HI Fellow Loungers
I am posting this as I lost one of my dearest old friends and mentors very suddenly last Thursday, to a massive heart attack, Don Sklepowich, of AudioTrax Digital Performance Concepts, Toronto, Canada, was just 55 years old. I shared studio space with AudioTrax back in the 1980’s and we collaborated many times since parting in the 90’s. Some of you may have actually worked with Don, his sphere of experience was wide and great. He was a computer tech for Glass Tiger for one tour, he worked in live recording, FOH, post production and all nature of archiving and media conversion. He was also my go-to percussionist and drummer from when we met in high school at age 15.
Don will be greatly missed, his last 15 years were spent as a media tech at University of Toronto’s Robarts Library Media Commons, he was about to embark on a whole new media suite set up for archiving and restoration for them, he was so excited about that… we all got ripped off.
If you wish to pay your respects, please see:
As I said on my comments there, the mix will never be the same now. I tried hard to get him to switch to Cubase, he was a MOTU user since the beginning. He loved using Cubase, all the same.