Time flies. It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since I came onboard for the “new EQ” project. Having spent the previous 13 years with Keyboard magazine, I knew this would be an excellent opportunity to work more closely with Mitch Gallagher, Craig Anderton, Dan Hernandez, and other EQ staffers whom I’d admired and respected from across the corporate divide. With Keyboard tech editor John Krogh added to the roster, the new EQ crew secretly went about crafting the cover-to-cover redesign that would launch on June 1, 2003. What an incredible year it was working with this brilliant team (listed on the masthead at right), and watching EQ transform into a powerful new force in recording-technology publishing.
Today, I’m pleased to announce that EQ is in the most dynamic position of its 14-year history. No other American magazine devotes itself so wholly, passionately, and aggressively to the bleeding edge of recording technology. With a silver Ozzie Award now in the trophy case for Best Redesign, a MaggieZine Choice award, and a beehive’s worth of positive buzz coming from readers and manufacturers, we’ve all enjoyed the progress this magazine has made over the past 12 months, and the solid foundation on which it now stands.
So on that note, with my year-long project leading EQ through its redesign now complete, it’s time for me to sign off and move on to my next endeavor. By the time you read this, my family and I will have relocated from San Francisco to Los Angeles, where I’ll be working with Roland as the editor of Roland Users Group magazine.
It has been an honor and pleasure serving the EQ community for the past year. I depart knowing that the magazine is in excellent hands, and that what’s planned for future will delight you even further. I’m wishing you all much peace, love, and righteous recording sessions.