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What's New on the AES HC Web Page

2014-07-09
Added: John Herbert Orr, by David Morton.This historical study examines part of the career of Alabama native John Herbert Orr (1911...1983). Orr is perhaps best known for his OrRadio Industries, Incorporated, of Opelika, Alabama, a company that manufactured magnetic recording tape after World War 2.

2014-06-30
Added: Finding His Voice (1929). An animated cartoon synchronized to voice and sound.

2014-06-22
Added the following:

SIGSALY -- The Origins of DSP and Compression, by Jon D. Paul

Sel-Sync and the Octopus: How Came to be the First Recorder to Minimize Successive Copying in Overdubs, by Ross Snyder.

The Les Paul Console in 1958

2014-05-30
Added the following:

The Craft of Recording Through History

Which contains the YouTube presentations:

Recording Engineer

The 35mm Album Master Fad

A Contribution to the History of Field Tape Recording, 1939-1940

And the links to:

Reeves Sound Studios NYC (1933 - 197X)

UCSB's massive Edison cylinder archive and transfer project

The in-house newsletter from Bill Putnam's empire in its heyday

The Search for Roy DuNann "Classic Tracks" articles from Mix magazine

Interview with Sigma Sound Studios founder Joe Tarsia

2014-03-08
Added Bob Morrison's STL Manual

2013-11-07
Added SMP(T)E Issues Available Online

2013-10-13
Added 135rd Convention, San Francisco, 2013-10-19, Agenda

2013-10-02
Added 135th Convention New York, NY, USA, 2013-10,  Historical Events

2013-09-23
Added AES Members, 1951   Found & scanned courtesy of Del Eilers.
Added  "Recordgraph", a 1940s sound recorder/reproducer that embosses a groove on an endless loop of uncoated 35-mm film, to "Online Museums", with the technical description and its history and applications .

2013-08-26
Added new interviews to "Talks and Papers"

2013-02-01
Updated Journal Obituaries

2012-12-25
Added Ampex Factbook 1970

2012-12-24
Added Popular Misconceptions about Magnetic Recording History and Theory—Things You May Have Missed over the Past 85 Years, by Jay McKnight
Added Calculating the Short Wavelength Response of the Magnetic Recording and Reproducing Process -- A Historical Review, by Jay McKnight

2012-12-19
Updated Historical Committee Activities at AES Conventions

2012-12-10
Added Stanford Libraries' Ampex Model 200A Magnetic Tape Recorder, Restored by Larry Miller ("All About the Ampex Model 200A"), with links to relevant references

Added the Ampex 200A references:

2012-10-24
Added AES133_HCMeetingAgenda
Added Agenda

2012-10-23
Updated Oral History Project and Interview List

2012-10-20
Added  131st Convention, New York, NY 2011-10-22

2012-08-25
Links to Museums

2012-08-01
Updated Links to  Unofficial Sites

2012-07-27
Updated Links to Organizations and  Institutions

2012-07-25
Updated Timeline

2012-07-23
Updated HC Officers and Projects

2012-08-13
Updated some "404" URLs along the way
Added "Recording History Technology", and the intro to it on the Home Page.

2011-10-13
Updated HC Officers and Projects

2011-10-10
Updated  HC Officers and Projects list and Internet Communications

2011-08-11
Added Development of Coated Tape and the Magnetophon in Germany

2011-08-01
Added 3M tape Tables in SI Units

2010-11-09
Added BOG Reports for Conventions 124, 125, 126, 127, and 129.

2010-11-08
Added AES129 HC Meeting Agenda

2010-10-15
Added McKnight, AC-Bias at Bell Telephone Labs, 1936-1939

2010-10-13
Added Leslie and Snyder "History of the Early Days of Ampex Corporation", the first publication of an original history.

2010-06-27
Added Hilliard "A Brief History of Early Motion Picture Sound Recording and Reproducing Practices"
Added Hilliard "Early History of the Evolution of the Volume Indicator"
Added Frayne  "[History of] Motion Picture Sound Recording"
Added Frayne "History of Disk Recording"
Added link to "Audio Record"

2010-02
Updated URLs on General Resources and Unofficial Web Pages...

2009-10-11
Added agenda for HC meeting at 127th Convention.
Updated Patents Project.

2009-08-11
Added Harry Hirsch to Project Leaders as Oral History Video Project Editor.

2009-01-23
Updated links for "Motion Picture Sound Engineering" ( intro and book )

2009-01-11
Added "Tape Degredation Factors and Challenges in Predcting Tape Life", a link to Richard Hess' ARSC Journal paper. Squealing tape, and what can and can't be done about it to play those tapes, including a new method.

Updated Obituaries, Index and links to

2008-11-20
Added a link to the newly-available ""Motion Picture Sound Engineering" (intro, and download 40 MB book here).

Removed the agenda for the HC meeting on 2008-10-13 (moved it to "Agendas", below).

Moved "Historical Committee Activities at AES Conventions" to almost the top of the page, and updated, revised, edited, etc these items: 
Added Tom Fine's paper "The Dawn of Commercial Digital Recording".

2008-10-01
Added Agenda for HC Meeting on 2008-10-03

2008-09-19
Added 125th Convention "Historical Events" and Historical Committee Meeting time on this page (above).

2008-08-06
Oral Interviews, including Oral Histories are available for purchase at the Historical Committee Web Store. Also see the "AES Celebrates 60th Anniversary".

2008-06-12
Added AES HC Web Store link. Updated Oral History Project.

2008-05-15
Added Meeting Agenda (including HC Report to Governors). Added entry for Library of Congress, Culpeper, in Links, Organizations and Institutions.

2008-04-25
HC meeting time changed to Tuesday, 2008-05-20, 10:00...12:00 h on top of home page.

2008-04-23
Added HC meeting at Amsterdam Convention to top of home page.

2008-04-14
Added advertisement for Historical Events at Amsterdam Convention; reference to "AES Celebrates 60th Anniversary", and that Oral Histories will be available on DVDs; numerous minor rewordings to the home page.

2008-03-20
Added obituary for Ross Snyder

2008-02-29
Added Update on the Ampex Collection at Stanford University

2008-01-07
Added to  Project Leaders page: Stan Tempelaars as Historical Events for the 124th Convention (Amsterdam, 2008-05).

2008-01-01
Added How the Audio Engineering Society Began, and Volume 0 of the AES Journal -- 1947...1952 .



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