AES New York 2018 Presenter or Author
Primary Affiliation: Zeltec Service Labs - New York, NY, USA
Secondary Affiliation: Zeltec Research & Development
AES Member Type: Life Member
Born into a musical family, Dan Zellman Had his first tape machine at age 12 (1955), built his first electronic device, a guitar amplifier, at the age of 15. Enlisted in the US Marines, Mr. Zellman attended the Navy Aviation Electronics School in Memphis, where he received training in fire control radar, navigation and communication equipment. As a recordist and technician for the Armed Forces Radio and Television, he recorded the first Marine Air Wing Orchestra and Japanese traditional music, in addition to recording the Bob Hope tour, recording all the performances in Japan. After the service, Mr. Zellman was employed by Times Wire and Cable, making analog delay lines for the "Dew Line" early warning system. In 1966, getting a first class FCC license, worked for WHCN, WBCN, WLAE, WICH. in 1969 he was offered a job as a full-time engineer at Syncron Studios and manufacturing, working on projects for labels such as Chess, Buddha, RCA Victor, Universal, and Vanguard. This was followed by work as an engineer and technician at Six West Recording (later Arista), Audio Techniques, Howard Schwartz, Gordon Media Group, RPM Studios, Chung King Studios and Sear Sound. As a freelance technician and proprietor of Zeltec, his client list past and present includes AMS Neve, Studer, SSL, Sony MCI, Universal Music, Iron Mountain, Media Preserve, Atlantic Records, Brooklyn recording, the David Letterman Theatre, Germano Recording, the Magic Shop, Master Disk, the Met Opera, Rudy Van Gelder, Studio G, Carriage House, and many, many others. Dan owns Zeltec Service Labs and is completing work on two album projects.
AR02: Help! I Have a Tape Machine (Panelist)