About

Bio

I grew up in Northern California, and spent most of my free time when I was young watching and making movies, playing video games, and playing piano and drums. Aside from just having fun with it, I loved how all these mediums could tell a story and convey emotion, both for the artist and for the viewer/listener. As I progressed through school, it became my goal to turn those free-time hobbies into a career.

I studied Recording Arts at the Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television, choosing a split emphasis in post-production audio and music production. I started working like crazy on every student film project and music gig I could get my hands on, learning everything from foley and sound design to recording rock bands and composing some original scores. At the same time, I had a work-study job in the Recording Arts office, where I built up my technical chops maintaining the studios and audio equipment. Eventually I became a teacher's assistant in the department, assisting my fellow classmates with studio operations and Protools. In my third and forth years at LMU, I was lucky enough to get internships working for both composer John Powell, and the Universal Studios Sound Department, which were invaluable experiences.

 

For the past eight years, I've been working in LA as a music editor and sound designer. I am a proud member of MPEG Local 700, and I try to work Union as often as I can. My projects have ranged from big-budget and indie features, tv shows, short films, commercials, video games, cinematic VR, and everything in between. For me, every project large and small is an opportunity to learn something new, collaborate with cool people, and create something awesome. I love what I do, and can't imagine doing anything else!

Gear

  • CPU: Custom-Built 3.4GHz Intel Quad-core i7

  • Software: ProTools Ultimate

  • Audio Interface: Avid HD I/O, RME Fireface 800

  • Control Surface: Avid Artist Mix

  • 5.1 Monitoring: 5x JBL LSR2328p + LSR310S, SPL 2489 Surround Monitor Controller

  • Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro, Etymotic ER4SR custom in-ears

  • Sounds: Extensive sound library, including commercial, independent and custom personal libraries

  • Plugins: Audioease Altiverb XL, Speakerphone, Nautilus and Rocket Science Bundles, Pitch ‘n Time Pro, Auto-tune Evo, Izotope RX Advanced, Insight and Iris,   U-he Uhbik Bundle, Native Instruments Kontakt, and others

  • Microphones: Sennheiser MKH416, Shure SM-58, JrF C-Series Contact Mic/Hydrophone, Custom Binaural Head Mic

  • Field Recorders: Zoom H4n 4-Channel Recorder, Fostex FR-2, Rode iXY

  • Accessories: Custom Boom Pole and duplex cabling system, Rycote wind protection and shockmount, all hand-built cabling

  • Acoustically treated Edit / Mix room with modular foley pits

©2018 by Eric Wegener