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Gwazda

Sound Design

Production Sound

Music Composition

About

I am a sound designer, production sound mixer, and music producer with fifteen years of experience. As a podcast audio engineer I have worked on narrative non-fiction, interview, and scripted shows, with clients including Audible, Wondery, America's Test Kitchen, Ten Percent Happier, and Team Coco. In 2020 I was the sole sound designer for The Sea in the Sky, which Audible named one of the top ten listens of 2020.

I have been working as a production sound mixer since 2018. I was the sound mixer for the feature film Strawberry Mansion which premiered at Sundance 2021. Other work includes work for the Discovery Channel, FX, Snapchat, and numerous corporate and commercial shoots. I work locally in New Jersey, Philadelphia, and NYC.

As a music producer, I collaborated with some of Baltimore's breakthrough artists including Future Islands and Dan Deacon, with the Baltimore Sun describing me as "the city's best producer of indie-rock". Other experience includes several years spent as a designer and audio engineer for Wham City Lights, creators of a smartphone app that used ultra high frequency audio to trigger interactive light shows. Clients included Disney Land, Cirque du Soleil, the NBA, and America's Got Talent.

I have a Bachelor of Music degree from SUNY Purchase College.
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Services

Podcasts and Audio Drama

I have experience with all aspects of podcast and audio drama production and post production. This includes taping, dialogue editing, sound effects editing, recording foley, music composition, and mixing and mastering.

production sound

Location Sound

My professional grade location sound kit can record up to 5 wireless lavalier microphones plus a boom. I am based in NJ, and can work locally anywhere from NYC to Baltimore. Kit includes a Zoom F4 recorder, mics from Sennheiser, Sanken, Countryman, and Rode, and Lectrosonics wireless. For a full list click here.

Original Music

Having worked for many years as a music producer, my compositions feature rich arrangements and polished mixes. I can work in a wide range of styles, and I have a well rounded collection of software instruments and sample sets.

Trailers and Cinematics

Trailers require a blend of sound design, music composition, and dialogue editing. With my broad skillset, I can be the sole sound designer, editor, and composer for cinematic trailers. Please see my trailer work for Audible for examples.

mixing and mastering

Mixing and Mastering

I have 15 years of experience working with Pro Tools for music, podcasts, and film. I can mix in 7.1 surround and all mixes are C.A.L.M. Act compliant. I own numerous third-party plugins for mixing and mastering, including products from iZotope, SoundToys, Native Instruments, and Waves.

Audio Restoration

I am an expert user of iZotope RX. I work quickly and creatively to solve challenging audio issues.

binaural recording

Binauaral Recording

I have built my own high quality binaural microphone head, which includes a forehead mic for added richness and compatibility. Uses for binaural are varied, but field recording and audio drama are particularly immersive in this format.

remote vo kit

**NEW** Covid Remote VO Kit

This kit is available for jobs which require high quality recording but need to be self-recorded by the interviewee or talent. The DAW is operated remotely by me, and audio is recorded locally onto the tablet as well as remotely via CleanFeed.
The kit is a tablet computer and a Rode USB mic, plus accessories. I’m encouraging people to use their own headphones, but an unopened set of earbuds is included if needed.

Rates

Click here to download my rate card for location sound work.

For sound design or post-production jobs, please email me at cgwazda@gmail.com for a quote.