SoundGirls Spotlight

Dresage / Keeley Bumford

Artist - Producer - Composer

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Los Angeles, CA

How did you become a producer/sound engineer?
I wanted the power of sculpting my sound and not having to rely on anyone to move projects forward. I also studied music production & engineering at Berklee in Boston.

What advice would you give students either going into school or just graduating about getting a job in this industry?
I would say to make sure your home recording/demo ability is super efficient and pro-sounding. I was able to have so many doors open for me just by being a vocalist who knew how to record myself when I first started out. Also, collaboration is key for community building!

What are the major qualities required to be a good sound engineer in your opinion?
The ability to take the foundation of proper techniques you have and break rules in the name of creativity.

What is your recording/producing philosophy?
Always be recording or you might lose the melody/take/idea!

What producers/engineers inspire/inspired you?
Susan Rogers was a mentor of mine while I was in school, I admire her very much. My community of women in audio/production rising together are who keep me going. Folks like AG, Little Monarch, Rachel K Collier, Bad Snacks, Mini Bear, LP Giobbi, Ebonie Smith, Jett Galindo, Jasmine Chen, Tori Letzler, and the list goes on!

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