Streaming Audio Clinic (2021 program)

Brian Walker
Music 1
Instruments & misc. / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Real-time event on festival day with pre-registration required. You can find the registration link near the top of the program page when the link is ready.

The Streaming Audio Clinic is an informal workshop where Brian will discuss low-cost options for musicians interested in improving their audio for zoom, internet jamming or home recording. No previous experience is necessary — the workshop is designed for musicians with little or no experience with home audio setups. He’ll talk about what is required to get started and there will be plenty of time for questions.

Brian is an in-demand audio professional whose diverse skills allow him to be equally at home in a wide variety of audio production environments.
After spending many years recording, mixing and mastering audio, he moved into software production where he served as audio director at LeapFrog educational games for 16 years. There he managed a team of composers and sound designers to create unique game audio experiences that facilitate both learning and engagement. In addition, Brian honed his skills at writing scripts, directing voice talent and editing concatenated speech for toys and text-to-speech applications.

Brian is currently working with several well-known silicon valley companies to help develop state of the art speech for their personal voice assistants.

In addition to his work in the software and games industries, Brian has engineered hundreds of live remote recordings and broadcasts throughout his career and is considered an expert at live direct-to-two-track recording. His highly acclaimed work for Bud Spangler’s long-running “Sunday Night Suites” radio broadcasts were recorded at a variety of San Francisco Bay Area venues, including most of the premier concert halls in the area as well as the prestigious Monterey Jazz festival.

He also spent a decade as a touring FOH engineer / Tour Manager, working with a variety of artists and traveling extensively in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia working in medium to large sized concert halls and at festivals.
Brian continues to work as an in-demand live sound engineer at San Francisco Bay Area venues. He is a staff engineer at the Freight & Salvage, in addition to doing freelance work at other venues and music festivals.