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A3E 2015 Agenda

Meet the leaders in music and audio technology for a full day of education on the industry,
and hear their vision on the tools and techniques of the year 2020.

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  Music City Center Nashville

Music City Center
201 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615.401.1400

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July 11th

Saturday July 11th


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Davidson Ballroom)

A3E Opening Keynote: The Future of Audio: Harnessing the Power of MI & New Technology

From touch to tablets, phones and desktops to augmented reality with Hololens to devices like Raspberry Pi 2, Microsoft Windows 10 brings a wealth of new opportunities for musicians and music app developers. Come see what Microsoft has been working on both internally and with partners. Learn about the engineering going into Windows 10 and beyond to better support musicians. Look at how partners use unique capabilities like touch and active pen. Dream with us about the very real possibilities of virtual performances and augmented reality through devices like Hololens. See how the maker culture and music cultures are coming together to build new devices and capabilities for music performance.

  Pete Brown - Microsoft   Pete Brown
Developer Experience and Evangelism


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Exhibit Hall/TEC Tracks area)

A3E Architects of Audio™ Series - AoA 1: "2020 Vision: The Future of Studio Technology"

Touchscreen mixing consoles, and sophisticated modeling technology have become commonplace tools in the recording studio. Meet the A3E luminaries who have revolutionized the recording industry, and hear their vision of studio technology in the year 2020.

  Kevin Becka   Kevin Becka
Technical Editor
Mix Magazine
Mix Magazine  
  Tony Cariddi - Avid   Tony Cariddi
Marketing Director


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Exhibit Hall/TEC Tracks area)

A3E Deep Dive™ Session - DD1: "Windows 10 for Musicians and Audio Developers"

Explore the power of Windows 10 for audio. Whether you are an app developer or a musician, this session is not to be missed. Presented by Bala Sivakumar, Program Manager, Microsoft

  Bala Sivakumar - Microsoft   Bala Sivakumar
Program Manager


12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (Exhibit Hall/TEC Tracks area)

A3E Architects of Audio™ Series - AoA 2: "2020 Vision: The Future of Live Performance"

Touchscreen Instruments & Multi-Dimensional Controllers may be unconventional to the traditional musician, but to the next generation of performers these forward thinking products will unleash their creativity and define the next decade of music. Explore the future of next-generation instruments for live performance.

  Mike Butera - Artiphon   Mike Butera, PhD


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Exhibit Hall/TEC Tracks area)

A3E Deep Dive™ Session - DD2: "Mobile & Music Technology for Production + Performance"

Is the desktop era finally coming to an end? Mobile technology bolsters creativity with an array of new control surfaces, portability, and expressive capabilities. Learn how to harness the full power of mobile devices as the core of your studio.

  A3Exchange     Roland  


2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Exhibit Hall/TEC Tracks area)

A3E Architects of Audio™ Series - AoA 3: "2020 Vision: The Future of Guitar Technology"

The marketplace of hi-tech tools for guitarists has exploded in recent years. Stringed instruments are now capable of controlling your pedalboard, your computer, sequencing MIDI data, and even controlling sophisticated live rigs for lighting and special effects. Get an overview of the latest technology, and experience what your favorite instrument can do with no permanent modifications. A3E luminaries will take you into the year 2020 of Guitar Technology.

  A3E   Larry Fishman
Fishman Transducers
Fishman Transducers  
  A3E   Adrian Belew    
  A3E   Daniel Rowland    


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Exhibit Hall/TEC Tracks area)

A3E Deep Dive™ Session - DD3: "MI and the Tech Giants"

A panel of A3E experts explores strategic partnerships between leading MI Manufacturers and the Global Tech Giants. Learn how cloud computing, next-generation access (NGA), mega-scale music data, and subscription service models will shape the future of music technology, production, performance, marketing, and even the consumption of music.

  Jim Odom - PreSonus   Jim Odom
Founder & CEO
  Steve Martocci - Splice   Steve Martocci
CEO & Co-Founder of Splice
Co-Founder of GroupMe
  Kevin Grosch - Made In   Kevin Grosch
Made In Network
Made In Network  


3:30 PM - 4:00 PM (Exhibit Hall/TEC Tracks area)

A3E Architects of Audio™ Series - AoA 4: "2020 Vision: The Future of Songwriting Tools & Applications"

The journey from cassette tape to DAW has left many musicians challenged to keep up with the tools of the trade. The latest trend to make the tools simple and more intelligent - offering the songwriter less to learn and more to gain from their hi-tech tools. A3E luminaries share their perspective on designing tools for the songwriter that will send you five years into the future...today!

  Kevin Rudolf   Kevin Rudolf
Kevin Rudolf