AES Los Angeles 2016: Sights and Sounds

Last week our team traveled to sunny Los Angeles for the 141st AES Convention. This event hosted by the Audio Engineering Society, of which Audio-Technica is a long-time member, is one of the largest gatherings of pro audio professionals in the nation. With the latest and greatest in audio gear is on display the convention allows pros and audio students to mingle and interact. Providing students with the unique opportunity to gain valuable insights and make connections before making their way into the industry.

Read on as we recap some of our favorite moments from the show.

Steve Lagudi at AES LA 2016Catching up with our friends in the industry is always one of the most exciting aspects of AES and this year was no exception. Several familiar faces stopped by for a visit including, Al Schmitt, Chuck Ainlay, Elliot Scheiner, Lenise Bent, David Hewitt and IZ Avila. Live sound veteran and studio/recording engineer Steve Lagudi was a featured guest at our booth throughout the weekend. This accomplished FOH pro checked out our latest microphones and shared his expertise with convention attendees.

One of the highlights of this year’s convention was the introduction of the ATM350a Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone Systems. Improving upon the classic ATM350, the new model is designed to provide crisp, clear, well-balanced response from any instrument. Musicians now have the option of choosing one of two gooseneck lengths, the standard 5″ or the new 9″ model, which is perfect for brass instruments like the trumpet.


Built for life on the road, the microphone is available in six distinct systems featuring rugged UniMount® components. These systems include mounting solutions for a host of instruments including: pianos, drums, woodwinds, percussion and more. We can’t wait for everyone experience this versatile addition to the A-T microphone family!

We’d like to thank everyone who visited our team during AES, we’re already counting the days until next year’s show!

What was your favorite AES 2016 moment? Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter @USAudioTechnica.



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