Elliot Scheiner & Hi Rez Audio at CES 2014

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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced a series of presentations on High Resolution Audio at their 2014 Consumer Electronics Show to be held in early January 2014 in Las Vegas.

Presenters include a who's who of Record Producers, Engineers and Download sites - including Surround Sound Producer/Engineer Elliot Scheiner, Channel Classics & NativeDSD.Com owner Jared Sacks, Super HiRez.Com and Acoustic Sounds owner Chad Kassem and many more. Should be quite a show!

See the news at http://www.businesswire.com/news/ho...-Panelists-Exhibitors-Hi-Res-Audio-Experience

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CEA Announces Panelists and Exhibitors for Hi-Res Audio Experience at the 2014 International CES

Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group executives among featured speakers; iTrax and Mytek Digital join as TechZone exhibitors

December 13, 2013 01:44 PM Eastern Standard Time
2014 International CES
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ARLINGTON, Va.-- The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ® today announced panelists for the Hi-Res Audio Experience conference track and the exhibitor lineup for the related TechZone at the 2014 International CES®. Comprised of three dynamic panel sessions, the track will feature leading experts across the consumer electronics and music industries who will discuss the latest developments in hi-res audio. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2014 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“The Hi-Res Audio lineup is powerful, with panelists from both major and independent labels. We are thrilled to hear their expert understanding of this game-changing sound quality, and their vision for the future of digital music.”

“The 2014 CES conference program offers exclusive insight into the trends that are shaping technology and culture and the knowledge to become an industry leader,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA. “The Hi-Res Audio lineup is powerful, with panelists from both major and independent labels. We are thrilled to hear their expert understanding of this game-changing sound quality, and their vision for the future of digital music.”

The 2014 CES Hi-Res Audio Experience conference track sessions and speakers include:

Welcome to the Hi-Res Music World, 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, January 7
An inside look at the opportunities and challenges associated with licensing and distributing hi-res recordings; new ways to ingest and archive digital assets; plus the marketing and promotion of these titles.

Moderator:

Alex Pham, Senior Correspondent, Billboard Magazine

Panelists:

Mark Piibe, EVP, Global Business Development, Sony Music Entertainment
Jim Belcher, VP, Technology and Production, Universal Music Group
Norman Chesky, Co-Founder and President, HD Tracks
Chad Kassem, Founder and CEO, Acoustic Sounds
Cookie Marenco, Founder, Blue Coast Music
Mark Waldrep, Founder and President, iTrax.com
C. Jared Sacks, Managing Director, Native DSD Music

Meet the Hi-Res Music Creators, 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, January 7
Leading experts will discuss the music creative process, the benefits of recording, mixing and mastering in hi-res audio; their most recent hi-res projects; key characteristics of each hi-res format; and utilizing meta data to enhance the overall music experience.

Moderator:

Mike Mettler, Founder and Editorial Director, The Sound Bard

Panelists:

Elliot Scheiner, Producer, Mixer and Engineer, ELS Surround
Allen Sides, Engineer and Producer, Ocean Way Recording
John Newton, Founder and President, Soundmirror, Inc.
C. Jared Sacks, Producer and Engineer, Channel Classics
David Chesky, Composer, Musician and Producer, Chesky Records
Cookie Marenco, Founder and Executive Producer, Blue Coast Records
Mark Waldrep, Founder and President, iTrax.com

Hi-Res Audio for Every Lifestyle, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, January 8
Examining the variety of hi-res devices that are available today and the challenges related to marketing and promoting these products, including how to demonstrate hi-res audio at retail; different options for bringing hi-res music files into the home; and the best ways to educate and engage young music enthusiasts.

Moderator:

Joe Palenchar, Senior Editor, TWICE

Panelists:

Steve Silberman, VP, Development, AudioQuest
David J. Steven, Managing Director, dCS Ltd.
Paul Wasek, National Marketing and Product Planning Manager, Onkyo USA
Owen Kwon, VP, Business Development, iRiver Inc.
Aaron Levine, Product Marketing Manager, Sony Electronics
Michal Jurewicz, President, Mytek Digital

A dedicated show floor area will accompany the Hi-Res Audio Experience at the 2014 CES. Located in The Venetian’s Bellini Ballroom, the Hi-Res Audio Experience TechZone is anchored by hi-res digital download pioneer and leader HD Tracks and features companies with the latest high-resolution audio content coming to market, including: Acoustic Sounds Super HiRez, AIX Media Group / iTrax, Blue Coast Music, Mytek Digital and Native DSD Music. In addition, many manufacturers will have hi-res products on display in their rooms in the Venetian Tower and in their booths across the CES show floor.

“With music labels expanding their hi-res catalogues and manufacturers introducing new hi-res technology, 2014 is poised to be a big year in bringing the best quality sound to consumers across a wide variety of music genres and CE platforms,” noted Chupka. “We are excited that our show can help reflect and fuel this exciting trend.”

The 2014 CES will feature 20 market-specific TechZones highlighting innovation across 15 different product categories. Companies interested in exhibiting in the new Hi-Res Audio Experience should contact Kristen Nafziger at [email protected] or 703-907-7648. For more information on the 2014 International CES, visit CESweb.org.

About CES:
The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $203 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org and through social media: http://www.cesweb.org/social

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While most of the reporting from CES 2014 this week has focused on TV, Video and Gadgets, Sound & Vision has posted three articles by Ken C. Pohlmann on the High Resolution Audio panels that were promoted before CES started. Check these links for a look:



Multichannel music came in for some discussion in the Hi-Res Music, Part Two panel. Pohlmann's article (linked above) notes "Multichannel is still a tough sell; will pushing it help or hinder the broader hi-res effort?"

Interestingly, the new NativeDSD.Com web site that features both Multichannel and Stereo DSD Downloads of almost every one of the over 160 albums posted makes a point of this by bolding the word Multichannel on their intro page with these comments:

Native DSD Music was founded in 2013 and started developing this website in the fall of the same year. We are striding to provide computer audio listeners a focused resource for native DSD recorded stereo and multichannel studio masters, directly from those labels recording in DSD. We offer a centralized shopping experience for native DSD recorded Edit Master files, both stereo and multichannel, along with information and discussion of both software and hardware (coming soon), extensive site-wide search capability through the use of ID3v2 compliant Metadata across all labels. This site will continue to grow along with the development of DSD.

"As a professional musician, when I became a classical music label owner, it was my passion to not only bring great music to my customers, but also to bring the emotion of that music’s creation. I found that DSD recording best met that need, and it is why I started this website." - C. J. Sacks

We are growing! As of January 2, 2014, 7 other labels (in addition to Channel Classics and Channel of China) have chosen to offer their DSD Edit Masters on this website."
https://www.nativedsd.com/information/about

We will see if Blue Coast and Super HiRez carry though on their earlier comments that Multichannel music downloads will be coming to their sites as 2014 unfolds.
It promises to be an interesting year for High Resolution Audio and Multichannel Music.
 

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It's impossible to make everyone happy with every surround delivery system at this point. Be it DSD, FLAC, WAV, SACD, DVD-V, DTS, DD, DVD-A, BLURAY, whatever. Just do it and we can pretty much make whatever we want out of it once we get it in our hands! :)
 

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It's impossible to make everyone happy with every surround delivery system at this point. Be it DSD, FLAC, WAV, SACD, DVD-V, DTS, DD, DVD-A, BLURAY, whatever. Just do it and we can pretty much make whatever we want out of it once we get it in our hands! :)

Ah, the Nike approach (Just Do It!)... :)

What I've heard so far on my system, listening to Multichannel DSD Downloads from David Elias and several from Channel Classics has been excellent.

So I'm with you. Bring more Multichannel Downloads to market and I'll definitely be picking some up to feed my Oppo and exaSound! And that (buying some Multichannel Downloads) will help stimulate the market so the record labels and download sites post more.
 
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