Professional Sound - June 2022 - Page 16


AES & NAB New York Conventions Return in October 2022
The Audio Engineering Society ( AES ) will be bringing the 153 rd Audio Engineering Convention to New York City ’ s Jacob Javits Center on Oct . 19-20 , followed by an online event from Oct . 25-28 , 2022 . Returning to their pre-pandemic partnership , the AES NY Convention will be co-located with the NAB Show New York , with a shared exhibition floor and one badge to access both exhibits . The AES convention will host manufactures and engineers to demonstrate the latest solutions and products , with a comprehensive selection of workshops , panels , papers , and more .
For more information as it becomes available , go to www . aes . org .
Audio-Technica Celebrates 60 Years of Analog Audio
April 17 , 2022 , marked 60 years since Hideo Matsushita created his first ever cartridge , and his company , Audio-Technica , marked this occasion by reaffirming its commitment to analog . Focusing on a human-centred approach to the process of generating sound , the company sees analog as an enjoyment and appreciation for audio that doesn ’ t alter , despite the rapid changes throughout history .
Alongside cartridges , Audio-Technica began producing headphones in 1974 and microphones in 1978 – beginning every process with a transducer
and aiming to deliver a pure , natural sound . At the core of every product is the art of analog , as a delicate vibration is transformed into sound – both in the listening and recording processes .
Kazuo Matsushita , son of Hideo , became president in 1993 , and the business continued to expand , opening offices throughout the world and developing iconic products such as the modern VM series of cartridges , the ATH-M50x headphones , and the AT2020 microphone . The brand is celebrating its 60 th anniversary with a series of events across the world on the theme of analog living . Speaking about the occasion , President Kazuo Matsushita says , “ It is an honour to provide a quality audio experience to millions of people throughout the world . What begins as a simple vibration – a subtle movement – results in an emotional connection , whether that be when listening deeply to an album or sharing your voice with the world .”