|BIOGRAPHY OF DAVE LUEPKE|
|Between 1969 and 1973,
Mr. Luepke studied music at St. Norbert College in Wisconsin and at the
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he played trumpet with the symphonic
band, brass quintet, jazz band, and other ensembles.
He also handled sound reinforcement for campus events, and recorded music recitals and concerts. During this time, he became involved in the areas of entertainment booking and concert promotion, and booked concerts by Buddy Rich, McKendree Spring, Luther Allison, Dave Brubeck, Stan Kenton, and Woody Herman.
He began working parttime in commercial sound system installation in 1972, installing systems for auditoriums, churchs, factories and schools.
Before finishing his music degree, Mr. Luepke was invited to the Institute for Advanced Musical Studies (IHEM) in Montreux, Switzerland on a full scholarship. There, he studied trumpet, room acoustics, music recording, and experimental music, under some of the most respected individuals in their fields, including: Trumpet - Pierre Thibaud of the Paris Conservatory of Music and the Paris Opera Orchestra; Audio and Acoustics - John Meyer (now owner of Meyer Sound), and John Curl, reknown electronics designer for Mark Levinson and Parasound); Experimental Music - Rainer Boesch (leading avant garde composer, and teacher at the Paris Conservatory).
From 1975 through 1983, Mr. Luepke worked in the areas of sound reinforcement, room acoustics design, "audiophile" hi-fi systems, and music recording. He also gave trumpet lessons and performed in a "big band" jazz group. He designed sound systems for jazz and disco clubs, recorded live performances of both jazz and classical music, and conducted experiments in the field of live music recording techniques. He also developed computer software for the design and analysis of sound reinforcement systems and room acoustics.
Mr. Luepke moved to Dallas, Texas in 1982 to work for the audio and acoustical consulting firm of Joiner-Pelton-Rose (now diversed into several separate firms, including RBDG and WJHW). With the then-new personal computer, he also had many opportunities to provide computer expertise to other entities, and by 1985 had become a Dallas leader in the field of personal computer training and application development.
In 1985, he started Business Computing as an independent computer consultant. Between then and 1995, he designed software for Embassy Suites, Dallas Semiconductor, and General Instrument, among others; and taught computer classes for the Johnson Space Center, the Social Security Administration, the Army Corps of Engineers, the American Institute of Banking, and Hitachi Semiconductor.
From 1995 through 2003, Mr. Luepke's computer services focussed on developing software for government use. He also continued to study issues in the field of music recording and performance venues, specifically microphone techniques and venue design and their impact on the quality of the recorded or projected sound.
In 2003, Mr. Luepke returned to devoting more time to music & audio. His current digital music recording system consists of Schoeps condenser microphones, vintage Valley People transformerless mic preamps, and Cubase and SoundForge software for recording directly to a computer hard disk, with the ability to record high resolution digital audio in formats up to 24 bits / 96 KHz. From 2006 to 2010, he played trumpet with the Frisco Jazz Band, and from 2009 to 2014 played in the Carrollton Wind Symphony.
A unique service which Mr. Luepke provides is the 'baking' of 1970's/80's vintage audio tapes which are victims of the 'sticky shed' problem, and then transferring the restored audio to digital media.
Mr. Luepke is very pleased to have received compliments from many accomplished professionals. Here are a couple of them:"After listening to his recordings...I find his work to be of the highest quality." Roger Salander, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Vienna Conservatory of Music.
"Excellent". Story Musgrave, Astronaut, NASA. (Review of computer training class.)
Mr. Luepke has been a member of the Audio Engineering Society and the Acoustical Society of America, and is active in supporting local school music programs in Carrollton, Texas.
For information regarding Mr. Luepke's services, and for additional biographical details, call him at (972) 416-1250.