Secure a full time or contracted positions at a digital post, broadcast or music production house. Areas of expertise; digital and analog audio; Avid/Digidesign Pro Tools DAW recording, editing, mixing, music production (ie; music composition, arrangement, programming, tracking, vocal production, final master mixes etc.) digital audio / video editing and archiving, ie; legacy and master asset archiving preservation/restoration, meta-data encoding, editing, re-mix and re-mastering (audio video post-recording studio and location). Open to relocation, new networking opportunities, love to travel, embrace a path of growth and self-improvement. Always open to new career challenges in the entertainment field leading to new and expansive career opportunities.
Sept 2010 – Jan 201l Iron Mountain, Inc. d/b/a XEPA Digital Moonachie NJ / Boyers PA
Sub-contractor, Analog to Digital Preservation Specialist/Audio Mastering Engineer Cont. of Phoenix Project/ Universal Music job below
Feb 2010 – June 2010 Iron Mountain, Inc. d/b/a XEPA Digital Slough, England
Sub-contractor, Analog to Digital Preservation Specialist/Audio Mastering Engineer
Phoenix Project/ Universal Music
? Retained as a team member to manage the transition of original analog data lost or damaged in the Universal Studio fire (2008) in California
? Performed analog to digital transferring, repairing, archiving and encoding metadata of 2 track analog safety masters
? Trained team members and junior staff of 45 individuals on all equipment and software programs
? Personally responsible for the compiling; encoding; embedding and converting of many UMG classic music artists safety masters into HI Resolution digital audiophile. Personally recovered over 500 rare safety master assets resulting in excess of 1500 hours of intellectual recorded data.
? The economic significance of completing this “Phoenix” preservation project saved Universal Music Group hundreds of millions of dollars in potential revenue of lost licensable assets. This project also prevented potential catastrophic tort liability as a result of the great fire of 2008 at Universal City Ca in which a majority of these artists original master assets were destroyed.
? The potential revenue stream in repackaging and redistribution of these assets is unlimited.
? Utilized tailored applications on the following platforms: Ampex ATR 102, Sonic Studio/Metric Halo/Metric Halo Spectra Foo, Steinberg Nuendo, Pro Tools HD 8
Sep 2009 – Jan 2010 Iron Mountain, Inc. d/b/a XEPA Digital Boyers, Pennsylvania
Engineer, Audio Preservation and Digital Archiving
? Recorded and archived historical master tape assets of Major Artists for Universal Music Group.
? Hi resolution analog to digital transfers for digital preservation and storage.
? The process: Master assets were; transferred from an Ampex or Studer analog tape machine through high quality digital convertors, captured into a digital audio workstation (Steinberg Nuendo, Sonic Studio, or Pro Tools HD), embedded with meta-data, then uploaded to the Iron Mountain database server and archived in their mainframe storage system. These digitally preserved assets can at any time be safely transferred across a secured net to any point on the globe using the IMXDS FTP server. The assets can then be used for retail distribution and licensing.
? Met and exceeded client time frames of covering 1500 assets (2000) a month over 6 months time resulting in revenues in excess of $100,000 dollars a month generated.
Jan 2009 – Sep 2009 Digital Film Tree Inc. Universal City, California
Technical Installations, IT and Post Production Division
? Set up; multiple on line FCP mainframe computer editing bays to FIOS network routers then to the data server network provided by Digital Film Tree post production facility (www.digitalfilmtree.com)
? These operations are contracted accounts and were Implemented and secured at back lot locations in; Hollywood, Westwood, Century City and Santa Monica California. These installations were done for TV shows including: Scrubs, Cougar Town, NCIS and the Sarah Silverman Show
1995 to 2010 15 years experience as a free-lance producer/audio engineer across the professional audio/video spectrum. Encompassing work in major label artist production, commercial television, radio spots, sound design and Foley audio post production. Co-wrote with producer Glen Ballard. Secured record deals with CBS Records and owned an indie label (Couchhome Records).
1980 to 1995 Songwriter/Musician: Voice, guitar, keyboard, various. Based out of Chicago,Illinois. Solo and band performances across various musical genres performing mainly in colleges and club venues throughout the Midwest. and Eastern United States.
RELEVANT TECHNICAL SKILLS
? Digital Audio and Video - Programming, Tracking, Mixing, Editing:
o Digidesgin Pro Tools – HD, LE, M Box Mix Plus
o Sonic Studio/ Metric Halo/ Spectra-Foo
o Steinberg Nuendo
o Apple Logic Pro
o Apple Final Cut Pro
o Garage Band
? Computer: Apple OSX – All Apple applications including: Adobe, File maker pro, Apple Final Cut Pro (and all related bundled programs), I-tunes, I DVD: DVD studio, Soundtrack Pro: Preview, Quick Time, Safari. Windows – NT, 2000, XP, Vista & 7, Microsoft Office
o SSL: E and G 4000 - 6000 series
o Neve: 8014, 48; 58; 68; 78; 8088
o API: Vintage and Legacy series
o Trident: A range, 80 series
o Harrison: Series 10, Raven, MR2, and others
? Studio – Mixing and Tracking Live Sessions:
o Extensive knowledge in all live microphone applications, including selection technique and placement
o Versed in function, selection, implementation and signal flow of all in board and outboard audio circuit topologies (vintage and modern)
o Skilled in applied environmental acoustics
2007-2008 John Gula, Master Editor – Clever Very Post House Westlake Village, CA
Studied 1 year as assistant FCP Editor
1990-1995 Robert J Lucas, Bill Putnams’s Universal Recording Studios Chicago, IL
(Chief Technical Engineer under Quincy Jones and Bruce Swedien)
Studied in mentor/mentoree capacity and assistant
2001-2002 Digidesign Pro Tools School Electric Lounge Schaumburg, IL
Certification as Pro Tools Operator/Instructor
2001 and ongoing Apple training in all applications Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL
1980 Harper Jr. College Palatine, IL
1972-1976 Glenbrook North High School Northbrook, IL
MUSIC PRODUCTION AND TALENT
? Owned/operated Couchhome Records, an indie label
? Secured Major Label record deal with CBS records
? Multi-Disciplinary instrumentalist – proficient in piano, guitar, bass and drums
? Published songwriter/arranger – BMI affiliated EMI/SBK
? Co wrote with producer Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson, Alanis Morrissette)
? Music producer – song writing and arrangements, vocals
? Proficient in Audio Midi Programming, Pro Tools and Logic Pro
? Proficient in analog and digital synthesizer production
FORMER CLIENT LIST
? Glen Ballard (Producer Michael Jackson, Alanis Morrissette, Dave Matthews)
? Stephen Georgiafandis (Producer/engineer- Backstreet Boys Britney Spears, R. Kelly, 50 cent, Common)
? Rae Dileo (Producer – Filter, Army of Anyone, STP, Billy Idol, Henry Rollins, Veruca Salt)
? Frankie Knuckles (originator of NY House music)
? Peter Katsis (The Firm management)
? Carlos Villa Lobos (Le Esperanza)
? Ministry, Elvis Brothers, Erasure, Greg Allman, Killer Dwarves, Rob Zombie, Slamming Watusis, Vein Laden Meat Pipes, These Modern Socks, TAMI show, Jay Bennett (of Wilco)
REFERENCES Available upon request.
PERSONAL Affiliated with BMI, AES, SAG AFTRA
Interests: Musical Production; Performance Artist Talent Acquisition and Career Development; Creative Mixed Media; Movie Soundtrack Composition and Foley Sound Design and Still Photography. A passion for all things nature, including astronomy; gardening, forestry and travel and hiking.