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AES Live Online Video Collection Debuts

The Audio Engineering Society announces that its AES Live video collection is available for viewing on the AES Website. It comprises a growing library of exclusive videos featuring interviews with past, present and future leaders of the pro audio industry, informative panels and presentations, oral histories and more.  

Harvested from more than a dozen AES Conventions and Conferences, the current lineup of AES Live videos covers an array of topics including recording industry and home studios, live sound, product design and manufacturing, archiving and restoration, education and more. The AES states that it will continue to update the collection throughout the year.

Videos include full-length presentations such as “Analog Tape in a Digital World” and “Grammy SoundTables: Songs That Move The Needle” from the AES 137th Convention, and “Theatrical Sound Design” and “Mix and Mastering Optimized for Streaming” from the 139th Convention.   

The collection also features a series of feature-length AES Live: Legends videos, which contain formal interviews. These videos include Bruce Swedien, Irv Joel, Jim Anderson, John Meyer, Phil Ramone, Ray Dolby and Les Paul.

The series is geared toward anyone who is interested in the how and why of modern audio production, including the pioneering work and innovation that now defines an industry. Audio aspects of live performance, recording, broadcast, product development, archiving and restoration are among the technologies covered in the series.  

“These AES Live videos represent some of the very best of what the Audio Engineering Society offers,” says AES Executive Director Bob Moses. “Our AES Live: Legends videos offer intimate portraits that reveal the human aspect of these personalities, as well as their impact on the science and art of audio. AES Live: Expo and Tutorial videos share the painstakingly researched and produced live presentations that anchor AES conventions and events. Bringing these inspirational and educational experiences into the mobile and computing devices of our worldwide membership further enhances the benefit of being an AES member while offering up an engaging and enlightening experience for anyone involved, or wanting to be involved, in audio engineering.”  

AES President-Elect Alex Case is serving as Producer of the AES Live content. “There’s nothing more fundamental to the Society’s mission than sharing knowledge, and that includes preserving our heritage,” says Case. “The AES Live video series is the perfect complement to the AES E-Library, bringing the E-Library’s 50 years of archived content to life.

“AES Live offers education, illumination, inspiration and insight in a compelling user experience. Browse now, and check back often, as we are continually releasing video from the AES archives while generating new content with every AES Convention and Conference.”

The following AES Live Video Trailers are posted on the AES YouTube channel:

John Meyer: Live Sound and Theatrics.

Grammy SoundTables: Songs That Move The Needle.

Phil Ramone: Music Production.

AES Oral History: Norman C. Pickering.

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