New York, NY (December 13, 2004)–For pro audio professionals, NAMM has traditionally been the sole tradeshow focus in January. However, next month a group of 14 leading pro audio brands will be exploring a new marketplace and investigating new business opportunities at the nation’s largest consumer technology trade event, the 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 6-9.
With the slogan, “Beyond Home Theater…Home Studio,” the First Annual [email protected] Pavilion will provide product demos, celebrity producer presentations, and hands-on training, on all elements of affordable, music recording hardware and software tools.
“The customer base for music recording is broadening and CES is the best way for the pro audio industry to make a statement about the accessibility, affordability and availability of our industry’s tools for the average consumer,” explained Martin Porter, [email protected] producer. The showcase is co-sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association and CMPinformation, publisher of Pro Sound News and EQ magazines.
At press time, the list of exhibitors and sponsors include: AMD, Auralex, Digidesign, EMU, High Andes, M-Audio, Mackie, Mogami, Presonus, Shure, Sony, Steinberg, Tapco, Yamaha. Presentations are scheduled by leading engineers including Elliott Sheiner, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, Al Schmitt, George Massenburg and Rory Kaplan. EMU will be conducting live miking and mixing demonstrations.
“We are entering an era of creative home entertainment,” explained CES show director Karen Chupka, “and music recording at home is a growth market that deserves the recognition and attention that our show can provide before a worldwide, consumer audience.”
CES attracts over 120,000 consumer technology leaders, including over 5,000 members of the consumer and trade press, and it is traditionally where all major new consumer technology product introductions are made.
The [email protected] Pavilion is conveniently located directly across from the South Hall in the South Plaza of the Las Vegas Convention Center. It is co-located with demonstrations of new, affordable HDV prosumer equipment by Promax, as well as the Sony HD Experience trailer.
A few booth locations are still available. Act fast.
Call Wayne Dolnick at 917-699-3112 or via email at [email protected]