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A professional keyboardist since 1985, Loyo has had the opportunity over his career to work with artists as diverse as Luis Miguel, Jon Anderson, Marco Antonio Solis, Charlie Zaa, and Howard Hewitt, He’s travelled the world and even gotten a nod from the Latin Grammy’s for his work. We caught up with Salo and got to talking about getting started in music, his love of playing and producing, and what it was like getting noticed…

Would you ride in a car without seatbelts? Wear a brown polyester leisure suit? Get a perm? Watch a black and white TV with no remote, or cable? Of course not, because you don’t live in the past. So why do you think onstage wedges are better than IEMs? In the 70’s wedges were the only way to get onstage monitoring, but times have thankfully changed. In Ears provide outstanding sound quality, help eliminate feedback,…

The engineering team behind UE Pro is one of the most innovative in the audio world. We’re excited to pry Manager of Acoustics, Matt Green away from his work long enough to answer some questions for Ultimate Ears Stories. Matt’s team has knocked it out of the park recently.  Every innovation, from the superb UE BOOM series of portable speakers to our industry leading 3D printing process, has been world class.   Stay tuned, we’ll be…

How did you settle on Ultimate Ears? After months of research, pricing and although there are plenty of great choices I ended up purchasing UE’s, UE has become one of the most respected audio companies in the USA. Do you use your UE’s exclusively in a live environment or have you tried them out in the studio? For me audio quality is a must, I’ve been tracking/mixing in studios and concert stages since the 70’s…

Jon Ormesher has been doing monitors for nearly 35 years. He’s worked with a staggering variety of music and  situations. From TV to Arenas Jon has seen it all. Most recently he’s been doing monitors for the amazing Florence and the Machine. We caught up with Jon while he was on the road on the summer festival circuit after a triumphant Glastonbury performance where Florence and the Machine filled in for the recently injured Dave…

In my travels I’ve learned a lot about IEMs and sound devices of all kinds. But I have to admit I was always a little confused about the pros and cons of Balanced Armature vs Dynamic Speakers, and I know I’m not alone. In the world of IEMs there is a healthy debate and in the overall world of headphones the debate really rages. Lucky for us at UE University we got a chance to…

In a previous installment of UE University we talked about the fantastic Sound Guard that UE debuted at NAMM this year. We spoke with Engineer Joe Saggio on some of the more technical sides of Sound Guard. Hey Joe, thanks for taking some time to chat with us. Can you tell us about what Ultimate Ears Sound Guard does? Sound Guard provides 2 functions. (1) Audio Signal Buffering (2) Audio Spike attenuation. What do those…

Kenn: Dave I wanted to talk to you about mixing with in-ears. Dave: A lot of people have the misconception that when they’re engineering or mixing that they have to have speakers that sound good. The way your speakers sound is pretty much irrelevant. What you want, is your speakers to tell you what your song needs. What the production needs. For example, you want your speakers to yell at you, “Hey legend boy, these…

What an amazing way to kick off 2015 here at UE University, and just in time for NAMM. There is so much to say about the amazing partnership of Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick. From the genius of the Pensado’s Place YouTube Channel, to the Pensado Awards you will be hard pressed to find folks so successful that are so giving with their knowledge. The recently releasedPensado Papers has been just about my favorite book…

One of the questions I frequently get asked as people are considering the move over to IEMs is this: “What happens if someone drops a mike, or there is feedback? I’m really worried about how that might be harmful.” It’s a really valid question. IEMs are designed not to pop out of your ears and the thought of some  crazy loud sound spike can definitely make you squeamish. UE to the rescue.   At the…