The Five Percent

Profiles of Women in Audio

The Ground Breakers

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Darryn de la Soul- Passing it on to the next generation

Audio Engineer and creator of, Darryn de la Soul is passionate about taking the knowledge she and other engineers have gained through experience and passing it on and helping qualified people find work.

Adventures in Sound

Live Sound Engineer Kim Greiss has been working in the business since the early 90s. Having spent years at such San Fran fixtures as the Warfield, Shoreline, Slims, and the Filmore, Kim also has done her share of touring.

A Walk in the Park- Magali Couturier

Magali Couturier has been working as an independent Monitor Engineer for 19 years. She’s toured with The Dandy Warhols, Rufus Wainwright, My Bloody Valentine, Gary Numan, Duffy, Nick Lowe, Natasha Beddingfield and more.

Karen Kane – Woodstock Inspires A Life in Music

Inspired after attending Woodstock in 1969, Karen Kane began a journey that would start by learning to play music and wind up forty years later as a well-respected audio engineer with countless awards to her name, owning a professional studio, and teaching the next generation of audio engineers.

The Ones That Make it Have a Gift- Melissa Britton

Independent engineer Melissa Britton has been mixing monitors for Jazz great Dave Koz since 2001. She spent her early days mixing five nights/week in night clubs and working for Dowlen Sound in Colorado.

Traveling the Long Road – Karrie Keyes

Beginning her career in live sound at the age of 18, Karrie Keyes has been the monitor engineer for Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder for 27 years. She’s also spent 10 years 1990-2000 as monitor engineer for Red Hot Chili Peppers and has mixed a very diverse list of additional artists.

It’s about the Music- Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato

With a career that spans more than 25 years, Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato has made a living mixing FOH for a wide variety of artists and musical styles. Starting with the band ‘Spin Doctors’ in 1992, Michelle has been touring the world as an independent FOH Engineer, mixing major label artists.

High Tech Gypsy – Amy Powelson

Amy Powelson goes where the work is and where the wind blows, working in professional audio for over 20 years. Amy most commonly works as a FOH engineer for corporate and broadcast events, and as a monitor engineer on festivals.

Teaching the Next Generation: Barbara Adams

Barbara Adams has a full plate. Not only is she the Full time House Engineer at Tin Angel- a listening room in Philadelphia, part time engineer at World Cafe Live, also in Phili.,
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