sound

1995-Current
Contractor Sound Engineer

Live: Mixed on most analog and digital boards, currently prefer the Yamaha CL5. Live sound for events by Redbull, Roli, Belvedere, Motorola. Front of house mixing for artists The Acid, Estelle, The Glitch Mob, Adam Freeland, Emma Hewitt and more. Studio: Building and operating and working in private recording studios. Experienced in Ableton Live, Logic, Pro Tools, Nuendo. 1996-2000: Recording Engineer at Elixir Studios. Built the studio and control room and oversaw booking, purchases, recording and mixing. 1999-2007: Record Plant, Blam, Slang Studios. 2007: Assisted Dallas Schoo build private recording studio & setup Pro Tools sessions for The Edge of U2. 2000-2004: Build and operated Sinuous Studios. 2004-2010: Built and operated Brasswork Studios. 2009-2012 : Built and operated Foxfairy Studios version 1 in Lincoln Heights, LA; 2012-2014: version 2 on 7th St in Downtown LA; 2015-Current: version 3 in Atwater Village. Produced music for Leo Burnett, PopCap Games, Tom LaPorte’s Burning Man Radio PSAs, and published on record labels Select Media, Merck, High Octane, FullBarr, Circuit Freq, Native State, and more. 2017-Current: Brasswork Studios v2 in Sherman Oaks.

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2011-2017
Production Manager and Sound Engineer at ExchangeLA

Production Manager from 2016-2017, front of house sound engineer and for corporate events and live concerts since 2011. Hired, trained and scheduled crew. Advanced shows, purchases and rentals. Maintained 15 one-ton motors with rigging. Drafted stage diagrams, systems and operations cost spread sheets. Established maintenance and cleaning routines for all systems. Complete rewiring of the video world, complete rearrangement of speaker systems, upgraded moving head light fixtures, re-configured SFX and cryogenic systems and compiled a full-system analysis for the owners. Worked with clients such as T-Mobile, Pandora featuring Major Lazer, Redbull, DJ Mag with KSHMR, Hamilton Awards produced by NVE and weeklies by Insomniac Events with artists such as Booka Shade, Duke Dumont and more.

ExchangeLA

2014-2016
A/V Systems Integrator and Project Manager at Integrate

Installations, maintenance and crew training. Worked with dozens of private residences located from Santa Barbara to South Bay, as well as prefab home makers Proto Homes, and corporate clients and post production studios. Hands-on completion and site supervision from prewire to finish including rack building and installation, Control4 integration, flat screens, projectors and Black Diamond screen installs, surround sound, cable and satellites installation and configuration, Q-Motion automated blinds, security cameras and sensors and relays on doors/ garage/pool/refrigerator/closet/you-name-it and complete system updating, rewiring, power supply replacements and outdoor soldering. Oversaw company double in size. Built strong relationships with general contractors and vendors.

Integrate

2008-2013
Production Supervisor and Sound Engineer at Avalon Hollywood

Worked with Control, Giant, KCRW, Grammy Foundation, HBO, Live Nation, Viacom and more. Front of house sound mixing. Arranged rentals and repairs. Maintained up to 6 rooms of entertainment for a large variety of event production styles and budgets. Sound engineer for the first two years of Bardot, an upstairs “VIP” venue in Avalon. Mixed sound for weeklies by Kalikuta Republic (members of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros) hosted by Ryan Gosling, Banana Split Sundays by Steve Aoki and the late DJ A.M, and many of KCRW Monday School Nights featuring indie bands with a buzz from around the world hosted by former KCRW Music Director Chris Douritas.

Avalon Hollywood
Bardot Hollywood
KCRW School Night

2014-2015
Backline Tech, Play Backline at Groove Cruise 2014 & 2015

Helped maintain backline for 5+ stages on a ship.

2014-2014
Production, Vis a Vis Series at Materials and Applications

Four weekend A/V series featuring Daedelus.

2009-2011
Stage Manager at The Do Lab

Lighting In A Bottle 2010 & 2011 and two fundraisers in 2011 and 2012.


2007-2009
Tour Manager and Sound Engineer at The Young Dubliners

Nearly 200 shows in a year in U.S., Canada, Ireland, Denmark.


2006-2006
Sound Engineer at Center Staging

Monitor technician for major touring acts such as Beck, Brian Wilson, Jamie Foxx, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Public Enemy and many more.


2006-2007
AV Quality Technician “Reign Over Me” by Sony Films.

Delivery and quality assurance for festival screenings in multiple cities.


2006-2007
Sound Engineer at Ling Audio

Sound system installations for Prada, Nike, and many movie premier parties.


2003-2007
Event Producer at Locale Events

Multimedia shows in Chicago & LA sponsored by Native Instruments and Edirol.


2004-2006
Sound Engineer at Critical Sound Chicago

Mixing and sound system installation for corporate events.


2005-2005
A/V Technician at Chicago Motion Graphics Festival

Screen and sound installation for the innovative multi-venue multimedia festival.


2005-2005
Broadcast A/V Technician at Streetside Studios

Audio, video and wireless engineer for a weekly online news live streaming broadcast from the RICOH Portal produced by the late Tom Laporte.


2004-2005
Event Producer at Equalize the Arts

Produced multiple indoor and outdoor art “bazaars,” sponsored by Skaterade.


2000-2004
Event Producer at BypassGroup

Produced weeklies, monthlies and annual multimedia events in an array of venues in Chicago and New York.


2000-2004
Project Manager at Breakthrough Audio

Managed accounts for this marketing & media duplication facility.


2002-2004
Product Specialist and Website Content at zZounds.com

Sales assistance and generating online content.


2001-2003
Sound Engineer at Buddy Space

House sound and production hand at this art loft once in Wicker Park, for shows featuring all forms of media and performance by scores of local and touring fringe artists.


1996-2000
Recording Engineer at Elixir Studios

Construction of the studio and control room, recording and mixing artists.

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