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Ray Dolby Tribute Planned by Motion Picture Sound Editors

"He was a giant in our industry and we take great pride is saluting his many contributions to our craft," said MPSE president Frank Morrone.

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Ray Dolby

Motion Picture Sound Editors is planning a tribute to iconic sound pioneer Ray Dolby, which will be held at its 61st annual Golden Reel Awards, Feb. 16 at the Westin Bonaventure.

“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.”

STORY: Colleagues Remember Visionary Engineer Ray Dolby

Dolby, who passed away last September, is the founder of Dolby Laboratories. He is credited with developing a noise reduction system which delivered sound recordings with greater clarity and fidelity that was previously possible. The Academy Award winner 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.

In 2012, the home of the Academy Awards was renamed the Dolby Theater, and the grand ballroom at Hollywood & Highland is now known as the Ray Dolby Ballroom.

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