My interest in audio production began way back in the 1980s with my high school band and other musical activities such as operatic societies, orchestras and the local brass band. I played a few instruments including piano, guitar and a brief stint on flugelhorn. However it was drums and percussion that I settled on.
In my early 20s, while playing in the band The Plant People, I learned the ropes of audio engineering.
When that band split up in 1992 I went into business with my brother and started Wavelength Sound Company (later renamed Wavelength Media). Our services included:
By the mid-nineties I'd moved on to become more involved in video and television production. As part of my training I developed my skills in audio for television, and I worked for a while as an OB sound technician.
By the late nineties I was concentrating on television directing and web design.
These days I do the occasional job as a sound tech, and most of my current projects involve audio production to some extent, so although it's not my main focus I still spend a lot of time working with sound.
My website MediaCollege.com has an audio production forum where you can discuss issues and ask questions. I participate as much as I can but I'm always looking for audio pros to help answer questions.