How 'Bout That Purple Mic
"I can't tell you how blown away I am by this," says Bob Heil, after receiving the award from Sound Image president, Dave Shadoan. "To me this is a bigger deal than getting in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because this award is voted on by my peers. It is truly an honor."
Established in 1966, Heil Sound Ltd. has developed many professional audio innovations over the years, and is currently a world leader in the design and manufacture of large diaphragm microphones for live sound, broadcast, recording, and amateur radio markets.
The award ceremony was held November 16, during the LDI show in Orlando, Florida. Heil, one of professional sounds most prolific inventors was honored for his work with such acts as The Who, Humble Pie, Joe Walsh and many others.