AES Member Profile

Jeff Willens

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Audio Fields:

  • Libraries, Governments, Cultural Institutions - Archive/Restoration
  • Recording Industry - Mastering Studio
  • Recording Industry - Archiving/Restoration
  • Broadcasting - Archiving/Restoration
  • Other: Mastering

Job Duties:

  • Mastering Engineer
  • Consultant
  • Editor
  • Engineer
  • Other: Audio Preservation


Extensive experience with old, obsolete audio formats (cylinders, wires, discs, etc.) — transferring, digitizing, and digital restoration. Piloted research project commissioned by Library of Congress on 78 RPM disc transfer methods.

Mastering Engineer with nearly 500 credits on major label albums: complete Traffic catalog remasters, complete Nina Simone on Philips remasters, "This is Spinal Tap" remaster, and many other rock, vintage jazz, pop & Motown CD releases.

Significant professional experience in theater sound design; audiobook and voice-over recording, editing and mastering (many languages); and live sound.

Education Background

New York University - Steinhardt School of Education, Bachelor of Music, Music Technology.

Rutgers School of Continuing Education - Forensic Computer Examiner Certificate

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