Trade Regrets: Yoshiharu Abe
Yoshiharu Abe, an innovator personal multi-track recording in the audio engineering field, passed away at the age of 81 on January 2 in Japan.
He was one of the five founders of TEAC in 1957 and went on to become one of the company’s most important product designers. Abe later worked for Fostex and was a key player in the teams that created the B-13 and X-15. Beginning in 1948 he also began writing extensively for audio engineering magazines and authored three textbooks on the subject.