Brad Fisher

Location New York

Technical Manager, New York Times Audio

Sound Engineer Record Producer
12 Projects

Work History

Technical Manager, Audio and Podcasts
The New York Times
Jul 2017 - Present
Greater New York City Area
• Design and maintain a state of the art multi-room recording studio at New York Times headquarters • Act as quality control for the sound of all New York Times audio • Oversee a worldwide team of freelance sound engineers • Handle sound design and mixing for complex narrative projects • Implement efficient workflow procedures for Pro Tools sessions with multiple collaborators • Help train and assist staff in studio procedure, Pro Tools operation, and recording best practices • Provide scoring for, and help source original music for use in podcasts • Coordinate audio content management system with existing Times infrastructure • Develop file management best practices with producers • Serve as the technical point person in the Times relationships with external platforms • Contribute to conversations about editorial and overall NYT audio strategy
Technical Director
American Public Media
Feb 2016 - Jul 2017
New York, NY
• Collaborate closely with show hosts, directors, producers and editors to accommodate a productive and creative broadcast environment • Establishes and maintains the highest standards of audio production, customer service, and technical knowledge for APM/Marketplace • Creatively chooses and applies the use of sound, vocals, interviews, created and natural elements to regularly produce both engaging and professionally crafted radio, elements, and promotion • Leads by example and works with Audio Engineering team to deliver to standards • Establishes and enforces clean and effective standard operating procedures and works with colleagues to train for and implement them • Leads planning, execution, and technical direction of live remote broadcasts • Works with other departments to remain up to date on all technical and content changes and modifications • Maintain expert knowledge and operational skill in digital audio production using in-house software-editing platforms • Establish and monitor any equipment necessary for live national broadcasts including ISDN, T1/E1, IP Network, signal processing and other systems • Manage studio operations for control and prevention of situations that are not conducive to the broadcast environment • Creates, maintains and disseminates various production and broadcast logs, emails as well as discrepancy and trouble reports to address and improve sound quality, and inform stakeholders of issues in need of resolution • Perform recording, live mixing; On-Air board operations, studio and stage/field mixing • Guide various staff(s) to effectively provide audio elements needed for live broadcast production and back up assistance during the show rolls • Troubleshoot; On-Air, In Person, Telephone/Email Support, Control Room operations
Audio Engineer
American Public Media
Aug 2015 - Feb 2016
New York, NY
• Support New York based APM/Marketplace staff reporters, hosts, editors, directors and producers in daily technical operations • Record, edit and mix audio elements, including tape sync interviews and live in-studio guests, selecting different platforms and equipment as needed to ... See more
Monitor Engineer, Stage Manager, Backline Tech
Manchester Orchestra
Apr 2014 - Jul 2015
• Manage all technical details for domestic tours, including equipment selection, coordinating load-in/load-out with local crews, and stage setup/cabling, as well as all instrument and technical maintenance • Set up six monitor mixes across various analog and digital consoles, making adjustments throughout set • Coordinate and run sound check along with front of house engineer and band, ensuring proper placement and levels of all equipment and instruments
Founding Partner and Co-Owner, Audio Engineer/Producer
Eldest Only Productions
Aug 2009 - Jun 2015
Greater Atlanta Area
• Chief engineer in charge of all setup and recording, post-production, mixing and mastering for a variety of clients, including record labels, independent artists, music libraries and film production companies, in both Eldest Only studio and numerous commercial recording facilities • Co-owned and operated state-of-the-art studio, curating and organizing a collection of high-quality equipment • Managed and trained staff of assistant engineers, organizing workload and providing guidance • Notable clients: Manchester Orchestra; Grouplove; Frightened Rabbit; Right Away, Great Captain!; A Rocket To The Moon; Whitestone Motion Pictures; Paul McDonald; O’Brother
Recording & Mix Engineer
Counterfeit Mistress Productions
Jun 2006 - Aug 2009
Greater Atlanta Area
• Handled all engineering duties for projects, including setup, running Pro Tools, editing, and mixing • Notable clients: Aaron Shust; Manchester Orchestra; Right Away, Great Captain!; Kristy Starling; Harrison Hudson; The Enemy Lovers
Live Sound Engineer, Booking
Berklee College of Music
Feb 2005 - May 2007
Greater Boston Area
• Front of House and monitor engineer in charge of designing, setting up, and running a live sound reinforcement system • Responsible for booking talent and managing the calendar of shows


Bachelor's degree
Berklee College of Music
2003 - 2007