AES Paris 2016 Presenter or Author

Chris Woolf

Chris Woolf

Primary Affiliation: Broadcast Engineering Systems - Cornwall, UK
AES Member Type: Member

Chris began as a Technical Operator with the BBC, when 600ohm resistors were mandatory, and "digital" meant counting on your fingers. He invaded educational TV, mostly as an engineer, before finally moving to Cornwall with the aim of growing vegetables and milking goats, supported by occasional freelance work. Occasional became full-time, and he graduated from studio operations and mixing programmes to designing and installing studios, including the first-ever all-digital dubbing suite. He even managed to make 600 ohm resistors largely redundant. After the upheaval in UK TV franchising (1990) he set up Broadcast Engineering Systems Ltd, earned money by repairing equipment and “electric handbag” location recording, and formed an association with Rycote. Together with Vivienne Dyer (then owner) he gained an Academy Technical Award, and since 1997 has been Rycote's technical consultant, designing most of their products including the “lyre” suspension. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Sound, a contributor to several magazines, and still grows vegetables, but has given up milking goats.

Session List

Jun 4: P3: Instrumentation and Measurement
Characterization and Measurement of Wind Noise around Microphones (Author)

Jun 5: W5: Practical Physics of Handling and Wind Noise (Chair)

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