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Offline Rick O'neil

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Bruce Jackson dead
« on: February 01, 2011, 10:40:06 pm »
Bruce died in a self piloted plane crash  , his body was recovered last night Sad

although Bruce was re-known for being  the live  sound guy for Elvis, Springsteen and Streisand  

I think  Bruce would be the first to blush but it is worth noting his incredible contribution to the world of mastering .

he started a little digital company called Apogee - right when we all needed it
invented a little thing called uv22- dither  as well as the uv-100 super cd encoder and so much more in the world of converters and digital interfaces
the  whole apogee purple thing is all him ...
and of coarse pow-r was his gift to his competitors as he was leaving the digital market  for a long period

I have spent some short  times with him  recently - truly amongst the smartest people I have ever dealt with  and  so gracious

I Chaired  a Tech panel at a trade show recently  Bruce was the star "tech type " along with Wes dooley ( aea)  and Joe malone (jlm audio ) and a few local guys

and Bruce was so full of wonder that his early digital work was remembered at all
"i almost had forgotten i did that stuff " he said
"its hard to get perspective sometimes "

Sad day for me today  - i dunno about you guys   but if you dont know about Bruce i think you could do worse then find out about him

because he was so famous in the live world  and he left the apogee company to his wife ( Betty)   in a divorce  you wont find too much press linking his contributions to the mastering world - it was pre internet
but this guy made some of the  real "game changer devices "
so much that follows nowadays is just  new stuff

sad day
http://www.audiotechnology.com.au/news/australian-audio-lege nd-dies-in-plane-crash/
Rick
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Offline Tim Halligan

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Re: Bruce Jackson dead
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011, 10:44:21 pm »
Sad indeed.

I believe he was also instrumental in the early days of Fairlight, helping Kym and Peter build a box that people actually liked the sound of...

RIP

Cheers,
Tim
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Offline Silvertone

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Re: Bruce Jackson dead
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2011, 07:31:13 am »
Sad news indeed.
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Offline KAyo

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Re: Bruce Jackson dead
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2011, 07:43:51 am »
Truly saddened, on hearing this.

A true Aussie Icon to us, here in Australia and the world over..
Highly intelligent and a very humble human being.

God Bless. Amen.

Sincerely,
KAyo

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Offline SafeandSound

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Re: Bruce Jackson dead
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2011, 11:36:37 am »
Always sad when prominent audio player passes away. RIP.
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Offline bblackwood

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Re: Bruce Jackson dead
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2011, 04:45:29 pm »
RIP Bruce.

Wasn't he the 'B' in dB Technologies? I still use those DAC's daily...
Brad Blackwood
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Offline David Glasser

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Re: Bruce Jackson dead
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2011, 09:57:24 pm »
bblackwood wrote on Wed, 09 February 2011 14:45

RIP Bruce.

Wasn't he the 'B' in dB Technologies? I still use those DAC's daily...


Different Bruce. Bruce Jackson was one of the great FOH mixers (Elvis, Springsteen, Streisand...) and he founded Apogee Electronics. A great loss.
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Offline bblackwood

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Re: Bruce Jackson dead
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2011, 10:11:47 pm »
David Glasser wrote on Wed, 09 February 2011 20:57

bblackwood wrote on Wed, 09 February 2011 14:45

RIP Bruce.

Wasn't he the 'B' in dB Technologies? I still use those DAC's daily...


Different Bruce. Bruce Jackson was one of the great FOH mixers (Elvis, Springsteen, Streisand...) and he founded Apogee Electronics. A great loss.

Ah, I knew of his work as an engineer and Apogee, but couldn't recall if it was the same as the dB Bruce.

Regardless, agreed, big loss.

Thanks for the clarification, Dave.
Brad Blackwood
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