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Steve Kollander

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Audio Fields:

  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Hardware
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Software
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Research & Development

Job Duties:

  • Owner/Director
  • Engineering


Steve Kollander is an electronic design engineer and professional sound engineer. Founded Crucial Audio in 2005, designed & released several products; including the Echo-Nugget & Studio-Nugget Vacuum Tube Analog Delays, Vacuum Tube Direct Boxes and other sonic devices.

Steve Kollander resided as a house sound engineer for several legendary venues. And worked as a front of house & recording sound engineer since the 1980's.

Education Background

Graduated with Honors from The University of Maryland in Baltimore County in 1987, with a BA Degree in Sonic Design.

Attended Ali Akbar Khan College of Music in San Rafael, CA 2007-2010

Westcon/99 Analog Electronic Design Seminar - hosted by Texas Instruments in San Jose, CA 1999

Employment History

Crucial Audio LLC 2005-present - Owner/Chief Engineer

Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa CA 2007-2010- Chief Sound Engineer

Mystic Theatre - Petaluma, CA 2007-2010 - House Sound Engineer

The Bayou, Washington, DC 1988-89
House Sound Engineer

The Coconut Teaszer, Hollywood CA 1987 House Sound Engineer

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