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Neil Muncy

Neil Muncy studied Electrical Engineering at the George Washington University and the Capitol Radio Engineering Institute in Washington, D. C. He began his professional career in 1959 as a member of the technical staff of the John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, where he worked on low-level instrumentation, radar, and other related communications research projects. In 1966, after pursuing further studies in Physics and Business Administration at the American University, he founded SSI, Inc., a company which pioneered in the application of operational amplifier technology in large custom-built multichannel recording consoles, real-time and high speed tape recording and duplicating systems, and related equipment.

As an independent consultant since 1976, Neil Muncy Associates has specialized in the design of recording and broadcast facilities, the development of solutions to acoustical and technical problems including the elimination of grounding, EMI and RFI problems in completed installations, and the presentation of papers, lectures and training seminars on audio-related topics for clients including The Audio Engineering Society, National Public Radio and NBC, New York.

From1968 to1986, Mr.Muncy was a guest instructor at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, participating each summer in the Eastman Recording Institutes, one of the very first college-level courses in Recording Technology. From1980 to1989, he also served as one of the principal instructors in the Music Recording Workshop Program sponsored by National Public Radio, in Washington D. C. Recent seminar clients include the Harris Institute for the Arts in Toronto, The Fanshawe College Music Industry Arts Program in London, Ontario, and the Recording Program at The State University of New York at Fredonia.

Mr. Muncy has contributed to a number of U.S. and International patents, holds a TEF licence from the California Research Institute Foundation, and was a contributor to the development of the Reflection Free Zone (RFZ TM) control room design concept. He has authored numerous articles and papers on various audio topics, and earned credits on several Direct-to Disc, live Jazz, and classical albums. He is a member of the Acoustical Society of America, the Audio Engineering Society, The His hobbies include cooking, gardening, and the restoration of vintage tape recorders.



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