In Memoriam: Tom Pfaeffle
Tom Pfaeffle ::: photo courtesy of Jay Cox
We were deeply saddened to hear that local sound engineer and teacher Tom Pfaeffle was tragically killed Friday night.
Tom manned the boards and mics at Tank Studio in Black Diamond, WA where local bands and Sound on the Sound favorites like Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground, The Sea Navy, and Wild Orchid Children recorded their records. Bands and students of sound flocked to Tom not only for his expertise, but because by all accounts, he was an absolutely wonderful guy who was passionate about perfectly capturing the sound and feel of a band. When Tom wasn’t recording at The Tank he was teaching the future sound technicians of Seattle as an audio production instructor at The Seattle Art Institute.
Tom’s death is a huge loss to the local music scene, and to his family, friends, students, and bands that worked with and loved him. Our deepest condolences to them all.