Craig Perry Sound
Understanding your sound from Location to Post

About Credits Studio Earlier Years Equipment Solid State
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P. +64 9 630 2160    E. craig@craigperrysound.co.nz

Earlier Years

Isambard Productions August 1989 - October 1990 Sound Director

Made TV programmes mainly for TV3.
Billy T James Show, 1990 The Issues, Perfect Match, LaughInz, Main Event OB's of Billy T Alive and Kicking at Aotea Centre and both the 1989 + 1990 Carol Concerts' at Mt Smart Stadium.
I was responsible for all the sound requirements of these shows and then carried out the Audio Post Production on them at Mandrill Recording Studios on the NED Direct to Disk system.
This required a wide range of skills including:

Being one of the first in New Zealand experienced in using Hard disk, (NED Direct to Disk) as a Tapeless studio, for Programme Sound Post Production
- Mixing Live TV shows (Music, Sitcom, Games shows and Sport)
- Location Sound Recording
- Designing the Micing and Cabling for these shows
- Carried out initial Audio wiring of Isambard
- Specified equipment to purchase for the Sound Dept advised on Soundstage A

Vidcom Ltd June 1982 - August 1989 Sound Director

This work involved me working closely with clients creating and post producing sound tracks for TV and Radio Ads, TV Programmes and Documentaries, Corporate Videos, Location Sound for these, Satellite feeds and Live to Air TV.

Documentaries Post Production:

CARMEN, AMERICAN PIE 6 Part series (Geoff Steven)
ICEBREAKER (Words + Pictures) JEAN BATTEN (Ian Mackersay)
TV Programmes: THATS FAIRLY INTERESTING (3 Series), LOOKIN GOOD
MAGIC KIWIS (all Communicado's post prod in their early years)

I specified equipment needed for the Sound Suite, Suite 7, stipulated the ergonomic requirements for the original studio installation and then again when the major digital upgrade was undertaken in 1988.

The highlight at Vidcom was winning my campaign to have the country's first Synclavier and Direct to Disk Digital Multitrack Recorder purchased for Suite 7 in 1988.
It was New Zealand's first successful TAPELESS STUDIO.
In the original two Broadcast Video Edit Suites, I designed the AcousticTreatment, and in the Sound Stage Studio A, stipulated the acoustic requirements of the room and cyclorama.
Over these years I gave a number of lectures on sound to visiting groups, including the 1988 ITVA Conference.

University of Auckland TV Studio July 1981 - June 1982 and January 1978 - February 1980
Location Sound Recordist and Audio/Video Maintenance Technician

Vidcom Ltd January 1981 - June 1981
Sound Recordist and Offline Videotape Editor.

Sydney Teacher's College February 1980 - December 1980
Maintenance Technician of Umatic and 1/2 inch Video recorders, video cameras and monitors.
(This was employment while I attended the 1 year course at The School for Audio Engineering)

NZ Police Dept (Telecom Section) June 1977 - December 1977
Maintenance of Transmitters and Receivers.

Philips Electrical Industries January 1973 - June 1977
Served Apprenticeship in Radio and Associated Electronics Trade Certificate and studied for NZCE (Telecom) Repaired audio and radio equipment for first 2 years, then Colour TV's, including field service for the rest of the time.

Interests
My interests are in the computer, music and electronic fields.
I play bass and acoustic guitars, piano and synthesizer
Over the last 32 years I have mixed live sound for musicals, music and variety concerts at Auckland Town Hall, Logan Campbell Centre and numerous public venues.
I have been involved in specifying, installing and wiring of several Church Sound systems, and acoustics consultancy.

P. +64 9 630 2160    M. 021 763 602    E. craig@craigperrysound.co.nz
Audio 1, 1st Floor, 7 Owens Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand
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