Neal Schmitt
M.S., Franklin University

Mail: 140 Guernsey Ave. Columbus, OH 43204

Mobile: (614) 835-6325

Email: nealsch...
EDUCATION


                      Franklin University, Columbus, OH
                      M.S. in Marketing & Communicatio...
   Maintain Macintosh-based recording facility
                       including:
                           Two multi-tra...
Hocking College Summer Camp Experience
                      Nelsonville, OH
                      Creator and Instructor ...
Workbook Studio, Columbus, OH
                   Co-Founder, Recording Engineer & Producer
                   (1997 – 2007...
AUDIO ENGINEERING WORK

                       Over 100 released credits.
                       Full discography availabl...
Workbook TV, Columbus, OH
                       Executive Producer and Host (2005)

                          Created tw...
PUBLICATIONS

EQ Magazine
              The Marathon Men Volume 16 (2005)

Tape Op Magazine
           Pre-Production Prim...
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Engaged higher education instructor committed to open communication, active collaboration and the promotion of strong working relationships with students and co-workers.

 Aggregating and implementing traditional, new media and social media communication tools to empower and inspire students.

 Personable and professional audio engineer dedicated to the highest technical and aesthetic elements of studio and live productions and inspiring others to achieve the same.

 Creating challenging assignments and using innovative grading techniques that closely replicate real world situations while insuring students get helpful and constructive feedback.

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Neal Schmitt Curriculum Vitae for the Web

  1. 1. Neal Schmitt M.S., Franklin University Mail: 140 Guernsey Ave. Columbus, OH 43204 Mobile: (614) 835-6325 Email: nealschmitt@gmail.com Website: NealSchmitt.com Twitter: nealschmitt LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/nschmitt School of Music Coordinating Instructor Music Program Coordinating committed to open communication, active Instructor collaboration and the promotion of strong working Student Advocate relationships with students and co-workers. Entrepreneur & Studio Owner Aggregating and implementing traditional, Social Media new media and social media communication Orchestrator tools to empower and inspire students. Record Producer Creating challenging assignments and using Audio Engineer innovative grading techniques that closely Sound replicate real world situations while insuring students Reinforcement Engineer get helpful and constructive feedback. Mastering Engineer Professional audio engineer dedicated to the Instigator & Initiator highest technical and aesthetic elements of studio and live productions and inspiring others to achieve the I Teach Students to same. Communicate NEAL SCHMITT 140 GUERNSEY AVE. COLUMBUS, OH 43204 (614) 835-6325 NEALSCHMITT@GMAIL.COM
  2. 2. EDUCATION Franklin University, Columbus, OH M.S. in Marketing & Communication Expected Completion November, 2010 Ohio University, Athens, OH Bachelor of Science in Communication magna cum laude (1989 – 1993) Audio Production major Film Production minor TEACHING EXPERIENCE Hocking College, Nelsonville, OH Coordinating Instructor School of Music (2006-present)  Curriculum development and instructor for Associate in Applied Business in Music Management with a Specialization in Production. Classes include: Booking and Promotion Music Entrepreneurship Live Sound Production Mixing and Mastering Music Internship Music Production Recording Techniques Studio Management New Media Music Capstone  DAW software taught includes: Avid Pro Tools HD & LE Propellerhead Reason Apple Garageband, Waveburner Pro iTunes Roxio Toast NEAL SCHMITT 140 GUERNSEY AVE. COLUMBUS, OH 43204 (614) 835-6325 NEALSCHMITT@GMAIL.COM
  3. 3.  Maintain Macintosh-based recording facility including: Two multi-track DAW/MIDI control rooms Twenty-one station DAW/MIDI computer lab Grand piano and 3 isolation booth Supervise studio managers & online booking calendar  Utilize social networking, such as Ning, Twitter and YouTube, to connect students and create a sense of community.  Use innovative grading techniques to provide valuable feedback and support the learning process beyond the classroom.  Bolster student retention through quarterly one-on- one student advisement sessions.  Promote interdepartmental cooperation to strengthen course outcomes.  Create partnership between Music Program and the Hocking College Theater program; including voiceovers, conceptual sound design, sound effects and sound reinforcement.  Originate and lead credit bearing student trips to audio industry conventions.  Assist Dean with interviewing and hiring new School of Music instructors.  Advise and coordinate purchase of studio equipment, on-site equipment and software updates. Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH Adjunct Instructor, Integrated Media and Technology (2009-current)  Developed innovative introductory new media class introducing a wide variety of students to powerful methods of communication. NEAL SCHMITT 140 GUERNSEY AVE. COLUMBUS, OH 43204 (614) 835-6325 NEALSCHMITT@GMAIL.COM
  4. 4. Hocking College Summer Camp Experience Nelsonville, OH Creator and Instructor (2007 – current)  Developed original non-audition music curriculum for high school campers.  Led camp workshops for song writing, music production and audio recording.  Recruited and supervised music production student counselors and volunteers. Workbook Studio Internship Program, Columbus, OH Supervisor (2001 – 2006)  Advised and instructed interns through an immersive four-month introduction to all aspects of studio operations. Lifelong Learning, Upper Arlington, OH Creator and Instructor (2003 – 2006)  Developed and instructed immersive introductory recording class. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Freelance Audio Engineer, Columbus, OH 1993 - current  RedBook compliant CD mastering  Front of house live sound engineer  Location recording including multi-track, stereo and interviews  Theater Sound Design  Film Sound Re-recordist  Radio Station Music Director o WLHD,  On-Air Radio DJ o WOUB-AM  Sound recorder, field mixer and boom operator  Sound system design for mobile DJs, nightclubs and houses of worship  Podcast script writing and recording  Audio restoration  Analog to Digital format transfers NEAL SCHMITT 140 GUERNSEY AVE. COLUMBUS, OH 43204 (614) 835-6325 NEALSCHMITT@GMAIL.COM
  5. 5. Workbook Studio, Columbus, OH Co-Founder, Recording Engineer & Producer (1997 – 2007)  Designed, constructed, wired and acoustically treated a 3000 square foot, five-room audio recording facility.  Multitracked, edited and mixed music and non- music projects utilizing industry standard analog and digital recording equipment.  Initiated unique promotional strategies resulting in 10% annual revenue growth including live concerts, photo shoots and music industry events.  Implemented unique marketing strategies resulting in national and local press coverage.  Mastered Red Book compliant CD projects for replication and duplication.  Maintained and balanced studio’s financial records.  Consulted with clients regarding creative methods for product marketing and distribution. Thornapple Studio, Columbus, OH Audio Engineer (1993 – 1997)  Multitracked, mixed and produced music projects utilizing 24 track 2 inch, ADAT, R-DAT and 2 track ¼ inch formats.  Increased studio traffic and revenue with active recruitment of new clients and marketing of studio services. WLHD, Athens, OH Music Director (1990-1992)  Contacted major and independent record labels for service to campus radio station  Auditioned and programmed new music for heavy, medium and light rotation  Scheduled air shifts NEAL SCHMITT 140 GUERNSEY AVE. COLUMBUS, OH 43204 (614) 835-6325 NEALSCHMITT@GMAIL.COM
  6. 6. AUDIO ENGINEERING WORK Over 100 released credits. Full discography available upon request. CREATIVE PRODUCTS Pretty Mighty Mighty, Columbus, OH Drummer, Manager & Promoter (1991 – 2006)  Award winning original music act with national CD releases o Normal (Derailleur Records) o Famous Past Lives (Derailleur Records) o Ugly (Burnt Sienna Records)  Compilation CD appearances: o When It Was As Good As Pillow Talk (Round Circle Records o Super Sampler Vol. 1 (Buzzkill Media) o Listen.com Picks (Razor & Tie Records) o Athens Music Project (Anyway Records) o Burnt & Bent (Burnt Sienna Records) o Cringe Compilation Vol. 1 (Cringe.com Records)  Implemented marketing campaign to support national tours resulting in local press and radio support  Marketing and promotional efforts resulted in: o regular broadcast airplay on college and commercial radio o reviews in national publications  Booked and promoted national tours  Showcased at renowned music conferences including: o CMJ Music Marathon, (NY) o NEMO Music Festival, (MA) o Undercurrents, (OH) o Midwest Regional Music Festival (MO)  Burned up one Ford Econoline van NEAL SCHMITT 140 GUERNSEY AVE. COLUMBUS, OH 43204 (614) 835-6325 NEALSCHMITT@GMAIL.COM
  7. 7. Workbook TV, Columbus, OH Executive Producer and Host (2005)  Created two, thirty-minute live music television programs for digital broadcast.  Selected and coordinated music talent and eighteen- person crew.  Performed on-camera hosting duties and authored show scripts.  Managed expenses to complete the project under budget. 25 Hour Grand Prix, Columbus, OH Executive Producer and Engineer (2004)  Planned, coordinated and completed a marathon recording session involving seven sound engineers and twenty-five musical acts recording twenty-five songs in twenty-five hours. TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT Recording Studio & Sound Reinforcement familiarity includes: OSX DAW Software including: Garageband, Pro Tools, Logic, Reason, Recycle, Melodyne, Waveburner Pro, Audacity, Toast, and iTunes Windows DAW Software including: Wavelab, Cubase, Sound Forge, Acid, CD Architect Acoustics Loudspeakers & Monitors Amplifiers Metering Analog tape machines Microphones Automation MIDI Basic Electronics Mixing consoles (small and large) Cables & Connectors Crossovers Patch Bay Wiring Dynamic Processing Preamplifiers Effects (Reverbs & Delays) Subwoofers Equalizers Studio monitors Gates Synchronization NEAL SCHMITT 140 GUERNSEY AVE. COLUMBUS, OH 43204 (614) 835-6325 NEALSCHMITT@GMAIL.COM
  8. 8. PUBLICATIONS EQ Magazine The Marathon Men Volume 16 (2005) Tape Op Magazine Pre-Production Primer Issue #33 (2003) COMMUNITY SERVICE Pelotonia, Columbus, OH Office Volunteer, (2010)  Implemented new media technologies to create electronic and word of mouth buzz about charity cycling event. Charity Event Independent Promoter, Columbus, OH (1999 - current)  Conceptualized, planned and executed innovative charitable concert events. o Dream Brother – the music of Jeff Buckley o A Tribute to Elliot Smith o A Very New Wave Christmas o Christmas with The Cure o Columbus Music C0-op Scholarship Fundraiser  Implement marketing, communication and promotional methods including social networking, press releases and posters.  Coordinate event timeline, cost estimates and client billing. Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Columbus, OH Friend-to-Friend Volunteer (1999 – 2002)  Mentor youth in recreational and social activities. NEAL SCHMITT 140 GUERNSEY AVE. COLUMBUS, OH 43204 (614) 835-6325 NEALSCHMITT@GMAIL.COM

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