AES New York 2009 Sunday, October 11, 9:00 am — 11:30 am
History of Bell Labs
Presenter Noah Simon will take attendees back to 1915 when nascent behemoth AT&T initiated trans-continental telephone service. This innovation spawned a research division which evolved into Bell Labs. The bustling scientific playground was responsible for a torrent of audio innovations including the condenser microphone, moving coil loudspeakers and microphones, and significant contributions to magnetic recording, sound for film, high-quality disc reproduction, and stereo recording. The presentation will employ recordings, photos, and other media to illustrate a vivid timeline of one of America’s most innovative companies.