Dale Smith

  • Emeryville US-CA
Dale Smith

Work History

Work History
Oct 2006 - Present

Operations Assistant


Responsible for:- Filing bills, overheads, media kits, and other paperwork- Maintaining agency's 10,000+ person contact database- Assisting in business development by researching client prospect data- Video editing

Mar 2012 - Present

Ear Peace Records

Responsible for:

- Organizing, cataloging, archiving, and pricing new/used vinyl, CDs, and DVDs

- Acts as doorman and cashier for live events

Nov 2012 - Present

Assistant Engineer

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts

- Set up, maintained, and broke down the sound system for 2 sound stages at a fundraising Gala

- Assisted FOH/Monitors Engineer 

- Created and executed stage plots 

Oct 2011 - Present

Assistant Engineer

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts

- Set up, maintained, and broke down the sound system for Opening Night and Family Day- Assisted FOH/Monitors Engineer- Created and executed stage plots

Jun 2011 - Present

Production Intern

Monterey Blues Festival

- Set up, maintained, and broke down the sound system for the Presidents Stage and lounge- Assisted FOH/Monitors Engineer- Created and executed stage plots

2010 - Present


I help artists/bands take their ideas and make them into a high quality demo, mixtape, or album.The services I provide include traditional audio engineering skills such as recording, editing, mixing, and mastering. However, I am also fully capable of:

- Providing networking opportunities to extend the creative boundaries even further - Giving my opinion as a professional to help out creatively, technically, or otherwise- Helping set up promotional tools to help promote the final product- Helping distribute the final product by working with/setting up outlets

May 2012 - May 2013

Production Manager/A1

Students for Hip-Hop

Hip-Hop in the Park is an event that has been held annually for the past 17 years in Berkeley, CA at Peoples Park. I have been the production manager and A1 for 2 years.

Doing so I worked with Do D.A.T., DJ Platum, Jern Eye, B. Durrazzo, Candlespit Collective, The Understudies, Jnatural, Ameish and Society, Ladies First, Gift of Gab, Dumbfoundead in 2012.

In 2013 I worked with G-Jones,Hoodini, Nu Dekades, Aisha Fukushima, Ensemble Mik Nawooj, Ryse Center Ft. Rico Pabonand, and Elzhi.

My responsibilities included:- Organizing and transporting audio equipment for the event- Setting up, maintaining, and breaking down audio equipment- Front of House mixing- Monitor mixing

Sep 2007 - Dec 2007



Responsible for:- Digitizing, archiving, and backing up recorded vintage broadcasts- Preparing send outs for mailing list- Street team promotion and searching for sponsors for KUSF’s Rock-n-Swap 2007

Feb 2007 - May 2007


Marc Simon Photography Studio

Responsible for:- Setting up/tearing down sets for photo shoots- Setting up archival systems


Dec 2008 - Aug 2011

Bachelor of Applied Science, Sound Arts

Ex'pression College for Digital Arts

Examples of work



Ableton Live



- 60+ day music library - Experience with Traktor Pro/Traktor Kontrol S2 - Melodic mixing, beat matching, rhythmic effects, playlist creation/execution - Capable of DJing for small and large events as a backing track to artists or as background music for any event

Video Production

- Pre-Production - Video filming, editing, compression - Audio recording, editing, mastering  

Logic Pro

- Apple Certified Logic Pro 9 Level 1 - Experience mixing in stereo and 5.1

Apple Computers

Windows Computers

Microsoft Office

Audio Engineering

Studio: - Mic placement - Analog/Digital signal flow - Troubleshooting - Analog/Digital Recording, Editing, Mixing, and Mastering - Tape Calibration, Soldering, Wiring, and Schematics - Documenting sessions   Live Sound: - Video and Audio Recording - FOH/Monitor Mixing - Lighting - Video direction   Post-Production:   - Analog/Digital Recording, Editing, Mixing, and Mastering - Foley - ADR - Sound Design     Game Audio: - Max/MSP

Pro Tools

- Avid Certified 210P in Pro Tools 9 - Pro Tools user since version 7 - Formal training with ICON D-Control, D-Command, and the C24 consoles.   - Currently using PT 10 - Recorded artists/bands like Jerry Douglas, the Lumineers, Black Prarie, and John C. Reilly at the Rooster Stage and the President's Stage at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in 2013 - Experience mixing in stereo and 5.1


My interests include:- All genres of music (lately a lot of broken beat, lo-fi hip-hop and electronic music)

- Engineering music (Studio or Live)

- Working with talented artists

- Going to shows

- Bay Area sports

- Outdoor activities (hiking, camping, swimming, backpacking, etc.)

- Craft beer

- Relaxing

- Video Games

- Writing

- Problem Solving

- Helping people


Jul 2011 - Present

Pro Tools 210P

Mar 2010 - Present

Logic Pro 9 Level 1