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Here at Ultimate Ears Stories we like shining the spotlight on the folks who make UE happen. It’s not just that we’ve been around for 20 years, but in those years we’ve created an amazing platform and built an outstanding community. Noy Soudaly has been there from the very start. In fact, he is employee #1. To use an Apple metaphor, Noy is a lot like the Woz to Jerry’s Jobs in the tale of UE. He…

Emma Hewitt is an EDM singer / songwriter who released her first LP in 2008.  How did you discover Ultimate Ears? When I started gigging around pretty much all of the great sound guys were recommending Ultimate Ears for stage. I realized I HAD to get some with so many great recommendations.  And they truly have been life changing for me!! Has using custom in-ear monitors helped  your performance? My goodness, I don’t even know…

Producer / Engineer  FRIAS has worked in the US and Mexico with bands as diverse as Molotov and Syntek. He’s worked both in the studio and in a variety of live settings. We caught FRIAS during a break in his non-stop schedule and got to ask everything from his history to what it’s like like winning a Grammy™. His answers are also en Español en cursive. Big shout out to UE’s Jazmin Sandoval for the…

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…

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…

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…

For this installment of UE University we got a chance to speak to Brian Geller of Ultimate Ears and singer of the absolutely amazing Van Halen tribute band Atomic Punks. Don’t take my word for it. David Lee Roth in his autobiography call them “The best tribute to Van Halen, Ever! Howard Stern said “They are the total experience. They do Van Halen better than Van Halen themselves.” Don’t believe us all? How about you…

Unlocking The Truth are a  young metal band from Brooklyn NY. “How young”; you ask? They were the youngest band to play at Cochella in 2014, and the 2014 Vans Warp tour. They have opened for everyone from Queens of the Stone Age to Motorhead. Malcolm and Jarred, the founding members, met at a birthday party in 2005 and later recruited school buddy Alec Atkins and taught him to play bass.  They started playing around…

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…