SBE Chapter 37
SBE Chapter 37
August 7, 2020  

Our Next Meeting

Dr. Bob Heil

All Are Welcome at SBE Meetings;
SBE Membership is not Required

Meeting Date:

August 11, 2020 at 6:30 PM


Virtual Meeting via Internet


Due to COVID-19, our meeting will be virtually. 
Please Register in advance for this meeting using this URL.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Meet Dr. Bob Heil

Heil Sound

Guest Speaker: Dr. Bob Heil

Our August 11 guest speaker will be Dr. Bob Heil, who will join us for a friendly visit.  This meeting will be a rare opportunity for us to meet and learn from a true great of professional audio innovation who is having an amazingly interesting, varied, and rich career.  

Dr. Heil is widely known as the founder of Heil Sound and for creating the template for modern rock touring sound systems for The Grateful Dead, The Who, and many others.  Bob also developed the high-powered "Talk Box," a device that created an unusual vocalization effect featured in Joe Walsh's single, "Rocky Mountain Way," Peter Frampton's "Do You Feel Like We Do," and many others.

Historically, Heil Sound designed and manufactured amplifiers, equalizers, and mixers focused on the unique requirements of touring musicians.  Heil's work had such an impact on the industry that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame dedicted a room to Heil's innovations.  

Today, Heil Pro audio manufactures world class microphones and headphones for stage, studio, broadcast, podcast and amateur radio use.  Dr. Heil is an avid amateur radio operator (amateur callsign K9EID) who began designing and building transmitters and antenna systems in his teens.  Bob now hosts the popular Ham Nation podcast.  

Our meeting will be held virtually via the Internet, with Zoom costs sponsored by our friends at Broadcasters General Store.  We'll establish the conference at 6:00 pm and tell a few "war stories" while others are joining.  About 6:30 pm, we'll have a brief bit of business and start our program.  PLEASE register using this URL for an "invite" including connection instructions.

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