AES 123rd Convention Technical Tours Chair Lou MannoNEW YORK, NY--New York is a Mecca for talent, innovation and creative excellence. "AES 123rd Convention technical tours chair Lou Manno had a wealth of options available for this year's program," states committee chair Jim Anderson. "His selections represent an exceptional sampling of this city's diverse pro audio community."
Technical tours include:
Friday, Oct. 5
Tisch School Of The Art's Clive Davis Department Of Recorded Music: Educating students in the art, business and craft of creating successful recordings. NYU's Tisch School is a state-of-the-art recording and teaching facility.
Avatar Studios: Originally known as Power Station, Avatar is celebrating a
30-year track record of recording superstar artists.
Klavierhaus: Internationally recognized as one of the leading dealers of one-of-a-kind handcrafted pianos, Klavierhaus offers limited editions of fine pianos exactingly restored through 150-year-old techniques and traditions.
Saturday, Oct. 6
Legacy Recording Studios: Birthed from a marriage of Right Track Recording and Sound on Sound in 2005, Legacy offers Studio A as their tracking room, boasting 24 channels of 1081 with a 72-input 9000-J series and Augspurger monitoring.
4 Times Square Broadcast Communications: Built with an FM backup broadcast master antenna and provisions to add a DTV master antenna, 4 Times Square was carrying 5 FM stations when it opened in 1999.
The Blue Man Group Lab: Originally a former Vaudeville-turned-movie theater, 3rd Street Studio later housed the three creators of Blue Man Group, evolving in 1999 into the creative, rehearsal, and recording space it is today.
Sunday, Oct. 7
New York Times Radio Station WQXR: Founded in 1936, WQXR was the first classical music radio station in the US. Owned and operated by the New York Times Company, its signal from the Empire State Building reaches 800,000 loyal listeners in all five NYC boroughs and four states, making it the most listened-to classical music station.
Quad Recording Studios: This four-studio powerhouse celebrates its 30-year anniversary as a key NYC tracking, mixing, and production facility. Flagship Studio A features a 500-sq. ft. live room with an 80 input J console.
Sear Sound Studios: In continuous operation for an incredible 44 years, Walter Sear's testament to the enduring relevance of analog is based on a proven technical and acoustic environment.
Monday, Oct. 8
Brooklyn Phono: Vinyl grows in Brooklyn! There is a growing resurgence in the demand for vinyl records. Tomas Bernich will demonstrate the process and the 120-ton press that forms the medium that propelled our recording industry for over half a century. For those who have never seen how a record is made.
Broadway Sound: Founded in 1995 by Michael Ungar and Ralph Kelsey, Broadway Sound is a full-service audio postproduction facility for all types of media: television, film, radio, and Web.
For a complete list of tours including dates, and departure times please visit the detailed Preliminary Calendar of Events at: www.aes.org. Registration and housing information are also posted on the site. The 123rd AES Convention will be held in NY's Jacob Javits Convention Center, October 5 - 8, 2007.