AES Member Profile

Terence Nelson

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Audio Fields:

  • Recording Industry - Film/Video Sound
  • Recording Industry - Location Sound Recording
  • Live Sound - Concert Sound
  • Live Sound - Public Address
  • Live Sound - Church Sound
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Musical Acoustics
  • Educational Institutions - Educator

Job Duties:

  • Consultant
  • Acoustic Consultant
  • Author/Journalist/Technical Writer
  • Educator
  • Manager
  • Musician/Talent
  • Owner/Director
  • Systems Designer


Involved in all aspects of pro audio plus acoustics for mix stages, screening rooms and recording studios.

Systems design for live performance and studio applications.

Also sound engineer with a preference for live sound (includes SR and recording.

Currently chairman of the Swiss Section AES and part of the Technical Resources team for IBC.

Education Background

Up to 6th. form at Eltham College plus Royal College of Music exams for music theory.

APRS Studio Engineers course in the UK and various Syn-Aud-Con workshops (also list member)

Continuing 'education' at conventions and seminars plus by my peers!

Employment History

After school, some office training (useful!)before joining Wallace Amplifiers and then Watkins Electric Music (WEM) in London. Became independant as a guitar teacher and professional musician before moving to Switzerland in 1972.

Dual career as musician and aspiring audio engineer and turned to pro audio in 1979 with studio design and live sound and recording.

Part of Cinac Systems SA involved with the new studios at Mosfilm, Moscow.

Started Studio Equipment in 1993, offering pro audio distribution and systems/acoustics design, together with live sound services.

Now expanding into the Home Cinema sector.

Related Experience

Still a musician and attend most pro audio conventions.

Why Am I An AES Member?

To be part of the professional audio community and facilitate the exchange of ideas and information.

Heavily involved in education with the Swiss AES and member of the Education Committee.


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