Bobby Owsinski is an author, producer, music industry veteran and technical consultant who has written numerous books covering all aspects of audio recording. To read more from Bobby, and to acquire copies of his outstanding books such as The Recording Engineer’s Handbook, be sure to check out his website at www.bobbyowsinski.com.
Craig has worked in a wide range of roles in professional audio for more than 30 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 Reno.
Mike Sessler has been involved with church sound and live production for more than 30 years, and is the author of the Church Tech Arts blog (churchtecharts.org). Based near Nashville, he serves as the Maker of Magic for Vantage Pro, which provides design-build production solutions for churches and other facilities.
Keith has covered professional audio and systems contracting for more than 30 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).
Nigel Redmon is a musician, electrical and software engineer, and independent developer, specializing in digital audio signal processing applications. He has developed products for Line 6, Equator Audio, Alesis, Oberheim, and others.
Bruce Bartlett is a recording engineer, audio journalist, and microphone engineer (www.bartlettaudio.com). His latest books are Practical Recording Techniques 7th edition and Recording Music On Location 2nd edition.
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 a number of years as a church production staff member and Media Director, and as an author for several leading industry publications before joining the PSW team.
His latest project is the WYWU: Working Your Way Up podcast. Reach him directly through the contact form at RabunshireMedia.com.
Michael Lawrence is an independent front of house engineer and system tech, and he’s also an application support specialist with Rational Acoustics. In addition, he serves as the technical editor of various pro audio publications. Send him your thoughts at [email protected]
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.
Mike Sokol has worked as a sound system designer and engineer for more than 50 years, and is also noted as a top worship audio educator, including presenting courses for Church Sound University training online that’s available at churchsoundu.thinkific.com.
Peter Janis is the former CEO of Radial Engineering, Primacoustic, Hafler and Tonebone. He now runs exit-plan.ca where he assists business owners with their strategic planning, growth and eventual retirement.
Jim Yakabuski has spent more than 35 years as a live sound engineer, working with artists such as Van Halen, Journey, Avril Lavigne, Peter Frampton, and many others. He's also by author of "Professional Sound Reinforcement Techniques," which provides a collection of tips and techniques for mix engineers. It's available via Amazon. Reach Jim at [email protected]
Ales Stefancic has served for more than 20 years as a FOH/monitoring engineer, in addition to being a technical director and mix engineer for the band Siddharta. Based in Slovenia, Europe, he's also a musician and project studio owner. Go to gainmedialab.com for more of his articles and a roster of upcoming online courses.
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.
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.
Becky Pell is a monitor engineer with more than 20 years of experience in live sound. She toured as a monitor and RF tech with Black Crowes, Travis and Kylie Minogue before moving behind the desk to mix monitors for artists such as Aha, Muse, Westlife, Anastacia and Take That. Read more from Becky at SoundGirls.org.
The late Andrew Stone served as the production director and senior audio engineer at Church on the Move in Tulsa, OK. He was also a founding member of MxU (www.mxu.rocks), a brand designed to create and inspire better leaders and better audio engineers.
Samantha Potter is senior contributing editor and worship tech liaison for Church Sound and ProSoundWeb, and she’s also co-director of Church Sound University. In addition, she's just joined the team at Allen & Heath. Get in touch at [email protected]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Fay is owner/principal at GraceNote Design Studio, an audio, video and acoustic design consultancy; a sustaining member of SynAudCon; a member of AVIXA and the Acoustical Society of America; former Integration Division general manager and senior design consultant with Sound Image; and former editor of Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) magazine.
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.
As a loudspeaker design engineer, he's devised more than 60 products and has been issued five patents, and he's also helped to develop and implement a sophisticated multi-axis rotation mechanism to aid in the measurement of loudspeaker directivity.
He’s also a member of the AES, ASA, CEA and NSCA.
Duke DeJong serves as president of integration for Vantage Pro, a national integrator of audio, video, and lighting systems for houses of worship. Over the past two-plus decades, his career has centered around the intersection of ministry and technology. His early years on staff with for Youth For Christ and a Christian radio station led to a decade as a staff church technical director. He then joined a technology integrator where he spent the next 10 years developing new and improved processes for equipping the church while building and leading an amazing team. Duke is most passionate about people, vision, ministry, and process, which is evident in his work with hundreds of churches and in the teams he’s helped build.