Ron Obvious

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This article is about the record producer. For the fictional character, see Ron Obvious (Monty Python).
Ron Obvious
Birth name Ron Obvious Vermeulen
Born Levin, New Zealand
Origin Vancouver, Canada
Genres All music styles.
Occupation(s) Recording Engineer and Acoustic Design.
Instruments Mixing console, Computer CAD.
Years active 1976–present
Associated acts Pointed Sticks, D.O.A., Spirit of the West, Mise En Scene
Website http://dragonflymobilerecording.com
Notable instruments
Soldering Station, Service Manuals

Ron Obvious (Ron Obvious Vermeulen) is a recording engineer, producer, studio designer and acoustic consultant.

After completing an electronics degree in Toronto, He started working in the recording industry, September 1976 at Little Mountain Sound Studios in Vancouver. Working as a technical assistant to John Vrtacic, while also working in the dubbing room and assisting on recording sessions. In the following years he was the engineer on many jingles and assisted on various movie soundtracks.

In the evening hours Ron along with Bob Rock and Mike Fraser, started recording the early punk/new wave bands in Vancouver around 1977. These included Tim Ray A/V, Pointed Sticks,Magic Dragon, D.O.A., The Subhumans, Bob Coulter, Go Four 3, Popular Front (which recorded club hit songs Doomsday Army, Synchronized Swimming, and The Touch 1979 & 1980), and UJ3RK5. Also recording the first albums by Brandon Wolf (Barney Bentall) and Spirit of the West. After assisting on the 1984 Loverboy album "Lovin' Every Minute Of It" on the newly installed SSL 4048 E in Studio B, he made the move to a full-time technical future.

Upon leaving LMS in 1991, he went on to design and build studios for Bryan Adams "The Warehouse Studio",[1] Jim Vallance "Armoury Studios",[1] k.d. lang (private), Bob Rock (private), Colin James (private), and Mutt Lange (private), Ron also completed the acoustic and technical design for a number of recording schools in British Columbia, Canada.

Ron retired from the recording industry as technical director of The Warehouse Studio in August 2003, and moved to Gimli Manitoba, where he owned and operated an art gallery "Mermaids Kiss Gallery". During his time in Manitoba he designed his own mobile recording studio, "Dragonfly Mobile Recording". In 2015 he moved to the Comox valley on Vancouver Island, where he has finalized the installation of "Summit Recording Solutions" He is technical director and engineer at the facility.

At the 2013 'Vancouver Music Industry' awards, Ron was awarded the John Vrtacic Memorial Award for his many years of technical contributions to the studio industry.

He is a longtime friend of Katie Sketch, lead vocalist for The Organ and has recorded two EP's by the Manitoba-based band The Paps. Recent engineering/co-production projects have been albums by - Mise en Scene [2] (Nov 2012), Little House (Dec 2012) and Moon Tan (Sept 2013).

Ron has continued his acoustic consulting business, including major P/A and acoustical upgrades to, The Fanny Bay Hall, St. Andrew's United Church - Nanaimo, St Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Nanaimo and The Neighbourhood Church in Nanaimo.

References[edit]

AllMusic.com Catalogue *http://www.allmusic.com/artist/ron-obvious-mn0000832194

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