West Coast Mac-a-palooza: O'Reilly, AES, Remix Hotel, DigiWorld

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Date: Friday, October 22nd, 2004, 11:24
Category: Any Laptop Computer, News

Geeks! Audio! DJs! Macs! Oh, my. The Mac is all about the Bay Area this week with a huge lineup of events, one Mac-only and three audio-related but with heavy Mac involvement expected:

  • O’Reilly Mac OS X Conference: The geekiest and hippest of the big Mac cons, O’Reilly has tracks for digital audio, system administration, and programming, plus a general Mac track and keynotes by the likes of composer/musician Stewart Copeland.
  • AES: A huge pro audio engineer show that has become increasingly computer-centric and will feature exhibits by many Mac music and audio vendors.
  • Remix Hotel: Remix magazine takes over the SF W Hotel and fills it with leading music products and a long lineup of top DJs. And it’s free.
  • DigiWorld: Digidesign opens up its headquarters to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary. Also free, and includes a free AES pass. Digi and Apple are partnering on all this week’s events, so expect plenty of Macs.
  • I’ll be at all four events in San Francisco; hit comments here if you’re in the Bay Area and want to wrangle some PowerPagers together! I’ll also launch createdigitalmusic.com officially over the weekend (yes, it’s down now); together with the PowerPage I’ll bring ‘team coverage’ of all four events live!


    Music & Audio Edition of Inside Mac Show

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    Date: Friday, October 22nd, 2004, 11:06
    Category: Any Laptop Computer, music

    This weekend, I’m joining Digidesign’s David Gibbons on the Inside Mac Radio show. It’s an all-audio and music edition, so listen up Mac musicians and DJ’s! First up, Director of Product Marketing David Gibbons from Digidesign will talk all things Digi on the eve of the enormous Digidesign/M-Audio extravaganza Digiworld. Then, in hour two, I’ll talk about the upcoming O’Reilly Mac OS X Conference and its huge audio track, plus the AES professional audio show in San Francisco, all of which are coming up next week. Scot hass posted show notes with more info.
    The show is broadcast worldwide online on the Universal Talk Network (listen on the Web) or in the San Francisco bay area on 1220 KNTS, 1-3PM Pacific Saturday (rebroadcast 1-3PM Sunday). Call in at 1-800-490-0058.