AES Member Profile

Ray Rayburn

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Audio Fields:

  • Live Sound - Public Address
  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Broadcasting - Internet Distribution
  • Live Sound - Church Sound
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Architectural Acoustics
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Measurement and Instrumentation

Job Duties:

  • Consultant
  • Acoustic Consultant
  • Author/Journalist/Technical Writer
  • Designer
  • Engineer
  • Systems Designer


Ray is Principal Consultant with Sound First, LLC. Previously he was Principal Consultant with K2 Audio of Boulder CO. He is a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society, and a member the Acoustical Society of America. He is Chairman of the AES Standards Subcommittee on Interconnections, and the working group on Audio Connectors. He is a member and former Chairman of the AES Technical Committee on Signal Processing. He was a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) S4 on Audio Engineering. He is a member of the AES Standards working group on Microphone Measurement and Characteristics. He was one of the developers of the ANSI/InfoComm Standard on Audio Coverage Uniformity, and currently leads the InfoComm Standards working group on Spectral Balance.

AES Awards

In 2009, Ray Rayburn was presented with the AES Fellowship Award in recognition of his contributions to the art and science of sound system design, digital signal processing and routing, and electromagnetic compatibility.

Education Background

New York Institute of Technology ASET Electronics 1966 — 1970
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Active Filters
Audio Engineering Society, Tape Recorders
SynAudCon Sound System Design NY 1977
SynAudCon Sound System Design NY 1978
IQ Certification Program 1993
MediaMatrix Digital Architecture 1994
SynAudCon Sound System Design 1995
SynAudCon Sound System Design 1997
SynAudCon Sound System Design NY 1981
SynAudCon TEF Workshop Atlanta 1983
SynAudCon Digital Audio Networks Workshop 2000
SynAudCon Digital Signal Processing Workshop 2000
SynAudCon Hum Buzzes and RF Workshop 2005
SynAudCon EQ07 Workshop 2007
SynAudCon Hums, Buzzes and Things that go Zap Workshop 2007
AES Measurement Microphones 2010
InfoComm Mass Notification & Emergency Communications 2010
SynAudCon Audio and Acoustics for Conference Systems Workshop 2010
Bruel & Kjaer Building Acoustics 2011
Bruel & Kjaer Environmental Noise 2011
Allen & Heath iLive Level 1 2012
Bose Modler Workshop 2012
Lectrosonics Aspen 2012
SymNet Edge Certification 2012
SynAudCon Emergency Communication Systems & Speech Intelligibility 2013
SynAudCon Making Wireless Work 2015
SynAudCon OptEQ 2015

Employment History

Principal Consultant Sound First, LLC
Principal Consultant K2 Audio LLC Dec 2005 — Oct 2012
Senior Consultant Cirrus Logic 2001 -- 2005
Senior Consultant Peak Audio 1997 — 2001

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