The Five Percent

Profiles of Women in Audio

Annie Elise

Producer - Artist

SoundGirls Spotlight Emily Magpie Mastering Engineer

CK Barlow

Composer - Producer - Multi-Instrumentalist

SoundGirls Spotlight Emily Magpie Mastering Engineer

Zoe Thrall – Love of Gear, Recording, and Music Makers

Zoe Thrall is a groundbreaker and a legend with 40+ years working in the music industry. She spent years working as an engineer and studio manager for Power Station Studios and Hit Factory Studios in NYC, then touring with Steven Van Zandt and his band, The Disciples of Soul. In 2005, she relocated to Las...

Griselda Jiménez the First Woman Sound Engineer in México

Griselda Jiménez is the first woman sound engineer in México, working for Mr. Vicente Fernández (among many other representative icons of Mexican popular music) for more than thirty years. Her hallmark, beyond her professionalism and dedication, was her interest in transmitting what the artist is feeling, which is why artists wished to work with her.

Griselda Jiménez Primera Mujers Ingeniera de Sonido en México

Griselda Jiménez primera ingeniera de sonido en México, trabajó por más de treinta años para el Sr. Vicente Fernández, entre muchos otros íconos representativos de la escena musical popular mexicana. El sello que la caracterizó además de su profesionalismo y entrega, fue el interés por transmitir al público lo que el artista estaba sintiendo en...

Jeanne Montalvo – Grammy-Nominated Audio Engineer and Radio producer

Jeanne Montalvo is a Grammy-nominated audio engineer and radio producer. In 2017, she was nominated for a Grammy Award as Mastering Engineer for Vladimir Horowitz: The Unreleased Live Recordings, and her recording of Multiverse by Bobby Sanabria's Latin Jazz Big Band was nominated for Best Latin Jazz Album at the 2012 Grammy Awards. In 2018...

Rachel Field—Studio Owner and Mastering Engineer

Rachel Field is a co-owner and mastering engineer at Resonant Mastering in Seattle, Washington. In addition to her expertise in mastering, Rachel also has experience (over her 11 years in the industry) working as a recording, mix, and live sound engineer. Rachel’s credits include acts such as Eddie Vedder, Brandi Carlile, Pearl Jam, Thunderpussy, Whitney...

Twi McCallum – Sound Designer

Twi McCallum works on sound design for theater, post-production, audiobooks, and commercials. She has been freelancing since 2018 for Broadway, off-Broadway, and for regional theatres. Twi recently started working full-time at Skywalker Sound in sound editorial, and she will be relocating from NYC to the Bay Area.

Dana Jae: Studio, Film, & Live Sound Engineer

In the audio landscape of Northern California and beyond, Dana Jae has done it all these past 30 years: live sound, film sound (production and post), purchasing, studio recording, mixing, mastering, and education.

An Interview with Lebo Poen

I have also witnessed women alongside me who did not have the heart to keep pushing toward their dreams of creating albums or even going into specializing when it comes to sound engineering. They settled for "safer" jobs and changed careers. The discrimination was too much to handle. My heart cries out to them...

Lisa Kacos: Producer, Educator, and Musician

​ Lisa Kacos currently leads interactive online workshops such as the forthcoming Music Theory for Producers Workshop held April 30th through Omni Sound Project, where she is a core faculty member for 2022, as well as a popular Rhythm for Songwriters course. As a musician, she writes and records her own music and has played with...