Robert Margouleff will keynote the 129th AES Convention, asking the provocative question, “What the hell happened?”
Margouleff is referring to radical changes he has seen in the professional audio industry in his four decades of work. He has been an engineer, producer and studio owner. He shared an engineering Grammy for Stevie Wonder’s “Innervisions” album in 1974.
He owns the Mi Casa Multimedia Studios in Hollywood, where he specializes in surround sound and film soundtracks, video disc remasters and restorations, according to AES.
Margouleff stated in the announcement: “Yes, we’ve had a digital revolution in music and film, shifting power away from a few big companies and toward greater access … But we must not forget the importance of collaboration among talented artists, engineers and business people that built an entertainment industry that changed the world.”