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Denver's Best Sound Engineers

Sound engineers are the magicians behind the music.
Sound engineers are the magicians behind the music. Derek Gavey, Flickr

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click to enlarge Syntax Physic Opera's head sound engineer, Samuel Glover. - PHOTO BY BEN WIESE
Syntax Physic Opera's head sound engineer, Samuel Glover.
Photo by Ben Wiese
Samuel Glover
Syntax Physic Opera
Admittedly, Samuel Glover's initial draw to sound engineering stemmed from coming to the realization at age sixteen that he could make dope beats with his turntables; his love for the work runs much deeper than that now. He got his start inside the Meadowlark sound booth, learning the ropes of sound engineering and production, and eventually worked his way over to Syntax Physic Opera. As the head sound engineer for one of the more eclectic venues in town, Glover works anything from a night of opera, soul, funk, Latin or dark wave to open-mic sets for local acts.

Ron Gordon teaching one of his Jefferson County students about audio engineering. - PHOTO PROVIDED BY RON GORDON.
Ron Gordon teaching one of his Jefferson County students about audio engineering.
photo provided by Ron Gordon.
Ron Gordon
Jefferson County School District

During his junior year of college, Ron Gordon had an opportunity to join the Little Bear's sound engineer team in Evergreen, and worked his way up to becoming head sound engineer and production manager over the course of a couple years. After opening his own recording studio in Evergreen and designing and installing the lighting and sound rig for the Walnut Room in Denver, Gordon was asked to run the audio program for Jefferson County School District, where he has happily taught up-and-coming high-schoolers the ins and outs of sound engineering for the past ten years.


Sound engineer, producer and music publisher Nick Sullivan. - PHOTO PROVIDED BY NICK SULLIVAN
Sound engineer, producer and music publisher Nick Sullivan.
Photo provided by Nick Sullivan
Nick Sullivan
The Keep Recording
Should a person end up on South Broadway at any point throughout the day, chances are high that Nick Sullivan is there, too. The busy Denver music veteran has worn several hats throughout his time in the business, including as a musician with the band American Relay, as a sound engineer at the hi-dive, and, most notably, as a record producer with his company, The Keep Recording, which partners with Consonance Publishing for music publishing services. Sullivan has worked with various artists as a producer, including Brad Corrigan of Dispatch and with the band SIR, and served as a sound engineer for the Grammy-nominated Los Lobos album Tin Can Rust.
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Ben Wiese is a writer in Denver. He covers music for Westword.
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