Kevin DeYoe is a multi-disciplinary technologist, troubleshooter, and musician based in the Greater Philadelphia and New York City area who has a broad range of experience throughout the theatrical, installation, manufacturing, studio, and corporate event industries. He has worked in venues as small as private churches and as large as Radio City Music Hall, from extremely casual to extremely high-end. He is both talented and easy to work with, and does whatever he can to make your event, performance, or music as professional and hitch-free as possible.
Further information about each field in which Kevin works can be found below.
Kevin's primary training and experience is in Audio Engineering, having graduated NYU in Music Technology. He is experienced in all areas of the field, including Live Sound, Studio Recording, Live Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Design, Installation, and Corporate Events.
You can listen to tracks on which Kevin has worked in an audio capacity via the Soundcloud bar at the bottom of the page.
Kevin has mixed Front of House and/or Monitors at various venues in Philadelphia and New York, including an internship with the sound crew at Radio City Music Hall. Currently, he works as the Audio Technician for the Temple University Performing Arts Center, and has worked with Manchester Orchestra, Will Smith, Bill Cosby, Whoopi Goldberg, Matisyahu, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Temptations, Atlantic Starr, Makeshift Prodigy, and more. While at Radio City, he had the pleasure of working for acts such as John Legend, Paul McCartney, David Byrne, Cheech and Chong, Feist, The Dirty Projectors, Seal, Donovan, Sheryl Crow, among others.
In the studio world, Kevin works at Range Recording Studios, in Ardmore, PA. He has recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered for many clients of a wide variety of genres, including The Naked Sun, the Wynlyn Jazz Ensemble, Blue Apple Groove, Tommy Ciccone, the Catholic Health Association, Crossbow Studio, Project Philly, The Penn Pipers, and many more. Kevin is also responsible for the technical upkeep of the studio, and recently completely re-wired the patchbay while installing a large amount of new equipment. Previously, Kevin was the only technician mantaining the James L. Dolan Music Recording Studio at NYU, and worked with clients such as Buryl Red, Joe Lovano, Kenny Werner, Brian Lynch, and Michael Riesman.
Kevin also does a large amount of classical music recording for Weston Sound, having recorded audio and video for clients such as the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Artosphere Festival Orchestra, Al-Bustan Music Ensemble, the Mendelssohn Club, The Bucks County Choral Society, the Academy of Vocal Arts, and more.
In addition, Kevin works in various audio and video capacities for Park Boulevard Productions, in New York City, for many corporate and high-end clients, including the New York Jets, the New York Public Library, the Museum of Arts and Design, the Hearst Corporation, Le Fooding, and more.
Video technologies are becoming an increasingly prevalent and important part of event production. As these technologies develop, more and more video formats are created, to cater to increasing demands in quality and immersion.
Kevin has experience working with all of these various formats, both analog and digital. He knows the differences between formats like SD, HD 720p, HD 1080p, and HD 1080i, not only from a resolution and aspect ratio standpoint, but also from a deeper technological level (things like clocking, phase, and under/overscanning).
In addition to just being able to make video signals work, Kevin also has experience with more complicated video techniques, including edge blending, masking, and projector mapping. Most recently, he was performing all of these advanced video tasks at the Juilliard School, as part of Beyond the Machine and the InterArts Workshops.
As a result of his work in technical theatre, Kevin has had ample opportunity to develop skills in lighting. He is an experienced lighting technician, and can handle almost any position in this field. He is experienced in both conventional lighting and intelligent fixtures, and is just as happy programming a lighting console as he is working pipe.
In addition, Kevin is experienced in all the various communication protocols used in today's lighting systems, including DMX, sACN, and ArtNet. He knows ETC lighting consoles intimately, and has also worked with grandMA systems.
Control and interaction systems allow you to perform many functions in a system by using a simple interface (i.e. a touchscreen or wall button) to send control messages. These systems are usually found in large AV installations to control such things as lighting, motorized screens, projectors, audio systems, and more. Consumer-level versions can also be found, usually under the name "Home Automation."
By virtue of working in many different environments, Kevin has substantial experience with many different digital control systems, including:
This includes not only the use of these systems, but also their various product offerings and means of installation. Kevin is highly knowledgeable about how these separate systems can and cannot interact within a broader system, and has thus been able to combine some of these technologies to create robust, easy-to-use control environments.
All internet-based technologies function by communicating over a network, whether wired or wireless. In recent years, audio, video, lighting, and control systems have been quickly evolving to make use of this form of communication. Some devices only send control messages over the network (some of which allow wireless control via iPad or other device), others send status information (i.e. "The projector is currently ON"), and others go as far as to send the actual audio or video signals over a network.
All of these means of communication require someone who understands the various formats and address rules inherent to these kinds of systems.
Kevin has been installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting network systems in various forms for over 15 years. Whether the system needs to send audio over a network to many devices, or send lighting commands directly from a lighting console to a dimmer rack, or even communicate in multiple formats while also accessing the internet, Kevin has worked intimately with network signals in almost every form, and can install, maintain, or fix them easily.
Kevin discovered early on that learning to write programs was an incredible useful skill in many fields. As a result, he has devoted a great deal of time and study to become adept at writing code.
This developed primarily into an interest in programming for the web, which led him to learn many of the dominant web languages and protocols:
Kevin has developed numerous websites and web tools, including this site. A few examples are below.
EL Media Group playlist sample page (Private)
Park Boulevard Productions timesheet system (Private)
Ever since he could get up on the bench, Kevin has been playing the piano. Like with many other kids at that age, he was forced into piano lessons by his parents, but he became obsessed. After leaving the childhood piano teacher, Kevin became mostly self-taught, forcing himself to learn harder and harder music until he could play just about anything.
You can listen to tracks on which Kevin has played piano via the Soundcloud bar at the bottom of the page.
He has played as an accompanist in practically every genre, from classical to jazz to musical theatre, and has also played a large solo repertoire. He can be heard playing piano on all of his own music that includes piano, and has played piano, keyboard, or synthesizers on recordings for many others as well.
Kevin is a well-versed composer and arranger of various musical styles. He comes from a background that includes all forms of instrumental music, from early music through classical to avant-garde. He also has a strong background in vocal music, from baroque through classical to musical theatre and beyond. He's also able to leverage his technology background to not only assist in the music-writing process, but also to open the door to more interesting and complex musical forms.
You can listen to some pieces that Kevin has composed or arranged via the Soundcloud bar at the bottom of the page.
Kevin uses these same skills when arranging music, so your music receives the same level of quality as any piece he writes himself.
Because of these compositional and arranging skills, Kevin can also perform any music-related services you may need, including:
Kevin's music can most notably be heard on the best-selling XBox Live Indie games Zombie Estate and Zombie Estate II. The soundtrack to these games with selections from Skwug, an earlier game, can be found on most online music distributors, including iTunes.
Another recent project is a series of arrangements and some original pieces for Daydreams, One More Song, and The Signs are Everywhere: A Call Me Crazy Christmas, music and dance shows presented as part of the Philly Fringe Festival by John Curtis, featuring the Call Me Crazy Dancers.
Kevin has been singing for as long as he can remember. He has sung as a soloist and in groups on stage in musicals, cabarets, musical reviews, and choirs, including the MENC All-Eastern Choir and the NYU Jazz Choir. He has also sung on countless recordings of many different styles, for other people's projects as well as his own; it is not unusual for Kevin to be recording a band and end up singing backing vocals.
An expert sight-reader, Kevin learns music incredibly quickly, and loves any opportunity to sing.
You can listen to some tracks on which Kevin has sung via the Soundcloud bar at the bottom of the page.
Kevin can currently be found singing Tenor with the Pennsylvania Academy of Performing Arts (PAPA) choirs Concordia, Chamber Choir, and Orpheus Mens Choir, where he also serves as the Vice President of Artistic Development.
For PAPA, Kevin and his fiancée Becky record Learning Tracks, where the two sing every vocal part in a multitrack recording. Versions of the pieces are made with 1) all the parts mixed equally, 2) each part dominant over the others, and 3) each part missing, to allow varying levels of practice difficulty. Existing tracks are available for use with other organizations if desired, and Kevin and Becky can be commissioned to record pieces that are not already in their large library of choral works.