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AES 131st Convention Heyser Lecture By John Atkinson"Where Did The Negative Frequencies Go?" (October 10, 2011)
"Where Did The Negative Frequencies Go?"
John Atkinson graduated from University of London in 1972 with an honors degree in physics and chemistry, and from the University of London's School of Education in 1974 with a postgraduate qualification in the teaching of high-school science. A musician, sound recordist, and audiophile, Atkinson pursued all three areas simultaneously, before settling down in magazine publishing in 1976, at UK's Hi-Fi News & Record Review. He became HFN/RR's editor in 1982. In 1986 he moved to the US to become editor of Stereophile, the position he still occupies. By 1998, when he and his business partner sold the magazine to Petersen Publications, they had tripled its circulation. In 1989, Atkinson introduced a program of measuring the components reviewed in Stereophile, and since then has measured 750 loudspeakers, 500 amplifiers and almost 300 digital products, all under standardized conditions. He has also continued his recording activities, and to date has produced, engineered, edited, mastered, and/or performed on more than 40 commercially released recordings. Atkinson has been a member of the AES since 1981; a committed generalist, he is very likely the only audio magazine editor who has also panned for gold and made his own transistors.
The 131st Audio Engineering Convention will be held in NY's Jacob Javits Convention Center Thursday, October 20 thru Sunday, Oct. 23. For an in-depth preliminary calendar of events please visit: http://www.aes.org/events/131/calendar/calendar.cfm
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