The Audio Underground Roadshow, a traveling high-end audio showcase, will stop at SAE in New York City’s Herald Square on Saturday, February 25.
Hosted by high-end audio distributor, TransAudio Group, the Audio Underground Roadshow will let visitors see outboard processing and monitoring in a studio environment via DAW-based, real-world demonstrations of equipment from A-Designs, ATC, Bock, Chameleon Labs, Cranesong, Daking, Drawmer and Tube-Tech.
In a day-long program themed “Analog Audio in a Digital World,” the Audio Underground Roadshow will include a schedule of “main stage” demonstration sessions, as well as ongoing side-show demos.
In the first leg of the program, Producer/Engineer Mark Hornsby will engineer a tracking session, demonstrating microphones and mic pres. From 3-4PM, Brooklyn-based producer/engineer Allen Farmelo (The Cinematic Orchestra, Talk Normal) will give a talk on “Analog Commitment in the Age of Undo,“ in which he discusses not only the sonic and financial benefits of using analog equipment, but the psychological benefits of creative commitment during record production that an analog approach can help to foster.” In the afternoon session, Hornsby will talk processing and demonstrate using select outboard and monitoring options in the digital domain.
Additionally, for a closer look/listen/discussion, the featured inventors and their gear will be on hand throughout the day in the other studios at SAE. This includes:
– A-Designs Jon Erickson, demoing the EM EQ2 EQ and Nail Compressor
– Bock Audio‘s David Bock demoing the 195, 241 and 507 high-end microphones
– Chameleon Labs‘ Jesse Anderson demoing the new 500-series preamp
– Geoff Daking demoing the new Daking Audio 500-series mic pre and compressor.
The demos and sessions will end by 6:30PM and an Alto Music-sponsored after-party will begin.
The Audio Underground will be a great chance to mix and mingle with colleagues and new friends, talk tech with gear designers and engineers, and meet the inventors behind some of the analog hardware you’ll be hearing in action.
This event is free, but visitors must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org; an RSVP will automatically enter visitors to win a Bock 195 microphone. A drawing of registered attendees will happen at 6:30pm. (Must be present to win.)
Audio Underground Roadshow