Demo Engineers

Riddle: What do you get when you mix an engineer who knows what casting agents seek in voice over demos, who has vast experience recording and editing demos, and is an impressive director who brings marketable "second opinions" to the table, with a top-tier professional voice over recording studio beaming with technology? You get a voiceover demo that gives you the greatest chance of success!

Andrew Feliciano

Andrew Feliciano has been an audio engineer for more than 10 years. He received a degree in computer science in 2001, but with a background in music, he gravitated towards pro audio and found a home in voice-over. In 2008 he recorded Beau Bridges for the audiobook version of "An Inconvenient Truth", which won a Grammy that year for Best Spoken Word Album. He will finish a graduate degree in busine...

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Andrew Feliciano

Home Studio Tech

Andrew Feliciano has been an audio engineer for more than 10 years. He received a degree in computer science in 2001, but with a background in music, he gravitated towards pro audio and found a home in voice-over. In 2008 he recorded Beau Bridges for the audiobook version of "An Inconvenient Truth", which won a Grammy that year for Best Spoken Word Album. He will finish a graduate degree in business later this year and continues to explore new technology in audio recording and computers. Andrew is an avid rock climber and outdoor enthusiast.

Kevin Schormann

Kevin has always had a passion for sound. Since joining the Edge Team, he has become a voice over post-production powerhouse, working on ADR, commercials and audiobooks – earning a reputation as both quick and thorough – a patient and creative engineer who’s easy to work with. Prior to Edge, he attended The Institute of Audio Research. Upon graduation, he worked at Unique Recording Stud...

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Kevin Schormann

Kevin has always had a passion for sound. Since joining the Edge Team, he has become a voice over post-production powerhouse, working on ADR, commercials and audiobooks – earning a reputation as both quick and thorough – a patient and creative engineer who’s easy to work with.

Prior to Edge, he attended The Institute of Audio Research. Upon graduation, he worked at Unique Recording Studios. Kevin took this foundation and opened Immortal Sound Studios, where he gained years of experience recording, mixing and mastering a wide array of musical genres.

When not in a control room, Kevin is skiing, traveling, writing and performing in his band. He began playing guitar at an early age, which has led to a successful 20-year career in the music business. He loves not only music, but animals, the New York Giants and boxing. He also contributes to his family’s home improvement business, where you'll find him helping out within his local shore community to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy.

Steve Sisk

Steve understands what goes into a home studio, from a wide range of perspectives. For seven of his 30 years in the entertainment business, Steve was an actor on stage, TV and film sets across Canada. And before acting, he learned theater sound, including theatrical productions and roadie work for acts such as Dire Straits, Bruce Springsteen and U2. It turned out that acting was only one of hi...

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Steve Sisk

Home Studio Tech

Steve understands what goes into a home studio, from a wide range of perspectives. For seven of his 30 years in the entertainment business, Steve was an actor on stage, TV and film sets across Canada. And before acting, he learned theater sound, including theatrical productions and roadie work for acts such as Dire Straits, Bruce Springsteen and U2.

It turned out that acting was only one of his capabilities. Exploring further afield, he became a talent agent, and then started working with David Kaye (which occupied much of his time). With Steve's assistance, David’s career skyrocketed. So did Steve's, as he began designing and building personal studios for many actors around Vancouver, along with coaching and advising them. He took some new voice actors from $5,000 a year to $150,000+ in a couple years ... although Steve admits that their own talent was a factor, and as the investment ads say, “these results may not be typical.”

However, they were typical enough that his activities necessitated branching out across Canada and to L.A., and he’s been pulling double duty for many years: creating studios, and counseling actors in acting technique and getting traction in their careers.

As we say at Edge Studio, learning never ends, and Steve is a perfect example. He’s been studying yet another segment of the entertainment industry -- visual effects. The link between visual effects and home studio technology may seem tenuous, but it’s plenty of fun, and 3-D visualization helps in designing studio spaces. There may be still more spinoff benefits, who knows?

Amanda Rose Smith

Amanda was originally a musician, still is. But after earning a BA in Music Composition from Smith College, she discovered that she loved recording as much as composing. So she moved to NYC where she completed a Masters Degree in Music Technology at New York University. Since then she's worked as a live sound engineer and at post production houses throughout the city, on various projects includi...

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Amanda Rose Smith

Home Studio Tech

Amanda was originally a musician, still is. But after earning a BA in Music Composition from Smith College, she discovered that she loved recording as much as composing. So she moved to NYC where she completed a Masters Degree in Music Technology at New York University. Since then she's worked as a live sound engineer and at post production houses throughout the city, on various projects including music, film, television, video games, audiobooks and commercials. She served as an ADR engineer on Season 2 of Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black," and dialogue editor for Telltale Games' "The Walking Dead: The Game."

Meanwhile, Amanda continues to compose music, and loves most things Star Trek, and scuba diving.

Amanda is well versed in Pro Tools, Reaper, Twisted Wave, Audacity and other software, is experienced with the most popular VO mics, and – having edited and mastered 500+ audiobooks – knows post-production, too. As one of the Edge Studio staff available for remote and on-site consulting, she enjoys travel. In fact, Amanda would like eventually to visit all seven continents. Maybe she can combine these ambitions? Hey, Antarctica, need some hands-on audio guidance?

Jon Connolly

Not only does our special relationship with Jon give direct access to his strong Pro Tools troubleshooting skills, it enhances Edge Studio’s commitment to providing comprehensive training to voice-over talent. Jon’s music and audio background dates back to local clubs and venues of the San Francisco Bay Area, where he was a performer and live sound engineer by night and Hewlett Packard emp...

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Jon Connolly

Pro Tools Training & Technical Support

Not only does our special relationship with Jon give direct access to his strong Pro Tools troubleshooting skills, it enhances Edge Studio’s commitment to providing comprehensive training to voice-over talent.

Jon’s music and audio background dates back to local clubs and venues of the San Francisco Bay Area, where he was a performer and live sound engineer by night and Hewlett Packard employee by day. Being a rare computer-savvy musician landed him a Support Rep gig for Pro Tools software and hardware. So he’s known Pro Tools since 1995.

Along the way, Jon formed his own company in support of the L.A. Pro Tools community, and has held a variety of increasingly wide-reaching positions within Digidesign/Avid. He’s earned the title of Pro Tools Master Instructor and ACI (Avid Certified Instructor) Manager, training Avid Resellers and Pro Tools Instructors at Avid Learning Partners worldwide. As an Avid employee, Jon teaches and supports beginner through Expert Level Pro Tools courses, Venue Live Sound courses, ICON studio consoles and Avid S6 console courses, as well as the Pro Tools 400 ACSR course (Avid Certified Support Rep). He has also supported NBC Pro Tools systems at two Olympic Games, 2004 Athens, Greece and 2006 Torino, Italy.

Having dealt with the software and so many types of users, over so long a time, in so many ways, Jon is uniquely able to share his knowledge with any Edge Studio client or student. Whether working with a Pro Tools novice or expert, he communicates in an everyday, conversational manner. We know. We occasionally have a question or two for him ourselves.

Jordan Reynolds

Jordan is expert on both sides of the glass; he’s a professional audio engineer and voice actor. Seeing things from the two perspectives gives him an extra advantage in designing and troubleshooting professional home studios, which he’s done for voice talent across the nation. Jordan has also spoken on the subject of audio and home studios at many voiceover conferences. Of course, in the aud...

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Jordan Reynolds

Home Studio Tech

Jordan is expert on both sides of the glass; he’s a professional audio engineer and voice actor. Seeing things from the two perspectives gives him an extra advantage in designing and troubleshooting professional home studios, which he’s done for voice talent across the nation. Jordan has also spoken on the subject of audio and home studios at many voiceover conferences. Of course, in the audio world, it also helps to know computers. No problem – he was formerly a Director of Information Technology, lording over both Macs and PCs.

At the mic, he has given voice to AT&T, Walmart, Sprite, and Cisco, as well as various video game characters. He’s guided thousands of phone callers and explained hundreds of startup businesses online. With a 4-octave vocal range, he also enjoys singing. Jordan has strengthened his chops with ongoing coaching, and many years of improv training and performance.

Jordan has also produced and recorded music for musicians in his own professional studio. That’s how he wound up in front of the mic (or behind it ... depends on your perspective). His production skills and work with VO talent led to producing voice over demos for some of today’s top voice actors, so why not do one for himself?!

Dave Immer

As a jingle composer/arranger and engineer at top New York advertising-music production studios, David wrote and collaborated on winning themes for major ad campaigns such as Maxwell House coffee, Michelob, Honey Nut Cheerios, Entenmanns, Twister, Chevrolet, Play-Doh and American Express. He has worked with many excellent studio musicians and singers, including Michael Brecker, Steve Gadd, Will Le...

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Dave Immer

Home Studio Tech

As a jingle composer/arranger and engineer at top New York advertising-music production studios, David wrote and collaborated on winning themes for major ad campaigns such as Maxwell House coffee, Michelob, Honey Nut Cheerios, Entenmanns, Twister, Chevrolet, Play-Doh and American Express. He has worked with many excellent studio musicians and singers, including Michael Brecker, Steve Gadd, Will Lee, Patti Austin, Valerie Simpson, Luther Vandross, Mark Cohn, and Michael Bolton. David also shares writing credit for the song “Savin’ the Day” featured in the original Ghostbusters movie, for which he received a platinum album.

Building on his audio engineering expertise, Dave started and operates DIGIFON, a company that provides Live Audio Networking services, equipment and tech support to voiceover artists, advertising agencies, broadcasters and post production facilities around the world.

He continues to create original music and record local talent at his recently built professional recording studio in Fairfield, CT.

Steven Jay Cohen

Steven has been telling stories his whole life. Professionally, since 1991. A narrator, sound engineer, audiobook publisher, and educator, Steven works with students holistically, helping them find an authentic read, streamlining the production process, and developing their brand. Now based in Massachusetts just east of the Berkshires, he was born and raised in Brooklyn. While working to m...

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Steven Jay Cohen

Home Studio Tech

Steven has been telling stories his whole life. Professionally, since 1991.

A narrator, sound engineer, audiobook publisher, and educator, Steven works with students holistically, helping them find an authentic read, streamlining the production process, and developing their brand.

Now based in Massachusetts just east of the Berkshires, he was born and raised in Brooklyn. While working to make it as an actor, Steven paid the bills doing Sound and Lighting Design on New York's Theatre Row and uptown at Symphony Space. So his audio roots as an expert recording engineer run very deep. In addition to acting, Steven also wrote, produced, and directed a number of shows in smaller venues. Along the way, he studied acting with people like F. Murray Abraham, Emelie FitzGibbon, William Prosser, Dorothy Heathcote, Carol Monda, and Johnny Heller, as well as writing with Alan Ginsberg, Aurand Harris, and Frank McCourt.

After spending a few years as an accent coach, and as a more traditional educator, Steven headed to Massachusetts’ Connecticut River Valley, where he has continued to teach subjects ranging from stagecraft to British literature. He also continued to write and perform, and even developed software from time to time.

But mainly he develops stories, and enables others to do the same. “Tell it well,” he says, “and produce it flawlessly.” That’s how he developed a following all over the world.

Dan Friedman

Dan lives in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC and is a husband and father of two boys. He attended five universities and had three majors before being introduced to audio engineering in 1994. Realizing his career dream, he ended his educational journey at The Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, Ohio finishing among the top 5 in his class. With over a decade in the voiceover industry, he has...

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Dan Friedman

Home Studio Tech

Dan lives in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC and is a husband and father of two boys. He attended five universities and had three majors before being introduced to audio engineering in 1994. Realizing his career dream, he ended his educational journey at The Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, Ohio finishing among the top 5 in his class. With over a decade in the voiceover industry, he has produced, directed or provided his voice to thousands of audio productions.

In 2010 he published SOUND ADVICE-Voiceover From An Audio Engineer's Perspective. A first of its kind in the industry, the book covers audio engineering and studio session etiquette as it relates directly to voiceover talent. He continues to write a popular blog at his website: SOUND4VO.com. His ability to simplify often complex recording and audio concepts is unmatched in the voiceover industry.

Dan was chosen to be among the top 10 “Most Influential Voice-Over Writers in 2011” in a Voice123 online survey and has been a featured guest at many voiceover conferences and on industry webinars. In 2011, Dan began working with Edge Studio, providing editing, recording, and home studio classes as well as consultations to help new voice talent along with established professionals improve their business. He is highly regarded in the voice over community and his vast knowledge continues to educate our Edge Studio students every day.

Dan Friedman is an accomplished engineer, producer, director and author. He is also a successful voiceover talent and has been heard on hundreds of local and regional television and radio campaigns as well as many corporate narrations. He has been the national voice for Moe's Southwest Grill, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Hulu Plus. Other recent clients include: CW Network, WalMart, Hardees, IBM, McDonald’s and many more.

Randy Brown

Randy Brown's career began in radio, back in 1969. He's been a disc jockey, production director, and program director at numerous radio stations, including KEGL, KILT, XEROK and KRLD. He also served as the lead play-by-play voice of PGA TOUR Radio for five years. Randy was inducted in the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2009. His career in freelance voice-over began in the mid 1970s, when he beca...

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Randy Brown

Home Studio Tech

Randy Brown's career began in radio, back in 1969. He's been a disc jockey, production director, and program director at numerous radio stations, including KEGL, KILT, XEROK and KRLD. He also served as the lead play-by-play voice of PGA TOUR Radio for five years. Randy was inducted in the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2009.

His career in freelance voice-over began in the mid 1970s, when he became the voice of Color Tile on TV spots across the country. “I wish I’d have pursued voice-over full-time at that point,” he says. “But I had a steady source of income from radio, and it seemed foolish to walk away from that to pursue an uncertain future in voice-over.”

But in 2001, Randy did just that. Today, the lion’s share of his work is spent as the imaging voice for radio stations in a variety of formats. At various times he’s served as the signature voice for as many as 75 client stations at once.

Randy has also produced thousands of radio commercials in his career and is fluent with most audio production software, including Pro Tools and Adobe Audition. He uses Twisted Wave to record his voice tracks “because it’s simple and FAST.” He is also fluent in video editing with both Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer, and for several years has been a volunteer moderator with the Avid User Forums.

On joining the Edge Studio team, Randy said, “I’ve always been the guy my friends call when they’re needing to troubleshoot their audio software or their computer. So assisting others through Edge Studio seems like a logical extension of that.”

One way or another, Randy keeps things spinning. A former professional bowler, Randy is also a United States Bowling Congress Bronze Certified coach, and on Saturdays he runs the junior bowling program at his local bowling center in suburban Atlanta.

Tommy Grafman

Tommy knows computers. Boy, does Tommy know computers, especially Macs. And he also knows audio and the recording industry. As a California lad, he worked in various parts of the music industry, eventually winding up as VP/Sr. Director of Production at Hitmakers Magazine (a music-industry publication aimed at record labels and radio stations). His editorial management responsibilities include...

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Tommy Grafman

Home Studio Tech

Tommy knows computers. Boy, does Tommy know computers, especially Macs. And he also knows audio and the recording industry.

As a California lad, he worked in various parts of the music industry, eventually winding up as VP/Sr. Director of Production at Hitmakers Magazine (a music-industry publication aimed at record labels and radio stations). His editorial management responsibilities included working directly with major record labels.

After a decade at that, Tommy and a partner formed MacMyDay, a company focused on on-site Apple Mac service, sales, training and support. He’s done Macintosh tune-ups, back-up solutions, and network set-ups, diagnosed and repaired malfunctions, removed malware removal and installed protection, and installed HDD and SSD storage. After another decade, Tommy took the company into expansion mode, offering not only service calls to residences, corporations and educational institutions, but also remote services, clean-room capabilities and bench repair.

So whatever your home studio technical issue, for Tommy it’s is a piece of cake!