Audio Engineering Society Convention 2014

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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:

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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!

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I had to take a photo of the sign that was outside the door to the presentation room where I gave my speech.

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This was my AES convention badge.  It had an AES presenter ribbon!  I was so proud.  🙂

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Stopped to take a quick photo in the lobby outside of the convention expo floor before going in.

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Since the Alto Music store has met my needs many times, I had to pay their booth a visit.

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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.

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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.

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I could not call myself a true Pro Tools user without stopping at the Avid booth to gawk at the new Pro Tools toys.

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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.

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On display – some microphone solutions for drum kits.

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Big honking mixing consoles were absolutely everywhere on the exhibit floor.

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I could not neglect to say hello to the RCA dog.

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Emerging from the exhibit floor again, I took a walk down the AES red carpet.

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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.

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