Location

Experienced boom op and production sound mixer

 

My current field recording kit includes:

  • Zoom F8 8 channel field recorder

  • 2 channels of Sennheiser G3 RF

  • a wide array of condenser mics

Studio

Over 10,000 hours logged recording

mixing in a studio environment

ADR, Sound Edits, Sound Mixes,

and Sound Designs for Features

and Shorts, Documentaries, 

Experimental Cinema, MFA

thesis projects, Commercials,

and Streaming Video Shows

Genres range from Classical

ensembles to Punk Rock, with

Jazz ensembles, Indie, Folk,

Audiobooks, Podcasts, and

everything in between

I specialize in micing large

ensembles, especially pit

orchestras for live Opera and

Musical Theatre performances

Music I've recorded and mixed

has been reviewed in Pitchfork,

Downbeat, NPR, Tiny Mixtapes,

and the Chicago Reader 

Going forward I'm really 

interested in exploring radio journalism and 

Podcast sound design/mixing/engineering/editing

for the next primary focus of my professional career.

      Live

 A1 mixing experience in concerts,

events, meetings, & musical theatre

12 years of experience

with analog signal flow,

digital mixing consoles,

system architecture, and

 wireless RF coordination

I've mixed Broadway

previews in Chicago

in local Tony winning

theatres including the

Goodman Theatre &

Chicago Shakespeare

Performers include:

Mavis Staples

Childish Gambino

John Leguizamo

Sarah Silverman

The Q Brothers

Jesse Mueller

Idina Menzel

Heather Headley

Megan Hilty

Alton Brown

Chris Mann

and the original

production of

Million Dollar Quartet

I've also been on the

local audio crew in

arena tours for over

a dozen A list touring

musical acts including

Adele, Beyoncé, Demi Lovato, Foo Fighters,

 Coldplay, Taylor Swift , Odesza, and Pearl Jam

Stephen Ptacek Sound & Music