About Tony Woolf
In Spring 2013 I will be winding down my acoustics business after nearly 50 years working in broadcasting, sound recording and acoustics.
I joined the BBC as an engineer in 1963. There I started with sound recording and editing, then moved to local radio, then to studio design and installation. Then I joined radio engineering headquarters unit, where I had a job keeping an eye - and a couple of ears - on technical standards and acoustics over the whole area of BBC radio broadcasting.
Finally I decided to specialise in acoustics and studied at Heriot-Watt University, where I received a Masters degree with distinction in acoustics, vibration and noise control. I worked as an acoustic engineer in the BBC for 14 years, in the projects and architectural departments, before leaving to become an independent consultant after 33 years total service.
As an independent consultant I've been lucky enough to work on a wide variety of large and small projects. On the studio side these ranged from home studios to major broadcasting centres and Dolby accredited film dubbing theatres. I've also worked on the sound reinforcement and broadcast systems in the House of Lords, the House of Commons, and the Greater London Assembly Building.
In retirement I'll continue to take an interest in acoustic matters, and possibly continue some teaching work.