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Lon Neumann is a freelance consulting engineer, providing services to content producers, studios, broadcasters, manufacturers, engineering companies, and systems integrators. His practice encompasses a focus on audio for modern digital cinema, HDTV, OTT, and streaming media.  Recently Lon joined studio acoustics consultant Bruce Black and Gary Epstein (formerly Dolby Field Applications Engineer) in forming the Immersive Audio Alliance. He has been the secretary of the SMPTE technical committee developing international standards for object-based immersive audio in digital cinema. He participated in the development of the AES standard of loudness for video delivery via Over-the-Top and online Streaming; and is also currently active in the technical committee at the Consumer Technology Association responsible for developing the standard for loudness of received video content played back out of consumer cell-phones and online streaming.  For PBS Network, he recently drafted the specifications for audio delivery requirements, and recommended practices. He trained the engineering and operations staffs at PBS and DirecTV with daylong seminars on loudness management and surround-sound management, and mentored the quality-control staffs at their content-ingest operations.

As the Field Applications Engineer in Hollywood for Linear Acoustic, Lon has provided engineering support services for the Oscarsthe Golden Globesthe American Music AwardsDancing With the Stars, and the Rose Parade.

At DTS, Lon was the Product Manager responsible for developing surround-sound audio encoders for HDTV broadcast to consumers’ home theaters.

As the Western Operations Manager for Sony’s SACD Super Audio Compact Disc Project, one of his primary responsibilities was promoting the compelling nature and immersive qualities of surround-sound in music production and mastering.

Lon wrote the chapter on Digital Audio in the American Society of Cinematographers' Video Manual. He was the audio columnist at Television Broadcast magazine. He created and taught programs on the Fundamentals and Applications of Digital Audio Technology at UCLA. He has been the session chairman for Digital Interface at an Audio Engineering Society convention, and conducted a workshop on Digital Troubleshooting Techniques at an Audio Engineering Society convention.

In his earlier days, Lon was the chief engineer for Stevie Wonder, and won an award for the Front-Of-House mixing for the nationwide Earth, Wind, and Fire tour. This built on his experience as the front-of-house mixer at first The Whisky a Go Go, and then The Roxy Theater where he provided the live mixes for the likes of Herbie Hancock, B.B. King, Little Richard, The Temptations, George Benson, The Allman Bros., Joe Cocker, Dr. John, Fleetwood Mac, Linda Ronstadt, Steely Dan, Neil Young, and Frank Zappa, as well as very many more. 

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