AES Opens Early Registration and Discounted Pricing for 140th International Convention in Paris, June 4 — 7
The Audio Engineering Society has opened early registration for the 140th AES International Convention at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France, June 4 to 7. Co-chaired by Michael Williams and Umberto Zanghieri, the 140th Convention is set to be the most important European pro audio event of the year, offering a tight program of professional audio presentations with an emphasis on immersive sound, product exhibitions and special events. Attendees are encouraged to pre-register for their FREE “Exhibits-Plus” Badge or premium “All Access” Badge at http://www.aes.org/events/140/registration/ – AES Member and Student discounts apply.
During the AES’s return to Paris for the 140th Convention, attendees can meet and learn from the top designers, engineers and producers in the industry over four days of Technical Program presentations, workshops and tutorials, as well as three full days of gear exhibition and showcases from top manufacturers and service providers. Additionally, making its AES convention debut is the Professional Sound Expo (PSE) – part of the FREE Exhibits-Plus badge offerings designed to help educate attendees about what it takes to make it in the industry through special presentations from experts in the industry. This year’s convention will cover topics in every area of interest in the professional audio spectrum, including Music Recording, Broadcast, Live Sound, Audio Networking, Immersive Audio, Virtual Reality, Streaming and Media, Student and Career events, and much more.
The Audio Engineering Society announces its AES Live video collection available for viewing on the aes.org website. Comprising a growing library of exclusive videos featuring interviews with past, present and future leaders of our industry, informative panels and presentations, oral histories and more, AES Live gives members yet another tool for educating and enlightening themselves with added insights on all things audio.
Harvested from over a dozen AES Conventions and Conferences, and continually being updated throughout the year, the current lineup of AES Live videos covers an array of topics including recording industry and home studios, live sound, product design and manufacturing, archiving and restoration, education and more. Videos include full-length presentations such as the “Analog Tape in a Digital World” and “GRAMMY SoundTables®: Songs That Move The Needle” from the AES 137th Convention, and “Theatrical Sound Design” and “Mix and Mastering Optimized for Streaming” from the 139th Convention.
Experiencing Binaural Listening – recreating a 3D soundspace through headphones, which is an ever-expanding aspect of present-day audio – will be an integral component of the 140th AES Convention, coming to the Palais des Congrès in Paris June 4 to 7. France occupies a leading role in the research and the development of Binaural Listening (the BiLi project) due to both the remarkable research of Rozenn Nicol at Orange Labs (formerly France Telecom) and the growing demand for binaural listening in the Audio and Audio Visual market. Rozenn is also the author of a fascinating AES Monograph on Binaural Technology.
During the Technical Program at the 140th AES Convention, many of the groups participating in the BiLi project in France will be present (Orange Labs, France Televisions, CNSMDP – Conservatoire de Paris, IRCAM, Radio France, Arkamys, Trinnov, a-volute, CNRS-LIMSI). One of the workshop rooms will be completely equipped with headphones so attendees can hear a Binaural Listening experience first hand. Radio France, under the responsibility of Edwige Roncière and Hervé Desjardin, have also produced a remarkable amount of program material for both 5.1 Multichannel and Binaural Listening. This important research and development work will be presented in Workshops, and through special activities devoted to Audio Projection, in Multichannel and with Binaural Listening.