On the Move: Joe Sanborn

Who: Joe Sanborn, president of Telefunken NA Main Responsibilities: direction, budgeting and balancing financial responsibilities, as well as overseeing
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Who: Joe Sanborn, president of Telefunken NA

Main Responsibilities: direction, budgeting and balancing financial responsibilities, as well as overseeing quality control/sound of our product and capsule research.

Previous Lives

  • 2002, Telefunken NA director of operations
  • early Telefunken days, ran studio and was in charge of testing/evaluating capsule development
  • 2000, chief engineer/studio manager at Toni Fishman's Talcott
    Mountain Studios while Fishman developed Telefunken
    North America
  • mid-'90s to 1999, opened Audio World Enterprises

The moment I knew I was in the right profession was…when my brother Ron had an 8-track home studio in a spare bedroom when I was just a teenager. We would work for hours making music, recording, mixing and just learning as we went along. Some people have the passion. What can I say? I even enjoy to wrap cables at the end of a session.

The last great book I read was…The Complete Beatles Sessions EMI. It chronicles every day The Beatles recorded from start to end, with stories, pictures and track sheets!

Currently in my CD changer…The Beatles' Let it Be…Naked, The Pixies' Doolittle, Brian Wilson's Smile and System of a Down's System of a Down.

When I'm not in the office, you can find me…Usually in the studio, making music, mixing or producing; playing guitar; or spending time with my son.