Samuel L. Warner Memorial Medal
Acoustic Consultant, Munro Acoustic Design
The Samuel L. Warner Memorial Medal, established in 1946 and sponsored by Warner Bros., honors the individual by recognizing outstanding contributions in the design and development of new and improved methods and/or apparatus for motion picture sound, including any step in the process.
The 2020 Samuel L. Warner Memorial Medal is awarded to Andrew Munro, for his significant contribution and many years of dedication to advancing the art and science of sound reproduction in the motion-picture industry. An acoustician, Munro has advanced the design and construction of reference studios for four decades, enabling sound designers and re-recording mixers to have greater and more precise control over their craft. Munro has been entrusted by leading post-production facilities and film companies worldwide.
Andy Munro joined Shure brothers in 1973 after studying Mechanical Engineering in London. After a period in the HIFI Division he spent five years developing the professional microphone and sound system business, working in all areas of pro-audio. After further study in electro-acoustics he started an independent design, installation and consultancy company in 1980. Since then he has developed strong relationships with major film, broadcast and music studios, including Pinewood-Shepperton, Elstree, Buena Vista (Disney), Warner Bros and many others. Andy has worked closed with Dolby to promote high quality multi-channel sound studios including their own prestige theatres in London and India. He is a Life-Time member of the Audio Engineering Society and The Institute of Acoustics.
Andy has received several personal Lifetime Achievement Awards plus product Design Awards with companies such as Dynaudio Acoustics, a company he co-founded in 1990. He also recently received an engineering award from CCTV in China. Although he recently sold his UK companies to his colleagues, Andy continues to work independently from his homes in England and Italy.