Audiophiles and professional audio technicians are counting down the minutes until tomorrow, when the Audio Engineering Society (AES) begins their 129th convention in San Francisco. For those unaware, running November 4 - 7, the annual AES conference brings together a world-wide auditory brain trust for seminars, master classes, technical demonstrations, and strategy sessions.
Of course no pro audio gathering would be complete without the folks at DTS who are, in addition to their conference activities, exclusively sponsoring an event today entitled "Surround Live 8: Absolutely Surrounded." Speakers include Russ Berger of RBDG, Michael Nunan of CTV Canada who worked on the 2010 Winter Olympics, Kyle Weslosh of American Public Media who used DTS Neural Surround for radio broadcasting, and Randall Smith of Post Haste Sound who used DTS Neural UpMix to remix 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' Blu-ray in 7.1 DTS-HD MA.
Today's event will also include a special DTS presentation, "Upmix-Downmix—The Current State of the Art," which will give a technical overview of the DTS technology used in sporting events such as the Super Bowl, World Cup, French Open, XGames and Monday Night Football.