Staff

Robin Kinnie

CEO

Robin Kinnie professional background is geared towards assisting small business owners with access to technical assistance, capital funding and training. Robin has more than 10 years of experience helping small businesses grow and has a Bachelors’ Degree – Human Resource Management, Masters’ Degree – Higher Education Administration from Michigan State University. She also is a […]

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Founder/CEO

Michael Kinnie

Founder / Vice President

Mike Kinnie a 20+ – year veteran in audio engineering received the majority of his knowledge on-the-job whether it was working in a recording studio or on live audio shows. Mike started climbing the ranks in the early 90’s by first working with the local 38 IATSE union. That led to working such shows as […]

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Carl J. Robinson

Carl J. Robinson

Chief Audio Engineer Instructor

Carl Robinson has over 30 years of experience in the audio engineering industry. He was Chief Engineer/Studio Manager to Don Davis and an Adjunct Instructor for Wayne State University, who taught “Intro to Recording” and “Recording Workshop” classes. He has worked on 14 Grammy nominated projects, 4 Grammy Winners, 1 Dove Award Winner, 2 Detroit Live […]

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David B. Brown

Chief Music Business Instructor

Since graduating from University of Michigan in 2003, David Brown has spent the past decade advising and counseling various distinguished entertainment groups and creative professionals in New York City, Los Angeles, and Detroit.  In addition, Mr. Brown has pursued various innovative business ventures, developing projects that range from music business start-up companies to unique hospitality […]

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Darell Campbell Jr

Hardware & Software Music Production Instructor

Darell Campbell Jr. actually appears to be larger when seen with one of his instruments. This proves Detroit’s hustle, toughness, and balance produces a musical surface that actually magnifies under stage lights. As a musician, songwriter, producer, teacher, and preacher, stages are common place to express joy. I was raised in the midst of rehearsals […]

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Norman Druce

Electrical Principles Instructor / Recording Studio Acoustic Instructor

Having experienced most angles in the music industry, from performing musician to studio owner and recording engineer, Norman Druce knows what exactly is needed from the musician, producers and engineer’s standpoint. Norman cut his teeth recording on analog tape, building and wiring his own and friend’s studios and playing in noisy rock and roll bands. […]

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Martin Krist

Audio for Film Instructor / Intro to Post Instructor / Music Theory Instructor / Sound Design Instructor

Martin Krist has been working professionally in the audio field since 1981. He holds a Liberal Arts degree and several certificates in Music Production, Recording Engineering and Audio Post Production. With over 30 years of experience he’s done everything from music production, remote recordings to live sound and audio post-production. Martin has taught classes at […]

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Steve Marshall

Concert & Theater Live Sound Instructor

Steve Marshall began doing sound in clubs in 1977 at the age of 16. By 1983, he created a partnership with his brother and they began their own audio company Glass Castle Audio Systems. They have installed live audio systems and supplied techs over the years at venues in the Metro Detroit area such as […]

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