Hi! I’m Michael Helms. Thanks for stopping by.

Michael The Sound Guy
Michael The Sound Guy

At the start of my career, I worked in a number of recording studios as an audio engineer in New York City.  So much care was taken in recording the best audio possible.  We used the best microphones and equipment available and the studios were designed to isolate the studio from the outside world.

When I started doing location sound, I was surprised to learn that many were using inexpensive microphones with no mixer to record audio on-set. Voiceovers in the field were recorded with the shotgun mic mounted right on the camera! Often due to budget constraints, audio is the weakest link. Recording quality sound on-set and mixing an incredible soundtrack for the completed project is critical to telling your story.

My mission is to help educate others on how critical good sound recording is and, more importantly, how to do it right. Please comment and let me know what you think.