100 Years Old and Still Inspiring the Industry!

Leo Beranek

This bit of inspiration comes courtesy of NAMM’s Oral History department:

How about a little inspiration for those who feel kind of “old” when waking up some mornings? Leo Beranek (interview class of 2011) attended the Acoustical Society of America’s 168th Meeting in Indianapolis last month where he presented two papers. The topics were “Reciprocity—A Method to Calibrate Microphones and Earphones” and “Recent Research in Concert Hall Design.” Fellow presenter Michael Pettersen (interview class of 2005) reported the papers sparked a great discussion among the attendees. Dr. Beranek (pictured) turned 100 in September and shows no signs of slowing down! I hope this gives you a little more energy—at least enough to get you to the weekend!

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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