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Michael Lawrence is an independent FOH engineer and system tech. He is also the technical editor of various pro audio publications. Send him your thoughts at
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 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. Visit ErikMatlock.com to read more.
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).
Veteran Live Audio Professional
Jonah Altrove is a veteran live audio professional on a constant quest to discover more about the craft. Send him your "Ask Jonah" questions at
Senior Contributing Editor, ProSoundWeb & Live Sound International
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.
Production Director and Senior Audio Engineer, Church on the Move
Andrew Stone is the Production Director and Senior Audio Engineer at Church on the Move in Tulsa, OK. He is also a founding member of MxU, a brand designed to create and inspire better leaders and better audio engineers. You can find him on Twitter (@stone_rocks), Instagram (stone.rocks), read his blogs on COTM’s Seeds website (www.seeds.churchonthemove.com), and check out his latest endeavors with MxU at www.mxu.rocks.
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.
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
, and also check out his related article, “
A Wide Variety Of Microphone Techniques For Recording Drums
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.
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. 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.
AES and SynAudCon member Bruce Bartlett is a recording engineer, audio journalist, and microphone engineer. His latest books are
Practical Recording Techniques
Recording Music On Location
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 is an acclaimed recording engineer who operates an independent recording studio and the
BAM Audio School
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. 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, C...
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 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.
President, Taipale Media Systems
Curt Taipale of Taipale Media Systems heads up
, 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 is a writer who has worked in pro audio for more than 25 years, holding marketing and management positions with several leading manufacturers.
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.
Gregory is a writer and editor who has served the pro audio industry for the past 32 years.
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.
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 is product manager, wireless microphone systems, at Audio-Technica.
Joe Gilder is a Nashville based engineer, musician, and producer who also provides training and advice at the
Home Studio Corner
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.
Producer/Engineer, EPIC Sounds
Jon Tidey is a Producer / Engineer who runs his own studio,
, and enjoys writing about audio on his blog AudioGeekZine.com.
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.
Over the course of more than four decades, the late Ken DeLoria tuned hundreds of sound systems, and as the founder of Apogee Sound, he developed the TEC Award-winning AE-9 loudspeaker.
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 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.
Independent Sound Engineer
Mark Frink is a touring sound engineer who has mixed monitors for numerous top artists.
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
Live Sound Engineer, Harlekijn Holland B.V.
Based in The Netherlands, Merlijn van Veen (www.merlijnvanveen.nl) is a noted audio educator, and he also serves as senior technical support and education specialist for Meyer Sound.
Michael Fay is owner/principal at GraceNote Design Studio, an audio, video and acoustic design consultancy; a sustaining member and graduate of multiple SynAudCon workshops; a member of AVIXA and the Acoustical Society of America; an SDVoE Design Partner; former Integration Division general manager and senior design consultant with Sound Image; and former editor of Recording Engineer/Producer magazine.
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.
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.
System Designer & Audio Educator
Mike Sokol does sound system design and training for JMS Productions, his consulting company in Western Maryland. Visit www.livesoundadvice.com for his educational articles and videos, and email him at
with comments and suggestions.
Audio Engineer and Musician
Nicholas Radina is a long-time audio engineer and musician based in Cincinnati who also tours as the monitor engineer with the band O.A.R. He invites your input via his website at NicholasRadina.com. Sign up for his upcoming educational workshop at SoundNerdsUnite.org.
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.
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.
Retired President, Radial Engineering
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.
Production, Media, and Audio Engineer
Samantha Potter is senior contributing editor and worship tech liaison for Church Sound and ProSoundWeb, and she also serves as an IT media supervisor and system design consultant in the house of worship sector. Get in touch at
Teri was the long-time co-owner of Sound Services Inc., a sound company based in Texas.
Senior Application Engineer, Shure
Tim is a senior application engineer with
. 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.
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.
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.
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.