143rd AES CONVENTION Technical Tour Details

AES New York 2017
Technical Tour Details

Wednesday, October 18, 10:00 am — 12:30 pm (Off-Site 1)

TT01 - Rubin Museum

The Rubin Museum of Art is dedicated to the preservation and display of the culture of the Himalayas. Currently on exhibit throughout the building is "The World is Sound", which juxtaposes new site-specific sound installations with historical objects of Tibetan Buddhist art. The centerpiece of the exhibit is "Le Corps Sonore" (Sound Body), an immersive piece composed for the museum’s spiral staircase. Ambient drone sounds inspired by Buddhist philosophy are tuned to the building, and will ascend and descend as visitors move about the staircase. Our tour begins before the museum opens to the public, and will be led by some of the technicians and sound artists responsible for the exhibit.

This tour is made possible in part through the generosity of Harman, Inc.

Space limited to 50 people
Participants need to be ticketed and travel with the tour group to attend a technical 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.

 
 

Wednesday, October 18, 2:00 pm — 4:30 pm (Off-Site 1)

TT02 - Power Station at Berklee NYC

Originally a Con Edison power relay station, Power Station Studios was designed and built by Tony Bongiovi in the late 1970s and became Avatar Studios in 1996. For forty years the facility has provided a home for countless recording sessions and been a center of the New York City music industry. And it’s now been acquired by Berklee College of Music and re-christened Power Station at BerkleeNYC. While Berklee is dedicated to preserving the legacy of one of the world’s foremost audio facilities, significant equipment upgrades and building renovations are planned. Take advantage of a rare opportunity to visit during this fascinating transitional period.

Space limited
Participants need to be ticketed and travel with the tour group to attend a technical 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.

 
 

Thursday, October 19, 9:00 am — 2:00 pm (Off-Site 1)

TT03 - Princeton University

Edgar Choueiri is the director of Princeton’s 3D Audio and Applied Acoustics (3D3A) Lab, where his decades-long passion for perfecting the realism of music reproduction has led him to design advanced digital filters that allow 3D audio to be extracted from stereo sound played through two loudspeakers. In their custom-built anechoic chamber the 3D3A Lab conducts research and product development in loudspeaker directivity, individualization of 3D sound, binaural reproduction of recorded 3D sound fields, and 3D audio for TV. Listening examples will be played, questions will be answered, and maybe, if time permits, there will be a visit to Professor Choueiri's other laboratory, where he develop plasma rocket propulsion systems.

Space limited to 15 people
Participants need to be ticketed and travel with the tour group to attend a technical 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.

 
 

Friday, October 20, 10:00 am — 1:00 pm (Off-Site 1)

TT04 - NYU AR/VR Lab. Washington Square Campus

The Music Technology program at NYU Steinhardt will host a tour of its facilities. Visitors will experience music produced specifically for 3D listening environments, binaural research and demonstrations. Listening sessions in the 12.2 James L. Dolan Music Recording Studio will include recordings made by the faculty and students of the NYU Music Technology program. Demonstrations will include sound for VR and AR, binaural Ambisonics and multi-loudspeaker environments played in the 20.2 spatial audio research laboratory.

Space limited to 75 people
Participants need to be ticketed and travel with the tour group to attend a technical 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.

 
 

Friday, October 20, 6:00 pm — 8:30 pm (Off-Site 2)

TT05 - Harbor Picture Company Studios

The Harbor Picture Company is a world-class post production facility nestled in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan. It’s audio production offerings include the only Hollywood-sized theatrical mix stage in New York. The Harbor Grand Suite boasts 26’ ceilings with a 28’ screen and is configured for IMAX, 7.1, and Atmos systems. Control rooms are run on Euphonix System 5 & 6 Systems. Harbor staff will be available to showcase the facility and share their process and results for some recent projects.

Space limited
Participants need to be ticketed and travel with the tour group to attend a technical 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.

 
 

Saturday, October 21, 9:00 am — 1:00 pm (Off-Site 1)

TT06 - Ambiphonics Institute

Ambiophonics is loudspeaker-based binaural reproduction of two channel audio. Come to learn and experience audio in 2D, 3D, and VR in the latest Ambiophonic way. The demonstration will include six systems ranging from a tiny soundbar to The Domestic Concert Hall which will duplicate the Sydney Opera House via 28 electrostatic and 2 CBT panels. Examples of localization cue distortion will be played and strategies for eliminating it will be discussed. And for history buffs, 78RPM acoustic Victrolas plus a selection of audio antiques courtesy of the Audio History Library.

Lunch is provided.
2 hour tour (with transportation to the uptown Port Authority Terminal for any who want to stay longer)

Space limited to 60 people
Participants need to be ticketed and travel with the tour group to attend a technical 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.

 
 


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