Dennis Baxter, sound designer for the 2012 London Olympics, has been the sound designer for the Atlanta, Sydney, Salt Lake, Athens, Torino, Beijing and Vancouver Olympic Games.
In addition to the Olympics, he has engineered the sound for the Commonwealth Games, World Cup, NASCAR, and hundreds of other sporting events around the world.
His innovative sound design practices have earned him five National Television Emmy® Awards for sports audio, and most recently, an Emmy for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
Throughout his career, Baxter has taught broadcast engineering. Most recently, in conjunction with the Olympic Broadcast Training Program, he conducted workshops and seminars for students throughout Great Britain in preparation for the London Games.
He was featured in NPR's "All Things Considered" broadcast, "Making the Olympics Sound Right, From 'Swoosh' to "Splash" on NPR "All things Considered" Guy Roz interview with Dennis Baxter on July 28, 2012
As an author, Dennis Baxter has written many articles, columns and papers. His book, Television Sound Engineering, has been published in both English and Chinese and is recognized by sound engineers around the world as the primer for the serious audio student. He is currently writing a second book which will be the definitive book on broadcast surround sound.
Dennis Baxter with his son, Devin readying for the start of the 2012 Olympic Games
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Dennis is interested iin all things musical: he has produced original television programming on music, performers and musical instruments. He resides in the U.S. and is married with one son, two grandchildren and multiple guitars.
"Even as professional audio engineers, we are still students of sound. With each new technological innovation in broadcast, the Internet, and digital media, sound evolves. As students, we need to learn the latest technology and discover the opportunities it presents. As professionals, we need to practice the art of quality and the science of sound production through our own innovation in creating exciting and entertaining broadcast performances." – Dennis Baxter