Category: SOUND

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Daychia Sledge, Audio Engineer, R. O. C. U. (Part 1)

Written by Liam Klenk on March 19, 2021. Posted in Music & Sound, On the Move, One & Done, Technical Daychia Sledge is a successful audio engineer. She has experience as a recording engineer in the studio, as a live sound engineer, and as a sound engineer for television. As part of an interview series with members of Roadies Of Color United (R.…
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Kenneth Williams, Engineer & Musician – Black History Month (Part 1)

February 26, 2021 By Liam Klenk Kenneth Williams is a versatile artist and technician. He is a passionate guitarist and song writer. At the same time, Kenneth does live sound reinforcement, broadcasting and recording (Front of House and Monitors). He also takes care of concert tours and venues as a production manager. Kenneth loves what he…
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Kenneth Williams, Engineer & Musician – Black History Month (Part 2)

February 28, 2021 By Liam Klenk Kenneth Williams is a versatile artist and technician. He is a passionate guitarist and song writer. At the same time, Kenneth does live sound reinforcement, broadcasting and recording (Front of House and Monitors). He also takes care of concert tours and venues as a production manager. Kenneth loves what he…
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Rebekah Foster – Production Manager, Black History Month, Professional Profile

By Liam Klenk Rebekah Foster has been in the entertainment business for over 35 years. While she studied sports medicine at university, her passion for music – specifically audio engineering – and the arts proved to be the stronger force. Rebekah was willing to work anywhere so she could gain experience and find a firm foot…
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Bernarr Ferebee, Audio Engineer – Black History Month, R.O.C.U.

February 13, 2021 By Liam Klenk Bernarr Ferebee is an audio engineer with 27 years of experience working as a Staff Engineer and Systems Engineer as well as in installation. He works for Eighth Day Sound. Since 2008, he has also served as CEO of Behind the Access, LLC doing artist management for his son Durand…
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INTRODUCING OUR JANUARY 2021 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Karrie Keyes

ROCU Staff Hailing from Los Angeles, Karrie has spent the last 30 years as the monitor engineer for Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder. Karrie is the Executive Director and Co-Founder Of SoundGirls. Karrie started out doing sound for punk bands in Los Angeles in 1986 under the tutelage of Dave Rat of Rat Sound, where…
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INTRODUCING OUR DECEMBER 2020 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Michael Huggy Carter

R.O.C.U. Staff Growing up in Oakland, CA Huggy was exposed to music early in life. Playing drums with his jr. high school orchestra, he enjoyed the creativity and social connections with other musicians. During his time in high school, he played with several local club bands. In 1978 he got to go to Japan and…
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INTRODUCING OUR OCTOBER 2020 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Bruce Reiter

Bruce Reiter is one of our legacy subscribers and has worked almost three decades as a Front of house mixer, Tour Manager & Production Manager with of number of bands including: Five Finger Death Punch Front of house mixer/production manager 2010-present Highlights: · Mayhem Rockstar Energy Drink Festival 2010 · Download Festival 2010 · Rock…
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An Introduction To Transformers In Audio Devices

By Ken DeLoria Key principles of transformers and how they shape professional audio equipment and systems. In the dawning days of audio, transformers played a vital role in the functionality of first-generation all-tube based electronic circuitry. It was circa 1920 and radio broadcasts for the general populace had just begun, generating a rapid rise in…
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INTRODUCING OUR AUGUST 2020 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH BERNAR FEREBEE

ROCU Staff Bernarr Ferebee is an audio engineer with 27 years of experience working as a Staff Engineer and Systems Engineer as well as in installations. For the last 9 years he has served as CEO of Behind the Access, LLC doing Artist Management for Durand Bernarr. Among the artists that Bernarr has worked with…
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