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(formerly Digital Recording Arts - DRA and Video Audio Production - VAP)

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Professional Associations

Audio Engineering Society (AES)
The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide by promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge and research [8/16]


Bureau of Labor Statistics: Sound Engineering Technicians
The Occupational Employment Statistics page [OES] offers much helpful information for the career of sound engineering technician.  There is an explanation of the career:  to operate machines and equipment to record, synchronize, mix, or reproduce music, voices, or sound effects in sporting arenas, theater productions, recording studios, or movie and video productions. Includes wage rates and maps of sound engineering technician employment on a state by state basis.  [8/16]
FCC: Federal Communications Commission
"The Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. An independent U.S. government agency overseen by Congress, the commission is the United States' primary authority for communications law, regulation and technological innovation." [ [8/16]
Library of Congress: National Juke Box
The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives. [8/16]
Library of Congress: American Memory
American Memory has a vast collection of a variety of sound recordings available free online.  In the search box at the top of the page enter the words "sound recordings" for a listing of available choices. [8/16]
United States Early Radio History
"Articles and extracts about early radio and related technologies, concentrating on the United States in the period from 1897 to 1927. A personal site of Thomas H. White, but appears to be well-documented. Verify the information. [8/16]

Topics and Issues

Old Time Radio Downloads
Thousands of free old time radio shows for download or stream. Once downloaded, hear these free OTR shows on your computer, MP3 Player, or copy them to a cd to listen anywhere!  [8/16]
Tape Op
The Creative Music Recording Magazine, Tape Op is about learning how to make great recordings with whatever tools you have access to.  Tape Op is currently the largest circulated music recording magazine in the world.  Site offers access to all print magazines dating to 1996.  [8/16]
Sound On Sound
Sound On Sound, “the world's premier music recording technology magazine.” Based in Cambridge, England and independently-owned, the magazine has been publishing since 1985. The Sound On Sound web site contains a continually-expanding archive of highly informative articles (starting from January 1994) that chart the impact of technology on the music production and recording processes. “SOUND ON SOUND is recognized internationally as the 'bible' of the hi-tech music recording industry.” [8/16]

Last updated 2017.04/ AL-gjm