AES San Francisco 2010
Technical Tour TT6
Friday, November 5, 9:00 am — 12:30 pm
TT6 - Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
A behind the scenes tour of this innovative community theater in the heart of Berkeley’s Art District, just across the bridge from San Francisco. Berkeley Rep (berkeleyrep.org) has a long relationship with Meyer Sound, providing a state-of-the-art listening experience for an annual audience of 180,000, between their two stages; the 587-seat Roda Theater and the 400 seat Thrust stage. Winner of a Tony award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, this non-profit has been home to emerging talent since 1968. Several shows developed at Berkeley Rep have gone on to Broadway, including Green Day’s Tony award winning American Idiot and Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking.
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
This non-profit community arts organization (thefreight.org) recently celebrated it’s 41st year moving into a newly built, eco-friendly, 18,000 square foot performance venue and teaching facility, in the middle of Berkeley’s Art district. The 440-seat listening space was created for traditional and acoustic music. Collaborating with Meyer Sound from the design phase, the Freight offers an acoustically exceptional listening experience in every corner, with an extensive arrangement of Meyer’s loudspeakers throughout the venue, including a M’elodie line array, 600-HP subwoofers under stage, and a sprinkling of front and side fills to ensure even sound. A Soundcraft Digital Vi4 console controls the audio mix, with a Meyer’s Galileo loudspeaker management system.
Berkeley Repertory Theater and Freight & Salvage are on the same street, combined as one tour.
Technical Tours are made available on a first come, first served basis to anyone with an All Access badge. Tickets can be purchased during normal registration hours at the convention center.
Price: $40 Members / $50 Nonmembers