Meet the Makers Panel

Start Time:
4:00 pm
Vintage King Audio
Friday, Jan 23


EveAnna Manley, Manley Labs; Thomas Barefoot, Barefoot Sound; Steven Slate, Slate Digital; and Peter Reardon, Shadow Hills
The Forum (203 A-B)
1 hr.

Vintage King Audio and the NAMM H.O.T. Zone have teamed up to produce a very special panel discussion to ring in the new year of pro audio. The panel will feature breakthrough product developers discussing their technology in various categories including outboard gear, monitors, microphones, digital and more. The discussion will be moderated by GRAMMY Award-winning engineer and producer, Jack Joseph Puig.

Moderator: Jack Joseph Puig - Engineer, Producer, Product Developer

Renowned in professional music circles, Jack Joseph Puig is an iconic multi-platinumaward-winning record producer and engineer, as well as inventor, technologist and outspoken advocate for high standards in professional and consumer audio. Among his many credits, Puig has worked with The Black Crowes, John Mayer, Weezer, Fiona Apple, Green Day, The Counting Crows, No Doubt, U2 and more.  In addition to his work with legendary artists, Mr. Puig serves as Director ofCreative Innovation for the consumer division of Waves Audio, the world’s leading developer of audio DSP Technologies for the music, movies, games, broadcast, and electronics industries and a recipient of a Technical GRAMMYAward®.


EveAnna Manley

EveAnna Manley has been referred to by some as "The Manley Tube Queen" and even "America's Goddess of Thermionic Emissions.” Along with her Manley Labs team, EveAnna takes a purist approach to refining, executing and expanding upon the brand's legacy of vacuum tube design. This dedication to detail and high quality modern components helps deliver the rich, present and natural soundthat Manley has become known for over the years.

Steven Slate

In 2001, recording engineer Steven Slate created his first drum sample. Today, Slate is the CEO of two companies, Slate Pro Audio, a drum software and boutique hardware brand, and Slate Digital, which is a partnership with expert DSP algorithm designer Fabrice Gabriel. In 2014, Slate Digital revealed one of its most exciting products to date, the Virtual Microphone System, which promises to model dozens of vintage microphones via digital modeling. It is due out in early 2015.

Thomas Barefoot

At age 13, Thomas Barefoot taught himself how to build guitars and amps using salvaged parts from around the neighborhood.  Years later the engineer/physicist set his sights on a creating cost-effective, technologically advanced speaker which transcends the need for multiple types of monitors.  The result is the MicroMain27 which has turned the industry upside down.  Proving himself again with the MicroMain35, MiniMain12 and most recently the MicroMain45, Barefoot has shown his brand is at the forefront of studio monitor development. 

Peter Reardon

As President and Chief Developer of Shadow Hills Industries, Peter Reardon has overseen the brand’s development of high quality discrete audio paths, versatile controls and striking antique military aesthetics. The vintage-inspired knobs and heavy-duty mechanical switches inspire users to explore all tonal options Shadow Hills units can offer. From GAMA mic preamps and summing/monitor controllers like the Equinox to the Dual Vandergraph and Mastering Compressor, Shadow Hills manufactures hardware that lets engineers truly latch onto the content of their recordings.