AES Berlin 2014 Presenter or Author
Primary Affiliation: Pacific Audio-Visual Enterprises - Pasadena, CA, USA
AES Member Type: Life Fellow
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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 is now is semi-retired from a more than five decade career as an independent audio consultant and recording engineer specializing in live performances. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music from UCLA, and then a Master of Arts in Communications Arts from Loyola University in Los Angeles.
His many projects for public radio include sound design and production of numerous radio plays and national broadcasts of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and other concert series in Southern California.
Among the many record companies for which Ron has worked are Angel, Brio, CMS Desto, CRI, Discovery, Koch International, Omega Record Classics, Pilz, Protone, RCA, and SAZ Records. Recording projects have taken him as far afield as Karachi, Shanghai, and twice to Moscow to record the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra.
In 1988 Ron joined the engineering staff and faculty of the Audio Recording Institute of the Aspen Music Festival and School, and from 1995-2005 he served as the festival's Audio Production Manager. Prior to Aspen, Ron designed and supervised concert sound reinforcement for the Philadelphia Orchestra, and touring productions of the the Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Opera at the Mann Music Center in Philadelphia, where he was the audio consultant for eleven seasons.
His book, The New Stereo Soundbook (initially co-authored with F. Alton Everest in 1992) is now in its third edition. It has gained worldwide recognition as a standard reference on the subject of stereophonic perception, recording, and reproduction techniques. (www.stereosoundbook.com)
A Fellow and Life Member of the Audio Engineering Society, Ron served as AES President in 2003/4 and is now in his second term as Secretary of the Society. He continues to be actively involved with its educational activities and has given numerous presentations to AES meetings 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.
More Info: http://www.ronstreicher.com
PSE2: Basic Microphone Technology (Presenter)