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Live Sound Expo at 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention

The inaugural Live Sound Expo at AES137 offers expert, real-world advice for attendees from leading figures in the live and installed sound market sectors.

The inaugural Live Sound Expo will be presented in association with Mix magazine, Pro Sound News, Sound & Video Contractor and Pro Audio Review at the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention October 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles. From a stage centrally located in the 137th AES Convention’s exhibition hall, the Live Sound Expo will address topics such as “Loudspeaker Setup and Configuration”; “Miking Fundamentals for the Stage”; “Networks and IT”; “The Small Venue Monitor Mix”; “RF Systems”; “Installed Sound”; “Touring System Optimization”; “Digital Consoles”; and more.

Engineer and industry journalist Mark Frink (k.d. lang, Zac Brown Band, Tony Bennett) will manage the stage as the LSE host. With the Live Sound Expo, the 137th Convention offers expert advice for the broad spectrum of live and installed sound engineers (said to be some 25 percent of Convention attendees) with an emphasis on the practical, bringing professionals with decades of experience to the stage to inspire and educate attendees.

Scheduled panelists and presenters include Sam Berkow, Derek Brener, Chap Cooper, Jason Decter, J. Mark King, Tom Pesa, Dave Rat, Marcus Ross, Robert Scovill, Dave Shadoan, Jason Spence, Ken “Pooch” Van Druten, Fred Vogler, and Vic Wagner. A highlight of Live Sound Expo will be a panel titled “Stump the Panel,” during which attendees will be able to pose questions to Dave Rat, Robert Scovill and Dave Shadoan, as they cover the gamut of sound reinforcement topics while imparting entertaining tales from the road.

The Live Sound Expo was made possible by the sponsorship of Audinate, DiGiCo, EAW, L-Acoustics, Shure and Yamaha Commercial Audio, with wireless headphone system support from Sennheiser USA.

Michael MacDonald, AES137 Co-Chair and ATK Audiotek President, states, “Live Sound is a key element in the pro audio industry, and one that warrants the spotlight provided by the new Live Sound Expo. I am pleased that Mark Frink, along with Frank Wells, has assembled such a powerful LSE program that will feature both technical and practical aspects of live sound benefiting attendees and exhibitors alike. The panelists include top professionals from the installed and live sound worlds, and their participation at this AES Convention gives attendees access to a knowledge pool available nowhere else, and provides insights into current and future trends.”

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