The robust broadcast business offers pro audio an anchor as music and audio production as well as other TV workflows continue to undergo technical and cultural evolution.

For the second year in a row, a co-location between the Audio Engineering Society’s AES Convention (Oct. 17-20) and the National Association of Broadcasters’ NAB SHOW New York (Oct. 17-18) created a synergy beneficial to both organisations and their constituencies. Both expos and their conference programs took place at the Javits Center.

Total registered attendance was reported as 15,097 for the NAB Show New York, a 6.1-percent increase over attendance from the 2017 event. The event included 300-plus exhibitors, 67 of which were participating for the first time. The AES Convention, whose exhibitor expo ran a day longer than NAB’s and whose conference program was two days longer, had a registered attendance of approximately 15,000, roughly flat with last year’s numbers, with 37 new exhibitors for 2018, some returning after periods of absence.

The AES Show is traditionally a gear fest for music production, and there was plenty of that on hand on both the expo floor and throughout the accompanying convention sessions and papers. Some of the offerings aimed at the show’s traditional audience included API’s new 2448 Recording Conso