Los Angeles, CA (January 3, 2017)—Working in cooperation with major music companies and The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group will sponsor a special Hi-Res Audio Pavilion at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.

The Pavilion, located in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, will feature a fully-equipped rendition of a recording facility that, in addition to ongoing presentations on the benefits of hi-res sound, will showcase a series of live demonstrations. The sessions, to be moderated by Mike Mettler, music editor for Sound & Vision and contributing editor to Digital Trends, are scheduled as follows:

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Thursday, January 5, 2017:
11 a.m. Gavin Lurssen (mastering engineer: Miranda Lambert, Steven Tyler, Alison Krauss)
1 p.m. Eric Boulanger (mastering engineer: Green Day, Rufus Wainwright)
3 p.m. Mick Guzauski (mixer/recording engineer: Daft Punk, Jamiroquoi)
4 p.m. Al Schmitt (recording engineer: Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Diana Krall)

Friday, January 6, 2017:
10 a.m. Bruce Botnick and Jac Holzman (recording engineer and producer for The Doors)
12 p.m. Dion “No I.D.” Wilson (producer: Kanye West, Jay Z)
2 p.m. Vic Anesini (mastering engineer: Simon & Garfunkel, Harry Nilsson, Elvis Presley)
4 p.m. Al Schmitt (recording engineer: Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Diana Krall)

Saturday, January 7, 2017:
11 a.m. Justin Smith (mastering engineer: Otis Redding, Gordon Lightfoot, Linda Ronstadt)
1 p.m. Steve Berkowitz (producer: Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen)

The 50-by-40-ft. exhibit is specifically designed to highlight the key benefits of studio-quality music and demonstrate enhanced user experiences available from select premium streaming services. The booth will also feature a number of hi-res recordings representing dozens of major and independent music labels, along with demonstrations of a variety of hi-res devices from leading companies like Astell&Kern, AudioQuest, Autonomic, Bluesound, dCS, DTS, ELAC, Mytek, Onkyo, Samsung Electronics, Sony Electronics and Westone.

The Hi-Res Audio Pavilion is also supported by the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), the Japan Audio Society, MQA Ltd., the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Consumer Technology Association.

DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group