AES Warsaw 2015
Technical Tour Details

Friday, May 8, 08:45 — 11:15 (Off-Site 1)

TT1 - Teatr Wielki/National Opera & Yamaha AFC3

Abstract:
Designed by the Italian architect Antonio Corazzi, and re-built after world war II to be re-opened in 1965, the Teatr Wielki Polish National Opera has one of Europe’s largest stages (30m x 33m). Because of its size, it was challenged by a problematic communication between singers and the orchestra pit, and by insufficient loudness of the upstage singers for the audience. Also, owing to the small volume of the house, reverberation in certain conditions was lacking in the audience area depending on the repertoire, and early reflections from above were blocked from the audience seats below the balconies. The challenge
resulted in the installation of a Yamaha AFC3 Active Field Control system, commissioned in October 2014 with a production of André Tchaikovsky’s opera The Merchant of Venice. The system is one of the largest AFC3 systems in the world, including over 150 loudspeakers, 24 microphones, and 5 DSP processing subsystems, each dedicated to solve the different challenges. The tour will start with a short presentation of the system by the designers, installers, and users. After a performance by the house musicians to demonstrate the effect of the AFC3 system, a backstage tour will commence to see the many different speaker and microphone mounting solutions, DSP and amplifier racks, control system, and the distribution system.

Capacity limited to 100 persons.

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.

 
 

Friday, May 8, 12:30 — 15:30 (Off-Site 1)

TT2 - Telewizja Polska S.A.

Abstract:
Telewizja Polska S.A. is the biggest public TV broadcaster in Poland with 12 TV channels and 16 Regional Stations. At the present time, more than 60 years of programs have been archived in the Documentation Center including about 440,000 tapes and more than 125,000 films. Old films are scanned in 4k and 2k resolution. State of the art restoration and color correction is administered using world renowned high-end hardware and software systems such as: Lasergraphics Director 4k, Cintel Millenium II 2k, DaVinci 2k, DaVinci Revival, and Phoenix film restoration and color correction software. Dolby Professional Reference Monitors PRM-4200 are used to test the color of the material, rendering the most accurate highlights and dark areas, displaying DCI P3 full space of colors. Similarly, advanced technology is used for audio restoration. Additionally film production and postproduction studios with a Foley Room, HD TVP studio and OB VAN will all be open to AES visitors.

The tour is limited to 30 people.

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.

 
 

Saturday, May 9, 08:30 — 11:30 (Off-Site 1)

TT3 - Polish National Public Radio

Abstract:
Polskie Radio S.A. is the national publicly funded radio broadcasting organization in Poland. It was founded on 18 August 1925 and celebrates its 90th anniversary. Polskie Radio broadcasts eight channels nationwide from Warsaw in AM-LW, FM, DAB+ and the internet, from the brand new broadcasting studios with the great look, excelent acoustics and modern audio – video technology. This broadcast station in its main offices in Warsaw has three concert studios - the greatest Concert Studio of Polskie Radio named Witold Lutoslawski with the audience of over 400 seats and fantastic acoustics known as one of the best in this part of Europe. There are also a few music studios available for recordings of classical music – S2 Studio and pop music – S3, S4 Studios, with Solid State Logic consoles, Pro Tolls HD recording systems, and ATC, B&W monitoring systems. In Polskie Radio work also four radio drama studios, with the greatest – S7 Studio in which acoustic effects are recorded in 5.1 channels digital technology. The tour will be led by Radoslaw Smolinski - the acoustics designer of new broadcasting studios in Polskie Radio.
Capacity limited to 30 persons.

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.

 
 

Saturday, May 9, 11:15 — 14:30 (Off-Site 2)

TT4 - Dreamsound Studio/51 Studio

Abstract:
Dreamsound, one of the leading film sound postproduction
facilities in Poland, was established in 2006. The studio produces sound for cinema and television movies. To enhance its services offered to the film industry, Dreamsound launched in 2014 the first Dolby Atmos re-recording stage in Poland. The very stringent technical standards enforced by Dolby Laboratories were fulfilled in the room acoustic design of the studio by Ewa Wieckowska-Kosmala and Magdalena Czechowska (EWKAkustika) and in the audio/video equipment set-up designed by MITKOM Artur Mitrosz. The result is a 36‘×26‘×16 ft (11 x 8 x 5 m) film sound mixing studio with a 21‘x9.5 ft (6.3 x 2.8 m) screen. The studio is equipped with a Dolby Atmos configuration of JBL loudspeakers, a 32-channel Digidesign D-Control desk, and three Pro Tools HD systems.
Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych (Documentary and Feature Film Production Company) is a major movie production center in Poland. Its main film sound facility, the S1 Studio, was opened at the turn of 1999 and 2000. S1 is a Dolby- and THX-certified studio for film sound mixing and postproduction. It was the first fully digital studio in Poland equipped with AMS Neve DFC, a film sound mixing console honored with the Oscar Technical Award. Owing to its outstanding room acoustic quality and state-of-the-art equipment, the S1 Studio has been very highly valued in the film production industry and has become a benchmark for film sound studios in Poland. The list of productions made at the S1 Studio includes numerous renowned films by internationally acclaimed directors, such as Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Zanussi and many others.

Pavel Stverak will present this tour.

This tour is limited to 20 people.

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.

 
 

Sunday, May 10, 08:30 — 11:30 (Off-Site 1)

TT5 - World Hearing Center

Abstract:
The World Hearing Center is a modern specialized hospital providing medical care at the highest quality level in the fields of otolaryngology, audiology, phoniatrics, rehabilitation, and biomedical engineering. The Center is one of the leading medical institutions in hearing disorders treatment, conducting one of the largest hearing implant programs in the world, performing about 18,000 surgical procedures yearly. It is also a research, education and conference center with a large scope of scientific activity.

The tour of WHC will be focused at three units of the Center. At the Teleaudiology Department the visitors will be acquainted with a unique National Network of Teleaudiology introduced in 2009 with the aim of providing a wide range of medical and educational services with the use of telecommunication. At the Cochlear Implant and Auditory Perception Department a Sound Localization Test and a test of evoked cochlear potentials will be presented. At the Bioimaging Research Center, equipped with a 3T MRI scanner with compatible headphones, the visitors will be acquainted with studies of sound perception and neural processing responsible for certain cognitive processes

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.

 
 


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