Bill Stoddard was a recording engineer and audio console manufacturer.
Tom Owen was the President and CEO of Owl Investigations, Inc.
Titia Bakker was the assistant to J.L. Ooms of Philips Phonographic Industries. She also served as the European Convention Coordinator for the AES and was instrumental in the development of the European regions for the AES.
Thomas Stockham III
This enjoyable interview with Thomas Stockham III 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.
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.
Neil A. Muncy
Neil Muncy 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.
Marshall Buck was the Vice President of Engineering, Cerwin-Vega!, Inc.
Jack Hartley worked at Voice of America Radio and Fisher Radio.
Since joining Dolby Laboratories in 1969, Ioan Allen has spearheaded the introduction of many breakthrough film sound technologies. He holds several patents and has authored many technical journal papers.
Herb Squire was the Vice President of Engineering & Operations at RF Systems Design.
Gerald Shirley was involved in the development of the Phono Cartridge and Changer.
Al Sroka was a manager at Ampex.
Bruce Martin was the founder of Martin Audio, one of the largest dealerships in the industry in the 70s-80s. He was also a 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.
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.
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.
Hans Lauterslager was a producer and recording engineer at Polygram Classical.
Ron Uhlig developed optical sound advances on film.
Ed Greene was the chief engineer at MGM Records in the 1970s and was a world renowned broadcast engineer, mixer for major awards ceremony broadcasts including the Oscars and Grammys, and the main broadcast engineer for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.
John Stephens developed capstanless analog tape recorders.
John Storyk is well-known for his work in studio design.
Kunimaro Tanaka 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.
Peter Tappan enjoyed a long career as an acoustical consultant whose countless electronic sound reinforcement and playback systems are enjoyed around the world.
Joseph Tarsia is an engineer and the founder/president of Sigma Sound Studios.
Carson Taylor was an engineer and producer at Capitol Records.
Bill Whitlock was President of Jensen Transformers.
A recipient of the 2008 Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Floyd 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.
Han Tendeloo was the AES Secretary for many years and was a design engineer at Philips, who succeeded Johan L. Ooms upon his retirement in 1973. He was instrumental in the development of the CD and the construction of the facilities needed to produce them.
Robert A. Orban was heavily involved in Signal Processing.
Dr. John Vanderkooy was the AES Journal Editor and 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.
James E. Webb Jr. was a Production Sound Recordist, Mixer, and Supervising Sound Editor for many well-known popular and documentary films.
Rein Narma was a design engineer at Fairchild / Ampex.
Daniel von Recklinghausen
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.
Johan van der Werff
Johan Van De Werff was an electro-acoustical consultant at Peutz & Associates.
Bill Windsor was involved in early console design.
Hermann A.O. Wilms
Hermann A.O. Wilms was a researcher in room acoustics and later received 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.
Cornelis H. van der Gragt
Cornelis H. van de Gragt was a producer and recording engineer for Dutch Broadcasting. His focus is on knowledge of music among engineers. He was also an educator at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague.
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.
David Sarser was a Producer and Musician and worked at Ampex.
Jack Renner was a producer and engineer at Telarc Records.
Don Puluse is an engineer and the former chair of the Music Production & Engineering Department at Berklee College of Music.
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.
Manfred R. Schroeder
Responsible for many developments at Bell Laboratories, Manfred Schroeder has improved the acoustic design of concert halls around the world, including Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center.
Subir K. Pramanik
Subir K. Pramanik was instrumental in the introduction of aesthetics to Bang & Olufsen products. He served as the AES International President from 1993-1995, as President from 1997-1998, and on the Board of Governors from 1999-2001.
Cor L. Doesburg
Cor L. Doesburg was an Audio Broadcast Manager at Dutch Broadcasting, where he developed and supervised a department of 276 employees.
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.
Robert Z. Langevin
A charter member of the AES, Robert Langevin was 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.
Michael L. Dorrough
Michael L. Dorrough was an 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 which designs and manufactures digital audio and video monitoring devices.
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.
Frank D. 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.
Mort Fujii was involved with tape recording and R&D at Ampex.
Bob Mack was a recording engineer at RCA.
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.
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 is the founder of Gateway Mastering, in Portland, Maine.
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.
Tom Magchielse was an audio expert for Dutch Broadcasting Laboratories. Participated in everything from microphone design and construction to room acoustics throughout Dutch Broadcasting's development.
Dale C. Manquen
Dale C. Manquen was involved with tape recorders at Ampex / 3M.
George Massenburg has participated (individually and collaboratively) in over four hundred records over the past 45 years and invented the parametric EQ.
Chris Stone has worked at Record Plant Studios and Motown Records. He is a writer and educator.
Known as the "father of festival sound", Bill Hanley is best known for designing, building, installing, and operating the sound system used at the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fair.
David Griesinger worked for Lexicon, Inc. and now runs David Griesinger Acoustics.
Dan 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.
Eric Daniel was involved with magnetic recording at BBC, NBC, and Ampex.
D.B. Keele, Jr.
D.B. (also known as Don) Keele Jr. is best known for his work with EV in the 1970s.
E.L. Grayson was a sales executive at Daven Corp.
Robin C. Caine
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.
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.
This is a fascinating look into the life of an extraordinary inventor who developed relationships with many leaders in the audio and electronics industries.
Henk De Wit
Henk de Wit was a recording and broadcast engineer for Dutch Broadcasting.
Per V. Bruel
Per V. Bruel was involved with acoustic measurements.
Bill Cara was involved with sales at Ampex and JBL.
This is a must-see interview with one of the most prolific recording engineers of our time. 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.
David Blackmer founded dbx, Inc. in 1971 to produce his famous dbx expansion-compression noise reduction products.
Julius Konins was involved in the development of Compact Cassette Duplication.
Louis Goodfriend was an acoustical consultant and the first editor of the AES Journal (1953 - 1954). An early proponent of forming a working coalition between acoustic designers, acoustic engineers and recording engineers.
Rolf Meyer was the President of Marketing & Sales at Sennheiser Electronics.
Jean Bonzon was the studio manager at Polygram France.
Walter Selsted worked for many years at Ampex, and later worked for HP managing a new magnetic tape recorder product group.
Dave L. 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.
While working for Polygram, Alex Balster helped develop technology that enabled CDs to store and reproduce music.
Clair Krepps was a recording engineer at Capitol, Mayfair Studios, MGM, and Atlantic.
Prof. Jörg Sennheiser is interviewed by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Peissig.
Irv Joel’s lifetime of contribution to the art of recording included 15 years at Capitol Records and early experiments with stereophonic recording. He became chief engineer at A&R Recording (co-owned by Phil Ramone), where he recorded such artists as Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli. Irv created this series of videos you are viewing now, decades ahead of his time, as always.
Norman C. Pickering
Norman C. Pickering was an engineer, inventor, and musician best known for improving the sound of phonograph records by refining record pickups and later designing precision phono cartridges.
AES Historical Committee Success Story - Ampex Corporation
"Success Story" - Ampex Corporation - A Kinescope recording of a live television broadcast on KGO-TV, San Francisco in June, 1955. One of a weekly series that illustrated free enterprise in operation around the San Francisco Bay Area, this documentary tells the Ampex Corporation story at that time. An Ampex engineer found a copy of this kinescope in 2003.
Since being publicly recognized in 1962 with his first GRAMMY® nomination, for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’ “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” Bruce Swedien has built a peerless body of work across eras and genres.
Legendary loudspeaker system designer John Meyer, interviewed by Irv Joel.
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.
Grammy winning Recording Engineer/Producer Jim Anderson shares stories and wisdom from his successful career.
John M. Eargle was an educator, mentor, author, and friend of many in the audio community. He served as Vice President of Product Development at JBL Professional, and recorded or produced some 275 compact discs; interviewed by Irv Joel.
Karlheinz Brandenburg is a driving force behind some of today’s most innovative digital audio technologies, notably the MP3 and MPEG audio standards. 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.
Louis F. Lindauer is an engineer and was the founder of API. Interviewed by Paul Gallo.
Phil Ramone, one of the most influential and successful producers and recording engineers in the history of the recording industry, interviewed by Irv Joel.
Legendary Audio Engineering pioneer Ray Dolby of Dolby Laboratories is interviewed by another legendary audio engineer, John Eargle.
Richard Small is an American scientist who worked mainly on electroacoustics. The Thiele/Small parameters are named after him. Interviewed by Irv Joel.