Robert Z. Langevin

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Robert Z. Langevin

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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.

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