Dave Michel started in professional audio in the dinosaur days of analog, working as an electronics technician in the field during the transition time from analog to digital (during the heyday of the "Minneapolis sound"), and ended up liking digital so much that he is now a software developer. While he was at Minnesota Pubic Radio in the 1980's, he was the primary recording engineer for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, recording performances by Pinchas Zuckerman, Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Murray Perahia, Nigel Kennedy, Nadia Salerno-Sonnenberg, Kronos Quartet and others. He also assisted with recordings and live broadcasts of the Minnesota Orchestra.
Dave is an active musician, and served on the Bethlehem Music Series board in the Vision/Program Concepts role for five years. He has performed on many recordings by Marty Haugen, David Haas and Michael Joncas, and played bass in a jazz quartet, "First Inversion". He has sung with many local choral organizations, including the Dale Warland Singers, Minnesota Composers Forum Chorale, Magnum Chorum, and the Paul Kay Singers. He currently sings in the National Lutheran Choir and does session work for Augsburg Fortress and Kjos Publishing. Dave also played numerous gigs, including three national Lutheran youth gatherings, with the Jay Beech Band.
While in college (I think it was the Paleozoic era), Dave recorded 144 recitals over three years, sparking a passion for audio that just won't go away. He is constantly amazed at how music can mysteriously communicate emotions in a unique way, and strives to somehow bottle up that mystery when recording so it can be shared.
Though mainly an audio guy, Dave also does video editing and production. You know it's starting to get serious when you've got multiple lenses, a handheld camera stabilizer and a lighting rig.
Dave lives in Minneapolis with his wonderful wife and a very affectionate Bichon (Sadie, the studio dog). He has two adult children; one who works in technical theater, and the other in digital media production. Dave's regular job is writing software and being a Lead Consultant for Magenic Technologies.