145th AES CONVENTION Historical Event H03: Stanley Watkins, a Bell Labs Sound Pioneer

AES New York 2018
Historical Event H03

Thursday, October 18, 1:45 pm — 2:45 pm (1E08)


H03 - Stanley Watkins, a Bell Labs Sound Pioneer

Doug Slocum, Synthetic Sound Labs - Toms River, NJ, USA

Stanley Watkins was a British audio engineer who worked for Western Electric and Bell Labs for the duration of his career. A documentary is in progress about his work with the Warner Brothers launching talking pictures. In 1939 he dazzled audiences at the World's Fair presenting the early talking machine known as the VODER. This presentation will include a demonstration of one of the few remaining VODERs.

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