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Fits & Starts Begins Fourth Season of Surround Sound Road Tours

Fits & Starts Productions announced its fourth season of audio education seminar and workshop tours. The company has scheduled a new season of road tours

Fits & Starts Productions announced its fourth season of audioeducation seminar and workshop tours. The company has scheduled a newseason of road tours that will feature audio engineer and surround guruMike Sokol.

This tour season will provide a new look at 5.1 sound with itsfeature on “5.1 Advanced Techniques.” Students and professionals willbe treated to hands-on techniques including speaker positioning, laseralignment, bass-management crossover points, level calibration andreal-time 5.1 microphone techniques.

The tours will visit recording schools and music colleges, as wellas AES and Recording Academy chapters coast to coast. Scheduled are sixregional tours in the northeast, Midwest, Texas-Southwest, southeast,West Coast and Mountain states. Each tour visits six separate sites.Tours start September 16, 2002, and continue every four to six weeksuntil May 2003. Admittance is free to participating attendees.

Please call the sites directly for directions. If you have anyquestions, contact Fits & Starts at 732/741-1275.


  • September 16, 2002, Pittsburgh at Carnegie Mellon University/AESchapter, 7 p.m.
  • September 17, 2002, New York City at Institute of Audio Research/AESchapter, 7 p.m.
  • September 18, 2002, Hartford, Conn., at Hartt School ofMusic/University of Hartford, 6 p.m.
  • September 20, 2002, Boston at Berklee School of Music, 2 p.m.
  • September 24, 2002, Winchester, Va., at Shenandoah University, 7p.m.
  • September 26, 2002, Phoenix (Baltimore), Md., at SheffieldRecording, 7 p.m.

Road Tour sponsors include Digital Theater Systems (DTS),Tannoy-TGI, Lake Technology, Radikal Technologies and ShureIncorporated.