by Clive Young.
New York (October 9, 2009)--Pro Sound News is putting up live posts to Twitter all throughout the AES Convention, bringing you the latest news, chat and observations in 140 characters or less, direct from the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York. We're so into it, in fact, that we tweeted from AES throughout Thursday, when little was going on there--other than hundreds of manufacturers readying their booths, of course.
You can follow us at http://www.twitter.com/prosoundnews (and our sister magazine, Pro Audio Review, at http://www.twitter.com/proaudioreview), but in the meantime, here's a recap of most of our tweets from yesterday; we started around 9:20 AM and finished around 6PM.
• Here at AES. Very QUIET, considering it's setup for an audio show; where's the traditional system test music of Steely Dan or Thomas Dolby?
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• Starting to get stats on AES: Based on pre-registration figures, they're expecting usual turn out for the show of 18-20,000.
• AES show more robust than you might expect given the economy; smaller booths than in past but there's 350+ exhibitors--lots to see!
• The calm before the storm as the show floor gets built for tomorrow's first day of AES. http://yfrog.com/0id00pj
• Looks like Twitter's botched; either that or my iPhone signal isn't cutting through Javits' concrete here at AES. Hope it's the former.
• Looks like Apple is going to have a presence here at AES... http://yfrog.com/1qqicj
• AES' Surround Symposium: Lots of discussion of the future of DTVA and its current piece-meal adoption. http://yfrog.com/5merrcj
• AES Surround Symposium: DTV Audio Group ramping up to do advocacy to networks, shows; document best practices; define terms; career edu.
• AES Surround Symposium: DTV Audio Group found resistance to surround TV tends to come from mgmt, not workforce so must educate on its value.
• AES Surround Symposium: Plan to launch a public wiki to help explain terms, educate industry and decision-makers.
• To clarify, the fledgling DTV Audio Group is doing the wiki, not the Surround Symposium.
• AES Surround Symposium: DTV audio group plans to work with colleges to tailor video production programs to better address surround mix needs.
• AES Surround Symposium just wrapped up, thanking sponsors like DiGiCo, Sennheiser, H&K, others. This was its 7th year and 8th is a definite.