GigaOM points to a tweet from tech personality Leo Laporte, who claims to have heard that Apple has hired Tomlinson Holman, an audio pioneer, to lead Apple’s different audio projects. How qualified is Holman? Well, he wan an Academy Award for Technical Achievement in 2001 for his audio work. Before that he worked at Lucasfilm […]
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Report: Apple Hired Tomlinson Holman to Head Up Audio Projects

6952_197wh.jpgGigaOM points to a tweet from tech personality Leo Laporte, who claims to have heard that Apple has hired Tomlinson Holman, an audio pioneer, to lead Apple’s different audio projects.

How qualified is Holman? Well, he wan an Academy Award for Technical Achievement in 2001 for his audio work. Before that he worked at Lucasfilm for fifteen years to develop the THX sound systems. He also teaches at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. Plus, with his own company, he is developing new surround-sound technologies to increase spacial sound perception.

Apple must be throwing palettes of money at this guy, for him to, at least in some sense, leave his other work. Also, if I had to guess, this is true. Laporte wouldn’t release something if he was certain.

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