Jamie Billings

Producer, sound designer, audio nerd. My goal is for every student to leave their courses with even more love for creating music and sound than they had when entering it. I have a deep love for lofi approaches, vintage synthesizers, and making tracks sound a little more unique.

Work With Jamie

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About Jamie

Jamie is a professional sound designer, composer, and music technologist passionate about making records, synthesizers, interactive audio, and syncing sound and music to picture.

She has a wealth of diverse experiences, including creating sound and playing keys live for Kiran Gandhi (M.I.A.'s drummer) on her world tour; working as the Audio Designer at MIT Game Lab; leading workshops on DAWs, recording, and post production at NYU; working with Avid on Pro Tools 11 on the AIR plugin team; rigging studios as a studio support specialist in EPD at Berklee College of Music; working with AKAI to create hardware; creating sound and music for slot machine games out in Reno; and working on her own beat making/chiptune/trip hop-ish project, The Unicorn Princess. She got her Bachelor's in Electronic Production & Design from Berklee College of Music in 2012, and she is a Pro Tools ACI (Avid Certified Instructor).

One of the most important pieces of advice she ever remembers receiving was from an interview on Pensado's Place with engineer Tom Elmhirst, who said to stop looking at the screen while mixing. As producers and mix engineers, it's easy to become overwhelmed by the visuals of a session, or even how your EQ looks. What truly matters is the sound. Since hearing that advice, she's always tried to use her ears more, and listen to her mixes with her eyes closed.

Jamie hopes to help students do the same thing, using their ears to create better sounds and productions. You can hear more of her work here.