Michael Dill

Michael Dill


    I desire a position to use my skills in audio-visual production and management in a highly productive atmosphere.  I am a highly talented, energetic and enthusiastic sound engineering technician with an In-depth background in assembling and maintaining audio-visual equipment.

   I am also well trained in management, sales, customer service, and I have firm grip on getting the job done through my five years experience in the audio retail field. I am looking for a position where I can use my talents to increase the productivity and success of your company, maintain a positive work place, and leave my job everyday knowing that I have done my best for myself and my employer.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2007 - Present

Front of House Engineer

Capital Production Group
  • Assist in the design, development, and production of audio and lighting services for colleges, country clubs, business presentations, and live venues.
  • In charge of the front of house station for bands or presentations.
  • Setup lighting, stages, distribution boxes, trussing, mixers, microphones, speakers, cabling, and maintain the quality of the front of house sound during the event.
  • Perform all duties assigned by management or supervisor.
  • Provided, setup, and maintained audio-visual and lighting for Eastern Christian Conference (Hershey, PA).
  • Provided audio and lighting services for bands such as: Anberlin, Colbie Caillat, Jason Reeves, Dakota Darling and Black Violin at Campbell University (Buis Creek, NC).
Apr 2005 - Present


Upper Level Studios
  • Provide a professional audio recording, producing, mixing and mastering facility for bands, disk jockey's, podcast's, and anyone looking for work done in the audio field.
  • Steinberg and Apple certified.
  • 5+ years experience with Digidesign Protools, Steinberg Cubase and Nuendo, Propellerheads Reason and Recycle, Bias Peak Pro Mastering Edition, Waves, Antares Avox.
  • Familiar with all aspects of recording and engineering through my experience with outboard processing (Compression, Equalization, Effects), miking technics, production technics, and mastering.
  • Became a gold member with Discmakers by sending them multiple finished albums for duplication. (June 2006)  
  • Provided outside technical support and sound design for studios, clubs, churches, bands, and d.j.'s (Carmen's Cuban Cafe, Raleigh Times Cafe, Club Black Tie, Aerial Down)
  • Have successfully recorded, mixed, and mastered 8 albums. (Doco, Kinetic, Glitch, 3 Dollar Hostage, Sun-Zu, Mica Swain, Asphalt, and The Aborted.)
  • I have earned a good name for myself here in Raleigh from my hard work, great attitude, tenacity to get the job done, and quality of my work as well.
  • Will continue to learn more and strive to become a highly known staple in the audio industry.
Mar 2003 - Jul 2008

Department manager

Guitar Center
  • Maintaining a constant increase in sales and achievements by working diligently to take care of customers first, finding out their needs, and answering any questions they may have.
  • Creating sound systems for bands, churches, clubs, production companies, etc.
  • Designing, setting up, and maintaining professional studios.
  • Helping customers decide on the best equipment by sharing information and giving advice.
  • Providing technical support for new and previous customers over the phone, through in store support, or giving outside classes.
  • A level certified through in store and online training.
  • January 2005 promoted to Department Manager.
  • Selected to provide assistance for a store grand opening by showing leadership and a constant increase in sales. (Richmond Virginia, 2004)
  • Selected to teach music production classes for Summer Notes music camp, sponsored through Guitar Center (St. Augustine's College 2005)
  • Received nationwide distribution of a music recording on Guitar Center Fresh Cuts Volume 1. (2007)
  • Chosen to have an on air local broadcast to increase my personal sales. (2008)
  • I had been a positive staple in the structure and the morale of the company, but after five years I am ready to continue my growth and expand into new opportunities.
Aug 2006 - Feb 2007

Audio Video Technician

American Audio Video
  • Maintained the technical quality of all shows.
  • Coordinated the sound, lighting, and video for productions, shows, and special events.
  • Performed scheduled safety and inventory checks.
  • Conducted operational repair and maintenance of all aspects of audio, video, lighting, and show control sytems.
  • Performed all duties assigned by the supervisor or management.
  • Provided and operated audio-video systems for companies such as; Cisco Systems, E.S.P.N., and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
  • Provided and operated audio video systems for a live T.V. broadcast of Carrie Underwood for N.B.C. at Southpoint Mall in Durham, NC



Computer Animation

Vancouver Film School
  • Studied in a highly technical environment with working professionals and highly qualified instructors.
  • Met with companies like; Dreamworks, Bluesky, Blizzard Gaming, and others to experience real world working environments and established strong relationships in the animation field.
  • Studied art history, still life, figure drawing, 2-D animation, 3-D animation, video editing, and graphic design.
  • Proficient in: XSI Softimage, Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Premier.
  • Received a real world education and developed the skills that I am still using today.
Jun 1999 - Jul 2000

Computer Art and Animation

  • Studied with top of the industry animators and graphic specialists in 3-D animation, computer graphics, and video editing.
  • Utilized the information and skills I learned to create a demo reel from start to finish.
  • Was recognized as one one of the top animators in my class.
  • Maintained an A average throughout the entire course.
  • Graduated amongst the top of my class.
  • Proficient in: 3DS Max, Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Premier
  • Received an excellent education and took advantage of my resources to create a step into my career in the audio visual industry.



Computer Art and Graphics software

Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop

Lighting and stage equipment

Par can lights  Laser lights  Wash lighting  DMX operation  L.E.D. lighting  Trussing  Stands  Staging Lifts Cable snakes  Generators

Audio Equipment

  Wireless systems (Shure ULX Series, Sennheiser Evolution Series, Audio Technica) Recording devices  (Focusrite Saffire 26-IO, Presonus Digimax, Apple Mac Book Pro) Microphones (Shure, Audix, Sennhesier, Rode) Mixers (Yamaha M7CL,Yamaha PM5D, Midas Verona 320) Amplifiers (Crown, QSC) Speakers (Meyer Sound, Renkus-Heinz, J.B.L) Processors  (DBX Driverack, T.C. Helicon Voice Master Pro, Lexicon MX400) Monitoring systems  Cables  

Computer Animation Software

  XSI Softimage Autodesk Maya 3DS Max Adobe Premier Video Editing Apple Final Cut  

Audio Recording and Editing Software

  Steinberg Cubase and Nuendo Focusrite Saffire 26 I.O. Presounus Digimax Bias Peak Mastering Edition Digidesign Protools Propellerheads Reason and Recycle Waves Antares Avox and Auto-tune Apple Power Mac G5 Apple Mac Book Pro