AES Member Profile

Terry Douds

Terry Douds

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Audio Fields:

  • Broadcasting - Television Sound
  • Recording Industry - Mastering Studio
  • Recording Industry - Post Production
  • Recording Industry - Duplication/Replication
  • Recording Industry - Film/Video Sound
  • Recording Industry - Location Sound Recording
  • Live Sound - Concert Sound
  • Educational Institutions - Educator

Job Duties:

  • Broadcast Engineer
  • Author/Journalist/Technical Writer
  • Educator
  • Mastering Engineer
  • Mixer
  • Musician/Talent
  • Recording Engineer


Currently I am Broadcast Operations Supervisor at WOUB Public Media at Ohio University (since 2005) - we operate two DTV stations, 5 FM stations and 1 AM station.

I have been active as an audio engineer since 1971; was the first in (and 3rd to graduate) from Ohio State's audio recording program. Have worked mostly in studio and live recordings, as well as mastering, working with artist such as Rusty Bryant, The Count Basie Orchestra, The Brass Band of Columbus, The Columbus Symphony, The OSU Jazz Ensemble, as well as many High Schools and Colleges. Have done my fair share of live sound work as well.

Currently I operate my own recording firm, Douds Engineering Services, as well as Cojazz Recordings, Ltd., a small grass-roots label for jazz/classical/boutique ensembles and archiving of Central Ohio music. I'm a member of AES, SBE, IEEE, and the ATSC 3.0 S34-2 ad hoc group on Audio.

I am also active as a Bassist, performing primarily with Jazz and Blues groups, including The Woody Herman Orchestra, The Bernie Nau Quartet, Vaughn Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra, The Mansfield Jazz Orchestra, The Local Girls and many, many others.

Non-AES Awards & Award Nominations

"deebee" award (Downbeat magazine) for "Best Engineered Studio Recording by College Students"- 1978
Nominated - Best Engineered Recording (of the Brass Band of Columbus @ Capital University)- NPR, 1985

Education Background

B.S. in Audio Recording, The Ohio State University, 1979
M.S. Industrial Engineering (Engineering Management) Ohio University 2010

Employment History

1977-1980 Mus-I-Col Studios, Columbus, OH
[Staff Engineer]

1980-1981 Freelance Engineer

1981-1986 The Recording Workshop, Massieville, OH [Senior Engineer, Associate Director]

1984-1989 Capital University, Columbus, OH [Adjunct Instructor - Bass; Adjunct Assistant Professor - Audio Production]

1986-1988 The Media Group, Columbus, OH

1988-2001 SOS Productions, Inc., Columbus, OH [Assistant Editor, Video Editor, Digital Media Specialist]

2002-2003 School of Telecommunications, Ohio University [Visiting Assistant Professor]

2005-present Electronic Media Program, Ohio University-Lancaster [Adjunct Lecturer]

2005-present WOUB Public Media, Ohio University, Athens, OH [Broadcast Technician, Broadcast Operations Supervisor]

2021-present School of Media Arts and Studies, Ohio University, Adjunct Lecturer

Related Experience

- Member, ATSC 3.0 AHG S42 Audio (representing PBS).
- Chair, PBS Engineering and Technical Advisory Committee ATSC 3.0 Working Group
- Member, AES Technical Committee Audio Guidelines for Over-the-Top Television and Video Streaming (AGOTTVS)
- Manager, SMPTE Ohio

Why Am I An AES Member?

To continue to stay active in the audio field and contribute to future standards in the industry.

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