AES New York 2015
Technical Tour Details

Thursday, October 29, 2:00 pm — 5:00 pm (Off-Site 1)

TT1 - Brooklyn Phono

Abstract:
Thomas Bernich’s Brooklynphono recycles vinyl and preserves a fading piece of history. In fact, Mr. Bernich’s workplace in Sunset Park is one of the few of its kind in the United States. When it first opened in 2003, Brooklynphono was making about 2,000 records a month. Now, Brooklynphono has five pressing machines, making more than 10,000 records a month.

Part of the tour's cost includes bus transportation to and from this location. You must purchase a ticket at the Tech Tours desk at the Javits. Anyone that shows 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.

 
 

Thursday, October 29, 2:15 pm — 3:45 pm (Off-Site 2)

TT2 - DeMenna Center w St. Lukes

Abstract:
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music was created in response to the great need for space dedicated to classical music rehearsal, recording, and learning in New York City. This state-of-the art facility, located in the same building as the Baryshnikov Arts Center, is also home to The Orchestra of St. Luke's. The DiMenna Center features acoustically-optimized, affordable rehearsal, recording, and special event space. Each room is outfitted with multiple analog and digital connections to allow multi-track recording from the control room and outfitted with fiber optics to enable audio/visual and film recording. The tour will feature a demonstration of E-coustic Systems Electronic Architecture installed in Cary Hall.

Location: DeMenna St. Lukes
450 W 37th St, New York, NY
It is only one long block from the Javits entrance.

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.

 
 

Thursday, October 29, 6:00 pm — 10:00 pm (Off-Site 2)

TT3 - Gravesend Halloween

Abstract:
Gravesend Inn is a Theatreworks' high-tech haunted hotel event.
Produced by Theatreworks, City Tech's resident theatrical troupe with design, construction, and operating support provided by students and faculty of the College's nationally unique Entertainment Technology Department. It's all run by the audience through a network of sensors through a managed, VLAN'd Ethernet network. All the audio playback comes from Qlab, and we use Dante to distribute it. This theme-park-quality Halloween attraction has been thrilling children and adults alike since 1999.

Part of the tour's cost includes bus transportation to and from this location. You must purchase a ticket at the Tech Tours desk at the Javits. Anyone that shows up without a ticket will be turned away.

Limited to 40 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.

 
 

Friday, October 30, 10:30 am — 1:00 pm (Off-Site 3)

TT4 - Sear Sound

Abstract:
Walter Sear was a true audiophile, and he built the entire studio around this way of thinking. The studio boasts a collection of almost 300 microphones. Through the decades, the uncompromising work ethic of Sear and his staff and the quality of Sear Sound's recordings have attracted a host of clients in all genres, some of whom have used the studio for more than 30 years. These artists are a "Who's Who" of the recording industry. In a time of faster, smaller, cheaper, poorer quality, SEAR SOUND strives to maintain integrity and good workmanship. A true industry classic facility here in New York City. Steve Durr (co-designer) will be on hand to answer questions.

Location: Sear Sound Studio
353 W 48th St., New York, NY
Bus transportation is not provided. We'd suggest taking the C Train to 50th St.

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, October 30, 12:00 pm — 4:00 pm (Off-Site 2)

TT6 - Steinway Piano

Abstract:
The Steinway Factory Tour is a visit to a working factory. Steinway & Sons was founded in 1853 by German immigrant Henry Engelhard Steinway. They built their pianos one at a time, applying skills that were handed down from master to apprentice, generation after generation.
During the factory tour, you’ll witness the entire process of creating a piano, starting with the raw wood, to the various veneers, to the final tuning, and end with viewing a display of multiple Steinway pianos in an acoustically sensitive setting.

Part of the tour's cost includes bus transportation to and from this location. You must purchase a ticket at the Tech Tours desk at the Javits. Anyone that shows up without a ticket will be turned away.

Limited to 25 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.

 
 

Friday, October 30, 1:15 pm — 4:45 pm (Off-Site 3)

TT5 - WNYC Radio and WQXR

Abstract:
WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 are New York's flagship public radio stations, broadcasting the finest programs from NPR, American Public Media, Public Radio International, and the BBC World Service, as well as a wide range of award-winning local programming. The station now occupies two and a half floors of a 12-story former printing building. WNYC reaches more than one million listeners each week and has the largest public radio audience in the United States.

Location: WNYC Radio
160 Varick St., New York, NY
Bus transportation is not provided. We'd suggest taking the 7 Train to the 1 Train to Houston.

Limited to 25 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.

 
 

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

TT7 - Rogers and Hammerstein Archives

Abstract:
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.

 
 

Saturday, October 31, 3:45 pm — 6:45 pm (Off-Site 2)

TT8 - Avery Fisher Hall [now David Geffen Hall]

Abstract:
Avery Fisher Hall is a concert hall in New York City's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The 2,738 seat auditorium opened in 1962 and is the home of the New York Philharmonic. Its recording facilities, run by Larry Rock, have Avery Fisher Hall being used for many events, both musical and non-musical. As part of its Great Performers series, Lincoln Center presents visiting orchestras in Avery Fisher Hall. The PBS series "Live from Lincoln Center" also features performances from the Hall.

Location: Avery Fischer Hal
10 Lincoln Center Plaza, 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.

 
 

Saturday, October 31, 4:00 pm — 8:00 pm (Off-Site 4)

TT9 - Thomas Edison Museum

Abstract:
Thomas Edison National Historical Park preserves Thomas Edison's laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey. For more than 40 years, the laboratory had a major impact on the lives of people worldwide. Out of the West Orange laboratories came the motion picture camera, improved phonographs, sound recordings, silent and sound movies, and the nickel-iron alkaline electric storage battery. This visit will include both a tour of the facility and a recording demonstration.

Part of the tour's cost includes bus transportation to and from this location. You must purchase a ticket at the Tech Tours desk at the Javits. Anyone that shows up without a ticket will be turned away.

Limited to 50 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, November 1, 10:15 am — 1:30 pm (Off-Site 1)

TT10 - NBC Universal

Abstract:
The tour will include a visit to Studio 6B, home of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, and move on to Studio 8G, home of Late Night with Seth Meyer. We will review the audio technology used to produce both shows.

Location: NBC Universal
30 Rockefeller Pl, New York, NY
Bus transportation is not provided. We'd suggest taking the 7 Train to Times Square and then walking up to Rockefeller Center.

Limited to 40 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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