Seattle Studio Owner Tom Pfaeffle is Fatally Shot

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Engineer Tom Pfaeffle

From a July 20 report on the Seattle Times' Website: "More details emerged Sunday in the bizarre shooting death of renowned local sound engineer Tom Pfaeffle.

"Pfaeffle, 49, who had worked with music groups that include Nirvana, The Black Crowes and Heart, owned and operated The Tank, a recording studio adjacent to his home in the woods of Black Diamond. He also worked as an instructor at the Art Institute of Seattle, teaching audio production.

"He is survived by a wife and four children.

"Pfaeffle was killed Friday at the Blue Spruce Motel in Twisp. Twisp Police Chief Rick Balam said Pfaeffle and his wife were in town to attend a birthday party when it appeared the couple inadvertently returned to the wrong room at about 10:40 p.m.

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For more information on Tom Pfaeffle, read this Rane user spotlight and visit the Website for Pfaeffle's studio, The Tank Studio .