Avid Connect 2016

Avid Connect 2016

The Avid Connect conference is run by the Avid Customer Association and is about to wrap up while NAB ramps up.   As an audio editor, I wasn’t sure how much of the conference was audio centric.  Although there were quite a few sessions related to audio or Avid Pro Tools, most of the keynote content […]

Camarillo Air Show 2015

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Checked out the Camarillo airshow on 8/23.  Seems to have been scaled-down quite a bit since I went a few years ago.  Lots of classic WWII planes and a special appearance of the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey.

NAB 2015

Pre-produciton Zoom F8 field recorder

It was my first time at NAB this year.  Epic.  Best word I can use to describe the show.  The Las Vegas Convention Center is gigantic and NAB used all the halls.  It was too much to pack in one day.  Among other things, I got to use a broadcast quality camera rig, made myself into […]

137th AES Convention

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The 137th AES Convention finally made its way back to Los Angeles after a 12 year hiatus. It ran from October 9th to the 12th. 137th AES Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center I wasn’t sure what to expect of the convention since it was my first time. I could only compare it to SQL […]

AES Auro 11.1 Demo

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The AES LA Chapter is probably the best out there and to prove that, the team coordinated a demonstration of the Auro 11.1 format by Barco at the Fox Studios in Culver City. Prior to last night’s demo, I actually hadn’t heard of this format before. Apparently it’s gaining traction and there’s a handful of […]

PASS Summit 2013

Charlotte Convention Center

This years Summit was in Charlotte, NC. where NASCAR is deeply rooted. The view from S College St shows the welcome sign typical of the Summit. I didn’t go to any of the pre-conference sessions this year mostly due to budgetary constraints. Being my first time in Charlotte and having not done any research into […]

IMSTA FESTA 2013

Copyright, the Internet & You Panel

Another visit to SAE Institute LA, this time for IMSTA FESTA.  It’s “an annual celebration and exhibition of music technology showcasing major audio technology companies and their music software.” The highlight of this year’s FESTA were the panel discussions including the keynote by the acclaimed Tony Maserati of Mirrorball  Entertainment.  Unfortunately, I didn’t attend all of the panels because […]

PASS Summit 2012

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The PASS Summit in Seattle Washington during the week of November 5th, 2012 was my first year of attendance. I’m hooked.  It was such great value not only in the cost but also in the knowledge gained.  Not to mention all the networking contacts! This was my first time in Seattle as well.  Great vibe, […]

AES Meeting at the Hollywood Bowl

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The Los Angeles AES meeting was at the Hollywood Bowl yesterday.  It was a blast.  We were given about a 2 hour tech review of the L-Acoustics line arrays.  Each L/R array is powered by 48kW of power!  Center and side fills were also L-Acoustics.  The FOH and monitor mix are powered by Yamaha’s Commercial Audio CL series and PM5D series of […]

Music Now 2012

SBCC Garvin Theater

I had a great time working the SBCC Music Now 2012 show April 29th.  Setup the monitor wedges, EQs, and amps. During the show, I worked the monitor mix with my partner in crime Michele on the Midas Venice F32.  We recorded all 32 tracks into the school’s Pro Tools 10 HD rig. Check out the Music Now […]