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ARSC Pre-Conference Workshops 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
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The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) posts the following message.


This year, ARSC is offering two pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, May 10, at the Menger Hotel.

ANALOG TAPE PLAYBACK (Sponsor: ARSC Technical Committee)

This workshop is designed to familiarize attendees with best practices regarding audiotape handling, identification, and playback. After an historical overview of the medium, experienced engineers will guide you through the processes of inspecting and playing back reel-to-reel and cassette audiotape for reformatting or monitoring purposes. You will then get to handle and play back several tapes, and learn about their preservation issues. Scheduled presenters are Seth Winner, George Blood, Dennis Rooney, Brad McCoy, and Marcos Sueiro. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, and is limited to 20 attendees. Pre-registration is required.

DIGITAL AUDIO RESTORATION (Sponsor: ARSC Education & Training Committee)

This workshop will focus on the basics of audio restoration and repair using Izotope RX. The workshop will be divided into two parts. The first hour will cover basic theory, concepts, and tools used for audio restoration. The remaining 90 minutes will focus on practical application of audio restoration and repair. While this workshop uses Izotope RX, the information and techniques presented will be applicable to any software-based restoration and repair tool. The presenter is Konrad Strauss. This workshop will be held from 2 p.m.to 5 p.m., and is limited to 50 attendees. On-site registration is allowed, space permitting.

Separate registration fees apply for the workshops. Please register by April 17 to receive the early registration discount.

For more information:


To register for the workshops:


Questions should be directed to:

Curtis Peoples at curtis.peoples@ttu.edu

Marcos Sueiro at msueiro@nypublicradio.org

The 2017 ARSC Conference, May 10-13 in San Antonio, Texas, offers a number of learning opportunities. Please see the preliminary program details at:


The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings -- in all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. ARSC is unique in bringing together private individuals and institutional professionals -- everyone with a serious interest in recorded sound.

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