Hi! My name is Nicholas Taplin and I am both a recording/sound engineer with 17 years experience, and for the last two years have been heavily into video production. I am looking and really excited for more film/video production work of any kind.


5/16 – 5/17

Sound Mixer Women's Project Theater

Women's Project Theater — Advertising — Post-Consumer Details
5/16 – 5/17

I did the audio restoration and mixing of the audio for the commercial for Women's Project Theater 2016, which is shown both online and at festivals.

9/15 – 9/16

Videographer Post-Consumer Live Music Video

YouTube — Digital — Post-Consumer Details
9/15 – 9/16

I am the videographer and do all post-production on the continuing Post-Consumer Live Music Video project, showcasing on the Post-Consumer YouTube Channel ( With this project I am doing THE ONLY thorough high quality video documentation of Oakland, CA live underground music.

5/16 – 5/16

Audio Assistant Excel TV coverage of PASS 2016 Conference

Corporate — Post-Consumer Details
5/16 – 5/16

I handled all audio responsibilities for the video coverage of the PASS 2016 Data Analytics Conference in San Jose, CA. Work included recording sit down one on one and panelist interviews with attendees, as well as candid interviews on the convention floor where I operated a boom pole shotgun mic. All equipment used was my own.

8/12 – 8/13

Sound Mixer The Cedars

Film (Feature-length) — DEA Films Details
8/12 – 8/13

I did sound restoration on location audio for this film. I removed ambient noise of a power transformer from dialogue recording to make it usable in the film.


  • loose relationship with Audio Engineering Society


  • Denney Joints "Last Beast in Heaven" 2016-03-09 at The Golden Bull, Oakland, CA

  • DIESEL DUDES "PUMPKIN MUSCLES" 2016-06-09 at The Golden Bull, Oakland, CA


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Class of '06

Evergreen State College

Digital Media
Class of '03

UC Santa Cruz

Theater Arts

My Gear

  • Macbook Pro
  • Rode VideoMic Pro
  • mackie mixer
  • C-Stand
  • Audio-Technica Lav Mic
  • (2) Shure Beta58A mics
  • (5) Shure SM57
  • $40k investment in Mogami audio cables of every kind
  • almost every Waves plug-in
  • Audio Technica AT825 balanced X-Y stereo mic
  • Audio-Technica AT822 unbalanced X-Y stereo mic
  • Canon Vixia camcorder with Canon wide angle lens
  • Fostex FR-2 location sound recorder
  • Great River MP-500NV mic pres x 2
  • Sennheiser shotgun mic and boom pole
  • Shure VP88 mid-side stereo condenser mic
  • variety of expensive music recording mics


  • Videography
  • AVID Pro Tools
  • Music Recording
  • Live Sound Mixing
  • Sound Restoration
  • I have performed basically every kind of audio work.
  • Location audio.