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Live (Sound) from New York, It’s AES

AES has lots of live sound offerings in store for this year’s convention in New York City.

New York, NY (September 13, 2018)—The annual Audio Engineering Society Convention is coming up in just a few weeks, when audio pros from around the industry will come together at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, October 17–20, for four days of everything audio. One of the benefits of holding the convention once again in the Big Apple is the opportunitie it affords to attend workshops, panels and more where live sound pros working on Broadway, live television, tours, international events and more share their insights and experiences

This year’s Sound Reinforcement Track will explore dozens live and installed sound topics, including sound system optimization, corporate sound, live sound production for TV, the impact of the continuing reallocation of the RF spectrum, best practices in designing wireless intercom systems and more.

“Sound Reinforcement is continually evolving due to new technologies and possibilities, and audience expectations. In 2018, sound reinforcement faces continuing regulatory, financial and market challenges,” said Henry Cohen, AES New York 2018 Sound Reinforcement Track co-chair. “With these challenges come opportunities, and the AES New York Convention presents the next chapter in audio engineering evolution.”

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AES New York’s “RF Super Session” will address attendees’ concerns about the new RF landscape, identify specific issues and offer real-world solutions. Moderated by James Stoffo of Radio Active Designs, the panel will feature RF engineers and technicians, manufacturer’s product specialists and government relations experts. A second Super Session, moderated by Peter Erskine of Best Audio, discussing wireless intercom systems, will investigate and compare the major technologies in use today, including associated control platforms.

In the “Live Production in A TV World” seminar, Jenny Montgomery, the lead A2 (audio assist) on the recent live broadcast production of Jesus Christ Superstar, and other members of the production team will discuss handling the challenges of a one-off live event where there’s no option but to get it right the first time. Getting it right every night is the challenge on Broadway, as will be illustrated in the session “Designing for Broadway: The Band’s Visit,” where sound designer Kai Harada and his crew will provide insights into Tony Award-winning sound design.

Core technologies will be covered in sessions such as “Understanding Line Source Behavior for Better Optimization” and “A Cookbook Approach to Sound System Optimization with Bob McCarthy.” “Audio Production for Corporate Events” will feature a panel of experts addressing topics ranging from fitting the sound system to the venue to RF coordination and music and band support.

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AES New York Convention Sound Reinforcement Track events, available with All Access registration, runs in complement to exhibit floor and demo room events including the Broadcast Audio Expo, Broadway Sound Expo and Live Production Stage, and the AoIP Technology Pavilion.

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