Studio City, California–The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will
include a special tribute to the late American inventor Ray Dolby, recognized
around the world for developing groundbreaking audio technologies, during its 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards
ceremony, set for February 16th in Los Angeles. Dolby’s pioneering
work in noise reduction and surround sound led to the development of many
state-of-the-art technologies used in the film, television and recording

Dolby, who passed away in
September, was a prolific inventor, engineer and founder of Dolby Laboratories,
an environment where scientists and engineers continue to advance the science
of sight and sound to make entertainment and communications more engaging.
Founded in 1965, the company’s technologies are an essential part of the
creative process for recording artists and filmmakers, who continue to use Dolby®
tools to bring their visions to life.

“Ray Dolby was a brilliant
scientist whose inventions are in use every day in recording studios, sound
editing suites, mix stages and cinemas worldwide,” said MPSE president Frank
Morrone. “He was a giant in our industry and we take great pride is saluting
his many contributions to our craft.”
Ray Dolby
Dolby is best remembered for the development of the noise
reduction system that bears his name and delivered sound recordings with
greater clarity and fidelity. He also developed the first commercially-viable surround-sound
system, which led to the widespread use of 5.1- and 7.1-channel sound systems
in theaters and homes around the world. Ray Dolby holds more than 50 U.S.
patents. He was also the recipient of two Academy Awards® for Scientific or
Technical Achievement, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences, and numerous other awards and honors, including a
star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
About MPSE
Founded in 1953,
the Motion Picture Sound Editors is a
non-profit organization of professional sound and music editors who work in the
motion pictures and television industry. The organization’s mission is to
provide a wealth of knowledge from award winning professionals to a diverse
group of individuals, youth and career professionals alike; mentoring and
educating the community about the artistic merit and technical advancements in
sound and music editing; providing scholarships for the continuing advancement
of motion picture sound in education; and helping to enhance the personal and
professional lives of the men and women who practice this unique craft.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are
registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. “Academy Awards®” is the
registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
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