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Dolby Laboratories Founder Dies

Ray Dolby, noise reduction and surround-sound champion passed away at the age of 80.
Ray Dolby, 1933 - 2013
Ray Dolby, noise reduction and surround-sound champion passed away at the age of 80.

Dolby has become a household name, pioneering audio techniques with his company Dolby Laboratories.

He was honoured with a Grammy, two Emmys and an Oscar for his contributions to cinema and leaves a legacy that includes Dolby Digital and spectral recording.

Born in Portland, Oregon, and beginning his career developing video recording systems, Dolby completed his PhD at Cambridge and stayed in the UK to found his company in 1965.

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By Alice Thomson

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 09:33 to category : Music News

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