Adventures and Misadventures in Musical Electronics

On Thursday, October 13, 2016 the IEEE Consultants’ Network of Northern NJ ( will present a talk by Jim Julian.

About the Topic

Imagine being a teenager, working part time in a music store – building, repairing and modifying amplifiers, electronic effects and synthesizers – during the boom of the electronic instrument industry. “Adventures and Misadventures in Musical Electronics” will take you back to that time, from someone who lived it. The presentation includes a timeline of the gear that made rock and roll what it is today, peppered with plenty of anecdotes, plus a live electric guitar effects demonstration.

About the Speaker(s)

Jim Julian graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering (BSEE).

Jim became fascinated with electronics as a child, when his father gave him a subscription to Popular Electronics magazine. Self-taught, he began to work professionally as an electronic technician at age 16 in a local music store and continued there through college.

Upon graduation, he started as an electronic design engineer at RCA, held project engineer positions at Timeplex and Datascope, moved into management at Datascope, VitalCom, and GE Healthcare and currently works in process excellence at Stryker Orthopaedics. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Find out more about Jim at, and look for his new channel on YouTube at

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Thursday April 14, 6:30 PM, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Morris County Library, 30 East Hanover Avenue, Whippany, NJ

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