Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Progressive Enterprises Sound Studios Internship week 16

Hours worked: 8

Worked on editing a voice over for a dance contest. Didn't take too long due to us getting some clean takes early on. Later we checked on all the gear from the even and put it all away for our next event.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Degy Entertainment Internship - Week 16

17 hrs.
Overall was the same kind of week as I had the past few weeks. I took care of a graphic for a show that needed posting, edited as well as uploaded new intern headshots to the Degy website, and selected the next song/began working on the next New Music Friday video. This week I will be continuing work on uploading more new intern headshots as they come in, creating another show graphic, and putting together this week's New Music Friday video.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Carl Bahner Music Week 16

Week 16 (5/2/2022-5/6/2022)
Hours worked: 30

This week, I worked on Instagram reels, mix preps, and the typical work I've been doing for the last several weeks. I also had a Zoom call with Nicholas Starrantino about doing mix preps for him. The most important part of my week was negotiating rates with Carl. We both got to a place that we were comfortable with moving forward, which was a relief.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Nate Oakley Internship Week 8

Intern report: Week number, hours worked, brief description of work.

Week 8 (1 hour): This week was a Leadership Conference at which Nate was running sound.

4/2: Today I helped tear down for the PA Leadership Conference. I didn’t really do anything with audio, it was more just helping tear down the stage, put curtains away, and just overall cleaning up the event that had ended.



Nate Oakley Internship: Week 7

Intern report: Week number, hours worked, brief description of work.

Week 7 (3 hours): This week was a prep week for next month's musical.

3/23: Today we began pre-programing cues for the upcoming musical next month, “Once”. This was my first time programming cues myself. I basically needed to go through the script page by page and find the spots where mics can be turned on/off depending on what actors need it on for that scene. It is an easy task but quite tedious. We also set up all the tracks that would be needed for the show in the mixer. 

Progressive Enterprises Sound Studios Internship week 15

Hours worked: 8

Set up the gear we loaded early in the morning to run Conewago's Springfest Event. We ran audio for the event and tore down all the gear to bring back to the studio.

Progressive Enterprises Sound Studios Internship week 14

Hours worked 8

Worked on a Bass session early in the morning and then set up gear for next week's event. The evening session was cancelled last minute and we finished working early.

Progressive Enterprises Sound Studios Internship week 12

Hours worked 5

Light week, Spent some time working on time working on transcripts.

Progressive Enterprises Sound Studios Internship week 13

Hours Worked 10

Cleaned up around the studio and moved everything for the band coming in next week. Worked on video editing and audio mixing later.

Monday, May 2, 2022

First UMC Internship Week 15

Week 15 (4/25 - 5/1/2022)

12 hours 

This week, I helped to finalize the transition from the old analog mixer to the new digital mixer. For this, I helped to label the ends of all the xlr and 1/4" connectors on both snakes, unplug everything, move the old mixer to storage, place the new mixer on the deck of the sound booth and plug the inputs back into the back of the digital mixer .These inputs included the piano pick ups, the pulpit mic and the choir loft microphones and everything that was not plugged into either of the stage boxes that were installed earlier. I then helped to re-route the installed AES50 cable, and help run it to the location of the sound desk from the temporary location through the drop ceiling between the sanctuary and the basement. After moving the installed cable, I helped to test the new sound system with two set ups (one traditional service set up and one contemporary service set up) to make sure that the system was working properly as well as adjust levels and set the gain structure for Sunday's service. 

For the Sunday Services, my main job was to operate the cameras and video switcher, as well as monitor the audio that was coming into the encoder for streaming distribution. I also helped with the set up and tear down of microphones as well as helping to trouble shoot mixing board problems and questions if needed. 

Degy Entertainment Internship - Week 15

29 hrs. 40 min.
This week was a bit hectic at one point as Degy had a lot of show posts to create, but not enough people on the graphics team to put them all together. So the whole team and I took an event Degy hosted and put together a graphic since some of them had to be done sooner than others (preferably in less than a week from when the event happened). It took me a little bit to come up with an idea for the graphic, but I'm really happy with how the graphic came out! I decided to do the carousel for Instagram because Degy hasn't posted those very often, so I wanted to "break the cycle"

Apart from that, I had my usual bi-weekly task of making the New Music Friday video, but this time around I wanted to make teh album cover and text bounce to the beat. This process took me working on the project for a few days because I had to essentially edit the bounces frame by frame so they were smooth and didn't cover the photo of the artist when it bounced. I am incredibly proud of the end result for that video and am already working on starting the next NMF video for next week (shook that it'll go up the day before graduation)

Friday, April 29, 2022

Carl Bahner Music Week 15

Week 15 (4/25/2022-4/29/2022)
Hours worked: 25


I started this week off by running a vocal session at Triforce for Strasburg Railroad. Since that took most of the day, I did not complete any intern tasks. The rest of the week consisted of podcast editing, Trello tasks, mic preps, podcast script revision, and video editing/reel creation. I observed some mixing this week as well, but not as much as other weeks. 

Monday, April 25, 2022

First UMC Internship Week 14

Week 14 (4/18 - 4/24/2022)

0 hours

I had a week off from my internship, as my internship sponsors allowed me to perform this weekend in the Orchestra for LVC's Spring Orchestra Concert. Next week, I will be resuming my regular internship work on Sundays as well as helping the First UMC finish up with connecting and routing the remaining installed microphone cables to the new digital mixing console. 

Degy Entertainment Internship - Week 14

25 hrs.
Pretty uneventful week for me again, but kept myself busy working on my secondary research project. That project is due this Saturday, but I have one section left to complete, so I'm not worried about missing the deadline for that project. I also worked on getting the audio and video itself ready for this week's New Music Friday. Though I did realize this morning the artist I am featuring recently released a new album, so I will need to do the work I did last week again this week which is no biggie.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Carl Bahner Music Week 14

Week 14 (4/18/22-4/22/22)
Hours worked: 34.5

This week, I did the usual work: mix preps and studio management. On Monday, I received an opportunity to record a voiceover artist at Triforce Pro Audio Solutions, LLC. There were a few hiccups with the file transfer, but we got it sorted out. On Thursday, we had an artist (Grace Abel) come into the studio to record some vocals. Former LVC graduate Lucas Gienow ran the session with her and her mom in the live room while Carl and I stayed in the tracking room. The biggest part of my week was receiving my first official mix client. I am very excited to start working with him on his next two songs.

Monday, April 18, 2022

First UMC Internship Week 13

Week 13 (4/11 to 4/17/2022)

6 hours worked

This was a short week because I could not attend my internship in person due to having to be in isolation and follow Covid-19 protocol. For this week, I helped to edit the videos for the Maundy Thursday Service Livestream and the Easter Sunday Service Livestream for the Church's Youtube page. For both videos,  I added the church overlay logo to the beginning and end of the videos, helped to improve the audio quality and clarity, added crossfades and other appropriate video transitions as well as cut some unnecessary footage out for a better viewing experience (examples of this footage include individuals walking up to the podium, shortening transition times, etc.). 

Degy Entertainment Internship - Week 13

10 hrs.
Nothing new to report, just the usual VEP of the Week graphics, NMF video, and working on the secondary research project.

Friday, April 15, 2022

Carl Bahner Music Week 13

Week 13 (4/11/2022-4/15/2022)
Hours worked: 32

This week, I got to work on mix preps and several random projects. More importantly, I got to work on a drum editing project for a guy that knows Carl. For better or worse, I did not meet the expectation of the producer, who named a few areas that could have been improved before deciding to find another editor to fix the issues. Obviously, this was not a pleasant experience and I was disappointed to let him down. However, I tried to take it as a learning opportunity to accept criticism and work hard to get better results in the future.

Monday, April 11, 2022

First UMC Internship Week 12

Week 12 (4/4 - 4/10/2022)

11 hours 

    On Friday, my internship mentor and I teamed up to try and solder together mini XLR connectors for the new choir microphones. We were successful with soldering but ran into trouble when, after double and triple-checking our soldering, connector, physical connection to the board, and cable, we were unable to get signal from the microphones to the mixing console. After hours of troubleshooting, we sat down and came up with a plan and a way to connect the microphones to the mixing console, but we could not move forward with that plan this week due to having to order parts.

    For Sunday services this week, I was tasked with operating the cameras and the camera switcher. I did this for both services, but I also helped set up and tear down microphones and help some of the sound team members with learning the new digital mixing console. 

Degy Entertainment Internship - Week 12

14 hrs. 45 min.
This week was overall the same. However, we did postpone the New Music Friday video to Friday the 15th. The reason for this was we had already posted a number of times on Friday showing several of the events we were running on Friday. We had Steve Burns from "Blue's Clues" at Webster University, LANCO at Ferris State University, and Comedian Preacher Lawson at Oakland University.

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Progressive Enterprises Sound Studios Internship week 11

Hours worked: 8

Recorded a drum session for the album we're working on. Did some mastering and mixing on the recording. 

Friday, April 8, 2022

Carl Bahner Music Week 12

Week 12 (4/4/2022-4/8/2022)
Hours worked: 32

This week, I completed a lot of work at home. I was able to work on a few personal projects and mix them, which was fun. I also completed some mix preps, helped Carl with some organization in the studio and business, and picked up random assignments throughout the week. I also got to meet a client and her mom that Carl will be mixing for, which was a good experience. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Degy Entertainment Internship - Week 11

11 hrs. 30 min.
This week was pretty quiet overall. I met with another marketing intern on Degy World to finish a TikTok we started the previous Friday, I finished creating the spreadsheet of all Degy's artists and will share it with the rest of the marketing team if they would like to have a copy of it. I also worked some more on my secondary project which has been pretty interesting. This week I will be creating the New Music Friday video and will hopefully finish up another TikTok for Degy World.

Monday, April 4, 2022

First UMC Internship Week 11

Week 11 (3/28 - 4/3/2022)

19.25 hrs

This week was very busy. On Friday, I helped install new small diaphragm condenser microphones that will be used to help pick up the organ better for the church's service live streams. These mics will also allow the far corners of the sanctuary, such as the second-floor balcony, to hear the organ a little clearer and more distinct. Before installing these new microphones, the church relied on the choir microphones to also pick up the organ. In addition to this, I helped my internship mentor set up and prepare for the sound team training on Saturday. 

On Saturday, I helped demonstrate the new digital mixing console and assisted in running video reinforcement for the sound team training. With this six-hour training course complete, my internship mentor and I were able to help the sound team begin the process of running the new mixing console for the contemporary worship services, as well as helping them to identify and address problems that happen on a semi-regular occurrence, such as feedback caused by gain levels being set too high for the microphones and improper gain staging. 

For Sunday, I helped set up, tear down, and soundcheck the microphones for both services. In addition to this, I helped to set up and re-demonstrate how to set up the new digital mixing console, and I ran the cameras and video switching set up for the second service. 

Friday, April 1, 2022

Carl Bahner Music Week 11

Week 11 (3/28/22-4/1/22)
Hours worked: 25.5

This week, I worked a few hours less than usual since I took Monday off. I worked on more mix preps, some editing, and more accounting-type tasks. I also made acoustic panels, which was a fun experience. Carl talked to me about some business ideas, which gave me a lot of confidence. He also mentioned that he wants me to work on mix revisions in the near future, so that is exciting.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Progressive Enterprises Sound Studios Internship: Week 10

Hours worked: 15

Worked on mastering the tracks we previously recorded. I ran live sound at the Appalachian brewing company for a a Celtic band.

Monday, March 28, 2022

Degy Entertainment Internship - Week 10

13 hrs. 40 min.
This week I finished creating the new music Friday video for Glory Daze created the VEP of the week graphic, completed a Degy World TikTok and got ideas for a few more, and attended a workshop on career development. This week I am planning on hopefully completing the two TikTok ideas I got over the week, and will be working on helping the scheduling team schedule posts throughout the week as well as working on my secondary project.

First UMC Internship Week 10

Week 10 (3/21 - 3/27/2022)

11.5 hours

This week, I helped to install a new pick up/sensor system for a the main church piano. In addition to this, I helped to put together and install a new 6U rack case that will house and contain all the networking and video equipment. The progress for the video rack has been unfortunately delayed because my mentor and I ran into some trouble regarding the set up of the private internet network for running the video equipment wirelessly. We plan on getting this problem fixed within this upcoming week. 

For both church services this week, I assisted with setting up and tearing down microphones, filling in on the sound board, running the video switcher, filling in and helping to run the powerpoint slides,  and helping to fix feedback and other audio issues that happened infrequently this Sunday. 

Friday, March 25, 2022

Carl Bahner Music Week 10

Week 10 (3/21/22-3/25/22)
Hours worked: 31

This week, I started working on drum editing for Jon Sambrick. It's not necessarily a "fun" task, but it is time-extensive and will get me paid. I also did a few mix preps. One unique part of this week was that I helped Carl with some business expense information. I made a spreadsheet for all of his expenses and profits for 2021 in preparation for tax season. 

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Nate Oakley Internship: Week 6

Intern report: Week number, hours worked, brief description of work.

Week 6 (2 hours): This weekend is the third weekend for the show we are working on, "Curious George".

3/19 Show Day #3: During the show our job consists of making sure the actors mics are on and working, hitting cues at the right times which in triggers lighting, music, and mics during the run of the show and making sure volumes are raised or lowered as needed for each actor in each scene. 

Nate Oakley Internship: Week 5

Intern report: Week number, hours worked, brief description of work.

Week 5 (2 hours): This weekend is the second weekend for the show we are working on, "Curious George".

3/12 Show Day #2: During the show our job consists of making sure the actors mics are on and working, hitting cues at the right times which in triggers lighting, music, and mics during the run of the show and making sure volumes are raised or lowered as needed for each actor in each scene. 

Nate Oakley Internship: Week 4

Intern report: Week number, hours worked, brief description of work.

Week 4 (2 hours): This weekend is the the first weekend for the show we are working on, "Curious George".

3/5 Show Day #1: During the show weekend our job consists of making sure the actors mics are on and working, hitting cues at the right times which in triggers lighting, music, and mics during the run of the show and making sure volumes are raised or lowered as needed for each actor in each scene. 

Nate Oakley Internship: Week 3

Intern report: Week number, hours worked, brief description of work.

Week 3 (14 hours): This weekend #2 for the show we are working on, "Puffs".

2/25-2/27 Show Weekend #2: During the show weekend our job consists of making sure the actors mics are on and working, hitting cues at the right times during the run of the show and making sure volumes are raised or lowered as needed for each actor in each scene. 



Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Progressive Enterprises Sound Studios Internship: Week 9

hours worked:8

Started comping and editing some of the things we recorded last week. Started transcription for a documentary.

Progressive Enterprises Sound Studios Internship: Week 8

Hours worked: 8

Helped around the studio and then did a recording session. We recorded two songs and tore down and did some cleaning afterward.

Monday, March 21, 2022

Degy Entertainment Internship - Week 9

13.5 hours
This week was uneventful, I created the video for what was originally going to be this week's New Music Friday video, but we instead posted the clip that was supposed to go up last week. I was unable to get a photo of the artist I was spotlighting due to the marketing director having poor connection for the second week of the College Party Cruise. I met with the internship manager and discussed my midterm report, and applied for a newly posted position as a full-time agent assistant on Degy's Team. Interviews will be happening next week, however, I have not received a response yet. Next week I will be doing some digging in the Marketing Team's drive to see if I can get any ideas/inspiration for potential new kinds of posts to help draw more people to our pages.

First UMC Internship Week 9

Week 9 (3/14 - 3/20/2022)

9 hours

This week was a shortened week, as the main focus for the sound team was wrapping up loose ends on what was started last week in regards to networking. On Friday, I helped to connect the digital mixing console to the wired internet network.  This allows for board to be used with an app that allows the mixer to control the board remotely. I also helped to set up a broadcast mix and connect that broadcast mix to the video system by installing an RCA cable for RCA out on the board. In addition to these tasks, I also helped to adjust the wireless antennas that were installed last week, watch the setup of a new Apple TV that will be used for powerpoint and keynote, and took questions from other members of the sound team for research in order to prepare for the digital mixing console training session that will be happening on April 2nd. 

For Sunday services, I did my usual job of monitoring audio from the board into the livestream as well as setting up and tearing down microphones for both services. I also had the opportunity this week to run the cameras and video switcher for the second church service. 

Friday, March 18, 2022

Carl Bahner Music Week 9

Week 9 (3/14/22-3/18/22)
Hours worked: 30.5

This week, I did a lot of similar projects as before: mix preps and editing. I met with another producer to get more drum editing work. Most of my week was spent at home working on editing projects.

Monday, March 14, 2022

Degy Entertainment Internship - Week 8

10 hrs.
This week was pretty uneventful overall. I created the photo for the VEP of the week, added a few intern headshots to the website, and did some research for my secondary project.

First UMC Internship Week 8

Week 8 (3/7 - 3/13/2022)

15.5 hours

For my internship this week, due to spring break, I had the opportunity to spread out my internship work throughout the week and work on projects regarding both hardware installation as well as work on changing mixing console routing and set up per request from both the church and my internship instructor. I had the opportunity to come in on Thursday night and help the worship band get accustomed to the new in ear monitors that they will be using for services in the near future. Additionally, I had the opportunity to practice mixing the worship band with the new mixing console and set up settings such as eq and compression that were specific to the individuals that will be performing most Sundays. On Friday, I helped to install and mount the antennas for the wireless distribution unit as well as run a network cable through the drop ceiling between the first floor and the basement of the church. This network cable will be used to connect the new digital mixing console to the Church's network so that whoever is operating the sound board can mix from around the room using their iPad or laptop computer. 

For the Sunday services, I helped with setting up and tearing down microphones, mic stands and monitors for each service. I also helped with monitoring the sound going into the livestream and, at times, helped to operate the video reinforcement, video switcher and mixing console when the persons assigned to those roles had to step away for a brief period of time for various reasons. 

Friday, March 11, 2022

Carl Bahner Music Week 8

Week 8 (3/7/22-3/11/22)
Hours worked: 34

This week, I primarily worked on vocal tuning, instrument editing, and general business improvement (such as editing my website and expanding my network). I also got to observe mixing (per usual) and discuss several ideas and topics with Carl. He's given me a lot of insight into what I can do to improve, both as a freelance audio professional and a man.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Progressive Enterprises Sound Studios Internship: Week 7


 Hours Worked:16

I helped get some work done around the studio and then I got to help run sound at the Abbey Bar. We set it up the previous week and got to test it this week.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

First UMC Internship Week 7

Week 7 (2/28 - 3/6/22)

11 hours

   On Friday for this week at my internship, I helped to install a wireless antenna distribution unit into the back amp rack closet and move two of the wireless microphone receivers from the front rack to the back amp rack closet. This is in preparation for the next phase of integrating the new sound system into the church, where the Sound Team will be mixing the second service with the new mixing console for a period of time in order for all the members of the Sound Team to get used to mixing and operating on it. In addition to installing the physical hardware, I helped to run BNC antenna cables from the back mixing rack through the wall and the roof to the location where the paddle antennas will be placed in the church. 

  For the Sunday services, I helped to run the video switcher, make sure that audio was getting to the live stream, set up and tear down microphones and monitors, and helped troubleshoot various audio problems in both services. 

Monday, March 7, 2022

Degy Entertainment Internship - Week 7

12 hrs. 30 min.
This week I worked on uploading the rest of the intern headshots to Degy's website, the rest of what we had at least, created the New Music Friday video to start our series of spotlights in honor of Women's History Month. Over the next few weeks, I will be working on a secondary project researching Music Licensing which should fill in some time over Spring break.

Friday, March 4, 2022

Carl Bahner Music Week 7

Week 7 (2/28/22-3/4/22)
Hours worked: 30

This week, I had a bunch of opportunities to work on my own projects. Particularly, I worked on acoustic guitar and bass editing, vocal tuning, and communication with clients. I also got to observe plenty of mixing and editing. Most importantly, maybe, I worked on my own business appearance and systems, such as my Trello board, Instagram, and a new email account specifically for business.

Monday, February 28, 2022

Degy Entertainment Internship - Week 6

17 hours
This week was overall uneventful. I made the photo for our "VEP of the Week" and on Friday I began the process of updating the intern section of our "meet the team" page on Degy's website. Sadly I am missing several of the other intern's headshots, so I will have to bug them to send me their headshots, hopefully, I won't have to, but I will if I have to.

First UMC Internship Week 6

Week 6 (2/21 - 2/27/2022)

11 hours

On Friday, my internship mentor and I focused on tuning the new sound system to the room by placing a small diaphragm condenser microphone at ear level in the center of the room and using that microphone as a basis to adjust the eq of the main Left and Right speakers. This was done in order to obtain a flatter, more natural sound than what was being put out before. In addition to this, we also made space in the amplifier rack in preparation for installing a new wireless distribution unit for the wireless microphones, which the Church will be getting in the upcoming week. 

For both church services this Sunday, I was tasked with helping to monitor both audio and video for both services. I provided assistance with fixing feedback issues, helped to set up microphones for both services, helped to watch over the board and mix when asked, helped set up camera shots for both services, and helped to monitor the clarity of the audio coming from the output of the video system to the live-streaming computer.   

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Nate Oakley Internship: Week 2

Intern report: Week number, hours worked, brief description of work.

Week 2 (32 hours): This week was tech week and opening  weekend for the show we are working on.

2/14-2/17 Tech Week: During tech week we had to get the mics up and running for the actors, do some mixing/processing on each actor’s mic to get it to sound the best it can within this space. We also had to start practicing hitting the cues that would turn on and off the actors’ mics in their respective scenes. Once we got the overall mix dialed in, the main focus during each run was to make sure the cues were being hit at the right times and that we raised and lowered actors’ mic volumes when needed.

2/18-2/20 Show Weekend #1: During the show weekend our job consists of making sure the actors mics are on and working, hitting cues at the right times during the run of the show and making sure volumes are raised or lowered as needed for each actor in each scene. 

Friday, February 25, 2022

Carl Bahner Music Week 6

Week 6 (2/21/22-2/25/22)
Hours worked: 32

This week, I completed more mix preps, researched artists & producers that Carl could work with, researched podcast gear for Brubacher Construction Inc., and communicated with Brubacher to determine what they want to use to create their podcast. I will have upcoming paid work with them. 

Monday, February 21, 2022

Degy Entertainment Internship: Week 5

23.5 hours
This week I was in charge of putting together the video for New Music Friday spotlighting Nelly's Echo, who released a new song on February 4th. I was in close communication with Brandon to make sure what I was putting together was of the ideal quality. Have not yet received footage to edit from NACA, due to Brandon taking care of some other business at the moment, however, since I did not have much to do, I will be taking up the task of updating Degy's Intern section on their "Meet the VEPs" page on their website. Their website was made with WordPress, and Brandon gave us all a crash course on how to use WordPress and which pages we should never touch. (any page that has over 1,000 views on it)