JAMES | Melvyn Toms


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Melvyn completed a 5 year technology apprenticeship for EMI Music and took an HND in electronics & electrical engineering. During this time he worked in the vinyl disc manufacturing and high speed cassette duplication and distribution areas. He also spent 2 years with EMI Audio Research, helping with the design and testing of the EMI TG analogue mixing and post production audio consoles.
He then moved to Abbey Road Studios where he worked for 30 years, initially maintaining analogue equipment, with particular responsibility for analogue tape recording. Latterly he was responsible for the installation and support of Abbey Road’s post production facilities which included disc cutting, CD mastering, classical music editing, re-mastering rooms, DVD authoring and audio for film production rooms, all of which were digitally networked together.

Since leaving EMI he has been working as an independent consultant and spent several years assisting a charitable organisation with a project to digitize their audio cassette library to make books available on CD and online for visually impaired readers.

Melvyn is one of JAMES’ pool of assessors and an advisor with JAMES’ Organisation Group and Accreditation Committee.

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