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Looking Forward To AES Nov. 5-6-7

November 2, 2010

The yearly AES convention is about to begin, this year taking place in San Francisco at the Moscone Center (as it does every other year). 

In case you didn’t know - it is open to all comers (unlike NAMM in January in Anaheim). 

Go to www.aes.org/events/129/ and check out the multitude of activities. The exhibition floor is just one aspect, albeit an important one. Panel discussions, presentations of technical papers, introductions of new concepts and new technologies, studio visits—it’s all happening.

Come look us up at booth 1030!

I’m looking forward to checking out lots of products we’ve been hearing about. Here are a few that you might want look at, or - if you can’t be at the show - check them out via the company websites.

ADAM Audio, at booth 838, will show the new AX-Series monitors featuring the company’s highly acclaimed X-ART tweeter, new woofers, amplifiers, and re-designed speaker cabinets at accessible prices.

APB-DynaSonics of Totowa, New Jersey is introducing the ProDesk-8 console that now includes 8 subgroups and matrixes and an 8-channel mute group system with individual channel “Mute Safe” switches. Booth 1235

Auralex promised to show the first line of acoustical products made from 100% eco-friendly bamboo, the Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusor Series, and its new Studiofoam Pro, the industry’s first melamine-free Class A fire-rated acoustical foam. Booth 729.

Avid announced its line-up of technology demonstrations and customer presentations scheduled for the company’s booth (#1018). Avid guest speakers will include Butch Vig, Garbage drummer and Grammy winning producer of Green Day’s “21st Century Breakdown,” and Dave Hill, founder of Cranesong and co-developer of Avid’s HEAT software, among others.

beyerdynamic will be showcasing its new MC 900 Series microphones. The MC 910 and MC 950 share the same ruggedness, high sensitivity, and exceptional signal to noise ratio as the MC 930. Booth 1230.

D.W. Fearn will the launch a new unit in its famous range of outboard equipment - the 70dB VT-12 Vacuum Tube Mic Pre. Booth 620.

Earthworks will be at booth 1308 displaying its groundbreaking products while celebrating the company’s 15th anniversary.

Focusrite will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at the 129th AES Convention in San Francisco with a voyage through Focusrite recording hardware history, on display on booth #708.

Fostex will show its new PM0.4n studio monitors at booth 1230. These monitors feature a renewed cosmetic design, high efficiency bi-amp design, and distinctive colors.

Gefen, connectivity solutions provider, will show a wide selection of tools for audio professionals, ranging from KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) extenders to matrix switchers to a digital signage content creation platform, at booth 1125. 

Korg will celebrate its 25th anniversary, not only be being present at booth 1009 where, among other products, you’ll see the SOUND on SOUND (SOS) Unlimited Track Recorder, but also with a nationwide PS60 synthesizer giveaway that runs from October 26 through November 15, 2010 (www.korg.com/ps60promo).

MXL Technology,  a division of Marshall Electronics, announces the Studio 24 USB Recording Kit which includes a professional sounding 24 bit USB condenser microphone. At booth 915.

Radial Engineering, at booth 546, will display the products from its Primacoustic, Radial, Tonebone, and Forest Audio brands.

Royer Labs, at booth 613, will be on hand to demonstrate the mics the company is well known for, especially the line of ribbon mics.

Sennheiser/Neumann will have a strong show presence at booth 920 and—on Sunday— will organize a field trip to Skywalker Sound (www.skysound.com)

Shure is adding to its line of Beta mics, with the Beta 91A, Beta 98AMP, and Beta 98A, and the Beta 181. Look for these and Shure’s other products at booth 1002. 

Sound Devices announced that production sound mixer Joe Foglia has been relying on its digital recorders, mixers and accessory products while working on-set of  ABC’s Castle, to capture the main characters’ witty banter as they work together to solve some of New York City’s most puzzling murders. They will be at booth 1031.

Solid State Logic, the leading manufacturer of audio consoles for the broadcast industry, will showcase the MADI-X8, a versatile and cost-effective 8-port MADI audio router/splitter/aggregator system; also to be presented is Nucleus, a unique, high-quality DAW Controller and SuperAnalogue Audio Hub for professional project studios, and the company will present a radical update to the hugely successful AWS 900 console. Booth 902.

Sonnox will be showing the entire range of Oxford Plug-ins, including the award winning Sonnox Restore suite, at booth 1214.

TC Electronic, at booth 1227, announces a significant PowerCore plug-in price reduction that puts the world’s most respected audio production tools within the reach of any budget. Also reduced: TC Electronic Pro Tools TDM plug-ins.

Trident, in addition to the A-range and Series 80B dual-channel modules introduced earlier this year, will be unveiling its latest in the Series 80 console range begun in 1980, the Trident Series 82, at booth 1219.

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