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Daniel von Recklinghausen - AES Legends

Sep 24, 1999 11:00pm ‐ Sep 24, 1999 11:00pm

Daniel von Recklinghausen brought hi-fi into the living rooms of America in the early 50s as the Chief Research Engineer at H.H.Scott from 1946 through 1966. He was a major force in the development and popularization of quality FM radio through the use of wide-band circuit design. He also designed the EMIT tweeter, also marketed as the "DVR" tweeter by KLH. His other major innovations include the first stereo preamplifier incorporating the Dynaural Noise Suppressor for click and pop reduction.

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Hamilton Brosious - AES Legends

Sep 24, 1999 11:00pm ‐ Sep 24, 1999 11:00pm

In 1961 'Ham' was recruited by the Scully Corporation, where he advanced to vice president before leaving in the early 70s to form Audio Techniques, building/marketing pro audio equipment. He later established Hamilton Brosius Associates, an equipment and facility brokerage company, and still later created DigiBid with his son Matt, an online equipment buying and selling web site. Ham has presented AES talks on control room design and was co-chair of the 99th convention in New York.

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David Blackmer - AES Legends

Sep 24, 1999 11:00pm ‐ Sep 24, 1999 11:00pm

David Blackmer founded dbx, Inc. in 1971 to produce his famous dbx expansion-compression noise reduction products. His high-performance VCAs and RMS detectors were used in many automated consoles. He also was a pioneer in reducing distortion and extending frequency response of analog electronics. He studied electronics in the US Navy, Harvard University, and MIT. Blackmer's career included work at Trans-Radio Recording Studio, Epsco, Hi-Con Eastern, Raytheon and the Mercury space program. Blackmer's lifelong passion was to improve the quality of audio equipment until it approached the sound of the original. Blackmer was made an AES fellow in 1976.

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Andrew Brakhan - AES Live: Legends

Sep 24, 1999 11:00pm ‐ Sep 24, 1999 11:00pm

Andrew Brakhan was the USA Executive for Sennheiser.

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Norman C. Pickering - AES Legends

Aug 28, 1997 11:00pm ‐ Aug 28, 1997 11:00pm

(1916-2015) Norman C. Pickering was an engineer, inventor, and musician best known for improving the sound of phonograph records by refining record pickups and later designing precision phono cartridges. He was also known for his research on violin strings, bows, and violin acoustics. Pickering was instrumental in the formation of the AES. At a meeting held in the RCA Victor recording studios in New York the evening of February 17, 1948, Pickering discussed the need for a professional organization to foster the growth of audio engineering. He cited the lack of exchange of knowledge caused by absence of a common meeting ground and of a medium for interchange of ideas in the audio field. The group immediately agreed that such an organization should be formed. A motion was carried to form the Audio Engineering Society and Norman served as the first Secretary of the AES. Pickering was awarded a Fellowship by the AES in 1952 for his contributions to the field of audio engineering and an AES Award in 1955 in acknowledgement of his role in the formation and advancement of the Society. 

Interviewed by Irv Joel. 

Edited by Harry Hirsch.

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