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AES 125: Tech Tours details

test 2 September 2008

US: AES has issued the Technical Tours programme for the 125th Convention, writes David Davies. Devised by Technical Tours chair David v.R. Bowles (pictured), the three-day itinerary encompasses well-known recording and mastering studios along with the Sony Computer Entertainment Center and Industrial Light & Magic. AES has also confirmed details of the Historical Events schedule.

Tickets will be issued on a ‘first come, first served’ basis for a programme that includes such notable stop-offs as the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Dolby Laboratories (October 2nd); Paul Stubblebine Mastering & DVD, Tarpan Studios and Sony Computer Entertainment America (3rd); and Industrial Light & Magic and Pyramind: the Institute for Advanced Digital Audio Training (4th). For the full programme, please consult the AES website (link below).

The Historical Events programme, meanwhile, includes sessions such as ‘Evolution of Video Game Sound’ (October 2nd), ‘The World’s First Audio Recordings: Their Recovery and Restoration’ (3rd), ‘Perceptual Audio Coding – the First 20 Years’ (3rd), ‘The History of Audio Processing’ (3rd) and ‘Innovations In Live Sound – An Historical Perspective’ (5th). Once again, more details can be accessed via the AES website.

AES 125th Committee co-chair Valerie Tyler commented: “Audio history has always been an intrinsic element of AES Convention programmes, but as we celebrate our 60th anniversary this year [_] it seems even more relevant. Historical Events chair Tamara Horacek collaborated with AES members Marina Bosi, Gene Radzik and Steve Fields to develop an absorbing programme which lends a timely perspective to three of the most significant sectors in today’s professional audio industry.”

The 125th AES Convention will be held at San Francisco’s Moscone Center from October 2nd to 5th.

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