Heil SoundHeil Sound was founded in 1966 by Bob Heil. Bob was one of the first pro audio manufacturers for the Grateful Dead, The Who, Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton, Jeff Beck and supplier for many major events and tours of the 60's and 70's. His company, Heil Sound, has received many honors over the years - including the first "Pioneer Award" from the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and the Parnelli Award. In 2007, Bob Heil was invited to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame for an exhibit of his historically important gear, including the first modular console (Mavis), his custom quadraphonic mixer (for the Quadraphenia Tour), and the first Heil Talk Box. No other manufacturer has ever been invited to Rock Hall before.