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AES Sets Sound Reinforcement Track for 2019 Convention

Sound Reinforcement Track aims to offer practical ideas and solutions for live sound pros.

New York, NY (August 13, 2019)—The Audio Engineering Society has announced its Sound Reinforcement Track sessions for the AES New York 147th Audio Engineering Society International Pro Audio Convention. Being held October 16–19 at the Javits Center in New York City, the event will offer multiple opportunities for longtime and emerging audio pros to expand, engage and reaffirm their live sound knowledge.

“This year, we have once again gathered top industry experts and manufacturers at the pinnacle of live event production and sound reinforcement to share their hard-won knowledge,” said AES New York Sound Reinforcement chair Henry Cohen. “From foundations of systems design, to the latest in the science and technology of audio perception, the AES New York Sound Reinforcement events offer unprecedented access to the latest from the industry’s top researchers and gear designers, as well as the engineers that exemplify best practices in the craft of sound reinforcement.”

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This AES New York Sound Reinforcement Track’s varied and informative series of educational opportunities includes sessions revealing crucial details of sound reinforcement implementation such as “Seven Steps to a Successful Sound System Design” and further ideas and techniques in “A Cookbook Approach to Sound System Optimization with Bob McCarthy.”

Delving further into system specifics, the multi-part RF Super Session will host a discussion of RF spectrum and regulatory changes, an update on the latest compliant equipment, and best and advanced RF practices including filtering techniques and RF over fiber. Another Super Session, “AC Power, Grounding and Shielding,” will cover theory and practice of AC power for small to large sound systems, including multiple transformers and company switches, service types, generator sets, single- to three-phase mains, AC source voltages and more, while mitigating hum and buzz noise problems.

Perception of live audio by the audience, engineers and performers is also of top importance for proper sound reinforcement. The tutorial “Psychoacoustics for Sound Engineers” will present topics including how we integrate and perceive sounds, perception of frequency and frequency balance, audible effects of latency, IEMs and sound / video synchronization, and more. For the larger captive audience, including inadvertent audiences, sound exposure and noise pollution due to outdoor entertainment events are addressed in the session “Your Noise Isn’t My Noise: improving Sound Exposure and Noise Pollution Management at Outdoor Events.”

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Additional AES New York Sound Reinforcement events will include dedicated Broadway production sessions, along with other tutorials, workshops, scientific paper presentations and more.

All Access registration is the ticket to everything the largest dedicated pro audio event and exhibition of the year has to offer, including all Sound Reinforcement Track sessions. Advance Registration prices and options are still available, as well as select housing options through AES partner hotels.

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