Paul Alvarez

Freelance Audio Editor & Voiceover Freelancer

Location:Brooklyn, New York, United States
2 Skills
A position as an assistant working in the music, music education or related industries in which I can utilize my musical training.

Proficient in: Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, Gmail, Google Calendar, ProTools, Logic, Melodyne and use of the Digi 003 interface.
Excellent on both PC and Mac operating systems
Excellent filing and organizational skills
Experience handling and personally delivering confidential paperwork
Ability to take accurate phone messages and deliver messages promptly
Can read and write music
Experience in piano, bass guitar and as choral director
Fluent in Spanish and can read and write


Sound Engineer, New York Racing Association Network, Queens, NY — October 2011 - Current

Responsible for all outgoing sound for NYRA’s Live “Raceday” program using a Midas Heritage 2000 board.
Check all microphones and Intercom systems; incoming and outgoing calls for viewers, trainers, jockeys, and owners; CD racks, DigiCart II racks, DBX160 compressor, and Delays for outgoing signal; levels for commercials, features, replays of races and Director’s computer for sfx.
Create a track list of new songs every week giving the show a consistent musical feel while adapting music to what is happening on screen.
Work with director, hosts and production crew in order to deliver a live show twice a week for the greater NY area and online.

Intern, DeeTown Entertainment, NewYork, NY — Sept. 2011 - Current

Assist writers, producers, artists and sound engineers as well as visitors during audio and video recording sessions by setting up ProTools sessions and microphones in the studio’s live and control rooms, as well as tracking, bouncing and striping out sessions.
Escort clients and artists to meetings with writers, producers CFO and President.
Maintain front desk, executive offices, studios rooms and lounge areas presentable at all times.
Answer the phone and direct clients to correct extensions as well as take accurate and detailed messages.
Visit Local 802 on behalf of writers, producers, and recorded artists.
Run errands for writers, producers and engineers as well as personally deliver important correspondence to clients and studios within the city.
Take care of small maintenance issues such as replacing door handles, fixing hinges, building walls and designing and building interior of closets for studio use.

Choral Director, Zion Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, NY — October 2010 - Current

Select songs for Chorus according to guidelines set by church elders and pastor
Prepare Chorus mostly comprised of older members for 4 presentations a year
Work with pianist to make suitable arrangements for the chorus
Expand the repertoire of the Chorus by adding songs outside the Presbyterian Hymnal. This year we are looking at songs in Spanish, English, Italian and Latin.

Assistant Sound Engineer, Pulse Music, New York, NY — June 2009 - Aug 2009

Create sample libraries for individual clients from engineer’s and composer’s original tracks.
Create, track and edit foley sound as well as use samples for MTV pilots’, TV commercials’ and independent films’ background sound and sfx. Independent films later screened at various national film festivals.
Organize studio to increase work flow by optimizing layout.
Personally deliver important correspondence to clients and studios within the city.
Visit Local 802 on behalf of writer and engineer.

Administrative Assistant, Tufts University History Department, Medford, MA — Sept 2008 - June 2009

Attend front desk to answer student’s and professor’s questions about class schedules, AV room availability and upcoming events.
Scan documents to .pdf for professors and post to Blackboard site.
Answer the phone and direct calls to correct extensions, accurately take messages as well as answer questions about the History Department.
Take forms and applications from graduate and undergraduate students and file them correctly.

IT Intern, Clinton Foundation, Boston, MA — May 2008 - August 2008

Desktop Support for Clinton Foundation Staff both on site and abroad over the phone.
Setup Mac and Sony Viao computers for use over seas using ghost software programs as well as installing updates and keeping computer software current..
Research Anti-Virus software to be used for Boston offices and international employees factoring user protection against a limited budget.
Facilitated the communication and incorporation of changes to international call plans between users and service providers.
Create simple and easy to understand “How To” guides for future IT interns as well as current staff.

Tufts University, Medford, MA — Music Major and Child Development Minor - 2010
Skills (2) Rating
Audio Editing