Last month we ran a competition to give one of you the opportunity to win a Townsend Labs Sphere Microphone System and we can announce that David Satterlee from Arizona is the lucky winner.
David Satterlee tells us that he operates a boutique audio production and post-production studio in the high desert of Southeastern Arizona as Soundsmith Services. David continues....
On the production side, I record content for audio books, as well as narration for business and educational training materials. My post-production tool chest includes speciality plugins from iZotope and Zynaptiq for audio editing, enhancement, recovery and restoration in addition to mixing and mastering.
My current sound booth can only accommodate one person at a time. I’ve got a half-acre out back where I plan to re-build my studio to enable me to record interview podcasts and small ensembles. As my wife who has retired as a music teacher, we are making plans to return to our collaboration, from a few years ago, on a new children’s’ curriculum song every week for her third-grade students. The songs really improved their comprehension and retention. She calls herself ‘the teachie' and me her 'techie'.
The Sphere microphone from Townsend Labs will immediately become my go-to studio mic. I appreciate having access to such a wide range of characteristics… without the commitment to building a large mic locker collection. I have always loved exploring and mastering the leading edges of technology and creating previously-impossible transformations. I’m as giddy as a geek on his first date with the prettiest girl in school.
I’ve been involved in some kind of signal processing work since starting in church and large venue sound reinforcement. After earning an FCC General Radiotelephone license I went into servicing commercial two-way radio systems ending up working for Amoco Oil Co. While there, I moved on to process control, data acquisition and computer systems. I took early retirement when Amoco merged with BP and became a media production manager for a publishing house in Southern Utah. Since becoming mobility disabled, I have published seven books of my own and I am now enjoying going back to my roots working with sound.