Saturday was much more low key than Friday’s expo opening. Most visitors were still trying to mull the differences in the new Pro-Tools 10 and why AVID decided to quick release the new upgrade.
I spent a good amount of time with Audio Precision checking out their audio analyzer, the APX525. This piece of equipment was really cool, it checked all different types of imput from AES, SPDIF and even HDMI. It could even determine if the metadata stream in the HDMI was broken and at which point in the test.
Then besides getting ear molds done, it was finally off to some professional development in the workshop sections. We got to see game audio composition, lip sync issues and a Grammy Acadamy Sound Table featuring Chris Lord-Alge moderating a panel of platinum engineers and producers talking about their favorite songs and why they had the most impact personally to them. Panelists includedKen Ifill, Steve Lillywhite, Ann Mincieli, Phil Ramone and Al Schmitt.