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Audio Engineering Services by Michael Gray

Passion for Sound

Afloat Productions

The Afloat Advantage

  • Great sound that translates to your listeners.
  • Committed to ensure your satisfaction with the review process.
  • Respectful of time sensitive deadlines.
  • Clients are welcome to stay involved.
  • Pre-production consultation.

Enhance your sound...

Film Makers

Are you ready for Audio Post? Dialog levels uneven, music without impact, sound effects dry?
Our Results
An immersive and cinematic soundtrack, ready for the big screen!

Afloat's Process

Edit and mix the soundtrack to be engaging to match the onscreen.

Scenes with excessive noise are handled by running de-noising processes including broadband noise reduction and spectral repair. Unwanted background sounds may distract the listener. Automating the volume of dialog, and matching different sources increases the intelligibility of the script. Music and effects are manipulated and balanced to create the atmosphere of the film.

Music Entrepreneurs

Is your song missing that edge or big sound familiar with other hit songs? Flat vocals, timing issues, doesn't translate to your car?
Our Results
A refined mix that is enjoyable to listen to, chart-worthy!


Afloat's Process

Edit the shaky spots, give it some unique production elements, and mix the song/album for commercial draw.

Vocals that need help with intonation, can be tuned. Rough patches can quickly be edited or compiled from other takes. Adding space and depth make for a more full sound. Production sound elements are created for ear candy. Balance the mix “in the box” or on a console, your choice.

Media Curators

Your audio media needs editing and it doesn’t quite sound right, maybe poorly captured or recorded outdoors. It needs to playback on all devices, and the sound quality needs to reach its full potential.
Our Results
Non-distracting, improved fidelity, increased loudness, and peace of mind knowing it sounds great everywhere!


Afloat's Process

Edit out the bad stuff, make it sound better and audible for streaming.

Organize, edit, remove the noises/clicks/pops from the audio. Sound effects may be added for enhanced storytelling. Equalize and compress the dynamic range to clearly play out of computer speakers and portable devices. This mastering step ensures a consistent quality across any playback system.

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He is a deep listener. I can relax, and feel confident when he does the heavy lifting.
Ricky Fataar
Producer/Drummer for Bonnie Raitt

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Michael is an honest, hard working audio engineer. He has the kind of work ethic and technical ability that is hard to find… Michael can be counted on, which is essential to me.
Michelle Schmitt
Singer/Songwriter/Studio Owner

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Michael was a key player in getting my short film into the Friars Club Comedy Film Festival. He's a 5 star professional who I highly recommend. Michael's got great skills and always come through in the clutch! Now my short is getting a great reception on the festival circuit and in Hwood.
Murphy Hooker
Writer/Film Director/Producer

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Michael did the sound design and re record for a short film I made. He did a fantastic job. Although the budget was tight, Michael's work was very thorough and detailed … I have worked with 'big time' sound mixers in the past and think that Michael is as good if not better than some of them.
Nick Tomnay
Director “Swimming to France”

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Michael delivers. Let me be clear - media production in our industry is part of series of elements that MUST hit schedules along the lean-manufacturing process. It also requires creativity and a focus on small details but without the luxury of extra time. Under Michael's direction, Afloat Productions meets ALL the promised deadlines and exceeds the quality expectations routinely … He takes the extra time in the beginning stages to understand the big picture, not just his contribution. This is why he is our Audio Studio of choice.
Vincent Caminiti
Managing Director at STI Books and Media

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My band began working with Afloat Productions two years ago, and since then, we've turned to Michael Gray and company for all our audio production and engineering needs. I honestly cannot express enough the amount of professionalism and expertise he brought to our project. Michael Gray was always available, reliable and willing to go above and beyond to make things sound great.
Zubiar Jeewanjee
The La Las

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Michael Gray is consistently on time, on point and on target with the final products that he delivers to his clients … He shows immediate care and understanding for every project that comes his way, being sure to stay in constant communication with his client so that they can move forward together in the right direction.
Michael Roache
Studio Manager, Pyramind

Services

Audio Editing
Audio Production
Mixing
Composition
Sound Design