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See the latest hi-res audio developments at 2014 CES

16th December 2013
Nat Bowers

The Consumer Electronics Association reveal panelists for the Hi-Res Audio Experience conference track and exhibitor lineup for the Hi-Res Audio Experience TechZone at the 2014 International CES, January 7-10, 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada. Comprised of three dynamic panel sessions, the conference track will feature leading experts across the consumer electronics and music industries who will discuss the latest developments in hi-res audio.

The 2014 CES Hi-Res Audio Experience conference track sessions and speakers include:

  • Welcome to the Hi-Res Music World, 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, January 7 - an inside look at the opportunities and challenges associated with licensing and distributing hi-res recordings; new ways to ingest and archive digital assets; plus the marketing and promotion of these titles.
  • Meet the Hi-Res Music Creators, 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, January 7 - leading experts will discuss the music creative process, the benefits of recording, mixing and mastering in hi-res audio; their most recent hi-res projects; key characteristics of each hi-res format; and utilizing meta data to enhance the overall music experience.
  • Hi-Res Audio for Every Lifestyle, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, January 8 - examining the variety of hi-res devices that are available today and the challenges related to marketing and promoting these products, including how to demonstrate hi-res audio at retail; different options for bringing hi-res music files into the home; and the best ways to educate and engage young music enthusiasts.

A dedicated show floor area will accompany the Hi-Res Audio Experience at the 2014 CES. The Hi-Res Audio Experience TechZone is anchored by hi-res digital download pioneer and leader HD Tracks. It features companies with the latest high-resolution audio content coming to market, including: Acoustic Sounds Super HiRez, AIX Media Group / iTrax, Blue Coast Music, Mytek Digital and Native DSD Music.

Karen Chupka, Senior Vice President, International CES and Corporate Business Strategy, CEA, commented: “The 2014 CES conference program offers exclusive insight into the trends that are shaping technology and culture and the knowledge to become an industry leader. The Hi-Res Audio lineup is powerful, with panelists from both major and independent labels. We are thrilled to hear their expert understanding of this game-changing sound quality, and their vision for the future of digital music. With music labels expanding their hi-res catalogues and manufacturers introducing new hi-res technology, 2014 is poised to be a big year in bringing the best quality sound to consumers across a wide variety of music genres and CE platforms. We are excited that our show can help reflect and fuel this exciting trend.”

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