In between checking out the new products, be sure to give yourself time to take in some of this year’s busy program of events. Here are some of today’s highlights.
Terri Winston of the Women’s Audio Mission gets things started with “Evolution of Album Production from Start to Finish” (Rm 1E21, 11 a.m.), featuring top producers, engineers and artists discussing their latest workflow and production tips, from beat making to mastering.
U2’s The Unforgettable Fire was recorded in a castle and Peter Gabriel’s So in a converted cow shed. Alex Case will interview producer, engineer and mixer Kevin Killen, who was involved with both projects, during “So Unforgettable-2 Iconic Albums from 2 Non-Studio Spaces” (Rm 1E21, 1:30 p.m.).
As momentum builds behind immersive music production, five experts discuss workflow, standards and how to get the maximum immersive experience for your tracks on the “Mixing & Mastering for Immersive Audio” panel (Rm 1E08, 1:30 p.m.).
“The Loudness War Is Over (If You Want It)” (Rm 1E15+16, 2:45 pm) presents some of the best minds in the business—George Massenburg, Serban Ghenea, Gimel “Guru” Keaton, Bob Ludwig, Thomas Lund and Ann Mincieli—shedding light on the chaotic state of streaming music loudness and how creators can help improve it.
AES Governor-at-Large Leslie Gaston-Bird will moderate “SoundGirls Presents: What It Takes to Have a Successful Career in Audio” (Recording Stage, 4 p.m.), with Piper Payne, Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato (SoundGirls.org founder), Jessica Thompson, April Tucker and Catherine Vericolli.
The DTV Audio Group’s “Audio for a New Television Landscape” forum (Rm 1E10, 4:30 p.m.) will address production, delivery and consumption issues associated with the upending of the traditional broadcast model and changing viewing habits.