AES New York 2007 Sunday, October 7, 4:30 pm — 7:30 pm
Historical Event H5
H5 - CHAOS BEGETS ORDER: LIVE SOUND BECOMES AN INDUSTRY
John Chester, formerly Chief Sound Engineer Fillmore East
Roy Clair, Clair Brothers Audio
Dinky Dawson, Dawson Sound
Bill Hanley, Hanley Sound
Once upon a time music wasn't loud (or even electric!). There were no large touring sound systems.
Then came the 1960s, and sound systems struggled to keep up. Systems were touring— but they weren't designed for the road. Portable mixers existed, but not portable consoles. Multi-kilowatt amplifiers were unheard of. Somehow, lots of good music was still made. Sound engineers created, improvised, and invented—and laid the foundations for today's live sound industry.
Join us for stories and rare photos from people who were on the road (and in the workshop) in the 1960s and 70s. We'll present music history from the sound engineer's perspective.
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