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Find out what pro audio and tech events are happening in the coming months…

AES DUBLIN 2019 The Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland, March 20-23 2019

PROLIGHT AND SOUND 2019 Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre, April 2-5 2019

AES Dublin is the 146th AES pro audio convention, covering pro specialties including studio recording, networked audio, broadcast and streaming, music production, post production, live sound and game audio. There will be showcases of the latest audio hardware in the industry and soˆware tools on the exhibition floor and in demo rooms, as well as a full programme of educational tutorials and workshops for all.

The annual Prolight and Sound event will display a diverse programme of conferences and lectures, offering industry expertise with speakers from the media-technology and events sectors, and open-air presentations of products. Hosting visitors from over 150 countries, it offers a great opportunity to network with a variety of professionals, from retailers and distributors, location and studio operators, planners and event managers, to engineers, DJs and AV systems integrators.

2019 AES INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON IMMERSIVE AND INTERACTIVE AUDIO Contemporary Music Research Centre, University of York, March 27-29 2019 This three-day conference will underline how new developments of immersive audio and its systems are taking sound experience to the next level, and will reveal how the combination of interactive technology with immersive audio creates this technological higher dimension. New advances that will be explored include human computer interaction, particularly head and body motion tracking and artificial intelligence, working towards intelligent, adaptive and personalised audio technologies.

NAB SHOW Las Vegas Convention Center, Nevada, April 6-11 2019

Processing and Effects, Audio Production and Recording, Music and Sound Libraries, Broadcasting, and Microphones.

PLASA 2019 London Olympia, National Hall, 15-17 September 2019 Plasa is a recognised event for the entertainment technology industry, presenting from London, the entertainment capital of the UK. The show consists of product launches and creative solutions, seminar programmes ranging from talks and panels, and workshops to immersive demos. The show's audio offering has increased year aˆer year since relocating to London Olympia.

NAB SHOW takes place in the heart of Las Vegas, calling all media, entertainment and technology professionals to come be inspired. NAB boasts 100,000 attendees from over 160 countries, all of which attend to witness technological innovations and new trends in huge array of professional sectors. In the audio editing and post production sections, notable exhibitors presenting at the show include Audinate, Avid, Nugen Audio, Waves and Digigrid, Yamaha Corporation of America, and Solid State Logic. This Other notable exhibition categories include Audio Mixers, Audio


PSNEurope takes a trip down memory lane to some of the most memorable stories from this month in years gone by…




An online trader from London caught selling counterfeit Sennheiser equipment was convicted, put on probation and given a community sentence. Anton Dyleuski sold counterfeit Sennheiser headphones with a total value of £170,224 to over 7,000 customers on Amazon, trading as ‘Prime Electronics’. This was an ongoing problem for Sennheiser, as in April 2013, another British counterfeiter, Michael Reeder, was given a twoand-a-half year sentence. “Combating product piracy is not just about averting financial loss,” said CEO Dr Andreas Sennheiser. “We are also concerned about the loss of brand image. Customers are disappointed with the shoddy workmanship of counterfeit products, oˆen unaware that they’ve been deceived.”

British singer Rebecca Ferguson’s third album, Lady Sings The Blues, is the first in the world to be recorded, mixed and mastered on PMC’s QB1-A loudspeakers. Ferguson, who rose to fame on The X Factor in 2010, recorded the album of Billie Holiday covers at Capitol Studio, Los Angeles. Producer Troy Miller chose to record at Capitol because it's “one of the few remaining studios that was around in the 1950s when Billie Holiday was recording”. Holiday herself recorded there, as did Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole., Miller recalling “the [Neumann] U47 we used had Frank’s name written on it! “The session engineer didn’t hide the fact that they had rejected all other offers of monitoring and assured me that the PMC QB1-A’s were the one!’

PanGaia Studios, based in Stockholm and headed by Swedish producer/songwriter Geo Slam, opened in March 2015 with a launch party attended by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Franz Ferdinand), Eric Racy (Nicki Minaj, Pharrell), and Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy). PanGaia has six recording studios, a private conference room, press room, live streaming video system, personal artist lounges, and “modern, parametric décor”. The studio’s partners include SSL, Yamaha, Fender, Jackson Guitars, EVH and Charvel. Desks are SSL Dualitys, while monitoring comes courtesy of Yamaha, ADAM Audio, KRK, TAD, ATC and Genelec. Studio owner Slam has written and produced for One Direction, Blue and Jason Derulo. PSE84.soundbites.indd 2

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