127th AES Announces Technical Tour Schedule

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New York - Sep 9, 2009 - Drawing from the New York area's variety of media-rich options, 127th AES Convention Technical Tours Chairman Lou Manno has once developed a stellar series of behind-the-scenes visits. The AES Technical Tour Program Includes:

October 9
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions: At 7500 + sq. ft. this recording studio/teaching complex currently under construction near Washington Square Park will be one of the largest and most technically advanced audio teaching facilities in the U.S. The 10.2 surround complex features oversized control and live rooms, and a large iso/drum booth. Construction will be nearing completion at the time of this tour, which will afford attendees an opportunity to view architectural and acoustic design elements that will soon be hidden.

2 p.m. - 5p.m.
Thomas Edison National Historical Park: For more than 40 years, Thomas Edison's laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey produced an ongoing series of revolutionary innovations. In addition to the motion picture camera, silent and sound movies and the nickel-iron alkaline electric storage battery, Edison applied his genius to vastly improving phonographs and sound recordings. His laboratory and Glenmont, his recently renovated residence, will provide an unforgettable perspective on the life and working environment of one of the world's most influential inventors.

2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
AT&T GNOC: AT&T's Global Network Operations Center (GNOC) will provide deep insights into the process of distributing voice and data communications around the world. Opened in Bedminster, NJ in 1999, the complex continues to serve as the nerve center of AT&T's telecommunications network.

October 10
9 a.m. - noon
DuArt: Founded in 1922, DuArt is one of the world's best-known film and video processing companies, recognized for pristine film processing, precisely timed dailies, color correction and hi-def film-to-tape transfers. This tour will provide insights into the highest level of film post production services.

2 p.m. - 5p.m.
Industrial Acoustics Company: This Bronx-based firm is a major player in the design and construction of acoustic walls, Varitone sound absorption panels and acoustic doors used in many recording studios, schools and universities. It also manufactures modular radio and TV studios, recording and video post-production facilities.

October 11
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sterling Sound: Since 1969 this legendary studio has mastered thousands of gold and platinum albums for artists ranging from Cold Play to Usher and Beyonce. Sterling Sound features nine studios and mastering suites, and 15 engineers including one dedicated to vinyl.

October 12
9 a.m. - noon
Audio Engine: Since its opening in 2001, the Audio Engine provides a range of creative services to the advertising, broadcast, and film industries.

2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
EUE Screen Gems Studios: In 2005, after three decades of five-day-a-week production on daytime classics Guiding Light, Search For Tomorrow and Edge of Night, this vast 125,000 sq. ft. midtown-Manhattan complex completely retooled its six stages and support areas into a fully integrated digital workplace. It now houses production, post-production services and offices to Rachael Ray, The Onion News Network, Warner Brothers TV, PBS, Food Network, Oxygen, History Channel, Fox News and Universal Music Group.

Tickets for Technical Tours are only available on site at the Javits Center. Anyone interested in participating should visit the Calendar of Events for dates and times. Tickets are sold at the reception desk in the main lobby well in advance of departure.

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