Gallery: Highlights and New Releases from AES 2017

The 143rd international convention of the Audio Engineering Society, or AES, descended upon the Javits Center in Manhattan this week, and we were on the scene to scope the latest from the world of professional recording and audio arts.

In addition to a stacked schedule of panels and presentations covering everything from "Loudness Issues in Cinema" to "Machine Learning and Music Recomposition," AES also includes a tradeshow where various high-end audio companies come to the table with their latest gadgets and designs.

Take a look below at some of our picks for the coolest studio gear on display at AES this year.

The just-announced Rupert Neve Designs 535 500-series Diode Bridge Compressor on display. According to Rupert Neve Designs, "Based on the dynamics circuit of the company's acclaimed Shelford Channel, the punchy and versatile 535 captures the soul of Rupert Neve’s original 2254 compressor while providing modern updates including advanced timing control, significantly lower noise, fully stepped controls throughout, and internal parallel processing capabilities."
Socks designed by Chris Dauray from Rupert Neve Designs, given for free to owners of a 5088 or 5060.
500 series EQs from Pultec.
The new expanded Auteur preamp from Black Lion ups the channel count from two to four, and adds metering. Check our recent video profile of Black Lion for more info.
The DTT-73 Dual Tabletop Mic Amplifier from Heritage Audio.
Mics on display from Sontronics.
New V4 U vocal mic from Schoeps.
Bock Audio's 67 tube microphone, debuting this weekend.
The new powerhouse H9000 from Eventide, along with a few of its predecessors.
Soyuz SU-023 Bomblet
An array of outboard gear from Manley.

A particular highlight of the show comes from sE Electronics. We’ve seen an updated version of its classic condenser, the sE2200, that comes equipped with new new pad and filter options, better clarity, and lower noise. Released alongside the sE2200 is the V7 X — a version of the handheld V7 vocal mic that’s optimized for various instrumental applications. The sE2200 will retail for $299 and the V7 X for $129, and both are expected to hit the market in mid-November.

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