One of my first living memories is sitting with my parents at a concert. My parents were very involved in music, and they would often bring me to these musical events. Although I was young, the experience of hearing live voices and acoustic instruments built a musical foundation that has informed me later in life as a recording engineer, and now as a designer of amplification systems.
My individual interest in audio began when a recording engineer indulged a 10 year old (me), by playing a tape of the live concert he had just completed recording – I still remember that the recorder was a Nakamichi 600mk2 cassette deck. Hearing the music playback allowed me to experience the excitement of the concert all over again, and I was instantly enchanted. This moment created an obsession. From then on, I found myself wandering over to the mixing booths at every concert I attended – to look at what the engineers were doing and to maybe get a listen to the tape of their live mixes.
Later in life, it was an easy choice to pursue becoming a recording engineer as my career.