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AES Unveils Audio Builders Convention Track

“Yes, you can build and repair your own audio gear!”

New York, NY (September 12, 2019)—The Audio Builders Workshop Track at the 147th AES Convention in New York is set to offer attendees an expanded array of opportunities to learn about hardware construction and modification, and even to try their hand at DIY projects.

Session topics will include reviving esoteric gear, powering up custom builds, scaling DIY ideas into a business and teaching DIY skills in the classroom. Additional hands-on demonstrations with kit makers and expert builders will take place all day during the convention’s exhibition days (October 16–18). DIY activities will conclude with a hands-on build clinic on Saturday, October 19, in the Javits Center South Concourse, open to all registered attendees.

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Audio Builders Workshop Track co-chair Owen Curtin offers, “For this year’s Audio Builders Workshop sessions, we will be hands-on with soldering and other crucial skills, and once again, Mouser Electronics has made a generous donation that lets us bring tools and parts to teach attendees more about electronics and DIY pro audio.”

Technical Program sessions, open to those with All Access registration, span all four days of the convention, beginning with “Classroom DIY Projects” and “Custom Consoles/Power and Grounding” on Wednesday. The presentations “Project to Product” and “Reviving Classic and Esoteric Tech” will follow on Thursday and Friday, respectively. Saturday will bring together attendees together for the “DIY Build Clinic: Starting Your Next Build Today with Audio Builders Workshop,” a three-hour session open to attendees of all experience levels, from which participants will leave with a working audio tool.

Noted presenters at previous DIY events are signed on for AES New York. “You’ll want to stop by because I’ll be giving soldering lessons,” shares AES Fellow and president of Digital Domain Mastering, Bob Katz. Founder of DIY.RE, Peterson Goodwin, who will be part of the Saturday DIY Build Clinic, promises that the workshops will “show people first-hand that, yes, you can build and repair your own audio gear!”

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Advance Registration prices and options are still available for the AES New York 2019 Pro Audio Convention, with AES Members and students saving significantly on All Access badges. Free Exhibits-Plus registration is also available when using code “AES19NOW” at checkout.

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