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AES in LA: An Evening With Industry Doyen John Eargle

(September 18, 2001)
The AES Los Angeles Section is honored to present as its October 30 Meeting: "An Evening with ... John Eargle," during which one of the audio industry's most experienced recording engineers focuses on multichannel miking, production and mastering techniques for classical releases, using sound examples from his extensive experience, including new DVD-A and SACD release formats that deliver enhanced resolution. A not-to-be-missed occasion!

John Eargle holds degrees in music from Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan, plus engineering degrees from the University of Texas and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. He is the author of "The Handbook of Recording Engineering," "The Microphone Book," "Handbook of Sound System Design," "Electroacoustical Reference Data, Music, Sound and Technology," and "The Loudspeaker Handbook." He has consulted extensively in electro-acoustical development, primarily with JBL Incorporated.

In addition, John Eargle has engineered and/or produced several hundred commercial Compact Discs with such artists and ensembles as Carol Rosenberger, Bella Davidovitch, John Browning, The Seattle Symphony, London Symphony, New York Chamber Orchestra, Joe Williams, Tommy Newsom, Etta James and many, many more. He received a Grammy(r) Award in 2000 in the category of Best Classical Engineering for his work on Dvorák: Requiem, Op. 89; Sym. No. 9, Op. 95 "From the New World," and was nominated in that category on three previous occasions. (John also engineered sessions with Joe Williams and Ruth Brown that subsequently won Grammy Awards in the categories of Best Jazz Vocals, male and female, respectively, although he was not nominated for these works.)

He is a fellow, honorary member and past national president of the AES, and in 1984 won the Society's Bronze Medal. He is a senior member of the IEEE, and a member of the Acoustical Society of America, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. John Eargle is also on the Corporate Board of Music Associates of Aspen, and president of JME Consulting Corporation.

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