Chief Technology Officer
Jerry Steckling, Chief Technology Officer,
has a wealth of knowledge and expertise, acquired from decades of experience
in the professional audio and entertainment fields. He was the Chief of Acoustic Engineering at Skywalker Sound,
a division of Lucas Digital Ltd., where he designed, engineered, and implemented
sophisticated sound systems at George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch
and Industrial Light and Magic. Jerry set audio standards for the soundtracks
of over 60 blockbuster movies and Academy-award winning films, including
Finding Nemo, Saving Private Ryan, Monsters, Inc., Titanic, and Star Wars
Episodes I and II.
Jerry is also the founder of JSX Audio and is an audio consulting firm that creates audio solutions
and custom audio products for high-end home theatres and professional
mixing and monitoring suites. JSX provides services to Skywalker Sound,
Lucas Films, Pixar Animation Studios, Zoetrope, Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences, and other renowned motion picture and audio companies.
JSX also specializes in audiophile technology, speaker design, amplifier
design, loudspeaker piston design, and the writing and implementation
of sound system tuning and measurement standards for multi-channel work.
Prior to the foundation of JSX Audio and working at Skywalker Sound,
Jerry was an independent audio engineer and technician and specialized
in modifications and repairs of DASH and helical scan digital audio recorders,
consoles, and processing equipment.
Jerry was the owner and founder of RMS, an audio company that provided
consultation and support for technical, acoustic, and electronic projects
for the audio studio industry. The company specialized in the design and
construction of modular recording studio control rooms. His clients included
Mattel Toys, Backroom, and IRS Records. He also designed
private sound studios for John Sykes, John Tesh and the acclaimed solo
Jerry wrote and taught much of the Recording Engineering Program at the Grove School of Music. He personally taught Electronics, a one year course designed to teach students the basics of digital and analog equipment. Also taught Acoustics/Physics, a one year course in the anatomy of sound, psycho acoustic effects, and measurement techniques.
He has engineered a large number of albums, singles, commercials, and
demos and has mixed sound for over 350 advertising campaigns with clients
such as Northwest Airlines, ADM, Dairy Queen, and McDonalds.
He has engineered albums for Rocky Robbins (A&M), Yanni
(Private Music), Slaughter, and many other artists. He has also recorded
live albums or broadcasts for The Doobie Brothers, Manhattan Transfer,
Devo, and Joe Ely. Prior to these endeavors, Jerry was a mixer and technician
for concert and sound tours and worked for artists such as Anne Murray,
Kiss, Ted Nugent, John Prine, Charlie Daniels, and The Righteous Brothers.
Jerry has designed cutting-edge theater speaker systems for TAD-Pioneer, an industry leader in the loudspeaker-manufacturing sector. He is also a member of the Theater Standards Committee for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, and the Audio Engineering Society. He has also filed patents for horn distortion reduction and horn directivity devices.
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