Behind the Gear

Tool makers, gear builders, and more.

Sept. 15, 2013  |  No. 97

Wes Dooley: Behind the Gear

by Larry Crane

Wes Dooley loves ribbon mics. He's carried the torch for these fine tools for many years, and his AEA Ribbon Mics company manufactures some of the finest microphones of this type, as well as...

March 15, 2012  |  No. 88

Glenn Coleman: in Behind the Gear

by Holly Lane

I became acquainted with Glenn Coleman when we shared a week together at the Audio Engineering Society Convention (AES) in New York. Glenn's early employer, MCI, was a leading manufacturer of pro...

May 15, 2011  |  No. 83

Chris Estes: Behind the Gear w/ CLASP

by Lance McDonald

Nashville's Chris Estes has been producing music for over a decade and, after years of frustration trying to replicate the analog audio of his youth in the digital realm, he conjured up CLASP (Closed...

May 15, 2004  |  No. 41

Bob Moog: Behind the Gear with Moog

by Alex Kostelnik

Bob Moog, inventor of the legendary Moog synthesizers, is a friendly, down-to-earth man with a sharp wit and a sense of humor. He's practical, too — while interviewing him I moved his plate to...

Sept. 15, 2003  |  No. 37

Doug Fearn: Behind the Gear

by Bob Marshall, Walt Szalva

Doug has been a proponent of high-quality, high-end tube recording gear for ten years now. His mic preamps, EQs and direct boxes are known as some of the best-built and greatest sounding in the audio...

May 15, 2003  |  No. 35

Geoff Daking: Behind the Gear

by Eric Broyhill

A character, genius and great host are just a few of the words to use in describing Geoff Daking. A resilient man having survived an entire US tour with The Who opening for his band, The Blues Magoos,...