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©2018 by Ian Ketterer - Audio Engineer/Composer

 

My Portfolio

I've done a lot of random creative projects and here they are!


Click into each one, there you will find a description of my roles in each project, and a link to the video/project to view or listen to at the end of each description.

 

My CV/Resume

 

Audio Engineer / Creative

August 2006 - Present

As an audio engineer and musician I have written, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered albums for the band Among Authors. I've also created soundscapes and voice overs for an audio book company called Novel Effect. Other work includes composing, recording and mixing music for a short film called "Dear Emma" and an official teaser trailer for a PS4 and Xbox One game called "On A Roll." I've worked on many other creative projects as well, please see my portfolio for more info.

Skills Include:
• Audio Engineering
• Recording/Tracking - Microphone placement, wiring, routing, gain-staging, levels, midi, Pro Tools
• Mixing - Extensive audio/frequency/sonic knowledge, EQ, panning, compression, limiting, plugins
• Mastering - Audio clean-up, maximizing, brick wall limiting, track listing/organization, metadata

• Sound Design / Implementation
• Band Management - Artist Relations
• Studio Construction
• Sound dampening
• Sound baffle construction
• Wiring
• Monitor room placement

Extensive audio hardware knowledge. Here's a list of some hardware I've used:
• Audio Interfaces - Digi 003, Focusrite Saffire Pro 40, Apollo 8 w/ Satellite
• Microphones - Shure SM57, SM58, SM7B, Neuman TLM103, Rode M5, Blue Bluebird
• Outboard Gear - Golden Age PreQ73, Golden Age Comp 3a

Software Knowledge:

• Currently working on obtaining my WWISE certification
• Pro Tools 12 - Recording Software
• HOFA - CD & DDP Audio Mastering Software
• Knowledge of hundreds of audio plugins and software instruments
• Adobe Premiere Pro - Video Editing Software
• Adobe Photoshop - Photo Editing Software

AUDIO / CREATIVE WORK HISTORY:

2006 - Present

Among Authors

Role:  Audio Engineer / Producer / Writer / Performer

• Wrote, produced, performed, engineered, mixed and mastered Among Authors' debut full length album "I AM BECOME

• Wrote, produced, performed, engineered, mixed and mastered a solo Among Authors' EP called "Icicle Creek Sessions: Songs From I AM BECOME"

• Animated a music video for Among Authors' debut single "Imitation House" which won 2nd place in a Seattle film festival

• Wrote, produced, engineered, mixed and mastered a song called "Ghost Nerves" which was featured in an official teaser trailer for the PS4 and Xbox One game "On A Roll"

• Wrote, produced, engineered, mixed and mastered a song for the short film "Dear Emma"

• Radio Promotion

• Graphic Design

• Social Media Marketing

• Show Booking

• Multi-instrumentalist - Piano, Trumpet, Pump Organ, Synths, Drums, etc.

Aug. 2017 - Mar. 2018

Novel Effect

Role:  Contract Audio Engineer / Voice Overs / Soundscape Implementation

• Performed and recorded voice-overs for audio book software

• Searched stock audio websites for sound effects and music to combine together to make believable soundscapes for audio books which are triggered in the Novel Effect app in real-time as the user reads the book out loud

• Worked with custom software to implement the audio into the application

• Mixed audio to Broadcast LUFS limiting standards.

Aug. 2011 - Aug. 2012

Robert Lang Recording Studios

Role:  Personal Assistant / Studio Construction

• Worked directly with the studio owner Bob while constructing a new control room for his studio.

• Drywall

• Framing

• Lighting

• Running wires, including soldering outlets

• Running ventilation

QA - Video Game & Mobile Application Testing

February 2010 - Present

As someone who has been working professionally in the software testing industry, I have worked with multiple video game companies as a QA Tester and have shipped multiple AAA titles. I'm also currently working as a mobile application test for a company called Luxoft. My full QA work history is below along with the skills I've learned throughout the years as a professional tester.

QA TESTING WORK HISTORY:


October 2014 - Present
Company:  Luxoft

Role:  Mobile Application Tester

In my current role at Luxoft as a QA Mobile application tester I've learned the following skills:

• writing and performing test cases and stories in TestRail and JIRA
• Cloning and pulling software builds, branches, and repositories with GitHub commands and SourceTree software, cutting out the need for QA specific build creation and allowing faster work item turn around.
• Utilizing Apple’s main IDE, Xcode, to build software applications on tablets, mobile, and iOS Simulators.
• Conduct black box regression, directed, and free form exploratory testing; including performance metric capture reporting, and manual test suite completion.
• Efficient defect and work item creation and tracking in JIRA on a two-week sprint Agile Scrum timeline.

Jul. 2014 - Oct. 2014

Company: Undead Labs

Role: Contract Video Game QA Tester 

• Functional testing 
• Play test 
• Debug testing 
• Bug writing with JIRA

Aug. 2012 - Mar. 2013

Company:  Nintendo

Role: Contract Video Game QA Tester

During my time working with Nintendo I was fortunate to be on the testing teams for multiple AAA titles and saw them through to shipped status.

AAA Titles Shipped:
• Super Mario Bros. - Wii U

• Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge - Wii U

• LEGO City Undercover - Wii U

• Virtual Console - Multiple Titles - Wii U

Skills:

• Proven problem solving techniques
• Proven creative testing scenario techniques
• Results-based testing practices
• Unorthodox gameplay testing
• Accurate bug writing practices
• Keen sense of detail & alertness
• Game guide updating
• Was tasked with and met 100% completion testing on multiple titles
• Checklist testing procedures
• Leadership roles while working in a professional team environment
• Gained extreme familiarity and knowledge with Nintendo software and hardware

Feb. 2010 - Sep. 2011

Company:  VMC / Microsoft

Role: Contract Video Game QA Tester

• Performed various tests on Xbox 360 hardware, including stress testing, and writing up bugs for video/audio and save file errors.

I'd Love To Hear From You!

Life is better with sound.
Let's create sonic landscapes together,
can't wait to hear from you!

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