BOSTON AUDIO SOCIETY
Meeting notice for November, 2017
Date: Sunday November 5, 2017
Place: Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts
Avenue, Boston Massachusetts
McCreath, WGBH / WCRB producer for BSO broadcasts
Oliart, WGBH / WCRB audio engineer for BSO broadcasts
Squire and Joel Watts, audio engineers for the Boston
Topic: We have a great opportunity
to visit Symphony Hall and see its audio broadcast and
recording facilities. The Boston Symphony Orchestra
will be on tour in Japan at that time, so the hall is
unusually available to us. We will have as hosts the
members of the team that is responsible for the BSO's
radio broadcasts and archival recordings.
The main mixing and monitoring studio
in the basement of Symphony Hall can accommodate perhaps
10 or so guests at a time to look at the setup and listen
to music playback over the fine B&W-based system.
We will also use the Chorus Room to meet as a group
and hear from our BSO and WGBH hosts, and small groups
can be taken to see and hear the studio. We can also
bring groups of guests up to the stage of Symphony Hall
to see the space, how microphones are hung and placed,
and how signals are transmitted to the basement studio.
All BSO programs are recorded on
computer in multi-channel form, and archived on hard
drives. These recordings may be used for commercial
release on the BSO Classics label. When Deutsche Grammophon
or another record label is capturing concerts for planned
release, they work in parallel with the WGBH/WCRB broadcast
Because of Symphony Hall security
requirements, we should provide the hall's security
team with a list of attendees in advance, so they can
be checked in at the stage door. If you're not certain
you can come, send your name in anyway and say that
you're unsure. This will also enable us to get a rough
idea of the number of people who'll be there, so we
can plan activities accordingly.
We should be able to accommodate
any reasonable number of people; logistics can be adjusted
as needed. Please check in at the stage door (the St.
Stephen Street end of Symphony Hall) and proceed to
the Chorus Room (signs will be posted along the route).
***Note: You must pre-register
for this event. Reply HERE
to do so.****