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Denise Orxata

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Enthusiastic and curious podcast host, producer, and more! AIR Media New Voices Scholar '22
Member since 2022


  • Arlington, MA



Fluent in spoken Spanish

Denise is available for

Freelance, full-time, or part-time work - let me know what you need! I am experienced as a producer, editor, sound engineer, sound designer, script writer, host, and show developer. I cut tape in my sleep.

I am a cultural sensitivity trainer for entrepreneurs and organizations committed to elevating underrepresented voices. I've worked with Switched on Pop, Silvergate Media, Boston University, and town organizations. I started out in 2004 teaching 100+ university student IT employees how to respectfully interact with a diverse student population. I'm here to help you navigate the unknown with grace and twenty years of experience.

For more about me, read my AIR New Voices spotlight piece here:
  • Business
  • Editing
  • Engineering
  • Music
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing
  • Other
  • Teaching

About Denise

D currently produces and hosts episodes for Queer Joy, a series where LGBTQ+ identified artists describe what queer joy means to them through voice memos and music. D hosts and moderates Homoground's live virtual events, and is adept at guiding the flow of interviews while keeping conversations on topic. They expertly navigate complex and sensitive subjects with care and is described by their peers as kind, curious, and thoughtful. D knows how to make listeners "feel like a longtime close friend".

With twenty years of audio production experience, they've developed a keen ear for mixing, mastering, and sound design. D offers freelance audio engineering services for broadcast and streaming media, and recently worked with Janji, LLC for two CTV ads currently airing on several streaming platforms.

D has over fifteen years of experience as a culture consultant for individuals, organizations, and communities. D meets one-on-one with podcast producers and journalists to consult on the development of LGBTQ+ themed episodes and articles. A vocal advocate for the improvement of Mexican-American representation in popular media, D was contracted by Silvergate Media as a culture and music consultant for the pre-production of the animated adaptation of the award-winning bilingual book series ¡Vamos!.

An accomplished singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, D's project FBGM was lauded for their compelling performances, songwriting, and storytelling. As a solo musician, D composes and produces original music spanning multiple genres. They enjoy creating soundtracks for imaginary video games they wish existed.

D is a guest columnist for online publications. Their article “5 Things Every Synth Novice Should Know” was the featured cover piece for Performer Magazine’s special synthesizer issue.

Denise's Portfolio



  • Mixing
  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Show Development
  • Scrubbing and Audio Editing
  • Scoring
  • Research
  • Producing
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Field Recording
  • Composition
  • Audio Engineering
  • Voiceover


  • Microphone: Samson Technologies Q2U dynamic microphone, desktop stand, windscreen
  • Interface: Focusrite Scarlet 3rd Gen 2i2
  • Headphones: Beyerdynamic Closed-back 80Ω Ref Headphones
  • DAWs: Logic, Ableton Suite, ProTools, Audacity
  • Plug-ins: iZotope RX10
  • Computer: MacBook Pro M1

Previous Work

  • Producer, Host, Sound Engineer, Show Developer, Interviewer, Moderator at Homoground (Ongoing)
  • Audio Engineer at Janji, LLC (October 2022)
  • Singer/Songwriter & Composer at Self (Ongoing)
  • Music Consultant at Silvergate Media, LLC (October 2021)