Heil Mics Help Win an Oscar

When cannons roared and rifles fired in the movie “Letters from Iwo Jima,” the Academy Award winner for best achievement in sound editing, some of the sound was recorded on microphones manufactured by Heil Sound Ltd. of Fairview Heights. Local sound wizard Bob Heil said Charles Maynes, a sound designer who works with director Clint…

It’s My Job

It’s no secret that Heil Sound has been on a roll lately. The whiteboard in my office that I use to keep track of demo requests, loaners, and the like is covered with a “who’s who” of bands, solo performers, sound mixers, and tour managers all wanting know about the Heil Sound mics. It’s crazy,…

Tommy Can You Hear Me?

“Guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel has spent most of 2011 touring the world, performing concerts in Europe, Asia, and even Russia. Best known for his complex finger picking style, energetic performances, and the use of percussive effects on the guitar, he now brings his high-energy show to the US for a series of summer dates. Along…

Listen Up, Rock & Rollers

Put down your drumsticks, guitars, bagpipes (I’m talking to you, Dropkicks), and other high decibel devices for an hour of Bob Heil and tech guru, Leo Laporte. Bob will join Leo on a live broadcast Wednesday, March 23, 7:00 PM Eastern. Tom Merritt and Leo LaPorte host a show called “Triangulation,” where, according to the…