Hi there! My name is Christian Heilman. I am an audio engineer, producer and musician living and working in the great Northwest of the United States. I am known as the “mixerguy“, and I specialize in music mixing. I have mixed music from all over the world, in all styles and genres. For testimonials and examples of my work, visit this page.
I can be reached by email at ch(at)mixerguy.com.
- Highly experienced FOH mixer for musical & theatrical settings
- Very skilled in analog & digital music production, including tracking, mixing & mastering – in studio and remote recording
- Creative and resourceful problem solving abilities
- Professional, calm and relaxed demeanor
- Good sense of humor & excellent interpersonal skills
- Fluent in Pro Tools, Ableton Live & Studio One, Adobe Audition
- Other Software experience: MS Office, Excel, Photoshop, Word
- Creative Sound Design and Effect Creation
- Keyboardist/Drummer with years of live and studio performances
- Radio Audio Production and Jingle Composition
- 20+ Years of experience creating high-quality sound, live & in studio
- Backline Technician – Drum tuning is a specialty.
- Podcasting and Internet Audio Production experience
- DJ + Music selection for special events
- Teaching and training experience, and enjoy working with kids too
- Computer, Internet and technically savvy, Apple Mac expertise
Recordist / Mixerguy – The Player’s Lounge – Seattle, WA – 2/14 – present
Recording and mixing of live music sessions; Over 100 hours of mixed material including videos with multitrack capture and mixdown. I mixed, mastered, played keys and drums, and helped with system design, and care of the space and equipment. Trained others in in ear monitoring, software upgrades, mixing and live sound.
Independent Sound Producer & Engineer – Mixerguy – Seattle, WA – 09/06 – present
Owner/Operator for independent music production business; recorded, mixed & mastered numerous independent bands, acts and projects; in home studio set-up; remote & live recordings; and DJ for special events. In addition, I provided Macintosh, Internet Audio and Home Studio purchase consulting for various small companies, bands and musicians. Live systems and audio for small festivals and venues including Wedgwood Art Festival, Open Space (Vashon), Vashon Youth Theatre, Make Music Day, Disturbin’ the Burbs
FOH Mixer – Shaprece – Seattle, WA – 2012-2016
Mixed Seattle songstress Shaprece at her larger gigs: Sasquatch Festival, Showbox SODO, Crocodile, Columbia City Theatre, Nectar. Mixed shows but also did monitors from FOH, made ambient and board recordings, created stage plots and input lists, advanced gigs
Sound Engineer & Sound Designer – Teatro Zinzanni Kids Shows– Seattle, WA – 4/2011-7/2016
Sound engineer and designer for acclaimed Kids production at Teatro ZinZanni, featuring live music mixing, Qlab design and programming, cheek mic usage, lav mic usage.
Worked with Chris Belew (Presidents of the United States) and Recess Monkey
Sound Engineer – The Triple Door – Seattle, WA – 08/08 – present
Sound engineer for concerts by a wide variety of artists covering many genres, as well as corporate functions, spoken word, comedy, burlesque, live radio broadcasts and live DVD captures; highly knowledgeable of PM1D digital console with wireless control; Front of House and monitor mixing and live recording, often all done simultaneously. Made both stereo and multitrack recordings, including many live shows for KEXP. Some of the acts I worked with include: El Vez, Dr. Dog, Yardbirds, Shelby Earl, Kris Orlowski, Earlimart, Vieux Farka Toure, Bill Frisell, Greg Brown, Smokey Brights, Andrew Joslyn. Etc.
Product Specialist – Keith McMillen Instruments – 5/11-1/2016
Northwest Area Product Specialist for Keith McMillen Instruments, makers of the innovative SoftStep, 12 Step and QuNeo MIDI/USB controllers. Artists support, demos, sales support and product development. Software development and testing. Youtube video production for product demos and training.
Sound Engineer & Sound Designer – Teatro Zinzanni – Seattle, WA – 9/02 –8/08
International dinner theatre production, combining music, comedy and Cirque acts in an antique Belgian Speigeltent; created a high level of sound mix quality in a challenging environment, which included mixed dialogue, live music, sound effects and unique audio inventions; composed atmospheres, ambiences, special audio effects and complex cues; created a show library; upgraded system and managed gear; helped install a Yamaha M7CL digital console in 2008, and re-tuned house system for the new console; worked over 1000 shows in 6 years with musical artists such as Martha Davis (of the Motels), Thelma Houston, Francine Reed, Maria Muldahr, El Vez, Duffy Bishop and many others.
Podcast Producer – “Puffcast”– Seattle, WA – 2004–2006 puffcast.com
Produced the world’s first independent reggae and dub podcast, with at peak over 30k subscribers, and over 40 episodes produced. Music editing for weekly show, scoring and unique music beds were produced, and artists were coordinated with worldwide.
FOH Mixer – BumberShoot Music and Arts Festival – Seattle, WA – 2002-2005
Worked as the main front of house mixer for the Bumbrella stage, one of the main stages, mixing acts such as Eek-a-Mouse, Bernie Worrell, Reggie Watts, Dub Championz, Clinton Fearon, Michael Shrieve, Lee Oskar and other world music artists. Increased knowledge of world music, reggae and dub, and the unique audio challenges associated with multi-band festivals.
Stage/Equipment Manager – CAKE – Columbia Recording Artist– 9/01–9/02
Worked as the stage and equipment manager for the major label band, CAKE. Traveled the US and Canada, managing stage set-up, equipment, instruments and technical needs in a variety of venues. Worked the “Unlimited Sunshine Tour” 2002, which also included Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Kinky, De La Soul and The Hackinsaw Boys. Increased knowledge of the mainstream music business, major concert production and touring logistics
Pro Audio Marketing / Product Development – Digital Harmony – Seattle, WA – 7/00-5/01
Worked in marketing for a pro audio technology start-up company specializing in Audio Firewire (IEEE1394) technologies. Demonstrated products at NAMM 2001, helped design audio software, quality control tested prototypes, helped design audio set-ups and managed contacts in the Pro Audio Industry.
Owner/Operator Computer & Internet Consulting Business – WebShasta/MacShasta – Mt. Shasta, CA – 1995-2000
Macintosh Computer, Internet &Web design consulting business, including marketing, computer and web training; networking, Internet connectivity, sales, phone support; and small business operations. Established the Mount Shasta Home Page in 1995 (www.mtshasta.com), a tourism based community website in Mt. Shasta, CA, which still operates today. Also skilled in digital photography, graphic design, Photoshop, image editing and computer repair (Mac).
Owner/Operator – Recording Studio & Live Audio – Blue Degrees Digital/Bender Studios – Sacramento, California – 1988-1995
Music and commercial production, composition, sound effects creation, digital editing and mastering; developed music for a local independent film; Beta tester for Millenia Media mic pre-amps and Lexicon; mixed live sound for various local bands, county fairs and club gigs.
Bachelors of Science in Psychology – California State University – Sacramento, CA