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Roy Rendahl - Freelance Owner, Artist, & Engineer
Multimedia project studio in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Contact:  trimordial@thefaro.com  702-340-6748
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Since the age of 3 when he built his first model airplane, graphic arts expression has given Roy Rendahl great purpose in life.  He was, and still is, always creating something.

Roy's many major triumphs include selling an oil painting named "Egg Wash" to the Ben and Abby Grey Foundation's (based in St. Paul, Minnesota) collection located at New York University, New York; and having his Mac-computer-pixelated 8'x20' photograph mural, "Wilderness," featured as part of a highway beautification program in Fresno, California.

8'x20' mural "Wilderness" by Roy Rendahl in Fresno, California
8'x20' mural "Wilderness" by Roy Rendahl in Fresno, California

Roy's love of color and light and the feeling of being limited by the range of colors available to the artist may have had some bearing on his branching out into other areas of creativity.

Folding carton loading and closing machine, and computer control flow chart, designed by Roy Rendahl for ADCO in Sanger, California
Folding carton loading and closing machine, and computer control
flow chart, designed by Roy Rendahl for ADCO in Sanger, California


At his long time "day job" as a mechanical machine design engineer (which is really commercial sc
ulpture) he invented and patented one of the mechanisms used in a machine he designed.  See the actual patent file at the U.S. Patent and Trademark office here.

Through the years
, no matter what else he was doing, music and sound played a part in his life.

The music portion of his artistic talents started in the form of playing a little toy percussion set he got in grade school; in junior high he "upgraded" to cardboard drums.  After Roy and his brother found a great drummer with a "real" drum set, Roy switched to bass.  He taught himself to play bass from a regular guitar book using a "fake" bass made from a piece of lumber for the body, matchsticks for the frets, and kite string for the strings; until he got his first "real" bass by mail order from Allied Radio (which later turned into Radio Shack) and began his music career.

He built his first bass amp by combining two SAMS schematic wiring diagrams, one from a church organ and one from a radio.  It went into some really neat distortion and sound effects if you turned it up too far!  In another early experiment, Roy also built an analog synthesizer out of a small electronic organ by installing a synthesizer integrated circuit chip and sound shaping controls.  He also built a Leslie style rotating speaker system from a lamp shade, an old TV cabinet, and a sewing machine motor.  Roy has been designing and building speaker systems ever since, including the DeadLine Array (DLA), which is described in the business plan for his Mac computer themed nightclub and vegetarian restaurant named Hackerz Niteclub A current design project is a line of mid- to high-end home speakers constructed with concrete blocks as the non-resonant cabinet.

Roy Rendahl playing bass with The Barb Timm Band for an outdoor festival in Winona, Minnesota in 1983
Roy Rendahl playing bass with The Barb Timm Band
for an outdoor festival in Winona, Minnesota in 1983


Roy's professional music performance experience playing electric bass guitar and running sound and lights (usually all at the same time) spans the '70s and '80s in the Winona, Minnesota area with a wide range of genres including psychedelic-jazz-rock, R&B, country rock, and pop in bands such as Blooze Union, Peppermint Love, Hot to Trot, Take 5, and The Barb Timm Band.  The groups played in a variety of clubs and events; perhaps the hardest gig was at the Winona Athletic Club where they had to haul all their equipment and PA system up (and back down after playing) 3 flights of stairs.

The Barb Timm Band with Roy Rendahl performing in the Steamboat Days Parade in Winona, Minnesota on July 1, 1984
The Barb Timm Band with Roy Rendahl performing in the
Steamboat Days Parade in Winona, Minnesota
on July 1, 1984

Alex Oliver and Roy Rendahl of Poppermost at Roy's 8-track cassette Trimordial Studio Las Vegas in 2002
Alex Oliver and Roy Rendahl of Poppermost at Roy's
8-track cassette Trimordial Studio Las Vegas in 2002

Being a founding member with Alex Oliver of the Las Vegas based pop rock music band, Poppermost, since July 4th, 2001 also puts all Roy's talents to good use.  Sometimes playing the electric bass guitar, collaborating on the creation of the songs' foundation, engineering and mastering them, and creating some of the artwork for the band's logo, website, and albums are only a small part of what he does as the Technical Director of Poppermost.

Alex Oliver and Roy Rendahl of Poppermost playing live at the Cannery in Las Vegas in 2003
Alex Oliver and Roy Rendahl of Poppermost
playing live at the Cannery in Las Vegas in 2003

Roy Rendahl playing bass with Poppermost at the Cannery in Las Vegas in 2003
Roy Rendahl playing bass with Poppermost
at the Cannery in Las Vegas in 2003

32-track Mac Protools Trimordial Studio Las Vegas and TriPops Music Production facility today
32-track Mac / Pro Tools Trimordial Studio Las Vegas
and TriPops Music Production facility today

Please see Roy's Personal Facebook, Trimordial Studio Facebook, LinkedIn, and MySpace pages for more info about him.

Also Roy's Keys Scene website.
The many talents and accomplishments of this "little mad scientist" or "Mr. Wizard" whose actions and attitudes belie his age consist of the traditional forms of art like drawing, oil painting, photography, architecture, and more.

24" x 30" oil painting "Egg Wash" by Roy Rendahl
24" x 30" oil painting "Egg Wash" by Roy Rendahl

In Las Vegas, Roy has had several photographs and oil paintings displayed in the local Las Vegas offices of Cirque du Soleil.

72" x 48" x 2" hinged oil painting "Empty Carton No. 2" by Roy Rendahl
72" x 48" x 2" hinged oil painting "Empty Carton No. 2" by Roy Rendahl

Roy's first "paying" job
, while he was in grade shcool, was testing tubes on a portable suitcase-like tube tester for his dad's electronic repair service.  He got well acquainted 6L6s and 12AX7s, as well as many others.

Also while in grade school, Roy had a movie theater in the family basment with maybe a dozen seats, two 8mm projectors, and a multi-speaker sound system.  Riding his bicycle, he rented 8mm movies from a drugstore downtown and also made his own movies too; and then sold tickets to neighborhood kids for weekend showings.  His brother, Dave, had the candy concession.

Plaque commemorating patent US4884792 granted to Roy Rendahl
Plaque commemorating patent US4884792 granted to Roy Rendahl

Roy Rendahl playing bass with The Barb Timm Band for an outdoor festival in Winona, Minnesota in 1983
Roy Rendahl playing bass with The Barb Timm Band
for an outdoor festival in Winona, Minnesota in 1983


The most interesting was definitely when The Barb Timm Band played Winona's Steamboat Days Parade.  The R&B rock band's caravan presented quite a picture, performing throughout the parade route on a hay wagon pulled by an old black Caddy that said "Rascals Bar" on the sides.  Behind them, a trailer carried the sound man and PA system, and yet another trailer behind that carried the generator to run it all.  They were so loud that the marching bands had to keep the space of a block in between them in order to be heard by the judges.  As loud as they were, the band could actually be seen even before they were heard due to Roy's powerful flashing lights directed forwards into the crowd from atop the hay wagon.

Roy Rendahl playing bass (and running sound and lights) with Changes at the Inner Circle in Winona, Minneaota in 1985
Roy Rendahl playing bass (and running sound and lights) with
Changes at the Inner Circle Bar in Winona, Minneaota in 1985


Roy Rendahl playing bass (and running sound and lights) with Sweetwater at the Black Horse Bar in Winona, Minneaota in 1988
Roy Rendahl playing bass (and running sound and lights) with
Sweetwater at the Black Horse Bar in Winona, Minnesota in 1988


Roy officially started recording other people during his tenure in two country rock bands, Changes and Sweetwater in the late '80s.  But he actually began his crusade to "save the good music" on tape much earlier in high school by recording music with his portable mono 3M Wollensak reel-to-reel tape recorder, progressing to a 4-track reel-to-reel and then to a Tascam 4-track cassette mixer / recorder, using the studio name of M City Music & Art.

Also while in Minnesota
, since he's always loved flying and airplanes, Roy took some flight training from Professor George Bolon at Winona State University.  Roy was the 2nd person in the history of the school's pilot training program to ever receive a perfect 100% score on the official FAA ground school final written exam.

In 1989, Roy moved to central California, got a Tascam 8-track cassette mixer / recorder and a DAT (digital audio tape) recorder, and added photography and video production services, with a name change to Trimordial Studio - Audio Video & Graphics.

1999 brought a move to Las Vegas, Nevada, co-founding Poppermost pop rock band, offering Avid Pro Tools location and studio audio recording and iZotope Ozone studio mastering on an Apple MacBook Pro, and adding web design, hosting, and SEO (search engine optimization) services.

Roy also has a business plan concept for a music, color, & aroma relaxation & stress relief alternative therapy facility called Destress Spa.

Roy Rendahl, Artist / Musician / Engineer
Roy Rendahl, Artist / Musician / Engineer



Bookings are available 24/7/52 in Las Vegas, in Nevada, or around the world.
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and Trimordial Studio Location Contract for more information.

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