for studio geeks in NY

If you’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. Don’t be concerned. It’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 don’t have any time for audiophiles who spend $600 on a mains cable. Instead, this is what they’ll be drooling over this weekend.