BAE Audio Founder Cameron “Brent” Averill, 1949-2020
Cameron “Brent” Averill, founder of BAE Audio, died in August at the age of 71.
Zappa Engineer/Pro-Audio Exec Mark Pinske Dead at 70
Across five decades, Mark Pinske was a renowned studio owner, audio executive, and live sound engineer, most notably for Frank Zappa.
Barry O’Hare, Legendary Jamaican Engineer, Dead at 56
A mainstay of Jamaica’s recording and live sound scene for decades, engineer Barry O’Hare died from COVID-19 on Saturday, September 19, 2020.
Hard Rock Producer/Engineer Martin Birch, Dead at 71
Martin Birch, who recorded more than 60 albums for Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Fleetwood Mac and others, has died.
Roy Williams, FOH Engineer for Robert Plant/Led Zeppelin, Dead at 73
A veteran of the live concert business, Roy Williams helmed the 2007 Led Zeppelin reunion and multiple Robert Plant tours.
Sam Clayton Jr, Producer-Engineer / Jamaican Bobsled Team Member, Dead at 58
The producer/engineer, who worked with acts like Steel Pulse and Toots and the Maytals, was also a founding member of the storied Jamaican bobsled team that competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics.
Larry Edgeworth, NBC News Audio Tech, Dies of COVID-19
Larry Edgeworth, a 25-year veteran of NBC News who worked out of the network’s Rockefeller Plaza headquarters in Manhattan, died on Thursday, March 19, from complications brought about by the coronavirus.
Tom Kobayashi, Skywalker Sound / ISDN Pioneer, Dead at 91
Tom Kobayashi built and ran George Lucas’ Skywalker Sound before pioneering the use of ISDN and fiber optic networks for audio work.
Legendary Monitor Engineer Brian Hendry Passes at 67
Monitor engineer Brian Hendry spent 40 years mixing top acts, from Tom Petty to Jennifer Hudson.
The METAlliance Report: Ed Cherney (1950-2019)—Someone Truly Special
METAlliance co-founder Elliot Scheiner pays tribute to his friend, recording legend Ed Cherney, who passed away in October.
Busbee, Grammy-Nominated Producer and Songwriter, Dead at 43
By Steve Harvey. The noted producer collaborated extensively with Maren Morris and Lady Antebellum, and co-wrote hits with Pink, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts.
Veteran Engineer David Turner Killed in Tour Bus Crash
By Clive Young. David Turner, monitor engineer for country artist Josh Turner, was killed Wednesday night when a crew tour bus left Highway 46 East 20 minutes outside of Paso Robles and drove off a 50-foot embankment into a...
Jimmy Johnson, Engineer, Producer and Swamper, Dead at 76
By Steve Harvey. Producer, engineer and guitarist Jimmy Johnson had a hand in some of the Sixties and Seventies’ most indelible hits, working with everyone from Aretha Franklin to Lynyrd Skynyrd to The Rolling Stones.
Jack Renner, Grammy-Winning Engineer/Label Founder, Dead at 84
By Clive Young. Music teacher-turned-Grammy winning engineer Jack Renner co-founded Telarc in 1977.
Producer Phillipe Zdar dies after ‘accidental fall’ in Paris
The producer, one half of French dance outfit Cassius, was 50 years old
Gregg Rudloff, Oscar-Winning Film Sound Mixer, Dead at 63
By Clive Young. A second-generation film sound engineer, Gregg Rudloff apparently took his own life.
Audio Engineer and Inventor Robert Schulein, Dead at 76
Schulein was a key force at numerous pro audio manufacturers.
Jeff Alexander, Former Sennheiser Executive, Dead at 56
Former Sennheiser sales executive Jeff Alexander died on Monday, December 17, 2018.
Sound Engineer James Emswiller Dies After Fall on Tom Hanks Film
Emswiller won a primetime Emmy in 2015 for audio work on Bessie.
Legendary Engineer Geoff Emerick, Dead at 72
By Clive Young. Legendary recording engineer Geoff Emerick died in Los Angeles Tuesday, October 2, of an apparent heart attack. The four-time Grammy winner recorded The Beatles from 1966 through their dissolution in 1970, contributing to albums like Revolver,...