Oral History Information
Peter Chaikin was still in high school when he knew in his heart what he wanted to be when he grew up: a recording engineer. With the Billboard Directory of Studios under his arm, and encouragement from iconic producer Phil Ramone, Peter headed west and landed a job at Los Angeles' legendary Record Plant Studios. With 15 success-filled years behind the recording console, he was invited by Yamaha to help develop and launch the first affordable digital mixing consoles. Later at HARMAN, Peter developed and launched a range of innovative recording products used in studios around the world and attributes marketing success to his partnership with long-time recording associates. Peter has formed his own company, Communication Devices where he produces videos about creatives and consults for studio and manufacturing clients.