The 124th AES Convention Committee.Amsterdam, Holland (May 1, 2008)–Marking the 60th Anniversary of the Audio Engineering Society, the annual AES European Pro Audio Expo and Convention will be held in the Amsterdam RAI International Exhibition and Congress Center May 17-20. Executive Director Roger Furness reports that “a broad technical program and exhibits will be presented under the banner theme, ‘New Horizons In Audio.'”
The technical program developed by the 124th AES Committee represents the multiplicity of occupations, fields of interest and concerns in today’s pro audio community. Live sound, recording, broadcast and post-production audio engineers, as well as equipment designers and enthusiasts will find the events, papers and workshops filled with topics of great relevance.
In keeping with increased demand for high-quality sound reinforcement reflected by new opportunities in the live sound, touring and corporate markets, expanded events and workshops are focused on this sector. Presentations will range from microphones and loudspeaker systems through mixing consoles and increasingly important digital networks. Held in their own hall at the RAI, Live Sound workshops will be led by such industry leaders as: Eberhard Müller (Neumann & Müller), Jürgen Wilhelm (Yamaha), Gregor Zielinsky (Sennheiser) and Ralf Zuleeg (d & b).
The 124th AES Committee has dedicated a significant portion of the technical program to Broadcast Audio. Workshops such as “Spatial Audio and Sound Design In Sports” and “Loudness A Change of Paradigms” will explore new practices in audio for HDTV and broadcast audio levels. Papers and tutorials will cover standards and innovations that impact broadcast audio professionals.
Multiplatinum recording engineer Geoff Emerick will present a special “Making of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” film commissioned by the BBC to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its release. “It is a unique coincidence that the AES was 20 years old the year Sgt. Pepper was released,” Furness remarked. “This historic event is certain to be an unforgettable highlight of the 124th Convention.”
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