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I balance my time between freelancing and running SP Sound and Production with fellow 2008 alumn Katie Davidson.
Our company is small, but we support a wide variety of events and shows. As such, we not only have a small collection of live sound equipment, but we have also gotten into theatrical lighting and live video (cameras and switching equipment). We support corporate events, local music festivals, and school drama and musical competitions, to name a few examples.
As a freelance engineer, I do a lot of work in the corporate A/V world. This has given me the opportunity to travel all around New England, and in the past few years, the country. Through this work, I have learned most of what I know about lighting and video. During the summer, corporate work typically slows down tremendously, so I spend a lot of time supporting music tours at fairs and festivals around New England.
After graduating, I completed an internship at a post-production studio in Burbank, CA. There I learned that this wasn’t really the direction I wanted to go in. I am now living in MA and working as an AV tech. I enjoy the more active, hands-on type work involved in installs, and am starting to get into some programming as well.
I have worked in lots of schools including Harvard and MIT, as well as several office buildings and a few hospitals. The biggest project I’ve done so far was an install at a newly constructed office building for Keurig in Burlington, MA. The building has 6 floors with roughly 75 conference rooms, 10 video conference rooms, a cafeteria that doubled as an auditorium and even a gym that had TVs, sound systems, a projector and cable hookups for exercise equipment. This project took about 3 months to complete.
After leaving UML I worked for comedian Jonathan Katz as his personal assistant / audio guy. I redesigned his home studio and did a bunch of different production type things. Then I became the tracking engineer and online marketer (what?) for the web series Explosion Bus which can be found on YouTube (I only worked on the 2nd season, which has different animation).
Since then I’ve moved to LA where I work for Wilo Productions, which is technically just Loren Bouchard. I work on various things for Bob’s Burgers and have no official title as there was technically no open position when I came here. I’m not supposed to talk about what goes on here, lives are at stake.
2nd place AES student design competition 2007
Explosion Bus Web Series Season 2
Since graduating from UML in 2007, I moved to Nashville, TN to intern at Blackbird Studio. It was a great experience; being that I learned a lot and met some great peeps.
After 6 months of interning, I landed a part time job at Nashville Tape Supply; AKA NTS ProMedia, where I am currently the full-time manager. We are one of the Midwest’s only suppliers of analog tape. We also sell pro hard drives and recording supplies. In 2012 we merged with WTS Media out of Chattanooga and are now also a factory direct CD/DVD manufacturer; with pricing better than ole Discmakerz!
For a while I played as a sideman for a number of aspiring artists. However I’ve found it more fulfilling playing my own music and that of those I enjoy; being a hired gun ain’t no fun. As far as engineering I’ve taken the same approach, but it’s been a very useful too to have as an aspiring artist myself.
My other sideline is graphic design. I’ve worked on a number of projects for local Nashville artists.
Self-Loathing Blues (2010) – My first solo record…
Eye On The Prize (2013) – White bluesy single of sorts…
Been Down This Road / Butterflies (2014) – Latest acoustic single thing
My goal for 2014 is to release a new songset every two months. The first of this was “Butterflies/Been Down This Road”.
I’m also getting married in October!
Since 2010 I’ve been at M-Works Mastering in Cambridge, MA. Aside from that I’ve produced and mixed a few projects. Also, more recently I’ve been doing live sound and A/V around Boston. When I’m not doing all of that I’m probably fixing someone’s computer.
I’ve been lucky to work often with several UML alumni mastering their mixes!
In 2011 I did an archival project for Rounder Records and Alison Krauss at M-Works in which we transferred and programmed metadata for nearly every tape, analog and digital, in every stage of production (multitrack, mix down and mastering) of her albums from 1986 to 2004.
Worked for GCV for 4 years doing broadcast engineering. Last year I resigned to continue my education in SRT and I am now looking for a new job in the music/audio business. Currently I am music and technology director at Mill City Church in Lowell and I serve as the music worship director too.
Craig Ferguson “Wee Bit O Revolution” DVD
George Lopez HBO Special
Oprah Live on the streets of Chicago
BCS Championship and Rosebowl 2010
Alyssa is the chief engineer and an audio producer at AudioLink in Watertown, MA, a voice over studio. She also owns her own business called Alyssa Dumas Recording, specializing in stereo recordings for recitals, concerts, and auditions for students. She also still plays flute with the New England Flute Orchestra.
As far as audio goes, lately I have been accumulating recording opportunities in the evenings. I record a community choir (not average either), which makes it fun to record them. They normally perform in Libby Gardner Concert Hall on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, UT. I also handle all the student ensemble concerts for Westminster College in Salt Lake City. I’m slowly taking on more work for them as more faculty becomes involved. I was asked to begin recording the faculty concert series this year.
Since I work in a historical media management, I recently attended a genealogical conference and am getting an idea about how audio technology can benefit those interested in oral history not only from a local historical standpoint but from a family history standpoint also.
Amber and I had our second child, a girl on October 20, 2013. Check FB for photos. It is amazing to observe her behaviors and conclude that she is only physically incapable of telling me everything she already knows. She is a blessing.
I am currently installing the new studio facilities at 160 Mass Ave at Berklee. I have been designing and helping to build listening and recording rooms. Acoustic testing and measurement and then recommendations for treatments.
I was issued a patent for the Acoustic Ramp diffuser that I came up with while I was at UML’s doing my SRT Master’s.
Larry Clawson’s new XMix studio construction is nearly completed.I designed the control room as a mastering studio first and production studio second. The room sounds great!
While working many jobs to pay for this glorious education, I’ve been spending as much time behind the kit becoming a better musician as possible. I’ve had my go at location sound for TV/Film/Commercials, post production sound for the same, recording/live broadcast engineer for largest comedy podcast network in the world (built the system they’re currently using today). I’ve also toured the world as a drummer, and am currently building a recording studio where I record, edit, and mix all my bands music, and hopefully turn it into a profitable studio in the future.