AES Budapest Sets Tech Tours

Technical tours of iconic examples of Budapest’s heritage of audio performance and production achievements will highlight the 132nd AES Convention.
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Palace of Arts, Béla Bartók Concert Hall
Budapest (April 20, 2012)—Technical tours of iconic examples of Budapest’s heritage of audio performance and production achievements will highlight the 132nd AES Convention.

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Scheduled for April 26-29 at the Novotel Budapest Congress & World Trade Center, the event will feature a profusion of Papers, Workshops, Tutorials and Special Events designed to provide attendees with educational and networking opportunities.

Among the Technical tours are:

Hungarian Parliament
Seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, and one of Europe's oldest legislative buildings, the Hungarian Parliament is set on the bank of the Danube. In addition to a private viewing of this ‘Temple of the Nation,’ the tour will also focus on the building’s sound and voting system, and in-house HDTV complex. Preliminary registration is required (limit 10 persons).

Palace of Arts, Béla Bartók Concert Hall
Designed by architect Gábor Zoboki, Hungary's National Concert Hall invokes the feel of a Gothic cathedral. Located at the heart of the new Palace of Arts, its acoustic qualities were created by Russell Johnson, a legendary acoustician with over fifty years of field research and participation in the construction of several major opera houses and concert halls. The Hall is particularly noteworthy for a rare isolation technique, which inhibits vibration and noise leakage. It is also distinguished by its unique variable acoustic reverberation chambers. This Technical Tour will be introduced by the architect. Limit: 25 persons

Palace of Arts, Béla Bartók Concert Hall – Studios

In addition to its primary role as a performance venue, The National Concert Hall serves as a live room for the building’s in-house recording studio. This tour will cover the audio, video production/post-production suites, mastering studio, spacious in-house live room, and duplex communications link between the recording and broadcast studios. The studio was designed to facilitate the production of TV and video recordings, as well as high-quality dubbing and voiceover work. Both live halls are linked to the studio via a sophisticated Studer system. Programs mixed on-site can be transmitted to radio and TV stations via a mobile broadcast truck or over dedicated ISDN lines. Limit: 20 persons

Times, locations and details of these and other AES Convention Technical Tours are posted on the Preliminary Calendar of Events: http://www.aes.org/events/132/calendar/calendar.cfm

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