Bonzai Beat with Shannon Deane

Mr. Bonzai

Los Angeles audio engineer Shannon Deane specializes in editing, mixing, and sound design for film, television, web, and more. Deane sits down in her studio and chats with Mr. Bonzai about her work as a dialogue designer and the gear she uses in her craft.

Bonzai Beat with Shannon Deane

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With more than 15 years of experience in audio post-production, and 20 years of experience in music performance, recording, and composition, Deane currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Los Angeles chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and is a member of both the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and SoundGirls. Deane is certified as an Avid Pro Tools User and possesses a professional certificate in Game Audio Production & Design from Berklee. She provides services specializing in sound design, dialogue edition, noise reduction, SFX creation, placement and editing, ADR & VO recording and editing, Foley, stereo and 5.1 mixing, game audio, and location sound mixing.

Deane hails from Austin, Texas, where she attended the University of Texas and earned a Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film with a concentration in Audio Production. She founded DeaneCreative, a company that delivers “superior audio results for every project, on time, and under budget.” Her list of credits includes projects with College Humor, Comedy Central, Funny or Die, “Last Call With Carson Daly,” LinkedIn, Netflix, and Shure Microphones, among others.

Mr. Bonzai is an award-winning photographer, author, and interviewer. He has written more than 1,000 articles for the United States, Europe, and Asia, and has published numerous books, including Studio Life (Mix, 1984), Hal Blaine and The Wrecking Crew (Mix, 1992), The Sound of Money (Focal, 2000), Faces of Music (Cengage, 2006), Music Smarts (Berklee Press, 2009), and John Lennon’s Tooth (BookBaby, 2012). His photos and articles have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Billboard, Mix, EQ, Keyboard, Daily Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Magazine, Disney Channel Magazine, Sound & Recording, and Relix, among others.