in Peace our brother Bill Isenberg
IN MEMORIAM – BILL ISENBERG
On Wednesday, February 6th, William H. Isenberg passed away from natural
causes. Bill — or as
his friends knew him “B-I” — was one of the more ubiquitous
members of the LA audio
community, and since the early 1970s was known and respected for his
talents as a circuit designer,
field technician, and all-around on-call “technical guru” for
many of the most prestigious
manufacturers and recording studios in Southern California.
A native of Appleton, Wisconsin, Bill’s future career in electronics
and audio became evident while
still in high school. After a short period of study at Lawrence University
he joined the Air Force in
1964, rising to the rank of Tech Sergeant, specializing in electronics
technology. While on duty in
Thailand, he serviced radar equipment on F-105 aircraft, which led to
a position following the
Vietnam War with Lockheed in Marietta, Georgia, working on radar for
the C-5 cargo plane.
After moving to Southern California in 1972, Bill worked for and with
a number of companies,
including: Audio Engineering Associates, Capp’s Electronics, Cetec
Vega, Filmways Audio,
Groove Tubes, Harman Pro Audio, Hollywood Sound Systems, JBL Loudspeakers,
Transformers, Litton Westrex, Marshall Long Acoustics, Pioneer Research,
Record Plant Recording,
RTS Systems (Telex), SAE High Fidelity, and Seymour Duncan Pickups.
As a long time member of the Hollywood Sapphire Group and the Los Angeles
Section of the
Audio Engineering Society, Bill was a contributor to numerous technical
workshops for both organizations and served as the AES Section’s
Treasurer for several years.
A memorial service will be held in the Faith Chapel at Forest Lawn, Hollywood
Wednesday, February 20th, at 10:00 a.m. 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles,
He is survived by his brother, John, of Pasadena. He was 69.