Digital Domain, Inc.
Bob Katz (Robert Katz) has been an AES member since 1975 and is a Life Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society. Fluent in English, Spanish and French, he’s played the Bb Clarinet since age 10. Author of numerous articles and equipment re-view published in Byte, db magazine, RE/P, Mix, Resolution, AudioMedia, PAR, Stereophile, the AES Journal and at the digido.com website, which hosts a comprehensive Audio FAQ. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Katz.
1968-69, Wesleyan University; Technical Services Director, WESU-FM. 1969-1972. Communication and Theatre at University of Hartford. Technical director of WWUH-FM. 1972-1977, Audio Supervi-sor of Connecticut Public Television Network. 1977, Recording, mixing engineer at Suntreader Stu-dios, Vermont. 1977-78, Recording and mixing engineer, Superdupe Productions, New York City. 1978-79, Instructor, Institute of Audio Research, New York City. 1979-1989. Maintenance and con-sultant. Designed and built several studios.
1981- Present. Author of Numerous articles and equipment reviews in audio and video magazines.
1983, Workshops Chair, AES 74th Convention.
1985, Facilities Chair, AES 79th Convention.
1988, built the first practical working model of Bob Adams' 128x Oversampling ADC and produced made the first oversampled commercial recordings.
1988-1998, Technical Supervisor and recording engineer for audiophile label Chesky Records.
1990-. President and Mastering Engineer of Digital Domain, Inc.
1990-, Seminars on audio engineering and mastering throughout the world, given in three languages.
1985-present. Three Grammy-winning albums and several additional nominations, reviews of Bob
s recordings in various Magazines
1992, Designed and manufactured the FCN-1 Format Converter, TEC awards nominee.
1994, Chairman, New York AES Section
1995, AES Workshop Chair: “Mastering: 20-bit and Beyond”.
1997, Recorded the world’s first 24-bit/96 kHz audio-only DVD, “Hobo”, by Sara K. Recorded and mixed direct to 2-track with minimalist miking.
1999, Presentation, “Where’s The Zero”, 107th AES Convention.
2000, JAES Volume 48 Issue 9 “Integrated Approach to Metering, Monitoring and Leveling Practices, Part 1: Two Channel Metering”.
2000-, Member, AES High Resolution Audio Committee.
2000s, Founding Member, Music Loudness Alliance.
2001, “Secret of the Mastering Engineer”, published and distributed by TC Electronic.
2003-. Author, “Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science”. Third Edition, 2015. Also published in Chinese, German and Spanish.
2006, United States Patent #7,076,071. “Process for Enhancing the Existing Ambience, Imaging, Depth, Clarity and Spaciousness of Sound Recordings.” Licensed to Algorithmix, UAD, Weiss and Z-Systems as “K-Stereo” and “K-Surround”.
2008, Columnist, Resolution Magazine
2008, Designed and manufactured VSP digital audio switcher, sample rate converter and distribution amplifier, Class A rating in Stereophile Magazine.
2012, Author, “iTunes Music: Mastering High Resolution Audio Delivery.
2013, Chairman, Workshop, AES 135th Convention: “Digital Room Correction: Does it Work?”
2015, Chief Writer, AES Recommendation for Loudness in Streaming and Network Playback.
2015-, Founding member, Co-Chair, Central Florida AES Section.
2015-, columnist, Innerfidelity, headphone-oriented Website.
2015-. Co-Chair, AES subcommittee on Loudness, subcommittee of TC on Broadcast and Online Delivery
2015, Sound Board, AES Journal Volume 63 Issue 11; “Can We Stop The Loudness War in Streaming?”