AES New York 2015
Technical Tour TT7

Saturday, October 31, 10:30 am — 1:00 pm (Off-Site 1)

TT7 - Rogers and Hammerstein Archives

The Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound of The New York Public Library is one of the richest resources of recorded sound in the world. The Archives contains approximately 700,000 recordings and more than 100,000 printed items. A vital research facility for performers, musicians, scholars, critics, and the recording industry, the collection also plays a leadership role in developing technology that allows for the transfer of sound from obsolete to accessible formats.

Virtually every format developed to record sound—wax cylinders, acetate and aluminum discs, magnetic wire recordings, 78rpm recordings, audiocassettes, compact discs, digital audiotape—can be found in the Archives. In the Archives sound studios, staff engineers have pioneered methods of sound preservation and transfer, helping to set standards for the field.

This AES tour will have the opportunity to handle rare and obsolete formats, a tour of the archival holdings, and an brief overview of the audio preservation program at New York Public Library.

Location: Rodger & Hammerstein NYPL
Dorothy & Lewis B Cullman Center
40 Lincoln Center Pl, 3rd flr, New York, NY
Bus transportation is not provided. We'd suggest taking the 7 Train to the 1 Train to 66th St.

Limited to 30 people. A ticket is required - anyone showing up without a ticket will be turned away.

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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