At AES: Opening Ceremonies Honor Pros

Kicking off the 139th Audio Engineering Society Convention, society leaders honored this year’s AES Award winners during the opening ceremony on Thursday. Bob Ludwig was awarded the Gold Medal Award this year. This annual award is given in recognition of outstanding achievements, sustained over a period of years, in the field of Audio Engineering.
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Legendary mastering engineer and Gold Medal Award recipient Bob Ludwig (left) and AES president Andreas Mayo.
Kicking off the 139th Audio Engineering Society Convention, society leaders honored this year’s AES Award winners during the opening ceremony on Thursday. Bob Ludwig was awarded the Gold Medal Award this year. This annual award is given in recognition of outstanding achievements, sustained over a period of years, in the field of Audio Engineering.

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Four individuals were given the Fellowship Award, presented to a member who has rendered conspicuous service, made a valuable contribution to the advancement in, or dissemination of, knowledge of audio engineering, or in the promotion of its application in practice to the AES. Winners included: William F. Hanley, Jr., David Moulton, Agnieszka Roginska and Ulrike K. Schwarz.

Three individuals were granted Citation Awards, given in recognition of services or accomplishments, which do not fit into any of the other categories. Recipients this year included: Linda Gedemer, Cesar Lamschtein and Howard Sherman.

Eight were given the Board of Governors Award, presented for outstanding contributions to the AES. Winners included: Michael Kelly, Bozena Kostek, Peter Mapp, Valeria Palomino, Jeff M. Smith, Jorge Urbano, Wieslaw Woszczyk and Umberto Zanghieri.

AES Journal editor-in-chief Bozena Kostek presented the winners of this year’s AES Paper Awards. Niels Elkjær Iversen, Arnold Knott and Michael A. E. Andersen of the Technical University of Denmark were awarded the Convention Student Paper Award; and Bjørn Kolbrek of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology received the Best Peer-Reviewed Paper Award for “Horns Near Reflecting Boundaries.”