Jay Rose


Sound designer Jay Rose was born in New York City in 1948, and grew up in that area. He went to college in Boston, fell in love with the city (and with a Boston girl), and has been there ever since… except for a brief foray to Ohio for grad school.

He’s taught at Emerson College and Berklee, managed a classical station, and designed processing software for Eventide, Orban, and Telos. His tutorials have appeared in Videography, Digital Video, Recording Magazine, Radio & Production, and Backstage. His books are used by professionals, teachers, and amateurs around the world, and have garnered praise from A-list Hollywood Sound Professionals.

But his first love has always been creating soundtracks. In fact, the first line of his resume says “My whole career has been about telling stories with sound, or telling stories about sound.”

Jay currently works out of a fully-equipped, multi-room audio postproduction suite in his home… where clients have included MGM, PBS, Turner, and CBS. Recent projects have included award-winning theatrical documentaries about singer/songwriter Tom Rush, and about historic folk nexus Club 47. He also makes time to work with indie and low-budget documentary producers, when he likes the film and the subject. 

Ask him to summarize his career, and he uses one word: “Lucky”. He’s been lucky to have some great mentors along the way (including Wavy Gravy and Dr. Tony Schwartz), and to have had a hand in every aspect of film production and audio engineering. He writes about the subject as a way to pass along what he’s learned. 

Jay is a member of CAS, a section officer of AES, and has lectured before SMPTE.

Books: Producing Great Sound for Film & Video – Details, downloadable samples, free software. “This is the definitive book. It should be mandatory reading for anyone seriously considering a career making movies.”
— Jeff Wexler, CAS (Mixer: Mission Impossible III, Fight Club, Independence Day, Last Samurai, Jerry Maguire, more than 70 others)



Richard Cadena

RMC2015small (1)Johannes Itten, the Bauhaus art professor, was deeply interested in the use of color in art. In his book, “The Art of Color,” he said, “The artists in stained glass used color to create a supramundane, mystical atmosphere which would transport the meditations of the worshipper to a spiritual plane.” The modern day lighting designer uses artificial light and color in much the same way to transport the meditations of the concert-goer to another plane.
Understanding how to bridge the gap between lighting technology and art to transcend the mundane is my all-consuming passion.
If my background in electrical engineering taught me anything, it’s that I don’t want to waste any more time than is absolutely necessary reading tech notes and user manuals. For that reason I try to get in touch with my inner clown and let him entertain you while you are unwittingly learning about all things lighting. What I learned from working at High End Systems and Martin Professional is that you can’t simultaneously be complacent and successful. I’ve also learned that you learn more by doing, so for those reasons I like to be immersed in lighting – writing, designing, writing some more, reading, programming, teaching, running a console, going to trade shows, listening, reading more, and – did I say writing?
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Erik Qualman

Qualman has performed in 44 countries with: Coach, Chase, Sony PlayStation, National Restaurant Association,IBM, Facebook, SCG Thailand, ADP, Starbucks, M&M/Mars, National Retail Federation, Cartier, Bertelsmann,Raytheon, Chrysler, Small Business erik-qualman-175wideLeague, Montblanc, Dairy & Deli Association, TEDx, Polo, UGG, Nokia, Google, AutoTrader and others. Qualman gave the commencement address at the McCombs Business School(University of Texas. He has shared the stage with: Al Gore, Peyton Manning, Julie Andrews, Magic Johnson, Malcolm Gladwell, Bill O’Reilly, Jeff Bezos, Howard Schultz, Brett Favre, Tony Hawk, Jay Leno, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Alan Mulally, and many others of note. He is no stranger to the executive suite, having served as the Head of Marketing at Travelzoo(TZOO). Yet, he may be best known for writing and producing the world’s most watched social media video. His work has been highlighted on 60 Minutes, The New York Times, WSJ, USA Today, ABC News, Financial Times, Forbes, CBS News, and The Huffington Post. He also helped achieve the Guinness Book of World Record for the longest continuous podcast. Continue reading

Andrea Pejrolo

andrea-pejroloPejrolo specializes in scoring to visuals (Film, animation, video-games, TV), composition for theater, sound design and MIDI programming. Andrea’s activity as acoustic and electric bassist include performances with his jazz band and other contemporary ensembles. Pejrolo is the author of books, articles and essays on the subject of music technology and Jazz analysis. Currently he is the Assistant Chair of the Contemporary Writing & Production Department at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Continue reading

Alan Parsons

Alan Parsons was born into a family with an impressive history in entertainment. His great grandfather was the celebrated actor/manager Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree. His mother was an actress, professional folk singer and harpist and his father, Denys Parsons, an accomplished pianist and flautist as well as the author of many books. The late Oliver Reed, film actor was a cousin. His uncle, David Tree was also a film and stage actor. Continue reading

Andrew Gordon

 Andrew D. Gordon is a world renowned musician/author/educator/composer/producer with over 60 music educational books in print as well as recording numerous CD’s as a solo artist or with his instrumental jazz group The Super Groovers.

Andrew GordonAndrew D. Gordon was born in London England and began his musical training at the age of 7, studying classical piano for 12 years. He has studied Synthesizer Programming at UCLA and was chosen to participate, by B.M.I., in their film scoring workshop, instructed by TV and film composer EARL HAGEN. Andrew studied contemporary piano styles for 6 years with rock, classical and jazz pianist MIKE GARSON most notable for his work with David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Billy Corgan, Free Flight, and The Smashing Pumpkins. Andrew is also literate in most aspects of computer technology including the use of MIDI, digital synthesis, music programs, multimedia, desk top publishing, digital video editing and website design. Continue reading

Anne E. McMills

annemcmillsAnne E. McMills is a lighting designer and associate lighting designer. Her far-reaching career extends across the many facets of the lighting world—from theatre, including Broadway and the West End, to television and theme parks to architecture, industrials, concerts, award shows, dance, and opera. In addition to designing her own work, Anne has assisted many award-winning Broadway lighting designers, including Ken Billington, Brian MacDevitt, Howell Binkley, Peter Kaczorowski, Jason Lyons, David Lander, Brian Monahan, and others as well as projections designer Elaine J. McCarthy. Anne has mounted productions in the United States, the UK, Japan, Australia, and Germany. Anne is a proud member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829. Continue reading

Arlen Roth

arlenSince the ’60s Arlen Roth has been a respected rock guitarist, when he used to release solo recordings. Roth eventually became a fairly well-known sideman, performing with a number of artists such as Pete Seeger, Rick Wakeman, and Paul Simon. In addition, Arlen also became an instructional guitarist with a series of educational videotapes covering a wide range of styles. Arlen Roth’s obvious talent for the guitar and teaching it has led him to a successful career without having to attach himself to a group or pop success. Continue reading

Arnie Berle

Arnie Berle is a seasoned jazz educator with numerous books to his credit. He toured for years as a reed and flute player with many of the leading big bands in the country. Later, upon settling in his home town of New York, he became very active as a freelance musician and teacher. In 1964, with the arrival of the Beatles, Arnie decided to study the guitar. Continue reading

Bill Gibson

billgibsonBill Gibson has spent the last 20 years teaching, writing and recording music. He holds various degrees in education, composition and recording and has taught music theory and performance in Seattle. His production credits include work on critically acclaimed albums for several Seattle based artists, and he has performed MDI system and DAW system design and implementation for many different recording facilities in the Pacific Northwest area. In addition to creating Volume 1 in the two volume series The AudioPro Home Recording Course, Bill is currently the owner and president of Northwest Music and Recording. He is also the producer of educational videos and publications, including the best-selling Killer Demos video and the 12 part Hit Sound Recording Course.

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