VIP, July 1997
H.E.A.R. is pleased to honor Kevin Becka as our VIP of the Month on Hearnet.
We appreciate his support of our organization's efforts and look forward
to working together for better hearing of all musicians and audio professionals.
Kevin Becka is an independent recording engineer and audio educator.
He's now on staff at the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences
in Tempe Arizona as a Recording and Production lecturer. Prior to teaching
at the Conservatory, Kevin taught for 3 years at the South Mountain School
of Performing Arts, a US Government Magnet school in Phoenix Arizona.
The school has a state of the art $500k recording facility on the premises.
Kevin acted as a lecturer, consultant, and designed much of the curriculum
for the program.
Prior to the 1994 Northridge earthquake, Kevin lived in Los Angeles for
18 years where he made his living as a musician and then turned his talents
to recording. Kevin has many engineering credits to his name including
Kenny G's number one multi-platinum album Breathless. Kevin also engineered
on Kenny's album previous to that, Kenny G Live. In addition he's worked
with Michael Bolton, Dokken and Lynch Mob guitarist George Lynch, Rod
Temperton, George Duke, Michael Omartian and many more. He has also written
and engineered film and TV scores and other soundtrack-oriented productions
for HBO, the Oliver Stone film Talk Radio, The Cage, and Who's the Boss.
Kevin has written many product reviews and various other articles for
Recording and Pro Audio Review magazine. Kevin designed and maintains
the website for the Conservatory or Recording Arts & Sciences at:
http://www.cras.org He also has his
own home recording website that is updated with new features and links
on a weekly basis. This can be found on the Mining Company server at:
Kevin's production company, ProEdge Productions, is based in Phoenix
where he writes and records original music in a number of styles. Kevin's
current projects are a jazz record he's recording and mixing at Mad Hatter
studios in Los Angeles. He's also traveling to Germany this summer to
run live sound for a Phoenix based group performing at the Bergerfest
Being a musician and audio professional, Kevin has been wearing ear protection
for years. In the last 4 years he has been wearing custom musician's earplugs.
He credits the fact that his hearing still falls within normal ranges
to his insistence on wearing professional hearing protection in dangerous
Kevin welcomes email at email@example.com.