For those in or near near New York City, there will be a talk by the
feisty Oliver Berliner,
which should prove interesting to say the least. Open to the public
> The New York Section of the Audio Engineering Society invites all
> who are actively involved in professional audio to join us for a
> most informative evening.
> Students are especially welcome.
> The event is free of charge.
> Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
> The New School Jazz Performance Space
> 55 West 13th Street, Between 5th and 6th Avenues
> Fifth Floor
> Meet and Greet 6:30 P.M.
> Presentation 7:00 P.M.
> “Emile Berliner: Pure Audio Magic”
> Host: Joel Spector
> Presenter: Oliver Berliner
> Author and Inventor
> Despite the number 8 being of the greatest significance in audio
> history, the number 2 also looms big in our June meeting's speaker's
> AES connection. Oliver Berliner has the distinction of being the
> only AES member who resigned from our organization, not once but 2
> times. He was also only the 2nd chairman in the history of the
> infamous Hollywood Sapphire Group (forerunner of the AES and which
> produced 2 AES presidents). He further was a co-founder of the West
> Coast, now the Los Angeles, AES Section.
> It’s no secret that he’s the grandson of Emile Berliner whose
> inventions of the microphone and the gramophone created today’s disc
> recording industry as well as making voice and recorded-music
> broadcasting possible; who was the co-founder of three of the
> world's leading record labels, as well as creator of the trade-mark
> showing the dog, Nipper, listening to “His Master's Voice” on a
> gramophone, which reigned for half a century as the world’s most-
> famous trade-mark.
> Oliver is the only one of Emile’s offspring to be in today’s
> recording or the audio products industry. He’s the author of two
> books and twenty-dozen speeches, lectures and published articles on
> music, audio and video. He’s been quoted in Business Week and the
> Wall St. Journal, and has had more Letters published in the Los
> Angeles Times than has any other reader, living or dead. He’s been
> interviewed on ABC, CBC, CBS, PBS, NBC, NDR, NPR. He has two
> patents; and produced video test equipment that led to the
> introduction of similar products by Leader Instruments, Panasonic,
> Electrohome and Hitachi...all based on his concept.
> Oliver comes here from Maryland to lay out some devastating
> revelations about some of the greats of audio...info that he
> promises will titillate and stimulate. He’ll show how his
> grandfather proved that micro-currents pass from one contact to
> another without their touching...the concept that made AT&T the
> world’s largest corporation and which he demonstrated to the Los
> Angeles AES decades ago, using the (original Berliner) microphone,
> then 100 years old, in the demo. He'll conclude with an astounding
> yet little known comparison of Emile Berliner's analog disc to
> Philips' digital...his “dissolve” of analog into digital. “Pure
> magic.” Come see it.
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