Greg Westall, Universal Audio VP of product marketing
Main Responsibilities: Managing a department that defines and details new products, product roadmaps and existing product life cycles
I knew I was working in the right industry when: I found myself on the rooftop at Abbey Road gazing out at the sunset over London. When I watched and listened to Eddie Kramer remix Jimi Hendrix tracks from original ½-inch 4-track masters. Eddie had to cut some leader off the reel, so he gave me a piece of the original tape.
My favorite Winter NAMM event was: The Alesis tent parties in the mid-’80s. That was back in the days of excess. They had the elephant and everything!
The last great book I read was:
Musicophilia by Oliver Sachs. His latest book is an interesting account of musical maladies and special abilities.
Currently in my iPod: Radiohead’s In Rainbows. I’ve been listening a lot to Liam Finn; his latest record, I’ll Be Lightning, is quite good, and his previous, Betchadupa, is stellar.
When I’m not in the office, you can find me: playing guitar in my bedroom studio or teaching my son to play — he’s crazy good for a 14-year-old.