About

Black and white photo of Beau in front of a wall of recording equipment

My name is Beau Sorenson.

I am a freelance audio professional (producer / mixer / engineer) based in the Bay Area. I also write, record, and remix music as Beaunoise.

As producer / engineer, I’ve worked on multiple albums for Death Cab for Cutie and Bob Mould, as well as albums for Superchunk, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Mac McCaughan, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Sparklehorse, Mike Krol, Field Report, Jars of Clay, Yellow Ostrich, Camera Obscura, The Ericksons, Elsinore, Mr. Gnome, and many more. I’ve engineered and assisted on sessions with Chris Walla, Merrill Garbus, Tucker Martine, Butch Vig, John Vanderslice, Dangermouse, and Al Weatherhead.

While studio recording is my primary focus, I’ve also composed and recorded soundtracks for documentary, feature, and short films, mastered music for release, worked as a studio tech, taught audio engineering, and consulted on studio construction, organization, and design.

I spent six years as a staff engineer at Smart Studios in Madison, WI before leaving to work freelance. I’m now a staff engineer at John Vanderslice’s Tiny Telephone studios, but I work at other studios as well. I love making records.

For more information, check out my interview in TapeOp.