Mar 10, 2008


Shane Morris Returns To Soundcraft And Joins Studer

--Harman Pro North America (HPNA) has expanded its support personnel by appointing Shane Morris as principal engineer for Soundcraft and Studer's digital console offerings. The announcement comes from Nick Owen, HPNA vice president of sales.

Although Morris is primarily tasked with providing technical sales, engineering, and support for sound reinforcement customers using Soundcraft Vi Series™ and Studer Vista Series™ consoles, he also serves as a resource for both brands' broadcast client base as well.

Morris comes to Soundcraft and Studer with more than three decades of pro audio industry experience, initially starting out in his native Australia designing and building mixing consoles and power amplifiers. Upon moving to the UK in 1978, he accepted a position with Soundcraft, then in London, as international service manager, eventually relocating to Los Angeles to accept the role of technical manager for Soundcraft USA during its early '80s years in Santa Monica. Following his tenure there, Morris spent a short time with Apogee Digital Electronics in L.A. before returning to Australia where he supported the newly formed Fairlight ESP digital audio workstation.

"Shane is a brilliant 'point person' to champion and support our digital console ranges," notes Owen. "Over the past 30 years, not only has he amassed a tremendous amount of real-world sound reinforcement experience and knowledge, but he's also forged close relationships with many of the world's top touring companies and engineers. We're overjoyed to have him back on our team and are already seeing our digital console presence here in the US grow thanks, in part, to his contributions and expertise."

When asked what brought about his return to Soundcraft and Studer, Morris points out, "The technology, surface, and ergonomics of these consoles are largely what have drawn me back, as well as the opportunity to again work with people that appreciate my input and recognize what we will be able to do together."

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