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M. Erik Matlock
M. Erik Matlock

Senior Editor, ProSoundWeb
     
Erik worked in a wide range of roles in pro audio for more than 20 years in a dynamic career that encompasses system design and engineering in the live, install and recording markets. He also spent several years as a production staff member and team leader for the largest non-denominational church in central Georgia, and served as an author for several leading industry publications before joining the PSW team.
Keith Clark
Keith Clark

Editor In Chief, ProSoundWeb & Live Sound International
     
Keith has covered professional audio and systems contracting for more than 25 years, authoring hundreds of articles in addition to hands-on work in every facet of publishing. He fostered the content of ProSoundWeb (PSW) from its inception, helping build pro audio’s largest portal website, and has also served for several years as editor in chief of Live Sound International (LSI).
Julie Clark
Julie Clark

Content Specialist, ProSoundWeb
   
Julie has worked in professional audio for more than 20 years, bringing expertise in management, sales, marketing, content generation and more to ProSoundWeb.
Craig Leerman
Craig Leerman

Senior Contributing Editor, ProSoundWeb & Live Sound International
 
Craig has worked in a wide range of roles in professional audio for more than 25 years in a dynamic career that encompasses touring, theater, live televised broadcast events and even concerts at the White House. Currently he owns and operates Tech Works, a regional production company that focuses on corporate events based in Las Vegas and Reno.



Contributors

Andrew Stone
Andrew Stone

Audio Director, Church on the Move
Andrew is the Production Manager and Audio Director at Church on the Move in Tulsa, OK. His 25 years of touring experience have brought a unique, and sometimes unorthodox, perspective to his approach towards production in the church. He has been a key part of changing the culture behind COTM’s live events and he loves sharing his knowledge with other churches. He’s been married for 19 years, rarely wears anything but black, and genuinely loves to rock. You can find him on Twitter (@stone_rocks) ...
Andy Coules
Andy Coules

Sound Engineer, Tour Manager, Audio Educator
   
Andy Coules is a sound engineer and audio educator who has toured the world with a diverse array of acts in a wide range of genres.
Barry Rudolph
Barry Rudolph

Veteran Recording Engineer
Barry is a veteran L.A.-based recording engineer as well as a noted writer on recording topics. Be sure to visit his website, and also check out his related article, “A Wide Variety Of Microphone Techniques For Recording Drums”.
Bob McCarthy
Bob McCarthy

Director of System Optimization, Meyer Sound
 
Bob has been designing and tuning sound systems for over 30 years. The third edition of his book Sound Systems: Design and Optimization is available from Focal Press. He lives in NYC and is the director of system optimization for Meyer Sound.
Bobby Owsinski
Bobby Owsinski

Music Industry Veteran and Technical Consultant
Bobby Owsinski is an author, producer, music industry veteran and technical consultant who has written numerous books covering all aspects of audio recording. For more information and to acquire a copy of The Recording Engineer’s Handbook be sure to check out his website.
Bruce Bartlett
Bruce Bartlett

Recording Engineer
   
AES and SynAudCon member Bruce Bartlett is a recording engineer, audio journalist, and microphone engineer. His latest books are “Practical Recording Techniques 5th Ed.” and “Recording Music On Location.”
Bruce Main
Bruce Main

Systems Engineer
Bruce has been a systems engineer and front of house mixer for more than 35 years, and has also built, owned and operated recording studios, and designed and installed sound systems.
Bruce A. Miller
Bruce A. Miller

Recording Engineer
Bruce A. Miller is an acclaimed recording engineer who operates an independent recording studio and the BAM Audio School website.
Charlie Hughes
Charlie Hughes

Managing Director, Excelsior Audio Design & Services
 
Charlie Hughes has worked at Peavey Electronics and Altec Lansing, and currently heads up Excelsior Audio Design & Services, a consultation, design and measurement services company based near Charlotte, NC. He’s also a member of the AES, ASA, CEA and NSCA.
Chris Foreman
Chris Foreman

Principal, Wordworks Consulting
 
Chris has worked in professional audio for more than 50 years in a wide range of roles, ranging from mixing to manufacturing to management.
Chris Huff
Chris Huff

Writer/Teacher/Author, BehindTheMixer.com
 
Chris Huff is a long-time practitioner of church sound and writes at Behind The Mixer, covering topics ranging from audio fundamentals to dealing with musicians – and everything in between.
Curt Taipale
Curt Taipale

President, Taipale Media Systems
 
Curt Taipale of Taipale Media Systems heads up Church Soundcheck.com, a thriving community dedicated to helping technical worship personnel, as well as the Church Sound Boot Camp series of educational classes held throughout the U.S.
Daniel Keller
Daniel Keller

Chief Executive Officer, Get It In Writing Inc
 
Daniel Keller is a musician, engineer and producer. Since 2002 he has been president and CEO of Get It In Writing, a public relations and marketing firm focused on audio and multimedia professionals and their toys. Despite being immersed in professional audio his entire adult life, he still refuses to grow up.
Daniel L. Newman
Daniel L. Newman

CEO, EOS
Daniel currently serves as CEO of EOS, a new company focused on offering cloud-based management solutions for IT and A/V integrators. He has spent his entire career in various integration industry roles. Most recently, Newman was CEO of United Visual where he led all day to day operations for the 60-plus-year-old integrator.
Dave Rat
Dave Rat

President, Rat Sound Systems
 
Dave Rat heads up Rat Sound Systems (www.ratsound.com), a leading sound reinforcement company based in Southern California, and has also been a mix engineer for more than 30 years.
Ethan Winer
Ethan Winer

Ethan Winer has been an audio engineer and professional musician for more than 45 years. His Cello Rondo music video has received nearly two million views on YouTube and other web sites, and his book The Audio Expert published by Focal Press is available at amazon.com and through Ethan’s own web site ethanwiner.com. Ethan is also a principal at RealTraps, a leading manufacturer of high quality acoustic treatment.
Gary Gand
Gary Gand

President, Gand Music & Sound
   
Gary has been designing and mixing sound for 40 years and is president of Gand Concert Sound, Elk Grove Village IL., just west of Chicago.
Gary Parks
Gary Parks

Gary is a writer who has worked in pro audio for more than 25 years, holding marketing and management positions with several leading manufacturers.
Gary Zandstra
Gary Zandstra

Consultant, Dan Vos Construction, Writer for Worship Facilities and ProSoundWeb
   
Gary Zandstra has worked in church production and as an AV systems integrator for more than 35 years. He’s also contributed numerous articles to ProSoundWeb over the past decade.
Greg DeTogne
Greg DeTogne

Gregory is a writer and editor who has served the pro audio industry for the past 32 years.
Ike Zimbel
Ike Zimbel

Freelance RF technician
 
Ike Zimbel is a wireless frequency coordinator and tech based in Toronto. Reach him via LinkedIn. Ike is a freelance RF technician available for tours, one-offs, off-site frequency coordination and consulting on RF issues.
Jerrold Stevens
Jerrold Stevens

Assoc. Principal and Director AV Systems, Marsh/PMK
 
Jerrold Stevens has more than 25 years of experience in the audio industry, including contracting, independent sales representative, live sound and studio engineering, and audio system consulting and design. Formerly with Eastern Acoustic Works, he is now with Marsh/PMK International.
Jim Lappin
Jim Lappin

Jim Lappin is product manager, wireless microphone systems, at Audio-Technica.
Joe Gilder
Joe Gilder

Sound Engineer
   
Joe Gilder is a Nashville based engineer, musician, and producer who also provides training and advice at the Home Studio Corner.
John Murray
John Murray

Principal, Optimum System Solutions
 
John Murray is a 35-year industry veteran who has worked for several leading manufacturers, and has also presented two published AES papers as well as chaired numerous SynAudCon workshops. He is currently the principal of Optimum System Solutions, a consulting firm based in Colorado.
Jon Tidey
Jon Tidey

Producer/Engineer, EPIC Sounds
Jon Tidey is a Producer / Engineer who runs his own studio, EPIC Sounds, and enjoys writing about audio on his blog AudioGeekZine.com.
Jonah Altrove
Jonah Altrove

Veteran Live Audio Professional
Jonah Altrove is a veteran live audio professional on a constant quest to discover more about the craft.
Karl Winkler
Karl Winkler

Vice President of Sales at Lectrosonics
 
Karl serves as vice president of sales/service at Lectrosonics and has worked in professional audio for more than 25 years.
Ken DeLoria
Ken DeLoria

Senior Technical Editor, Live Sound International Magazine
 
Over the course of more than four decades, Ken DeLoria has tuned hundreds of sound systems, and as the founder of Apogee Sound, he developed the TEC Award-winning AE-9 loudspeaker.
Kevin Young
Kevin Young

Freelance Music and Tech Writer, Professional Musician and Composer
Based in Toronto, Kevin Young is a freelance music and tech writer, professional musician and composer.
Marc Happes
Marc Happes

Marc Happes is a senior engineer and consultant with ACT Associates, LLC in Boston, MA. He earned both a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in electrical engineering from Binghamton University in New York. His concentration is in digital signal processing. Before relocating to Boston and before becoming a consultant, Marc worked as an engineer for an AV integrator where he was involved in design, implementation and commissioning of many successful projects. He is CTS-D and Dante Level II certified.
Mark Frink
Mark Frink

Independent Sound Engineer
     
Mark Frink is a touring sound engineer who has mixed monitors for numerous top artists.
Matthew Weiss
Matthew Weiss

Sound Engineer
   
Matthew Weiss engineers from his private facility in Philadelphia, PA. A list of clients and credits are available at Weiss-Sound.com. To get a taste of The Maio Collection, the debut drum library from Matthew, check out The Maio Sampler Pack.
Merlijn van Veen
Merlijn van Veen

Live Sound Engineer, Harlekijn Holland B.V.
 
Based in The Netherlands, Merlijn van Veen (https://www.merlijnvanveen.nl) is a consultant specializing in sound system design and optimization, and he’s also a noted audio educator.
Michael MacDonald
Michael MacDonald

President. ATK Audiotek
Michael is the president of leading production company ATK Audiotek in Valencia, CA, and has been involved in the professional audio industry for more than 35 years. Beginning as a freelance mixer/engineer in the 1970s, he transitioned to working for manufacturers and has been employed by, developed products for, and consulted with major companies such as Yamaha and JBL Professional.
Mike Sessler
Mike Sessler

Project Lead at CCI Solutions
     
Mike has been involved with church sound and live production for more than 25 years, and is the author of the Church Tech Arts blog. Based in Nashville, he serves as project lead for CCI Solutions, which provides design-build production solutions for churches and other facilities.
Mike Sokol
Mike Sokol

Lead Instructor, Live Sound Co
Mike is the lead instructor for Live Sound Co, an AV integration and installation company in western Maryland, and lead writer of the Live Sound Advice blog. He’s also a veteran audio educator as well as an adjunct professor at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA. Visit www.livesoundadvice.com for Mike’s educational articles and videos.
Nicholas Radina
Nicholas Radina

Audio Engineer and Musician
   
Nicholas Radina is an audio engineer and musician based in Cincinnati. In addition to keeping up with a busy freelance schedule, he smacks cowbells with local Salsa bands and tours as the monitor engineer with the band O.A.R. He invites your input via his website at NicholasRadina.com.
Old Soundman
Old Soundman

Veteran Pro Audio Engineer
Old Sound Man is a recurring column that is hilarious and informative at the same time. He answers your questions which provides him with both the chance to pontificate and provide useful information.
Pat Brown
Pat Brown

Principals, Synergetic Audio Concepts
   
Pat & Brenda Brown lead SynAudCon, conducting audio seminars and workshops online and around the world. For more information go to www.prosoundtraining.com.
Peter Janis
Peter Janis

President, Radial Engineering
 
Peter Janis is president of Radial Engineering, which has been producing snake systems, direct boxes and interfaces for more than 20 years.
Samantha Potter
Samantha Potter

Production, Media, and Audio Engineer
   
Samantha Potter is an IT media supervisor and audio engineer for the largest Methodist Church in the U.S. and a production manager for Funk Syndicate in Kansas City. In addition, she’s head of the Kansas City chapter for SoundGirls.org, where you can read more from her.
Teri Hogan
Teri Hogan

 
Teri was the long-time co-owner of Sound Services Inc., a sound company based in Texas.
Tim Vear
Tim Vear

Senior Application Engineer, Shure
Tim is a senior application engineer with Shure. He is noted for his teaching ability, presenting seminars about sound to a wide range of audiences and is the author of the Audio Systems Guide For Houses Of Worship.
Tim Weaver
Tim Weaver

Owner, Weaver Imaging
Tim Weaver is the owner of Weaver Imaging (www.weaverimaging.com), an audio, lighting, and projection provider based in College Station, TX. He has been a professional sound engineer for 18 years, working across all genres.
Todd Hartmann
Todd Hartmann

Audio Engineering Coordinator, Austin Stone Community Church
Todd Hartmann is the audio engineering coordinator for the Austin Stone Community Church as well as A1 systems engineer for Big House Sound in Austin, TX.
Tom Young
Tom Young

Principle Consultant, Electroacoustic Design Services
 
Tom is principle consultant for Electroacoustic Design Services in Connecticut, and he has designed hundreds of systems for churches and similar spaces. Tom’s also the moderator of the Church Sound Community Forum here on ProSoundWeb.