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Success of 109th 'When Vinyl Ruled' Exhibit Has AES Historical Committee Planning A Second Run at New York Convention

New York, July 27, 2001-Building on the success of 'When Vinyl Ruled' at last year's Los Angeles Convention, the AES Historical Committee is planed an all-out interactive exhibit for the 111th Convention in New York City this fall. Visitors were invited to plug into an era of sound recording before the integrated circuits, bookshelf monitors and cross-platform DAWs.

More than just a collection of vintage gear, there were demonstrations, tutorials and guest presentations by some of the industry's top professionals, including Gateway Mastering guru Bob Ludwig, Bob Irwin of Sundazed, and engineer-producer Walter Sear.

Surrounding these luminaries were a working collection of studio equipment that re-create at functioning studio of the sixties, complete with NAB reels spinning on quarter- and half-inch Ampex; Scully and Studer tape decks; early RCA ribbon and Telefunken tube microphones; Pultecs and an AKG reverb. Center-stage was a venerable 12-input tubed console entrusted to the AES by Sear Sound. At scheduled intervals a fully restored Neumann lathe wwas patched in and an actual master lacquer cut.

Also on display was early home playback equipment, including an original RCA 45 rpm player, a collection of early pickup 'cartridges,' a Cook/Livingston binaural arm and records. For surround devotees, even Quad was coming out of the closet. On hand to explain and demonstrate the workings of these vintage items was professionals long associated with that era, including Sidney Feldman; Albert Grundy; Irving Joel and Walter Sear.

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