Mike Clark
Italy - Sadly, we report the death of pro audio consultant and journalist Mike Clark, who passed away on 30 December at the age of 77.
Mike, Scottish by birth, arrived in Italy at the end of the sixties as a sound engineer for a band. He fell in love with the country and decided to live there.
He always worked in the field of music, first as a DJ in the leading discos of the Riviera, and then as a music expert in one of the largest shops in Italy, Dimar in Rimini.
A specialised journalist and correspondent for entertainment industry magazines including LSi, he also collaborated with many pro-audio manufacturers, including Outline.
“During the last 30 years, Mike was the most precious resource for our r&d and marcomms departments,” Michele Noselli of Outline states. “A brilliant, generous and extremely reliable person, Mike translated intricate patent texts for us, doing it with surgical precision, elaborating the texts and making them essentially clear, hence effective, thanks to his ability to ask the right questions to refine the whole work… and he never got tired of calling you five, six times a day, only to deliver a flawless piece. And we always counted on him! We are sincerely and profoundly grateful for this. Ciao Mike, thank you for everything. Have a safe journey.”
“Mike has been contributing to LSi for many, many years and could always be relied upon to source brilliant international projects to share with our readers,” adds LSi editor, Claire Beeson. “He was a lovely man with a wealth of knowledge about the pro audio industry and will be hugely missed. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.”
Mike is survived by his wife Daniela, daughter Virginia and two grandchildren, Gabriele and Giovanni. The funeral took place on Monday, 2 January, in the church of San Francesco inside the Rimini cemetery.

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