Paul Stubblebine Mastering & DVD and Coast Recorders in San Francisco will host a tour of their facilities for the 121st AES Technical Tours program. The PSM tour is scheduled for Friday, October 6 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Technical Tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are recommended, as there is limited space on each tour. Tickets can be purchased during normal registration hours at the Moscone Convention Center.
The AES Technical Tour at PSM will allow attendees to view its two stereo and surround mastering rooms, and listen to material. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet and talk with mastering engineers Paul Stubblebine and Michael Romanowski about mastering, equipment choices, acoustics design and formats. Renowned studio acoustician Bob Hodas will be on hand to discuss listening room acoustics and the solutions he devised for the particular challenges of the two mastering rooms.
Coast Recorders, located in the same building, will show off its Neve-equipped control room and "vintage" live room designed by famed engineer and inventor Bill Putnam during the rock music explosion of the ’60s.
PSM will also host product manufacturers for private demos and listening sessions, including Sennheiser, Neumann, Klein + Hummel, Meyer Sound and Grimm Audio. AES attendees will be able to make private appointments to listen to equipment in a real studio environment with real project material. Hours vary but are flexible, such as in the evening after the trade show. Contact the manufacturer on the AES trade show floor for more information.
On Monday October 9, Mike Spitz of ATR Services will hold a special alignment seminar at the PSM studios from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; cost is $150 per person. Contact ATR Services at 717/852-7700 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.