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Frank Abbey

Frank Abbey

AES Oral History 020: Frank Abbey. This is a must-see interview with one of the most prolific recording engineers of our time. The interview was recorded in his home studio. Frank Abbey was with Capitol Records, N.Y. for many years, and tells fascinating stories about his work with many of the big names familiar to us all. Interviewer Irv Joel was Frank's associate on some of the recording sessions of the 50's - 60's. Frank later became a successful digital remastering engineer at CBS Records. Hear stories and anecdotes about many well-known classical and popular recording stars, and hear about the techniques and equipment he used to create great recordings. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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George Alexandrovich

George Alexandrovich

AES Oral History 012: George Alexandrovich. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Ioan Allen

Ioan Allen

AES Oral History 007: Ioan Allen. Since joining Dolby Laboratories in 1969, Allen has spearheaded the introduction of many breakthrough film sound technologies. He holds several patents and has authored many technical journal papers. He is a Fellow of SMPTE and the AES, is active in world standards organizations, and is Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television. Ioan has received formal recognition from many international organizations including an Oscar for contributions to motion picture sound development. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson

AES Oral History 111: Jim Anderson. Jim Anderson is an internationally recognized recording engineer and producer of acoustic music for the recording, radio, television, and film industries. He is the recipient of numerous awards and nominations in the recording industry. A graduate of the Duquesne University School of Music in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jim was employed by National Public Radio in the 70's and engineered and produced many award-winning classical, jazz, documentary, and news programs. Since 1980, Jim has had a career as an independent audio engineer and producer, living in New York City. Since 2003, he has been a professor of recorded music at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and was the department’s Chair from 2004–2008. He has served as Vice President for Eastern Sections of the Audio Engineering Society, chaired the New York City Section of the AES and was Chair of the 119th, 123rd, 131st and 135th AES Conventions. In 2006, he was made a Fellow of the AES and has received many AES Board of Governors Awards. He was also the President of the Audio Engineering Society, 2008-2009. Interviewed by Paul Gallo. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Karl Otto Baeder

Karl Otto Baeder

AES Oral History 025: Karl Otto Baeder. Tonmeister, CE, EMY. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Titia Bakker

Titia Bakker

AES Oral History 034: Titia Bakker. Assistant to J.L. Ooms of Philips Phonographic Industries. European Convention Coordinator for AES, and instrumental in the development of the European regions for the AES. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Alex Balster

Alex Balster

AES Oral History 028: Alex Balster. While working for Polygram, helped develop technology that enabled CDs to store and reproduce music. Owns and operates a consulting company that specializes in the design and supervision of high quality acoustical projects for the art, audio / video, media and entertainment industry, including recording studios, sound dubbing stages, mastering suites for digital sound processing, facilities for magnetic and optical media-production, and other special purpose facilities. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Gualtiero Berlinghini

Gualtiero Berlinghini

AES Oral History 033: Gualtiero Berlinghini. A retired Studio Manager at Polygram in Milano, Mr. Berlinghini discusses studio equipment, Italian audio engineering education, and various well-known performers he recorded through the years. He was active in the Italian AES Section for many years. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Interpreter Roberto Dipassa. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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David Blackmer

David Blackmer

AES Oral History 008: David Blackmer. (1927-2002) David Blackmer founded dbx, Inc. in 1971 to produce his famous dbx expansion-compression noise reduction products. His high-performance VCAs and RMS detectors were used in many automated consoles. He also was a pioneer in reducing distortion and extending frequency response of analog electronics. He studied electronics in the US Navy, Harvard University, and MIT. Blackmer's career included work at Trans-Radio Recording Studio, Epsco, Hi-Con Eastern, Raytheon and the Mercury space program. Blackmer's lifelong passion was to improve the quality of audio equipment until it approached the sound of the original. Blackmer was made an AES fellow in 1976. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Jean Bonzon

Jean Bonzon

AES Oral History 031: Jean Bonzon. Studio Manager, Polygram France (retired). Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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John Borwick

John Borwick

AES Oral History 024: John Borwick. Author, Writer. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Miles Davis. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Dr. Marina Bosi

Dr. Marina Bosi

AES Oral History 038: Dr. Marina Bosi. A past president of the AES, Dr. Bosi is Consulting Professor in the Music and in the Electrical Engineering Departments at Stanford University and a founding member and director of the Digital Media Project. Previously, Dr. Bosi was Chief Technology Officer of MPEG LA, VP-Technology at Digital Theater Systems (DTS), and a researcher at Dolby Laboratories working on AC-2, AC-3, and MPEG-2 AAC development. Dr. Bosi has been actively involved in audio standards development for many organizations and has received the AES Fellowship Award for her work. She also has received several awards for her scholarship from both the French and Italian governments. Dr. Bosi holds several patents and has authored the textbook "Introduction to Digital Audio Coding and Standards". Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Karlheinz Brandenburg

Karlheinz Brandenburg

AES Oral History 021: Karlheinz Brandenburg. Karlheinz Brandenburg has been a driving force behind some of today’s most innovative digital audio technologies, notably the MP3 and MPEG audio standards. The research results of his dissertation are the basis of MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3), MPEG-2 Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), and most other modern audio compression schemes. He is acclaimed for pioneering work in digital audio coding, perceptual measurement techniques, wave field synthesis, and psychoacoustics. His honors include the AES Silver Medal, plus other international awards. Furthermore he is member in the "Hall of Fame" of the Consumer Electronics Association and of the International Electrotechnical Commission. In 2009 he was appointed as Ambassador of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation. Dr. Brandenburg is professor at the Institute for Media Technology at Ilmenau University of Technology and director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology in Ilmenau. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Hamilton Brosius

Hamilton Brosius

AES Oral History 011: Hamilton Brosius. In 1961 'Ham' was recruited by the Scully Corporation, where he advanced to vice president before leaving in the early 70s to form Audio Techniques, building/marketing pro audio equipment. He later established Hamilton Brosius Associates, an equipment and facility brokerage company, and still later created DigiBid with his son Matt, an online equipment buying and selling web site. Ham has presented AES talks on control room design and was co-chair of the 99th convention in New York. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Per V. Bruel

Per V. Bruel

AES Oral History 098: Per V. Bruel. Acoustic Measurements. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Peter Nuyten. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Marshall Buck

Marshall Buck

AES Oral History 022: Marshall Buck. Cerwin-Vega. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Richard Burden

Richard Burden

AES Oral History 023: Richard Burden. Well known for his work in FM, AM, and television audio systems, Richard Burden had an early interest in science and graduated from RCA Institute in 1952. Mr. Burden has been an independent communications engineer since 1960, providing technical services to numerous radio and TV stations, networks, and manufacturers for many years. Among hundreds of activities, he developed and demonstrated a proposed FM stereo broadcast system (Phantodyne), designed equipment for low-power radiating cable FM and AM systems for college radio stations, and participated in a wide variety of broadcast-related standards committees including the Ad Hoc Committee for the Study of Television Sound in 1973 and the Radio Systems Committee in 1980. Mr. Burden became a student AES member in 1951, and has been very active in the Society for many years. He is a strong advocate for continuing education for engineers along with outreach to prospective engineering students. He has served as Vice President of the AES Western Region and Los Angeles Section Chair. Mr. Burden received an AES Fellowship in 1975, and the Society of Broadcast Engineers Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Richard C. Cabot

Richard C. Cabot

AES Oral History 035: Richard C. Cabot. Founder, Audio Precision, Inc.. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Robin C. Caine

Robin C. Caine

AES Oral History 010: Robin C. Caine. Of Pro-Bel Ltd. has been active in AES conferences and broadcast standards committee work and for many years and has published numerous AES and IEEE articles on broadcast facility digital signal distribution and control systems. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Bill Cara

Bill Cara

AES Oral History 090: Bill Cara. Sales, Ampex, JBL. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by John Eargle. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Eric Daneil

Eric Daneil

AES Oral History 087: Eric Daneil. Magnetic Recording, BBC, NBC, Ampex. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Stefan de Koning

Stefan de Koning

AES Oral History 006: Stefan de Koning. During his career at a number of departments within Philips in Eindhoven, Holland, Stefan de Koning conducted pioneering development work on sound reinforcement systems in general, and ambiophonic room acoustics enhancement systems in particular for over 30 years. He has published technical papers cited by many authors, including works on the Philips MCR System (Multiple Channel Amplification of Reverberation), and motional feedback systems for loudspeakers. He received an AES fellowship in 1997. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Henk de Wit

Henk de Wit

AES Oral History 036: Henk de Wit. Recording and Broadcast Engineer for Dutch Broadcasting. Independent Consumer Electronics Professional. Committee member of the Dutch AES Section from 1990-1993. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Cor L. Doesburg

Cor L. Doesburg

AES Oral History 013: Cor L. Doesburg. Audio Broadcast Manager, Dutch Broadcasting, where he developed and supervised a department of 276 employees. Committee member of inaugural Dutch AES Section from 1974-1979, and again in 1988. Former Chairman of the Dutch Section of the AES from 1990-1992 and 1994-1996. Known as a great church organ lover, Cor authored a book about organs in use by Dutch broadcasting. Cor invented an addition to tape machines called the 'Doesburgse schijf' (Doesburgian disc), which provided an extremely fast way of editing. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Ray Dolby

Ray Dolby

AES Oral History 069: Ray Dolby. While a college student, Ray Dolby played a key role in the design of the first successful professional video tape recorder at Ampex Corporation, introduced in 1956. After obtaining degrees at Stanford and Cambridge universities, plus a two-year appointment as a United Nations advisor in India, he returned to England in 1965 and established Dolby Laboratories to develop and manufacture professional audio tape noise reduction products, and later began the licensing of his noise reduction system for use in consumer products. In 1976 he moved his key staff to San Francisco, where his company set up a new home office, laboratories, and a manufacturing facility. He holds more than 50 US patents on videotape recording, long wavelength X-ray analysis, and audio tape noise reduction. Dr. Dolby is a Fellow and past President of the AES, and a recipient of its Silver and Gold Medal Awards. Along with many national and international awards and honors, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame in 2004. After more than four decades as a leader and steward of innovation and excellence, Dr. Dolby became his company’s Founder and Director Emeritus in December, 2010. Interviewed by John Eargle. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Michael L. Dorrough

Michael L. Dorrough

AES Oral History 001: Michael L. Dorrough. Audio innovator and broadcast industry pioneer, a prominent member of the ham radio community (KO6NM), and an expert on AM modulation techniques. Founder and president of Dorrough Electronics- design and manufacture digital audio and video monitoring devices. Has received an Academy Award and Emmy for his Audio Loudness Monitors, and was the recipient of the NAB's 2000 Engineering Achievement Award as the developer of discriminate audio processing, now widely used. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Dan Dugan

Dan Dugan

AES Oral History 009: Dan Dugan. Dan started his career as a theater lighting technician and at age 24 moved into the world of theater sound. Mr. Dugan is most recognized for his patented invention of the automatic microphone mixer, used everywhere from the U.S. Supreme Court to the David Letterman Show. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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John M. Eargle

John M. Eargle

AES Oral History 005: John M. Eargle. (1931-2007) Educator, mentor, and friend of many in the audio community. Served as Vice President of Product Development at JBL Professional, recorded or produced some 275 compact discs, wrote several popular books on audio engineering topics, was past president of the AES, had a deep commitment to education, presenting at many forums as a guest lecturer and serving on numerous panels and committees. He taught at the Aspen Audio Recording Institute for more than 20 years and served on the faculty of the Aspen Audio Recording Institute. A scholarship fund has been established in Eargle's name under the auspices of the Audio Engineering Society's Educational Foundation. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Richard Factor

AES Oral History 104: Richard Factor. Founder of Eventide Clockworks. Richard Factor, a self-taught electronics engineer and avid ham radio enthusiast is the Co-Founder and CEO of Eventide, Inc. (1971). Eventide designed and built some of the first commercially available digital audio equipment including the first HarmonizerR - The first digital pitch-changer suitable for studio use. They also developed the digital obscenity screening delay system used at radio stations across the country. Mr. Factor later guided Eventide into avionics, designing the first affordable moving map displays. He has presented a number of technical papers at AES conventions and is a recipient of the AES Fellowship Award. Interviewed by Paul Gallo. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Mort Fujii

Mort Fujii

AES Oral History 089: Mort Fujii. Tape Recording, R&D, Ampex. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Louis Goodfriend

Louis Goodfriend

AES Oral History 026: Louis Goodfriend. Acoustical Consultant. First editor of the AES Journal (1953 ? 1954). An early proponent of forming a working coalition between acoustic designers, acoustic engineers and recording engineers. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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E.L. Grayson

E.L. Grayson

AES Oral History 029: E.L. Grayson. Sales Executive, Daven Corp.. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Ed Greene

Ed Greene

AES Oral History 017: Ed Greene. Chief engineer at MGM Records in 1970s and World renowned broadcast engineer, mixer for major awards ceremony broadcasts including the Oscars and Grammy, the main broadcast engineer for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.  Mr. Greene has received 19 Primetime Emmy Awards and was inducted into the Technical Excellence in Creativity Hall of Fame in 2007. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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David Griesinger

AES Oral History 037: David Griesinger. Lexicon, Inc.. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Bill Hanley

Bill Hanley

AES Oral History 019: Bill Hanley. Known as the "father of festival sound", Bill is best known for designing, building, installing, and operating the sound system used at the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fair. Mr. Hanley was also a mixer and one of the founders of Fillmore East. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Jack Hartley

Jack Hartley

AES Oral History 027: Jack Hartley. VOA/Fisher Radio. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Jacqueline & Evelyn Harvey

Jacqueline & Evelyn Harvey

AES Oral History 032: Jacqueline & Evelyn Harvey. JAES Editor. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Wilhelm Hellweg

Wilhelm Hellweg

AES Oral History 091: Wilhelm Hellweg. Tonmeister, Waldway Music. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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David Hewitt

David Hewitt

AES Oral History 092: David Hewitt. One of the most accomplished remote recording engineers over the past 37 years, David has received multiple TEC awards, Grammys, Emmys, and Cinema Audio awards for his work as a live recording and broadcast engineer, and film sound mixer. As founder of Remote Recording Services, he has created a top-notch studio on wheels. Mr. Hewitt was inducted into the TEC Hall of Fame in 2006. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Kees A.S. Immink

Kees A.S. Immink

AES Oral History 016: Kees A.S. Immink. Kornelis Antonie (Kees) Schouhamer Immink was born in Rotterdam, Holland and is known as the "Father of the CD." A scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur, who pioneered and advanced the era of digital audio, video, and data recording including the CD, DVD and Blu-Ray Disc. The owner of over 1,100 patents, Immink received the Edison Medal for a career of creative contributions to the technologies of digital video, audio, and data recording, an individual Technology Emmy award and Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands bestowed him a knighthood in 2000. The author of over 120 articles and four books including Codes for Mass Data Storage Media, he has been an adjunct professor at the Institute for Experimental Mathematics, University of Duisburg and Essen, Germany, since 1994, as well as affiliated with the National University of Singapore (NUS) as a visiting professor since 1997. Interviewed by Hans Lauterslager. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Keith O Johnson

Keith O Johnson

AES Oral History 093: Keith O Johnson. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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D.B. Keele Jr.

D.B. Keele Jr.

AES Oral History 088: D.B. Keele Jr. D.B. (also known as Don) Keele Jr. is best known for his work with EV in the 1970s. While with EV, Mr. Keele designed the constant directivity high frequency horns for EV's "HR" series speakers. These horns were created so as to provide a constant sound pressure level (SPL) at all frequencies within the coverage area of the horn. His work on loudspeaker measurements earned him the 2001 TEF Richard C. Heyser Award and he was awarded a Scientific and Technical Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his work on Cinema constant-directivity loudspeakers. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Julius Konins

Julius Konins

AES Oral History 086: Julius Konins. Compact Cassette Duplication. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Frank Laico

Frank Laico

AES Oral History 043: Frank Laico. Recording Engineer for Columbia Records. Associated with Columbia 30th Street Studio, Studio C, known as "The Church". One of the first engineers to use natural room ambience and natural echo in an aesthetic way. Well known for his work with Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, Andy Williams, Johnny Mathis and Mitch Miller. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Robert Langevin

Robert Langevin

AES Oral History 049: Robert Langevin. A charter member of the AES, Robert Langevin worked with his father at Langevin Manufacturing Corporation through 1950. Always fascinated with tape recording technology, he joined the Ampex Corporation engineering department in 1951 as inspection and test engineer for instrumentation and audio tape recorder products. In 1960 he founded Vega Electronics along with two ex-Ampex associates. There, he designed a wireless microphone system as Vega's Senior Engineer. Mr. Langvin rejoined the Ampex Audio Division in 1961 designing audio and video tape recorder electronics. In 1973 he formed his own consulting firm, with clients such as Ampex, Electrosound and Inovonics. Langevin received the Fellowship Award in 1965. Interviewed by Ross Snyder. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Hans Lauterslager

Hans Lauterslager

AES Oral History 062: Hans Lauterslager. Producer, Recording Engineer, Polygram Classical (retired). Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Louis F. Lindauer

Louis F. Lindauer

AES Oral History 117: Louis F. Lindauer. Engineer and Founder of API. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Paul Gallo. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Stanley P. Lipshitz

Stanley P. Lipshitz

AES Oral History 053: Stanley P. Lipshitz. Professor Lipshitz's research interests are multidisciplinary, drawing on areas of applied mathematics, physics, and electrical and mechanical engineering. They include the mathematical theory of dithered quantizers, noise shapers, and sigma-delta modulators, and the physical acoustics of nonlinear sound radiation and active noise control problems. Professor Lipshitz has consulted and collaborated extensively on dithered quantizers and noise shapers for the digital audio and music industries with companies such as Philips Classics, Decca Records, Deutsche Grammophon, CBS, Sonic Solutions, Meridian Audio, and Weiss Engineering. These techniques are now standard practice in digital audio mastering and signal processing. He is a past President of the AES. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Bob Ludwig

Bob Ludwig

AES Oral History 102: Bob Ludwig. Grammy Award winning mastering engineer Bob Ludwig started as an assistant to Phil Ramone. His mastering skills were constantly in demand at major recording labels for many famous artists, both classical and rock. He eventually became Vice President and Chief Engineer of Masterdisk. In 1993 he started his own record mastering facility, Gateway Mastering, in Portland, Maine. Ludwig has remastered several large music collections and created many well-known CD reissues. Bob is an active AES contributor and past Chairman of the New York Section. He is on the advisory board of the Producers and Engineer's Section of National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Bob Mack

Bob Mack

AES Oral History 067: Bob Mack. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Dan Gaydos. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Tom Magchielse

Tom Magchielse

AES Oral History 061: Tom Magchielse. Audio expert for Dutch Broadcasting Laboratories. Participated in everything from microphone design and construction to room acoustics throughout Dutch Broadcasting's development. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Dale C. Manquen

Dale C. Manquen

AES Oral History 052: Dale C. Manquen. Tape Recorders, Ampex / 3M. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Richard Marcucci

Richard Marcucci

AES Oral History 040: Richard Marcucci. Capps Styli. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Bruce Martin

Bruce Martin

AES Oral History 046: Bruce Martin. (1944-2004) Founder, Martin Audio, one of the largest dealerships in the industry in the 70s-80s, console designer for a number of prestigious recording studios, and the inventor of the popular Martin Vari-Speed, used by studios to alter tape machine speed. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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John Meyer

John Meyer

AES Oral History 094: John Meyer. John Meyer has influenced the way audiences hear sound since the late 60s. As in-house speaker designer at San Francisco's McCune Sound Service, he began creating loudspeakers using integral control processors. Since the founding of Meyer Sound Laboratories in 1979, Meyer has created many innovations that have changed the face of live sound reproduction, including advanced self-powered loudspeaker systems. Meyer Sound has garnered 37 U.S. and international patents and won numerous industry awards and honors. In 1985 John was made a Fellow of the AES, and he received the Silver Medal Award in 2007. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Rolf Meyer

Rolf Meyer

AES Oral History 042: Rolf Meyer. President, Marketing & Sales, Sennheiser Electronics. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Larry D. Miller

Larry D. Miller

AES Oral History 044: Larry D. Miller. Electronic Engineer, Ampex. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Jerry B. Minter

Jerry B. Minter

AES Oral History 045: Jerry B. Minter. (1913-2009) This is a fascinating look into the life of an extraordinary inventor who developed relationships with many leaders in the audio and electronics industries. Mr. Minter had a wide interest in audio and radio since early childhood in Texas, where he built PA systems and ham radio gear. A 1934 Engineering graduate from MIT, he helped found Measurements Corporation, Parsippany, NJ. Later, he was the president of Components Corporation in Denville, NJ. (1954). He ran a special-purpose record pressing business and developed a series of special audio test records, among many other fascinating projects. The Popular Science Hi-Fi Test Record of 1957 was extremely popular. Mr. Minter was a longtime member and past President of the AES, and in the early '60s recorded hundreds of multi-track musical performances. Mr. Minter holds 26 patents covering a wide range of technologies. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Robert K. Morrison

Robert K. Morrison

AES Oral History 041: Robert K. Morrison. Ampex, Standard Tape Lab. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Neil Muncy

Neil Muncy

AES Oral History 004: Neil Muncy. (1938-2012) Founded SSI, Inc. in 1966 where he pioneered the use of op amp technology in multichannel consoles and high speed tape duplicating systems. He has been a guest instructor at the Eastman School of Music and the Music Recording Workshop in Washington D.C. Mr. Muncy holds the honor of having authored the best selling publication in AES history, "The Pin-1 Problem". Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Rein Narma

Rein Narma

AES Oral History 048: Rein Narma. Design Engineer, Fairchild / Ampex. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Robert A. Orban

Robert A. Orban

AES Oral History 050: Robert A. Orban. Signal Processing. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Les Paul

Les Paul

AES Oral History 018: Les Paul. (1915-2009) Born Lester William Polsfuss on June 9, 1915, Les was an award-winning guitarist and inventor. He was a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar, which became the sound of rock and roll. His many recording innovations include multitrack recording, along with overdubbing "sound on sound", tape delay, and phasing. He is considered by both seasoned rock artists and engineers to be one of the greatest influences in our crafts due to his inventions, longevity and guitar innovations. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Fred R. Pfost

Fred R. Pfost

AES Oral History 039: Fred R. Pfost. Ampex Engineer. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Ross Snyder. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Norman C. Pickering

Norman C. Pickering

AES Oral History 070: Norman C. Pickering. Pioneer of innovations in phonograph cartridge design. Also known for his research on violin strings, bows, and violin acoustics. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Subir K. Pramanik

Subir K. Pramanik

AES Oral History 063: Subir K. Pramanik. Instrumental in the introduction of aesthetics to Bang & Olufsen products. AES International President 1993-1995, President 1997-1998, Board of Governors 1999-2001. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Phil Ramone

Phil Ramone

AES Oral History 101: Phil Ramone. As one of the most successful producers and recording engineers in the industry, Phil Ramone has been awarded numerous Grammy awards, an Emmy, and honorary degrees. He established A&R Recording (1959-1989) where he pioneered the use of a large array of innovative audio technology. As a top creative producer, he has worked with a huge and diverse group of recording artists through the years. His talents extend to music production for motion pictures, Broadway shows, concert events, and television productions. He is an inspiration to many producers and recording engineers. Ramone was awarded a Fellowship by the Audio Engineering Society in 2007. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Jack Renner

Jack Renner

AES Oral History 060: Jack Renner. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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David Robinson

David Robinson

AES Oral History 047: David Robinson. After four years with the BBC as a telecine and video tape recorder design engineer, David Robinson joined Dolby Laboratories in 1966 just after the company was established in the UK. He became Dolby's Chief Engineer and later Vice President of Engineering when the company moved headquarters to San Francisco. Mr. Robinson contributed significantly to the company's success for 38 years. He has held a number of key positions within the AES including President, and is the recipient of the AES Fellowship award plus multiple Board of Governors awards. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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David Sarser

David Sarser

AES Oral History 057: David Sarser. Producer, Musician, Ampex. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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William Savory

William Savory

AES Oral History 064: William Savory. Disc Recording, Columbia Records. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Manfred Schroeder

Manfred Schroeder

AES Oral History 068: Manfred Schroeder. Responsible for many developments at Bell Laboratories, Mr. Schroeder has improved the acoustic design of concert halls around the world, including Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center. He has received gold medals from both the Acoustical Society of American and the AES. Dr. Schroeder is now active in computer graphics research. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Walter Selsted

Walter Selsted

AES Oral History 073: Walter Selsted. In the late '40s Mr. Selsted served as a consultant at Ampex Corporation where he assisted in the decision to manufacture magnetic tape recorders, which brought about the original Ampex designs. He joined Ampex in 1949 and worked on the groundbreaking Model 200, America's first pro tape recorder. He was made chief engineer in 1951, then moved on to Director of Research, and later V.P. Engineering in 1960. After his Ampex years Mr. Selsted was hired by Bill Hewlett to manage a new magnetic tape recorder product group at HP. He holds many patents basic to the magnetic recording industry and is a founder of the AES San Francisco Section. An AES Fellow, Mr. Selsted has written numerous technical papers for presentation at professional groups. Interviewed by Ross Snyder. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Gerald Sherley

Gerald Sherley

AES Oral History 071: Gerald Sherley. Phono Cartridge & Changer Development. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Richard Small

Richard Small

AES Oral History 058: Richard Small. An American scientist who worked mainly on electroacoustics. The Thiele/Small parameters are named after him. Small was born in San Diego, California. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the California Institute of Technology in 1956 and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1958. He gained experience in electronic circuit design for high-performance analytical instruments at the Bell & Howell Research Center in California from 1958 to 1964. After a working visit to Japan in 1964, he moved to Australia, where he got a part-time job at the University of Sydney as a teaching assistant in the electronics lab. He became interested in loudspeaker analysis and measurement and met A. N. Thiele who was lecturing at the university. He was awarded a Ph.D. degree in 1972. He taught for a number of years at that university, but returned to industry in 1986 as Head of Research at KEF Electronics Ltd. in Maidstone, England until 1993. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Herb Squire

Herb Squire

AES Oral History 066: Herb Squire. Vice President, Engineering & Operations, RF Systems Design. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Al Sroka

Al Sroka

AES Oral History 072: Al Sroka. Ampex Management. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Peter Hammer. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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John Stephens

John Stephens

AES Oral History 076: John Stephens. Capstanless Analog Tape Recorders. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Thomas Stockham III

Thomas Stockham III

AES Oral History 095: Thomas Stockham III. This enjoyable interview covers some fascinating recollections of his renowned father, teacher, and mentor to many, Thomas G. Stockham Junior. Marveling at the career of "the father of digital sound", he discusses his father’s pioneering development work on digital signal processing, recording digital audio and images, and founding Soundstream, the world’s first digital recording company. He attended the first digital recording session with his father, who used DEC 16-bit minicomputers and Ampex data storage recorders. Stockham made the first live digital recording, featuring the Santa Fe Opera, and demonstrated his recorder at the November 1976 AES Convention in New York. The demonstration caused a stir but produced its share of skeptics. Stockham later recalled that several attendees told him, "You can make a limited demonstration easily enough, but when you get it in the field, it will fail." Later, he and a team of engineers and technicians began perfecting the art of making digital master recordings with a computerized editing system and pioneered tapeless hard disk editing. For his role in the development of digital recording and editing, Thomas Stockham Jr. received Emmy, Grammy, and Academy awards as well as professional recognition. Along serving as past-President of the AES, Stockham has received the Fellowship and Gold Medal awards. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Bill Stoddard

Bill Stoddard

AES Oral History 077: Bill Stoddard. Recording Engineer, Audio Console Manufacturer. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Kunimaro Tanaka

Kunimaro Tanaka

AES Oral History 078: Kunimaro Tanaka. Mr. Tanaka, Department of Information Engineering at Teikyo Heisei University, is well known for his pioneering contributions to digital audio recording technology and standards. Tanaka was on the design team who developed the first professional digital 2-channel stationery head tape recorder while at Mitsubishi Electric Corp. He went on to develop optical audio disk technology and demonstrated the first digital disk at the 1977 AES convention in New York. An AES and IEEE Fellow, Tanaka has written many articles for prestigious international journals, and has presented popular papers and workshops at various conventions. Mr. Tanaka is an active member of the AES technical committees on Audio Recording and Mastering Systems and Archiving, Restoration, and Digital Libraries. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Peter Tappan

Peter Tappan

AES Oral History 079: Peter Tappan. Peter Tappan enjoyed a long career as an acoustical consultant whose countless electronic sound reinforcement and playback systems are enjoyed around the world. They are used in venues as varied as O’Hare’s Terminal 1 to Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Prior to his distinguished service at Kirkegaard & Associates as a Principal Consultant and Vice President, he was an acoustical consultant with Bolt, Beranek and Newman. While there he consulted to Memorex for the "Is it Live or is it Memorex" commercial. Tappan was vice president of the AES’s Central Region in 1970-71 and admissions chair of the AES. He was also past editor of the IEEE Transactions on Audio. He was also well-known as an accomplished magician. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Carson Taylor

Carson Taylor

AES Oral History 075: Carson Taylor. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Han Tendeloo

Han Tendeloo

AES Oral History 080: Han Tendeloo. AES Secretary. Design Engineer at Philips, who succeeded Johan L. Ooms upon his retirement in 1973. Instrumental in the development of the CD and the construction of the facilities needed to produce them. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Neville Thiele

Neville Thiele

AES Oral History 074: Neville Thiele. A. Neville Thiele of the Australian Broadcasting Commission, together with Richard H. Small of the University of Sydney, pioneered a method of analysis for loudspeakers which was named after them (Thiele/Small parameters), a set of electromechanical parameters that define the low frequency performance of loudspeaker drivers. These parameters are published in specification sheets by driver manufacturers giving designers a guide for selecting drivers for loudspeaker systems. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Dr. Floyd E. Toole

Dr. Floyd E. Toole

AES Oral History 065: Dr. Floyd E. Toole. A recipient of the 2008 Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Toole is a 40-year pioneer in the acoustics field, widely known for his research on small room acoustics, relating measurements to a listener's perceptions. Dr. Toole is a contributor to many audio publications, and continues his work on acoustics as Vice President of Acoustical Engineering at Harman International Industries, Inc. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Emil Torick

Emil Torick

AES Oral History 084: Emil Torick. Having degrees in both music and science, Emil Torick had a lifelong interest in both fields. In 1958, he embarked on a 28-year association with CBS Laboratories in Stamford, CT where he was awarded 16 U.S. patents and authored more than 60 technical articles. Torick eventually became Vice President of Audio Technology and also Director of R&D for the CBS Musical Instruments Division (Steinway, Fender, other brands). A pioneer in broadcast audio technology, Torick’s team developed the legendary CBS Audimax and Volumax line of single-band audio processors. In the 70s, his team developed the SQ matrix system for the short-lived quad record format. Active in the AES for his entire career, he has received many awards including the Distinguished Service Medal. For 25 years, he was the President of AES Educational Foundation, awarding grants for graduate study in audio engineering. While AES president in the 1977, he established the basis for AES Technical Standards now used around the world. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Cornelis H. van de Gragt

Cornelis H. van de Gragt

AES Oral History 085: Cornelis H. van de Gragt. Producer and Recording Engineer for Dutch Broadcasting. His focus is on knowledge of music among engineers. Also Educator at Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Johan Van De Werff

Johan Van De Werff

AES Oral History 030: Johan Van De Werff. Electro-acoustical Consultant, Peutz & Associates. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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John Vanderkooy

John Vanderkooy

AES Oral History 096: John Vanderkooy. AES Journal Editor Dr. John Vanderkooy is a physics professor at University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He is one of the founding members of the Audio Research Group at the University. His research interests in audio, acoustics, and electroacoustics have led him to contribute a large variety of papers presented at AES conventions and published in the AES Journal. Dr. Vanderkooy is a Fellow of the AES and a recipient of its Silver Medal. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Edgar Villchur

Edgar Villchur

AES Oral History 059: Edgar Villchur. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Daniel von Recklinghausen

Daniel von Recklinghausen

AES Oral History 015: Daniel von Recklinghausen. (1925-2011) Daniel von Recklinghausen brought hi-fi into the living rooms of America in the early 50s as the Chief Research Engineer at H.H.Scott from 1946 through 1966. He was a major force in the development and popularization of quality FM radio through the use of wide-band circuit design. He also designed the EMIT tweeter, also marketed as the "DVR" tweeter by KLH. His other major innovations include the first stereo preamplifier incorporating the Dynaural Noise Suppressor for click and pop reduction. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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E. Glen Walden

E. Glen Walden

AES Oral History 097: E. Glen Walden. Digital Broadcasting, IBOC Specialist. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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James E. Webb Jr.

James E. Webb Jr.

AES Oral History 003: James E. Webb Jr. A Production Sound Recordist, Mixer, and Supervising Sound Editor for many well-known popular and documentary films, Mr. Webb graduated from USC School of Cinema-Television in 1962. He won the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Award for best sound track in "Nashville" and an Oscar for best sound in "All the President's Men". The Cinema Audio Society awarded him the Career Achievement Award for outstanding sound mixing. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Bill Whitlock

Bill Whitlock

AES Oral History 014: Bill Whitlock. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Hermann A.O. Wilms

Hermann A.O. Wilms

AES Oral History 081: Hermann A.O. Wilms. Researcher in room acoustics. After obtaining a diploma in 1957 as an Engineer in industrial electronics, he joined the National Institute of Radio and Cinematography in Brussels as professor. Recipient of the AES Distinguished Service Medal Award in 2007 for more than 35 years of dedicated service to the AES, and to the European region, and conventions in particular. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Bill Windsor

Bill Windsor

AES Oral History 002: Bill Windsor. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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James B. Wood

James B. Wood

AES Oral History 082: James B. Wood. President & CE, Inovonics. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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Guy Woodward

Guy Woodward

AES Oral History 083: Guy Woodward. RCA Labs. Full description coming soon. Interviewed by Irv Joel. Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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