JON T. RUSSELL Occupation: • Audio Engineer • Audio Consultant • Presence Studios
- world class recording facility owner • Managing Director - SafeStart Systems LLC.
• Recording Institute of America (RIA) course graduate 1978 •
Institute of Audio Research, NY. NY 1979 -1981
• Elyiahu M. Goldratt Institute 1989
Career Timeline: 1980 - Present-Owner
/ Chief Engineer Presence Studios World Class audio recording studios certified in
1995 as one of top 30 facilities worldwide by World Studio Group. 1982
- Present-Forensic Audio Analysis / Expert Witness Consultation, analysis and final
result presentation of data to Law Enforcement and regional Legal community
Present – Acoustic design consultant and contractor Design and construct recording
studios, corporate conference rooms and related structures in cooperation with client
architectural firm to achieve maximum sound and or reflection reduction in sound
critical environments. 1997 - Present- Audio Consultant / Production Engineer WWE
Titan Television Services provided include satellite feed support, acoustic analysis,
mixing and production of elements for live broadcast.
2003 - Present- Managing Director- SafeStart Systems LLC Research & Development Company
which develops and markets patented SafetyGate electrical safety products to Aerospace,
Government and Consumer product manufacturers.
Notable Awards: • 1991 Grammy Award • World Studio
Group top 30 facility award 1995 •
2001 IMAX Large Format Film of the Year • 2002 DTS certification of Presence
Studios • (2) US patents (2003& 2008) for SafetyGate Circuitry
Specialized Skills (Legal)
•Provide evaluation, analysis and duplicate
Provide audio analysis for Federal, Regional and Local law enforcement since 1982.
Most notable cases include 911 call analysis to establish weapon discharge by victim
previously believed to be unarmed resulting in murder charge being reduced to manslaughter.
•Record and/ or provide Forensic Analysis of audio material in domestic, corporate
and criminal proceedings for the areas most prestigious law firms
• Provide expert testimony and proximity playback reconstruction when required. Projects
range from local noise ordinance creation and enforcement to corporate espionage
and SEC violations.
•Provide on-site acoustical analysis of environment to establish
its effect on audio evidence and establish benchmark for noise ordinance standards.
Process also used in re-creating events to verify authenticity of recorded material
and how surroundings affect the perception of the listener and their ability to identify
proximity, intensity and location of sound source.
•Use of extensive knowledge in
electrical and acoustic product design and development to identify subjective characteristics
of audio recording, measurement and playback systems in order to verify accuracy
in any courtroom presentation or demonstration. Professional Affiliations: •
Audio Engineering Society • RIAA •
Underwriters Laboratories UL University • NASD •
Various manufacturer user & beta test groups
Publications: • Contributor to Mix Magazine 1982-
Present • Contributor to Pro Sound News 1999- 2003 •
National Trial Lawyer: Product Liability 2010 • NHIS
Grant Application for NIOSH mandated Electronic Restart
Protection research 2004- 2008
• Various industry trade publication and media Interviews