Primary Affiliation: Audio Technica
As Director of Educational Services, Steve Savanyu is primarily responsible for all aspects of training management, content creation and educational support for Audio-Technica U.S.’s Consumer and Professional products divisions. An accomplished presenter and teacher, Steve has over 40 years of professional audio experience in live sound, contracting, studio and broadcast applications. He has worked on large live and broadcast events including the Presidential/Vice Presidential Debates (2008 & 2012), and the 2008 New York City Papal Visit. Additionally Steve exercises his creative side producing videos and other interactive multimedia content for Audio-Technica’s website, YouTube channel, and trade show exhibit.
Steve is recognized as an INFOCOMM Academy adjunct faculty member and teaches audio courses at Kent State University in Kent Ohio along with microphone/wireless seminars and workshops at schools across the US. Additionally he has written several articles for pro-audio magazines, and appeared in the “FilmSkills” online training series for video and film producers. He has worked as sound supervisor on four Student-produced feature films and keeps up his live sound and digital mixing skills with Buford T. Hedgehog Productions, a local Hudson, Ohio sound company. He also operates a project-recording studio and has recorded several local groups including the Akron Symphony and Summit Co. Songwriters. His previous experience included owner/operator of Geneva, IL audio-video media production company Stonewood Studios, Director of Training/Commercial Market Manager at Dukane Corporation, St. Charles Il and international project engineer for Kidde Automated Systems, Westlake, OH. He has travelled internationally and worked as commissioning engineer for several large overseas installations including underground command centers, and industrial complexes.
Steve is a member of the Cleveland local SBE chapter and has participated in past SBE events. He has taught seminars and workshops on setting up and using wireless microphone systems and IEMs. He presented and launched the Audio-Technica Spectra-Pulse UWB (UltraWideBand) wireless system in 2008 and has written several application documents for Spectra Pulse. He has a BS in Applied Science-Electronics Engineering from Youngstown State University.
In 2009 he participated in the creation of a series of documents and training sessions about the 700MHz spectrum auction and reallocation of TV broadcasters. During this period, he presented training workshops and seminars about the “White Spaces” issues to Audio-Technica dealers and end users.
Steve has the ability to diplomatically solve issues between others and can explain technical topics in easy to understand non-technical ways. He is outgoing and easy to communicate with. He is organized and detail oriented but has the ability to zoom out to see the big picture. He is computer literate in both PC and Mac operating environments along with the Microsoft office suite, ProTools recording software and the Adobe Creative Cloud suite.
Steve actively participates in the NAB show, and has taught microphone and wireless clinics to IATSE chapters, and SBE chapters.
Monitoring in the Studio or on the Road—Using New Technologies (Presenter)