117th AES Convention offers wide range of events

The conference will feature a full slate of symposiums, parties, panels and roundtables

The 117th Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention will feature a full slate of symposiums, parties, panels, roundtables, “soundtables,” recitals and technical forums at its convention Oct., 28-31, in the Moscone Center, in San Francisco, CA.

Designed for broadcast and audio production (and post) professionals, the conference convention special events include:

  • Symposium: Surround Live 2004 – More Surround! Wed., Oct. 27, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. This event will combine interactive workshops, live and pre-recorded performances and live demos from the theatrical and broadcast communities.
  • Opening ceremonies. Thurs., Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Introductory remarks by AES Executive Director Roger Furness, President Ron Streicher and Convention Chair, John Strawn. Remarks will be followed by the AES Awards Presentation and the Keynote Address by Ron Fair, platinum producer/arranger/engineer and president of A&M Records.
  • 16th Annual Grammy Recording Soundtable. Thurs., Oct. 28, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. The Producers and Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy presents “Game On! Videogames: The Future of Music and Entertainment.” Dave Adelson of Hits Magazine and producer/music correspondent for E! News Live will moderate an all-industry panel.
  • Platinum Producers. Fri., Oct. 29 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. A&M Records President Ron Fair will moderate a panel of producers who will address the continually evolving technical and creative issues facing today’s producers.
  • Platinum Engineers - The All-Star Mix Engineers Panel. Fri., Oct. 29, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Moderator Jack Joseph Puig, an engineer/producer, will host a panel that will explore the impact of emerging technology on the audio engineering field and how the lack of quality recordings has impacted CD sales.
  • Surround Sound. Sat., Oct. 30 12:30 p.m. Engineer Nathaniel Kunkel will moderate a panel discussion on the substantial inroads surround sound has made into studios, cars and homes.
  • An Afternoon with Bob Moog. Sat., Oct. 30, 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. The father of electronic music discusses his role in the professional audio community.
  • Streaming DSD Audio comes to AES. Sun., Oct. 31, 9:30 a.m. – noon. A live jazz performance at Montreal’s McGill University will be streamed in six channels of DSD audio and SDI digital video projection via McGill’s UltraVideoconferencing system to UC’s Genentech Hall in San Francisco in real time to demonstrate these cutting-edge technologies.

A complete schedule of AES 117th Convention events is available at www.aes.org.

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