Paul Isaacs Named Principal Applications Engineer at Sound Devices
Sound Devices has named Paul Isaacs principal applications engineer. In his new position, he will work closely with Sound Devices’ engineering department on advanced-product development. Isaacs will be in Booth 1231 at this year’s AES show to officially introduce himself to the professional audio and engineering industry.
With his early start as an engineer at BBC Radio, Isaacs has made the transition to product development for some of the industry’s leading manufacturers. He was instrumental in developing and defining the iXML format for broadcast wave files, which has been adopted for metadata interchange by many location recording devices and digital audio workstations. He has also worked on several significant audio-production products — such as the Portadrive, Portadisc, and Portadat — in his role as technical development manager at HHB Communications in London.
Isaacs has served as a sales and marketing manager for New Zealand-based Sound Techniques (where he worked to convert New Zealand productions to file-based workflows) and most recently as a consultant with Applied Audio Consultants Ltd. (also New Zealand-based).
“We are honored that Paul has chosen to join Sound Devices,” says director of engineering Matt Anderson. “Our future products will benefit from his extensive experience and knowledge of file-based workflow.”
Paul has degrees in both music performance and engineering from the University of Reading in the UK. He is also an accomplished pianist and piano teacher.