Work History

Education:

  • Master of Music, Music Business and Technology, New York University 1995

  • Bachelor of Arts, Art History/ Photography, Bard College 1991


Work History:

Founder of  Aaron Keane Productions, LLC.

  • A music production company specializing in music production/ supervision for story tellers.

Producer/ Composer/ Director of Music and Studio Operations for Trailblazer Studios, Raleigh, NC 2004- 2017.

  • Compose, produce and record original music for multiple TV series, Film, and various forms of media

  • Perform audio post production and mixing for broadcast and nonbroadcast media

  • Work directly with Creative teams, producers, editors and writers

  • ’Shoot’ ADR and Foley for Film, TV, videogames and new media

  • Design and implement best practices and workflow to meet technical and creative specifications

  • Design and implement multiple audio suite layouts and technical systems.

  • Train personnel to perform audio post production and to work directly with clients

  • Maintain computer based audio and music systems

  • See Music for Stuff page for a select list of projects


Audio Engineer for OutPost Digital/ @radical Media, New York 2002-2004

  • Mixed TV commercials for feature films Kill Bill, Chicago and Gangs of New York

  • Worked directly with advertising agencies and with Miramax Films producers

  • Worked directly with Jerry Seinfeld on a web commercial series for American Express

  • Provided audio post production for broadcast and nonbroadcast media


Digital and Technical engineer for Joe Music, New York 2001-2004

  • Provided digital editing and systems implementation for producer Joe Blaney

  • Integrated ‘Old School’ analog recording studio with modern DAW based systems

  • Worked with Jack Black on Paramount’s School of Rock


Chief Engineer/ Studio Manager for Jarvis Studios New York 1999-2002

  • Designed and assembled analog audio and computer systems for world class recording studio

  • Projects by U2, Susan Tedeschi, Patti Smith and Joey Ramone

  • Managed staff and day-to-day operations

  • Provided engineering and producing services for album projects

  • Oversaw technical upgrades and repairs to audio systems

  • Created and implemented marketing plan

  • Managed client relations and invoicing


Staff Recording Engineer at The Cutting Room, New York 1997-1998

  • Provided recording services for this busy downtown recording studio

  • Worked with Mos Def, The Pharcyde, Digital Underground


Freelance Audio Engineer, Producer and Musician in New York 1995-2004

  • Produced and recorded independent album and demo projects in multiple studios

  • worked with Scout, Ward White and many independent New York based artists

  • Developed business relationships through my own network to find work

  • Worked as Bass player for independent album projects and live performances


Staff Engineer for Shelter Island Sound, New York 1995-1997

  • Performed maintenance and calibration on Analog multi-track tape decks and other equipment

  • Set up microphones for traditional ensemble recording sessions

  • Operated tape machines and patch bay

  • Worked on projects for Neil Finn, Shawn Colvin and Suzanne Vega

  • Performed tape based and digital audio editing on album projects

  • Helped to maintain studios vast musical instrument collection

  • Made coffee and cleaned toilets


Bass Player for the rock band A.D, New York 1992-1996

  • Signed to Independent record label (Enemy/ Rage Records)

  • Recorded 2 albums with Producer Melvin Gibbs

  • Toured in Europe and the US


Studio Assistant and Maintenance Engineer Dept of Music Tech, NYU 1992-1995

  • Assisted undergraduate students with hands on guidance in the studio

  • Constructed and wired multiple recording studios and audio post production suites

  • Helped to maintain and upgrade analog and digital audio equipment and computers

  • Recorded student recitals and studio ensembles

  • Mixed graduate student Film projects


Chief Engineer Audio Co-Op, Bard College 1989-1990

  • Performed live sound reinforcement for many performances

  • Repaired and maintained equipment

  • Managed staffing and purchasing


Assistant Engineer/ Intern, Studio 84b, New Jersey 1987

  • Set up microphones for traditional rock ensemble recording sessions

  • Operated tape machines and patch bay

  • Worked with session producers and engineers to make recordings

  • Made coffee and cleaned toilets