AES New York 2019 Presenter or Author

Roger Schwenke

Roger Schwenke

Primary Affiliation: Meyer Sound Laboratories - Berkeley, CA, USA

At major venues around the world, on TV, and in R&D, Dr. Roger Schwenke applied his expertise in acoustics.

Dr. Schwenke contributed significantly to the development of the Constellation Active Acoustic System for musical performance, restaurants, and classrooms. The many installations he has worked on include SoundBox and Oliveto Restaurant as featured in the New Yorker article “Wizards of Sound”, the AIA award winning Pearson Theater at Meyer Sound, premier classrooms at Panum Institute in Copenhagen and Lathrop Library at Stanford University, as well venues in Canada, Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Russia, Israel, New Zealand and Venezuela.

Dr. Schwenke has appeared as an expert in acoustics on the Discovery Channel's show MythBusters so many times, that he has been named "Honorary MythBuster" by the show. He made measurements of recording site acoustics in preparation for Zakir Hussain's Grammy nominated recording "Golden Strings of the Sarode".

He has presented research at numerous professional conferences and conventions internationally. He was awarded the Journal Certificate of Merit by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) for his contribution to a paper on the interaction of loudspeakers and projection screens. He was program chair of the 166th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. He presented at the Aerospace Testing Seminar on producing noise induced vibrations for satellite component validation/verification.

Schwenke has participated in the development of many of Meyer Sound’s innovative and industry changing products, including sonically aged whiskey, MAPP Online acoustic prediction software, SIM 3 frequency analyzer, M-Noise, Constellation Electroacoustic Architecture, the M1D Curvilinear Array Loudspeaker, LD-3 Compensating Line Driver, and more to come.

Schwenke received his Doctorate in Acoustics from Penn State University in December of 2000; his thesis work in advanced detection and estimation methods was sponsored by the Applied Research Laboratory.

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Session List

Oct 19: EB7: Audio Signal Processing
Coherence as an Indicator of Distortion for Wide-Band Audio Signals such as M-Noise and Music (Author)

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