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Getting To and From the AES137 Convention Is a Breeze with L.A.’s Public Transportation Options

— Recent downtown enhancements offer improved ease of transportation to and from convention center and after-hours entertainment —

New York, NY, October 2, 2014 — The 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention is set to take place Thursday, October 9, through Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and the AES has put together a dedicated transportation and attractions microsite designed to help attendees make the most of their AES137 Convention experience. Extensive improvements to the downtown L.A. public transportation system have made the L.A. Convention Center more easily accessible to attendees than ever before. A wealth of bus, train, shuttle and subway options are now available to transport convention attendees to and from the LA Live area, as well as nearby hotels and airports – many with fares starting as low as $1.75. Detailed information about getting to the convention center, as well as local attractions, can be found here, on the convention’s dedicated transportation microsite. Helpful tips for riding the Metro system, as well as a subway map, can be found provided here. Conversely, for those who choose to drive to AES137, the L.A. Convention Center offers convenient underground/adjacent-lot parking, just a short walk from the exhibition floor.

The L.A. Convention center is located in the heart of LA Live – a revitalized and vibrant dining, sports and entertainment district encompassing many popular attractions. LA Live is home to the Staples Center (Lakers basketball and Kings hockey games and numerous concerts each year) and offers nightclubs, over a dozen dining options, a bowling alley, nearby multiplex cinema and, notably, the Nokia Theater and GRAMMY® Museum. For a photo tour and more information about LA Live, please click here.

The Staples Center and nearby Disney Concert Hall are also included in the AES Convention Technical Tours program. For more information on how to sign up for a technical tour session, please click here.

For information on how you can get your FREE Exhibits-Plus badge (pre-register by October 3), as well as further Registration and Technical Program information, visit the AES137 webpage at http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

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Second Annual Gear Expo, Held by Pensado’s Place and Vintage King, Hailed as Success

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“Nashville’s Pro Audio Block Party,” which took place Saturday, September 27, 2014, brought together engineers, manufacturers, students and more from across the U.S. for a jam-packed day of education, networking, gear demos and fun in the sun

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean kicks off the day’s festivities with a special videotaped message to all Expo participants

LOS ANGELES, CA, October 1, 2014 — Nashville/”Music City USA” was recently the site of the second annual Gear Expo, which took place on Saturday, September 27, 2014, in the city’s charming Berry Hill neighborhood. Gear Expo 2014 (affectionately known as “Nashville’s Pro Audio Block Party”) was a creation of Pensado’s Place, the acclaimed weekly educational web series, in conjunction with Vintage King Audio, a leader in professional audio sales, studio consulting, and comprehensive gear servicing. A standing-room-only crowd consisting of engineers, students, sponsors, manufacturers, well-known artists and others in attendance took part in a full day of audio education, gear demos, career networking, gourmet food, prizes and interviews conducted by Herb Trawick and Dave Pensado, co-hosts of Pensado’s Place.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean kicked off the festivities with a taped message to Expo participants. “Welcome to Nashville,” stated Dean. “I want to say thank you to Gear Expo 2014 for hosting your event in Music City. I’d like to thank Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick, hosts of Pensado’s Place, for hosting Gear Expo in Nashville. I know many Nashvillians have been featured on Pensado’s Place, and that is a great way to highlight our music industry. The music industry gives Nashville its edge and its authenticity; music and audio education are important to the Nashville music community. I appreciate that Gear Expo supports this philosophy by providing real-world information on music and audio engineering. I hope you have a wonderful event today at Vintage King.”

Special guest attendees included John McBride (Martina McBride, Blackbird), Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, Tom Waits), Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Avett Brothers), Chuck Ainlay (Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Mark Knopfler), Rob Burrell (Michael W. Smith, Jaci Velasquez), Kuk Harrell (Rihanna, Beyoncé), Carl Tatz (award-winning studio designer), Leslie Braithwaite (Pharrell Williams, Jay Z), Julian Raymond (VP of A&R, Big Machine Label Group), Jenine Civil (Ultimate Ears), Vance Powell (Jack White, Beck), bassist Michael Rhodes and others, many of whom shared the stage with Pensado and Trawick for enlightening interview sessions throughout the day. Nashville-based fashion legend Manuel (known as “Tailor to the Stars”) was also interviewed and was the designer featured in a brief fashion show spotlighting offerings from his custom clothing line. Another highlight of the day was a performance by legendary drummer Steve Jordan (Keith Richards, John Mayer Trio, Eric Clapton) with bassist Willie Weeks (Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Rufus), who helped introduce the new Blackbird Expansion Pack for Slate Trigger and Steven Slate Drums.

Throughout the day, the “Pensado Express” tour bus shuttled attendees to the legendary Blackbird Studio, where they were treated to a tour of the facilities owned and operated by country superstar Martina McBride and her husband, acclaimed engineer John McBride.

Herb Trawick stated, “Simply put, Gear Expo Nashville was a home-run. Attendees were once again able to watch live interviews and panel discussions with some of the leading figures in the music industry. Just like on Pensado’s Place, attendees had access to real-world information that they could take home and apply to their daily craft. It was a beautiful day too, which only added to the positive vibes everywhere.”

Dave Pensado stated, “This trip has been very cool and special for a number of reasons: I got to meet and hang with our very special viewers and friends, meet the mayor of Nashville, and spend a lot of time with my peers, all the while sharing important information about the recording process with the engineers of today and tomorrow.”

The list of title sponsors consisted of some of the most prominent names in professional audio, M.I. and audio education, including Audio-Technica, Avid, The Blackbird Academy, Chandler Limited, Rupert Neve Designs, M1 Distribution, sE Electronics, Genelec, Gobbler, iZotope, Moog, Neumann, Triad-Orbit, Recording Connection, Electric Thunder Studios, G-Technology, Slate Media Technology, Studio 202, Ultimate Ears, Vintage King, and The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®.

For more information, visit: http://gearexponashville.com/

ABOUT PENSADO’S PLACE
The hour-long weekly web series Pensado’s Place was created nearly four years ago. Co-hosted by legendary mix engineer Dave Pensado (Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson and more) and show creator Herb Trawick, Pensado’s Place includes interviews with top music industry artists, engineers, producers, mixers, and record executives, as well as in-depth tutorials in production, engineering and mixing. Pensado’s Place has positioned itself as “the most influential show for audio engineers,” mixers and producers (Forbes Magazine) in just three years. Pensado’s Place is more than just a show, as it highlights the very best in the industry of music, gaming, sound identity on film, and audio equipment, with a presence in live events. As a leading educational resource, Pensado’s Place is helping build the next generation of audio greats. http://www.pensadosplace.tv/

ABOUT VINTAGE KING AUDIO
Vintage King Audio is a leader in professional audio sales, studio consulting, and comprehensive gear servicing. No matter the scope of a client’s needs or goals — from selecting a new microphone to designing a studio from the ground up — Vintage King distinguishes itself with standard-setting customer service, which begins with the company’s knowledgeable, industry-experienced staff. For more information, visit: http://www.vintageking.com/about-us

Photo Caption 1: Gear Expo 2014 was kicked off with a taped video welcome from Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. Shown L-R are Herb Trawick, Mayor Karl Dean and Dave Pensado.

Photo Caption 2: At Gear Expo 2014 throughout the day, attendees were treated to various panels and interviews covering a wide range of topics of interest for audio professionals. Shown L-R are engineer-producer-mixers Rob Burrell (Michael W. Smith, Jaci Velasquez) and Vance Powell (Jack White, Beck); and Pensado’s Place co-hosts Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick.

Photo Caption 3: The “Pensado Express” at Gear Expo 2014, which shuttled attendees to the legendary Blackbird Studio for detailed tours.

Photo Caption 4: Gear Expo 2014 had close to 600 attendees. Shown is the Expo’s entrance area at Vintage King Audio Nashville.

Photo Caption 5: Throughout the day, Gear Expo 2014 organizers gave away thousands of dollars worth of prizes to lucky attendees. Shown is an eager crowd clamoring for one of the coveted giveaways.

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Audio-Technica Offers Rebates on Select System 10 Digital Wireless Through Remainder of 2014

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— Operating in the 2.4 GHz range, System 10 avoids TV and DTV interference, offering a cost-effective, high-fidelity wireless solution for houses of worship, musicians/hobbyists, karaoke, corporate applications and more —

STOW, OH, October 1, 2014 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, announces $25.00 rebate offers on its System 10 Stack-Mount Digital Wireless Systemand System 10 Stompbox Digital Wireless System. Systems purchased from an authorized U.S. Audio-Technica dealer between October 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014, will be eligible to receive a $25.00 rebate per system purchased (no limit).

System 10 eligible products and U.S. street prices:

ATW-1101 UniPak® Transmitter System $279.95
ATW-1101/G Guitar System $299.95
ATW-1101/H Headworn Microphone System $349.95
ATW-1101/H92 Miniature Headworn Microphone System $379.95
ATW-1101/H92TH Miniature (beige) Headworn Microphone System $379.95
ATW-1101/L Lavalier Microphone System $349.95
ATW-1102 Handheld Microphone System $299.95
ATW-1501 Stompbox Guitar Wireless System $349.95
(Rebate not eligible on System 10 Camera-Mount Wireless System)

Users can register online at http://audio-technicaus.4myrebate.com with offer code AUD-10015. Once registered, users will receive instructions for mailing claims, along with required documentation to Audio-Technica. Claims must be submitted by January 31, 2015. For complete terms and conditions, please visit the System 10 rebates page here.

About System 10 Digital Wireless
System 10 offers high-fidelity digital wireless for performing musicians and presenters. Operating in the 2.4 GHz range, far from TV and DTV interference, System 10 offers advanced 24-bit operation and amazingly clear sound. System 10 wireless ensures clear communications by providing three levels of diversity assurance: frequency, time, and space. Frequency Diversity sends the signal on two dynamically allocated frequencies for interference-free communication. Time Diversity sends the signal in multiple time slots to maximize immunity to multipath interference. Finally, Space Diversity uses two antennas on each transmitter and receiver to maximize signal integrity. Multiple system configurations are available, with handheld vocal microphone/transmitters and UniPak® body-pack transmitters designed for use with lavalier, headworn and instrument microphones as well as electric guitars. A stompbox configuration is also available: The System 10 Stompbox streamlines onstage signal flow by making the wireless receiver part of the pedalboard, and provides an A/B switcher for multiple signal/amp options. The system combines the advanced 24-bit operation, easy setup and clear, natural sound quality of other System 10 wireless configurations with unique functionality for guitarists, bassists and other instrumentalists.

For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.

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The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® to Present “GRAMMY SoundTables®: Songs That Move the Needle” at AES137

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (October 1, 2014) — The GRAMMY SoundTables®, presented by The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® at this year’s 137th AES Convention, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in room 403AB at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown L.A. This year’s event is titled “Songs That Move The Needle,” and it will feature multi-talented production professionals Alex Da Kid, No I.D., Michael Brauer, Niko Bolas and Don Was, sharing their unique experiences in the art of music making. GRAMMY® Award-winning producer/engineer Ed Cherney will act as moderator.

Record production is a hybrid art encompassing vision, musicianship, well-honed instincts and the bottom-line ability to get a project over the finish line. When these elements combine, the result can be a milestone recording. At this GRAMMY SoundTables special event, five multitalented, cross-genre hitmakers will debate the who, what, when, where and why of songs that have left an indelible imprint.

Maureen Droney, Managing Director of the P&E Wing, stated, “We are excited about this year’s SoundTables event, which features diverse and distinctive music creators providing contrasting perspectives and also uncovering common ground. Their discussion will span genres and generations, offering attendees inspiring and entertaining insights into the art of record production. It is sure to be valuable and thought-provoking for all involved.”

Additionally, the Producers & Engineers Wing will be hosting the P&E Wing ReCharge Lounge at AES137. Located in the Demo Room Concourse, the ReCharge Lounge is open to all AES badge-holders and features charging stations for your devices, bottled water and snacks, and comfortable seating away from the convention’s crowded exhibit floor.

About The Recording Academy: Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.

About The Producers & Engineers Wing: Currently more than 6,500 professionals comprise The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and technical professionals in the recording field. This organized voice for the recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, including the development and implementation of new technologies, technical guidelines and recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives. For more information, please visit www.producersandengineers.com.

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Audio-Technica to Hold “Ask Me Anything” Sessions at 137th AES Convention

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— Featuring industry insiders and friends of A-T, these AMA sessions are set to be informative and revelatory for an audience of in-person AES convention attendees as well as a worldwide online audience —

STOW, OH, September 30, 2014 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, announces that it will be hosting several “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) question-and-answer sessions at its exhibition booth (1301) at the 137th AES Convention in Los Angeles, CA. Sessions are scheduled for two days of the convention: Friday, October 10, and Saturday, October 11. Guests include Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick of Pensado’s Place, Joe Chiccarelli, Michael Beinhorn, Ryan Hewitt, Curt Bisquera, Joe Barresi, Matt McArthur and Frank Klepacki. Additional details are available at the Audio-Technica booth or www.audio-technica.com/AES2014.

Audio-Technica AMA participant schedule (Pacific time):

Friday, October 10:

1:00 Ryan Hewitt – GRAMMY® Award-Winning Engineer, Mixer, Producer (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sheryl Crow, Avett Brothers)
2:00 Michael Beinhorn – Producer, Engineer (Hole, Soundgarden, Marilyn Manson)
3:00 Joe Barresi – Producer, Mixer, Engineer (Monster Magnet, Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails)
4:00 Matt McArthur – Executive Director of The Record Company

Saturday, October 11:

11:00 Joe Chiccarelli – GRAMMY Award-Winning Producer/Engineer (Elton John, U2, White Stripes)
1:00 Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick – Co-hosts of Pensado’s Place
3:00 Curt Bisquera – Drummer (Bonnie Raitt, Sarah McLachlan, soundtracks for Bourne Supremacy and Despicable Me)
4:00 Frank Klepacki – Audio Director, Engineer, Composer, Performer (film and TV work for Lucasarts, Hasbro, Top Gear, Pawn Stars, others)

“Ask Me Anything” questions are fed to the presenters through a moderator during a 30-minute Q&A session. Questions can be submitted by individuals present at AES booth 1301; online at www.livestream.com (free registration); and by Twitter #ATliveAES.

In addition, individuals may watch during and after the event at www.audio-technica.com/AES2014 (also accessible from A-T’s website or Facebook page).

“This is our second year featuring live-streaming ‘AMA’-style sessions at AES. Past sessions have proven to be both educational and wildly entertaining! With the ability to ‘virtually attend’ the event, people at home can get a true taste of the show and have the ability to ask some of the most famous and infamous professionals in our industry literally anything. Well you can asking anything, but they don’t officially have to answer everything,”joked Gary Boss, Audio-Technica Marketing director.

Full details are available at www.audio-technica.com/aes2014.

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Groundbreaking Latin American Producers Panel to Be Offered at 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention

— In a historic first, a dedicated panel will be held in Spanish and feature top-name GRAMMY® Award winners from the Latin community —

New York, NY, September 30, 2014 — For the first time in AES history, there will be a panel officially held in Spanish at an International AES Convention. The panel, titled “Grandes Productores de América Latina” (“Great producers from Latin America”) will bring together 10 of the most influential Latin producers and engineers of all time. The presenters are each multiple GRAMMY®-Award winners who will present their most recent work and best-selling productions – ranging from Celine Dion and Elvis Costello to the biggest names in Latin music, such as Bajofondo and Calle 13 – and discuss the state of the music industry in Latin America.

Moderator and Incoming AES President Andres Mayo enthuses about this panel: “It is fundamental that we, as a global society, open up our eyes to other regions of the world, to try to understand their needs and get to know their talent. It is also a unique opportunity for the huge Latin population based in Los Angeles to hear from and interact directly with highly regarded audio professionals from their community during the biggest Pro Audio convention in the world.”

Panelists slated to appear include:

Daniel Anselmi, Música CaReta – Montevideo, Uruguay
Rafa Arcaute, Amen Records – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Armando Avila, Cosmos – Mexico DF, Mexico
Aureo Baqueiro, Brava! Music – Los Angeles, CA, USA; Nico Plus Music Group – Los Angeles, CA, USA
Humberto Gatica, Lionshare/Gatica Music – Los Angeles, CA, USA
Tweety González, Twitin Records – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Anibal Kerpel, SK Associates – Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sebastian Krys, Arju Productions – Los Angeles, CA, USA
Guido Nisenson, Minimal S.L – Buenos Aires Argentina
Rafa Sardina, Fishbone Productions, Inc. – Los Angeles, CA, USA

Detailed information about the panel can be found here (en español también). For information on and how you can get your FREE Exhibits-Plus badge (pre-registration required) for the AES137 Convention, as well as All Access badge and Technical Program information, visit the AES137 webpage at http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

Panel summary en español:
Por primera vez en la historia, tendremos un panel oficialmente hablado en idioma Español en una Convención Internacional de AES. El panel “Grandes Productores de América Latina!” reunirá a algunos de los más grandes nombres de la región, todos ellos múltiples ganadores de Premios GRAMMY, para presentar sus últimas producciones y hablar acerca del estado de la industria en América Latina.

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Legendary Producer/Engineer Alan Parsons to Give Opening Keynote at AES137 in Los Angeles

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New York, NY, September 29, 2014 — On Thursday, October 9, 2014, the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles will feature the Opening Keynote address from Alan Parsons, the acclaimed engineer, musician, and record producer. The address will be part of the convention’s opening ceremonies, Thursday, October 9, 1:00pm – 2:00 pm (Room 403 AB). In his Keynote address, Mr. Parsons will provide his unique insights on the current and future direction of the music and recording industry from his singular perspective of success and experience throughout the history of popular music.

Parsons has been involved in the production of several legendary albums throughout his career. He was fortunate enough to work as assistant engineer on the final two albums by The Beatles, and after he qualified as a fully-fledged recording engineer, he went on to work with Paul McCartney, The Hollies and many others. But it was his contribution as engineer on Pink Floyd’s classic Dark Side of the Moon that really got him worldwide attention and earned him his first of many GRAMMY® nominations. That soon led to striking successes as a producer – notably with Pilot’s “Magic,” John Miles’ “Highfly” and Steve Harley’s “Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)”. He also produced the hugely successful Year of the Cat album with Al Stewart and two albums with American progressive rock band Ambrosia. With Eric Woolfson, Parsons co-founded The Alan Parsons Project, famous for its revolving group of studio musicians and vocalists and its platinum albums and singles, including “Games People Play” and “Eye in the Sky.”

Additionally, he developed The Art and Science of Sound Recording, a definitive collection of training videos presented by Parsons, which gives viewers his exclusive insider access to legendary musicians, producers and engineers and their award-winning recording techniques. A companion book (published by Hal Leonard) based on this acclaimed video series is being formally launched at AES137.

Alan has come full circle and is back in his role as producer and engineer, both at his own Santa Barbara studio and other studios internationally. In 2012, Alan produced an album called Grand Ukulele with virtuoso ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro. A collaboration with Steven Wilson as engineer and associate producer resulted in the album The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories) in 2013, hailed as a major success and reaching Top 5 on the album charts in Germany.

AES Executive Director Bob Moses stated, “Alan Parsons has a massive influence on modern record production, audio engineering, mixing and other disciplines. We are honored to welcome him as our keynote speaker during our opening ceremonies.”

For information on how you can get your FREE Exhibits-Plus badge (pre-registration required), as well as further Registration, and Technical Program information, visit the AES137 webpage at http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

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AES137 Deadline Extended for FREE Exhibits-Plus and Premium All-Access Badge Discounts to Friday, October 3, 2014

New York, NY, September 29, 2014 — If it’s about audio, it’s at AES!, and registration for FREE Exhibits-Plus badge and discounted All-Access badges has been extended to Friday, October 3. The AES137 Convention is taking place October 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and will serve as the world’s largest gathering of audio professionals for three days of exhibits and four days of workshops, technical papers and program content tailored to the current audio and communications landscape. Leaders from the Professional Recording, Production, AV Communications and other industries will present and discuss topics covering all aspects of the audio arts and sciences. The convention is experiencing a tremendous surge of buzz and growth, as it promises to be the biggest AES event on the West Coast in over five years. The list of exhibitors and sponsors is growing, with over 300 of the top professional audio manufacturers, associations and technology leaders currently registered for booths on the exhibition floor and sponsorship support.

Please join us for the annual opening ceremonies on the first day of the show, Thursday, October 9, featuring a keynote by acclaimed engineer, musician and record producer Alan Parsons and a presentation of awards to industry leaders. Friday’s keynote speech will be given by Neil Portnow, President/CEO The Recording Academy®, The GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares. Additionally, top audio professionals including Bob Ludwig, Andrew Scheps, Ed Cherney, Chris Lord-Alge, Lisa Loeb, Jack Joseph Puig, George Massenburg and others are slated as featured speakers at the convention’s many special events, sharing their unique perspective with show attendees.

Registration
Two badge packages are available: the Exhibits-Plus Badge (free) and the All Access Badge.

Exhibits-Plus badges are your free ticket to attending the AES Exhibition. Additionally, your Exhibits-Plus badge will give you access to Project Studio Expo, Live Sound Expo, Special Events and more. Best of all, Exhibits-Plus badges are completely free! (advance registration required.)

All Access badges are available to anyone looking to take their knowledge and professional career to the next level. AES will once again be the meeting place for the top names in audio engineering to deliver a diverse program of workshops, tutorials, papers and more on the latest developments in professional audio. All Access badge-holders may attend all on-site AES events. (Tickets for tech tours cost extra and can be purchased on-site.)

For further information about the FREE Exhibits-Plus badges (pre-registration required), premium All Access badges, Technical Program, complete list of events and more, visit http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

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Waves Debuts Everything Audio Live from YouTube Space LA

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— Hosted by acclaimed audio engineer Dave Hampton (Herbie Hancock, Prince, Justin Timberlake), Everything Audio will cover a range of audio topics, from recording, live sound, and audio for gaming, to consumer audio, forensics, sound design and much more —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, September 29, 2014 — Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing software and hardware solutions, announces its new web program, Everything Audio, streaming live from YouTube Space LA. With new episodes added on a regular basis, the show will present a wide spectrum of audio-related content appealing to everyone from audio professionals and sound hobbyists to everyday consumers and technology enthusiasts. Topics will range from pro audio and live sound to musical instrument audio, sound for film and gaming, sound design, DJing and electronic music production. The show will also delve into the world of audio for consumer electronics, discussing such topics as headphones, computers, cell phones, televisions and car stereos, while also touching on audio forensics, restoration, psychoacoustics, hearing capacity and aural health.

The show is hosted (and executive produced) by noted audio engineer Dave Hampton, an expert in the field of audio recording, production and technical design, with a list of clients that includes Herbie Hancock, Prince, Justin Timberlake and many more. The premiere episode will air on Tuesday, October 7, 2 P.M. ET and will feature the following guests: producer/DJ/remixer Dave Audé (Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé), producer/engineer/mixer Andrew Scheps (Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, Lana Del Rey, Metallica, Jay-Z), and producer/engineer/mixer Jack Joseph Puig (Florence + the Machine, U2, Lady Gaga).

Each episode will present a panel of guests from various fields in audio, ranging from music producers, mixers, engineers, artists and musicians to retailers, audio manufacturers and representatives of consumer companies whose products feature audio as a central function. Each guest will present his or her area of expertise while interacting with the others guests to discuss topics moderated by the host. Each episode will include real-time audience interaction through a live-chat Q&A session with the guest panel.

Mick Olesh, Waves EVP of Sales & Marketing, stated: “Waves has long been the leading innovator and pioneer in digital signal processing and related fields, and it is fitting that this new venture offers end users a resource and inside track into the world of audio. All sorts of surprises are planned for the program, but the possibilities are massive. We are excited to present Everything Audio to the world and to celebrate the current state of audio. Enjoy!”

The premiere episode will also feature an interactive competition with a chance to win a Dell computer.

For more details, and to register for the premiere episode, please visit:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/everything-audio-with-dave-hampton-tickets-13022948991.

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137th Audio Engineering Society Convention Offers Special Events and Programs for All Attendees

— Opening Ceremonies awards presentation; Alan Parsons and Neil Portnow keynotes; Project Studio Expo; Live Sound Expo; Hi-Res Audio Sessions; and Platinum Producers Panel, plus multiple other sessions and forums are in store for convention itinerary —

New York, NY — A robust selection of special events is being offered at the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 9, through Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center). Show attendees will be treated to a diverse array of events featuring leaders from all areas of pro audio. These special events are open to all attendees, including FREE (with Pre-Registration) Exhibits-Plus badge-holders, as the AES makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles.

This year’s highlights include:
Opening Ceremonies / Awards / Keynote Speech
Join us for the annual opening ceremonies the first day of the show, Thursday, October 9. This event will feature industry-leading speakers – including current AES president Sean Olive and Executive Director Bob Moses – as well as the L.A. Convention Co-chairs Valerie Tyler and Michael MacDonald. A special keynote by acclaimed engineer, musician and record producer Alan Parsons will be a highlight of the ceremony. The event will be rounded out by a presentation of awards to industry leaders. Additionally, Friday’s keynote speech will be given by Neil Portnow, President/CEO The Recording Academy®, The GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares.

Additional offerings will explore specific areas within the audio world, including:

- Product Studio Expo: a popular series of practical training events taking place on the exhibition floor targeted to the burgeoning market of project and home studio facilities around the world.

- Live Sound Expo: offering expert advice for the broad spectrum of live sound engineers with an emphasis on the practical, bringing professionals with decades of experience to the stage to inspire and educate attendees.

- Hi-Res Audio Sessions: A six-hour program presented in association with the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), featuring panels and sessions addressing the current and future direction of hi-res audio with the top players in the music and consumer electronics business.

- The Latin Panel: “Great Producers from Latin America” (in Spanish), top producers share their perspective on the hot music scene in Latin America.

- DTV Audio Group Forum: The Implications of Streamed Content Delivery on the Evolution of Television Audio Services, leaders in the Broadcast Industry share insights on the future of television sound.

- Platinum Engineers Panel: with special guests Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick (co-hosts of popular weekly internet series Pensado’s Place), discussing studio technique and engineering as well as the pressures of creating online television.

- Platinum Mastering Panel: moderated by legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, discussing hi-res audio from the perspective of those making the music.

- Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture: presented by legendary game audio director and composer Marty O’Donnell shares his experience working on the Halo series and the challenges of nonlinear media.

- Chicks in the Mix: moderated by acclaimed producer and mixer Chris Lord-Alge, featuring a panel of well-known female industry professionals, including Lisa Loeb, Emily Lazar (September Mourning lead vocalist) and others
discussing the unique challenges faced by women in this industry.

- GRAMMY® SoundTables: “Songs That Move The Needle: Producers on Producing,” moderated by Ed Cherney, featuring Alex da Kid, Don Was, Niko Bolas, No I.D., and Rich Costey.

- Sound Is the Conduit to the Artist Heart: presented by acclaimed producer/engineer/technologist Jack Joseph Puig, a panel discussing the intersection of pro audio and mobile and what is the future of audio considering this paradigm shift.

“We call them Special Events for a reason,” noted AES Executive Director Bob Moses. “The top people in the world bring their expertise and wisdom to us in a variety of educational and inspirational events, which is an experience you only get at AES. And we make these open to everyone at the convention with any badge, to make sure everyone gets their mind blown at least once per day.”

A complete list of special events at the upcoming Convention can be found here. For information on how you can get your FREE Exhibits-Plus badge (pre-register by October 3), as well as further Registration and Technical Program information, visit the AES137 webpage at http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

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