Seahawks Fullback Michael Robinson Encourages Kids
This is a short feature on “Mike Rob” formerly of the 2014 Superbowl champs the Seattle Seahawks. I mixed and mastered the audio here at Fastback Studios and it was published by VICE sports media outlet. It’s a really interesting story about a players perspective on life after football. It’s really encouraging that Michael, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch, and other Seahawks took the time to spend with these kids teaching them the game. What is more impressive, is that Robinson teaches them that there is much more to life than just the football. He teaches the kids to plan their life, and to be smart about their career goals.
It was quite a challenge to get all of the audio to fit together right. It was recorded on location in locker rooms, on the field, and in very noisy environments. It was a fun challenge, and I think it turned out pretty good. The goal was to pull the voices out as much as possible so you can understand what they are saying. I did a lot of creative eq, noise reduction, and lots of automation. In fact it was mostly manual noise reduction by changing eq profiles and automating the different frequency curves.
It was pretty tedious, but it was fun in a challenging sort of way. Day to day, I’m producing, mixing, and making records so this kind of work is a welcome diversion. It keeps my chops fresh!
Oh yeah and, GO SEAHAWKS! 12th man!
Producer/Head Engineer at Fastback Studios