Version E, 2003-09-08
Friday, October 10 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 11 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, October 12 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday, October 13 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
VINYL GOES DIGITAL
The exhibit will feature nuts-and-bolts, hands-on living history that
will graphically and sonically trace the tricky transition from vinyl
biscuits to binary bits. During the four days some of the movers and
shakers who nursed that revolution will be on hand. They will explain
and demonstrate some of the vintage gear that sliced and diced analog
waveforms into byte-sized pieces that computers could digest and sort
out. Top recording engineers and record producers will play back master
Recordings and talk about how they were created. You'll learn about
Formats you may never have heard of but which may turn up on your
doorstep one day. When did you last see a Sony PCM-F1?, A DBX 700?, A
Mitsubishi X-86? Find your place on the Digital Timeline and discover
where you've been and where you're headed.
Friday, October 10
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Elvis lives! The new high-resolution mixes of the King have sold over
twelve million in just a year. Ray Bardani lets us in on why they
sound so good!
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
A panel with Audio Media and MTSU's Doug Mitchell, Sony's Gus Skinas,
and Telarc's Michael Bishop discuss digital recording, where it's
been and where it's going.
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Kevin Killen (Peter Gabriel, Elvis Costello, etc.) relives his
experiences blending analog and digital sources in pop production.
Saturday, October 11
10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Roger Nichols (Steely Dan, John Denver, etc.) strives for atomic
accuracy with so many sampling frequencies, bit depths, and formats
out there. Mr. Goodbyte runs the voodoo down for us.
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Updating "Kind of Blue" from LP to DSD: Columbia/Sony engineers Frank
Laico and Mark Wilder, along with Ashley Kahn, review the many lives
of this seminal recording, illustrating its old and new sonics.
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Jay Messina, Shelly Yakas, and Ray Cicala, survivors of the
transition from analog to digital, discuss how they work in both
worlds. Jay will bring some Aerosmith selections, among
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Bob Ludwig brings masters from Gateway, sharing his
insights and wisdom in a friendly shootout between two-track analog and DSD.
Sunday, October 12
10:30 pm - 12:30 pm
Classical Music Production in High-Resolution Digital. Tom Lazarus
chairs a panel with Jerry Bruck of Posthorn Recordings, Telarc's Jack
Renner, and Dorian's team of Brian
Peters and Craig Dory.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
George Massenburg and Bomb Factory's Dave Amels hash out the case for
emulation in the digital realm. Expect hardware and software
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tom Jung and Ron Ensminger discuss and demonstrate 3M's innovative
closed loop digital tape recorder, circa 1977. See and hear it in
Monday, October 13
Robert Auld sets up for live two-track PCM/DSD recording of band.
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Rehearse and (at 12:00 noon) record the band.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The VINYL GOES DIGITAL team highlights the weekend's events.