AES New York 2015 Presenter or Author

Bill Foster

Bill Foster

Primary Affiliation: Digital Decoded - High Barnet, Hertfordshire, UK
Secondary Affiliation: AES VP Northern Europe
AES Member Type: Life Member
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Bill Foster started his career in the mid 1960s at R.G. Jones Studios in Morden, south London, before joining Pye Studios in 1966 as a tape-op and then vinyl disc mastering engineer, where he mastered No.1 singles for some of the UK’s top bands, including the Kinks (Waterloo Sunset), Small Faces (Itchycoo Park) and Traffic (Hole in My Shoe). After stints at PolyGram and CBS Records – where he worked on both ‘pop’ and classical product – Bill co-founded Tape One Studios in 1975, which grew to be one of the world’s largest independent mastering facilities. In 1978 he mastered Jeff Wayne’s triple-platinum ‘War Of The Worlds’ album for the UK, US and most other English-speaking international territories.
In the 1980s Tape One became one of the driving forces in the ‘digital revolution’, investing heavily in digital audio technology. During this time Bill was an APRS Board member and head of its Technical Committee, and he also played an active role in the AES’s Digital Standards Committee. Today he takes life a little easier, but maintains his connections with the studio industry through his role as a Governor of AES and as a member of the Distinguished Engineers Audio Federation, an ‘elite’ group of engineers who survived the era of the Great British Recording Studios!


Session List

Oct 30: The Great British Recording Studios (Panelist)

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