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Ken Newman

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KEN NEWMAN

Audio Engineer / Front-of-House Mixer

 

Ken Newman is the consummate professional in the audio engineering industry. Top performers and musicians, known for hiring only the best, have had the honor of working with him, and continually ask him back.

 

Ken's diverse experience includes design, installation, use, transportation and interfacing of sound systems for concerts, special events, videos and more. Whether it's corporate "A1", front-of-house mixer, recording engineer, remix engineer, or monitor mixer, Ken's talents are hard to beat.

 

Barry Manilow, Chris Isaak, Julio Iglesias, Anita Baker, Paul Anka, Gordie Brown, Burt Bacharach, Stevie Nicks, Sergio Mendes and Liza Minnelli are just a few of the top artists who have experienced Ken's work.
"Ken Newman is the finest live sound mixer I've ever worked with. The artists and audiences who get to benefit from his talent are very lucky, indeed."--Barry Manilow

 

Ken's interest in audio recording started in high school. He borrowed a friend's tape deck to record the school's band (Ken played trumpet), along with some of the local rock bands in northern New Jersey. Eventually, Ken started working with these rock bands as their sound man and equipment tech. He also helped a friend start his own recording studio. All this was before he even turned 18.

 

After high school, Ken went to work for a New Jersey sound company and later, a local promoter. In 1979, he began specializing in middle-of-the-road acts by taking a position as house sound engineer at Resorts International Hotel-Casino in Atlantic City. He then moved to the Sands Hotel later that year. Four years later, he was on the road with Shirley MacLaine and Engelbert Humperdinck. Ann-Margret, Paul Anka, Liza Minnelli, Barry Manilow, Anita Baker, Julio Iglesias and Chris Isaak all followed, once word of Ken's talent spread.

In 1994, Ken entered into the world of corporate events, and kept busy doing audio for corporate events whenever he wasn't working on a music show. In January of 2001, he joined the staff of Audio / Video Applications
(
www.videoapps.com) as "Senior Audio Engineer," and has handled the audio for such clients as Level (3), AMD, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Hilton, Honda, Hummer, Hyperion, Merck, Sun Microsystems, Electronic Arts, Merrill-Lynch, Lifetime Network, sanofi-aventis, Nissan, MTV, Financial Network, Oracle, and many others.

He was able to tour with Barry Manilow once again for his "Manilow Live 2002" tour, which took him all over the US as well as to the UK.

Upon completion of the tour, Ken returned to his position of Senior Audio Engineer at Audio Applications, and continued there until just after the untimely passing of his wife in 2011, at which time he went back to being freelance, and he once returned to the road with Barry Manilow from the beginning of 2012. He continues to work on corporate events as his touring schedule allows.

Ken makes his home in Canyon Country, CA, with his three dogs.
He has a 27 year old son from his first marriage and two stepsons, 23 and 26, from his second marriage.

Revised 20 June 2015

 

 
Ken Newman
www.watamix.com

eMail:
ken@watamix.com