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About Michael Daly

Professional, tech-savvy, and detail-oriented, Michael Daly has experience in sound recording and design

across many forms and genres of media. From recording music in the studio, to recording film dialogue

on set, to writing algorithms to analyze and process sound signals, he has dipped his toes into a wide

variety of fields—but he’s far from seen it all.

 

Michael Daly’s interest in sound recording and design began as a middle schooler living in Chantilly,

VA. During these years he first acquired an affinity for music as he started to teach himself to play

his dad’s old guitar. It was also during this time that he began experimenting with digital audio

workstations, recording himself playing on Garageband and making digital arrangements over it.

In high school he picked up electric bass and double bass, branched out to other DAWs, and got

experience working live sound for his school’s musicals and plays. At this point he decided he

wanted to pursue a degree in the recording arts in college, an ambition which he followed the

whole way through.

As a student in the Music Production and Recording Technology (MPRT) bachelor’s program at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA, Michael started out recording student recitals and working live sound for jazz concerts for practicum courses. As the work for the program moved into the studio, Michael also began arranging and recording covers of songs, as well as composing some music of his own, chiefly electronic and rock-based in nature. However, during his senior year he began branching out into film production, recording sound for multiple student films as well as one professional film, Sides, directed by the university’s own Cedric Hill.

However, Michael’s interests do not end with music and film. Before he had even acquired his affinity for music, he was gifted in mathematics, and throughout his college years he has endeavored to obtain a second degree in Computer Science. While he is graduating from Shenandoah University with only the first degree, he plans to continue work on the second at George Mason University the fall after. He hopes to apply this knowledge in the more technical side of audio, such as engineering and digital signal processing.

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