- Peabody, MA
Mike is available forAvailable for podcast editing, mixing reporter pieces for radio broadcast, audio book editing, sound design, and consulting.
I was active with radio and audio production since starting as a student at Emerson College in 1994. I was an active member of the community radio station Allston Brighton Free Radio, hosted my own weekly music show, as well as training other members in broadcasting and audio production. My first paying job was an overnight audio producer/board operator for the defunct AM talk radio network Talk America. After graduating from Emerson College in 1998, I then started working at the public radio NPR affiliate WBUR (90.9FM) in 1999 as a broadcast recording technician. Within a year I was promoted to Technical Director of the daily news magazine show Here + Now. In 2002 I left WBUR to move to New Orleans to soak up the culture and music. I returned to Massachusetts in 2004 and continued working at WBUR, where I was a fill in for national shows such as On Point and Here+Now, and I was hired as the technical director for WBUR's All Things Considered shift. Less than a year after taking that position I was promoted to Senior Technical Director of WBUR's Morning Edition, a position I have held since 2007. My other duties at WBUR include editing reporter pieces for air, music curating for on air use, and editing full length programs for broadcast.
In addition to my job at WBUR, I started my own sound design business at the beginning of 2020. I have worked with clients on different projects such as podcasts, audiobooks, radio pieces, and sound restoration.
I love working with audio, I wake up every day (bright and early at 3:30am) and I am still excited and happy to be in this field, it never gets old for me. I love taking on new challenges and learning new skills in this ever changing medium!
Contact me so we can chat on how I can help you with your project!
This audiobook production was a "from the ground up" production. I worked with the narrator who wanted to record his latest book. As COVID made him unable to record at a studio, we made a closet in his house a temporary recording booth. I trained him on recording techniques and stopped by periodically to check on him and to swap out flash cards for edits/revisions. I then edited and mastered his book compliant to ACX standards.
- Voice Coaching
- Tape Syncs
- Story Editing
- Sound Design
- Scrubbing and Audio Editing
- Field Recording
- Field Producing
- Audio Engineering
- Hard Disc/Flash recorder
- Pro Tools