A prelude to AES…
The first-ever Get Connected Summit (GCS) has been announced for October 2 – 3, 2008, at Pyramind Production and Training, 880 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA. The Get Connected Summit is an unprecedented industry development and networking event bringing together leaders and enthusiasts in the electronic music, media and technology industries to explore and showcase innovative talent, technology and social awareness across these increasingly converging sectors.
GCS takes place the same week as two other major music industry events; the San Francisco Lovefest and the Audio Engineering Society Expo. While these events bring a broad spectrum of internationally recognized and award-winning names in music recording, production, and performance to San Francisco, GCS seeks to create an immersion experience which will connect attendees to a targeted group of electronic music, media and technology professionals through intimate panels, in-depth product demonstrations, artist performances and label showcases.
Attendees will participate in discussions and workshops covering a wide array of timely and current topics, including cutting edge production and performance technology, politics of entertainment, event production, digital distribution and marketing and the explosive Game Audio industry.
A sampling of the agenda thus far includes, the Inside Game Audio panel, scheduled to be moderated by Paul Lipson, President of The Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G). This panel will provide a stark look at game audio challenges, opportunities for composers and new music, and production management. It will include director of audio for Sony Computer Entertainment America, Chuck Doud, and eight-time G.A.N.G award winner for Bioshock, Emily Ridgeway.
Other panels include, “Where is the future of DJ’ing going and can we keep up?” What is a ‘controllerist’ and as music technology continues to evolve at light speeds, what will it mean to be a “DJ” in the next 10 years? This unique panel will be moderated by Ean Golden, Remix Magazine’s Digital DJ columnist and djtechtools.com editor.
Additional confirmed panelists include Peter Wohleski (Beatport), Adam Rabinovitz (IODA), Tomas Palermo (URB/XLR8R), and Bill Mitsakos (Serato). Pyramind’s state of the art studios will showcase studio tips and tricks presented by their team of producers.
Artists and producers alike will get immediate access to the ears and feedback of Dance and Electronic music industry veterans and their peers during the Test Press track review session, which results in an unrivaled opportunity to showcase their newest tracks and network with labels, press and distribution representatives. Participants are encouraged to upload their tracks at http://www.epiphyterecords.com/TestPressuploader/index2.php to get the opportunity to have their music presented and considered for inclusion on the next Test Press compilation release.
Participating gear and software exhibitors, so far, include leading studio gear and software manufacturers M-Audio and IK Multimedia, music creation, production and performance software manufacturer Ableton, Digidesign, producer of the world’s leading recording software application ProTools, and leading DJ gear manufacturer Serato Audio Research.
In addition, the “Summit Pass” entitles GCS attendees to free admission at evening performances at over 20 of San Francisco’s premiere clubs, including: Vessel, Grey Area Beacon, Mighty, Paradise Lounge, Temple, Fluid, 1015, Icon, Revel Lounge, and 111 Minna.
Additional panelists, exhibitors, and workshops are being constantly updated at www.getconnectedsummit.com.
The Get Connected Summit is produced in cooperation with partnering organizations and companies, The San Francisco Entertainment Commission, The San Francisco Lovefest, and Pyramind Production and Training, with the support of lead sponsors The Game Audio Network (G.A.N.G.), Dolby, and media sponsors REMIX and Electronic Musician Magazines.
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