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Open all days during Exhibition opening hours
Wes Dooley, Audio Engineering Associates, Pasadena, CA, USA
Dale Manquen, Consultant, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

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-in, full-track recordings to the leading edge technology of Michael Spitz’s contemporary 30 in/s, one-in, two-track mastering decks. Capitol Records will have the spotlight on Saturday afternoon 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; Ken Hirsch and David Gordon on the development of mixing console technology; and Toby Foster on vintage condenser microphone technology. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday come up to Demo Room Row and hear good sounds, vintage and contemporary. Be sure to check your AES daily schedule when you arrive for exact presentation times. 
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Monday, October 7, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Historical Committee Meeting
The AES Historical Committee meeting is open to all attendees with badges.

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