Rocket Scientist Walker to Talk at AES

Saul Walker—rocket scientist, co-founder and chief engineer of API and creator of the first 500 Series audio modules—will be a presenter at the 139th AES seminar on Saturday, October 31.
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New York, NY (October 23, 2015)—Saul Walker—rocket scientist, co-founder and chief engineer of API and creator of the first 500 Series audio modules—will be a presenter at the 139th AES seminar on Saturday, October 31.

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“The Rocket Scientist in the Recording Studio,” to be held from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, is open to all attendees with either FREE Exhibits-Plus or All Access badges. It will be moderated by Alex Case, associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and AES Incoming President-Elect.

“Everyone in the audio industry—make that everyone who listens to music—owes a huge debt to Saul Walker,” said Case. “He has shaped the sound of modern recording as much as anyone.”

At the seminar, Walker will tell the inside story behind the development of the 500 Series, which literally changed the shape of audio processors with its compact form factor, and included landmark products like the 512 Mic Preamp, the 550A EQ and the 500 Lunchbox. As if that weren’t enough, Walker is the inventor of the 2520 op amp, which paved the way for modern audio technology.

Walker’s console system designs are still highly sought after even after four decades, and he has created automated film post-production consoles for major film studios worldwide (API stands for “Automated Processes, Inc.”).

Walker was a high-level rocket scientist who designed digitally controlled spectrum analyzers for NASA, the US Navy, and more. Case will help navigate the conversation with the inventor, engineer and educator whose career has had such far-reaching influence, from missiles to mixers, from outer space to rack space.

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