Scovill to Keynote AES Confab

Concert sound and recording engineer Robert Scovill will keynote the 121st AES Convention, to be held October 5-8, 2006 at Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.

Scovill's AES keynote speech entitled "Live Sound, The Heart And Soul of Professional Audio," will address the on-going technology evolution/revolution and other critical issues impacting today's Live Sound community.

Committee Chair John Strawn said, "With a list of credits that includes Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Matchbox Twenty, Prince, Rush and Def Leppard, Robert Scovill's presentation at noon on Thursday, Oct. 5th sends a clear signal that Live Sound remains a cornerstone of the AES constituency."

Scovill delves in all facets of media production for events including large-scale concerts and services for houses of worship. He has accrued over 3,000 live event-mixing credits during the course of a 27-year career. He is a technical consultant and product endorser for many leading manufacturers including Neumann, Audio Technica, Electrovoice, Servo Drive and Alesis. He currently is market manager for Live Sound products for Digidesign.

Scovill lives in Scottsdale, Ariz. where he operates Eldon's Boy Productions Inc. and MusiCanvas Recording Studio.