Chuck's Bio
Chuck Augustowski
Sales / Product Manager
      Chuck came into the back door of the audio industry as a musician in the late 60's by playing guitar in local Rhode Island bands. In 1969 he formed his first sound company, Brandy Brook Sound. Time was also spent working as an engineer in a radio station after earning his First Class FCC Radiotelephone License. This is where he was first exposed to recording production techniques.

       The early 70's resulted in a minor deviation into the avionics industry when he worked for the Norden Division of United Aircraft on radar and analog computer systems. During this same period, Chuck took time to attend Eastman School of Music. This was followed by working in recording studios and with Emery Cook (inventor of the stereo record) at Cook Laboratories in Connecticut.

       Chuck again became fully active in live sound in 1973 with his regional sound company, Brandy Brook Audio. Local and touring sound services were provided for a diverse range of artists from the like of The Raspberries and The Pointer Sisters to Marlene Dietrich, Ann Miller and Jack Benny. Extensive time was spent mixing for Truck and Bus tours of the musicals Grease and Hair. Sound system design and sales was also a major part of Brandy Brook activities.

       Throughout the 70's, Chuck was a consultant to numerous professional audio manufacturers. He attended multiple Don Davis Syn-Aud-Com courses resulting in the expansion of his knowledge of pro audio and its product needs. In 1981, Chuck was invited to take over operations of Allen & Heath USA and was made Vice President. He was also a member of the UK Board-of-Directors of Allen & Heath. His responsibilities included all U.S. Sales and Marketing activities and the development of new console concepts.

       In 1991 Chuck joined Crest Audio with engineering partner John Petrucelli to form the Crest Consoles Division. There they developed the Century family of products, and later the X-Series and V12 consoles. These were followed by the XR Series of rack mount mixers and ended with the HP Series. He left Crest Audio in the fall of 2003. After much product research, he became a founding member of APB-DynaSonics in December of 2004 where he is Vice-President as well as Sales and Product Manager. When not working on Pro Audio projects, he pursues his interests in Home Theatre and Hawaii.