AES New York 2015 Presenter or Author

Saul Walker

Saul Walker

Primary Affiliation: New York University - New York, NY, USA
AES Member Type: Life Fellow
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As Engineering VP of API, Saul Walker created the popular 500 Series plug-in modular equipment system of portable “lunch box” and rack mounts that has become a pro-audio industry standard. The first module in the series, his 550A Equalizer has, for more than 40 years, continued to be the standard against which all other EQs are measured. He pioneered the application of op-amp technology in audio system designs. His 2520 all-discrete op-amp continues to be the mainstay of the entire API product line including his 512 Microphone Preamp and 560 Graphic Equalizer.

Saul Walker studied military electronics systems at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, rocket telemetry at the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University, and electronic countermeasures at the Research Division of NYU. At the Missile Systems Division of Republic Aviation, he designed the first encapsulated digital modules approved for military aerospace systems. In 1963 he co-founded Digiac Corp., supplying NASA, NSA, and other government agencies with automated systems and training devices. In 1968 he co-founded Automated Processes Inc.(API), one of the leading suppliers of professional audio equipment world-wide.

Saul Walker teaches Music Technology Electronics at New York University, and has lectured at McGill University, Johns Hopkins University and The Argentine National University of Tres de Febrero. He was awarded a Fellowship by the Audio Engineering Society in 1979 for his “innovative console system designs” and the AES Silver Medal in 2011 for “decades of innovative analog designs that have raised the bar on audio quality while offering solutions that empower the creative side of all audio engineers.”


Session List

Oct 31: Saul Walker – The Rocket Scientist in the Recording Studio (Panelist)

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