Anne-Marie Suenram - Adventures in Sound Design and Audio Engineering

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Bio

Anne-Marie Suenram is a Mastering engineer associate of mastering engineer George Horn, a sound designer, and a mixing engineer. She is also a classically trained vocalist and pianist; self-taught in guitar, tin whistle, ukulele, and traditional Irish fiddling. As a musician, she has both performance and teaching experience.

Both her B.A. from Florida State University (2005) and M.A. from the University of Limerick (2008) are in music. She completed the San Francisco State University’s Music/Recording Industry Audio Engineering certificate program in the spring of 2014. She is also enrolled in classes at Foothill College to enhance her current skills and develop her skill set in sound design.

She is a certified user of Pro Tools 10 and Logic Pro 9.

Anne-Marie is available for hire for any audio projects, please use the contact page for contact information.

Engineering Credits

none, OBC-582, BM 6122 Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon In Paris - Baby Please Come Home! Willie Dixon, Memphis Slim Fantasy, Battle (2) 2015 Mastering Engineer
TEL-36019-01 An Oscar Peterson Christmas Oscar Peterson Telarc 2014 Mastering Engineer
SK 666606 6 Gin & Tonic DAAU Sony Classical 1998 Cutting Engineer
CRE-36121-01 Mad Men Christmas Various Concord Records 2013 Mastering Engineer
sv059, SV59 Die Electric Eels electric eels Superior Viaduct 2014 Mastering Engineer
plain204 American Caesar Iggy Pop Plain Recordings 2014 Mastering Engineer
C-7539, OJC-159 You Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce! Curtis Counce Original Jazz Classics, Contemporary Records 2014 Mastering Engineer
CJA-36020-01 White Christmas Rosemary Clooney Concord Jazz 2014 Mastering Engineer
11661-36126-01 I Am Shelby Lynne Shelby Lynne Rounder Records, Concord Records, Everso Records 2014 Mastering Engineer
OJC-670 (RS 9491) Monk In France Thelonious Monk Riverside Records 2014 Mastering Engineer
15805-1 Very Proud Of Ya AFI Nitro Records 2014 Mastering Engineer
15815-1 Shut Your Mouth And Open Your Eyes AFI Nitro Records 2014 Mastering Engineer
SV058 La Planète Sauvage (Original Soundtrack Recording) Alain Goraguer Superior Viaduct 2014 Mastering Engineer
RIV 36005-01 The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961 Bill Evans Riverside Records 2014 Mastering Engineer
88843050871, plain197 Girlfriend Matthew Sweet Volcano (2), Plain Recordings 2014 Mastering Engineer
PAB-36095-01 Muddy Waters • Paris, 1972 Muddy Waters Pablo Records 2014 Mastering Engineer
NITRO 15811-1 Answer That And Stay Fashionable AFI Nitro Records 2014 Mastering Engineer
4m246 Tell Mama Etta James 4 Men With Beards 2014 Mastering Engineer
NITRO 15894-2 Black Sails In The Sunset AFI Nitro Records 2014 Mastering Engineer
SV060 Spin Age Blasters / Bunnies Electric Eels Superior Viaduct 2014 Mastering Engineer
15835-1 The Art Of Drowning AFI Nitro Records 2014 Mastering Engineer
DE-081 Split Nu-Sound II Crew, Magnus II Dark Entries 2015 Cutting Engineer
SV034 Pink Section Pink Section Superior Viaduct 2015 Cutting Engineer
VIRUS 475 Fannie Mae Jello Biafra And The New Orleans Raunch And Soul All-Stars Alternative Tentacles 2015 Mastering Engineer
DE-104 Lamborghini / Petrol Severed Heads Dark Entries 2015 Cutting Engineer
AM001 Pheromone Meerenai Shim Aerocade Music 2015 Mastering Engineer
SV044 Je Ne Connais Pas Cet Homme Areski - Brigitte Fontaine Superior Viaduct 2015 Mastering Engineer
VIRUS 455 Rest In Pain Really Red Alternative Tentacles 2015 Mastering Engineer
SV078 Satisfaction The Residents Superior Viaduct 2015 Mastering Engineer
DE-088 Private Plane / International Thomas Leer Dark Entries 2015 Cutting Engineer
SV066, B0020981-01 Mingus Plays Piano (Spontaneous Compositions And Improvisations) Charles Mingus Superior Viaduct, Universal Music Special Markets 2015 Cutting Engineer
VIRUS 400 Walk On Jindal's Splinters Jello Biafra And The New Orleans Raunch And Soul All-Stars Alternative Tentacles 2015 Cutting Engineer
SV068 Visitations Jon Gibson (2) Superior Viaduct 2015 Mastering Engineer
DSS-5002, DSS 5002, LP-DSS-5002 Oogum Boogum Brenton Wood The Bicycle Music Company 2015 Mastering Engineer
RS 9459, RLP-9459, OJC-261 Boss Guitar Wes Montgomery Riverside Records, Riverside Stereophonic, Original Jazz Classics 2015 Mastering Engineer
plain202 No Need To Argue The Cranberries Plain Recordings 2015 Mastering Engineer
0888072361362 Explorations The Bill Evans Trio Concord Music Group, Inc. 2015 Mastering Engineer
SPC-36016-01 Greatest Hits Little Richard Specialty 2015 Mastering Engineer
B0020980-01, SV070 Universal Consciousness Alice Coltrane Superior Viaduct, Universal Music Special Markets 2015 Mastering Engineer
RLP-223, OJC-025 New Jazz Conceptions Bill Evans Riverside Records, Original Jazz Classics 2015 Mastering Engineer
SV079 Forming Germs Superior Viaduct 2015 Mastering Engineer
FAN-36454-01 Soundtrack Recording From The Film : One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Jack Nitzsche Fantasy 2015 Mastering Engineer
VIRUS 456 New Strings For Old Puppets Really Red Alternative Tentacles 2015 Mastering Engineer
FAN-36996-01 The Lord Of The Rings Leonard Rosenman Fantasy 2015 Mastering Engineer
F 1028 In Europe Big Mama Thornton Arhoolie Records 2015 Mastering Engineer
FAN-37501-01 Peanuts Greatest Hits Vince Guaraldi Trio Fantasy 2015 Mastering Engineer
P-7053, OJC-016, 00888072361942, LP 7053 Monk Sonny Rollins, Frank Foster, Thelonious Monk Prestige, Universal Music Group International, Original Jazz Classics 2015 Mastering Engineer
WSD25CD Telepaths The Kramford Look Wonderfulsound 2015 Mastering Engineer
URLP341 Trans​-​Atlantic Psych Classics Vol. 1 The Electric Peanut Butter Company Ubiquity 2015 Mastering Engineer
B0020524-01, plain199 Independent Worm Saloon Butthole Surfers Capitol Records, Plain Recordings 2015 Mastering Engineer
SV071 Barricade 3 ZNR Superior Viaduct 2015 Mastering Engineer
B0021507-01, SV065 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady Charles Mingus Superior Viaduct, Universal Music Special Markets 2015 Cutting Engineer
36453-01 The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings Tony Bennett, Bill Evans Fantasy 2015 Mastering Engineer
F 1032 Big Mama The Queen At Monterey Big Mama Thornton Arhoolie Records 2015 Mastering Engineer
FAN-36994-01 Amadeus The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner Fantasy 2015 Mastering Engineer
STX-36022-01 Christmas In Soulsville Various Stax 2015 Cutting Engineer
SV081 Adult Books X (5) Superior Viaduct 2015 Mastering Engineer
INT 3006 The Transformers: The Movie (Original Motion Picture Score) Vince DiCola Intrada 2015 Mastering Engineer
Virus 471 This Is Not For Children Mischief Brew Alternative Tentacles 2015 Cutting Engineer
0888072360259 In Italy Thelonious Monk Universal International Music B.V., Concord Music Group, Inc. 2015 Mastering Engineer
SV082 Love Canal / Ha Ha Ha Flipper Superior Viaduct 2015 Mastering Engineer
FAN-37508-01 The Definitive Vince Guaraldi Vince Guaraldi Fantasy 2015 Mastering Engineer
plain203 Suicaine Gratifaction Paul Westerberg Plain Recordings 2015 Mastering Engineer
SV100 La Jetée Chris Marker Superior Viaduct 2016 Cutting Engineer
FAN-36153-01 Creedence Clearwater Revival 1969 Archive Box Creedence Clearwater Revival Concord Music Group, Inc. 2016 Mastering Engineer
FAN00061 Jazz Dispensary: Holiday Treats Various Fantasy 2016 Mastering Engineer
WPR046CD West End Coast Young Gun Silver Fox Wax Poetics Records 2016 Mastering Engineer
DE-134 Sandy Eyes Zwischenfall Dark Entries 2016 Cutting Engineer
SV098 You & You DNA (4) Superior Viaduct 2016 Cutting Engineer
BMC-39641-1 The Independent Years 1983-2004 Social Distortion The Bicycle Music Company 2016 Cutting Engineer
4M248, none Last Night Blues Sonny Terry, Lightnin' Hopkins 4 Men With Beards, Prestige Bluesville 2016 Mastering Engineer
FAN-39644-01 Keystone Companions - The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings Merl Saunders, Jerry Garcia Fantasy 2016 Mastering Engineer
SV106 Dream Baby Dream Suicide Superior Viaduct 2016 Mastering Engineer
INT 3003 Warlock (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Jerry Goldsmith Intrada 2016 Mastering Engineer
4M249 Smokes Like Lightning Lightnin' Hopkins 4 Men With Beards, Prestige Bluesville 2016 Mastering Engineer
SV094 Call Me Burroughs William S. Burroughs Superior Viaduct 2016 Cutting Engineer
SV105 Cheree / I Remember Suicide Superior Viaduct 2016 Mastering Engineer
SV116 Room To Live The Fall Superior Viaduct 2016 Cutting Engineer
PREMIUM COOL 7001 My Prescription Bobby Womack Premium Cool Records 2016 Mastering Engineer
PREMIUM COOL 7002 The Womack "Live" Bobby Womack Premium Cool Records 2016 Mastering Engineer
SV113 Grotesque (After The Gramme) The Fall Superior Viaduct 2016 Cutting Engineer
DE-138 Like This For Ages Cupol Dark Entries 2016 Cutting Engineer
PREMIUM COOL 7000 Fly Me To The Moon Bobby Womack Premium Cool Records 2016 Mastering Engineer
4M250 Good Times Shakey Jake 4 Men With Beards 2016 Mastering Engineer
DE-130 Dance It Down / Jamaica Running The Pool Dark Entries 2016 Cutting Engineer
INT 3005 Clash Of The Titans Laurence Rosenthal Intrada 2016 Mastering Engineer
SV048 Outside The Dream Syndicate Tony Conrad, Faust Superior Viaduct 2016 Cutting Engineer
INT 3001 Troll (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Richard Band Intrada 2016 Mastering Engineer
NTO-39692-01 Hitler Bad, Vandals Good The Vandals Nitro Records 2016 Cutting Engineer
GR-1005 Kindred Spirits Paul Yonemura Girod Records 2017 Mastering Engineer
ST-001 Amazing Lover The Ruckazoid Steady Trippin' 2017 Cutting Engineer
CR00001 The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk Riverside Records, Craft Recordings 2017 Mastering Engineer
NTO00001 The Offspring The Offspring Nitro Records 2017 Cutting Engineer
702197, 702-197 Mindless Entertainment Control Freaks (5) Slovenly Recordings 2017 Cutting Engineer
DJS 104 Untitled Various DJ Classic Mastercuts 2009 Cutting Engineer

Resume

Experience Experience

  • [April 2014 - Present]

    I am currently the associate and apprentice of the legendary Bay Area mastering engineer George Horn. Under his tutelage, I edit the audio files, master the audio, burn both CD references and masters, QA the master CDs, cut the lacquer for the vinyl masters, and prepare the finished products and ship them to mastering plants.

  • [February 2014 - May 2014]

    I loaded and unloaded client's gear, assisted the office staff, maintained the studios and lounges, and set up and tore down gear for recording and mixing sessions. When time permitted, I observed and assisted in both recording and mixing sessions.

  • [November 2013]

    I was a recording engineer for the progressive rock band Points North. My work entailed setup, Pro Tools DAW operation, audio editing and vocal coaching.

  • [September 2013 - March 2014]

    I am assisting with the recording of the Palo Alto Philharmonic Orchestra. I record the orchestra's concerts at the First Baptist Church in Palo Alto. That recording is then mixed and mastered by me for sale by Suenram Productions.

  • [June 2013 - December 2013]

    I interned at Bruce Tambling's studio as an audio editor (dialog, sound effects, ...) and managing sound library files.

  • [December 2012 - Present]

    This is my own studio for compsition, sound design, audio recording, editing and mixing.

    I have created vocal and instrumental arrangements of songs of various genres for performance purposes.

  • [December 2010 - September 2011]

    I taught music theory and piano basics to students on a one-on-one basis from the beginner level to Grade 6. My students ages ranged from 6 to 18 years of age. I communicated regularly with the students' parents. At Christmastime, I organized an end-of-term concert to give my students performance experience.

Education Education

  • Foothill's owl [2013 - Present]

    At Foothill College I am pursuing Pro Tools Expert certification in Game Audio, Music Production, and Post-Production. I am also following a curriculum for Sound Design for the film and gaming industries with training in foley and usage of sound libraries.

  • SFSU [2012 - 2014]

    The Music/Recording Industry (MRI) certificate is designed for students who want to gain a solid foundation in the music business and/or recording industry. I trainined as an audio engineer with a focus in recording, mixing and mastering both in practical environments (professional studios) and in the classroom.

  • UL [2007 - 2009]

    My thesis was the study of the music and singing of the Kilmore Carolers in County Wexford. It required interviews of some of the Carolers and outside sources as well as studying historical documents to create my own understanding and interpretation in performance.

  • FSU [2001 - 2005]

    In 2001, I was awarded the National Hispanic Scholar Scholarship from Florida State University. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Honors Program, with a Minor in French and a Performance Certificate in Voice. In summer 2004, I studied Spanish language and culture in Valencia, Spain. I was a member of the the FSU Irish Ensemble and their first vocalist.

Skills and certifications Skills and Certifications

  • Pt logo Avid Pro Tools
    • Avid Certified User.

    I am currently at 110 level and working towards expert certification. I have used it in recording sessions, mixing and sound design.

  • logic logo Apple Logic Pro 9
    • Certified Pro Level 1

    I recently passed level one certification [101 exam], working towards level two. I have used it mostly for arrangement and composition.

  • waves logo Waves Plugins
    • Waves Gold Certification

    Waves makes some really amazing plugins that I use quite a lot... including the wonderful REDD console. I am currently working on this certification as part of my studies at Foothill.

  • unity Unity 3D

    Unity is a wonderful environment for the development of indie games. All my game audio examples on my portfolio have been created with this tool. I am quite competent on the audio integration part of it, and have basic javascript and C# scripting knowledge.

References References

  • George Horn (website)

    George is my mentor during my training as a Mastering Engineer. He is the legendary Chief Mastering Engineer at Fantasy Studios. Over his career, George has remixed or remastered albums by artists such as Charles Mingus, The Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Santana.

  • Michael S. Rosen (website)

    Michael is a Grammy Award-winning Producer/Engineer. He was my Mixing and Audio Production instructor at SFSU.

  • Bryan Matheson (website)

    Bryan is the owner of Skyline Studios in Oakland. He was my instructor for my Intermediate Recording Workshop, which took place in his studio in the spring of 2013. This fall I will be attending his Live Sound Workshop.

  • Eric Kuehnl (website)

    Eric has a large experience in sound design and music having worked with Sony, Pixar, LucasArts, EA, ... He is also a certified expert and Avid instructor. Eric was my Pro Tools instructor at SFSU, and now at Foothill College, where I am attending his classes in sound design, game audio and post-production.

  • Bruce Tambling (website)

    Bruce is the Co-Director of the Music Technology Program at Foothill College. He also owns the Beautiful Reynolds Circle studio in San Jose, where I am interning this summer.

My gear

This is a list of the equipment I own and use for my work.

DAW and Sound Design Software

  • Avid Pro tools 10/11

    This is my primary DAW, I will probably switch over to Pro Tools 11 when it is more stable and most of my plug-ins are supported.

    I am considering investing in the HD version in the future.

  • Apple Logic Pro 9/X

    I am training for certification in Logic Pro 9. I use this DAW when I need to work on 5.1 or when I need some of its cool features like the Flex Tool to adjust vocals.

  • Unity

    I use Unity as a tools to learn game audio integration and for games/projects that use it, although I plan to learn FMOD and wWise too.

Monitors

  • Pelonis

    Pelonis Model 42

    These monitors are amazing, they are incredibly accurate (specially in the mid-range and the highs) and they allow to judge the dynamics pretty well. They lack a bit on the sub 70Hz area, so I have to complement with my KRKs to get a complete idea.

  • KRK

    KRK Rokit 5

    They are small, but they cover the spectrum pretty well and are quite accurate. Since I got my Pelonis I use them to verify that the lows of my mixed are balanced and as a secondary monitoring source.

Microphones

Audio interfaces and Recording Devices

  • Lucid ADA88192 ad/da

  • focusrite

    Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56

    This little jewel is my current audio interface. It has very low latency and very clear pre-amps, as well as enough inputs to mic an entire drum kit.

  • focusrite

    Zoom H4n

    The H4n is my field recorder for both music production and sound design.

    Its pre-amps are quite good considering its size and that it can run on batteries. In addition to that, it is possible to connect two external mics.

    ... and the Tuner is very handy as well.

Analog Hardware Processors

  • bluey76

    Bluey76 Limiting Amplifier

    Clone of the vintage UREI 1176LN rev F. compressor. Hand-crafted in my studio, and modified to suit my taste. It has a warm tone compared to the original, but gives a very natural sound. It's still very new to the family, so I'll update when I have used it in my mixing projects.

  • Dual Custom made UREI 1176LN rev D. compressor

  • quad8

    Dual Custom made Quad 8 444 Mastering EQ

    This amazing sounding EQ was designed at my studio, just running it flat gives something to the sound.

Analog Preamps

  • Neve BA283 preamp (1 channel)

  • SCA N72 preamp (2 channels)

  • ClassicApi VP25 preamp (2 channels)

  • Gyraf G9 Tube preamp (2 channels)

DSP Plugins

  • uad2

    Universal Audio

    • UAD-2 Octo
    • LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler
    • Teletronix LA-2A Leveler Collection
    • 1176 LN & SE Limiting Amplifiers
    • Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer
    • Studer A800
    • Pultec Passive EQ Collection
    • Millenia NSEQ-2
    • RealVerb Pro Room Modeler
    • CS-1 ChannelStrip
    • Neve 88RS Channel Strip
    • EMT 140 Plate Reverb
    • EP-34 Tape Echo
    • Ampex ATR-102 Tape
    • Fairchild 670 Compressor
    • Fatso Jr/Sr Tape Sim & Compressor
    • Manley Massive Passive EQ
    • SSL G series Bus Compressor
    • Maag EQ4
    • API Vision Channel Strip
    • Oxford EQ

Native Plugins

  • waves

    Waves

    • REDD console
    • Waves Diamond Bundle
    • L3 Multimaximizer
  • slate

    Slate Digital

    • Trigger Platinum