Tech Tours Announced for 135th AES Convention

September 23, 2013

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New York, NY - Sep 20, 2013 - The 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention, which will be held Oct. 17 - 20, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, will include a four-day set of technical tours, itineraries that will take visitors into a wide range of interesting and significant facilities. The tour program was developed by recording and mix engineer David Merrill.

Tickets for the tours will be available onsite at the Javits Center at the convention's Tech Tours desk. Tour space is limited. The tour slate follows.

■ Thursday Oct. 17
Definition 6, a leading audio and video post-production facility

■ Friday Oct. 18
Four tours are planned.
1. Kaufman Astoria Studios (KAS), followed by a trip to the Museum of the Moving Image
2. A look inside WNYC Radio's station operation and its sound stages
3. Battery Studios, a restoration specialist
4. Tony Award-winning Broadway show The Book of Mormon.

■ Saturday Oct. 19
Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, home of the New York Philharmonic. Tour the hall, the stage and the audio recording facilities.

■ Sunday Oct. 20
NBC-TV studios of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

David Merrill says he wanted to create a completely authentic New York pro audio experience, one that included iconic examples of music studios and broadcast facilities, post-production and live performances. "New York has so many great recording studios but I wanted to make this technical tour a more comprehensive experience, but still one that you can associate with New York City and nowhere else," he explains. Even his research into the facilities on his itineraries was locally sourced. Merrill recalls that it was Avatar Studios manager Tino Passante who helped him make the connection to Lawrence Manchester, the music mixer on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. "And you can't get more New York than Broadway and Lincoln Center, so I'm really looking forward to people enjoying these tours. They're going to have a real New York experience."

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