Microphones

Don Gayle served as a technical writer for Shure for three decades, after a long and distinguished career as a professor of literature. While at Shure, Don’s language skills were key to the quality of materials for instructing customers in the use of each product. These materials remain a well-...
Les Harrison is the president of Hollywood Sound Systems in Hollywood, California.  The company provides sound system and designs both to purchase and to rent and has been an innovator in the field since 1960.  The company has provided systems for recording studios, the film industry and for...
Bob Heil received his first break into the pro audio market when the Grateful Dead’s sound system was not available for a concert date. Bob’s own powerful system was used, and a new name for speakers and microphones was born into the world. Several of his innovative products, including sound...
Jim Hennessey was working for Kaman Aerospace when he was transferred to the Ovation Guitar division. Jim worked closely with Charlie Kaman on several projects and later worked in the advertising department for Ovation. Jim expanded his duties to run the endorsement program and helped sign over 300...
Manfred Hibbing is known around the world as one of only a few top experts on RF Studio condenser microphones. He has designed and developed many award-winning innovations in microphone technology and he did it all at Sennheiser in Germany. Proud of his role in the company, he retired in 2005 from...
Paul Jameson was a pioneer in audio wholesaling as the founder of Custom Products, located in Magnolia, Arkansas.  His company was among the first to sell microphones, PA systems and speakers to music stores.  Over the years the company expanded their product line to include amps, mixers and...
Al Kahn, the founder of Electro Voice and the inventor of several important microphone models told a great story on how his company got its name. Mr. Kahn was an industry pioneer and an early supporter of AMC and a NAMM member since the year after the company was formed in 1932! When Mr. Kahn was...
Don Kirkendall was hired by Electro Voice founder Al Kahn to serve as the company’s advertisement manager in 1954. Don’s creative approach to the company’s line of speakers and microphones earned him several industry awards and increased sales annually for 3 decades in a row. Among the most noted...
Charles Kitch formed Sound Productions, Inc. in Irving, Texas in 1973.  With the slogan, the "the Soundman's Connection," Charles has helped pioneer the pro audio industry from the early days.  Over the years he was on the front lines as innovations and trends changed within the industry and was...
Keisuke Kobayashi is the Director and Chief Marketing Officer for Audio-Technica in Japan.  His long and very interesting career in the music products industry started when he began working for Yamaha in the 1970s.  The company asked if Keisuke-san would travel to the United States as a management...

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