David Streit - Audio Engineer


Freelance Audio Engineer, June 2014 - Present, Portland, OR

• Recorded projects for King Who (formerly Us Lights), Bananastand Media, Bitches in the Beehive, The Bluegrass Situation / Ear Trumpet Labs, Hosannas, Love Bomb Go-Go, There Is No Mountain, The Verner Pantons, and others.

• Mixed audio for concerts at The Wonder Ballroom, The Crystal Ballroom, Doug Fir Lounge, Mississippi Studios, Bunk Bar, The Aladdin Theater and other venues.

• House monitor mixer for the Monterey Jazz Festival (2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018).

• Mixed audio at Treefort Music Festival in Boise, ID (2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018). Worked for the festival directly, as well as being hired by the Firefort unofficial showcase and by individual artists.

• Advanced audio production and mixed for GZA at the evo store grand opening in November 2014--one of many special events I’ve done with various artists at various locations.

Freelance Audio Engineer, September 2006 - June 2014, Santa Cruz, CA

• Recorded projects for Absynth Quintet, Henrik Bridger, Vern Fernandez, Howlin’ Rain, Huna Wai Hawaiian Band, Mountain Animal Hospital, Transporter, Wubakia, and others.

• Mixed audio for concerts and events at The Rio Theatre, Kuumbwa Jazz, The Crepe Place, The Attic, The Catalyst, The Henry Miller Memorial Library (in Big Sur), and other venues.

• Mixed audio for Shakespeare Santa Cruz / UCSC productions of A Year with Frog & Toad, Honk, It’s a Wonderful Life, and UCSC’s production of Rent.

• Mixed bands on KPIG's live radio show "Please Stand By."

Freelance Audio Engineer, January 2005 – August 2006, Middletown, CT

• Provided recording, sound reinforcement, location recording, mixing, and mastering services, as well as location sound for video and film shoots.

• Worked on projects for the Chester Public Library, Discovery Channel, The Ebb and the Flow, HBO, Neely Bruce, PBS, The Secret Ink, Toby Twining, and others.

Freelance Audio Engineer, January 1999 – December 2004, Nashville, TN

• Worked on recordings for All Star United, Amy Grant, Ben Folds, fourhundred, Lambchop, Ralph Stanley, Toby Keith, Twila Paris, Wynonna, and others.

• Mixed audio for concerts at The Exit/In, The Slow Bar, and other venues.

Adjunct Professor, January 2003 – May 2003, Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

• Taught RIM 4400 (Techniques of Recording), which is an intermediate level course where students develop an understanding of the techniques and technology involved in modern multi-track recording and mixing.

Staff Assistant, June 1997 - December 1998, Quad Studios, Nashville, TN

• Assisted visiting engineers during sessions.

• Set up studios before sessions and aligned tape machines.

• Attended to clients’ needs.

Freelance Audio Engineer, September 1996 - May 1997, Boulder, CO

• Mixed audio for events featuring Julia Cameron, June of 44, Tim Weater, and others.

• Worked with the tech crew at the Fox Theatre.

Freelance Audio Engineer, December 1995 - August 1996, Nashville, TN

• Recorded projects for artists including Goborneo and Twin Gables.

• Worked with various sound reinforcement companies, including Brantley Sound Associates.

Intern, September 1995 – December 1995, Sixteenth Avenue Sound, Nashville, TN

• Assisted visiting engineers with sessions.

MIDI Lab Technical Assistant, January 1995 – December 1995, Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

• Assisted students in use of lab hardware and software.

Assistant Audio Engineer, June 1994 – August 1994, Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, CO

• Participated in all phases of audio production for the festival, including installation of equipment and recording of concerts.

• Learned about techniques used to record large musical ensembles.

Crew Chief, January 1990 – December 1992, Student Activities Center / Red Barn, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

• Worked with the Student Activities technical crew to maintain PA system and provide sound reinforcement for concerts and other university events.

• Was responsible for production scheduling, providing for technical needs of visiting artists, and training and supervising the technical crew.

Professional Memberships:

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS - the Grammy organization)

• Voting Member July 2014 – Present.

• Member of Producers & Engineers Wing.

The Audio Engineering Society (AES)

• Member June 2000 – Present.

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)

• Journeyperson status

• Member January 2014 – Present.


Bachelor of Science in Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University

• Graduated in Fall of 1995 with Special Emphasis in Production and Technology, and minors in Music and Mass Communications.

• Relevant course work included: Advanced Technology of Recording, Television Production, Disk-Based Audio Post Production, Electronic Music, Sound Reinforcement, Multi-Camera Directing and Producing, Critical Listening, Studio Production, Introduction to Digital Animation, Advanced Production Seminar (including the engineering of a multi-track recording of a live concert), Recording Studio Maintenance, Studio Administration, and Music Theory.

• General education coursework at the University of Louisville prior to attending Middle Tennessee State University.

References available upon request