Job Title: Principal Consultant
Company: Olson Sound Design
Status: Life Fellow
AES Position: Chair Standards
AES Committees: Executive Committee, BoD, Board of Governors, Committee Chairs, Awards, Education, Laws & Resolutions, Standards, Convention: 144th
Technical Committee: Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement
Standards Committees: AESSC-Amplifiers (Amplifiers), SC-00 (Stabilized Documents), SC-02 (Digital Audio), SC-02-01 (Digital Audio Measurement Techniques), SC-02-02 (Digital Input/Output Interfacing), SC-02-08-E (X212 HRTF file format), SC-02-12 (Audio Applications of Networks), SC-02-12-L (Open Control Architecture), SC-02-12-M (AES67 development), SC-02-12-N (Media network directories), SC-02-12-P (Broadcast and Online Delivery), SC-02-12-R (Streaming audio metadata over IP), SC-03 (Preservation and Restoration of Audio Recording), SC-03-06 (Digital Library and Archive Systems), SC-03-07 (Audio Metadata), SC-03-12 (Forensic Audio), SC-04 (Acoustics), SC-04-03 (Loudspeaker Modeling and Measurement), SC-04-03-A (Project AES-X250), SC-04-04 (Microphone Measurement and Characterization), SC-04-08 (Sound systems in rooms), SC-04-08-A (Loudness), SC-04-09 (Assessment of Acoustic Annoyance), SC-05 (Interconnections), SC-05-02 (Audio Connectors), SC-05-05 (Grounding and EMC Practices), Steering (Steering)
Primary Section: Upper Midwest
Company Website: http://OlsonSound.com
Other Professional Website: https://www.afmg.eu/
Personal Website: http://brbb.org
Facebook Address: http://www.facebook.com/BruceCOlson
LinkedIn Address: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bruce-c-olson-fasa-faes-a311992b/
Bruce C. Olson is the founding member of Olson Sound Design, a consulting firm started in 1991 specializing in acoustical and technical systems design for Performing Arts Centers, Recording Studios, and Houses of Worship. Prior to this, he worked for 13 years in audio and acoustical systems design, installation, testing, and project management for AVC Systems, a systems contractor in Minneapolis, MN.
As the Chair of the Audio Engineering Society Standards Committee (AESSC), and having served as the Chair of the AES Working Group on Grounding and EMC Practices (SC-05-05), Vice-Chair of the AES Technical Committee for EMC (AESTC-EMC), and as a member of various AES standards groups, Bruce is actively involved in the latest technology in audio and acoustics. He has also served as Chair, Treasurer, and committee member of his local AES chapter, Governor of the AES, and President of his local ASA chapter.
Mr. Olson has been an invited speaker for sessions, workshops, classes, and seminars for the AES, The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Acoustical Society of America (ASA), InfoComm, International Commission for Acoustics (ICA), Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA), National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA), Synergetic Audio Concepts (Syn-Aud-Con), and United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT). He is a Fellow of the AES and the ASA, and a member of IEEE, SMPTE, Syn-Aud-Con and USITT. He continues as an active musician and is a member of the Ria Saxophone Quintet and The Bend in the River Big Band.
In 2018, Bruce Olson was presented with the AES Fellowship Award for outstanding contributions to AES Standards and to sound reinforcement system design and practices.
In 2017, Bruce Olson was presented with the ASA Fellowship Award for contributions to design and modeling of electro-acoustic systems for architectural spaces.
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