New York, NY (August 22, 2014)—The 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention will feature a High Resolution Audio (HRA) program on Friday, October 10, 2014. The news comes on the heels of registration opening for free Exhibits-Plus badges and All-Access badges (http://www.aes.org/events/137/registration).
The 137th AES Convention is being held October 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles.
The direct result of a collaborative effort between the AES and DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, the HRA program will include a number of panels and sessions that address the current and future direction of HRA from various perspectives, including content creation, digital distribution, licensing of hi-res music files, archiving, subscription models, marketing/promotion of hi-res music, compatibility of playback devices and more. These panels and sessions will feature some of the brightest minds in the business as they discuss some of the most current and controversial issues concerning the rapid adoption of high-resolution audio across the industry.
Additionally, there will be an HRA Exhibition Zone that offers a unique opportunity for CE manufacturers and music industry executives to engage the professional recording community and discuss strategic HRA initiatives.
“The DEG is pleased to join with the Audio Engineering Society in promoting the benefits of Hi-Res Audio during this event,” said Amy Jo Smith, president, DEG. “Working together, we can underscore HRA’s numerous benefits to the professional recording community and enlist their support in helping drive this initiative.”
For over 65 years, nearly every seminal audio development has been incubated and promoted within the AES community, beginning with stereo LPs in the 1950s and continuing with magnetic tape in the 60s, digital audio and the Compact Disc in the 70s, perceptual coding (e.g. MP3) over the past 25 years, all the way to today’s digital streaming formats. High Resolution Audio is defined as “lossless audio that is capable of reproducing the full range of sound from recordings that have been mastered from better than CD quality music sources.”
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