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Jon Tatooles

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Audio Fields:

  • Broadcasting - Television Sound
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Hardware

Job Duty:

  • Owner/Director


Jon Tatooles is a graduate of Northwestern, with a Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film from the School of Communications. He is co-founder of Sound Devices LLC based in Wisconsin. Sound Devices audio and video products are used worldwide for film and television production. Jon developed and managed sales, marketing, finance, technical support, and brand strategy for the company. He was managing director for its first 15 years.

Jon is a regular lecturer and industry expert on audio and video production tools and technology, including best practices for audio dialog recording, surround sound recording, and production workflow for television and film sound.

Prior to starting Sound Devices in 1998, Jon worked for Shure Inc. of Niles, IL. His first job at Shure was answering customer service calls on their 800 number. He held several positions, including manager of Shure's mixer and signal processing products group.

Education Background

Bachelor of Science
School of Communications
Northwestern University

Employment History

Shure Inc. - 1989-1998
Sound Device - 1998-present

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