Audio Capabilities of the Sony PlayStation 3 to be Highlighted at AES Event [HFR]

The San Francisco Chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and Sony Computer Entertainment America have announced that they will be hosting on the audio capabilities of the Sony PlayStation 3 Gaming Console. The event will be held on May 22nd at 7:00 p.m. at Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) at their Silicon Valley facility at 989 East Hillsdale Boulevard in Foster City, California.

Featured speakers at the event will include Ken Felton, Sound Design Manager for the PlayStation 3, Clink Bajakian, Music Director of SCEA and Greg deBeer, the Dialog Manager for SCEA Sound.

High Fidelity Review readers will recall that the PlayStation 3 is somewhat unique at this point for not only offering Blu-Ray Disc playback at a low price but also combining it with other forms of audio playback including CD Audio as well as Stereo and Surround Sound Super Audio CD playback.

The San Francisco Chapter of the Audio Engineering Society also notes that attendees of the event will need to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) prior to admittance to the SECA facility. AES says that this is SECA’s corporate policy.