Microphones

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...
Sandy La Mantia was only the third President of Shure. The founder’s wife, Rose, hired Sandy to run the company for which she is still chairperson. The company has had a very significant history in the innovation of microphones, headphones, and speakers. It has also played a vital role in the...
Jim Long first joined Electro-Voice as a summer engineering intern in the 1960s and later returned, soon transferring into marketing, where he held a variety of positions over the years. Jim helped introduce a number of key EV products to the market. He very much enjoys demonstrating these products...
Kazuo Matsushita is the son of the founder of Audio-Technica, a creative and innovative company that has been an important  part of the music industry since the early 1960s.  When Kazuo began working full time for the company, he led the teams that focused on the designs and production of...
Paul McGuire served as president of the Electro-Voice microphone and Speaker Company, having worked his way up through the organization. Paul’s love of the company and attention to details made him widely admired by the staff and customers alike. He developed the slogan and company philosophy he...
Danny McKinney is a fourth generation musician who grew up with a passion for music and a fascination with audio. As a kid, he recalls seeing Standel amplifiers and dreaming of owning one. He had no idea he would later own the company! Danny worked with Standel Founder, Bob Crooks, and in 1997 they...
Steve Mills was a music student in Seattle when he landed a job at Crown International in 1979. He began working on the bench on circuit boards, and after earning his electrical engineering degree at Purdue, Steve became a microphone engineer and then manager of the Microphone Engineering...
John Nady first began working on a wireless system for guitar in 1968 and debuted his Nasty Cordless product eight years later. Although it was not the first such product on the market, it had many unique features that helped establish the product as a standard in the industry. After top performers...
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...

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