I was honored to serve as a speaker this year at the Audio Engineering Society Convention! The event took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from October 9th to the 12th — here are a few photos from the event:
My speech was titled “Effective Interactive Music Systems: The Nuts and Bolts of Dynamic Musical Content.” My speech expanded on some ideas that were explored in my book, A Composer’s Guide to Game Music. The great audience were really kind and appreciative, and they asked lots of interesting questions!
I had to take a photo of the sign that was outside the door to the presentation room where I gave my speech.
This was my AES convention badge. It had an AES presenter ribbon! I was so proud. :)
Stopped to take a quick photo in the lobby outside of the convention expo floor before going in.
Since the Alto Music store has met my needs many times, I had to pay their booth a visit.
This massive black balloon hung over the exhibit floor, urging AES attendees to “Mix the Masters.” Seems like a sensible request for a crowd full of audio engineers.
The amiable guy giving the thumbs-up sign is Noland Anderson of PostProduction.com. He and his production partner did a video interview with me for their web site (the interview will be posted to the site soon). Thanks, guys! It was great fun.
I could not call myself a true Pro Tools user without stopping at the Avid booth to gawk at the new Pro Tools toys.
The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences had a nice booth, including information about their Grammy U initiative designed to help young aspiring audio professionals make their way into the recording industry.
On display – some microphone solutions for drum kits.
Big honking mixing consoles were absolutely everywhere on the exhibit floor.
I could not neglect to say hello to the RCA dog.
Emerging from the exhibit floor again, I took a walk down the AES red carpet.
Finally, I couldn’t leave without a souvenir! I’ll wear my AES hat with pride! Thanks very much, Audio Engineering Society. It was tremendous fun, and I look forward to next year, when AES will hold its convention in New York City.