New York, NY (July 17, 2017)—The annual Audio Engineering Society convention is always the highlight of the pro audio year, but that doesn’t mean its organizers have gotten complacent. Underlining that fact are the first details of this year’s convocation, just starting to come out. As it has for decades, this year’s New York City-based event will be held at the Jacob Javits Center, October 18 to 21, 2017. What attendees will find inside the hall, however, is something brand new.

The event always offers four days of intense audio research presentations, workshops and tutorials, the exhibitor floor packed with manufacturers showing their latest and greatest, and the trademark Expo events, including the Project Studio Expo and Live Sound Expo. This year, however, will see the debut of the new Broadcast Audio Expo, Broadway Sound Expo, a new software@aes pavilion, a series of Mix with the Masters Mixing Workshops and more.

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As software continues to play an ever-increasing role in audio recording, production and delivery, the AES has integrated a dedicated software@aes pavilion into the AES New York Convention in partnership with IMSTA (International Music Software Trade Association). This new showcase will feature software manufacturers and developers of DAWs, plug-ins, virtual instruments, apps and technology through a series of product demonstrations and special presentations.

Hand-in-hand with software in recent times has been the growing emergence of viable Virtual Reality products, so covering one of the fastest-growing segments in both professional and consumer audio, the two-day Audio 4 VR Expo will focus on product demonstration sessions and updates continuing forward from the 2016 Audio Engineering Society AVAR International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality. Attendees are encouraged to stop by the Audio 4 VR demo areas and presentation stage for a personal immersive VR audio experience.

Elsewhere at the Javits, attendees will find that the AES and Mix with the Masters have teamed together to bring a program of workshops from top engineers and producers for a first-ever AES exhibit floor collaboration. AES NY attendees can meet and learn from Alan Meyerson, Andrew Scheps, Tony Maserati, Manny Marroquin, Sylvia Massy, Eddie Kramer, Joe Chiccarelli, Greg Wells, Chris Lord-Alge, Tom Lord-Alge, Jacquire King, Michael Brauer, Nick Launay, Jack Joseph Puig, Jimmy Douglass and “surprise guests,” teases the AES. Mix with the Masters Mixing Workshops will be held in association with Barefoot Sound, Solid State Logic and Apogee Electronics.

Also debuting at the convention will be new Broadcast Audio Expo sessions, open to all AES attendees as part of the free Exhibits-Plus package, bringing a new focus to the exhibit floor, as it explores broadcast audio in networking, radio and TV studios, outside broadcasts and major events. As one of the pioneers in the interoperability of networking protocols, AES will host a special insight panel that will look into the current and future of AoIP and transport systems. The Broadcast Audio Expo will be held in partnership with sponsors Yamaha, Neumann/Sennheiser, Clear-Com and Calrec.

Extending off the returning Live Sound Expo will be the debut of Broadway Sound Expo sessions, with both sections intended for pros involved with live performance productions. A variety of in-depth live discussion panels and presentations will cover a range of topics applicable to pros at all levels of the industry, whether they’re looking for new insights or an educational refresher. The Live Sound Expo will be hosted in partnership with sponsors Yamaha, Neumann/Sennheiser, Cadac, Clear-Com and L-Acoustics.

The Project Studio Expo, too, will return with free events aimed at anyone who wants to record and produce audio. From professional studio recording and mastering, to home studios and bedroom setups, the PSE provides a stage for icons of the industry to offer practical advice and to share knowledge and experience. The Project Studio Expo will be hosted in partnership with Sound On Sound magazine and sponsors Focusrite, Genelec and Neumann/Sennheiser.

AES New York 2017 will be co-located with the NAB Show New York 2017. Registration, at any level, for AES New York 2017 will give attendees access to the NAB Show New York exhibition floor and the content in the NAB Show New York’s Core Package. Advance registration is open at aesshow.com; readers can use VIP code AES143NOW at checkout for a complimentary Exhibits-Plus registration.

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