Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Get ready East Coast here comes Crucial Audio!

Our new HQ in Delaware will be open this summer!



After a decade in Sonoma County as the premier electronics repair shop we're making
the leap to the world of specialized repairs and the product manufacturing of our personal
line of vacuum tube products. ie, The Echo-Nugget, The Time Warp and the new Apollo 18.

The world is growing smaller and you wont have to look to far to still be in touch with us.
The sales and service of our products will only expand and the quality of our service that
you have grown to appreciate will always be the same!

While we are no longer taking in repairs here at Crucial Audio we are gearing up for our big
move to Delaware and looking forward to hearing from you in the future. You can always stay
in touch through our web site @ www.Crucial Audio.com and of course of product facebook links.

Crucial Audio facebook page

 

The Echo-Nugget facebook page


The Time Warp facebook page
 
 
The New Apollo 18 Vacuum Tube Interface
 
 

Serving the music industry since 2005

 
 
 
 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Fresh Echo-Nugget to Guitar Player Magazine!

We've just shipped off a fresh "Echo-Nugget" to Guitar Player Magazine for a product review!
 
We feel confident that after giving the new vacuum tube delay a good test drive they will find the same results that the other major magazines have found... the warmth and over all tone of our vacuum tube processor is hard to beat!
 
 
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The Crucial Audio Apollo-18 Vacuum Tube Interface Module is one step closer to production.

We just received the first article chassis, and the updated PC Boards should be here in less than 2 weeks! There is still some time left to contact us if you would like to save some money and get in on the pre-orders.Thank you for your patience and support to those who have placed pre-orders with us. The wait is almost over!

 
 
Mike Emerson just gave The Apollo 18 (R&D) another run for it's money at the latest "Petty Theft" show at The Mystic Theatre in Petaluma and I had the pleasure of Engineering the house mix once again. Mike has been running his Nord organ through the Apollo 18 and one of the most amazing things about this new vacuum tube interface is the warmth that the unit creates, It really helps shape the overall sound and gives it a much warmer and richer sound that only tubes could create!
(Randy Teaford)
 
Thanks & Praises
Steve Kollander

Catch the Echo-Nugget on tour!

Jose' Neto of  "The Steve Winwood Band" hits the
road with his "Echo-Nugget"for their Spring Tour 2015.
 
 
                         Steven Drodz                                                                               Matt Silva
                    "The Flaming Lips"                                                                   Bay Area Guitarist
   
      Jose' Neto
       The Steve Winwood Band
 
 
Watch for our reviews and check out all of the hand
crafted vacuum tube products at Crucial Audio LLC!
For more information and purchase please go to:
 
 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Crucial Audio Apollo-18 Prototype Spotted!

 Mike Emerson was recently spotted at The Humboldt Brewery playing his
 Hammond organ through the Crucial Audio (proto type) Apollo 18 vacuum tube
Preamp with a Leslie interface!

Mike Emerson
PHOTO's by John Chapman

Word has it that Mike will also be putting the Apollo 18 through it's paces at the next Mystic
Theatre show when "Petty Theft" returns, Friday April 24th. Come on out to hear and see a
fantastic band! There is a possibility of a Steve Kollander sighting that night as well,
when the designer of the "Apollo 18, "The Echo Nugget" and the "Time Warp"
turns out to hear his own handy work in action!

- ALL STAR GROUP -

As the bands FOH Sound Engineer for the Mystic shows, this news makes me as
happy as well, last time Mike used the Leslie interface we were both smiling ear to
ear every time he tore into a solo and it only got better and better as the tubes warmed up!

PHOTO's by John Chapman

For all of the fans who crave their Tom Petty fix from one of the countries most talented
bands, don't miss this show (tickets are still available @ www.TheMysticTheatre.com
 and stop by and say hello and smile with me (Randy Teaford FOH) 4/14/15

Saturday, March 28, 2015

It's Bob Moog day @ Crucial Audio!


BOB MOOG  
May 23, 1934 -  August 21, 2005 (aged 71)

Robert Arthur "Bob" Moog (/ˈmɡ/ MOHG; May 23, 1934 – August 21, 2005), founder of Moog Music, was an American pioneer of electronic music, best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer. Moog's innovative electronic design is employed in numerous synthesizers including the Minimoog Model D, Minimoog Voyager, Little Phatty, Sub 37, Moog Taurus Bass Pedals, Moog Minitaur, and the Moogerfooger line of effects pedals.



The Crucial Audio team of Steve Kollander. Kiyo and Randy Teaford test out the restoration
 of 2 historic pieces of analog electronic history from the man himself Bob Moog.
Video #1 is the Mini-Moog Model D.

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In 1953 at age 19, Moog founded his first company, R.A. Moog Co., to manufacture theremin kits.

Video #2  - Kiyo tests out The Theremin - This is 1 out of the 50 original Theremins that were
 ever made by Bob Moog in the earliest days of electronics and music. It has now been repaired, calibrated and certified by Steve Kollander. 

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Thank you to Steven Drozd of Flaming Lips

Thank you to Steven Drozd of Flaming Lips
for rocking a Crucial Audio Time Warp Delay!!!
 

Flaming Lips sound check at The Warfield 12/30/14
 

Echo-Nugget Vacuum Tube Analog Delay w/ José Neto


Jose' just received his newly modified Crucial Audio "Echo Nugget"
 
 
 
José Neto on tour with Steve Winwood.
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, CA 08/09/2014
 
- WATCH HERE FOR YOUTUBE DEMO -

Friday, March 6, 2015

CRUCIAL AUDIO PRODUCTS - Welcome!

We've launched the new Crucial Audio Products Blog to give you a better customer support with all of our classic tube products! We'll be adding updates from our studio and touring customers as well as product updates and modifications that available to your existing Crucial Audio Products.