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AES Convention Tech Tours Reflect SF's Unique Pro Audio ProfileFrom ILM To Fantasy, The Plant, Dolby, Meyer Sound & Talking House (September 30, 2006)
For Immediate Release Sept. 30, 2006
Contact: Howard Sherman; [email protected]
121ST AES CONVENTION TECH TOURS REFLECT SFS UNIQUE
PRO AUDIO PROFILE
From ILM to Fantasy, The Plant, Dolby Labs, Meyer Sound & Altera Corp.
SAN FRANCISCO: Capitalizing on the multi-faceted nature of San Franciscos pro audio community, Jim McTigue, AES 121st Technical Tours Chair and Euphonix Director of Electronic and Systems Engineering, has developed a schedule designed to appeal to every quarter of the AES membership.
?Jim McTigues insights into the interests of our members coupled with his deep knowledge of our local industry made him an excellent choice for this key position, said Committee Chair John Strawn. ?Hes managed to open up some extremely interesting doors, and tour participants are guaranteed to come away with memorable and worthwhile experiences.
AES 121st CONVENTION TECHNICAL TOURS INCLUDE:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5
ALTERA CORPORATION: Tour the
DOLBY LABORATORIES: Recognized for over 40 years of audio innovation and leadership, Dolby will showcase its latest audio and video technologies for high-definition packaged disc media and digital cinema. Demonstrations in a world class Dolby listening room will include an introduction of Dolby TrueHD, the latest advance in lossless audio technology providing up to 7.1 discrete channels for todays optical media i.e. HD DVD and Blu-ray formats. Dolbys revolutionary Digital Cinema will be demonstrated in Dolbys state-of-the-art screening room.
MEYER SOUND LABORATORIES: A rare opportunity to tour this premier manufacturers
FANTASY STUDIOS: One of the Bay Areas largest and most highly-regarded recording and post-production facilities, Fantasy has been a
FRIDAY OCTOBER 6
CURRENT TV: Featuring programming supplied (in part) by its own audience, this award-winning TV network personifies the elements that have made the Internet the medium of choice for young adults - customizable content and viewer participation.
LOUISE M. DAVIS SYMPHONY HALL: Home of the San Francisco Symphony, this extraordinary concert hall was built in the War Memorial and Performing Arts Center in 1980 to provide a permanent home for the San Francisco Symphony a permanent home. The tour will demonstrate and discuss the technical aspects of the halls acoustical design.
PAUL STUBBLEBINE MASTERING & DVD STUDIOS: World-renowned for projects that stretch from The Grateful Dead and Santana to Aidan Hawklee and Tori Fixx, this legendary studio was recently renovated to meet todays multi-format surround mastering needs
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7
INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC: A rare opportunity to tour George Lucass storied Industrial Light & Magic complex at its new home on the Letterman Digital Arts campus on the Presidio. ILM has won 14 Academy Awards for visual effects for such classic films as Star Wars,
PYRAMIND THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED DIGITAL AUDIO TRAINING: A cutting-edge media and music production facility and a school offering Certified, hands-on Digidesign and Apple training. It is also the home of Outpost Studios, SFs largest Dolby certified surround mix room, including Foly pits and ADR services.
THE PLANT STUDIOS: A music industry legend since opening in
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8
CENTER FOR COMPUTER RESEARCH IN MUSIC AND ACOUSTICS: Over the past 30 years, Stanfords CCRMA has played a key role in the development of FM synthesis, physical modeling and computer music composition. This rich history is underscored by a recent move into a fully-restored facility which includes a recording studio, three project studios, a performance space, teaching facilities, a cutting edge listening room and 40 networked Linux stations.
TALKING HOUSE PRODUCTIONS: San Francisco's newest major studio complex was designed by architect/acoustician John Storyk, (WSDG )to provide the company's in-house producers, composers, artists, film and commercial partners with one of the world's finest recording environments.
NOTE: Technical Tours are made available on a first come, first served basis. Tickets can be purchased during normal registration hours at the Convention Center.
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