The People Behind The Bylines

Pro Audio Review has been blessed over the years with a host of stellar contributors.
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Pro Audio Review has been blessed over the years with a host of stellar contributors. Beginning this issue, we'll devote a bit of space to the varied and storied careers of these contributors. First up is one of PAR's most trusted voices, Russ Long; you'll find a snapshot of Russ' career in conjunction with his review of the McDSP Emerald Pack III.

And while we're talking contributors, let's further introduce two individuals added to the PAR masthead in November. Bringing a keen eye for detail to his new PAR role as technical editor is Lynn Fuston, who now peruses each PAR review for accuracy and clarity. Lynn is a recording engineer and the owner of 3D Audio, a mixing facility near Nashville, TN. For the past 30 years, he has engineered records for some of the biggest names in Christian music, including Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, DC Talk, Kathy Trocolli, and many more.

In the past few years, Lynn's name has become synonymous with gear shootouts. He has recorded comparisons of dozens of mic preamps, mics, and A/D converters and offered them on CD and now via download to listeners worldwide. Lynn's obsession with making these shootout discs as even-handed as humanly possible has earned him the respect of manufacturers and end-users alike. His Recording Forums at his 3daudioinc.com website have developed a community of engineers sharing in an open and lowflame environment. He also enjoys recording all over the world and has traveled to Samoa, Brazil, Jamaica, Cuba, Hawaii, and Ghana to record vocal groups.

Lynn Fuston Rich Tozzoli Helping extend and improve PAR's coverage of audio software with his passion for the tools of the trade is Rich Tozzoli as software editor. A guitar slinger, Rich set up a personal studio beginning with hardware and evolved his chops alongside available tools into sequencing and DAW-based recording. Working with guitarist Al DiMeola in the studio and on the road (an ongoing relationship) led to work with other notables such as David Bowie, Blue Oyster Cult, Hall & Oates, Ace Frehley, Foghat, and many others. In addition to producing, mixing, and recording, he studies orchestration and composition. His music has been heard on broadcast outlets including Fox NFL, Discovery Channel, Nickelodeon, and Animal Planet, and in major films. He partnered with Gizmo Enterprises in New York to set up one of the first 5.1 post-production rooms for music. He has contributed to Surround Professional, Pro Sound News, EQ, and numerous other industry titles.

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We are confident that you will appreciate both Lynn's and Rich's contributions to PAR as much as we appreciate working with them.