Rocky Mountain Audio Fest
September 6-8, 2019
Denver, CO
Fri-Sat: 10-6, Sun: 10-4

Show Schedule

Creating a Buz - Streaming Hi Res Music with Qobuz

Creating a Buz - Streaming Hi Res Music with Qobuz

Date: Friday, September 6th
Time: 10:30am - 11:45am
Presenters: David Solomon
Category: Seminars
Classic Album Sundays - Max Richter - Vivaldi four Season Recomposed 44min

Classic Album Sundays - Max Richter - Vivaldi four Season Recomposed 44min

Date: Friday, September 6th
Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Room 8175
Presenters: Barbie Bertisch
Category: Entertainment

Classic Album Sundays returns for the third year to America’s largest and coolest audio show, the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, where we will host our own room with a range of album sessions in which the album’s unique story will be told, followed by an uninterrupted vinyl playback on some of the world’s most amazing hi-fi sound equipment so that the fan can experience the album as close as possible to the way in which in the artist intended. Even if a fan is well acquainted with the album, chances are they will hear things they have never heard before.

'Ask Paul'

'Ask Paul'

Date: Friday, September 6th
Time: 11:45am - 1:00pm
Presenters: Paul McGowan
Category: Seminars

Beginning in 1973 with four 709 op amps, two 9 volt batteries and a cigar box, Paul McGowan created PS Audio, a family owned company that now utilizes the latest technologies in service of building state-of-the-art high value music products for their customers.

With 78K YouTube subscribers, co-founder, designer, and CEO of PS Audio, answers questions from audiophiles. Honest, knowledgeable and informative answers to those questions you wish you could ask of an expert in the field. Bring some questions!

Record Cleaning Made Difficult

Record Cleaning Made Difficult

Date: Friday, September 6th
Time: 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: Michael Fremer
Category: Seminars

Moderator: Michael Fremer     Panelists:  Charles Kirmuss, Kirmuss Audio; Kevin Berg, Nitty Gritty; Mat Weisfeld, VPI Industries; Roy Feldstein, VANA; Buzz Goddard, Sumiko; Nate Lennox, Disc Doctor; Mike Fajen, Musical Surroundings

A panel of record cleaner manufacturers and vinyl experts will discuss the best ways to clean, restore and preserve vinyl records. We will discuss vacuum, cavitation and other methods as well as various liquid formulations. Each participant will bring fluids and be forced to drink to prove safety. An ambulance will be parked outside. Seriously, we will have an in depth discussion and attempt to clear away the myths and get to the facts about this very important subject. Hosted by Michael Fremer, AnalogPlanet.com editor, and Stereophile senior contributing editor

Classic Album Sundays - Steely Dan - Aja

Classic Album Sundays - Steely Dan - Aja

Date: Friday, September 6th
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Room 8175
Presenters: Barbie Bertisch
Category: Entertainment

Classic Album Sundays returns for the third year to America’s largest and coolest audio show, the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, where we will host our own room with a range of album sessions in which the album’s unique story will be told, followed by an uninterrupted vinyl playback on some of the world’s most amazing hi-fi sound equipment so that the fan can experience the album as close as possible to the way in which in the artist intended. Even if a fan is well acquainted with the album, chances are they will hear things they have never heard before.

A Systematic Approach to Creating Your Ideal System

A Systematic Approach to Creating Your Ideal System

Date: Friday, September 6th
Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: Joe Mariano
Category: Seminars

Putting your ideal system together using a systematic approach - Understanding how your room, your listening position, and your listening habits should affect your purchase decision. PLUS common mistakes to avoid.

Classic Album Sundays - Producer's pick: Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harping

Classic Album Sundays - Producer's pick: Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harping

Date: Friday, September 6th
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Room 8175
Presenters: Barbie Bertisch
Category: Entertainment

Classic Album Sundays returns for the third year to America’s largest and coolest audio show, the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, where we will host our own room with a range of album sessions in which the album’s unique story will be told, followed by an uninterrupted vinyl playback on some of the world’s most amazing hi-fi sound equipment so that the fan can experience the album as close as possible to the way in which in the artist intended. Even if a fan is well acquainted with the album, chances are they will hear things they have never heard before.

Blockchain & Hip Hop Panel: Smart Money

Blockchain & Hip Hop Panel: Smart Money

Date: Saturday, September 7th
Time: 10:30am - 11:45am
Category: Seminars

Moderator: Mike Johns, Founder at Tech This Out
Panelists: Osei "The Dark Secret," (Tech This Out), Byron Booker President of RAG.org,  Vincent Berry II 4x Grammy Nominated Producer, Macverde, a popular Hip Hop artist and Dj Action.

The Hip Hop industry has long been obsessed with money. From Jay-Z to Birdman, making money has been a theme throughout. Much of this, is simply the acknowledgment that money makes the world go ‘round; a clairvoyant observation. It is this observation that makes cryptocurrency and Hip Hop a perfect match.

The stage has been set for general adoption of Bitcoin by the Hip Hop community. 50 Cent, Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah, Nipsey Hussle, PitBull and Snoop Dogg, are some of Hip Hop's biggest stars that have either flirted with or directly accepted this currency, and the music industry, which has historically capitalized on industry earnings and its attributes, will likely see the utility in the decentralized crypto-currency. What's prompting this new collective behavior? Tech This Out " will examine how cryptocurrency and blockchain technology is shaping the future of music and the world around us. 

Features a live performance by Macverde and Dj Action of NYC Hot 97 Radio

This panel is powered by TECH THIS OUT.

Classic Album Sundays - Brian Eno - Another Green World

Classic Album Sundays - Brian Eno - Another Green World

Date: Saturday, September 7th
Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Room 8175
Presenters: Barbie Bertisch
Category: Entertainment

Classic Album Sundays returns for the third year to America’s largest and coolest audio show, the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, where we will host our own room with a range of album sessions in which the album’s unique story will be told, followed by an uninterrupted vinyl playback on some of the world’s most amazing hi-fi sound equipment so that the fan can experience the album as close as possible to the way in which in the artist intended. Even if a fan is well acquainted with the album, chances are they will hear things they have never heard before.

Smart Artist Showcase

Date: Saturday, September 7th
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presenters: Mike Johns
Category: Seminars

Features a live performance by Macverde and Dj Action of NYC Hot 97 Radio

This alpha male cleverly raps from the perspective of the underdog. He tells compelling stories from streets as he see’s it. Born David Clark from the Kingsbridge section of the infamous ‘Boogie Down’ Bronx, Mac draws inspiration from the legendary KRS One, Fat Joe as well as Pusha T, Rick Ross , Gucci Mane, Jay-Z and the NOTORIOUS B.I.G. Macverde was featured on Drug Heavy and DRUG HEAVY 2 hosted by DJ Holiday. Hard work has won him favor among some of hip-hop’s elite.  He’s earned recognition on Funk Master Flex’s Indie Music Spotlight, as well he was featured in VIBE Magazine. Digital Mind State in 2019 has labeled him a “Smart Rapper” for his ability to leverage technology into his marketing mix.

The Dirty Little Secret: Powering Audio on Mains Power

The Dirty Little Secret: Powering Audio on Mains Power

Date: Saturday, September 7th
Time: 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Presenters: Ken Reindel
Category: Seminars

This talk will address Time Error Correction, the process by which frequency of the mains power line is controlled by our utility companies—and how well. We’ll discuss how the same concerns that result in power grid breakdowns can affect audio reproduction quality. The bright side is that there is an opportunity to mitigate these concerns. In fact, the opportunity could take us well beyond improving audio quality!

Classic Album Sundays - Billie Holiday Lady in Satin

Classic Album Sundays - Billie Holiday Lady in Satin

Date: Saturday, September 7th
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Room 8175
Presenters: Barbie Bertisch
Category: Entertainment

Classic Album Sundays returns for the third year to America’s largest and coolest audio show, the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, where we will host our own room with a range of album sessions in which the album’s unique story will be told, followed by an uninterrupted vinyl playback on some of the world’s most amazing hi-fi sound equipment so that the fan can experience the album as close as possible to the way in which in the artist intended. Even if a fan is well acquainted with the album, chances are they will hear things they have never heard before.

Acoustic Analysis - Optimizing the Room/Speaker Interface

Acoustic Analysis - Optimizing the Room/Speaker Interface

Date: Saturday, September 7th
Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: Bob Hodas
Category: Seminars

The focus of the Seminar will be the speaker/room interface and optimizing system performance with proper placement and room treatments. A slide presentation will demonstrate the frequency and phase response of speakers placed properly and improperly in a room. Integrating subwoofers with the main speaker system for both stereo and surrounds systems will be covered. There will be a discussion of what types of acoustic treatments to use a room and how to determine where those treatments will best serve the listener. Slide examples will be shown exhibiting results from proper use of acoustic treatments. Equalization techniques will also be included. Common misconceptions will be discussed. and there will be a period for attendee questions.

Classic Album Sundays - Producer's pick: Laurie Anderson - Big Science

Date: Saturday, September 7th
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Room 8175
Presenters: Barbie Bertisch
Category: Entertainment

Classic Album Sundays returns for the third year to America’s largest and coolest audio show, the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, where we will host our own room with a range of album sessions in which the album’s unique story will be told, followed by an uninterrupted vinyl playback on some of the world’s most amazing hi-fi sound equipment so that the fan can experience the album as close as possible to the way in which in the artist intended. Even if a fan is well acquainted with the album, chances are they will hear things they have never heard before.

Music You like to Hear and Share at Shows

Music You like to Hear and Share at Shows

Date: Saturday, September 7th
Time: 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Presenters: Carol Clark
Category: Seminars

How many of you here have this thought when either entering a room or sitting down and the music starts... "Oh, not this song again or gee, wish they would play something by.... or could they play this song by....?"

Let's share what we would like to hear and why.