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Thursday, October 20 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Trends in Audio Hardware

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This panel discussion gathers journalists and technologists experts from across consumer technology and pro audio to share their input on trends from across both industries that could affect the way we build and use products in the future.

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Bradford Swanson

VP Partnerships, Nomono
Bradford is the VP of Partnerships at Nomono. Previously, he worked as a product manager at iZotope, and toured for 12 years as a musician, production manager, and FOH engineer. He has also served on the faculty at Tufts University, UMass Lowell, and Episcopal High School. He holds... Read More →
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Lauren Dragan

Senior Staff Writer, New York Times - Wirecutter
As part of Wirecutter's early team, I worked to develop the site's headphone testing protocols and parameters. Since joining Wirecutter, I've personally tested over 1500 headphones– a number the New York Times says is “the highest number of anyone on earth.” You've seen me and my work on Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, New York Times, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, Le Monde, Engadget, Sound + Vision, and more. But I'm not solely passionate about gear– I also have training in music performance, audio production, and physics of sound. My focus is placing the enjoyment of music and sound above chasi... Read More →
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Fela Davis

Co-owner, One of One Productions
I'm a graduate of Full Sail University with 20 years of experience in audio engineering and inducted into the University’s Hall of Fame in 2019. My mixing experience includes Ron Carter, Brian Blade, Jose Feliciano, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Bilal. I mix front-of-house engineer for... Read More →
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Mike Butera

CEO, Artiphon
Dr. Mike Butera is the founder and CEO of Artiphon, a company reimagining musical instruments as smart devices and social apps. Mike holds a Ph.D. in Sound Studies, and his research focuses on the phenomenology of music technologies and possible futures of augmented creativity... Read More →

Thursday October 20, 2022 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT