Engineer / Mixer / Sound Designer
Audrey’s interest in recording was sparked from her training as a soprano opera singer who, through experimenting with recording voice lessons and performances, fell in love with engineering. Eventually she became more interested in the quality of the recordings and less interested in perfecting classical singing techniques so she began pursuing a career in audio. Most of her initial experience was gained through live sound for friend’s bands and on-set recording for film, also at the request of friends.
In 2010 Audrey landed an internship at Audio for the Arts, a Madison, Wisconsin based recording studio specializing in acoustic music. She quickly worked her way up and became a trusted engineer for several choral groups, chamber ensembles, and singer/songwriters in the Midwest. Now, she co-owns the studio with her business partner, Buzz Kemper, where they produce several podcasts and radio shows in addition to their acoustic music projects.
Audrey’s roots in live sound have grown from solely providing amplification to recording live performances in concert halls, churches, or clubs all over the Midwest. She’s recorded multiple live stand-up comedy albums for Comedy Central, back-to-back concerts on a stage floating in the middle of a lake for Reebok, and a live album recording with world renowned pianist Jarred Dunn at the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Always intrigued by unusual acoustic environments, Audrey is known for recording musicians anywhere from silos to her cavernous basement.
Audio for film still holds a special place in Audrey’s heart. She recently celebrated the national distribution of The Nursery - a feature length indie horror film for which she was the supervising sound editor and composer. Her classical music background has been especially valuable in developing her style of incorporating musical elements into her sound design projects. Bowing a cymbal to achieve a spine tingling effect or recording audio through a bucket of water is just another day in the life.
In 2017 she became the first female contributor to Pro Tools Expert, one of the most visited music and post production websites on the internet. Her articles focus mostly on tips for recording live performances, acoustic instruments, as well as gear reviews. Audrey is a public speaker who has given presentations at Between the Waves Music Conference and Empowering Women in Audio Clinics and is also a member of SoundGirls and Women’s Audio Mission.
When she’s not recording audio, Audrey can be found daydreaming about recording audio, learning other languages, or playing her ukulele affectionately named Cornelius.