Jim Starzynski

Jim Starzynski

NBC Universal
Director and Principal Audio Engineer; SVG Audio, Chairman

Jim Starzynski is director and principal audio engineer for NBCUniversal, overseeing audio technologies and practices for all NBCU television properties. He is responsible for establishing NBC’s audio strategy for digital television and works on advanced technologies.

Starzynski is chairperson of the Advanced Television Systems Committee’s group on Next Generation Audio and their group that developed ATSC-A/85, the Emmy winning Recommended Practice on Loudness for Digital Television. He is chairperson of the SVG Audio Committee and co-chair of the AES’s Broadcast and Online Delivery Technical Committee. Starzynski is an ex-officio of the Audio Board and chairperson of the OTT Loudness Group of the Consumer Technology Association. He holds both SMPTE and AES Fellowships.

Starzynski gave expert testimony to the 2009 U.S. Congress on the Commercial Advertising Loudness Mitigation Act (C.A.L.M. Act). He is the recipient of six NATAS Emmy Awards and the 2006 NATAS George Wensel Innovative Technical Achievement Award. Starzynski is also a 2018 Television Academy honoree for his contribution to the Emmy Award winning sound mixing of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. Starzynski is a recipient of the AES Board of Governors Award and President’s Award. He authored the 2017 NAB Engineering Handbook’s chapter on “Digital Television Audio Loudness Management”. In addition, Starzynski is the 2011 recipient of the ATSC’s Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award.

Featured in: Monday SVG Audio Production and Distribution Workshop (12/11)