Engineer, producer and studio owner Robert Margouleff will examine the impact of technological developments on creativity during the Keynote Address at AES 129 this November.
Perhaps best-known in the wider world for his association with Malcolm Cecil that contributed to Stevie Wonder’s seminal run of albums in the early ‘70s, Margouleff (pictured) has also worked with Devo, David Sandborn, The Isley Brothers, Billy Preston and many more. With Brant Biles, he now owns Mi Casa Multimedia Studios in Hollywood, where he has cultivated a particular reputation for 5.1 and 7.1 mixing and mastering. Recent credits include the restoration and 7.1 mix of The Sound of Music, Rush Hour and the complete Lord of the Rings cycle.
“Yes, we’ve had a digital revolution in music and film, shifting power away from a few big companies and toward greater access,” said Margouleff. “But we must not forget the importance of collaboration among talented artists, engineers and business people that built an entertainment industry that changed the world.”
“We are extremely pleased to have Bob Margouleff address the 129th AES Convention,” said AES executive director Roger Furness. “He is an articulate and outspoken member of our community with an impressive track record and a unique perspective on the technological evolution which continues to impact on our lives.”
The Keynote Address will take place at the host venue of the 129th AES Convention, San Francisco’s Moscone Center, on 4 November.
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