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Robert Scovill Named AES 121st Convention Keynote Speaker

Robert Scovill

Robert Scovill (pictured), a concert sound and recording engineer and six-time TEC Award winner, has been named keynote speaker for the 121st AES Convention. “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, October 5 sends a clear signal that live sound remains a cornerstone of the AES constituency,” stated committee chair John Strawn.

Entitled Live Sound: The Heart And Soul of Professional Audio, Scovill’s AES keynote speech will address the ongoing technology evolution and other critical issues impacting today’s live sound community.

During the course of a 27-year career, Scovill has accrued more than 3,000 live event mixing credits. He is a highly regarded technical consultant and product endorser for leading manufacturers, including Neumann, Audio-Technica, Electro-Voice, Servo Drive and Alesis. Scovill currently works at Digidesign as marketing manager for live sound products, where he contributes to all aspects of that company’s burgeoning presence in the live sound market. He is an accomplished producer for events including large-scale concerts and services for houses of worship. Scovill is also a respected figure on the international seminar, education and convention lecture circuit.

Scovill makes his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. where he operates his own Eldon’s Boy Productions Inc. and MusiCanvas Recording Studio.

The 121st AES Convention will be held in San Francisco’s Moscone Center from October 5 through October 8, 2006.

For a preliminary schedule of 121st AES Convention event dates, times and locations, visit