Friday, September 13, 2013

Audiobit: Ray Dolby

Ray Dolby, the man whose name became synonymous with war on bad audio, has died.

At a guess, his name has probably appeared on more closing film credits than any other person.

It's worth noting that besides his huge achievements in audio recording, he'd also played a major part in inventing how videotapes worked. Before he'd even got his first degree. He'd also worked as a UN advisor in India, and helped out the Atomic Energy Authority here while he was a fellow at Cambridge.

It probably is unfair that he's mainly thought of as the bloke who eliminated tape hiss.

Ray Dolby was 80. He died Thursday 12th September.

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