136th AES Convention in Berlin Reports Increased Attendance

May 9, 2014 2:07 PM

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Wieslaw Woszczyk delivers the keynote speech at the 136th Audio Engineering Society Convention on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Estrel Hotel and Convention Center in Berlin, Germany.

The 136th Audio Engineering Society Convention took place April 26 through April 29, 2014, at the Estrel Hotel and Convention Center in Berlin, Germany. Featuring a highly successful mix of Technical Program events, manufacturer exhibits, Project Studio Expo presentations and more, AES136 enjoyed increased attendance and interaction among attendees from every aspect of audio engineering and related industries.

The AES reports that 1,259 people attended the 136th Convention, which was more than twice the attendance of the convention in Rome in 2013. It offered more than 100 Papers and Engineering Briefs, dedicated Workshops and Panels on topics of interest, and Tutorials presenting important audio fundamentals. Additionally, top manufacturers showed their latest offerings and next-generation technologies in the exhibits hall.

Chas Rowden, EMEA Sales Manager for exhibitor Calrec Audio Ltd., states, “After several years of absence from AES European events, it was a pleasure for Calrec Audio to exhibit at AES136 convention in Berlin. The AES has a new energy and focus that we as a manufacturing company found invigorating, with exiting new ideas and opportunities revealed each day of the show. Best of all, it was a pure audio industry occasion. Looking forward to Warsaw in 2015!”

Kerstin Mischke, EVE Audio GmbH’s Sales and Marketing Manager, says, “We were very excited when we became aware that AES would return to our hometown Berlin after ten years of absence. Soon it became very clear that we did not want to miss the show. We looked for opportunities not only to exhibit but also to contribute. With assistance from AES representatives, EVE Audio became part of the technical program. We offered tours in which participants could visit our acoustic lab with its anechoic and reverberation chambers—all available tickets for both tours were sold out within a very short time. We can conclude that AES136 convention in Berlin was a very good show for us. Interest in our products in general was great, our tours were highly welcomed, and the overall atmosphere at the show and industry feedback have been very positive. We definitely would love to see AES returning more regularly to Berlin, because this town is a real hot spot when it comes to music, musicians and audio, and a great place to be.“

AES Executive Director Bob Moses adds, “I’m really excited about the growth of the convention here in Berlin, and about the amazing people who keep the AES community enthralled and inspired year after year. From our mold-breaking Keynote speaker, Wieslaw Woszczyk, to the standing-room-only Heyser Memorial lecture given by Dietrich Schüller, to the first European edition of the Project Studio Expo, which drew in a packed room of up-and-coming audio engineers, and literally dozens of others that participate and move our industry forward in real-time at these events, we can truly call this year’s program a success. We thank everyone who came out to participate, our sponsors, and our co-chairs Sascha Spors and Umberto Zanghieri for putting on a fantastic event.”

Additionally, Moses announced that next year’s European AES Convention will take place in Warsaw, Poland in spring 2015, taking advantage of Poland's burgeoning audio industry and growing base of audio engineers, producers and music aficionados.

For news on the recent AES136 Convention in Berlin, Germany visit www.aes.org/events/136.

The upcoming 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention in Los Angeles marks the AES’s first convention in L.A. in 12 years. AES137 will take place Thursday, October 9, through Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the L.A. Convention Center, located in the heart of the revitalized downtown Los Angeles area known as L.A. Live.

For pricing options for exhibition booths and other methods of participating in the 137th Convention, visit www.aes.org/events/137/exhibitors.

Find information about AES137 at www.aes.org/events/137.






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