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50 Years of Maximum Rock & Roll is a podcast hosted by Dave Hines and features concert sound pioneer Bob Heil. Hear stories from his days touring with The Who, Humble Pie, the James Gang and others, to the development of the Talk Box made famous by Peter Frampton. The show will feature special guests who were "in the trenches." Bob will also talk about his current cutting edge microphone designs. Take a look back - and forward - at the inner workings of Heil Sound by the man who created it all.

50 Years of Maximum Rock n' Roll With Bob Heil

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    • 4.9, 81 Ratings

50 Years of Maximum Rock & Roll is a podcast hosted by Dave Hines and features concert sound pioneer Bob Heil. Hear stories from his days touring with The Who, Humble Pie, the James Gang and others, to the development of the Talk Box made famous by Peter Frampton. The show will feature special guests who were "in the trenches." Bob will also talk about his current cutting edge microphone designs. Take a look back - and forward - at the inner workings of Heil Sound by the man who created it all.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

N5ASH ,

Hail Heil!

Dr. Bob Heil K9EID is a legend in concert sound AND amateur radio! His innovations have benefited both fields greatly, and it doesn't hurt that he's a nice. humble man, too! The history, stories and anecdotes as told by someone who witnessed the development of 'arena rock' are priceless!

I have been a fan of The Who and Peter Frampton since my high school years (1974-1978), a singing drummer beginning in 1976, and a ham radio operator (N5ASH) since 2010. I own microphones made by Heil Sound: a PR30 for voiceover work, a PR22 stage vocal mic, and an ICM for my Icom 718 ham radio rig. They are wonderful in each application. This podcast series is my favorite, along with "Ham Nation" at twit.tv!

Richard From Bama ,

Thank goodness this podcast is back!

As a lifelong music lover, who's accomplishments will probably never exceed learning how to hook up a PA for my weekend bar cover band, I can't tell you how much I enjoy this podcast. Hearing the history of PAs from the humble beginnings is just incredible - Bob shows a lot of pride in his craft, plus the determination and willingness to roll up his sleeves and "make it happen". I'm so glad that this podcast has returned - I missed it while it was gone! Can't wait for the next episode!

iphonenutt ,

Bob Heil as only Bob Heil can tell it. Great Podcast 10 Stars.

I was fortunate to get to meet Bob Heil last April. I really wish he had more time to tell me the stories of his years in the music industry and now I can hear more of them. He suggested I listened to this podcast, I can't say enough kind words for him as a person and as a person and as a audio master. You will not be disappointed in listening to this podcast. I can only hope he makes more as I can't find a better podcast that I look forward to hearing when I see it pop up on my playlist. I have kept every episode.

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