Budapest (April 10, 2012)—A destination for listening, learning and connecting, the 132nd AES Convention, will feature a variety of Tutorials. Scheduled for April 26-29 at the Novotel Budapest Congress & World Trade Center, the gathering will draw attendees from around the world.
Tutorial Event highlights include:
The Making of The Beach Boys Smile Sessions:
Arguably the greatest “lost” album of all time, The Beach Boys’ Smile sessions were finally released last November, in a variety of CD, vinyl and other digital configurations. Producer/Educator Barry Marshall will conduct a rare interview with Project co-producer Mark Linett about the legendary 1966-67 sessions. Their discussion will include the producer role Brian Wilson played in the project, as well a look at the technical and logistical challenges of mixing and mastering this landmark production from 45-year-old tapes at different configurations, speeds and sizes.
Noise on the Brain—Hearing Damage on the Other Side:
Presenter: Poppy Crum
Did you know that drinking a glass of orange juice every day may actually protect your hearing? Most discussions of hearing damage focus on what happens to the cochlea and inner ear. While this understanding is crucial to predicting and avoiding trauma that can lead to hearing loss, this session will explore the latest research regarding the effects of acoustic and chemical trauma. It will also consider recent research in chemically preserving hearing and combating these conditions.
How Does It Sound Now? The Evolution of Audio:
Presenter: Gary Gottlieb
One day, Chet Atkins was playing guitar when a woman approached him. She said, “That guitar sounds beautiful.” Chet immediately quit playing and asked, “How does it sound now?” The quality of sound in Chet’s case clearly rested with the player, not the instrument. The technical and aesthetic quality of recorded music lies with engineers and producers, not solely on their equipment. This Tutorial will address the differences and similarities between their standards for excellence.
Visit http://www.aes.org/events/132/calendar/calendar.cfm for a complete list of event titles, abstracts and presentation times.