Luke Klingensmith

Intro to Sound Recording

Man with a soundboard

Music has been at the center of Luke Klingensmith's life since he was a child. His Bachelors degree is in Music Education, where he received training in every class of instrument, in conducting, music history, music theory, and education theory and practice. As he was finishing up his degree, Luke discovered the world of audio engineering and quickly fell in love with it. He went on to receive his Masters in Recording Sciences at Peabody Conservatory, where he had the opportunity to study the physics of sound, acoustics, electronic engineering, surround recording, studio recording and producing, and more. He then moved to New York City, quickly taking up a position at Avatar Studios and working his way up to Assistant Engineer. His name can be found on a number of projects across the music spectrum, including Disney Pixar’s Coco and Incredibles 2, Chris Potter’s The Dreamer is the Dream, Broadway’s Groundhog Day and She Loves Me, and many more.

After Avatar closed in 2017, he moved with his wife up to Ithaca. His full-time position is at Ithaca College where he is the Audio and Video Broadcast Technician, but he also teaches the sophomore level recording classes. He also has many freelance jobs, working as a live sound engineer for a local audio company, and working freelance on various projects out of New York City. Most recently he was hired by Bill Sherman, prepping demos for children’s shows and recording the Sesame St Band. He also spent part of the summer working on a Broadway cast albums and a recordings for some upcoming films.

In his spare time, Luke likes to spend his time taking pictures of nature, playing his guitar, and playing board games with his wife and friends.

Introduction to Sound Recording