David Riddell - Managing Director - Audiovision
Started his career in Two-Way radio at 17, then worked for the following companies:
Delsound (PA's at horse race tracks, etc), EDA Sound (large concert sound and disco systems).
Studied Electronics and Communications for three years and in 1980, became a qualified electronic technician and worked as an audio technician at: MTE Electronics (Mixing console manufacturer), Kelvin Grove Teachers College (AV and Electronics), Jacques Electronics (Recording Studio and radio station installations and maintenance). Queensland Performing Arts Centre as Deputy Head of Sound (Live theatre sound and recording), The PA People Brisbane as Sales Manager (sales and installing sound systems).
DR Audio was started in 1989 to pursue his own business venture. This included 10 years part-time teaching "Sound Reinforcement" at Queensland Conservatorium of Music and Gold Coast Griffith University as well as teaching part-time sound courses in churches. 8 years sub-contracting installations for Videopro (and other companies). DR Audio mainly installed sound systems.
AUDIOVISION was born in 2005 to incorporate Audiovisual and Automation into our future direction with no more sub-contracting to other companies! Involved in the AV Industry for 43 years now.
David has been involved in the Creative Ministry of Nexus Church (was Northside Christian Church!) at Everton Park - Brisbane for 40 years, installing sound and video systems, teaching sound courses, mixing for live events and musicals, and many years overseeing the technical department. He also loves writing songs, (see David’s Rap below) playing guitar, keyboard and singing - (let's call it a hidden talent!) David is also passionate about staying fit, with swimming, cycling and bushwalking.
As a sideline, he has researched and designed an "active seat" which was developed to help people with 'bad' backs. These are made to order.
David enjoys the challenges of all things technical, always learning new ways to solve problems and designing 'great' systems.
(p.s. he also has a wonderful supportive wife and family).
Go to the Projects tab to read about Audiovision's projects.