AES Paris 2016 Presenter or Author

John Willett

John Willett

Primary Affiliation: Sound-Link ProAudio - Bicester, Oxfordshire, UK
Secondary Affiliation: Circle Sound Services - Bicester, Oxfordshire, UK
AES Member Type: Life Member
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John Willett is the Managing Director of Sound-Link ProAudio Ltd., which he purchased from the previous owner in 2012. He is also the owner of Circle Sound Services and is a freelance consultant, writer and classical music recordist.

He established Circle Sound Services in 1978 and has recorded a number of CDs, including one in Classic FM’s “Full Works” series; he is well regarded for his solo piano recordings.

Microphones have always been his passion as is also his desire to “capture the performance”. He has been recording digitally since 1983 and (according to “Music Week”) was the first to produce an album by digitally overdubbing using a pair of PCM-F1 units. He added digital microphones to his mic. locker in 2006 and is regarded as an expert on the subject. He has written for several publications including Sound On Sound and Line Up and has presented several AES papers. He is the President of the International Federation of Soundhunters and is on the Executive Committee of the Institute of Professional Sound. He is a member of the APRS as well as the AES. In a past life (1985 – 2010) he was Technical Manager at Sennheiser UK.

Sound-Link ProAudio are the official UK distributor for Microtech Gefell (microphones), ME-Geithain (studio monitor loudspeakers) and the AETA 4MinX location recorder as well as for the Håkan Pop Killer range and the Maier Sound “Turtle”.

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Session List

Jun 6: Microphone Basics (Presenter)

Jun 7: Digital Microphones—AES42 and All That (Presenter)

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EXHIBITION HOURS June 5th   10:00 – 18:00 June 6th   09:00 – 18:00 June 7th   09:00 – 16:00
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