Aside from the varied and sometimes atrocious weather, it certainly felt as though there was an element of revolution to go along with the usual trade show evolution in New York at the Jacob Javits Center for the third co-location of these two key events for the audio technology and broadcast industries.

Within the exhibits of the 147th Audio Engineering Society Convention, there was a distinct feel of ‘back to the good old days’ of analog recording and mixing for music production, whilst off the floor there were demo rooms that showcased the latest intelligent home speakers as well as the usual ‘pro’ offerings and papers presenting audio research for autonomous vehicles.

Next door at NAB the show seemed to have more of a cut down feel with seemingly more smaller booths than in recent y