Name: Robby Resnick
Position at Sweetwater: Sales Engineer
Start date: July 2007
Education: Bachelor of Science from Middle Tennessee State University’s Recording Industry Production and Technology program
Where are you from originally? I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, but I was born in Mandeville, Louisiana.
Technical strengths: Recording, drums, guitars, and cable design
Favorite music-related websites: Puremix.net, Mixcoach.com, Pandora
Instruments you play: Drums, a little guitar, and a little bit of keys
Gear you own: Universal Audio Apollo Quad and 4-710; Dangerous Music D-box; Manley TNT; Groove Tubes Brick and SuPre; Focal Solo 6 monitors; much, much more
Other stuff we should know about you: I love riding my 2007 Honda CBR1000RR motorcycle. I’m working with Multi-Platinum.com on a set of instructional DVDs, scheduled to be released later this year.
Personal motto: “Move the mic until it sounds good.”
Favorite magazine: Tape-op
Real-life heroes: Danny Carey and Maynard James Keenan
How would your boss describe you? Customer driven and focused on the task. He’d also say that I think outside of the box and have a passion for doing things correctly when it comes to setup and installation.
How would your best friend describe you? Extremely annoying.
Describe the most dramatic situation in which you provided the Sweetwater Difference for a customer: I was contacted by a design and engineering firm doing an exhibition – there was a nondisclosure agreement required, so I had no idea what we were actually working on. We were miking percussive instruments being played by robots, and everything had to be able to be accessed remotely for service and maintenance. After a month of dialogue with a brilliant engineer/software designer, we put it together. I’m proud to say the project was the Universal Orchestra at Google’s Chrome Web Lab.
What in your background prepared you most to help your customers? I received a lot of hands-on experience in college, both in the studio and outside. I did a lot of independent work and some live sound, typically in less than ideal situations, so I learned to make due. It was a great balance to my education.
What do you enjoy most about being part of the Sweetwater team? Being empowered to help my customers. Sweetwater Sales Engineers are able to make decisions to help our customers effectively and efficiently.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned at Sweetwater? That no matter how much I know, I could know so much more. That, and my gear lust is infinitely greater than my wallet’s capacity.