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AES Announces Technical Tours for 123rd Convention

AES 123rd Convention Technical Tours Chair Lou Manno (pictured) has organized a complete schedule of tours in New York City for October 5-8, 2007. “Manno had a wealth of options available for this year’s program,” states Committee Chair Jim Anderson. “His selections represent an exceptional sampling of this city’s diverse pro audio community.”

Three tours are offered for Friday, October 5: New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music; Avatar Studios, which celebrates its 30th anniversary; and Klavierhaus, one of the leading dealers of one-of-a-kind handcrafted pianos, offering limited editions of fine pianos exactingly restored through 150-year-old techniques and traditions.

On Saturday, October 6, tours will commence to Legacy Recording Studios, formerly Right Track/Sound On Sound; 4 Times Square, a broadcast communications facility designed to operate 24/7 and currently home to six television and 10 FM radio stations; and the Blue Man Group Lab at 3rd Street Studio, a rehearsal and recording space where the group also creates new instruments.

Tours on Sunday, October 7 include New York Times classical radio station WQXR, the first classical music radio station in the U.S.; Quad Recording Studios, which also celebrates its 30th anniversary; and 44-year-old facility Sear Sound Studios.

Finally, on Monday, October 8, tours will visit Brooklyn Phono, a manufacturer of vinyl, and Broadway Sound, a full-service audio post-production facility that is an extension of Broadway Video Entertainment, founded in 1979 by Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels.

For a complete list of tours, including dates and departure times, visit the preliminary calendar of events at For more details on AES Technical Tours, go to