AES Prepares for NYC Convention

The Audio Engineering Society is readying for its 127th convention, which is set for Oct. 9-12 in New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. This year’s event promises a full conference track targeted at broadcasters, along with an equipment exhibition featuring the latest in audio gear from top manufacturers.

In addition to presentations and equipment demonstrations on cutting edge audio technology, the conference will also provide an opportunity to explore past technologies and examine some of the history of the audio business, with presentations on the technical accomplishments of RCA, histories of live sound and Bell Labs, and more. There will also be another “Eclectic Technical Tour” event with visits to the Thomas Edison National Historic Park, the DuArt film and video processing operation and other New York City area venues that have had significant roles in the development of audio technology.

The conference program also includes several master classes in such areas as high-performance balanced audio interfaces, the optimization of speaker/room interfaces, and mixing techniques.

A full-day pre-conference symposium on live sound is planned for Oct. 8, with main convention activities getting underway at 9:00 a.m. the following day.