Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Online meeting –
SEE YouTube VIDEO LINKS BELOW
About the Event
Noise is popular!! Who knew? We have had such an overwhelming interest in this month’s meeting, we needed to split it into two parts.
We’ve posted a “pre-show” video available now on YouTube featuring interviews with:
Ike Zimbel – ZAP! Zimbel Audio ProductionsWarren Beck – WBS, HHB, YSL, AES Toronto
Jim Meyer – Chief Engineer Clair Global TouringRichard L. Hess – Transfer, Restoration and Archiving expertRick Chinn – Tapco / MackieBill Whitlock – Audio interconnection expertFran Blanche – Frantone Electronics
Event Presentation Links
Tuesday, May 25 Event: 7:00 pm
Chief Engineer Clair Global Touring
Jim Meyer is Senior Director of Engineering at Clair Global (http://clairglobal.com/), and has been with Clair since 1988. He has experience in almost all aspects of portable sound system design and deployment, including power distribution, mixing consoles, signal processors/crossovers, power amplifiers, loudspeakers, and associated cabling and signal distribution (including audio networks).
While at Clair he has helped design and deploy sound systems for the Olympics, the Pope, and the majority of top musical artists touring around the world.
Transfer, Restoration and Archiving expert
apco / Mackie / uneeda-audio.com
WBS, HHB, YSL, AES Toronto
Audio interconnection expert
Fran Blanche is the owner and founder of Frantone Electronics (1994-present) one of the world’s very first boutique guitar effects companies. Fran is a completely self-taught electronic engineer, artist, musician, published photographer, space technology researcher and historian, mechanical engineer, woodworker, and YouTube vlogger. A former professional AM and FM radio DJ and videographer. Fran has worked on the restoration of the one of a kind Maillardet Automaton at the Franklin Institute and worked on vintage Apollo flight hardware at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. She currently operates FranLab, producing educational science content for YouTube.
ZAP! Zimbel Audio Productions
High channel count RF frequency coordination is my specialty and my passion, 30 to 200+ channels. I am committed to the idea that wireless mics etc. can work flawlessly on every event.
I am a 35-plus year veteran of the audio industry. During that time I have worked extensively as a wireless microphone technician and coordinator, live sound engineer, recording studio technician, audio supervisor for TV broadcasts and have managed manufacturing and production companies. Zimbel Audio Productions specializes in wireless frequency coordination and offers pro audio equipment repair and modifications on a per request basis.
I am recognized as an authority on Neotek audio consoles and am a frequent contributor to the Neotek mailing list.