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