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McGill University - March 14, 2011

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Saul Walker, renowned console systems designer, is a true pioneer in audio circuit design. He has designed the infamous API 2520 op-amp. His op-amp design has been widely accepted as the "API sound". During the meeting, Mr. Walker discussed his microphone pre-amp designs and its applications.
Saul Walker started his career at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, where he studied advanced military electronics systems. In 1967, at the request of a friend, he designed the first 12 track recording console for Apistolic Studio in New York, used by Frank Zappa for many of his legendary recordings. The popular response to this project led to the founding of Automated Processes, Inc. (API) where, as Engineering V.P., he was responsible for the design of the company's product line of audio components and consoles installed in major recording studios and broadcasting facilities worldwide. Saul Walker was awarded a Fellowship by the Audio Engineering Society in 1979 for his innovative console systems designs.
Also, he teaches both graduate and undergrad courses in analog and digital electronics in the Music Technology program of the Dept. of Music and Performing Arts Professions at Steinhardt School, New York University.

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