Director of Advanced technology
Aaron Reiff, who joined JSX in January
of 2004 as Director of Advanced Technology, has many years of industry
experience in the audio engineering and recording fields and has worked
at some of the most prestigious audio engineering and entertainment companies
in the world.
From 1996-2003, Aaron was the Chief Scoring Engineer at Skywalker Sound
(a Lucas Film Limited Company) in San Rafael, California. At Skywalker
Sound, he specialized in Ultra High Resolution Audio Research and Development,
including power and grounding research for high-end audio systems. Aaron
also designed complex recording and playback systems used to record orchestras
and many top 40 bands. While performing his engineering and management
responsibilities at Skywalker Sound, Aaron worked on many motion picture
soundtracks including, Star Wars, Titanic, Saving Private Ryan, Contact,
Spy Kids and many other noteworthy films.
Prior to his appointment at Skywalker Sound, Aaron was an Audio Engineer
at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California. While working at the well-known
and conspicuously round Capitol Records building, he designed and maintained
state-of-the-art recording systems and worked with many famous recording
Aaron has worked in many well-known recording studios in California.
He was the Chief Engineer at the Devonshire Studio complex in North Hollywood,
where he specialized in advanced system design. He was also part of the
team that designed the recording facility for Mattel Toys.
Influenced by his musical family, Aaron became an accomplished musician
at a very early age. Aaron’s outstanding mastery of the classical
trumpet earned him the prestigious Semper Fidelis Scholarship for musical
excellence. Playing trumpet and other instruments gave him a very keen
sense of tonal perception and greatly increased his critical listening
skills. He has successfully leveraged these advanced tonal abilities with
his vast experience in the audio engineering and recording industries
to become a top sound engineer.
Prior to these aforementioned appointments at Skywalker Sound, Capitol
Records, and Devonshire, he was an independent engineer, mixer and producer,
during which time he specialized in pop, jazz, rock and classical recording
techniques. Additionally, from 1991 through 1993, Aaron was the Recording
Engineer for the famous composer Gil Melle`. This endeavor increased Aaron’s
knowledge of all music formats for film, TV, and broadcast.
Aaron has successfully combined his musical skills and engineering abilities
for the purpose of designing superior power and recording systems that
result in an outstanding listening experience for the customer.
Aaron has worked as a consultant for many professional production facilities,
and has engineered custom high-end home cinema systems designed to provide
the highest quality sound. He has also designed a low distortion Uninterruptible
Power System (UPS) for high end audio/video systems. The first units will
be released June 2004.
Aaron is happily married and has a two-year-old son. When he is not designing audio systems, he enjoys hiking with his family and playing music.
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