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137th AES Convention

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
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 Summit, which is a very well-organized conference; unrelated to audio of course.

The conference sessions were broken into various tracks such as Game Audio, Live Sound, Sound for Cinema, Network Audio, Recording & Production, Product Design, Paper Sessions, Tutorials, etc.  For the price of the “All Access” badge, you do get a lot of bang for your buck over the full 4 days.

Alan Parsons Keynote at the 137th AES Convention
Alan Parsons Keynote at the 137th AES Convention

Alan Parson’s presented the keynote which emphasized his affinity for traditional recording equipment and his opinions on the use of compressed audio formats.