Bruce Jackson

Audio Engineer, Organization founder

1949 – 2011

91

Who was Bruce Jackson?

Bruce Robert Jackson was an Australian audio engineer who co-founded JANDS, an Australian audio, lighting and staging company. He joined American touring audio engineer Roy Clair and mixed concert stage monitors for Elvis Presley in the 1970s. With Clair Brothers, a concert sound company, Jackson designed audio electronics including a custom mixing console. Beginning in 1978, Jackson toured as Bruce Springsteen's band engineer for a decade, using Clair Brothers sound systems. A business interest in Fairlight CMI in Sydney introduced Jackson to digital audio, and he subsequently founded the digital audio company Apogee Electronics in Santa Monica, California, where he lived at the time. After selling his share of Apogee, Jackson co-founded with Roy and Gene Clair a joint venture which produced the Clair iO, a loudspeaker management system for control of complex concert sound systems. Jackson turned the venture commercial with the help of Dave McGrath's Lake Technology. Dolby Laboratories bought the technology and formed Dolby Lake with Jackson as vice president, then in 2009 Lab.gruppen acquired the brand. Jackson was honoured with the Parnelli Innovator Award in 2005 for his inventive loudspeaker controller.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Jun 3, 1949
Sydney
Profession
Died
Jan 29, 2011
Death Valley National Park

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Bruce Jackson." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 24 Jun 2024. <https://www.biographies.net/biography/bruce-jackson/m/0gff16_>.

Discuss this Bruce Jackson biography with the community:

0 Comments

    Our awesome collection of

    Promoted Bios

    »

    Browse Biographies.net