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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.
NTSC DVD-R (49:39) Interview Date: 2003-10-13
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