Daly City, CA (June 28, 2006)-Digidesign has appointed Dave Skaff as Live Sound Product Specialist. Skaff brings over 26 years of experience as a live sound and studio engineer, and as a system designer and audio consultant. He most recently served as a senior staff engineer for Clair Bros. Audio (1983-2006) and now joins engineer Robert Scovill as part of Digidesign’s all-star live sound team.
Dave Skaff Over his 26-year career in live sound mixing, Dave Skaff has worked with some of the biggest names in show business; his resume boasts stints as FOH mixer/system engineer/crew chief for Alicia Keys, Paul Simon, Barbra Streisand, and Shania Twain. He’s also handled FOH duties for Jewel, Ricky Martin, and Madonna (at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards show). As a monitor engineer, Skaff’s worked with the Steve Miller Band, Yes, R.E.M, Robert Plant, Bruce Springsteen, and U2, who he’s been with since 1985.
“We are thrilled to have Dave Skaff onboard,” offered Digidesign live sound market segment manager Robert Scovill. “Dave not only understands the needs of today’s live sound professionals, but his system design and consulting experience will also be invaluable as we development future products for the VENUE line. He’s the perfect fit and a wonderful addition to our team of pros working to promote and support Digidesign’s VENUE system.”
“I’m excited that Digidesign has invited me to become a member of its live sound team,” said Skaff. “I look forward to working with Digidesign’s highly knowledgeable and innovative team of engineers and staff to help shape the future of live sound mixing.”
Skaff has a mantel full of accolades for his work, including two Center Stage Awards from Pro Sound News (2001, 2006). In 2005, Skaff was also awarded a Parnelli Award for Monitor Mixer of the Year.
For more information, visit Digidesign’s website at www.digidesign.com.