To the Hiring Manager,
Hello. My name is Zach Irvin and I am an Audio Engineer and Media Production Specialist seeking a dynamic and creative employment opportunity with a successful company in the NYC area. This job post has captured my attention. I believe that my education, extensive music and voiceover production background paired with live sound reinforcement experience, my recent work for an audio visual systems integrator and pro audio sales and support experience makes me a well rounded candidate for this exciting opportunity. Please feel free to contact me for more information or to schedule an interview in the near future. Also, see my attached resume and feel free to peruse my online portfolio by following this link: www.zjirvin.com
Audio Engineer & Digital Media Production Specialist
Recording Studio Intern - Electric Lady Studios
52 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011
April 2016 - Present
Specializing in professional recording session setup and support for the four independently operating studios at Electric Lady. Tasks include: setting up rooms according to specified layout and input line sheet. Utilizing space for the placement of musical instruments and equipment, microphones and stands, cue boxes, sound baffles, furniture and lighting in order to optimize the acoustics of the room while maintaining an extremely high standard of aesthetic "vibe" for world class clientele. Running input lines and doing line checks in an accurate, swift and tidy fashion. Running power to and testing all the equipment. Supporting sessions during recording by loading equipment in and out, fulfilling riders, providing food runs and maintaining janitorial duties for the entire facility.
Pro Audio Solutions Specialist - ProAudioStar
217 Russell St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
January 2016 - April 2016
Providing professional audio production equipment solutions, support and customer service while managing the RMA department and coordinating with warehouse operations.
Freelance Post Production Video Editor - London Broadcasting / KTXD / The Car Guy Show
2700 Canton St, Dallas, TX 75226
April 2014 - September 2014
Post Production Video Editor for "The Car Guy Show" a local channel television program aired through London Broadcasting, channel 47 KTXD. Editing of raw video clips into segments using Adobe Premiere Pro, color grading, synchronization of audio recordings and rendering to file for for delivery.
Audio Visual Solutions Specialist - Videotex Systems, Inc.
10255 Miller Rd, Dallas, TX 75238
March 2014 - November 2015
Providing professional audio/visual solutions, audio & video system design, consultation and integration for production facilities, freelance professionals, schools, churches, corporations, and government organizations.
Stage Employee / Live Sound Engineer - IATSE Local 322
6101 Idlewild Rd, #322, Charlotte, NC 28212
September 2012 - December 2013
Stage hand specializing in the set up and break down of theatrical, large concerts, conventions and corporate audio/video events with occasional live sound engineering via Total Event Productions.
Live Sound Engineer - Tremont Music Hall
400 W Tremont Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203
October 2012 - December 2013
Live sound reinforcement and audio engineering for music venue and live event space. Specializing in front of house and monitor mixing, stage and equipment setup, microphone placement, running of input lines, line and sound checks, loading musical equipment in and out. Stage monitoring and lighting system setup and operation.
Voice-Over Production Engineer / Metadata and Content Digitization Specialist - Muzak LLC / Mood Media
3318 Lakemont Blvd, Fort Mill, SC 29708
March 2005 - July 2011
Voice-Over Session Engineering / Recording, Talent Direction, Quality Control over copy, Session Editing and Exporting, Voice Production, Mixing and Editing Voice Advertisements with Background Music and Sound Effects for National / Key Accounts such as McDonalds, Burger King, Home Depot, Quizno’s, Aeropostale and many more.
My entry to the company was through a data entry position that lasted six months and consisted of maintaining a music and audio database referred to as "The Well". Ingesting content included ripping of compact discs and recording / digitizing of archived vinyl. Once ingested, specific meta data is entered and attached to the imported files detailing the artists and / or songwriters, as well as publishing information.
Music Production, Sound Design, Digital Audio Editing, Voice-Over, Commercial Audio Production:
Digital audio workstations used:
Pro Tools, Propellerhead Reason, Ableton Live, Sony Sound Forge, Adobe Audition
Knowledge of channel and monitor path signal flow and routing with an emphasis on digital audio editing, sound design and mixing for music and voice-over production.
Academic exposure to analog consoles and digital software controllers, such as:
Solid State Logic 9000/J, Amek 9098i, Neve 8078, Altec 9200, Digidesign Pro Control, Digidesign Control 24, Digidesign Command 8, Soundcraft Ghost.
Live Sound & Event Production:
Professional experience using live sound consoles both analog and digital, such as:
Soundcraft K3 for FOH with Yamaha MC2410M for stage monitoring, Roland M-480 V-Mixer System with S-1608 Stage Units, S-4000D Splitter and M-48 Personal Cue Boxes, Soundcraft Signature 12 MTK live recording mixer.
Specializing in live sound reinforcement and stage work, involving:
microphone placement, equipment setup, stage monitoring set up, running mic/line inputs, load ins/outs.
Graphic Design and Video Production:
Experience using graphic design and video editing software, such as:
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere
Professional experience specifying cameras and equipment for pro video and AV applications, such as:
Canon EOS C100 MKII with Canon Cinema Prime Lens Kit, Sony PMW-F55, Sony NEX-FS700, Sony PXW-FS7, JVC GY-HM850U, Panasonic AJ-PX270, Panasonic AG-DVX200, Atomos Shogun, NewTek TriCasters
Associate of Science Degree - Digital Media - Full Sail University 2004
Associate of Science Degree - Recording Engineering - Full Sail University 2002
High School Diploma - North Mecklenburg High School 2001
Chief Engineer - Electric Lady Studios
Mixer / Producer
Assistant Studio Manager - Electric Lady Studios
Technician / Engineer - Electric Lady Studios
General Assistant - Electric Lady Studios
Audio / Video Systems Design Engineer - Videotex Systems, Inc.
General Manager - Tremont Music Hall (former)
Owner/Operations Manager - Tremont Music Hall (former)
Vice President - Muzak LLC (former)
Voice Production Manager (former) / Content Delivery Manager - Muzak LLC / Mood Media
Professional Voice-Over Talent - Muzak LLC / Mood Media
Production Engineer - Muzak LLC / Mood Media
Production Engineer - Muzak LLC / Mood Media
I have been in the industry since 2004.
During my time as a freelance video editor I worked on several episodes of a local television show titled "The Car Guy Show" which aired on London Broadcasting / KTXD frequently.