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With a formal education in recording technology, Jacob Schneider really honed his skills in audio on the local Detroit music scene. As co-owner of Roshambo studios in Hazel Park, MI, Schneider, along with studio founder Darrin Fendley (also part of the Vintage King team), has recorded and produced countless independent artists, including co-worker Jeff Leibovich’s band, Great Divide. That said, as part of the sales team, Schneider easily anticipates the needs of an independent studio owner. In working with other Vintage King employees both on and off the clock, he is an ultimate example of Vintage King’s tight-knit community of co-workers, all of whom treat the client exactly the way they, as musicians and engineers themselves, would want to be treated.
Schneider first began working with Vintage King Audio in September of 2006. Earlier that summer, he worked with the company’s tech department on a few contract jobs. Around the same time, studio partner Fendley started working at Vintage King and Schneider heard the company needed a new shipping manager. From there he worked through most of Vintage King’s operations before settling into his current positions as Sales Assistant to Jeff Ehrenberg. Additionally, Schneider has personally overseen select sales and, thanks to his experience with nearly every facet of Vintage King Audio, has been unofficially dubbed the “do anything man” by the sales staff.
Jacob Q & A
Probably the Chandler Zener (TG1), it makes drums sound like a record. It just pulls this live drum sound out of the room.
Would have to say the Neve 1073. Still one of the most desired sounds. It’s warm, thick, works with everything and then makes it all fit together.
I’m not sure if I could name one – I just enjoy talking to people about gear and different recording techniques. It’s enjoyable being able to learn from some people and then teach others. The gear is just the tool in the middle.