Pro Audio

Hartley Peavey was like most kids his age in Mississippi during the mid 1950s--he wanted to be a rock and roll star! In a very real way he did became a rock star, not as a performer but as a manufacturer of musical instruments–beginning with his pioneering guitar amplifier. Equal to a performer’s...
Hyman Peller, in 1975, left a corporate job in NJ and moved to upstate, NY. Once there he found employment in a music store, a job for which he says he was unqualified. The owner set about building speaker cabinets to sell wholesale and put Peller in charge of the project. After three years and...
Chris Pelonis is a well-known studio designer, engineer, producer, speaker builder, studio and live guitar player and band leader/guitarist for the likes of the Jeff Bridges band.  His energy and passion for his work seems to be a driving force behind his designs and innovations, which often are...
Dave Pensado cares very much about the history of his craft and sharing it!  Dave is the award winning recording engineer who worked on products with Michael Jackson, Elton John, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and many others.  With a deep passion and knowledge of the gear and process of engineering,...
Cal Perkins was the product engineer for a number of innovative products over his long and successful career.   Cal's background and training on early amplification and audio technology resulted in his involvement with several key products for JBL, Mackie Design, and Biamp Systems, among others.  ...
Roman Perschon was born in Austria and developed a passion for sound equipment and audio as a child.  While traveling around the world, Roman developed his idea of creating microphone products that could provide consistent sound quality in a variety of different environments.  He launched his own...
George Petersen has a very interesting perspective on the music products industry.  As editor of MIX magazine, George has not only written about the changes in the industry, he has been front and center as an expert witness to such developments as home recordings, MIDI and the Internet.  As a...
Don Peterson wore many hats during the 21 years he worked for Crown International in Elkhart, Indiana. He began on the factory floor in QA Factory Services before working in the Engineering Services, Technical Services, and Field Services departments. Don enjoyed each position he had including as...
Michael Pettersen is the unofficial historian of Shure. He can tell you everything you’d ever want to know about the long list of innovations and long-lasting microphone developments so much a part of the 80-year old company. Michael has also served in several roles in his 28-year career at Shure...
Alice Phillips met her future husband when she joined a band while in high school.  Dave sought to learn about the technical side of the business while Alice developed a background in the business and accounting end of things.  Together they made for a perfect team and had their sights on opening...

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