Audio

Studio | Recording & Mixing

Live Sound | Front of House & Monitor

Film Production | Sound Mixer

DJ | Open Format

PROFICIENCIES

Live Sound

  • Years of A1 (front-of-house), A2 (monitor), staging, lighting, dj and event planning experience providing A/V and tech support for events.
  • Solid knowledge of mixing board consoles, signal flow, and secondary audio components
  • Mix channels for a variety of performing ensembles in a variety of venues
  • Setting up and striking PA systems in large venues or outdoor settings;
  • Setup, test, and adjust wireless and analog microphone systems
  • Turntable setups, band tech riders, lighting, staging, truss towers, spotlights 

Sound Production

  • Experience operating and maintaining audio routing systems, control boards, and studio consoles from internet radio, recording studios, and college broadcasting
  • Studio vocal recording, field recording, post production, multi-track editing, audio effects, and mixing
  • Software: PC and Mac operating systems, Pro Tools, Serato, Adobe Audition, Audacity, Logic Pro
  • Familiar Hardware: Mackie, Yamaha, JBL, Pioneer, Behringer, Sennheiser, Allen & Heath, DBX, M-Audio, AVID, Traktor, FocusRite
  • Childhood mentor and uncle to Platinum music producer Pi’erre Bourne

DYNAMIC CAPABILITIES

Administrative Skills

  • Great organizational skills from inventory, budgeting, scheduling, logging, and contracting for events
  • Event marketing design and developing brand identity systems
  • Comfortable with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Google Apps, and WordPress
  • Coordinating renting, troubleshooting, and repairing services from third-party vendors
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
  • High stress tolerance and ability to read and interpret technical documentation

Soft Skills

  • Solution-Oriented optimistic mentality, willing attitude, experience in troubleshooting, and a results-focused, creative problem solver
  • Team Player proven ability to communicate and work well with others with varying levels of technical or creative aptitude with a desire to learn and be held accountable
  • Hospitable Courteous, positive and professional attitude from experience in hotel hospitality, retail, event production & hosting, and networking
  • Versatility self-starter and agile learner; reliable to work independently under little supervision and in-high pressure moments 
  • Adaptability Very crafty and capable of multitasking and adjusting to circumstances, urgency, and under high pressure situations

EXPERIENCE

Theatre Sound Engineer | Plaza Theatrical Productions

May 2019 – August 2019 // Lynbrook, NY

  • As a Front of House sound technician for local “Broadway” musicals such as “Momma Mia”, “MAME”, and “Beauty & the Beast” I worked alongside stage managers, costume designers, and instrumentalists for the travelling theatre company
  • Operated Audio Control boards, such as the digital Soundcraft Si mixing console, making adjustments and maintaining safe audio levels while providing a professional mix
  • Responsible for the safe and proper operation and storage of the sound equipment during all shows and travel
  • Created sound scripts, programed soundboard; managed and troubleshooted wireless lapel microphone systems
  • Adapted to different venue specifications; line check and real-time EQ’d over a dozen voice performers throughout performances with some actors mic sharing.

A2 Pro Audio Technician | Rainbow Sounds, Inc. 

November 2010 – June 2016 // Based in Farmingdale, NY

  • Contracted Live Sound Engineer for events in Long Island and New York City 
  • Noteworthy gigs:  TCS New York City Marathon (Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island), Brooklyn Half Marathon, charity fundraisers in the Hamptons, and 5th Avenue parades
  • Duties included setup, monitoring, and striking PA systems
  • Several outdoor, high traffic area gigs; experience with generators, soundstages, and live band setups and sound checks
  • Experience in black tie, high profile events, and large festivals

Music Director & Sound Designer | Freelance

April 2006 – April 2012 // Stony Brook, NY

  • Consulted, arranged, mixed, and disc-jockeyed event music for almost 2 dozen events in a campus setting
  • Created sound designs by manipulating EQ, gain, and compression, mixing in voice overs, and adding transitions for a more streamlined event soundtrack
  • Events included 15 fashion shows and 5 pageant competitions featuring one Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s Miss Black & Gold Pageant 
  • Arrangement and editing performed in dorm room or home studio using FL Studio (PC) for mixing and Pro Tools (PC) for mastering, in addition to Audacity, Virtual DJ, Serato, and Digidesign (AVID) audio interface 
  • Music performed for audiences in venues that range from 500-1000 and reflected each show’s uniquely branded theme 

Fashion shows presented by the Caribbean Student Organization (CSO):

  • “Organized Confusion” (2006)
  • “The Sweet Escape” (2007)
  • “Croisière Rêveuse” (2008)
  • “Remember the Time” (2009)
  • “An Unforseen Fantasy” (2010)
  • “JANGALA: A Walk On the Wild Side” (2011)
  • “Polychromatic Delusions” (2012)

Fashion shows presented by the Black Womyn’s Weekend Organization:

  • “BWW Fashion Show” (2006)
  • “The Ascension: The Glamour Reel” (2007)
  • “Amaranthine: Couturier” 30 Year Anniversary Celebration (2008)
  • “The Aurora: Auroral Eccentricks” (2009)
  • “The Chrysalis: Electroverze” (2010)
  • “Le Relevé: Al Laylat Irisi” (2011)

Campus scholarship pageants:

  • “CSO Tropical Getaway” Miss Caribbean Student Organization 2006 Pageant 
  • “Welcome to the Caribbé Inn” Miss Caribbean Student Organization 2007 Pageant 
  • “Cari-Gras: Le Grande Masquerade” Miss Caribbean Student Organization 2008Pageant 
  • “Tropical Fantasy: An Enchanted Tale” Miss Caribbean Student Organization 2009 Pageant 
  • AΦA Fraternity presents the Miss Black and Gold 2008 Pageant

Radio Intern/ Volunteer Alumnus | WUSB 90.1 FM Stony Brook, NY 

 June 2011 – December 2011; September 2006 – May 2007; September 2005 – April 2006

  • Provided broadcast & administrative assistance to Program Director and Assistant Director of Student Media Isobel Breheny-Schafer
  • Learn the “ins” and “outs” of non-commercial radio in contrast to commercial radio
  • Other revolving roles included interruptible foldback, fill-in engineer shifts, research, on-air assistance, answering calls, screen calls for on-air shows, program logging
  • Help support Radiothon fundraisers and learn clerical duties of radio
  • Approximately 150 undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community residents volunteer at WUSB, a member of NAB, NFCB, NAB, IBS, and is a Pacifica and AP affiliate station

Internet Radio/Podcast Producer | D.T.F. Radio 

December 2009 – June 2010 // Brooklyn, New York

  • Co-produced a weekly internet-radio talk-show “C’est La Vie” starring Randa Luv & Tiffon Dior
  • Operated the control board for programming and troubleshoot technical difficulties
  • Monitored audio integrity and prepared guests
  • Kept track of program guidelines, sponsor announcements, and timeline
  • Created visual branding, concept art, and occasional vlogged behind the scenes 

Audio-Visual Dept. Chairperson | Undergraduate Student Government of SUNY Stony Brook 

August  2008 – July 2009 // Stony Brook University, NY

After gainful experience and strong recommendations, I was nominated by both my predecessor and USG president and ultimately appointed for a full term to head and managed the audio department for Student Activities while coordinating many events across several venues campus-wide.

  • Planned, organized, and directed efforts to satisfy the technical audio requirements for events, including stage set-up and related production functions in a university campus commmunity
  • Worked in tandem with student advisors, facility managers, student group leaders, student government, and third-party vendors while regularly attending event management committee and facilities meetings
  • Supervised the maintenance, repair and upkeep of Undergraduate Student Government’s audio inventory and rental inventory, including recommending appropriate upgrades and replacements as needed.
  • Read and understand professional tech riders from entertainers
  • Perform staff acquisitions, training, in addition to coordinating assignments for sound reinforcement for all applicable events, weekly

Audio/Visual Technician | Undergraduate Student Government of SUNY Stony Brook

September 2006 – July 2008 // Stony Brook University, NY

  • Entry level role where I built knowledge and understanding of contemporary sound systems, including digital mixing consoles, with the ability to efficiently set up, tune, operate and troubleshoot equipment
  • Setup and striked PA systems, staging, and/or lighting for weekly live events including concerts, sporting events, fashion shows, talent showcases, banquets, and pageants
  • Maintain safe audio levels and safely secure all equipment and cables during events 
  • Assisted in the weekly operation of the Audio/Visual Department, serving as an A2, an A1 on a couple occasions; and an occasional rental truck and gator cart driver
  • Live concerts featured acts such as Nas, Ne-Yo, HelloGoodbye, Keri Hilson, Lloyd, Mike Epps, Deray Davis, The-Dream, Mavado, Mr. Vegas, Bobby Konders & Jabba, and more