Levitin Productions Scott Levitin - Recording Engineer - Specializing in acoustical / classical music recording


As producer and recording engineer:

Ravel: Miroirs and Gaspard de la Nuit, Sarah Cahill, piano. New Albion #NA-096CD

As recording engineer (highlights):

Bach: Works For Violin Solo, Lara St. John, violin. Well-Tempered #WTP-5180

Cello: Subliminal Blues & Greens. d-Note Classics #DND-1011

New Music: Piano Compositions by Henry Cowell, (4 different pianists). New Albion #NA-03CD

Spanish Gold: Victoria Drake, harp. Well-Tempered #WTP-5179

Over 300 recordings of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, as recording engineer for their national radio broadcasts from 1978-1983. During this same period, many live recordings of various other musical groups and artists performing in Los Angeles, including:

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Los Angeles Master Chorale
California EAR Unit
Guarneri String Quartet
La Salle String Quartet
Marilyn Horne
Rudolf Serkin
The New Century Chamber Orchestra's 1993-94 season for radio broadcast.



Warner-Elektra-Atlantic Studios, Burbank, CA (4/2000 to current)
Freelance Mastering Engineer: mastering, digital editing, and quality control.

Saul Zaentz Film Center, Berkeley, CA (6/93 to 8/97)
Digital Audio Specialist and Sound Editor. This facility provides audio post-production for feature films, completing about 20-25 "Hollywood" films a year. Using Sonic Solutions digital audio workstations, I trained freelance film sound editors, and edited dialogue on several films. I assisted in managing their fiber optic network of 15 Sonic Solutions systems, and wrote tutorials.

Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA (9/90 to 5/93)
Sonic Solutions NoNOISE™ Consultant and Engineer. This recording studio is part of Fantasy Records. I was responsible for all of the audio "de-noising" for outside clients, using a digital audio computer workstation called the NoNOISE™ system. For the majority of these projects, I would also prepare the CD premasters. Most of my clients were in Los Angeles and New York.

Prosonus, Los Angeles, CA (4/87 to 8/90)
Production Director. This company produced CD's: a library containing musical instrument samples, music CD's and technical CD's. Prosonus also provided two services: NoNOISE (see above), and CD pre-mastering. I oversaw all production: CD pre-production, recording, digital editing, CD pre-mastering, printing; NoNOISE work; music recording and mixing; managing personnel, budgets, and facilities planning. In addition, I was the producer and engineer for the majority of Prosonus CD releases.

Producer's 1 Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA (4/87 to 1/88)
Staff recording engineer and Synclavier programmer. Synclavier work included programming during recording sessions, sound design, sampling, and processing and filtering of samples.

Different Fur Recording, San Francisco, CA (2/85 to 2/87)
Staff recording engineer. Worked on many sessions, including record albums, film scores, and TV ads.

KUSC-FM, Los Angeles, CA (12/78 to 8/83)
Audio engineer for the Los Angeles Philharmonic weekly national radio broadcasts, responsible for both the live recording and the post-production. Pre-production and chief audio engineering for the 1981 Contemporary Music Festival at California Institute of the Arts. This involved recording in five separate spaces, with over 30 different stage setups in four days.



University of Southern California
Graduate with Bachelor of Arts degree in Music/Recording Arts, 1983. This is a self-designed major in the Interdisciplinary Studies honors program. The major consisted of about one-half music courses, and about one-half technical courses related to recording, including math, physics, electronics, acoustics, etc.

(References available upon request.)