Live Sound Sessions To Be Highlighted At Upcoming 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention

Focus on acoustics, Broadway theater sound, mic placement, mixing, networked audio distribution and more

The upcoming 135th Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention—to be held Thursday, October 17, through Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City—will again feature a Live Sound Track of events, bringing a high level of focus to key aspects of live sound, with expertise and insight shared by some of the industry’s top professionals.

Reprising their roles as co-chairmen of the Live Sound Track for the convention, Henry Cohen and Mac Kerr have developed meaningful and significant sessions that draw large audiences including top professionals in the fields of live audio and sound reinforcement. 

This year’s Live Sound Track will cover topics both core and emerging, from signal processing, grounding, loudness and metering, to the rapidly evolving domain of networked audio, where several sessions, such as “Audio Distribution Over Networks,” will address systems and protocols like Dante and Audio Video Bridging (AVB). 

“The AES Show has always been an invaluable resource for information about both the art and the science of live sound,” states Henry Cohen, who is also senior RF engineer with CP Communications. “Our goal is to provide greater knowledge of the technologies and techniques around live sound and do so with great detail and intensity of focus. All of the sessions offer a good balance between the science and math of live sound coupled with its practical applications.

“We develop sessions and panels for the Live Sound Track by following industry practices, emerging technologies and online SR forum discussions,” Cohn continues. “Audio-over-networks has become a common method of signal transport, with new protocols and topologies being constantly developed. This Live Sound session, along with several other paper presentations, looks at the competing architectures and practices so the attendee can come away with a better understanding of what might be the best options for their particular needs.” 

Topics include:
—AC Power and Grounding
—Audio Distribution over Networks
—Sound System Optimization
—Speech Intelligibility in Stadiums
—Production Wireless Systems: Tips and Tricks from the Experts
—Audio for Corporate Presentations
AES is expecting a high turnout for these sessions, which run throughout the duration of the convention. For further information on Live Sound Track presentations and programs, go here.

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