Greg Gualtieri has been involved in music-related
activities for more than 30 years, as a musician, recording engineer
and record producer. His technical background includes studio
equipment design and modification, recording engineering, guitar
amp modification and repair, and sound reinforcement. His knowledge
of audio electronics is largely self-taught, starting with the
design and construction of vacuum tube mic preamps, tube compressors,
power amplifiers and mixers in the mid-sixties.
He holds a
Bachelor of Science degree (BS) in Physics from Columbia University,
and a Master of Science in Engineering degree (MSE) in Electronic
Materials and Devices from Princeton University. During college,
he worked at a number of recording studios in New York as a recording
engineer and technical consultant.
he was a Member of the Technical Staff in research at Bell Laboratories
in Murray Hill, NJ, where he conducted fundamental studies of
the physics of III-V semiconductors, including the growth and
characterization of ultra-thin semiconductor superlattice structures
using Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE). Much of the equipment used
in those studies, including the MBE growth apparatus, was designed
and built by him. He also worked with a team of Bell Labs scientists
on the restoration of the Statue of Liberty.
In 1988 he
started his own company, Pendulum Audio, which specializes in
the amplification of acoustic instruments and vacuum tube recording
products. Pendulum Audio was the first company to market a rack-mounted
acoustic instrument preamp, the HZ-10, back in 1988. He also
continues to engineer and produce records, mostly solo or small
ensemble projects involving acoustic stringed instruments. In
1995, he produced and engineered Kindred
Spirits by Wayne Johnson (Polygram), a
solo nylon-string jazz recording which reached the final nominating
ballot for a Grammy award.