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Timothy Shuttleworth

Timothy Shuttleworth

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Audio Fields:

  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Research & Development
  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Live Sound - Concert Sound
  • Live Sound - Public Address
  • Live Sound - Church Sound
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Architectural Acoustics
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Hardware

Job Duties:

  • Corporate Manager
  • Consultant
  • Engineer
  • Hardware Designer
  • Manufacturer
  • Researcher
  • Systems Designer
  • Technical Director


The breadth and depth of Tim Shuttleworth's innovative body of work have advanced the state of the art in electrical engineering for audio systems. His patent portfolio of thirteen granted utility patents with nine pending encompasses analog signal processing, power amplification, digital signal processing and audio networking. His product designs range from large format recording and broadcast mixing consoles[Neve, Cadac, Neotek] through stand-alone signal processors and amplifiers[Harman/JBL Pro] to integrated studio monitors[JBL Pro, KRK] and self-powered and network controlled loudspeaker systems[JBL Pro, Cerwin-Vega, Renkus-Heinz]. Early in his career he led the design for a range of Neve consoles for EMI studios across the world, the first being installed at Abbey Road. Neve equipment incorporating his designs is still much sought after. He championed the integration of amplification and DSP into self-powered loudspeaker systems and led the design of JBL's EVO, DrivePack® and award winning LSR studio monitors. Tim has been an active member of the Audio Engineering Society for 3 decades, presenting papers at three AES Conventions, and an invited presenter at the Toronto and the Los Angeles Sections. His paper to the 64th AES foreshadowed the ubiquity of digitally controlled volume I.Cs. for audio. Tim is a co-author of the Harman HiQnet® protocol for audio control and is currently active in the AES Technical Committee — Networked Audio Systems as editor of the Emerging Trends Report [], as Chair, Networked Audio Track for the AES 133rd, 135th and 137th Conventions and was a papers reviewer and session moderator for the 44th AES Conference on Networked Audio.

AES Awards

In 2013, Timothy Shuttleworth was presented with the AES Fellowship Award for significant contributions to digital audio product design and many years of service to the AES.

Education Background

Tiffin School, Kingston upon Thames, England
B.Sc(Hons) Electronics, University of Sussex, England
Master of Business Administration, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Employment History

Head of Analogue Circuit Design, Neve Electronic Laboratories, Melbourn, England
Engineering Manager, CA Audio Systems (Cadac) Ltd, Harpenden, England
Project Manager, Rank Electronics, Melbourne, Australia
Managing Partner, Kallista Sound Research, Ferntree Gully, Australia
Director of Engineering, Neotek, Chicago, USA
Director of Electronics Technology Development, JBL Professional, Northridge, CA, USA
Vice President Engineering, Stanton Group, Chatsworth, CA, USA
Engineering Manager, Renkus Heinz, Orange County, CA, USA

Related Experience

Teacher, Electronics Technology, Swinburne Institute, Melbourne, Australia

Why Am I An AES Member?

For the stimulation of interaction with my peers and betters. To grow as an Engineer and help others do the same.

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