There are so many upcoming events for audio nerds!

Here are a few that I’m either attending, or wishing I was able to attend.

1.  The Art of the Craft with Manny Marroquin: Santa Monica, CA

This event at The Recording Academy in Santa Monica, CA is a great opportunity to learn from a Grammy Award winning engineer about the recording process.  If that’s not enough to peak your interest, light refreshments, a networking session, and a brief Q&A session will be included in this small event (space is extremely limited!).  It should be a great event for anyone that manages to snag a spot.

When: Sept 25, 2014 – 7-9 pm

Where: The Recording Academy, 3030 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA, 90404

Barrio Art Jam

2. Barrio Art Jam: San Diego, CA

Take a step back from all the industry events to enjoy some music – that’s what it’s all about after all!

This intimate event at La Bodega Gallery will make for a great evening of music and art!  It’s organized by some of the key players in San Diego’s Latin Jazz Community, and features art and music by a variety of artists with ties to Barrio Logan.  The music lineup consists of Israel Maldonado, Agua Dulce, Psydecar, Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, and Cantua, and is a $10 donation at the door.  It should make for a great time with some awesome people, so make sure you check it out!

When: Sept 26, 2014 – 5:30 pm

Where: La Bodega Gallery, 2196 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA, 92113

AES 137 Convention

3.  AES Los Angeles: Los Angeles, CA

It’s been a while since the AES (Audio Engineering Society) convention has been held in LA, so take advantage of the opportunity if you’re in Southern California!  Plus, the “Exhibits-Plus” badge is free if you pre-register, so why not go?  An additional “All-Access” badge is available for a pretty penny – but totally worth it if you can swing the $500 ish for non AES members.  With a focus on the technical side of the industry, this weekend of  tutorials, workshops, and special events is a must for audio enthusiasts.

When: Oct 9 – 12, 2014

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA


4.  Berklee College of Music and Avid’s Music Tech Video Series: Online

Berklee College of Music and Avid have teamed up to create a video series about music, technology, and education.  The first in the series, titled “Creating a Vision for the Future” has already been released, and is available here.  The series looks like a great resource for any music educator, and I highly recommend checking it out if you’re involved in a music and technology program. The upcoming videos, titled “Preparing Students to Excel in the Real World,” and “Collaborating with Avid Everywhere” come out Sept 23rd and Oct 7th respectively.  You can also follow the videos link to register for the live webinar and Q&A session that culminates the series on Oct 21st.

When: Ongoing (with video releases on Sept 23, Oct 7, and a live webinar on Oct 21)


A3E Conference

5.  A3E Conference: Boston, MA

Our East Coast friends (and those of us in CA that can swing a trip to Boston for a conference) should know about the A3E Advanced Audio Applications Exchange.  This Boston conference is geared towards music and audio professionals, with a focus on the way apps and other technology is changing the industry.  There are a lot of big company/big name speakers, including Imogen Heap, higher ups from Waves Audio, Avid, iZotope, MIT, KVRaudio, Berklee College of Music, Line 6, Google, and so many more (a list of which can be found here).  The conference looks like a great opportunity, and the pricing seems more than fair.  If you can be in the Boston area for this event, check out their registration page to attend!

When: Sept 23-24, 2014

Where: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA