AES to reflect on audio progress

The workshop/tutorial programme (devised by Natanya Ford, pictured) at this October’s AES Convention will address topics including the Grateful Dead’s 1972 tour and the effect of mobile devices on music creation.
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The workshop/tutorial programme (devised by Natanya Ford, pictured) at this October’s AES Convention will address topics including the Grateful Dead’s 1972 tour and the effect of mobile devices on music creation.

In ‘The Mobile Generation of Music Creation and Production’, chair Jay LeBoeuf and panellists will consider the impact on music producers and creators of mobile devices, cloud computing and innovative software algorithms, and how new technologies are facilitating rapid changes.

‘Grateful Dead Europe 72’, meanwhile, will reflect on the band’s use of a new, modified Ampex MM100 tape recorder on its European tour of that year. Ahead of the release of a 73-disc CD box set chronicling every note captured on the 22-show trek, AES will play host to a workshop from the production/engineering team which restored, mixed and mastered this historic music.

Elsewhere, Frederik Nagel and others will address sound quality evaluation options, while producer/engineer Chuck Ainlay (Mark Knopfler, Peter Frampton) and mastering engineer Bob Luwidg will be among those participating in ‘Audio Asset Restoration – Pound of Cure or Ounce of Prevention’.

Tutorial sessions will include an insight into delay effects, perceptions of MP3, the latest thinking on hearing damage and its prevention, and drum and percussion programming.

“In a convention programme crowded with illuminating options, Workshops and Tutorials represents beacons of focused knowledge-sharing,” said 131st AES Convention chair Jim Anderson. “Workshops/Tutorials chair Natanya Ford (pictured) has performed the herculean task of sifting through dozens of worthwhile submissions to develop eminently relevant presentations. Participants will attain authorative, detailed information from every event on their ‘don’t miss’ lists.”

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