Who: Craig “Hutch” Hutchison, Rupert Neve Designs' senior design engineer
Main Responsibilities: work directly with Rupert creating new products. This will be fun because we both tend to be innovative and have similar thoughts on audio quality.
- 1994-2008: Manley Labs chief designer
- 1983-1994: positions at Focusrite, SSL
- Electric Lady Studios chief engineer
The best thing about working in pro audio is…doing something creative and getting paid for doing exactly what would be an obsessive hobby otherwise.
If I could do any other profession, it would be…Occasionally, a mastering engineer suggests that I should join their ranks, and that idea has had its appeal. Sometimes I miss the excitement of mixing live.
Currently in my CD changer: The Beatles Love, Brian Wilson's Smile and I am going back and revisiting some '60s and '70s classics in my collection.
When I'm not in the office, you can find me…unpacking boxes in my new home in Texas and setting up my home music rig and shop — or in Thailand, which has become my second home, complete with fiancée and family and yet another design lab, but the commute is a killer!