Andrew Michael Jerry
Live Sound Enginner
Hey there! I'm Andrew and I'm a sound guy. I got bit by the sound bug 6 years ago and have been diving passionately into the big world of live sound ever since. I am currently in my last year of study of Theatrical Sound Design & Engineering at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, but my true passion lies in live music.
I specialize in live music mixing, sound system design, and system engineering. I love working in music, theatre, and on tour. I am able to do everything from mixing monitors or front of house to designing an entire sound system. While studying at UNC School of the Arts, I have had the chance to work on several theatrical and musical productions that have allowed me to gain experience in live mixing, sound system design and engineering, system tuning, signal flow, wireless microphone troubleshooting, networked digital audio, cable management, theatrical rigging practices, soldering, crew management, and interdepartmental communications. Outside of school, my experience as a professional has helped me develop my knowledge and skills in sound system design, client driven work, budgeting, touring, working in fast paced environments, and working as a collaborative team member.
I am from and live in the Los Angeles area, but I spend my time during the school year in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
If you are interested in any of my services, please feel free to take a look at my resume, recent projects, and contact information on my website: www.andrewmichaeljerry.com
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Interview with Andrew Michael Jerry
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am finishing up a production of Hedda Gabler which I am the Sound Designer and Head Sound. In 2016, my big project will be providing the Sound Design for Pericles, Prince of Tyre.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I was raised in a digital world, but I've come to learn the reasons for analog and the foundations my digital world is built on. My preference depends on the situation, both have their purpose.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Parallel Compression. Always brings life to your rhythm section.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I was raised on Classic Rock and Country, and while my musical taste expands far beyond those genres, my heart will also sit well in Rock & Roll.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My knowledge of gain structure and signal flow and in an audio setup really helps to get as much volume out of a mix as I need, while eliminating noise.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Lindsay Jones is the busiest Sound Designer I've ever met, and his work is incredible. At the moment, the band that inspires me the most is Needtobreathe. I've been to a few of their concerts and they have a great crunchy sound with incredibly crisp vocals.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I love to find small work with bands who need a sound guy for a night or two. I love coming in, helping them set up their gear and get the sound they want out into the house. In larger theatrical shows I work on, I invest months of time with the production team to bring out the best show in the venue we are in.