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Ness Smith-Savedoff

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Drummer, Sound Engineer, Audio Editor
Member since 2021


  • Sherman Oaks, CA


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Ness is available for

I am available to edit, engineer, mix, compose, or voice over for podcasts, live broadcasts, or radio features.
  • Editing
  • Engineering
  • Music
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Voice
  • Other

About Ness

Ness Smith-Savedoff is a musician, sound engineer, and audio editor based in Los Angeles. While attending Oberlin College and the Maine College of Art he pursued experimental sound art and electronic music resulting in a broad understanding of audio technology. As an audio editor Ness has produced, recorded, edited, and mixed podcasts about artists, public policy, and news. As an audio engineer, Ness has set up PAs, mixing front-of-house and monitors, working with bands, theater groups, opera ensembles, and movie nights. He is also a professional drummer in the American contra dance scene and a former radio DJ. When not working with audio, Ness enjoys cooking tasty food and learning history on a geological timescale.

Ness' Portfolio



  • Mixing
  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Scrubbing and Audio Editing
  • Scoring
  • Research
  • Producing
  • Hosting
  • Field Recording
  • Composition
  • Booking
  • Audio Engineering
  • Voiceover


  • Behringer XR18
  • Shure SM57
  • Shure SM58
  • Shure PGDMK6
  • FIFINE K669
  • HyperX SoloCast
  • Roland TD-25
  • Roland SPD-30
  • Ableton
  • Reaper
  • Max/MSP
  • Izotope RX

Previous Work

  • Production Mixer at Vox Creative (2022 - Present)
  • Audio Editor at People of Programmatic Podcast, Xaxis (2021 - Present)
  • Recording Engineer at CurtCo Media (2021 - present)
  • Audio Editor at Back Table (2021 - present)
  • Music Technology Consultant at Richman Music School (2021 - present)
  • Producer & Engineer at The Weeds, Vox Media (2021)
  • Live Sound Engineer at Portland Intown Contra Dance (2016 - 2020)
  • Lead Sound Engineer at Congress Square Park (2018 - 2019)
  • Podcast Editor at Center For Global Development (2012)
  • DC Bureau Intern at Free Speech Radio News (2012)
  • News Editor, DJ at WOBC-FM (2011 - 2012)
  • Podcast Producer at Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center (2011)
  • DJ, News Anchor, Board Member, Educator at WMPG-FM (2006 - 2020)