Audio Precision Chairman to Give AES Keynote Speech in June

Created on 2011-06-03 20:25:00

UK-based AES Conference To Feature Bruce Hofer On The Ins & Outs Of Audio

50-word summary: Bruce Hofer, Chairman and co-founder of Audio Precision, the recognised standard in audio test, has been invited to give the Keynote speech at a forthcoming Audio Engineering Society conference. Hofer's talk at the UK-based gathering, which takes place on June 27-28, is entitled 'The Ins and Outs of Audio'.

Beaverton, Oregon, USA, 25 May 2011: The next Audio Engineering Society Conference, scheduled to take place at the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom at the end of June, has a distinguished Keynote Speaker: Bruce Hofer, Chairman and co-founder of Audio Precision, the recognised standard in audio test.

A widely respected electrical engineer and analogue design expert for over 40 years, and an AES member since the late 1970s, Hofer helped to found Audio Precision in 1984, following nearly 15 years at Tektronix, and can still be found working hard at his AP test bench every day. Under his guidance, Audio Precision has moved with the times, progressing from the precision analogue test and measurement instruments he helped to design to the company's current digital offerings, but always retaining the high design standards expected of a T&M market leader.

Hofer's long career and his reputation as a 'grand old duke of analogue' at the head of a company renowned for the accuracy of its measurements gives him a unique perspective on the world of audio design. He is expected to bring this insight to his 40-minute keynote speech, which shares the Conference title: 'The Ins & Outs of Audio'.

"I'm honoured to be offered this opportunity to take the Keynote Speech at the next AES Conference," comments Hofer. "Frankly, what audio engineer wouldn't jump at the chance?"

The conference chair, Nathan Bentall, adds: “We feel immensely privileged to have Bruce Hofer deliver the keynote at the 24th Audio Engineering Society UK conference. As Chairman and Co-founder of Audio precision, Bruce has had a huge impact on audio equipment design — it is so often upon Bruce’s circuits that we rely to measure the success of our own efforts. For everyone involved in audio design, this conference provides a rare opportunity to hear from such an experienced ‘veteran’ of the industry. This is an event you won’t want to miss.”

The AES Conference runs for two days from June 27, and is being held at the Institute of Sound Recording at the University of Surrey, Guildford. For more information on how to attend, see:

About Audio Precision

Audio Precision is the recognized standard in audio test. Since 1984, AP has offered high performance audio analyzer instruments and applications to help engineers worldwide design and manufacture all types of consumer, professional and industrial audio products. For more information, visit