All About Audio: FTC NYC Trip to Audio Engineering Society Convention

All About Audio:
FTC NYC Trip to Audio Engineering
Society Convention


On October 19, 2017, two buses occupied by over 75 students who are members of the Five Towns College Audio Division and Audio Club together with the FTC Audio faculty led by Chair John Machado & Professor Lee went to the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. This was an amazing opportunity for the College’s Audio Concentration students to attend the Audio Engineering Society’s 143rd International Convention.

During the excursion, students were able to explore prevalent companies within the Audio Recording Industry, including major microphone and speaker manufacturers, console designers, software developers, and acoustics innovators. Industry leaders spotted the floor and various booths to speak with students and offer their expertise.

During “Mix With the Masters,” students were able to attend presentations from world-renowned engineers such as Eddie Kramer, Andrew Scheps, Michael Brauer, and Greg Wells. At the Waves plugins presentation, students mingled with top developers first- hand. In fact, during a presentation by Tony Maserati, he acknowledged the large group of Five Towns College students who were easily recognizable by the maroon, college branded T-shirts they were wearing!

Students had access to Meet & Greets with engineers, producers, developers etc. as well as to converse deeply with industry professionals on topics of interest where available. Hearing test booths were set up for students to get a free screening with individualized results as well as a consultation regarding these results by an audiologist’s interpretation. Overall, the activities and exhibitions at the convention offered an insider’s look to a very specialized and high-tech industry that left Five Towns College students proud.

Ultimately, students left with t-shirts, earplugs, lanyards, stickers, pins, and swag for days, but best of all, they left with an unforgettable experience. This experiential learning tour was an outing both students and faculty benefitted from and felt privileged to attend.

Five Towns College is pleased to support students in industry conferences and sound experiences such as this. The Audio Division & Club students had an awesome day!

Here are some pictures from the day: