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Perceptual Effects of Dynamic Range Compression in Popular Music Recordings - January 2014
Accurate Calculation of Radiation and Diffraction from Loudspeaker Enclosures at Low Frequency - June 2013
New Measurement Techniques for Portable Listening Devices: Technical Report - October 2013
AES Member Profile
- Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
- Recording Industry - Post Production
- Broadcasting - On-location
- Live Sound - Concert Sound
- Product Design & Manufacturing - Research & Development
- Educational Institutions - Educator
- Other: Sound design for opera and theatrical performances
- Recording Engineer
- Acoustic Consultant
- Sound Designer
- Systems Designer
With "The Music Always Comes First!" as his lifelong motto, Ron Streicher began his career in music as a pianist, percussionist, and choral conductor. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from UCLA, and a Master of Arts from Loyola University. His interest in audio production was kindled while a volunteer for the music department of a public radio station in Los Angeles. That avocation subsequently evolved into a career that now spans more than five decades as an independent audio consultant and recording engineer specializing in live performances.
Ron's career as an audio engineer has afforded him the opportunity to work with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestras, the touring companies of the New York City Opera and Metropolitan Opera, numerous instrumental and vocal artists, and commercial broadcast and record companies. His various recording projects have taken him throughout the United States and as far afield as Karachi, Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia, and Shanghai.
During his eighteen summers with the Aspen Music Festival and School, nine of which he was the co-director of the Edgar Stanton Audio Recording Institute, he served as the recording engineer and sound designer for more than fifty opera productions. His love of opera has led him to a second "career" as a volunteer lecturer for the Community Education Program of the Los Angeles Opera.
His book, "The New Stereo Soundbook" (initially co-authored with F. Alton Everest) is now in its third edition and has gained worldwide recognition as a standard "go to" reference on the subject of stereophonic perception, recording, and reproduction techniques.
Ron began his service to the Society in 1976 as Secretary of the Los Angeles Section, a position he held for eight terms before being elected as Chair of the Section. Subsequently has served more than two decades on the Society's Board of Governors including: one term as Vice-president Western Region US & Canada; AES Secretary from 1991 through 2002; President in 2003/4; several terms as a Governor; and he was re-elected as Secretary in 2012.
He continues to be actively involved with the Society's educational activities and has given numerous presentations at AES meetings and conferences throughout the world.
In recognition of his long-term service to the Society, Ron was awarded the AES Bronze Medal in 1995 and the Distinguished Service Medal in 2010.
He is a Fellow and Life Member of the Audio Engineering Society.
In 1991, Ronald Streicher was presented with the AES Board of Governors Award was presented with the AES Board of Governors Award for his chairmanship of the AES 89th Convention Los Angeles in 1990.
In 1995, Ronald Streicher was presented with the AES Bronze Medal Award for long-standing dedication to the goals of the AES and for continued work on its behalf.
In 1996, Ronald Streicher was presented with the AES Fellowship Award for work in stereo recording and microphone techniques, and in audio education.
In 2002, Ronald Streicher was presented with the AES Board of Governors Award was presented with the AES Board of Governors Award in recognition of co-chairing the AES 109th Convention in Los Angeles, September 2000.
In 2010, Ron Streicher was presented with the AES Distinguished Service Medal Award in recognition of more than three decades of dedication, leadership, and service to the AES.
Bachelor of Arts Degree, specialization in Music Composition and Theory, from UCLA 1968
Master of Arts Degree, specialization in Communications Arts, from Loyola University, Los Angeles, in 1974
Self-employed dba Pacific Audio-Visual Enterprises since 1963.
Why Am I An AES Member?
Given my lifelong love of music and dedication to its allied recorded arts, how could I not be an AES member and supporter?
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