NEW YORK CITY — Independent audio facility Sound Lounge (www.soundlounge.com) has elevated Pete Crimi to mixer. Crimi was an assistant at the facility for six years. Since being promoted, he’s worked on ad campaigns for numerous leading brands, including Nike, Comcast and Dominos. Additionally, he has mixed short films, including Moving Violation, which was named Best Narrative Short at the DC Film Festival, and
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“Sound Lounge has a tradition of developing talent from within and Pete is our latest success story,” says Sound Lounge co-founder and sound designer Marshall Grupp. “In addition to being a bright, talented mixer, Pete is a gifted sound designer who’s shown an innate ability to work creatively with sound. When he’s been given opportunities to show his chops, he has taken full advantage.”
Crimi joined Sound Lounge in 2012 and has worked alongside each of the senior mixers on a wide range of advertising and entertainment projects. His background also includes previous posts with sound facilities Head Room and AudioEngine. A graduate of William Paterson University of New Jersey with a degree in sound engineering, Crimi has a background as a musician and is trained in classical trumpet.
“To be a good mixer, you not only need skills, you need to have a passion for being in a room with other creative people for eight hours and helping them to realize their vision,” Crimi says. “This job involves a lot of problem solving, but it’s very satisfying when, at the end of the process, you turn out something that sounds great.”