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

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 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
Marcos Sueiro at

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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