AES New York 2018 Presenter or Author
Primary Affiliation: Richard L Hess (Audio Tape Restoration) - Aurora, ON, Canada
AES Member Type: Life Fellow
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Richard Hess bought his first tape recorder in 1963, received his B.S. in Communications from St. John's University in 1973, and worked as a systems design engineer at ABC Television in New York City from 1973 to 1981 where he implemented ABC's first audio sweetening operation. From 1973-1982 he also made on-location recordings at many locations, most notably St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue. In 1981 he left New York for Toronto to join McCurdy Radio Industries, and became Director of Engineering. Upon the sale of McCurdy in 1983, Richard joined National TeleConsultants in Glendale, California, where he worked until 2004. He held many titles including Vice President and Principal Consultant. In 2004, he returned to his wife's hometown near Toronto and began working full-time at his own audio tape restoration business, which continues today.