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  • What was new at AES?

    Want to see what AES was like this year? Then click the link!
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    "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

    - George Carlin

    "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

    - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

    "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

    - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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    The first thing I noticed was that the death of hardware at the hands of software is vastly overrated. Sure saw a lot of rack mount units.

    The second thing was VR. Some of the demos were breathtaking...not sure how things would work in the long run, though. I keep thinking back to Ernest Buckley's comment that the videos for my songs distracted from the music.

    Hmmm...might start a separate thread about VR...
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    • #3
      My annual AES show report is now posted. Visit the Trade Show Reports page for this one and reports from other shows, or jump straight to it here. As usual, it's about what I noticed and found interesting. If you don't see something here that you're curious about, it might have been at the show and either I missed it, reported on it at a previous show, or it just wasn't my thing.

      Between Phil's excellent photos and my excellent text, you'll feel like you were there. And you should have been there yourself.
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      • #4
        What was new was that I saw Craig giving a talk about how to make my vocals twice as good. This hasn't happened yet, and so Craig will be receiving some paperwork from my lawyers.

        On the other hand, it was great to see him, however briefly. I feel like it's been quite a while.

        http://www.aes.org/events/141/projec...oexpo/?ID=5239
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Anderton View Post
          The first thing I noticed was that the death of hardware at the hands of software is vastly overrated. Sure saw a lot of rack mount units.

          The second thing was VR. Some of the demos were breathtaking...not sure how things would work in the long run, though. I keep thinking back to Ernest Buckley's comment that the videos for my songs distracted from the music.

          Hmmm...might start a separate thread about VR...
          So many people I was speaking to were talking about VR. It felt like the theme of the show.

          And I agree. There's no death of hardware at the hands of software. There was quite a lot of hardware.

          Great to see you, Craig. Far too briefly, but great to see you.
          Ken Lee on 500px / Ken's Photo Store / Ken Lee Photography Facebook Website / Blueberry Buddha Studios / Ajanta Palace Houseboat - Kashmir / Hotel Green View - Kashmir / Eleven Shadows website / Ken Lee Photography Blog / Akai 12-track tape transfers / MY NEW ALBUM! The Mercury Seven

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          • #6
            Originally posted by UstadKhanAli View Post
            What was new was that I saw Craig giving a talk about how to make my vocals twice as good. This hasn't happened yet, and so Craig will be receiving some paperwork from my lawyers.

            On the other hand, it was great to see him, however briefly. I feel like it's been quite a while.

            http://www.aes.org/events/141/projec...oexpo/?ID=5239
            That's okay Ken, I got some compromising photos of Craig doing unspeakable things with amp modellers... like making them sound good. I'll be more than happy to share them with you if you want.

            Sorry I missed you bud!
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            "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

            - George Carlin

            "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

            - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

            "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

            - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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            • #7
              My back has been killing me and I had just had a procedure done on it, so I wasn't really calling people to see if they were there. I should have texted you or Elson, but didn't. Oh well. Hopefully see you soon at some point. You can bring those compromising photos of Craig doing unspeakable things with amp modelers then.
              Ken Lee on 500px / Ken's Photo Store / Ken Lee Photography Facebook Website / Blueberry Buddha Studios / Ajanta Palace Houseboat - Kashmir / Hotel Green View - Kashmir / Eleven Shadows website / Ken Lee Photography Blog / Akai 12-track tape transfers / MY NEW ALBUM! The Mercury Seven

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              • #8
                Yeah, I knew about your back - get better soon Ken!
                **********

                "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

                - George Carlin

                "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                • #9

                  The AES show for me is basically a bunch of microphones that I can't afford
                  I just came for the free swag, reusable bags and free beer
                  Elson TrinidadSinger, Songwriter, Keyboardist, BassistElson and the Soul BarkadaWeb: www.elsongs.comMySpace: www.myspace.com/elsongsFacebook: Facebook PageTwitter: twitter.com/elsongs

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                  • AlamoJoe
                    AlamoJoe commented
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                    I'd venture that majority of the visitors share the same goals as yourself..
                    Plus...It's cool to see cool stuff even if you can't buy it.
                    Hats off for candor!

                • #10
                  How on earth did I miss seeing you Elson - and the free beer!
                  **********

                  "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

                  - George Carlin

                  "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                  - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                  "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                  - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by elsongs View Post
                    The AES show for me is basically a bunch of microphones that I can't afford
                    I just came for the free swag, reusable bags and free beer
                    I'll have to hang out with you next show. I hardly got any swag at this show, no flashlights, no letter openers, no earphones, not even a T shirt. I had some pretty nice free wine, but missed the free beer. I remember a free beer at the NAB show that was so awful that I went to the nearest bathroom and poured it out in the sink.
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                    "Today's production equipment is IT-based and cannot be operated without a passing knowledge of computing, although it seems that it can be operated without a passing knowledge of audio." - John Watkinson, Resolution Magazine, October 2006
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                    • AlamoJoe
                      AlamoJoe commented
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                      There is small difference in bad beer and urine. I'll bet the sink didn't know the difference.

                  • #12
                    Originally posted by Phil O'Keefe View Post
                    How on earth did I miss seeing you Elson - and the free beer!

                    I was only there on that Saturday. Audionamix gave away free keg beer at 3 p.m. that day and let you keep the mugs!
                    Last edited by elsongs; 10-26-2016, 09:37 PM.
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                    • #13
                      Originally posted by MikeRivers View Post

                      I'll have to hang out with you next show. I hardly got any swag at this show, no flashlights, no letter openers, no earphones, not even a T shirt. I had some pretty nice free wine, but missed the free beer. I remember a free beer at the NAB show that was so awful that I went to the nearest bathroom and poured it out in the sink.


                      If you're going to NAMM in January, I'll show you my Jedi swag-acquiring skillz.
                      Elson TrinidadSinger, Songwriter, Keyboardist, BassistElson and the Soul BarkadaWeb: www.elsongs.comMySpace: www.myspace.com/elsongsFacebook: Facebook PageTwitter: twitter.com/elsongs

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                      • #14
                        Oh, yeah, I remember passing a mob with beer mugs at the Audionamix booth but I thought it was too early for happy hour. NAMM is usually a little better for swag than AES.
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                        "Today's production equipment is IT-based and cannot be operated without a passing knowledge of computing, although it seems that it can be operated without a passing knowledge of audio." - John Watkinson, Resolution Magazine, October 2006
                        Drop by http://mikeriversaudio.wordpress.com now and then

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