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What does being Approved by SAG Mean?

TravSonic Studios is currently an approved SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild) Audio House in St. Louis which is in compliance with safety protocols for audio recording and production. Our facility is Approved to host SAG members for in-studio recording sessions.

During the pandemic, many production studios for audio and film closed temporarily or had to implement strict restrictions for COVID procedures. TravSonic was the first and only few audio studios in Missouri to pass SAG’s approved audio house procedures.

TravSonic Studios has passed SAG’s health and safety standards which are thorough. We are proud to have met the high safety standards and to serve the St. Louis chapter of SAG for audio recording.

About SAG

SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists, and other media professionals.

To learn more about our COVID-19 procedures and protocols visit https://www.travsonic.com/covid-19/.

TravSonic was called upon by Your Media to provide sound design and mixing on the Mad Science Cinema Commercial. This commercial was produced to be played in the movie theater at selected locations.

TravSonic was called upon for broadcast audio mixing by Your Media 2 on The “Be the Match Foundation” PSA series, one of which featured Danny Glover. These PSA’s aired on Comcast channel 29. The video was made to encourage more minorities to join the “Be the Match Registry” to help people with life threatening diseases to find bone marrow matches.

Credits:
Video Produced by: Your Media 2
End Client: Be The Match Foundation
Sound and Mixing by: TravSonic Studios

TravSonic is pleased to have mixed the audio for the Google’s “Christmas Search Tips” music video. This fun video was made and stars Google employees.

Lyrics by: Matt Kane, Google Content and User Education Specialist and hip hop enthusiast.
Music by: Ranidu, Google Business Systems Integrator and musician.
Video produced with the help of our friends at Seedwell.
Audio Mixed and Mastered by: Aaron Reppert of TravSonic Studios.

We are proud to announce that the “Save Your Life” TV Show hosted by Master John Ozuna which aired on CBS became the 2011 Bronze Telly Award Winner for Special Program in the category of Film and Video.

We are privileged to have mixed and mastered this wonderful project with Belle Isle Entertainment.

The 31st Annual Telly Awards honors outstanding national, local, regional and cable television commercials/program, as well as the finest video and film productions created for the web.

The show also received 47,314 viewers which made SYL the highest rated program on October 31st, 2010 between 4:00-4:30pm. Its viewership surpassed that of popular shows such as “The Deadliest Catch”, “Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures” & “Hometime.”

TravSonic had the pleasure of recording the live concert for the annual Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) meeting held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis April 16th. Scott Powell and the Fabulous Owls performed to a packed crowd.

The live show was recorded via Pro Tools HD along with video.


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The BARMMAP workshop “How to Have a Successful Internship” held on 7-17-10 at Leo’s Pro Audio was filled with helpful tips and Q&A discussions on how to obtain an internship in the audio industry.

Interning is considered part of “paying your dues” once you leave a recording school and/or are fortunate enough to get accepted to a studio internship program. But, how do you best maximize your interning experience to lead you in the right direction for your audio career? This BARMMAP panel event hosted a variety of studio owners and young engineers who have either made the transition from intern to engineer or are currently in an internship program.

Attendees walked away from this panel with current, relevant feedback from engineers working in today’s recording industry to help reach next audio career goals.

Panelists:

Mike Wells
Mastering engineer in San Francisco, most recently Mike has integrated the
Audio Outreach program at Leo’s to become a part of the BARMMAP community.
Full biography details about Mike and Mike Wells Mastering can be found here:
http://www.mikewellsmastering.com/mwm_mike_wells_bio.php

McKay Garner
McKay is a freelance producer/engineer/mixer/

musician who spent 15 of the last 16 years running Bounce, a popular studio in Los Angeles, while working with both indie and major label artists. He supported local Los Angeles schools such as SAE-Los Angeles, Los Angeles Recording School, and the Recording Institute of Technology from Musician’s Institute by hiring several interns from these schools (and unfortunately firing a few). More info about McKay can be found at http://www.mckaygarner.com

Zack Phillips
Recording and mixing engineer, Zack Phillips, is the owner of FreqLab Recording
and a staff engineer at Hyde Street studios. For the last few years, Zack has
also run the internship program at Hyde Street Studios.
http://www.freqlabrecording.com

Eric Brashear
Eric Brashear is a young audio engineer from San Francisco. Inspired by the
careers of Steve Albini, Ed Rose, Mark Trombino, and others, he specializes in
mutliple styles of recording, mixing and programming. Eric brings a wealth of
information from today’s front line of maximizing an internship and career
building.

Pete Krawiec
Pete was the chief engineer at Talking House Studios for the last several years and has worked with some of the best artists, producers, and engineers in the industry. Both as an engineer and studio owner, Pete has helped shape the careers of many interns over the years and is not afraid to help more.

Aaron Reppert
Aaron is the owner of San Francisco’s Travsonic Studios and may be the busiest man in show business. Aaron now has active interns from SFSU and City Arts and Technology High School at TravSonic Studios.
http://www.travsonic.com/

Einar Johnson

Originally form the Bay Area, Einar graduated from SAE Glasgow and worked in several UK studios with bands such as Mogwai and Franz Ferdinand. In 2003 he received a BA (Hons) in Recording Arts from Middlesex University. He has been involved with SAE Institute for over 10 years in audio education. In 2005 he became the Director of the Miami campus and 2008 relocated back to San Francisco to build and run the newest SAE campus there.

This Meetup was sponsored by:

Studio Trilogy (formerly Talking House) · SAE- San Francisco · Leo’s Pro Audio

Interning is considered part of “paying your dues” once you leave a recording
school and/or are fortunate enough to get accepted to a studio internship program.
But, how do you best maximize your interning experience to lead you in
the right direction for your audio career? This BARMMAP panel event will host a variety of
studio owners and young engineers who have either made the transition from intern to
engineer or are currently in an internship program. Hear their stories and learn from their
experiences. This is an open panel format, with Q&A encouraged. You will walk away from
this panel with current, relevant feedback from engineers working in today’s recording industry
to help you reach your next audio career goal.

We all know that community is very important. Which is why Aaron Reppert and TravSonic volunteers make it a goal to give back to it’s neighbors and community. Especially in these economic times, people need each other for support more than ever.

TravSonic offered it’s service providing photography and media services to archive the vast amount of housing development projects are the Bay Area.

Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco is just a glimpse into what helping the community means to TravSonic. Stability and successful individuals start from the source.

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco partners with working families and the community to build affordable ownership homes in Marin, San Francisco and the Peninsula. This year Humanity Greater San Francisco celebrates their 20th anniversary and launch a new campaign to build 100 homes in five years. This is a great goal and TravSonic is proud to be part of a huge undertaking.

How can you help? Lean more at www.habitatgsf.org

 

Dan Gabriel’s new live comedy CD “Baby For Sale” has just been released and is available on itunes. This CD was recorded live at the Punchline Comedy Club July 16, 2009 in San Francisco by TravSonic.

This is Dan’s second album after the huge success of “Giant Robot“. Since his first album a lot of life happened including getting married and having a baby boy. The jokes are sharper and more mature because I have grown up a little. A very little. This recording reflects the world through my eyes at that particular moment in time. I know you will enjoy it!!!

Visit: www.dangabriel.net

The new song “Crazy Chick” produced by Justin Yonan and mixed by Aaron Reppert at TravSonic Studios was featured on the ABC Family’s television show “10 Things I Hate About You“!

Season 10 | Episode 14

The song “Crazy Chick” is from the album “Malek – Life in 3D” which was a compilation project produced by the “Hitmakers” in 2009.