Audio Engineer, Producer & Songwriter…

Résumé

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Intern Engineer

Blackbird Studio, Nashville | 2013 – Present

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Songwriter

Freelance | 2013 – Present

Bootsy Collins (2013)

  • 1 Dance/Funk song – full melody & instrumentation
  • 1 Dance/Funk hook – melodic hook & beat
  • (Project still in production)

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Worship Leader & Audio Engineer

Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church | 2008 – 2010

Audio Engineer

Producer & Songwriter

Worship Leader

  • Mixed for services, special events & maintained equipment
  • Experimented with the way people engage in different melody lines & keys
  • Learned to communicate with musicians & their various instruments
  • Learned how to create & maintain a positive & creative work environment

Certifications

  • blake_sumrall_pro-tools-certificationPro Tools HD10 Certified Operator (Music)

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Audio Software

  • DAW: Pro Tools (v.8, 9 & 10); Logic Pro 9; Audacity
  • Other: Melodyne; Sebelius; UDK (Audio Game Dev); Max MSP

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Consoles

  • SSL: Duality SE (72); Matrix; AWS 924; AWS 948
  • API: Vision (64)
  • AVID/Digidesign: C24; ICON D-Control; ICON D-Command
  • Audient: ASP8024
  • Midas: Venice; Verona

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Instruments

  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Keys
  • Percussion
  • Trombone
  • Violin

Full Sail University

Bachelor of Science Degree in Recording Arts | September 2013

GPA: 4.0 | Class Valedictorian

  • Hands-on experience with the industries top consoles, mics, pre-amps, & other gear
  • Earned special opportunities to attend intimate meet & greets with Bruce Swedien,Tommy McWilliams, Maag Audio, Ross Lara, & more.
  • Attended guest seminars with Chris Lord-Alge, Buford Jones, Phil Tan & more
  • Made it to the final round of the 2013 Dean Guitar Design Contest
  • Graduated as the Class Advanced Achiever with Course Director Awards in Critical Listening, Interactive Audio, and Advanced Audio Workstations.

President

Blake James Design | 2009 – Present

Graphic & Web Design

Marketing Consulting

  • Fine tuned my people skills
  • Developed project management skills
  • Learned to adapt to evolving projects & circumstances

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Lead Designer

Steve Spangler Science | April 2007 – December 2011

Graphic & Web Design

Marketing & Photography

  • Our team won Multichannel Merchant’s Website of the Year 2009
  • Took part in marketing and photography of a Guinness World Record with the Colorado Rockies
  • Had the privilege of creating graphics for Steve on NBC’s 9News & the Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • Designed logos, product labels, catalogs, website graphics, etc.
  • Heavily mentored in the art of marketing & business

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Tattoo Artist & Manager

Pleasures Body Art | 2004 – 2006

Store Manager

Tattoo Artist

  • Learned how to work with people in a creative environment
  • Learned how to create something tangible from a clients description of an idea

 

 

Other Software

  • Comfortable with both Apple & PC Opperating Systems
  • Apple: All iWork Applications; iMovie; Final Cut; Final Cut Server
  • Adobe: Photoshop; Illustrator; InDesign; Dreamweaver; After Effects
  • Microsoft: All Microsoft Office Applications
  • Coding Languages: HTML; (can also work with PHP & Java)

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Other Achievements & Experiences

  • Eagle Scout
  • Experiences on stage/touring and in the studio with Vocals, Guitar, Drums & Bass
  • Songwriting – personal projects for 20 years
  • Recording in DAWs since 1999
  • Performing in bands for 15 years – from garage bands to professional