Resume

Desmond McNeese

Audio Engineer

Objective

Obtain a position within the audio production pipeline. From customer service, studio maintenance, recording/editing music, podcasts, post-production. Live entertainment. If it sounds awesome, I want to be a part of it.

Skills

Knowledgeable in all aspects of a working studio including but not limited to

  • Microphone setup and handling
  • Clean/tidy management of studio cabling
  • Audio chain from musician to monitors
  • Pro Tools Proficient
  • Clear communication with artists
  • Post Production
  • Audio for digital media/video
  • Zeroing and cleanup
  • Education
  • SAE Expression College
    • Bachelor of Applied Science, Sound Arts at SAE Expression College
  • Proficient in Avid Pro Tools
  • Certified Apple Pro Logic user

Other

  • Produce two podcasts out of home studio with plans of more to come.
  • Not shy about social interactions that can come with the many technical necessities.

Work Experience

Feet First Emeryville, CA                                    October 2014 to currently employed

Event Facilitator

  • Lead and Facilitate on-site corporate team building events
  • Load, transport, setup and execute event “games” while providing a fun welcoming atmosphere for all attendance
  • DJ events such as block parties, school dances, and corporate events

Gracenote Emeryville, CA                                                 November 2013 to May 2014

Triplet Specialist

  • Matched hundreds of thousands of embedded TV satellite signal codes to stations as a way to provide proper meta data to our customers
  • Proficient at Excel as a way to organize information outside of our main database
  • Was relied upon to logically dictate whether codes should be matched
  • Consistently provided feedback and testing of database systems

Galileo Innovation Camps: Oakland and Tiburon, CA      May 2013 to August 2013

Video Game Design Instructor

  • Led 5th – 8th grade Bay Area campers through Video Game Design classes, both introductory and advanced
  • Collaborated with fellow camp staff and assistant instructor to provide an extraordinary camp experience for all campers
  • Facilitated exploratory camper and parent open houses
  • Led all-camp activities and ceremonies

Shakti Cove Cottages Ocean Park, WA                    September 2010 to April 2012

Operations Manager

  • On-site live in management of a 12-cottage motel on the Washington Coast

 VMC Consulting Company – Redmond, WA                            Sept. 2005 to July 2009

Test Lead and Laboratory Technician

  • Tested and led teams of 2 to 100 testers for game testing for the Xbox 360
  • Managed hardware and test labs for all XBOX 360 testing arenas