Kevin Becka is an Instructor and Co-Director for The Blackbird Academy. He has been a musician and recording engineer for over 30 years. Kevin has taught audio recording at the high school and post-secondary levels including teaching surround recording at the Danish Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, Denmark; advanced recording at Belmont University; and served as a Director of Education, instructor and lecturer for over 10 years. Kevin is also a seasoned journalist, serving as editor of both Audio Media and Pro Audio Review magazines, and has been technical editor of Mix Magazine since 2003 where he writes the TechTalk column, product reviews, and features. Kevin is a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), a board member of The Society of Professional Recording Services (SPARS) and a member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES).