Michael Thomas Silva
Mixer and Audio Engineer
Post Audio for Film
My team and I are here to help your audience experience your vision.
Your sound mix is one of the most important steps in the process to give your film project the cinematic feel. No matter the format (Dolby Atmos, 7.1, 5.1, and stereo). I make sure your mix translates anywhere from the theater to the living room. Immersing the audience in your vision while making sure the mix and stems meet required specifications(Theatrical, Netflix, Hulu, Etc.).
This is the absolutely necessary part of the post audio process where dialog is cleaned up, repaired, and isolated. Making sure it can sit properly in the environment of a given scene. Making every line/shot transition seamlessly.
Sound Design and Foley
In film most of what you hear aside from the dialog is placed in post. This process insures an immersive surreal experience for the audience. This also allows the separation of dialog to submit separate stems for outside markets, and marketing. Utilizing any number of sound effects, stingers, and impacts; this is how your film becomes larger than life.
Dolby Atmos/Spatial Audio Mixing & Mastering
Using state of the art software, Dolby Atmos Renderer, and analog outboard gear;I take your raw recorded tracks and blend them to taste. Dolby Atmos spatial audio is the latest, and most immersive format you can provide your audience. This format gives you a 360 degree soundstage and future proofs your mix to be enjoyed by listeners for decades to come.
Using state of the art software, and analog outboard gear;I take your raw recorded tracks and blend them to taste. I run most of my mixes to tape(Telefunken M15)(prior to mastering)for that added depth and fatness only real tape can provide.
This is where your mix comes alive. I run most mixes to tape(Telefunken M15)(prior to mastering)for that added depth and fatness only real tape can provide. Using the state of the art software as well as analog outboard gear I'll take your mix and gives it that punch, polish, and sheen that will make your music shine. This is the final step in the process that makes your song ready for distribution. Be it itunes, CD, or film, your audience will be impressed.
Book your time to record with me at your favorite studio. Contact to request your dates.
(Sessions in my private studio are available for select clients)
This includes fades, cuts, rearranging, drum time alignment, vocal tuning etc.. A deposit of half of total estimated charges required to schedule.
This is typically management for production of a given project. I can oversee the artistic direction, sound, studio musicians, and post production for your project.
I grew up in a musical family surrounded by it. Early on my passion was evident, and my future in music/audio production would be my only path.
As the former Chief Engineer at Blackbeard Recording Studios(Houston, TX)of 6 years; I have over 16 years of experience working in audio and music. Since going freelance in early 2018, I have been able to be more selective and follow the projects I am absolutely passionate about. I try to push the boundaries of recording and audio production. My team and I have the ability to capture the vibe and feel of a given project and bring it to life. Accentuating and embellishing the client's original idea, I aim to create a dreamscape, eliminating the distance between the client's mind and the audience.