If youâ€™re in the vicinity of the Javits Center in New York this weekend, you may notice an unusual number of unkempt, irritable-looking men wearing laminates. Donâ€™t be concerned. Itâ€™s the AES (Audio Engineering Society) Convention, paradise for studio geeks.
This is where you come to find really high end studio gear. Sure, companies like M-Audio are releasing new kit for home studios, but AES is all about boutique companies and voodoo. Studio people donâ€™t have any time for audiophiles who spend $600 on a mains cable. Instead, this is what theyâ€™ll be drooling over this weekend.