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118th AES Convention Bows Live Sound Seminar Track

To offer a continuous seminar track dedicated exclusively to Live Sound (May 16, 2005)

For the very first time, the AES will offer a continuous seminar track dedicated exclusively to Live Sound throughout the entire Convention (May 28 31, 2005, CCIB Convention Centre). ?Because Live Sound is too important and expansive an issue, it could not be covered by a single workshop or a paper session, explained AES executive director Roger Furness. ?To properly address the topic the Barcelona Committee has organized an entire set of seminars covering selected subjects related to live sound.

The Live Sound Seminars will begin on Saturday afternoon, May 28 with a novel introduction. The first topic is DJ Mixing, designed to provide a general overview about the technologies used for DJ shows. Technical and esthetical criteria will also be discussed as well as typical technical problems, which can occur during DJ shows. This seminar, a first for the AES, is particularly geared to a young audience.

The Live Sound Seminar track continues on Sunday morning with an event focused on Loudspeaker Line Arrays chaired by John Taylor and Ralf Zuleeg of d & b Audiotechnik. The primary goal of this event is to instruct attendees about line array technology. The session will begin with a presentation entitled De-mystifying Audio Techniques and will offer numerous practical tests and listening examples.

Also on Sunday, Digital Mixing in Live Sound, a session chaired by Terry Holton of Yamaha will explore the benefits and challenges in the use of digital mixing consoles for live sound applications.

Mondays sessions will include a Live Mixing Demonstration of a concert in the Live Sound Hall demonstrating In-Ear and Front of House Monitoring. In-ear systems will be available for attendees to experience. The show will be presented by two well-known professional engineers. Wayne "Heights" Gittens, Monitor Engineer of Herbert Groenemyer, Xavier Naidoo, and many other high-profile German artists, and Oliver Voges, Front of House engineer for such leading German groups as 4 Lyn, and Kelly Family. Voges is alsoe FOH engineer for one of Europes leading music awards, the Echos.

On Tuesday, the Live Sound Seminar track will close with a presentation on Remote Controlled Amplifiers and Equalization Systems.

All Seminars in this track will be held in a large demonstration room equipped with an excellent PA system. ?Initially we considered putting the sessions into a Pre-Convention day but then we realized we would not have had time for all of the intriguing presentations, states Seminar Chair Martin Wöhr. ?The AES and the supporting companies have spared no effort to prepare and equip the seminar room with state-of-the-art technology. This new activity will provide a perfect opportunity to learn more about PA and Live Sound. It shouldnt be missed.

Event sponsorship and technical support provided by: d&b audiotechnik (; Neumann & Müller event systems (; Sennheiser (; Yamaha Spain (; EVI Audio (

AES Pro Audio Expo and Convention
May 28-31, 2005
CCIB Convention Centre, Barcelona Spain

For more information about the 118th AES Convention, please visit the AES web site at There you find the whole technical program as well as the list of exhibitors.


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