Joint SMPTE-NY & AES
April 2015 Meeting
"About the Microphone"
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
ABC Television Network
47 W 66 St., New York, NY
Subway: 1 train to 66th St.
5:30 social hour
6:00 event starts
8:00 event ends
David Bialik – CBS Local
Troy Jensen - Shure
Chris Spahr – DPA
Karl Winkler- Lectrosonics
Alan Venitosh – TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik
Members and non-members welcome. Refreshments will be served!
Troy Jensen has been involved in the audio/visual industry for over 30 years in various capacities. His expertise includes Architectural Acoustics, Audio/Video System Design, and Project/Business Management. He currently is a Market Development Specialist with Shure, Inc. has held high level consulting/management positions with Peter George Associates, RPG Diffusor Systems, and ALTEL Systems. His involvement in the industry includes contributions within the Manufacturing, Consulting Engineering, Music Production, Live Sound Reinforcement, and Systems Integration aspects of the business. He is also certified on several computer predictive techniques as they relate to acoustics and audio-visual systems design and is trained on several measurement systems to document the performance of these spaces/systems. He currently is a guest lecturer at the Yale School of Drama for the M.F.A. Technical Design and Production program.
Christopher Spahr has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Barry University and a recording arts associate’s degree from Full Sail University, his 20-year career spans the music, recording arts and pro sound industries. He comes to DPA Microphones as Area Sales Manager for Eastern U.S. from RTW, where he oversaw U.S. sales and operations. Prior to that, he spent seven years as a Market Development Manager and certified U.S. RF Expert for Sennheiser, in both the installed sound and professional channels. He has also served as Staff Engineer at Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida and performed live sound work for various concerts, corporate functions and theater applications.
Karl Winkler is currently Director of Business Development for Lectrosonics, Inc., a leading manufacturer of wireless microphone, networked audio and matrix mixing products for professional use. Mr. Winkler has provided hundreds of frequency coordinations and wireless microphone system designs for theaters, broadcast studios, reality TV and feature film productions, major touring acts and houses of worship. Prior to Lectrosonics, Mr. Winkler worked as Brand Manager for Neumann/USA and Business Area Manager for Professional Products at Sennheiser USA. Mr. Winkler holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from the University of Arizona and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Recording Arts from the University of Southern California. In his spare time, Mr. Winkler enjoys time with his wife and daughter, and performing classical music in the Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra and the Petroglyph String Quartet.
Alan Venitosh has been a recording and audio engineering enthusiast his entire life. Spending time as a touring musician in his late teens and early 20s, Alan experienced both sides of the glass in the recording studio environment, acting as both performing musician and audio engineer. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Music Production & Technology from the Hartt School of Music at University of Hartford in 2002. His experience in music retail and interest in electrical engineering lead him to his position at TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik, manufacturers of some of the world’s finest vacuum tube based microphones. His current role as Director Of Operations finds him participating in the development of new microphone technology, as well as forensically looking to the past for historic European microphone design. Alan is an expert of microphone technique and application.
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We are the New York Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry. Our more than 500 members live or work in northern New Jersey, southern New York and all of Connecticut.
SMPTE members are spread throughout 64 countries worldwide. Over 200 Sustaining (institutional) Members belong to SMPTE, allowing networking and contacts to occur on a larger scale. Touching on every discipline, our members include engineers, technical directors, cameramen, editors, technicians, manufacturers, designers, educators, consultants and field users in networking, compression, encryption and more.
SMPTE was founded in 1916 to advance theory and development in the motion imaging field. Today, SMPTE publishes internationally-recognized Standards, Recommended Practices, and Engineering Guidelines, along with the highly regarded SMPTE Journal and its peer-reviewed technical papers. SMPTE holds conferences and local Section meetings to bring people and ideas together, allowing for useful interaction and information exchange.
SMPTE strives toward its goal through:
- Membership: Promoting networking and interaction
- Standards: Developing industry standards
- Education: Enhancing education through seminars, exhibitions, and conferences