119th AES CONVENTION PRESS RELEASE
NEW YORK INSPIRES DAZZLING 119TH AES CONVENTION TECHNICAL TOURS
NEW YORK: With a wealth of blockbuster options at his disposal, AES 119th Technical Tours chair Louis Manno has fashioned a program that reflects the extraordinary diversity of New York (and nearby New Jerseys) pro audio community.
FRIDAY, OCT. 7:
9:00AM: Avatar, one of NYs largest and most successful studios, a 33,000 sq. ft. colossus, this fabled Power Station has hosted Gold and Platinum sessions for such celebrated stars as Springsteen, Clapton, Norah Jones, John Mayer and Franz Ferdinand.
9:00AM: Arup Acoustics an international design consultancy specializing in audio visual, noise and vibration design for performing arts, recording, broadcast, sports, leisure, transportation and environmental projects.
1:00PM: A rare behind-the-scenes look at The CBS Late Show With David Letterman. A showplace studio at Broadways historic Ed Sullivan Theater.
SATURDAY, OCT. 8:
9:00AM: Electric Lady - In 1970 Jimi Hendrix commissioned architect John Storyk to design a recording studio in Greenwich Village. For 35 years this landmark facility has been hosting sessions for such stars as: The Rolling Stones, Jay-Z, Sheryl Crow and U2.
1:00PM: Trutone Mastering - Specialists in cutting lacquer discs on vintage Neumann lathes, Trutone serve major and independent labels including Def Jam, Island and Rocafella in the enduring art of vinyl mastering.
SUNDAY, OCT. 9
9:00AM: Chung King Studios, this Tribeca fixture has recorded hits for The Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Missy Elliot, and hundreds of internationally celebrated artists.
9:00AM: Sirius Satellite Radio Complex a bleeding edge facility epitomizing radios position as a 21st Century entertainment/communications staple.
1:00PM: Masque Sound (East Rutherford, NJ - 1/2 hr bus ride) Long-time specialists in live sound for such Broadway shows as The Producers, Doubt and Lion King, Masque Sound is a leader live tour sound as well. Their new 70,000 sq. ft. complex features unique Show Zones, developed to prep audio installs for entire live concert and theatrical productions.
MONDAY, OCT. 10:
9:00AM: Food Network one of NYs largest and most forward-thinking Cable TV facilities. Audio samples will be served.
1:00PM: Jazz At Lincoln Center Time-Warner Building. Three diverse world-class performance venues represent the apex of acoustic design. Distinguished by a 50 high x 90 long glass wall providing a panoramic view of Central Park and Manhattans storied East Side, the 500 + seat Alan room has become an immediate New York icon.
Louis Manno is a fixture of the NYC recording community, remarked Committee Chair Jim Anderson. Experienced in theater, radio broadcasting, classical music mixing and live sound, Louis is one of the most dedicated members of the AES Convention Committee. His work as director of the Audio History Library provides him with special insights into the amazing diversity of NYs professional audio community. He has clearly applied that knowledge to the preparation of this years Technical Tours.
Update: The full technical tours listing has now been released.
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119th AES Convention Where Audio Comes Alive
Jacob Javits Center, NYC October 7 10, 2005