AES New York 2013 Presenter or Author
John F. Allen
Primary Affiliation: High Performance Stereo - Newton, Massachusetts USA
AES Member Type: Life Member
Prior to founding High Performance Stereo in 1979, John F. Allen was one of a small group of sound engineers allowed to mix concerts of the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops orchestras. He later served as the sound director of the Boston Ballet for 20 years.
He was responsible for the sound at the Boston Pops July fourth 1976 bicentennial concert conducted by Arthur Fiedler -- listed by the Guiness Book Of Records as the largest concert music audience in history. For his contributions to this event John Allen received a special commendation from the President of the United States.
While continuing his love of music, for over 30 years he has concentrated his professional efforts on improving motion picture sound systems. He introduced the HPS-4000 sound system in 1980 and in 1984 was the first to bring digital sound to a commercial movie theatre.
He has been an active member of the SMPTE’s motion picture standards committees and is a lifetime member of both the SMPTE as well as the AES.
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