Martin Luther (ML) Procise III
62 years old – died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Dallas on March 5th
Clair Global’s Executive Director of Touring, ML Procise III, is a living legend of the sound world.
Starting his career nearly 40 years ago in the early days of Showco, ML has earned an unquestionable reputation as one of the finest sound engineers in our industry and as one of the finest individuals with a long history of introducing fledgling audio engineers to the touring industry…many who are now tops in their field.
His career has been defined by complete dedication to preparedness for every mix challenge and introducing new mix techniques to improve his performance and craft. His learning never stops.
Six times nominated “Engineer of the Year”, named “Sound Reinforcement Man of The Year” and extremely proud of his work through Don & Carolyn Davis’s yearly Sound Reinforcement workshops from its inaugural years and his membership in the American Engineering Society, his accolades, teaching abilities, and commitment to sound reinforcement are well noted.
Through his work at Showco and since 2000 when Clair Global bought Showco, ML has worked with a multitude of artists, mostly live but studio engineering as well.
70’s mixing clients were dominated by English, Irish, and Scottish rock bands including Genesis, The Bee Gees, Thin Lizzy, Average White Band, Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Armatrading, and Nazareth.
The end of the decade brought Michael Jackson and The Jacksons into his life for 7 years.
Punished for “misbehaving” as he explains with a laugh, ML was assigned nearly a year and and half with The Beach Boys.
Switching gears as ML entered the 80’s, he concentrated on arena guitar rock starting a 15 year relationship with ZZ Top, the rock band Boston, Guns ‘N Roses, and Rossington Collins Band.
The 90’s & 2000’s brought a ton of eclectic band work including Alice in Chains, Green Day, Limp Bizkit, Jane’s Addiction, Rage Against The Machine, Stevie Nicks, X Japan, and Soundgarden. In all, over 4,500 stadium and arena concerts.
ML dedicates this kind honor to all who were there for him and the Procise family over the last year as Debby, his beloved wife of 33 years, lost her courageous fight with cancer. ML and his children, Raleigh, Luke, Parker, and Evan send their love and thanks for all of your prayers, kindness, and compassion.back