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Professional Associations

Audio Engineering Society
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. [6/15]


Bureau of Labor Statistics: Sound Engineering Technicians
Helpful information regarding a career as a sound engineering technician 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.  [6/15]
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
"The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable." [6/15]
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. [6/15]
Library of Congress: American Memory
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning. [6/15]
 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. [6/15]

Topics and Issues 

Tape Op: The Creative Recording Magazine
"The Creative Music Recording Magazine, Tape Op is about learning how to make great recordings with whatever tools you have access to. Unlike most recording magazines, Tape Op is not focused on reviewing equipment. Lots of mags already do a great job on that front. Instead, Tape Op interviews engineers, producers and musicians who are making great recordings. We sit down and talk with them at length and then run long, in- depth interviews. The reader becomes, in essence, the "tape op" hanging out in the studio and learning the trade from the seasoned vets working in the studio. Tape Op is about education and creativity. Tape Op is currently the largest circulated music recording magazine in the world. " [6/15]
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.” [6/15]

Last updated 2015.06/AL