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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

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 others.

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 demonstrations.

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 action.

Monday, October 13

10:00 am
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.

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