AES previews new areas for 2017 New York Convention

The Audio Engineering Society has announced a number of new event areas and exhibitions for the upcoming AES New York Convention in October.

This year’s 143rd International AES Convention will feature the debut of the Broadcast Audio Expo, Broadway Sound Expo, a new software@aes pavilion and a series of Mix with the Masters Mixing Workshops.

The four day convention will also see the return of some popular events including the Project Studio Expo and Live Sound Expo.

The software@aes pavilion – in partnership with IMSTA (International Music Software Trade Association) – will feature leading software manufacturers and developers of DAW’s, plug-ins, virtual instruments, apps and technology in a series of product demonstrations and special presentations.

The two-day Audio 4 VR Expo will focus on product demonstration sessions and updates continuing forward from the 2016 AES AVAR International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality, and promises attendees a personal immersive VR audio experience.

Meanwhile, the AES and Mix with the Masters have teamed up to bring a program of workshops from the world’s best engineers and producers for this first-ever AES exhibit floor collaboration, held in association with Barefoot Sound, Solid State Logic and Apogee Electronics.

The Broadcast Audio Expo sessions, open to all AES attendees as part of the free Exhibits-Plus package, will cover the subjects of broadcast audio in networking, radio and TV studios, outside broadcasts and major events. A special insight panel will look into the current and future of AoIP and transport systems, with the sessions being held in partnership with Yamaha, Neumann/Sennheiser, Clear-Com and Calrec.

The AES New York Convention will also offer further insights in the Live Sound and Broadway Sound Expos via a series of in-depth live discussion panels and presentations.

AES New York 2017 will take place 18-21 October 2017 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, co-located this year with the NAB Show New York 2017. Those wishing to attend can register now use VIP code AES143NOW at checkout for a complimentary Exhibits-Plus registration.