Tay Hoyle (Nov 14) Recording engineer

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Born in North Carolina, Tay Hoyle moved to NYC at the age of 18 to pursue a career that she hadn’t known existed until she read about it in Mix Magazine.

Combining her love of music and electronics, she headed north to attend the Institute of Audio Research in NYC.

After graduating in 1982, she became the first assistant ever hired at Unique Recording.

She later moved on to become staff engineer at Vanguard Records and Power Play Studios and then Maintenance engineer for Atlantic Records and Sigma Sound Studios.

She was also a freelance engineer throughout NYC’s top studios during the 80’s and 90’s and landed a US/Japan tour with Michael Franks doing FOH.

In 1991 Tay started Taytrix, offering studio design and installation. Later that year, she joined forces with her brother and master carpenter, Charlie. Combining their skills, Taytrix was now able to offer full, turn key services including construction. In 1996, after 5 years of R&D, Taytrix presented StackIt Gobos, which revolutionized acoustic treatment and control in the recording environment. ‘Building blocks for your studio’, the StackIt Gobo System consists of lightweight, stackable panels that are easy to assemble and can be rearranged in a myriad of configurations depending on your needs.

In 2002 Tay was brought on board to build and design the 1st John Lennon Educational

Tour Bus, a top of the line traveling studio that tours the country catering to students and

young people, introducing them to the world of recording music. She later went on to build and design the 2nd bus which introduced video into the mix.

Tay is currently working with Songwriter and Virtuoso Guitarist, Vicki Genfan as her engineer both live and in the studio and most recently producing weekly livestream concerts from their home, back full circle, in the hills of North Carolina.

Tay Hoyle subjects

Home studio recording techniques

(Nov 14 Deep Dive)