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Summary

"All of the musical talent in the world is useless without an engineer who ultimately has the prowess to properly bring it to life. If you truly intend to maximize the potential of your musical endeavors, aligning yourself with someone as talented and dedicated as [The Mix Artist] is imperative. Her musical inclination, classical training, and incomparable proficiency speak for itself. "              

-S. Easterling

(Huffington Post)                                              

Work History

June 2015Present

Owner/ Mixing Engineer/ Audio Editor

The Mix Artist

Owner and sole engineer of TheMixArtist.com, an online mixing and mastering service. 

Jun 2012Present

Head Audio Engineer

Brook Brovaz Studios

Record, edit and mix records. Responsible for the day to day operations of the recording studio including; booking, maintenance, project management, running sessions and archiving. Assist in production of songs and projects. Train and oversee interns and new engineers. Ensure that studio equipment is up to date and to industry standard to maintain efficiency of  workflow. Remain on top of current audio and studio trends, techniques and technology to continually advance the business, enhance the brand and provide customers with the highest quality production. Market and increase overall business though promotion, advertising, and satisfied customer referrals.  

Aug 2008Present

Production Assistant / Audio Assistant

NBA Entertainment

Responsible for  the setup and load out of audio equipment for commercial shoots, lectures and corporate events.  Serve as communication facilitator between the various elements involved in production on the set. Perform all tasks, on and off set, as required by director/producer. Ensure that producers have the necessary materials prior to editing audio and video sessions or shoots. Prevent any unauthorized elements on the set or any interference with the shooting process.

Sep 2015Jan 2016

Studio Technician 

SD Worldvision

Work with audio, visual and technical equipment in live-broadcast and recorded situations in green screen studio. Set up lighting.  Assist with script writing and show production. Responsible for the maintenance of audio, video and computer hardware including audio mixing consoles, nonlinear editing systems, video consoles, recording equipment, and video cameras. 

Jun 2009Jun 2012

Head Audio Engineer / Studio Manager

Xyayx Multimedia

Recorded, edited and mixed albums for a wide range of artists of different genres including hip -hop, pop, rhythm and blues, instrumental, and poetry. Handled employee scheduling, engineer training, equipment management and troubleshooting. Ensured the smooth functioning of day to day studio activities. Facilitated the implementation of marketing, promotion and advertising strategies successfully bringing in steady clientele and increasing studio revenue resulting in expansion.

May 2008May 2012

Live Sound Engineer

Contour Productions

Engineered both FOH and monitors for live bands and corporate events. Responsible for setup and general maintenance of monitors, microphones, and other outboard gear. Evaluated and resolved audio and signal flow problems and equipment failures.

Sep 2008Nov 2010

Operations Coordinator

NFL Network

Responsible for the execution of on-air transmissions and technical quality of outgoing programming, lighting, insert studio satellite and tape feeds, troubleshooting and maintenance. Prepared all audio needs for talent. Operated video camera and teleprompter.

Education

Aug 2004May 2008

B.S in Music Engineering Technology

Hampton University

Studied audio engineering and music production in addition to majoring in Percussion.  In both the classroom and studio settings, learned the fundamentals of audio including but not limited to the operation of professional recording equipment  and various production techniques and software while applying this knowledge to numerous projects. I also furthered my  classical training in Percussion as well as honed ear training and music theory skills.  

  • Dean's List
  • Hampton University's Women's Music Society
  • Hampton University's "Marching FORCE" Marching Band
  • Hampton University's "Symphonic Winds" Orchestra
Sep 2000Jun 2004

High School Diploma

Brooklyn Technical High School 

Technology and Liberal Arts Major at one of New York City's  three specialized high schools. Sharpened musicianship by participating in Concert, Jazz, New York All-City Marching as well as a community marching band.  

Volunteer

Gatewave, Inc

Sep 2015 - Present

Edit audio for Gatewave , an around-the-clock internet/ radio service for listeners who are blind, visually impaired or reading disabled. The publications include the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and other daily newspapers as well as a host of magazines and books. Responsible for eliminating errors, removal of extraneous and distracting noises, modifying the pacing of the narration, adding musical transitions and ensuring performance lasts for a specific duration.

Skills

  • Self-motivated, meticulous, creative, excellent organizational skills and has the ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Very comfortable in high stress situations where focus and timely solutions are essential
  • Easily adaptable to new work environments, equipment and people
  • Extensive knowledge and expertise in audio recording, editing, processing, mixing and reinforcement
  • Advanced troubleshooting skills with pro audio hardware and computer-based audio systems
  • Over 7 years of experience with ProTools
  • Working knowledge of NewTek Tricaster Production System and solid knowledge of both technical and aesthetic aspects of lighting

Portfolio

Links to some of my work...