone of a broad range of wireless antenna distribution system functions including broadcast, live sports, permanent install and corporate.

“After years of modifying other products to function effectively in diverse RF applications, our R&D team took a fresh look at the multi-coupler issue,” Cordes says. “The DB-16 was developed to meet the real-world needs of today’s hyper-congested RF world,”

Brand-agnostic, and compatible with most wireless receivers, the PWS DB Series eliminates the inter-mods, over-modulation, de-sensitizing, and over-sensitizing issues frequently encountered when working with multiple-manufacturer products. By incorporating cutting edge components, including multiple custom filters, more

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