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Schedule for When Vinyl Ruled Exhibit at 113th Convention

Come See the "When Vinyl Ruled" Historical Exhibit

Daily, 2002 Oct 5...8, in Demo Room #308

at the 113th AES Convention in Los Angeles


Vinyl records ushered in an age of consumer high fidelity. Magnetic tape recording was the technology that made practical the production of long-playing records. Assembling a component high-fidelity system became a widespread hobby for many of us, and for decades fueled the development of loudspeakers, electronics, and microphones. Listening to recorded music became a part of many people's daily life. Our historical exhibit will offer attendees an overview of production technology during the age of vinyl, and spotlight its relevance to current music production.

The analog audio presentation will take the visitor from Ampex's first machine, the 30 in/s, one-quarter-inch, full-track recordings to the leading edge technology of Michael Spitz's contemporary 30 in/s, one-inch, two-track mastering decks. Capitol Records will have the spotlight when Carson Taylor talks about and plays examples of Tower and location recordings of the fifties, sixties, and seventies. Other key highlights will include Jim Webb's presentation of "12 Landmark Microphones That Made History"; Kevin Gray's and Stan Ricker's presentation of vinyl disc mastering and record manufacturing; Paul McManus on the development and history of powered monitors from the fifties; and Ken Hirsch and David Gordon on the development of mixing console technology.

Organizers: Wes Dooley, Audio Engineering Associates, Pasadena, CA, USA, and Dale Manquen, Consultant, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA.

The Historical Committee will meet on Monday, 2002 October 7, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM, in Room 308A. All are welcome -- come find out what is happening, and how you can contribute. (Meeting time changed from Sunday.)
 

Preliminary Schedule of Events

Saturday, 2002 Oct. 5

12:00-1:00:     Microphones, Mixing Consoles, Magnetic Recorders, Vinyl Technology, Powered Monitors.
Browse the History Room Exhibits: A docent is stationed in each of the five display areas.

1:00-2:00:      Jim Webb presents: "A Dozen Benchmark Microphones and Why They Made History"
Sound Mixer Jim Webb won an Academy Award for his work on "All the President's Men".  His work dovetails with his hobby which is  the history of microphones.  Visit http://www.vintageking.com/12mics.htm for a preview of what we'll be discussing.

2:00-3:00:      Capitol and Angel: 1950s-1970s  - Recording at the Tower and on Location.
A special event with Carson Taylor, retired staff engineer for Capitol and Angel

3:00-3:30:      Microphones, Mixing Consoles, Magnetic Recorders, Vinyl Technology, Powered Monitors.
Make up your own tour of the History Room exhibits: Docents are stationed in each display area.

3:30-4:30:      Analog Magnetic Recording: Masters for Long Playing records were made possible by the first High Fidelity magnetic recorders.  The legacy of these 30 ips Magnetophon and Ampex machines of the 1940s continues as ½ inch and 1 inch two track recordings are today considered the "platinum standard" for mastering room source tapes. Listen and Learn.

4:30-5:15:      Kevin Gray Live: An overview of the Phonograph Record Mastering Process
Kevin Gray-s bio can be found at http://www.recordtech.com/atmweb/atmKev.htm

5:15-6:00:      Q & A on record mastering and pressing with Stan Ricker and Kevin Gray.
Stan's bio is at  http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/archives/  click on Factory Tours and Interviews
 

Sunday, 2002 Oct. 6:

10:00-10:30:    Microphones, Mixing Consoles, Magnetic Recorders, Vinyl Technology, Powered Monitors
Make up your own tour of the History Room exhibits: Docents are stationed in each display area.

10:30-12:00:    It's the 75th Anniversary of the first "Talkie": "The Jazz Singer" by Warner Brothers.
 Dick May, Director of Restoration at Warner Brothers, will talk about the rise and fall of Warner Brothers-  Vitaphone sound system.  Catch this special event and then join us at 6:30 tonight for a live-radio "Lux Radio Theater" recreation of "The Jazz Singer" in Room 403A.  All are welcome for both events.

12:00-12:30:    Microphones, Mixing Consoles, Magnetic Recorders, Vinyl Technology, Powered Monitors
Make up your own tour of the History Room exhibits: Docents are stationed in each display area.

1:30-2:15:      Kevin Gray Live: An overview of the Phonograph Record Mastering Process
Kevin Gray's bio can be found at http://www.recordtech.com/atmweb/atmKev.htm

2:15-3:00:      Q & A on record mastering and pressing with Stan Ricker and Kevin Gray.
Stan's bio is at  http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/archives/  click on Factory Tours and Interviews

3:00-3:30:      Microphones, Mixing Consoles, Magnetic Recorders, Vinyl Technology, Powered Monitors
Make up your own tour of the History Room exhibits: Docents are stationed in the display areas.

3:30-4:30:      Recording Consoles: Increased power & complexity and the rise of the Engineer/Producer.
David Gordon

4:30-5:30:      Jim Webb presents: "A Dozen Benchmark Microphones and Why They Made History"
To celebrate tonight's 6:30 AES radio performance of  "The Jazz Singer" we'll listen to microphones of  the 1920s and 30s that were used by broadcasters and film sound recordist. Sound Mixer Jim Webb won an Academy Award for his work on "All the President's Men".  His work dovetailed well with his hobby "the history of microphones".  Visit http://www.vintageking.com/12mics.htm for a preview of what you'll be experiencing.

5:30-6:00       Paul McManus: A short history of powered monitors 1950-2000 with playbacks
Starting with the Ampex / JBL powered monitors in both tube and solid state version

Monday, 2002 Oct. 7

Before the student recording finals across the hall at 1 PM, we present these three live educational programs.

10:00-10:30     Paul McManus: A short history of powered monitors 1950-2000 with playbacks
Starting with the Ampex / JBL powered monitors in both tube and solid state version

10:30-11:30     Jim Webb presents: "A Dozen Benchmark Microphones and Why They made History"
 Sound Mixer Jim Webb won an Academy Award for his work on "All the President's Men".  His work dovetails with his hobby, which is the history of microphones.  Visit http://www.vintageking.com/12mics.htm for a preview of what we'll be discussing.

11:30-12:30:    Recording Consoles: Increased power & complexity and the rise of the Engineer/Producer.
 David Gordon and Ken Hirsch

12:30-1:00:     Microphones, Mixing Consoles, Magnetic Recorders, Vinyl Technology, Powered Monitors
Make up your own tour of the History Room exhibits: Docents are stationed in each display area.

1:00-2:30:      AES Historical Committee Annual US Meeting.  All are welcome. Find out what's happening, and how you can contribute. Jay McKnight, Chair

2:30-3:30       Analog Magnetic Recording: Producing masters for Long Playing (LP) records relied on the new "High Fidelity" magnetic recorders.  The legacy of the 30 in/s Magnetophon and Ampex machines of the 1940s continues today.  ½ inch and 1 inch two-track recordings are considered the "platinum standard" for mastering room source tapes. Listen and Learn.

3:30-4:30:      Analog Magnetic Recording: Q & A with Dale Manquen, Greg Orton and Mike Spitz
If you like good analog, catch this one.   Check out Dale Manquen's background at http://www.manquen.net/audio/index.php?page=9 ; Greg Orton at http://www.fluxmagnetics.com  and click on History, and Mike Spitz at http://www.atrservice.com/atr/company.htm.

4:30-5:00:      Microphones, Mixing Consoles, Magnetic Recorders, Vinyl Technology, Powered Monitors
Make up your own tour of the History Room exhibits:  Docents are stationed in each display area.

5:00-6:00:      Jim Webb presents: "A Dozen Benchmark Microphones and Why They Made History"
Sound Mixer Jim Webb won an Academy Award for his work on "All the President's Men".  His work dovetails with his hobby, which is the history of microphones.  Visit http://www.vintageking.com/12mics.htm for a preview of what we'll be discussing.
 

Tuesday, 2002 Oct. 8

10:00-10:30:    Microphones, Mixing Consoles, Magnetic Recorders, Vinyl Technology, Powered Speakers
Check out our History Room Exhibits: Docents are stationed in each display area.

10:30-11:30:    Analog Magnetic Recording: Producing masters for Long Playing (LP) records relied on the new "High Fidelity" magnetic recorders.  The legacy of the 30 in/s Magnetophon and Ampex machines of the 1940s continues today.  ½ inch and 1 inch two-track recordings are considered the "platinum standard" for mastering room source tapes. Listen and Learn.

11:30-12:30:    Recording Consoles: Increased power & complexity and the rise of the Engineer/Producer.
David Gordon and Ken Hirsch

12:30-1:00:     Microphones, Mixing Consoles, Magnetic Recorders, Vinyl Technology, Powered Speakers
Browse the History Room Exhibits: Docents are stationed in each display area.

1:00-2:00:      Jim Webb presents: "A Dozen Benchmark Microphones and Why They Made History"
Sound Mixer Jim Webb won an Academy Award for his work on "All the President's Men"-  His work dovetails with his hobby which is  the history of microphones.  Visit http://www.vintageking.com/12mics.htm for a preview of what we'll be discussing.

2:00-2:30:      Paul McManus: A short history of powered monitors 1950-2000 with playbacks
Starting with the Ampex / JBL powered monitors in both tube and solid state version

2:30-3:30:       To Be Announced

3:30-4:00:      Microphones, Mixing Consoles, Magnetic Recorders, Vinyl Technology, Powered Monitors
Last chance to tour the History Room exhibits:  Docents are stationed in each display area.
 

Robert-Eric Gaskell V8  2002-09-06
jm html  2002-09-11, --12
 

 
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